Ukulele Banjo Whirle/Windsor with case vintage
This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2011-01-28)
Price : GBP 96.25
RARE WINDSOR/WHIRLE BANJO UKULELE
In it's Original Case. The 4 Stringed Banjo Ukulele is in very good condition! New Bridge No chips etc...A very nice example of this great British instrument made in Birmingham, England. God Fun in the Summer Parks/Beech as Light to Carry.. Feel Free to Enlarge to see it's Quality. 21.5'' Neck>Base 8.5'' Across
Handle of case is faulty but easily fixed. You may Pick up from Ealing W5 or I can Ship As soon as Payment cleared. Any Questions Pleas ask. Thank you & Happy Bidding
On 19-Jan-11 at 18:30:06 GMT, seller added the following information:
During the early years of the 20th century there were up to 100 banjo manufacturers in Britain, ranging from individual craftsmen to factories employing scores of workers. One of the biggest was the Windsor company of Birmingham.
The founder, Arthur Octavius Windsor, had a small factory making coffin ''furniture''. His hobby was playing the banjo and when the instrument became universally popular he created and constructed his own designs. The instruments were snapped up by enthusiasts and eventually he set up a specialised factory in Newhall Street, Birmingham.
The firm was in existence for nearly 50 years but it ceased to exist in December 1940 when the factory was destroyed during a German air raid. Until then Windsor was probably the largest manufacturer of fretted instruments ever known in Britain, producing thousands of banjos each year.
This banjo is an Ambassad
This banjo is sold (sold on 2011-01-28)
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