Gibson UB-1 Banjo Ukulele , c. 1928

Gibson  UB-1 Banjo Ukulele ,  c. 1928

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Item # 7452
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Gibson UB-1 Model Banjo Ukulele, c. 1928, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, shaded maple finish, maple neck and rim, ebonized fingerboard.

This model is one of our perennial favorites! Although the diminutive UB-1 (retailing originally at all of $10.00!) was the least expensive instrument Gibson ever offered, these are still very well-made and have a unique tone all to themselves…rather like the sound is already coming off of a 78 RPM disc! The UB-1 is perfect for bringing closet flappers out of the woodwork! Fun, extremely playable and awful darn cute.
Overall length is 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm.), 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diameter head, and 3 in. (7.6 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 12 1/2 in. (318 mm.). Width of nut is 1 1/4 in. (32 mm.). Some light wear overall but all original with no major finish loss. A bit of rust here and there and some blanching to the finish at the tip of the headstock, but no major finish damage or structural issues. A good solid player with a very loud and bright version of the typical "Vo-D-O-Do" sound. Overall Excellent - Condition. Excellent - Condition.