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Details about  STUNNING OLD BRITISH BANJO UKULELE banjolele

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STUNNING OLD BRITISH BANJO UKULELE banjolele
STUNNING-OLD-BRITISH-BANJO-UKULELE-banjolele
Item Sold
Item condition:
Used
Ended:
Jan 23, 2012 12:16:41 PST
Winning bid:
GBP 750.00
Approximately US $1,248.45(including shipping)
39 bids ]
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Will ship to United States. Read item description or contact seller for shipping options. | See details
Item location:
E.SUSSEX, United Kingdom

Description

eBay item number:
170764267451
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  Jan 20, 2012 09:05:12 PST  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition:
Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Instrument:

Ukulele

Sub-Type:

Acoustic



isnw_ecp
HI FOLKS.....I
 DO REALISE HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO CHOOSE AN INSTRUMENT WITHOUT SEEING OR PLAYING IT FIRST.AND THAT IS WHY I TAKE PRIDE IN OFFERING AN INSTRUMENT THAT WILL GIVE YOU MANY YEARS OF PLEASURE

SO PLEASE CHECK OUT MY VIDEO AT THE END OF THE DESCRIPTION AND ALSO THE AUDIO PLAYER ABOVE

WHAT I HAVE FOR YOU IS A STUNNING OLD BANJO UKE MADE IN THE 1930'S BY STANLEY ROSE IN THE 1930'S AND WAS ONE OF THE SAVANA MODELS CALLED THE "SUNRAY" DUE TO THE DESIGN OF THE RESONATOR/BACK WHICH HAD A SUNRAY DESIGN.

STANLEY ROSE LATER WENT ON TO FORM THE VERY FAMOUS ROSE MORRIS FIRM OF INSTRUMENT MAKERS.

MY DAD WAS A PROFESSIONAL SONG AND DANCE MAN IN THE 1940's/50's AND APART FROM HIS KEECH HIS FAVOURITE BANJO UKE WAS HIS "SUNRAY" WHICH HE CALLED HIS POSH UKE.

I HAVE ENCLOSED  A PHOTO OF HIM FROM 60 YEARS AGO PLAYING HIS SUNRAY WHICH IS ALMOST IDENTICAL TO THE ONE I AM SELLING BUT IT IS NOT THE SAME ONE

IIT HAS A DRUM HEAD SIZE OF 8.25 INS WITH THE WIDTH OF THE BACK 9.5 INS AND A TOTAL LENTH OF 22.25INS.

THE BEAUTIFUL FAUX PERLOID AND BRASS BACK IS HELD ON BY 4 BRASS SCREWS .
 

I COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLED THIS INSTRUMENT AND GAVE IT THE "JASPERHAPPY" TREATMENT IN MY BANJO UKULELE WORKSHOP

I REMOVED THE OLD VARNISH AND RESTAINED AND POLISHED IT AND IF I MAY SAY SO DID A LOVELY JOB.

I FITTED NEW FRICTION TUNERS WHICH I HAVE ADJUSTED TO HOLD THE TUNING AND WORK WORK VERY SMOOTHLY

FITTED A NEW QUALITY CALF VELLUM ( BEWARE OF THE VERY THIN LOW QUALITY SKINS THAT ARE AVAILABLE)           FITTED A BONE NUT

CHECKED OUT THE FINGERBOARD AND FRETS TO MAKE SURE THER IS NO BUZZING OR STANGE NOISES .

THE FINGER BOARD   HAS 7 MOTHER OF PEARL FRET MARKERS

  I FITTED A NEW EBONY TOPPED BRIDGE BUT WILL ALSO SUPPLY A 2ND BRIDGE OF A DIFFERENT HEIGHT SO YOU CAN CHANGE THE ACTION TO YOUR CHOICE

I HAVE FITTED A NEW SET OF MY OWN BRAND OF COLOURED STRINGS (SEE MY OTHER ITEMS)...

