Standard sized, Soprano Scale Banjo Ukuleles (a.k.a. Banjolele)

John Bolander patented the first Ukulele Banjo (or Banjo Ukulele, or Banjolele, or even with Alvin Keech, Banjulele), in San Francisco in 1916 The reason for making them, like with most other plucked chordophones at the time, was to increase the volume pre electronic amplification. They succeeded in this aim but also gave a new and interesting tone to the whole concept of the Ukulele. This tone was brought to prominence in the UK first by Alvin Keech and the then prince of Wales patronage of his shop and then by George Formby one of the most popular entertainers of the time. Like the Ukulele it fell out of fashion for a while but has come back and taken its place in the current wave of Ukulele Popularity.

Here are the standard Banjoleles that live at Ukulele Corner
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J.E.Dallas Type B Banjolele
Dallas B


Grafton UB2

New York Gretsch Claraphone Banjolele Banjo Ukulele
Gretch Claraphone

Jolli Joe the UK Uke
Jolli Joe


Rose Morris Sunray

Albert Houdlett & Son Nu Way Banjo Ukulele
A Houdlett Nu Way


Decorated south east european Banjolele
Minstrel Boy

Dixie Aluminium Banjolele
brass maxitone gumby head banjolele banjo ukulele
MISCo Banjo-ette
Maccaferri Maestro Plastic Banjolele Circa 1952
Maestro Banjo
Harmony made BL&F Pennant Banjolele
(Harmony) BF Pennant
Keech type A Banjulele
Keech type A Banjulele
Musikalia 504 Banjo Ukulele / Cavaco
Musikalia 504 Banjo

(NJ) Oscar Schmidt Stella Banjolele
Oscar Schmidt Stella

Globe made Barth Lutchins and Feinberg Pennant Banjolele Banjo Ukulele
(Globe) BL&F Pennant

Will Van Allen Revelation Soprano Banjo Ukulele
Van Allen Revelation

GH&S "The Marvel" Open Back Soprano Banjolele
GH&S the Marvel

Concertone Banjo Ukulele
Montgomery Ward Concertone

Jetel no.8 banjo Ukulele
Jetel 8

Illinois Guarantee metal rim Banjolele
Illinois Guaranteed