What info might you folks have about Epiphone branded Ukes. I have one available to me but I don't know much about them and the interwebs is a little sparse on the subject. I really want to know when they were most recently made and such.
So it's vintage? I don't know much about old Epiphone ukes. But the quality of early- to mid-century Epiphone instruments (guitars, banjos) in general is outstanding- Epi was a serious player back in the day. I think the reputation of the name was tarnished when Gibson acquired it and turned it into a budget brand (even though the quality of recent Epis is fine, they just are what they are anymore).
Ok after some late night googling I found a picture and description that looks like the same model. I think it's not vintage, but from '97-'98. I also read it's a laminate. He only wants 50$. I will probably pass though.
In 1997 three models of Ukulele were released by Gibson under the Epiphone Label, the Lanai (with a plastic fretboard), the Molokai and the Kauai. These were all fairly budget and were only in production for a couple of years.