Sunday, 25 September 2011

Windsor Whirle

i have just spotted one of these on ebay, so i thought i would share one of the ones i've had.

The Windsor Whirle, made in Birmingham in the 1930s.

A good solid uke, well made with nice fittings.

Now i dont know if its the case with all Windsor ukes, but the two i have had, both attached the strings through the bezel instead of using a tailpeice.
this works well although in theory it should reduce the tension on the skin, however i found them to be excellent ukes at around the £100 mark.

They look to be made from Rosewood, which polishes up very nice
This model has an 8 inch pot with 8 tension hooks, also of note are the quite unusual all metal tuners and inserted resonator.

3 comments:

  1. I have found one of these but the machine heads slip. Did you replace yours?

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  2. No, mine worked fine. Theres no shame in replacing tuners. The uke isn't much out of tune!

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  3. No, mine worked fine. Theres no shame in replacing tuners. The uke isn't much out of tune!

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