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Thread: WWI Ukulele Identification

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Raleigh, NC

    Default WWI Ukulele Identification

    This is an absolute longshot, but does anyone recognize the builder of this soprano ukulele?


    I'm told it's from sometime between WWI and the 1930s. It has no markings to identify it, but does have a somewhat unique "v" shaped neck.

    Considering its age, it's not too bad sounding. It has new Aquila strings on it, so needs to settle down some.

    Thanks for any insights!
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  2. #2
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    Aug 2010
    New York City


    Really hard to tell from this photo.

    Can you take shots of the uke from straight on, front, sides, back - also, sound hole, back of headstock, and headstock?

    It looks like one of the many non-Hawaiian made ukes that were mass produced after the craze hit, but without images that show signature design elements, and any labels or stamps, it's not going to be possible to id this one's brand unless someone out there has exactly the same uke and knows what it is from this angle.

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