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132 pages

Pulp Classics, Ghost Stories June 1931 Issue

Creator: Conrad Richter, John Gregory Betancourt, E H Heron | Fiction - 2004-01-30

Own and play a "Bradley" Hawaiian Ukulele or a Banjo Ukulele. Get Into the swiml Whenever people get together you will ... Banjo Uke is made in handsome oak finish, with real calfskin head. THake money-win} Musicians are paid liberally.

Publisher: Wildside Pr

About this book
A reprint of the June 1931 issue of the classic pulp magazine, GHOST STORIES, which features contributions from Conrad Richter (best known as the author of THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST) and a story by E. and H. Heron (pen name for Mrs. Kenneth and Mr. Hesketh Prichard) featuring their psychic detective, Flaxman Low.



107 pages

Ukulele Heaven - Songs from the Golden Age of the Ukulele

Creator: Ian Whitcomb | Music - 2000-01-01

The BANJO-UKE Study the diagram of the Banjo-Uke carefully. Memorize the name of every part so that you will be able to understand the instructions that follow. As with the Ukulele, beginners are advised to secure an instrument of good ...

Publisher: Mel Bay Pubns

About this book
A wonderful tribute to the ukulele and its leading advocates, past and present. Contains seventeen classics and eight new tunes as well as an in-depth historical essay illustrated with original sheet music covers. Classic selections include: Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula; Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go with Friday on Saturday Night?; All That I Ask of You Is Love; They're Wearing 'Em Higher in Hawaii; Sierra Sue; Any Time; Pasadena; Somebody Stole My Gal; Blue; and more. All tunes are shown with complete lyrics and chord diagrams. Includes a select discography of CD's featuring ukulele artists and a list of uke web sites.



344 pages

Popular Mechanics

1926-04

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.


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Banjo uke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The banjolele (brand name; sometimes banjo ukulele or banjo uke) is a four-stringed musical instrument with a small banjo-type body and a fretted ukulele neck.

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Banjo Ukuleles Banjo ukuleles go under a huge variety of names; Banjoleles, banjo-ukes, bukes to name but a few. Banjo ukuleles are tuned like ukuleles but have a ...

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Banjo Ukulele
Try the Banjo Ukulele. A banjo ukulele is defined by its banjo-like body. The body has skin pulled over it, tightly, exactly like the construction of a banjo.


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  • Luna Guitars

    Luna Kalo 6-Inch Soprano Banjolele

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    Rating (5 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
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    fun and good looking

    0 4/5 Craig R Hoagland - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Luna Kalo 6-Inch Soprano Banjolele (Electronics) Nice sound, looks great, and fun to play. I would recommend as a great intro banjo uke. I can't put it down. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 15, 2013

    Perfect starter banjolele

    0 5/5 Jurge - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Luna Kalo 6-Inch Soprano Banjolele (Electronics) This little guy is exactly what I wanted.Wasn't set up and no instructions on how to. However I'm very happy with this purchase. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 20, 2014

    In love!

    0 5/5 Kaitlin (Washington, DC) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Luna Kalo 6-Inch Soprano Banjolele (Electronics) I've never played a stringed instrument but was determined to learn. I love the banjo but thought that was a little to difficult to start with so I decided a banjo uke would be perfect. I fell in love! I don't know a thing about playing stringed instruments but thanks to google I was able to tune and learn some basic chords/songs within a few weeks. It's beautiful, perfect size and sounds great! Highly recommend to anyone interested in learning a new instrument. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 5, 2013
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    Mahogany Neck
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  • The Music Link (AXL)

    Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele

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    Rating (5 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    The Music Link (AXL)

    Recording King Banjo Uke

    I wanted a soprano banjo uke for travel. I own a couple of homemade concert scale banjo ukes, but I wanted something I could stuff in my backpack. I have played some of the older soprano banjo ukes and enjoyed playing them.The $200 price is good. I have built a couple of banjo ukes and spent about $100 for the hardware, bridge and head, so this is a great price for a real banjo with a tune-able head.The shipping and packing were excellent. It was purchased through Amazon.The painted finish is good. The frets are nicely finished. The chrome tuning machines work OK.The strings are OK, but I will put on better strings when I wear these out.The tuning head looks a bit over-sized and thicker than it needs to be. It would be nicer if it was modeled after some of the antique banjo ukes.The nut had square edges and I found my hand snagging on the edges of the nut. It took me a few minutes to round the sides of the nut with a... 4/5 BobN - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele (Electronics) I wanted a soprano banjo uke for travel. I own a couple of homemade concert scale banjo ukes, but I wanted something I could stuff in my backpack. I have played some of the older soprano banjo ukes and enjoyed playing them.The $200 price is good. I have built a couple of banjo ukes and spent about $100 for the hardware, bridge and head, so this is a great price for a real banjo with a tune-able head.The shipping and packing were excellent. It was purchased through Amazon.The painted finish is good. The frets are nicely finished. The chrome tuning machines work OK.The strings are OK, but I will put on better strings when I wear these out.The tuning head looks a bit over-sized and thicker than it needs to be. It would be nicer if it was modeled after some of the antique banjo ukes.The nut had square edges and I found my hand snagging on the edges of the nut. It took me a few minutes to round the sides of the nut with a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 27, 2012

