Dating gibson ukuleles
In this case, it’s worth being able to identify which type of ukulele it is and how much it might be worth so you can tell if you’re getting a bargain. But with the new boom they’re back on the bandwagon. As well as making their own ukuleles, Martin also made ukes for other manufacturers such as Oliver Ditson.
Outside of the photograph caption, the pamphlet makes no mention of Morris, so we'll take a look at some of the other items in the case to try to learn a little more about him. This card mentions the "Daily Hot Shots" on KMIC, a show with which Morris was apparently involved. It features Morris's name and his chosen nickname: "The Duke of the Uke".Possibly the most interesting item found inside the case is a well-worn advertising pamphlet featuring Gibson ukuleles.The pamphlet appears to be from the late 1920s or early 1930s.These are so worn that they are barely visible and not completely legible.The Martin style 2 ukulele is a late 1940s model with the Kluson keystone tuners that only were used by Martin for several years following World War II. The body of the ukulele is solid but has considerable playwear on each of the upper bouts.