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Ludwig 'Wendell Hall' banjo-uke SOLD!

1920s Ludwig Wendell Hall Professional, beautifully restored by one of the UK's leading expert ukulele-banjo makers/restorers, complete with Ludwig case from the same era, including original brass Ludwig name plate. A vellum tension key is included (not the original Ludwig key). The tuning pegs look original and function perfectly.

This was in very good playable condition when I got it, having been restored in the 1960s (I was told), but I thought it would benefit from a neck and perch pole reset, and a light restoration to the lacquered finish, so I handed it to the expert luthier Phil Cartwright to finish off. He has done a superb job on the neck and perch pole, and has enhanced the lacquer immensely. It is now set up accurately for Formby-style playing, and sounds as strong as it should.

The lacquer had some crazing near the tailpiece from an old knock, but that is hardly perceptible now. There was no need for structural repair, as seen in the inside pic. Also viewable on the inside - the remnants of the old Ludwig label.

This has an unusual finish for a Wendell Hall - a very nicely figured mahogany look, and without the usual transfer, but I think that gives it an added elegance. It certainly retains the distinctive Ludwig sound!

Any questions or further pics required please message me.

Ludwig Wendell Hall ukulele-banjo - in case

Ludwig Wendell Hall ukulele-banjo - side view

Ludwig Wendell Hall ukulele-banjo - peghead

Ludwig Wendell Hall ukulele-banjo - pegs

Ludwig Wendell Hall ukulele-banjo - end view

Ludwig Wendell Hall ukulele-banjo - back view

Ludwig Wendell Hall ukulele-banjo - inside

1550 SOLD! (2018)

Buyer to collect or pay postage from Gloucestershire address (UK).

Enquiries: please email Paul pak50@btinternet.com

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