Sunday, 20 January 2013

Gibson UB-1

The Gibson UB-1. the smallest of the Gibson range with a 6 inch head. Dont be fooled into thinking this is a toy, or a novelty instrument. It is, i think one of the very best Banjo ukes around. With a fantastic sound i describe as "old radio" and plenty of volume too. I received in a tired state, although it still played and sounded fantastic. A testament to the quality of the Gibson range. I had all the metal re-plated, refinished the wood, and oiled the fretboard. Even the tuners were stripped, re-chromed and re fitted. Once the new calf skin, bridge and GHS clear strings were fitted it once again began to sing! This little belter is to be added to my own collection

7 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful. Just curious. Do you use a thinner vellum on a 6" banjo versus a full sized banjo? I'm thinking of replacing the vellum on my UB1.

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  2. The 18.99 ukes your selling how long is it and how many frets has it got

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  3. You mean on eBay? There are vellums for sale at 18.99. But no ukes!

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  4. Can u show me a full picture
    Please for the 18.99 banjo uke
    Thank you

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  5. I'm sorry, I think you are confused. Only the skin is for sale at 18.99 not the uke

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