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Sunday, March 04, 2012

By request the Grover "Ivoroid button":

A close up of the Ivoroid tuners used on the Gibson UB-4/5 models.  I've never seen these buttons that Grover supplied to Gibson on any other banjo ukulele.  They were  nitrocellulose "ivoroid" which was the synthetic ivory invented in the 20s to replace real ivory.  It is great looking material and I've seen it on many
guitars as binding and even on bassoons as the bell ring.

Please write me if you have seen these on any other models of ukulele or banjo ukulele.

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