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Lyon & Healy


1920s Lyon & Healy ‘Bell’ Soprano Ukulele

Founded in Chicago in 1864, George Washburn Lyon and Patrick J. Healy built their first instrument – a harp – in the year 1889. This partnership quickly became the Washburn company ‘Lyon & Healy’. Lyon & Healy’s knowledge of instrument building and unique designs was later applied to the traditional figure-eight shape of the ukulele at the turn of the 20th century, in which the company introduced a number of  less traditional shapes such as the ‘bell’ and the ‘shrine’ ukulele. Considered a mainstream comp
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1930s Regal Concert Ukulele

Originally founded by Wulschner & Sons, this wonderful example was handcrafted out of Chicago under the trade name, ‘Regal’. The ‘Regal’ name was purchased by Lyon & Healy from Emil Wulschner at the turn of the 20th century.  This one was likely made around the 1930s. Price: SOLD
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1950s Lyon & Healy Concert Ukulele

Gorgeous concert sized Lyon & Healy concert ukulele handcrafted in Chicago, U.S.A. in the 1950s in fully original condition. Considered a mainstream competitor of musical instrument giants C.F. Martin & Co and Gibson, the Washburn company was founded by George Washburn Lyon and Patrick Joseph Healy in 1864. The company offered a number of different models, sizes, and designs and both in mahogany wood and Hawaiian koa. Perhaps one of it’s greatest appeals was the competitive price point in which these instruments were offered to ukulele enthusiasts thro
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1920s Lyon & Healy Soprano Ukulele

Classic vintage 1920s Lyon & Healy ‘Bell-shaped’ soprano ukulele in original condition by Washburn Co. Lyon & Healy ukuleles are amongst the great player ukuleles of the yesteryear and was regarded by many as one of the all-time great ukulele manufactures to have come from the continental USA. Handcrafted of mahogany wood face, back, and sides, this instrument offers a classic range of tones. The fretboard is handcrafted from rosewood and the neck and bridge from mahogany wood for added stability. Classic ‘bell’ design and ivroid inlay on top and back for ad
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