Gordon Markendale 'Silhouette' Ukulele Banjo (Abbott Monarch Replica) **SOLD**

Markendale Monarch Banjo uke front
  • Markendale Monarch Banjo uke front
  • Markendale Monarch back
  • Markendale Monarch headstock
  • Markendale Monarch deluxe hard case
  • Markendale Monarch hard case open
  • £995.00

** SOLD** Hand crafted Abbott 'Monarch' replica made by Gordon Markendale. Top Quality reproduction producing that famed 'Formby' sound some would say better than the original. Includes original deluxe hard case. See below for detailed specification
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Description

Buy your Gordon Markendale 'Silhouette' Ukulele Banjo (Abbott Monarch Replica) **SOLD** from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Detailed Specificatins

Pot

  • Nickel plated spun metal pot
  • Nickel plated stepped tension hoop
  • 14 Flat bracket hooks
  • Markendale nickel plated tailpiece
  • Genuine skin velum
  • 2 foot maple and ebony bridge

Neck

  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Ebony heel cap
  • 16 frets
  • 'G Markendale' signature on headstock
  • Ebony faceplate on headstock
  • Quality friction tuners with black buttons
  • Bone nut
  • Gloss finish

Resonator:

  • Stained maple
  • Ivroid external edging strip
  • Straight Inside sidewalls
  • Ivroid Polished centre dot
  • Satin finish

Tone:

That true authentic 'Formby' sound as close as you can get it...in our opinion!!
 

Tuned:
Standard Ukulele Banjo tuning gCEA. Can also be tuned aDF#B

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut - 34mm (1.338")
Scale Length Nut to Bridge - 346mm (13.622")
Resonator Diameter - 260mm (10 1/4")
Weight Approx - 1.4Kg (3.086lb)

Price includes a Deluxe Hard Shell Case
 

More about Gordon Markendale

Gordon Markendale from Prestatyn in North Wales started making Banjo Ukuleles in 1991.
Already a maker of guitars and particularly banjos, his work was excellent. Attention to detail and consequent finish of the instruments were in general superb. He was also a repairer of all types of stringed instruments.

His first attempt at the manufacture of Banjo Ukuleles was a copy of the Gibson UB2/3. The prototype was absolutely brilliant and produced a first class sound. His order book was immediately filled by members of the George Formby Society wishing to own one of the pristine instruments.

Within a short time he had established a good reputation, although one had to be very patient as delivery times gradually increased, as did the range of instruments and his orders, for these classic instruments.

Copies of the pre-war Abbott ‘Monarch’, the Gibson UB4 and eventually an almost ‘impossible to tell the difference’ Ludwig copy were manufactured.

Many personalised models were also made.

 

Specification

Ukulele Scale Length Soprano
Banjo Pot Size 8 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
Head Type Vellum
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Friction Pegs
Finish Gloss Finish
Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using Interlink Express Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop).

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.

Reviews

1 reviews for Gordon Markendale 'Silhouette' Ukulele Banjo (Abbott Monarch Replica) **SOLD**

Richard Taylor

by on 2016-08-09

Lovely ukulele, would recommend this shop to other enthusiasts. Great seller.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 customer reviews
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