Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Melody Marvel

Heres a budget uke with a difference.

The Melody Marvel came from a range made by George Houghton & Sons
other models included the Melody, and Melody Junior.

i've recently restored a few melody ukes, i'll show those soon.

anyway, this uke the "marvel" is an open back with a chrome wrap round the pot. made with beech neck and lightweight pot. this was a budget uke with 6 tension hooks. This one was restored and fitted with extra hooks, now it has 10. giving it better tension & tone.

all the wood has been re-finished, fitted with new vellum & tuners. looks nice now, sold to a satisfied ebayer.
These ukes come up on ebay quite often, i found the addition of the extra tension hooks really made the difference.

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