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bass5snake
01-12-2013, 11:23 AM
Hi all,

Do you guys have experience with this banjo uke? I believe it's about 1930s and could be made in Toronto, Canada.

My question is, are they worth buying? Any good at all?

thanks,

Richie

Kevin B
01-12-2013, 12:10 PM
Here is a tenor banjo made as "The Michigan." Elderly suggests England as the place it was made. hhttp://www.elderly.com/items/80U-1846.htm

bass5snake
01-12-2013, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the link Kevin. :)

Kevin B
01-12-2013, 12:17 PM
If you scroll down on this page to The Michigan banjo ukulele there are some details and four good pictures http://www.folkwaymusic.com/oldmuseum/mandobanjogallery.html

This link goes to one of the pictures http://www.folkwaymusic.com/images/instruments/misc/michigan_fullf_0708.jpg

Kevin B
01-12-2013, 12:32 PM
About halfway down this page there is a brief description of the banjo uke and four good photos. Scroll to The Michigan banjo ukulele http://www.folkwaymusic.com/oldmuseum/mandobanjogallery.html

bass5snake
01-12-2013, 12:57 PM
Wow, thats exactly I'm looking at except the tuners are black. Also the bridge seems to be glued on the skin.