Slingerland Maybell Banjo Ukulele , c. 1928
Slingerland Maybell Model Banjo Ukulele, c. 1928, made in Chicago, natural lacquer finish, mahogany rim and neck, rosewood fingerboard. Item # 7948
This is one of the higher grade Slingerland/MayBell banjo ukes, with relatively deluxe fittings and nice mahogany on the rim and neck. These instruments were very popular in the mid-late 1920's and came in a variety of styles and price levels…this one has a thick 8" rim with a laminated curved-plate resonator, heavy hoop, hooks and nuts, rosewood fingerboard, metal short-shaft friction pegs with composition buttons and the ever-popular Grover single-unit tailpiece. This is a fairly simple but classy and great-sounding banjo-uke, professional caliber and a very fine example of the better 1920's "Banjoleles".
Overall length is 21 3/4 in. (55.2 cm.), 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diameter head, and 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) deep. Scale length is 13 3/4 in. (349 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/16 in. (30 mm.). All original with some minor wear and an excellent player. There is a spot of plating off the hoop just below the neck joint, some scratching to the back of the resonator but overall this is a very clean little banjo. And LOUD, did we mention loud? A super nice example, just set up with a new 1920's skin head (go on, ask how we manage that trick!) and ready to go. Excellent - Condition.
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