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Jake Wildwood
05-04-2012, 03:31 PM
This model of Camp Uke isn't seen much as it was only made for about a year and is the original version of the timeless round little soldier, having no soundhole in the front and a banjo-style resonator on the rear.

The uke itself is made from solid monkeypod and has a midrangey, balanced sort of tone.

Click here for more info/photos at my blog post! (http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/2012/05/c1921-lyon-healy-early-camp-uke-ukulele.html)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9ViR5hBm9Fw/T6RfT_Qy42I/AAAAAAAAWF0/liLi0ug7sc8/s1600/camp1.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FFKgnKGmThM/T6RfTjXa9AI/AAAAAAAAWFo/4egUyXQQJac/s1600/camp2.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tqVD0KpOYBw/T6RfLVSVXtI/AAAAAAAAWE4/vWBi_hybi4c/s1600/camp6.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aBtvKjHSGhw/T6RexW4zAFI/AAAAAAAAWEg/dboCKCEvDfg/s1600/camp8.jpg

Eyeguy
05-04-2012, 03:54 PM
Very cool! What size is this uke?

Jake Wildwood
05-04-2012, 04:49 PM
It's a soprano.

Nickie
05-04-2012, 06:03 PM
Very unusual!

PhilUSAFRet
05-05-2012, 04:49 AM
That's one sweet camp uke....haven't seen one with that type of resonator/back on it. I'm not crazy about soprano scale, but I'd learn to live with that one!!!!! :drool:

Freeda
08-22-2012, 01:58 PM
Ohhhh lust.

Lalz
08-22-2012, 02:12 PM
What a beautiful little thing. Especially the back resonator! Jake, where do you find all these beauties? Whenever I hit your blog I can't stop drooling!

hmgberg
08-22-2012, 03:07 PM
Nice one, Jake! My mahogany camp uke, with a sound hole, sounds great tuned up to D.

hmgberg
08-22-2012, 03:09 PM
What a beautiful little thing. Especially the back resonator! Jake, where do you find all these beauties? Whenever I hit your blog I can't stop drooling!

I know that Jake gets some of them by outbidding me:uhoh:

Freeda
08-22-2012, 03:13 PM
There is one on ebay now. The regular model, not this fancy dancy one. Lots of bidders.