Thursday, 31 May 2012

Banjo Ukulele for Sale

Here at the Ukulele Restoration barn we offer Banjo ukuleles, Ukuleles, and Tenor Banjos for sale. all ukes are finely restored, and set up ready to play. Currently i am moving towards high end American ukes such as Slingerlands and Gibsons which i import from the USA. If you are looking for a Banjo Ukulele you have come to the right place! I have many ukes to suit all budgets, from beginners to Formby fanatics. Through my collection i have ownded, enjoyed and sold lots of instruments, as these pages show. I can also offer Cases, Aquila strings, Vellums and spare parts. Take a look through my pages to see if there is anything that catches your eye. I accept part-exchange, and also a repair service too. if you have a troublesome or tired uke, why not send it to me for a complete overhaul?

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Playing ukes is as much fun as restoring too!

a few photos from our trip to BBC Tees with our uke group "The Stockton to Darlington Ukulele Express" Thanks to Bob Fischer and John Foster for having us on.
We have made two appearances on BBC Tees now, as well as a feature in the Northern Echo. we play charity gigs, birthday parties, fundraisers. we are even booked for the stockton riverside festival. our biggest gig to date! for more info you can follow me on Twitter too @strumminsimon

The Gibson UB-2

A restored Gibson UB-2. Now in perfect condition. Do Banjo ukes get any better than this?
Perfect tone & volume. lightweight and comfortable to hold. Made at the zenith of Banjo ukulele production by one of the very best instrument makers around. This uke now holds number 1 spot in my prized collection. The uke was dismantled and all the metal work was sonic cleaned until it looked as shiny as new. the wood was cleaned, and re-finished with tru-oil. a new vellum was fitted along with some Aquila strings. it now sounds and looks amazing. Complete with fitted hard case (which i can supply if anyone wants one)

My visit to Alan "Uke" Harris

Here are a few pics from my vit to the workshop of Alan Harris. Alan has been collecting and restoring ukes for years, as his collection shows. A quick visit lasted over 2 hours! The collection includes a gold plated Wendall Hall, a crown cut out Ludwig, Weymanns, Maybells, Gibsons. you name it!!