Dating Favilla Baritone Uke, stamped with "Favilla", not "Favilla Bro"


Jan 21, 2024
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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 just has an internal stamp with "FAVILLA New York NY USA". I have seen these with an internal stamp "Favilla Bro" but mine does not have the "Bro". Is this absence of "Bro" in its stamp a clue for dating it?
I have seen them with different degrees of fading over the years -- maybe the "BROS" is no longer easily visible-
Does the "FAVILLA" line up with mine, or is it centered?

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"Hoping someone might know how to date a Favilla Baritone Uke."

A kind word is a good place to start. Or maybe flowers and candy? Better yet, a serenade with your Favilla. 😜
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