View Full Version : Old Favilla Baritone uke

04-08-2012, 04:36 PM
Hi i Have an old Favilla Baritone that was my grandpa's. i wanted to fined out how old it is but there is no serial number found all i could fined was Favilla Bro's
New York N.Y. U.S.A.
tis was burned in side the sound hole. i don't think that the number could have rubbed off being in side the uke. i was wondering if there was a certain time favilla started using serial number so i could get an idea of ho old this uke is

04-08-2012, 10:36 PM
Put up some photos. Would love to see the instrument.

04-09-2012, 12:39 AM
As I recall, the first baritones were made around 1950.

04-09-2012, 01:08 AM
This article (http://www.catfish1952.com/favilla.html) claims that Tom Favilla is willing to field questions. Give it a try.

04-09-2012, 03:54 AM
I've never seen one with a serial number.

Favillas are great - many think they're the best baritones out there, and yes, Tom Favilla is active and happy to answer questions.

04-13-2012, 08:14 AM
Thankyou. i will put up pictures and look in the this when i get a chance.

04-13-2012, 09:22 AM
I have one to but I don't believe there is anyway to date them but I did see somewhere if Favilla is stamped on the back of the headstock then it is an earlier one. That's what I read anyway.