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

Yet one more Harmony banjolele for the collection! Not mine -- but, ya know -- digitally. This one has a cool "canoe scene" decal on the head and has both an f-holes-cut resonator on the back and binding on the top and bottom edges of the rim. So... it's a little spiffier than average.

The sound is the same, though -- plonky and mellow with just enough snap to give it a bit of cut when playing with others. These are, however, predominantly intended for "civilian" use rather than band use -- they're just not loud enough to cut like a bigger-head instrument. The hook-less rim design means it's lightweight, however, and so it handles and travels more like a normal woody-bodied soprano uke.

I worked on this for a customer and so it won't be for sale.

The neck and rim are poplar but the rim has a maple resonator and birdseye-maple veneer on its sides.

Repairs included: a fret level/dress, neck angle adjustment, replacement (1920s) bridge, side dots install, replacement (1920s) friction pegs, cleaning, and setup.

Setup notes: the neck is straight and action is bang-on at 1/16" at the 12th fret. It's got D'Addario fluorocarbon strings on it.

Scale length: 13"