1920s Harmony-made Fancy "California-Style" Banjo Ukulele

I'm pretty sure this uke was made by Harmony in the early 1920s. It has the "California-style" rim setup with a tension hoop and inset, smaller skin head. There's a screwed-on resonator plate on the back with spacers to keep it out from the rim a bit. It's one of the fanciest ukes of this type I've seen in a while as it has neat inlaid banding on the side of the rim, tortoise binding on the top edge, and a cool 3-piece contrasty neck build.

I've worked on so, so, so many of this type of banjo uke and they're all pleasant, hangout, small jam or home-use instruments. They're not really loud enough to play in a big jam or band setting as they don't pop like a full-on resonator instrument, but they're definitely loud enough to play at home, pluck on the porch, record with, or plunk-on with friends in a 3-5 person jam.

New recruit Jose did a level/dress of the frets and, with some aid, finished this one off himself. It's turned-out really nice and plays spot-on and is ready to go.

Repairs included: a fret level/dress, neck angle adjustment, cleaning, new tuners install, and setup.

Weight: 1 lb 6 oz

Scale length: 12 7/8"

Nut width: 1 3/8"

Neck shape: slim D

Board radius: flat

Head diameter: 5 5/8"

Rim diameter: 7 1/4"

Depth overall at rim: 2 3/4"

Rim wood: poplar w/mahogany veneer

Tonering: none

Bridge: maple/ebony

Fretboard: none

Neck wood: mahogany/maple

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

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: low/small

Condition notes: it has various wear and tear throughout the finish and an old repair to a chip-out crack on the neck behind the nut area. The bone nut is a replacement and it has new side dots. The geared tuners are new and there are two filled old tuner holes. The bridge is a period replacement.

It comes with: sorry, no case.

Consignor tag: AT6