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VEHICLE NUMBER PLATE ‘843 UKE’ FOR SALE. The vehicle number plate 843 UKE is for sale. For further details and for a direct contact with the vendor please telephone me on 01691 828850, or email me at

JOSE FERNANDEZ Tenor Ukulele (c.1930). £795. SOLD

C. F. MARTIN & Co. STYLE 1K Soprano Ukulele (c.1920). £1,250. SOLD

C. F. MARTIN & Co. STYLE 2M Soprano Ukulele (c.1948). This is another little gem and a great example of a vintage Martin Style 2M soprano ukulele. Made of Brazilian Mahogany throughout it still has its original friction tuning pegs with white plastic thumb-grips and it has the C. F. Martin & Co. transfer on the top of the peghead together with the stamp inside the body under the soundhole. It also has ivoroid binding around the top and the bottom of the body, the bridge is as new with no wear to the string slots or the string mounting  holes, the Mahogany neck is dead straight and the frets and fingerboard are unblemished. There is some playing wear on the top of the body and an few minor marks elsewhere. On the back of the body there is what appears to be a tiny and very narrow crack appearing, but I’ve inspected it thoroughly and can’t detect any movement in the wood on either side and I’ve shone a torch at it but cannot see any light coming through it when viewed inside the body through the soundhole. This is a fabulous sounding Martin ukulele and if I was wanting to buy one I’d snap it up. Martin ukes always sound as good, but very few sound as good as this one. It comes complete with its original hard shaped case. £1,250.

LA FOLEY Soprano Ukulele (c.1926). It’s plain as a pikestaff and with minimal decoration, but the sound that this little ukulele makes, though quiet, is absolutely gorgeous. The pre-war instrument maker Jack Abbott (Snr.) said that if he ever bought an instrument made by anyone other than himself he would choose one made by George la Foley, whose instruments he held in the highest regard. This uke is in completely original and un-refinished condition and is fitted with a very old set of thin plain nylon strings. It has had an extremely good professional repair to a top rear corner of the body (it shows up as lighter coloured wood) but apart from that it has no splits or cracks. Straight neck with no wear to the frets or the fingerboard. Original black tuning pegs in excellent condition. Small inlaid position dots at the fifth, seventh and tenth frets. Inlaid cream binding around the soundhole. Original bridge. Unusually, it comes complete with its original black hard shaped case with red lining and an internal pocket and lid. The old leather handle on the case has broken but there is a similar new leather case handle inside the case. £295.


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