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kudama
11-14-2011, 08:39 AM
Found this on ebay this morning. Looks cool, but the seller doesn't know anything about it, in terms of who the maker is.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/140641197036?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_500wt_1045

anyone know?

RyanMFT
11-14-2011, 08:45 AM
Looks like a Harmony made 20's instrument to me. Solid mahogany, and it may have been varnished at some point, looks a little shiny. It would be a fun vintage uke.

PhilUSAFRet
11-14-2011, 09:51 AM
This is evidently a quality instrument by today's standards. It has a very "vintage" shape and I like it a lot. Depends on price. If wanted another mahogany soprano, I'd certainly give $100 bucks for it. Shouldn't cost much to have that crack repaired. Even though I don't need it, if the starting was lower, I'd probably snag it myself.
Good luck. Looks lovely to me.

hmgberg
11-14-2011, 11:04 AM
I would guess it's a Supertone, which is to say, made by Harmony. I have seen that wide, extended fretboard before on Supertones as well as, if I recall correctly, the headstock shape.

OldePhart
11-14-2011, 11:24 AM
It does look like maybe the bridge has been reglued - or maybe that's just string dust but the uke looked pretty well wiped clean other than that white spot on the A side of the bridge...

Even if it has been, it's not necessarily a bad thing if it was done well. It's just that the white spot makes me think somebody may have super glued it and it fogged the finish... :)

John

kudama
11-14-2011, 02:30 PM
Thanks everyone! definitely tempting...