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Here's a little Richter Ukulele Banjo that was made in Chicago probably close to 90 years ago. It can be found under other names as Maxitone and Bruno. It is a great hot rod red color and sounds bright and punchy. it is somewhere in between a fine instrument and a toy.

here's a video demo

This one has seen couple of lifetimes worth of use. There is much loss of the red paint and it has worn down in areas so you can see the copper? banjo pot. I love the wear and it doesn't affect the sound or playability at all...

two of the banjo hooks have been replaced by what look like Vega hooks, The tailpiece and bridge are replacements (probably the same period though). and there is a lot of playing wear right at the nut. on the front and on the fingerboard. someone played right through the red paint! It is also missing the 10th fret, which would probably be a simple repair for the right person

There are a couple of funky notes that don't ring out all the way but it plays great with a low action. a very funky piece that is not for someone wanting a pristine collectors piece, but would be GREAT for someone willing to dig the songs out of it. It has probably seen more of life than you can even imagine!

Vintage 1920s or 30s Poppy Red Richter Banjolele or Banjo Ukulele Hot Rod Red Uke


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Material: maple
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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