Here’s a fun one for the collectors. Harmony, based in Chicago were one of the biggest manufacturers of ukes in the 1940s and 50s pumping out thousands of instruments. What’s cool though is they often had really fun designs and have become really collectible. I really like this one as it shows the old tuning for ukes really popular at the time (up a whole step from GCEA tuning) ADF#B with the notes drawn on a musical stave.
The body of the uke is made from birch and is still in remarkably good condition. It has Harmony’s famous plastic fretboard and the original friction tuners. It has original nylon strings but I can swap out for new Fluorocarbons – just ask.