Outside of a completed transaction, value has no meaning, so please do not ask me to value your guitar. If you are a Ukulele player you know who Johnny Marvin is. I can't read the headstock decal, but it looks like the typical red stripe used by Hollywood. Regal's best instruments were labeled as being from its custom shop, and considering the high quality look of your ukulele I would guess it is one of these instruments. Most of the instruments they manufactured were inexpensive to medium-grade instruments. Also has the same brand stamped inside the sound hole.
Stamps If you look through the f-hole or sound hole of a Harmony guitar, you will see two stamps. Harmony Guitars Ad The late 1960s and early 1970s were not good times for U. Wendell Hall was a popular entertainer of the 1920s. Since it is so old I am having trouble finding a copy. I have seen numbers like Brad's on a few Harmony instruments that from all features appear to be from the late 30's early 40's.
Ok, there is some rare exceptions to this rule, for some very late models produced a couple of years before the close of the factory in 1976. I just have always enjoyed having it about. That is probably a model number, Harmony didn't put serial numbers on their instruments. They are nicely made and are made from Hawaiian koa-wood, but I don't think they were made in Hawaii. The guitar of the 1890s was either used primarily for vocal accompaniment or as a continuo instrument in mandolin and banjo orchestras of the time.Next
I just wondered if anyone knew if it might be a Regal and if by chance anyone might know who Ukulele Sig was. I wouldn't worry too much about putting too much pressure on the screws - they should be able to handle it. It is the same ukulele shown on the page of this website as an example of how to reglue the bridge usung screws instead of clamps. Date: July 1, 2008 Question: My friend's mother just gave him this ukulele. The middle ukulele came with a screw under the white dot in the center of the bridge.
So if you ever do pull back that top label, please let us know what it says underneath! A sighted instrument serial 34037 reportedly purchased 1924. From what I have gathered on your site this indicates that it is an Airline. They made a pretty wide range of styles, all from Hawaiian koa wood. Stewart was a manufacturer of high quality banjos around the turn of the century. It has been stored inside a hard case so it is in pristine condition. If so - I suggest getting rid of them immediately. You do not have to replace this fret because you can play the note by holding the string down with your fingernail assuming that there is no 13th fret.Next
Harmony was one of, if not the, largest musical instrument manufacturer from the 1920s through the 1970s. The one on the left is plywood. It should also be noted that some of the time that stamped number just isn't there. While there is evidence that H. They always are on a place easy to read, ie near the f-holes on a archtop. They were made on the same assembly line at the factory, and of course the body was the same before routing the holes.Next
Valco merged with Kay Musical Instrument Company in 1967, however the merged company quickly went out of business in 1968 because of financial difficulties. As far as playability, they are usually very playable. A Mandolute owned by a friend serial 14559 with a patent pending label. I have only seen one other one with this, and that one was even fancier than mine. Click for details Do you like this site. Your ukulele appears to be a nice Hawaiian-made instrument, probably manufactured in the late teens or 1920s.Next
The Euterpe had an 18-fret ebonized fingerboard, and our telltale three dots at five, seven and 10. An exception to those rules is the late H68 Artist, built from acoustic H1310 bodies, all solid. I also asked Lardy from , here is a part of his answer : I could be wrong but I think the Ukulele is an early Supertone dating from sometime between 1920 and 1925. I am not even sure of the wood that has been used on its construction but i'm really impressed on the tone, any information about this mandolin would be appreciated. Harmony guitars on the lower end, Schmidt guitars had the upper end. The headstock shape on your ukulele is the shape they used on many of the Supertone instruments that were sold in the 1920s and possibly into the 1930s. Extensive research in Honolulu directories of the late 1800s through the 1930s has found no evidence of such a company in Hawaii.Next
The decal on the headstock means it was made sometime after the early 1930s. Date: July 1, 2008 Question: Gibson Ukulele. However, it seems to be a H54. The one I have appears to be mahogany all the way around. I hope you are enjoying yours. From some recent information that was gleaned from a former Harmony employee that has changed somewhat.Next