Regal made Carson Robinson Cowboy Soprano

My Cowboy Regal

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Carson Robinson promotional Cowboy Ukulele

This is one of the original Cowboy Ukuleles. Carson Robison started out with Wendell Hall but went on to become one of the founders of the whole country music scene; and he was also an endorsee for Montgomery Ward. MW started selling Carson Robison branded Guitars made by Regal in 1930 and went on with a number of different variants, (and a change of manufacturer to Gibson), until 1941. During this time there was a Regal made Tenor Guitar for a couple of years and from 1936-40 there was a Regal made decorated Soprano Ukulele, (alas, they never got Gibson to make the Ukuleles), and now I have one at Ukulele Corner.

For an 80 odd year old Ukulele the graphics are in remarkably good shape. There is a bit of seam splitting at the base and it looks like the bridge has been reglued at some point but apart from that, and needing new strings, it is a fine example of a pre war Ukulele and very welcome.