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A suspicion confirmed

posted 10 Jul 2017, 16:05 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 13 Jul 2017, 06:18 ]
Cold War Musima Soprano
It has always seemed odd to me that the post war East German musical instrument manufacturing conglomerate, (that was reputed at one point to be the largest instrument maker in the world for a while?) made Banjoleles for themselves and for a number of other people, (including J.E.Dallas and B&J), along with all of the other things; Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos, Violins, Woodwind, Brass, Pianos, Drums, percussion and the like,but didn't make standard wooden Ukuleles. Up until now I had never seen or heard of one though. Possibly because like a lot of the Musima output, they were unbranded and fairly nondescript, and with the sharks tooth tuners that I haven't seen on German made Ukuleles before, I would have thought that this was a Japanese Ukulele of the period. I know this is Musima made though because it comes with the original Musima paperwork and when I saw it on ebay I knew I would make a serious effort to bring it to Ukulele Corner so I could study it further and bid possibly more that an instrument of (from the photos) this quality. I needn't have worried to much though as no-one else was willing to overpay for it so I did get it for a sensible price and now it's on the way to Ukulele Corner.

It's Here

Along with its guarantee paperwork and an old songbook. The Guarantee is nice and says the Ukulele left the factory in 1970 , the old songbook is a piece of crap and I don't know any of the songs