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wordfella
03-24-2013, 04:31 AM
This was my grandmother's uke, a hurricane flood victim in the 1950s. It was black, with silver-stenciled palm trees. In 1967, I replaced the back with two-piece mahogany, and stained it to resemble my Martin 00-28G guitar, so my two-year-old could have one Just Like Dad's.

Last month I dug it out, fixed the cracks, stripped the reddish varnish, re-bridged, gave it it geared tuners, and put it back in action. The little pickguard is my pinky rest.

If someone recognizes its brand by the Formica fretboard/peghead, please let me know.508015080250803

hmgberg
03-24-2013, 04:55 AM
To me, the headstock, body shape, and mot fingerboard say Regal. It may be a concert size. What is the scale length? Fred Richter rebranded some of these Regals and did elaborate decorations on them, including palm trees and such.

wordfella
03-24-2013, 04:58 AM
It's definitely a concert, 12-fret. Thanks for the Richter reference. I'll Goog.

wordfella
03-24-2013, 05:04 AM
Got these. Maybe...5080450805