PHIL CARTWRIGHT ‘QUALITY UKES’
STEVE BARCLAY has always used Cartwright Ukes on his ONE MAN SHOWS TALKS and CABARET EVENTS.
Phil Cartwright has been producing these fine works of art for sometime now. Starting
many years ago producing the Abbot style uke in his workshop using his skills as
a master tool maker. Since then Phil has moved on to making ukes in the style of
the Ludwig Wendell Hall uke. Wendell Hall was a American Vaudeville entertainer who,
like George Formby with the Dallas company, had Ludwig make instruments bearing his
He was a popular radio favourite, recording artist and composer during the 1920's and 1930's.He was the composer of 'It Ain't Gonna Rain No More', as well as many other popular songs of the era. His personality comes through well on his many recordings and was very diversified including country, blues and popular songs.
These instruments were still made by the Ludwig craftsmen and Consisted of a heavily nickeled bronze shell with a Flare edge extending from the rim to the edge of the resonator with slotted cut outs. Self centering nickel plated bronze counter hoop with 16 top tension steel brackets. A two piece American walnut neck with an ebonised fingerboard and inlaid pearl position DOTS. Sixteen nickel silver frets and a laminated American walnut highly polished resonator. Equipped with friction tuning pegs and detachable arm rest. Although a slightly cheaper instrument it lost nothing in the quality of sound when compared with its brothers, with accurate fretting, easy fingering and a powerful but sweet tone. Again complete with usual Ludwig case.