    Banjole

    0 5/5 Jamie Walker - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele (Electronics) I love my banjo uke. This wasn't the one that I wanted but it was much cheaper than the $600 one. It preforms really well and is very fun to play. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 27, 2013

    He loved it!

    0 5/5 Glenda Clemens "Glenda, ARNP" (Norman, OK) - See all my reviews, July 6, 2013
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    10 Brackets
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  • Gretsch

    Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo

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    Rating (6 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Gretsch

    WOW! I'm impressed!!!!

    WOW what a banjo ukulele! I'm so impressed! I have a couple of ukuleles and I wanted a banjo uke. I tried the ones at Sam Ash and Guitar Center and to be truthful they sounded like crap. Then I heard about the Gretsch Banjo uke. Good luck on trying to find one. Then Amazon had 2 of them. I pulled the trigger and ordered one on a Monday and got it on a Thursday! Quick! What a quality instrument. I took it to Sam Ash to give it a once over. Boy was the tech impressed. He said he did have to do anything to it it was set up perfectly! He thanked me for bringing it in so he could play it!!!! I can't put it down. I hold it even when I'm watch TV! The wife is kind of looking at me like I'm some kind of weirdo! She said are you going to give her a kiss! So now while I'm watch TV I have my wife next to me and my Gretsch Banjo Uke on my lap. Great quality and craftmanship on the instrument. Oh and the sound is even better! Great job Gretsch Now make some cases for it... 5/5 mactron99 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo WOW what a banjo ukulele! I'm so impressed! I have a couple of ukuleles and I wanted a banjo uke. I tried the ones at Sam Ash and Guitar Center and to be truthful they sounded like crap. Then I heard about the Gretsch Banjo uke. Good luck on trying to find one. Then Amazon had 2 of them. I pulled the trigger and ordered one on a Monday and got it on a Thursday! Quick! What a quality instrument. I took it to Sam Ash to give it a once over. Boy was the tech impressed. He said he did have to do anything to it it was set up perfectly! He thanked me for bringing it in so he could play it!!!! I can't put it down. I hold it even when I'm watch TV! The wife is kind of looking at me like I'm some kind of weirdo! She said are you going to give her a kiss! So now while I'm watch TV I have my wife next to me and my Gretsch Banjo Uke on my lap. Great quality and craftmanship on the instrument. Oh and the sound is even better! Great job Gretsch Now make some cases for it... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 9, 2012

    banjolele

    0 5/5 uncawooz - See all my reviews This review is from: Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo As a seasoned banjo and uke player, let me tell you this instrument is built like a tank. Very solid construction. The tuning keys are fine though they are friction (like a banjo) instead of geared like a guitar. As anyone who plays ukulele knows, it takes days and sometimes weeks for the nylon strings to stretch enough to stay in tune so yes, you will have to tune it frequently the first few weeks. And the friction tuners make this a little more difficult. But this is a hybrid instrument so some aspects are unique to a banjo and some are unique to a ukulele. I say, get it and have fun, but be prepared to stretch a little to accomodate this nice instrument. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 13, 2013

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    0 5/5 By Francoise Gilot - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo It is a nice instrument. The person I got it for is pleased. It is a fine instrument. Thank you 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 15, 2014
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  • Zither Heaven, LLC

    Zither Heaven Ukulele Banjo for Children and Beginners

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    List Price: $78.99

    Includes tuning wrench, song booklet, and pick.
    Ages 9 and up.
    Made in the U.S.A.


  • Eddy Finn

    Eddy Finn Banjo Concert Ukulele w/ Case ~ EF-BU-1

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    Rating (6 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Eddy Finn

    Love my new banjolele

    0 5/5 Carol - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Eddy Finn Banjo Concert Ukulele w/ Case ~ EF-BU-1 This was my Christmas gift this year and my husband couldn't have gotten a more special one. I'm a pianist and always wanted to play a stringed instrument. This one looks so snazzy and it is perfect for this petite woman to play. Would also be perfect for youth or teenager to handle easily. Can't go wrong with this one! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 6, 2014

    Fun on the banjo.

