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Will Van Allen long-scale ukulele-banjo
Van Allen long-scale 1930s banjo-uke in a custom made Savage & Hoy case. I bought this from a GF Society member about 10 years ago. I recently replaced the vellum, and took that opportunity to have the original tension hooks professionally replated - so, apart from that vellum, this is all original, and in superb condition. Formby used a Van Allen instrument in the film 'Off The Dole'.
Being long-scale I find this easier to play than the normal size - it suits the less nimble fingers. When replacing the vellum I found that the sweet ringing sound of the Van Allen is created by a steel tone ring (which I also had nickel plated to protect the vellum) resting on steel studs, for a wonderful clear tone.

Will Van Allen banjo-uke - with case

Will Van Allen banjo-uke - with case

Will Van Allen banjo-uke - front

Will Van Allen banjo-uke - back

Will Van Allen banjo-uke - peghead

Will Van Allen banjo-uke - neck

Will Van Allen banjo-uke - pegs


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