Retrofret Stock # 6995. Slingerland Maybell Model Banjo Ukulele, c. 1928, made in Chicago, natural lacquer finish, mahogany rim and neck, rosewood fingerboard. 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 an 8 1/4" rim with a curved-plate resonator, heavy hoop, hooks and nuts, rosewood fingerboard, metal Grover Simplex 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 ready to roll.Overall length is 21 3/4 in. (55.2 cm.), 8 1/4 in. (21 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.). Shows play wear overall (most notably the finish is well worn on the back of the neck) but overall a nice example. An excellent player with a very powerful sound. Excellent - Condition.
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