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Vintage 4 String Ukulele-Banjo (Banjolele) ‘DOWN SOUTH’ MODEL
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Item specifics

Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Instrument: Banjo


4 String Ukulele-Banjo





Made in Britain Circa 1930s


Attributed to George Houghton & Son.

Probably made originally for retail

in a Department or Music Store.


G.H. & S. Trade Mark (Recumbent Lion)

Stamped into Headstock.


   Natural Skin Vellum - 8 inches Dia. (200 mm).

•    Chromed Brass Tension Ring with 6 Tension Hooks.

•    Decoratively Engraved Chromed Resonator. 

•    Weight –    1 lb 14oz (0.976 kilograms).

•    Ebony Fingerboard.

•    Tuning Pegs – Faux Ebony Grips (Screw secures


•    Frets – 17 No – Nickel Brass. 

•    Fully Strung - Nylon.

•    Carrying Case – an original by G.H. & S.



Overall - Very Reasonable

Vellum has two small splits (see photos).

Body is slightly oval.

Very Good Tone/Sound.



A Ukulele-Banjo is a Ukulele with a Banjo Body (Banjolele).

Famously popularised by George Formby.

First Popularised in 1920s.  




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