    0 5/5 David Van Scoy (Batavia, NY USA) - See all my reviews, February 11, 2013

    My husband was very surprised!

    0 4/5 Princess - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Eddy Finn Banjo Concert Ukulele w/ Case ~ EF-BU-1 I bought this for my ukelele playing husband as a Christmas gift. It was about the only type of ukelele he did NOT already own, so I got it on a whim to surprise him. He was delighted when he opened the package!!I have to say, it is really beautiful. He had to set the bridge himself. It took a while to tune and it sounds like a banjo when he plays it. I think, however, if he was a serious uke player, he would prefer one of the higher quality banjoleles that, of course, cost quite a bit more.For the money, it is a great little banjolele and I would recommend it without reservation. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 14, 2012
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    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Brackets: 12
    Neck: Hard Maple
    Model: EF-BU1 - Concert
    Resonator: Maple


  • Oscar Schmidt

    Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin

    Musical Instruments (Oscar Schmidt)

    Rating (6 reviews):
    (3.2/5)
    Oscar Schmidt

    Almost a 5.

    SHIPPING:The Banjolele arrived triple boxed and on time. Thanks Amazon for the extra effort and expense.FINISH:A previous Posting discussed the quality and finish of this Product as not being up to "Washburn" standards. I kind of agree with some reservations. MY Oscar Schmidt Washburn Uke is made of Laminated Hardwood. The Finish is High Gloss. Absolutely Stunning...The Oscar Schmidt Washburn Banjolele is made of Solid Hardwood with a Redwood Satin Finish. Not a apples to apples comparison. I did find a small ding in a hard to find area of the body. Not a Biggie. The instrument was advertised a having a Satin finish. Having said all this, I expect to wood to darken with age.OUT OF THE BOXYou will find the Banjolele much heavier than the Uke. It is made of Solid Hardwood, not Laminated like the Uke. The Bridge came mounted. After some trial, I found a Happy Location just under center. This did take some time to... 5/5 Jim - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin (Electronics) SHIPPING:The Banjolele arrived triple boxed and on time. Thanks Amazon for the extra effort and expense.FINISH:A previous Posting discussed the quality and finish of this Product as not being up to "Washburn" standards. I kind of agree with some reservations. MY Oscar Schmidt Washburn Uke is made of Laminated Hardwood. The Finish is High Gloss. Absolutely Stunning...The Oscar Schmidt Washburn Banjolele is made of Solid Hardwood with a Redwood Satin Finish. Not a apples to apples comparison. I did find a small ding in a hard to find area of the body. Not a Biggie. The instrument was advertised a having a Satin finish. Having said all this, I expect to wood to darken with age.OUT OF THE BOXYou will find the Banjolele much heavier than the Uke. It is made of Solid Hardwood, not Laminated like the Uke. The Bridge came mounted. After some trial, I found a Happy Location just under center. This did take some time to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 3, 2013

    Okay, but may not be worth it

    While I consider myself a beginner, I have several years of banjo experience but only around 8 months of ukulele playing (still pretty new with the uke). It happened that about 2 weeks after I got my uke, I stumbled upon the amazing and oh-so-very-intriguing banjolele. I have been saving up and finally decided to purchase the OUB1 Oscar Schmidt as my first banjolele.I had seen some positive reviews, and some negative ones about this particular banjolele, but had heard some good praise for the OS ukuleles, so I decided to give it a try. It was quite a bit of money for a student like me, but was still under the $200 mark which made it very attractive. While it is okay, I wouldn't really recommend this banjolele at the price. Now don’t get me wrong, it is a fun little instrument, there are however a few things that I will have to see about adjusting in hopes of cleaning her up a bit.The banjolele came quickly and incredibly well packaged. My living room was... 3/5 Dcs - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin (Electronics) While I consider myself a beginner, I have several years of banjo experience but only around 8 months of ukulele playing (still pretty new with the uke). It happened that about 2 weeks after I got my uke, I stumbled upon the amazing and oh-so-very-intriguing banjolele. I have been saving up and finally decided to purchase the OUB1 Oscar Schmidt as my first banjolele.I had seen some positive reviews, and some negative ones about this particular banjolele, but had heard some good praise for the OS ukuleles, so I decided to give it a try. It was quite a bit of money for a student like me, but was still under the $200 mark which made it very attractive. While it is okay, I wouldn't really recommend this banjolele at the price. Now don’t get me wrong, it is a fun little instrument, there are however a few things that I will have to see about adjusting in hopes of cleaning her up a bit.The banjolele came quickly and incredibly well packaged. My living room was... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 14, 2013

