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bass5snake
01-19-2013, 01:51 PM
http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-art-collectibles-Antique-four-string-banjo-style-Ukulele-W0QQAdIdZ449120576

If you've played this kind of instrument. Please give an input. :) Thank you!

Richie

TG&Y
01-19-2013, 03:35 PM
Howdy

I'll bet one of the sharpies here on the forum will be able to ID it but in the meantime, it looks similar to ones made by Richter and/or the Maxitone. The pegs being staggered is different though. If you do a search for 'gumby headstock' you might find your answer. Nice looking uke. Are you thinking of buying it?

bass5snake
01-19-2013, 06:39 PM
Hello, hello. :)

Even that small info is big enough. I do more search on it. Owner said it has no label at all.

I'm thinking of getting it, yes. If I like it.

TG&Y
01-20-2013, 05:02 AM
Really like that headstock shape with the pegs staggered. Wonder if there's any ID to be bound under the back plate?

I imagine the 'famous ukulele lady' is May Singhi Breen.

hmgberg
01-20-2013, 05:42 AM
It looks like a U-King to me. They used that headstock shape.

bass5snake
01-20-2013, 06:27 AM
Really like that headstock shape with the pegs staggered. Wonder if there's any ID to be bound under the back plate?

I've asked about the back plate. No response yet.


It looks like a U-King to me. They used that headstock shape.

Yeah, it does looks like a U-King as well.

Strummin simon
01-20-2013, 06:56 AM
i'd say u-king too. sometimes seen them as maxitone

rpfrogner
01-20-2013, 12:16 PM
I read somewhere that U-King was the maker of the tailpiece only. I can't confirm that however. There are many U-king marked tailpieces on Bruno/Maxitone banjo ukuleles.

bass5snake
01-20-2013, 02:29 PM
Thanks y'all for the info. :)