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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

YOU CAN PLAY THE TENOR BANJO, UKULELE, GUITAR, BANJOLELE, MANDOLIN AND BANJO Now you can play your favorite stringed ... Fun From the Start With an Instant Playing Tenor Banjo, Ukulele, Guitar, Banjolele or Mandolin you need no special ...

About this book
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.


Vintage (Pre-1980) Directory

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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.

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.

Banjo Ukuleles - - Lark In The Morning
A Selection Of Banjo Ukuleles available from the Lark in the morning world musical instruments online catalog

BUC ( Concert Banjo Uke ) by Gold Tone
The new Concert Banjo Uke (BUC) is an affordable alternative to the Gold Tone Banjolele series now available in a concert scale length (15-1/2").


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  • The Music Link (AXL)

    Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele

    Musical Instruments (The Music Link (AXL))
    List Price: $266.99

    Single Coordinator Rod
    Rosewood Fretboard
    Maple Neck
    10 Brackets
    Laminated Maple Rim


  • Oscar Schmidt

    Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin

    Musical Instruments (Oscar Schmidt)

    Rating (7 reviews):
    (3.4/5)
    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
    List Price: $359.90
    Mahogany resonator
    Remo head
    Flame maple veneer headstock
    Bound rosewood fingerboard
    Uke Banjo


  • Gretsch

    Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo

    Musical Instruments (Gretsch)

    Rating (9 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    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

    nice instrument

    0 4/5 dp - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo Had to set the bridge, tighten the head and replace strings with Aquila. After doing all that, it sounded great. Husband loves it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 14, 2014
    List Price: $415.00


  • Luna Guitars

    Luna Kalo 6-Inch Soprano Banjolele

    Musical Instruments (Luna Guitars)
    List Price: $398.58
    Price: $229.47
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    Mahogany Neck
    Kalo 6-Inch Soprano
    Rosewood Fretboard


  • Zither Heaven, LLC

    Zither Heaven Ukulele Banjo for Children and Beginners

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    List Price: $78.99

    Made in the U.S.A.
    Includes tuning wrench, song booklet, and pick
    Sturdy construction
    Nylon frets and strings
    Ages 6 and up


  • 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 incorrect address shown... - 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

    Love it :)

    0 5/5 Laurie "lauriesreview" (MA USA) - See all my reviews LOVE my lil banjolele ..nice size to play/hold, strong sound, portable for campfires and the cottage life and traveling, great hard case comes with it, great sound, LOVE it :) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 10, 2013
    List Price: $752.00
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    A one-piece flange and resonator creates excellent volume and tone
    It produces superior volume.


  • Hohner/Lanikai Stringed Instruments

    Lanikai Concert Banjolele

    Musical Instruments (Hohner/Lanikai Stringed Instruments)

    Rating (6 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Hohner/Lanikai Stringed Instruments

    Great sounding instrument!

    0 5/5 Jazzy (Maple Valley, WA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Lanikai Concert Banjolele (Electronics) Lanikai Concert BanjoleleI am thoroughly enjoying this instrument. It is well constructed and sounds amazingly like a banjo. It is simple to play, just like a concert uke and I've had so many compliments on it. I like to use the banjolele when performing in a larger room because it is loud enough that it doesn't have to be mike'd. I would definitely recommend this instrument to anyone who wants to learn a string instrument and does not have a lot of musical experience. It's an easy switch from the ukulele and I enjoy having the variety for my solo performances. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 12, 2010

    Great buy!

    0 5/5 LordByrum - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Lanikai Concert Banjolele (Electronics) Good value for this great instrument. Looks much nicer in life than these pictures show. Sounds great! Just buy one already! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 10, 2011

    Heavy lifting

    0 4/5 Santa's Elvis - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Lanikai Concert Banjolele (Electronics) This Banjolele has a nice sound, but is not easy to play. Don't even try playing it standing up. It's very heavy. A lot of steel and wood. It is loud and can be played well with other instruments. I have similar instruments from the 1800s that are easier to play and sound just as good. For the same price you can buy an older one that doesn't require a workout just holding on to it. Let me add this, after owning it and having it serviced by someone who knew what they were doing...It is a better sounding instrument than I gave it credit for. After having it adjusted properly, it's tone matches it's volume. I am raising my rating by two points. It is still cumbersome, but, it rings out a sweet, heavy sound as well. Unique in it's quality. I would recommend it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 28, 2011
    List Price: $780.00
    Price: $427.00
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    Flame Maple Resonator
    Geared Tuning Machines
    Aged Brass Hardware
    Custom Fitted Gig Bag Included
    Concert Sized


  • Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    Gold Tone Banjolele Banjo Ukulele (Maple)

    Musical Instruments (Gold Tone Musical Instruments)

    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
    List Price: $600.00
    Price: $472.50
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    Headstock Curly Maple
    Fingerboard Ebony
    Includes Resonator and Flange
    Tailpiece No knot tailpiece


  • Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    Gold Tone BUC Concert Banjo Ukulele (Vintage Brown)

    Musical Instruments (Gold Tone Musical Instruments)
    List Price: $480.00
    Price: $381.75
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    Includes hard shell case
    Features a maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard, geared tuners, a single adjustable coordinator rod, and plate-style resonator


  • Luna Guitars

    Luna Ulu 8-Inch Concert Banjolele

    Musical Instruments (Luna Guitars)

    Rating (3 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Luna Guitars

    Luna 8 inch Concert Banjolele

    0 5/5 Gail - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Luna Ulu 8-Inch Concert Banjolele (Electronics) This is a very nice Ukulele. Bought it as a gift for my daughter and she loves it. Very good sound and good quality. It has to be set up. I didn't want to set it up wrong so I took it to our local music shop and had the bridge and strings put on correctly. It only cost me $25 or less to have this done. This is a normal thing when shipping a string instrument. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 10, 2014

    its ok

    0 4/5 the doctor - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Luna Ulu 8-Inch Concert Banjolele (Electronics) the sound is great it stays in tune however you do need to change your playing style a bit and watch ot for the tuners the little plastic pieces crack easy 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 8, 2012

    Great for the price, sweet sound once set up

    0 5/5 Krys - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Luna Ulu 8-Inch Concert Banjolele (Electronics) Shipping was excellent, wasn't set up and no instructions on how to setup , a trip to the music shop and a few more dollars sorted that out - overall very happy 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 23, 2014
    List Price: $403.45
    Price: $233.98
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    Rosewood Fretboard
    ULU 8-Inch Concert
    Mahogany Neck


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