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1930s Gibson UB2 ukulele-banjo

This instrument is quite different from most UB2s that you will come across, as it was made in the 1930s rather than in the late 1920s. As far as I know all the hooks, nuts, shoes, tailpiece and tuners are totally original and the instrument has not been refinished. I have fitted a new vellum, strings and an Eddie Uttley maple bridge with ebony tip.
This fantastic ukulele banjo has 14 tension hooks and is constructed from maple stained to a lovely light brown colour. The neck features a pickled pear wood fretboard (standard on UB2s, not rosewood as some would have you believe) with pearl markers and has cream binding along the edges which is unusual for a UB2. I cannot see any fret wear whatsoever. The white Gibson logo on the peghead is original.

The flat back resonator also has cream binding as well as white black white purfling inlaid into the back.
Many of the Gibson UB2 came with pots made by block construction and veneered. This particular UB2 has a 5-ply laminate pot construction made from strips of steamed maple. Whether this is better or not is subjective however these pots were used most often by Gibson on the more expensive instruments in the range. This was the reason I bought this particular instrument as I feel laminate pots are better made and more stable.

I bought this instrument a year ago and haven't played it since I put the new vellum on. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this Gibson, it's a fantastic example, however those who know me from the GFS may notice I tend to favour Abbott style instruments. I now have two small children and want a bigger house so I'd like to sell it on to someone who will enjoy and play it!
Comes with a modern plush lined case.

Gibson UB2 ukulele-banjo - side

Gibson UB2 ukulele-banjo - back

Gibson UB2 ukulele-banjo - peghead

Gibson UB2 ukulele-banjo - in case

1400 ONO

Buyer to pay shipping/insurance from Chesterfield (UK).

Enquiries: E-mail Peter peter@peternixon.co.uk

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