Abbott banjos


GH&S Banjolele banjo Ukulele rebranded Gallotone
Rebranded GH&S
Gallotone Melody Uke
Gallotone Melody Uke
Gallotone soprano Ukulele made in Africa
Gallotone Soprano
Gallotone was a range of musical instruments distributed, (and some may have been manufactured?), in South Africa by the country's largest record company, Gallo Africa, during the 1950s and '60s. The range included Guitars, (like the Gallotone Champion made famous by John Lennon and some Faux Resonator Guitars - they have the steel cover plate but not the cone?), Ukuleles and Banjoleles, (though the Banjoleles were imported from GH&S and rebranded Gallotone, and I have read that some, if not all of the Guitars were rebranded Egmonds), The Gallotone range of instruments were widely exported around the British Empire as was, as a budget brand. I have seen the Banjoleles re-exported too, especially to Australia, but not back to the UK

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