Wendell Hall was an American Vaudeville entertainer who, like George Formby with the Dallas company, had Ludwig make instruments bearing his name.He was a popular radio favourite, recording artist and composer during the 1920's and 1930's.He was the composer of 'It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo', as well as many other popular songs of the era.His personality comes through well on his many recordings and was very diversified including country, blues and popular songs.These instruments were still made by the Ludwig craftsmen but were not quite as elaborate in decoration and were therefore slightly cheaper.Consisting of a heavily nickeled bronze shell that has a Flaredge extending from the rim to the edge of the resonator with slotted cut outs. Self centering nickel plated bronze counter hoop with sixteen top tension steel brackets. A two piece American walnut neck with an ebonised fingerboard and inlaid pearl position DOTS. Sixteen nickel silver frets and a laminated American walnut highly polished resonator. Equipped with friction tuning pegs and detachable arm rest.Although a slightly cheaper instrument it loses nothing in the quality of sound when compared with its brothers, with accurate fretting, easy fingering and a powerful but sweet tone.Again complete with usual Ludwig case.
Listen to Wendell Hall’s It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo