Ukulele collector seeks the rare, the...

Ukulele collector seeks the rare, the beautiful, the vintage

There are 4 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Apr 1, 2010, titled Ukulele collector seeks the rare, the beautiful, the vintage. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

IN HAWAIIAN, the word "ukulele" roughly translates to "jumping flea." Twenty years ago, the flea bit Greenbrae's Andy Roth, who now has one of the most historically important collections in the world.

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RRR

Sherman Oaks, CA

#1 Apr 4, 2010
Amazing! Roth should have a book!
Terry Brent

Port Salerno, FL

#2 Jun 24, 2010
I love this write up!!

I have a late 1940's Martin style 1 or 2 in mint condition with the case and leson book and new pack of strings. It was bought in 1950.

let me know if you are interested.

terry

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panfish johnson 1916-1918

Springfield, MO

#3 Dec 21, 2013
I hope this finds it's way to Andy. I have a 1916-1918 Martin-Ditson uke that has been in my family since new. Almost like new/or perfect condition. Original case in very good condition. Appraised by Elderly Instruments in 2011 for between $4500-$5000. I might consider selling it to a collector or serious musician. Photos available. This uke was purchased by my great-grand father for my grandmother. Martin built the Oliver Ditson ukes until 1926. Really an amazing uke for being almost 100 years old. No serial number which makes it no newer than 1918. Pegs, not machine tuners.

If interested, drop me a note at box 4225, Springfield MO 65808. A post card with your contact information is fine.

I'm a private person, so no text, phone or email included. Serious only please.

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

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#4 Dec 22, 2013
panfish johnson 1916-1918 wrote:
I hope this finds it's way to Andy. I have a 1916-1918 Martin-Ditson uke that has been in my family since new. Almost like new/or perfect condition. Original case in very good condition. Appraised by Elderly Instruments in 2011 for between $4500-$5000. I might consider selling it to a collector or serious musician. Photos available. This uke was purchased by my great-grand father for my grandmother. Martin built the Oliver Ditson ukes until 1926. Really an amazing uke for being almost 100 years old. No serial number which makes it no newer than 1918. Pegs, not machine tuners.
If interested, drop me a note at box 4225, Springfield MO 65808. A post card with your contact information is fine.
I'm a private person, so no text, phone or email included. Serious only please.
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