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Timbuck
07-04-2012, 10:04 AM
I suppose this is a rare item co's I only made four like it several years ago..I sold the first three and I kept this one for myself ..but I don't enjoy playing it much, due to the fact "I use a hearing aid" and the volume of the uke distorts it:(...So i'm thinking of selling it on to someone who will enjoy it more... if you are interested let me know i'm looking for a price around 200 or more (if i can get it:rolleyes:)...here is a slide show of it just click on the image.
http://s219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/th_all.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/?action=view&current=4cb02251.pbw)

strumsilly
07-04-2012, 10:13 AM
WOW , what a beauty, and a bargain at $312, did I figure that right? soprano scale? would you ship? does it have a case?

dkcrown
07-04-2012, 10:16 AM
Hi Ken. That is one sharp looking banjo uke. It is hard to tell from the slide show. What is the scale on it? Soprano? If it 's a tenor, it is sold.

strumsilly
07-04-2012, 10:26 AM
I'm interested too. I have family near Manchester, maybe they could bring it to the US for me when they visit.

dkcrown
07-04-2012, 10:32 AM
I see that it has a zero fret. Is that common on banjo ukes?

Timbuck
07-04-2012, 10:41 AM
More info..The scale from zero fret to bridge is 13 and 3/4 inches..with Planetary Geared tuners..14 tensioners..constructed from maple rosewood...with 14 fret MOP inlayed Ebony fingerboard .. and Ebony headstock veneer inlayed with MOP..with a grade "A"calf velum ..and a brass machined perch pole of my own design with tensioning to hold the pot in shape.,..resonator back is made from solid rosewood and maple segments.

Gmoney
07-04-2012, 10:46 AM
That is just unbearably lovely! I'm sure it sounds as great as it looks. I'm also sure that it won't last long here or on eBay if you decide to sell it there. Someone is going to get an amazing instrument.

rbeetsme
07-04-2012, 10:50 AM
Looks terrific. PM sent.

OldePhart
07-04-2012, 12:55 PM
Wow...that's the first banjo uke I've seen that I've considered even the slightest bit tempting!

Student-of-Life
07-04-2012, 03:52 PM
~~~~~ Nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bobmyers
07-05-2012, 10:27 AM
Pm sent.
Bob Myers

pondweed
07-05-2012, 11:07 AM
join the queue!

Timbuck
07-05-2012, 07:52 PM
Yes! it's now sold to a Guy in the UK.