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warndt
07-03-2014, 08:01 AM
This is a 1962 Gibson 'TU-1' ukuele with its original, faux alligator case! The serial number, 55XXX, places the manufacturing date somewhere in 1962. It has a only a few scratches & dings and is in overall EXCELLENT condition for it's age. Very little play wear!

The original faux alligator case is functional but "rough condition" as you would expect from a 50+ year old chipboard case.

This Uke Features:

Solid Mahogany Top & Back
Solid Mahogany Sides
Solid Mahogany Neck
Solid Mahogany Bridge
Rosewood Fretboard
Pearl Dot Inlaid Position Markers
Original Faux Alligator Embossed Case

Please PM with any questions you may have.

More pics upon request.

These do not come up for sale very often...All Original! No Cracks! No Repairs! No Finish Crazing!

$955.00 Shipped CONUS


Lost my pictures...view here http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/msg/4692525249.html

Full professional set-up by The Blue Guitar of San Diego ! Tuner dis-assembly, cleaning, lubrication, full saddle & nut set-up, fret dressing and polishing, fretboard conditioning etc.

Ukeval
07-03-2014, 08:48 AM
the best vintage tenor ! (I love mine)

Eyeguy
07-03-2014, 03:25 PM
Agreed - my TU-2 is simply outstanding. Can't beat one of these Gibson tenors, that's for sure.

Tommy B
07-03-2014, 07:21 PM
Agreed! I've owned a TU-1, TU-2, TU-3, and an early five-pin tenor ... and they all were terrific. This is what a vintage mahogany tenor should sound like.

warndt
07-06-2014, 08:37 PM
You don't see these come along very often, especially in this condition...and including the original case!!!

Ukeval
07-06-2014, 08:56 PM
What a gift, not sold yet, I don't understand...

warndt
07-08-2014, 10:11 AM
Additional and larger photos added.

All Original!

No Cracks!

No Repairs!

No Finish Crazing!

taylorcrazy
07-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Man oh man,if I only had the coin this Gibby would have a new home. Sadly, I do not. Someone will get a beauty.

Wendell

rem50
07-12-2014, 12:57 PM
jealousy just reared its head! I cannot afford it either! Ugh!!!!!!!

lakesideglenn
07-13-2014, 03:58 AM
I was just playing my old Gibson ... sweet sweet mahogany sound, rings like a bell!
If I didn't already have one I'd be all over this!
Somebody grab it!

warndt
08-19-2014, 01:49 PM
I was just playing my old Gibson ... sweet sweet mahogany sound, rings like a bell!
If I didn't already have one I'd be all over this!
Somebody grab it!

Thanks Glenn, they really are sweet ukes!

Well, nobody grabbed it... so I went ahead and had a full professional set-up by The Blue Guitar of San Diego on 08/18/2014. Tuner dis-assembly, cleaning, lubrication, full saddle & nut set-up, fret dressing, fretboard conditioning etc.

warndt
09-08-2014, 03:38 PM
One last pass...