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kiwaya
08-11-2013, 11:20 PM
Hi guys I'm new to the forum a friend recommended me that's a member
I,m in the uk and play a kiwaya concert ,but have recently been playing a mates Gibson ub2 banjo uke does anyone in the uk have a quality banjo uke for sale
thanks
george

byjimini
08-15-2013, 11:03 AM
I bought a Goldtone from here: http://www.andybanjo.com a few weeks ago, really nice bloke and sets up all the instruments before they leave.

barefootgypsy
08-15-2013, 12:36 PM
Hi Kiwaya, if you've been playing a Gibson UB2 you'll know that modern banjo-ukes just don't cut it! Have you checked out the ukes on http://www.andyeastwood.com/ukulelemarket.htm here? Andy reckons that most of the sellers on there are open to offers! I hope you find what you want!

PhilUSAFRet
08-15-2013, 04:35 PM
Have visited ebay UK a few times............you have so many lovely vintage banjo ukes over there. Many of them are in much better condition than in the states (only from what I've seen on ebay US vs UK)

Ukelix
08-15-2013, 04:44 PM
It's not in the UK, but there is a guy named Wim van der Leden in the Netherlands who handbuilds nice Banjoleles in soprano and tenor scale. He ships internationally for reasonable fees and delivers great work. check out his website http://www.banjolele.net/ :)

DPO
08-15-2013, 07:39 PM
Here you go.
http://www.andyeastwood.com/Gibson-UB2-ukulele-banjo-ml.htm
Regards
Dennis

Hippie Dribble
08-15-2013, 07:54 PM
Here you go.
http://www.andyeastwood.com/Gibson-UB2-ukulele-banjo-ml.htm
Regards
Dennis
Dennis, you are very modest!

Kiwaya, Dennis himself builds high quality banjo ukes, they are classy in terms of both sound and aesthetics. It may be worth a few extra postage dollars to check out what he is about...

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?81469-FS-Southern-Cross-Banjo-Uke-based-on-the-Gibson-UB2
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?82728-FS-Southern-Cross-Banjo-Uke-%28Gibson-UB2-Copy%29&p=1318762#post1318762

barefootgypsy
08-16-2013, 12:31 AM
Dennis, you are very modest!

Kiwaya, Dennis himself builds high quality banjo ukes, they are classy in terms of both sound and aesthetics. It may be worth a few extra postage dollars to check out what he is about...

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?81469-FS-Southern-Cross-Banjo-Uke-based-on-the-Gibson-UB2
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?82728-FS-Southern-Cross-Banjo-Uke-%28Gibson-UB2-Copy%29&p=1318762#post1318762Yes, that is one gorgeous banjo-uke! Stunningly beautiful! I am in awe of craftsmanship like this...... :drool::bowdown:

DPO
08-16-2013, 11:37 AM
Dennis, you are very modest!

Kiwaya, Dennis himself builds high quality banjo ukes, they are classy in terms of both sound and aesthetics. It may be worth a few extra postage dollars to check out what he is about...

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?81469-FS-Southern-Cross-Banjo-Uke-based-on-the-Gibson-UB2
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?82728-FS-Southern-Cross-Banjo-Uke-%28Gibson-UB2-Copy%29&p=1318762#post1318762

Jon, thanks for the kind words. I think the poster wants an original, and I have absolutely no problem with that. The trouble with some of the Gibsons is that they are ninety plus years old and are often not in the best condition yet still fetch around fifteen to eighteen hundred us$. They often need a new vellum, missing tension brackets, often a new fretboard, when you factor all that in a new one is sometimes a better option. However to each his own, the one on Andy's site seems quite decent.
Thanks for the plug :)
Edit.... Just in the process of finishing a new one, something a lttle different, should be on the marketplace this weekend.

kiwaya
08-18-2013, 01:13 PM
Hi Guys thanks for the info My friend has a wonderful collection of vintage ukes The Gibson's my favourite the Ludwig comes very close but a bit over the top jangly ,he's been lending them to me to try as he one of my vintage guitars and I'm delighted to say I now have a late 20s Gibson ub2 all original no fret wear excellent condition "expensive as hell "!!!!!! but life's too short to compromise I really wanted a vintage banjo uke I sold my martin concert after acquiring my Kiwaya kc1 as it sounded better and played better ,but I'm still draw to vintage instruments LOL my Kiwayas the best concert I've ever played but it doesn't "what's the word "have the ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh factor every time you pick it up
"you know what I mean LOL
George

barefootgypsy
08-21-2013, 06:19 AM
Hi Guys thanks for the info My friend has a wonderful collection of vintage ukes The Gibson's my favourite the Ludwig comes very close but a bit over the top jangly ,he's been lending them to me to try as he one of my vintage guitars and I'm delighted to say I now have a late 20s Gibson ub2 all original no fret wear excellent condition "expensive as hell "!!!!!! but life's too short to compromise I really wanted a vintage banjo uke I sold my martin concert after acquiring my Kiwaya kc1 as it sounded better and played better ,but I'm still draw to vintage instruments LOL my Kiwayas the best concert I've ever played but it doesn't "what's the word "have the ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh factor every time you pick it up
"you know what I mean LOL
GeorgeNow we need a video of the UB2 in action! :)