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Pitou67
03-30-2014, 03:52 PM
What kind of uke is this? The banjo head is like a fake tree ( fake bark troweled on with fake branches/knots on the outside) plays nice, no markings, minimalist headstock. Tiny brass frets.

http://twitter.com/mr_pitou/status/450434400858415104/photo/1

PhilUSAFRet
03-31-2014, 05:21 AM
The pot reminds me of old timey textured "nut bowls" made to resemble the outside of a black walnut hull

ichadwick
03-31-2014, 06:31 AM
There's a guy named Jeff Menzies who makes this sort of instrument:

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.menzies.39?fref=ts

Maybe he might recognize it.

Pitou67
03-31-2014, 06:58 AM
This thing is actually pretty old. The condition of the varnish would make me think it's atleast50 years old or more

UKEonomics
03-31-2014, 07:15 PM
Looks like one of those "California" style inline banjo ukes. You might get in touch with Jon Bianchi (http://www.youtube.com/user/MrJnobianchi). That guy knows practically everything about old banjo ukes.

TheCraftedCow
04-01-2014, 09:21 PM
Is it an open back or with f holes on a closed back?

Pitou67
04-02-2014, 01:45 AM
Open back. The neck is glued and has one flat head screwholdin it on

Pitou67
04-02-2014, 03:08 AM
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here arepictures,plusone of the dixie.the dixieis a lot harsherand louder,but less fragile taking outplaying

WashAshore
04-02-2014, 03:22 AM
Is it fake wood? Here's a piece I turned a few years ago, so it's possible the wood is real.
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