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As you can see in the pics there is several cracks, and the label on the headstock is gone. It's still run by the Kamaka family and they take great pride in their work. So its right around 60 years old) I took it into a local Uke shop and the were really impressed in what I had.I didn't have a serial number or sticker on the inside, so it was pretty hard to tell exactly what I had.Because the older ukes are of thinner and lighter wood they usually have cracks and separations that have been repaired or need to be repaired.They are louder as a result of the thinner wood and the repairs do not affect the sound quality.Pictures of some of the older ukes can be found on Gallery I of this website.When you first tune up an old ukulele (or any other ukulele for that matter) that has had the strings loosened for an extended period of time, the tone will be thin and dull.We always have Kamaka's on order and would be glad to put you in line if we are out of stock on the model you want. This page could be better described as "less famous vintage ukes." ( If you are interested in vintage banjo ukuleles or banjoleles, see the Banjo Ukes page on this site.) There is already a great deal of informantion about the old Martin, Favilla, Gretch, Gibson, Lyon and Healy ukuleles and they are all now expensive and hard to find.
The ukuleles made in Hawaii are desired by collectors of Hawaiian memorabilia as well as by ukulele players and so again the price is high.
Kamaka and a some other companies still make very nice hand-made ukes in Hawaii.
The older ukuleles are made of thinner wood and mostly glued with hide glue and so you must use low tension strings on them.
(Never put your uke in a chair or on a bed if you don't want to have a lot more repairs to do.) For vintage banjo ukuleles go to the Banjo Uke page of this site.
The older ukes may be made from birch, koa or some type of mahogany. Usually with the affordable ukes, there will be some separation of the front and back from the sides. If the bridge is missing you probably should not buy the uke because getting or making a new bridge is difficult.