Can anyone tell me when this one was made?
Early Yamaha Ukulele

© Frank Ford, 1999

Well, here's a fine little ukulele!

It's made entirely of solid woods, with maple for the back, sides and neck, and spruce for the top. The tuners are simple friction pegs of hardwood. The best part is that it sounds really good.

Cheap import, yes. But a real "sleeper." Its construction is is about as light as the great Hawaiian ukes from 1900-1920. From the look of it, and the style of the label, I presume it was made in the 1950s.

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