From the success of having his first hardback book printed by WPG, ‘All About The Banjo Uke’, John Croft approached us again about printing a second book.

‘All About The Banjo Uke – A Photographic Companion’, is a perfect follow up.

Follow-up Hardback Book Printed to Same Spec

John was so pleased with the first book, he wanted his second, photographic companion, to be printed to the same design and high quality.


The new book contains 192 pages filled with photographs and information on a diverse range of ukuleles including vintage and contemporary and about great makers past and present.

This high quality book has been printed with a hardback red cover with book title & author’s name stamped in gold foil on the spine, then covered in a gloss laminated dust jacket. A real collectors item to treasure for years to come.

Self Published Author


John is a self-published author and compiled this book from his home in Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry in Shropshire.

He really does let his love and enthusiasm for the ukulele flow throughout the book and has high hopes that this book will be of great interest to lovers of The Banjo Uke, the ukulele, and music in general.

Hardback Book Printed to High Specification

  • Hard Cover with High Quality Printed Dust Jacket
  • High Quality Stitched & Glued Binding
  • Title & Author’s name in gold foil stamped on the hard spine
  • Printed on Very High Quality Paper
  • Size of Book: Length 30.5cms, Width just under 22.0cms, Depth 3.15cms
  • Weight of Book = 1.4kg. Packaged book weighs approximately 1.55kg
  • A4 sized pages
  • Easy-to-read Text
  • Lots of Detailed Photographs (almost all in Colour)
  • 192 Pages
  • Approximately 497 photographs
  • 36 Chapters (Chapter Headings shown below)
  • Lots of Information and Lots of Stories
  • First Edition limited to 200 copies

This Hardback Book Printed by WPG can be bought directly from John Croft

Price £30.00, plus postage & packing


More about John’s first hardback book printed

All About The Banjo Uke by John Croft

Original-Hardback-Book-Printed-by-WPG-Banjo-UkeAll About The Banjo Uke was printed in 2018 after 7+ years of compiling by John.

The book is full of interesting facts and stories about a multitude of people including a chapter on George Harrison, the ownership of George Formby’s banjo ukes and also information about the great case makers.

In John’s words “It seeks to extend the knowledge and stimulate the interest of the reader”

Review of ‘The Banjo Uke’

“The book was seven years in the making and extensive factual research carried out which takes you through the history of the banjo uke told from its invention, through to the great vintage manufacturers of Ludwig, Gibson, Abbott and Bacon (including Bacon & Day).

The book is hard back and the quality of the book and pages themselves is high quality.

If you are into your banjo ukuleles then this is a must have! We have seen it, read it and highly recommend it!”

– Alan & Alyson Yates


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