1960s Japanese MiJ Barnes and Mullins champion ukulele

My B&M Champ

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It has Rotosound strings and is tuned g~C~E~A

1960s Japanese MiJ Barnes and Mullins champion ukulele

mitsuba Gakki 1960s Clover Soprano

My Clover
is the screw is aftermarket?

Barnes & Mullins Champion

I suspected, but didn't know for sure until I invited it, that this was made by Mitsuba Gakki in the 1960's for B&M and apart from the inner label it is pretty much identical to my Clover. Confirming this was one of the reasons I invited it, the other was that I am a fan of Barnes & Mullins with their long history and the story of them starting out, first as Banjo performers, then starting a Banjo magazine and then starting a Banjo workshop in Bournemouth, (of all places), to capitalize on the "free" advertising in the magazine.