SMOOTHED DOWN THE ENDS OF THE BRASS FRETS AND CHECKED OUT THE FINGERBOARD THAT SHOWS HARDLY ANY SIGNS OF WEAR

AND TO ALL YOU GEORGE FORMBY STRUMMERS I HAVE SET THIS UP (CORRECTED THE NECK ANGLE) WITH A NICE ACTION MAKING IT EASIER TO PERFORM THOSE FORMBY STRUMMING STROKES ( also enclosed some easy to follow strumming sheets allowing you to master many different strumming styles).

BEARING IN MIND THIS INSTRUMENT IS OVER 70 YEARS OLD IT IS IN LOVELY COSMETIC CONDITION APART FROM SOME VERY MINOR BLEMISHES ON THE SIDE OF THE WOODEN DRUM 

THE BRASS WORK IS IN IMMACULATE CONDITION .

THIS INSTRUMENT WILL COME IN A VERY NICE PADDED GIG BAG AND TO BE HONEST I FIND THESE BAGS MUCH MORE PRACTICAL AND DURABLE THAN THE BLACK CARDBOARD TYPE CASES . ..

THIS UKE WILL COME WITH A DOUBLE SPARE SET OF MY OWN BRAND STRINGS (SEE OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE)

,A MEL BAY CHORD BOOKLET

A FELT PLECTRUM... LOADS OF VERY HELPFUL STRUMMING TIPS..... A SPARE BRIDGE ENABLING YOU TO CHANGE THE
    ACTION  .
 SONGS TRANSCIBED FOR THE UKE GLEAMED FROM THE WEB 

I WILL ALSO EMAIL THE WINNING BIDDER A LITTLE AUDIO TUTOR I PUT TOGETHER FOR BEGINNERS WHICH IS VERY EASY TO FOLLOW AND SHOULD GET YOU PLAYING ALMOST IMEDIATELY
 
THIS INSTRUMENT WILL BE EXPERTLY PACKAGED BY AND POSTED AS SOON AS PAYMENT IS RECEIVED..
 
THERE IS NO RESERVE AND A DAFT STARTING PRICE I WILL POST ABROAD BUT IT IS ESSENTIAL YOU EMAIL ME FIRST TO DETERMINE POSTAL COSTS AND PAYMENTS FROM ABROAD MUST BE WITH PAYPAL

PLEASE CHECK THE PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY BEFORE BIDDING

SO FOR ALL YOU UKE PLAYERS AND WOULD BE UKE PLAYERS THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO BID ON A VERY BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE OLD BANJO UKE WHICH WILL GIVE YOU YEARS OF PLEASURE...

AND  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY UKE RELATED QUESTIONS WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE BIDDING AND I DONT MIND GIVING ADVICE AS REGARDS TO OTHER UKES AND IF YOU HAVE A DODGY INSTRUMENT I MIGHT BE ABLE TO FIX IT FOR YOU . I HAVE FIXED UP QUITE A FEW UKES FOR FELLOW EBAYERS AND THEY HAVE ALL BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS, SO GOOD LUCK ...JASPER FROM SUNNY HASTIGS


On 14-Jan-12 at 21:36:57 GMT, seller added the following information:

 SOME MORE SUNRAY.
GOOD EVENING FOLKS , JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT IF YOU WANT TO CHECK SOME MORE AUDIO OF THE SUNRAY THEN JUST CHECK OUT      
JASPERHAPPY'S BANJO UKULELE & BLUES HARP
ITS ON YOU TUBE .   CHEERS.   JASPER


On 20-Jan-12 at 17:05:12 GMT, seller added the following information:

MORE INFORMATION

HELLO AGAIN.    JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE PADDED GIG BAG IS NOT EXACTLY THE SAME AS IN THE PICTURE.    BUT DONT WORRY IT IS JUST AS GOOD AND MAYBE EVEN BETTER.

ALSO IF YOU CHECK MY VIDEO CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE I HAVE PUT TOGETHER A VIDEO IN HOW TO CHOOSE A BANJO UKE , ADVISING WHAT TO LOOK FOR.   HOPE YOU FIND IT HELPFUL.    CHEERS.    JASPER

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