1928 Clifford Essex and Sons Ukulele Catalog

1928 Clifford Essex and Sons Ukulele Catalog

Here’s an image of the ukulele offerings from the 1928 Clifford Essex and Sons musical instrument catalog: The text reads: “BANJUKE” (BANJO-UKULELE) The Ukulele provided a particularly appropriate background to the soft, rippling music of Hawaii. It is from this delightful instrument that the “BANJUKE” has been evolved. For accompanying modern rhythmic dance music it …

An Old “Camp Line” Ukulele and Banjo Ukulele Catalog

An Old "Camp Line" Ukulele and Banjo Ukulele Catalog

Here’s an image of an old catalog offering “Camp Line” brand ukuleles and Banjo ukuleles (along with mandolins and guitars): The text reads: Camp Line of Ukuleles, Mandolins, and Guitars Nothing similar is offered elsewhere, as they are exclusive patented products. Read the descriptions. Great care has been given to the manufacture of all instruments; …

Pre-1930’s Gibson Banjo Ukulele Catalog

Pre-1930's Gibson Banjo Ukulele Catalog

Here are a couple of catalog images, dating from the pre-1930’s, advertising the popular Gibson UB series of Banjo Ukuleles: Image 1: This first advertisement announced the release of the “new” model UB-4 Banjo-Ukulele. The text reads: You’ll Enjoy Playing A Gibson Ukulele or Ukulele-Banjo Just what you have been looking for– Something New for …