1918 Weymann Style 10 Soprano Ukulele

This is one of two Weymann Style 10 ukes I just finished working on -- both for different owners. That's odd on its own because there just aren't very many Weymann ukes out there in the world. This one arrived in very good condition but did need some minor work and a new set of pegs to get it up to snuff.

Weymann ukes are basically clones of Martin Style 0 instruments right down to the measurements, aesthetic details, and bracing. They're slightly stiffer (typical for Weymann anything production) and so have a little bit of a brighter tone. Still -- this one sounds more or less identical to a good Style 0 from the same period. A lot of earlier Martin ukes were stiffer in the box as well -- it's only by the mid-'20s that they really more-or-less always have that "Martin uke" sweet/mellow velvety sound. That's my own experience, though.

Repairs included: fret level dress, new Pegheads 4:1 geared tuners at the headstock, setup.

Made by: Weymann

Model: Style 10

Made in: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Serial number: 23541

Top wood: solid mahogany

Back & sides wood: solid mahogany

Bracing type: ladder

Bridge: rosewood

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: mahogany

Tone: clean, sweet, clear, mellow, good definition

Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (spot-on)
String gauges: medium fluorocarbon

Neck shape: slim-med C

Board radius: flat

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: low/small bar stock

Scale length: 13 5/8"

Nut width: 1 1/2"

Body length: 9 1/4"

Body width: 6 1/4"

Body depth: 2 1/8"

Weight: 9 oz

Condition notes: very clean throughout... only minor finish scratches. The saddle is cut-down a bit and the tuners are replacements. It's otherwise original.


CPG said…
Looks and sounds great Jake! Thank you! Looking forward to getting this little gem back.