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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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Detailed Specificatins


  • 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


  • 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


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


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

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

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.


Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

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 DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

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

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

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.


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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