Harmony red stencil Ukulele 1950's
Johnny Marvin Tenor 1940's made by Harmony
This is a vintage signature model "Johnny Marvin" ukulele. It was manufactured by the Harmony Company in Chicago, Illinois circa 1940. The label on the headstock refers to the ukulele as a professional "tenor" model (by today's standards it would be considered concert-sized). It's made of solid flamed mahogany, bound in celluloid, with a rosewood fretboard, and a dark sunburst finish. The fretboard has 12 brass frets and 4 faux mother-of-pearl dots. The 4 large tuning pegs appear to be made of plastic (celluloid?). There is no label or markings inside. Everything appears to be original, possibly even the strings. The ukulele measures about 24" long. The body is approximately 7 3/4" wide and 2 5/8" deep.