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Another Obscure American Ukulele Brand

posted 1 Jun 2017, 15:43 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 27 Jun 2017, 09:42 ]
Victor brand Soprano
And this time one that even I don't know about?!
This is a Victor Ukulele and all I know, (beyond the specific it's not in the best of condition and needs a little love), is that it is a U.S. mainland made Ukulele from between the wars. The advert says it's made of koa but I will reserve judgement on that until I've seen it "up close and personal". Where in the U.S. it was made I havent a clue? Or exactly when? But I would guess it was pretty early, from the first half of the 1920's. Now it's coming I will step up my research on the brand, and hopefully when it gets here it will be able to tell me something too.

Right now there are some "difficulties"  about it going through Customs, (or alternatively not putting my address on it and just shipping it to Kentucky). I do hope it still gets here though

It's Here

And for all it's looking a bit beat up, it is a much better quality than I was expecting. Yes it needs new tuners and something needs to be done about the bridge, but there are no cracks, all the frets are there and I think its solid Koa, (well the body at least) there is a sound hole label but the middle is missing so I have to guess the middle word; it starts with a H and ends with a an.  So it says Victor Brand,  H_____an, Ukulele and there is no other information about its original maker. So far I have found nothing on Victor Brand Ukuleles but I will keep looking, (along with fixing the bridge and fitting new tuners)