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Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History

GUEST,iliketimhortons 21 Oct 04 - 01:04 PM
Geoff the Duck 21 Oct 04 - 05:32 PM
Eugene Judge 22 Oct 04 - 04:32 PM
Peace 22 Oct 04 - 10:08 PM
Geoff the Duck 23 Oct 04 - 05:18 AM
GUEST,thomasrleeds@aol.com 23 Oct 04 - 11:48 PM
Geoff the Duck 24 Oct 04 - 01:38 PM
GUEST,genno 28 Aug 06 - 02:00 PM
oombanjo 28 Aug 06 - 03:56 PM
oombanjo 29 Aug 06 - 03:46 PM
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Rog Peek 28 May 10 - 03:40 PM
GUEST,Lysanna Hayes 12 Aug 10 - 11:02 PM
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GUEST,Eric 06 Jan 13 - 12:50 PM
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Subject: What is it and how is it tuned
From: GUEST,iliketimhortons
Date: 21 Oct 04 - 01:04 PM

My Father Inherited a few things from His passed Father. One of them was a Dulcetta ______. Thru some research, I found very little about it but it seems to be a "banjo ukulele".
I would like to know when it was made. And how to tune it properly.

Any help would be appreciated!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 21 Oct 04 - 05:32 PM

We're not ignoring you, just not really my subject, but this will take it back to the top of the list for a couple of minutes. By that time somebody who knows mught spot it...
Got some Uke sites bookmarked somewhere. if nobody knowledgeable replies I'll have a look tomorrow.
Quack!!
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 22 Oct 04 - 04:32 PM

Chris

"Dulcetta" was a trade name for banjos made by John Grey and Sons of London.

A detailed and interesting history of this company can be found in British banjo Makers Part Two on this site:

http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/brit2.htm

Sorry I have no info on tuning.


Eugene


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: Peace
Date: 22 Oct 04 - 10:08 PM

hobgoblin.co.uk/local/shops/shnott.htm

Mentions one.


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 23 Oct 04 - 05:18 AM

For tuning and chords you could start HERE
OR HERE
or follow the links HERE
The Banjo Uke is played the same as the guitar bodied one.
Quack!!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: GUEST,thomasrleeds@aol.com
Date: 23 Oct 04 - 11:48 PM

similar subject; I found a tenor banjo that looks like an open back,
but it has a wood back on it and sound holes around the side of the rim. Someone said it was an Irish style banjo, but I have not found documentation to support that. Anyone have any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 24 Oct 04 - 01:38 PM

First thing to look for is any names for either maker or model of instrument. If you have a name, then you can ask here if anybody knows the specific brand or model. You can also search the internet or ask on other music or instrument forums. My favourite general purpose search engine is http://vivisimo.com/. It is useful in the way it "Clusters" its results int groups containing similar information.
I suspect that people saying that the banjo is "Irish Style" is purely to do with the fact that it is a tenor (4-string) and not an "American" 5-string banjo.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: Dulcetta
From: GUEST,genno
Date: 28 Aug 06 - 02:00 PM

As a guitarist I know nothing about the banjo.

Was given an old Dulcetta a while back. Six tuning pegs. Is this normal? Any clues?


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: oombanjo
Date: 28 Aug 06 - 03:56 PM

This may help / or not. Let us know (ukbanjo.com) and there is another site (locksley -----) that some one may be able to give more info on.


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: oombanjo
Date: 29 Aug 06 - 03:46 PM

reefresh


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: GUEST
Date: 17 May 10 - 05:23 PM

Dulcetta is indeed a part of John Grey and Sons of London but only after 1911. Before it was a part (brand) of Barnett Samuel. I have a banjolele Dulcetta with the trade mark pf barnett Samuel and not John Gray and Sons.
Laurens


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: GUEST
Date: 28 May 10 - 02:53 PM

Greetings. I know that this is an old thread but I too have an aged Dulcetta with the letters, BS inside a musical triangle and London scripted beneath on the shield. Is it possible that this instrument dates from the pre 1911 period. It is very basic in design but a peach to play apart from sharp ends on the fret wires.
Regards. Steve Martin


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: Rog Peek
Date: 28 May 10 - 03:40 PM

I also have a Dulcetta ukele bango with BS in the musical triangle. I bought it for 10p in a jumble sale in the mid 70's. The fret board veneer was damaged and the vellum torn. I replaced the veneer, re-fretted, and replaced the vellum. It has four rosewood tuning pegs and is still in good fettle. I never got around to playing it properly. It also has a five figure number stamped on the back of the head, is it possible that this could be used to date it?

Rog


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: GUEST,Lysanna Hayes
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 11:02 PM

I also have a duloetta I'm presuming is a ukukele banjo, with the intial BS in a triangle, mine has 8 pegs but is missing the bottom where the strings attach, if anyone has any other information it would be greatly appreciated


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: Dead Horse
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 06:21 AM

Send it to Time Team.
They will give you a full history AND be able to reconstruct the face of the guy that made it. :-)


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: GUEST,Eric
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 12:50 PM

I have a "Dulcetta", it is 5 string, (strings missing) made by John Grey & Edne Ltd London. It has a lovely engraved silver coloured plate covering the machine heads, and mother of pearl inlays all down the fingerboard. Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Need Dulcetta Banjo Ukulele History
From: GUEST,Guest John
Date: 21 Feb 13 - 02:42 PM

I have a dulcetta banjolele with the logo BS in a triangle on the John Grey shield. It is a lovely old instrument to play and has a real plinky plonky sound. I believe that the ones with the BS Triangle are made slightly later than 1911 when Barnett Samuel gave up making them for John Gray Company. Sorry I cant give you any specific details or proof of this. Cheers John


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