The 'Melody' Banjo Ukulele
instrument has a small logo in gold lettering at the top on the neck, a
LIONS HEAD and the words BRITISH MADE. It has a metal name plate which
It was made by George Houghton and Sons (Birmingham, England).
Houghton's maintained a stock catalogue of instruments (usually marked with a gold-embossed lion with the initials G. H. & S. underneath) with which many retailers and most of the wholesale houses made up their own catalogues.
It has an eight and a 1/4 inch diameter drum with a steel tone ring under the skin which raises the centre. It has eight tensioner screws around the drum and has a closed back which measures ten and 1/2 inches across.
Another excellent instrument to suit the beginner.
Thanks to Rickio
Woods, Seattle USA for the photographs
|Links to other British Banjo Ukulele pages|
|The Will Van Allen Banjo Ukulele||The Shellard Banjo Ukulele|
|The Spiers Banjo Ukulele|
|The Beddoes Banjo Ukulele||The Claughton Banjo Ukulele|
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