JMG Concert Ukulele c.1950

In the post WW2 years, Jack Maskiell and Les O’Conell started Jack Maskiell Guitars (JMG) in Perth, Western Australia, with some of their returned WW2 Australian servicemen colleagues.  In addition to making flat-top / tailpiece guitars, JMG patented a uke design in which the sides are set into recesses in the top and back. All the JMG ukes we have seen in the past were Soprano size with 12 frets and a 14” scale length. This one is rare: a 16” Concert scale length with 15 frets. It is a very good player, with excellent action, intonation and tone from the solid hardwood (we believe it’s Queensland Maple) carved top and back. Comes with a vintage canvas gig-bag of the era with functional zipper that fits the uke well.   A rare historic and playable Australian ukulele.

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  • Brand: JMG
  • Model: Concert Ukulele
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Made In Year: c.1950
  • Top /Back/Sides: Hardwood  we believe Queensland Maple (Flindersia brayleyana)
  • Neck/Fretboard: As above, fretboard with dark lacquer
  • Bridge: Ebonised Maple
  • Scale Length: 15″ (381mm)
  • Nut Width: 1-3/8″ (30mm)
  • Neck Profile: Slim D
  • Tuners: Original Bakelite friction style
  • Case: Brown soft gigbag of the era
  • Issues/Repairs: Nil
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Notes: The only Concert size JMG uke  we have seen over the years, and a very good player.