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Thread: Bean Sprout #5 Maple Concert Banjo Ukulele Banjolele

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    Default Bean Sprout #5 Maple Concert Banjo Ukulele Banjolele

    If you a re looking for a high-end, handcrafted, US made banjo ukulele, look no further.
    This Bean Sprout concert scale banjo ukulele was hand built by Aaron Keim during the first iteration of the company, in Broomfield, CO. Aaron went on to build ukes for Mya Moe for some time and has since returned to building under his own Bean Sprout label.

    This ukulele is very special in that is in #5 from the original Bean Sprout line. Playing this uke, it is easy to see why Mya Moe was anxious to bring Aaron in to build for them . This uke is has tremendous volume and clarity, with great playability up the neck. A fantastic instrument for strumming or frailing, it is equally at home playing a saucy George Formby number or an American traditional tune from Appalachia.
    Maple block constriction rim
    1-piece maple neck
    Ebony fretboard, headstock overlay and heel cap.
    Geared planetary banjo tuners
    In 2016 Aaron did a full set up on this uke for me.
    I have not played a banjo uke that could best this one, and that includes my vintage Gibson UB-2.

    This uke is in excellent condition, as you can see from the photos. When I bought this instrument it it did not have a case and I spent some time tracking down an original Bean Sprout banjo ukulele gig bag, which is shown in one of the photos. This bag is exceptionally well padded. I wish more gig bags were made like this.

    $850 + $30 shipping & insurance. PRICE LOWERED!!
    (Paypal friends and family or buyer pays Paypal fees)
    Thanks for looking!
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    Last edited by Ernie; 03-21-2021 at 02:24 PM. Reason: Lower Price

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    A few more pics...
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    Will knock $50 off the price if you don't want the arm rest.
    A new concert from Aaron starts at $1,550.00 + shipping.
    Last edited by Ernie; 02-25-2021 at 07:05 AM.

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    Hey, Ernie - did you get that Bean Sprout bag from me? I remember I had one, and someone really wanted to find one, so I sold it for what I paid for it...




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    Hi Kurt! That’s the very bag! Thank you again!

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    Hi I have number #59 consert original beansprout banjo ukulele. I can confirm they are great instruments. I wouldn't want to sell mine. Your going to make Someone very happy. Great instruments

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    Thanks Funkuku. Yes, listing this one was a tough call, but I'm trying to do a “great purge”, and just keep a small handful of instruments. I don't play banjo uke enough to justify monopolizing such a fine instrument.
    Last edited by Ernie; 02-22-2021 at 02:31 PM.

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    Price lowered to $950 + $30 shipping and insurance.
    Revised listing- arm rest removed
    New pics!
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    I really wish I could afford this little guy. I put the same armrest on my cheap banjouke, I can't imagine being without it now!
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    Nickie, I agree! I love the armrest, but I started to think it might be dissuading potential buyers, since it was non-original, so I took it off. It’s made from really pretty maple!

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