1920s Harmony-made "California-style" Resonator Banjo Ukulele

While these inline, top-tension "California-style" banjo-ukes come in a variety of different styles from a variety of different makers, most seem to have been made by Harmony (or Globe) and were modeled after 1910s-era, West Coast makes. This variant is one of the better-built in this style and while the wood is ho-hum (poplar neck, veneered-maple on poplar rim), it does have a brass tonering, bound edges, and a maple resonator rear with f-holes.

The resonator backplate and tonering help give this variant of the style a lot more pop and volume compared to "normal" versions. The cool canoe decal helps it sound better, too, right?

Because this style of instrument does-away with lots of heavy rim hardware, these guys handle more like a normal soprano uke and are lightweight and easy to handle. No strap necessary!

Repairs included: a neck angle reset, fret level/dress and fret seating, cleaning, replacement (1920s Lyon & Healy-make) friction pegs for the headstock, replacement tailpiece (correct 1920s part), replacement maple bridge (1950s-era parts-bin-special), and setup.

Setup notes: it plays perfectly with low 1/16" action at the 12th fret, has a straight neck, and is strung with D'Addario fluorocarbon uke strings.

Scale length: 13"
Nut width: 1 1/4"
String spacing at nut: 15/16"
String spacing at bridge: 1 7/16"
Head diameter: 5 5/8" w/brass hoop tonering
Rim diameter: 7 1/8"
Rim depth: 2 3/16"
Rim material: poplar w/maple veneer
Neck wood: poplar
Fretboard wood: none-integral to the poplar neck
Bridge: maple vintage
Neck feel: slim-med C shape, flat board

Condition notes: there's plenty of wear-and-tear throughout the finish but overall it's in good order. It has no cracks.