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Details about  Rare Tone Bros. Banjuke Small Banjo Banjolele Uke Taro Patch Fiddle 1915

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Feb 26, 2012 10:32:22 PST
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GLENDALE, AZ, United States


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Banjo Ukulele

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   Rare small Banjo, referred to by a number of names......Banjuke, Banjolele, Banjo Uke, Taro Patch Fiddle and Banjo Ukulele. I believe this may be an instrument made by Tone Bros. although it is not marked.  This type of Banjuke was introduced by Alvin D. Keech around 1915 or so. The instrument is Basswood with a calf-skin head, ebony fretboard with mother of pearl inlays.  Four original tuning keys on the headstock, one has a replaced screw.  The bridge is missing.  This piece came from the state of a music teacher and, included in the box tucked away under an old oak roll-top desk, was a 1915 National Self Teacher instruction book for Hawaiian Ukulele, Banjuke or Taro Patch Fiddle, and a cool set of wooden drum sticks that you can actually make use of on the calf-skin head as a drum!  Very unique piece!!  Very nice condition for it's age, no cracks in the wood, nice, straight neck, calf-skin is still stretched tight.  Great addition to any collection!  From the estate of a Music Teacher and instrument collector.

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