Four-String Banjo Ukulele

Description (Brief)
This four-string banjo ukulele was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1925-1930. During the 1920s and 1930s banjo ukuleles were manufactured by the thousands. The majority of these instruments were inexpensive. They were easy to play, and produced a louder sound than the traditional Hawaiian ukulele, which created an irresistible appeal.
Currently not on view
Object Name
banjo ukelele
banjo ukulele
Date made
date made
overall: 21 1/2 in x 7 1/8 in x 3 in; 54.61 cm x 18.0975 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Elma Grace Hanika Cook

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