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    Identify this 1920's (?) Koa Ukulele?

    I have also seen photos of many Kumalae decals made after 1915 that had only one crown.
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    Identify this 1920's (?) Koa Ukulele?

    Did some home work and based on an E-bay photo my "seal" decal looks more like the John Kumalae decal shown below. I have no idea if other manufactures also used this seal and would appreciate being educated to other possibilities. There are three crowns on top of the Kumalae seal decal where a...
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    Identify this 1920's (?) Koa Ukulele?

    This was my grandfather's soprano uke but I don't know much more than that. He came from a wealthy Honolulu family who came to the islands in the late 1800's but I am not clear when he obtained this uke. It is 100% Koa body, neck, nut, saddle and has wooden friction pegs. 12 Brass bar frets that...
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    How old is my Favilla Soprano Ukulele

    You have an excellent eye. Paid a bit more than I was hoping for but it has zero body cracks and generally in great condition. I think original tuners on mine were white as they show a lot of age. It came with 4 replacement white tuners that look identical to the originals but these have a...
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    How old is my Favilla Soprano Ukulele

    Found this web page using past postings on this forum and based on fret board, dots on fret board, sound hole, tuners, etc. it looks like mine is a "Model U-2, probably 1930's to 1940's." The rosewood fret board was sprayed with the same finish as the body but is currently flaking off the board...
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    How old is my Favilla Soprano Ukulele

    Also, any suggestions on what strings I should go with?
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    How old is my Favilla Soprano Ukulele

    Hi, I got hold of a little brother for my Favilla Baritone and I am hoping to learn more about it. It is a soprano but it differs from my baritone in a few areas. It looks like a miniture verson of a typical Favilla Baritone: mahogony through out including fret board, bridge and nut. Has brass...
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    Dating Favilla Baritone Uke, stamped with "Favilla", not "Favilla Bro"

    Hoping someone might know how to date a Favilla Baritone Uke. I heard if there wasn't a label or serial # inside, it was more than likely a '46-53 date. If it has a serial number and no label inside it's from '53-57. Labels inside are '57 and later. Mine has no serial number or paper label. It...
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