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Neal
01-28-2014, 01:26 PM
Looks like a salesman's sample, with " Miami My Choice Yours In Harmony, Ukulele Hughes" burned into the top. Needs a bridge, tuners. Opinions on restoration? Appears to have no cracks/splits
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjQwWDQ4MA==/z/VygAAOxyOMdS4ov8/$_3.JPG
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Skinny Money McGee
01-28-2014, 01:37 PM
That is one cool looking uke ! You can sell it to me?

hilot.h.
01-28-2014, 01:52 PM
There is one on ebay right now.I looked at it because some Miami ukes where made by Weissenborne in L.A. in the 20's.A very collectable uke.This does not look like a Weissenborn though.The woodburning is kind of cool.

hmgberg
01-28-2014, 02:01 PM
I've seen a number of them with the engraving. E.S. Hughes was one of the endorsers of the Miami line. Hughes was a radio star and ukulele instructor. I believe they were made by Turturro. The koa ones were made by Weissenborn. At least that is what I've read.

I've seen some pictures of these with one piece bridge and saddles and others with a darker wood bridge and what appears to be a bone saddle. In either case, it's a simple affair like Martin or Gibson bridges.

hilot.h.
01-28-2014, 02:10 PM
I've seen a number of them with the engraving. E.S. Hughes was one of the endorsers of the Miami line. Hughes was a radio star and ukulele instructor. I believe they were made by Turturro. The koa ones were made by Weissenborn. At least that is what I've read.

I've seen some pictures of these with one piece bridge and saddles and others with a darker wood bridge and what appears to be a bone saddle. In either case, it's a simple affair like Martin or Gibson bridges.

I didn't know that it was only the koa ukes that Weissenborn made.Is it the same "MIAMI" ?The few Weissenborn ukes I have seen did not have the Stadlmair stamp on the head.

hmgberg
01-28-2014, 03:03 PM
As far as I know that is the case. I could have been misinformed, however. I don't believe I've ever seen a Weissenborn that wasn't koa.

Neal
01-29-2014, 10:03 AM
Thanks for the input fellas.

PhilUSAFRet
01-30-2014, 05:16 AM
I regularly see some vintage looking mahogany bridges on ebay, inexpensive. Check pics on Google images for Miami-Stadlmair ukulele

https://www.google.com/search?q=miami+stadlmair+ukulele&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=_nrqUvfICpS4yAHtgoHoCw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg&biw=1280&bih=559

Neal
01-30-2014, 08:07 AM
Thank you Phil

gitarzan
02-12-2014, 06:12 PM
http://nashukes.blogspot.com/2012/10/miami-ukulele-hughes-uke.html