    OK for the price

    0 3/5 veteran38 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin (Electronics) The finish and assembling is not up to par (made in China) for an Oscar Schmidt Ukulele, if I had paid retail it would have been returned. However, the sound is what I expected, today is the first day I played it as I have been tuning it frequently since yesterday, it seems to be holding tune better today. Our Uke group bought two of these it will be interesting to find out how the two Ukes compare. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 25, 2012
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    Mahogany resonator
    Uke Banjo
    Bound rosewood fingerboard
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  • Eddy Finn

    Eddy Finn Banjolele Series EF-UB-1 Ukulele, Mahogany Brown

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    List Price: $269.95
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    Free $35 value lesson! This instrument comes with a FREE 30 minute lesson, either in your own home, a TRMC studio or by skype video call (depending on your location) $35 value for FREE!!
    Mahogany neck and rim
    Includes heavy padded gig bag
    Adjustable coordinator rod
    Open geared machine tuners


  • Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    Gold Tone Banjolele Banjo Ukulele (Maple)

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    Rating (1 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    Heavy - real wood

    0 4/5 Vicky - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gold Tone Banjolele Banjo Ukulele (Maple) (Electronics) I love the shape!, It is very heavy though, so you can't walk around with it...I guess you can, but my arm felt like it was going to fall off! Sounds like a cross between a banjo and uke - more on the banjo side. It's great for playing the deliverance song! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 29, 2012
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    Includes Resonator and Flange
    Headstock Curly Maple
    Fingerboard Ebony
    Tailpiece No knot tailpiece


  • Luna Guitars

    Luna Ulu 8-Inch Concert Banjolele

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    Mahogany Neck
    ULU 8-Inch Concert
    Rosewood Fretboard


  • Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    Gold Tone Banjolele-DLX Banjo Ukulele Deluxe (Maple)

    Musical Instruments (Gold Tone Musical Instruments)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    Goldtone Banjolele DLX

    I purchased this Banjolele DLX based on a sentence in Goldtone's site which says "It's design incorporates an arched top which lends itself to the playing style of George Formby". More about George below. The set-up upon receipt was EXCELLENT either done by Goldtone, the distributor or the retailer. Head was properly tensioned, string height was perfect, bridge in proper position, and neck angle was correct. The physical condition was also excellent in that there were no scratches, chips, dings, etc. One of the few of my many instruments that could be taken right out of the case and played and enjoyed without tearing it apart.Some other reviews indicated the tuners would slip and the banjolele could not be kept in tune. This referred to an older design when Goldtone used vintage 'friction' type tuners. These have now been replaced with geared tuners so this is not a problem anymore. Some web retailers are still using an older picture of the Banjolele which shows the old... 5/5 BanjoGuy - See all my reviews This review is from: Gold Tone Banjolele-DLX Banjo Ukulele Deluxe (Maple) (Electronics) I purchased this Banjolele DLX based on a sentence in Goldtone's site which says "It's design incorporates an arched top which lends itself to the playing style of George Formby". More about George below. The set-up upon receipt was EXCELLENT either done by Goldtone, the distributor or the retailer. Head was properly tensioned, string height was perfect, bridge in proper position, and neck angle was correct. The physical condition was also excellent in that there were no scratches, chips, dings, etc. One of the few of my many instruments that could be taken right out of the case and played and enjoyed without tearing it apart.Some other reviews indicated the tuners would slip and the banjolele could not be kept in tune. This referred to an older design when Goldtone used vintage 'friction' type tuners. These have now been replaced with geared tuners so this is not a problem anymore. Some web retailers are still using an older picture of the Banjolele which shows the old... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 21, 2010

    goldtone banjolele

    0 5/5 annie b - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) A wonderful instrument, well built, holds the tune, has a great sound... love it! Actually one would/could say it has a huge voice, truly a delight. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 12, 2011

    First and last banjolele

    0 5/5 Avery - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gold Tone Banjolele-DLX Banjo Ukulele Deluxe (Maple) (Electronics) these instruments /can/ be pricey... but this is one of the cases where you get what you pay for. this was my second ukulele and I wanted to get something that was just a tad bit different than the rest; so I settled on the idea of getting a banjolele. after doing a lot of research and figuring out everything that there is that makes an instrument most ideal, I found out that it was the item description for the BUS-DLX. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 13, 2013
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    A one-piece flange and resonator creates excellent volume and tone
    It produces superior volume.


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