This was brought as my first Banjolele and it has been the one that has taken most effort to get it to sound playable. I had to get a new bridge, new (Aquilla Banjolele) strings, tighten the vellum and reset the tailpiece. I also had to superglue one of the (lovely) planetary tuners because the bakelite had cracked so it wouldn't tune. But it's all done now I think it plays well and sound nice. The neck is quite thin for a Ukulele because this Melody Uke was actually, despite the name, a Banjolin, (that is a 4 string Banjo Mandolin), but I have given it a Ukulele tuning so I can play it. This kind of banjolin is often referred to as a "Melody Banjo" too, hence the GH&S brand name they did make a number of variants with different necks, as well as for different people over the years, (and this model was in production for before 1930 until the factory closed in 1962), so there are plenty of proper Banjo Ukulele variants about.
When I got it it had a goat skin on which worked ok but it did split after a couple of years (for some reason along with the heel of the neck - but not, as far as I could see, along any old join?). I have had the skin replaced with a proper calf one and it does sound a bit nicer, (and had the neck fixed - all good as new - Thanks to Mark Fletcher of Butser Mountain Music for the fine restoration work)