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my ukes!! ....just chillin
sleestak
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Joined: Aug 11, 2006
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From: san diego
Posted: 2011-05-27 10:31 pm   Permalink







two of the ukes are cheese but tiki nonetheless, and the others are a bakelite baritone uke circa 50's and a hand carved tahitian mandolin, circa 60's!!

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Vince Martini
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Joined: May 02, 2010
Posts: 277
From: Iki Pohaku, Arkansas
Posted: 2011-05-27 10:44 pm   Permalink

The pics all look so vintage. great ukes and great photos of the ukes!

 
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sleestak
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Joined: Aug 11, 2006
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From: san diego
Posted: 2011-05-27 10:52 pm   Permalink

thanks!

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7583
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2011-05-28 12:43 am   Permalink

where's the cheese?


 
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sleestak
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Joined: Aug 11, 2006
Posts: 517
From: san diego
Posted: 2011-05-28 01:08 am   Permalink

its in there!!


 
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capheind
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Joined: Aug 24, 2010
Posts: 43
From: Bakersfield, CA
Posted: 2011-05-28 4:48 pm   Permalink

I've been thinking lately of learning the uke, I've never had any luck at any other instrument so I couldn't do worse with this than with those. How difficult is it to pick up?

 
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Bruddah Bear
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Joined: Apr 07, 2011
Posts: 628
From: Los Angeles Basin, Westside
Posted: 2011-05-28 5:11 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-05-28 16:48, capheind wrote:
How difficult is it to pick up?



Can't be all that hard, most of them seem pretty light.


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sleestak
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From: san diego
Posted: 2011-05-29 10:52 am   Permalink

heeeeeeyyyyyoooooo!! yeah they dont weigh that much! pretty easy i think!! i play a lot of stuff so it makes sense. unless of course you want to really RIP!!!

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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1273
From: Indiana
Posted: 2011-05-31 1:06 pm   Permalink

I have a bit of a uke collection too. Here are three that hand around my office. I'll have to take a camera home to get some pictures of some others.



The two Silvertones have nice Hawaiian graphics. The center uke is a no-name that I painted myself. All three are players... not great players.


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Bongo Bungalow
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2011-06-01 05:15 am   Permalink

Adding to this ukulele thread:



So... yes, no one needs three Poke-A-Lay-Lee's, I know this... I can't explain how I ended up with these three long-necked odd-balls. The pineapple uke (sideways) and the concert uke (lower right) are both koa Kamakas and the sweetest sounding things you ever heard. Also worth noting is the mahogony Martin (top right) which has a wonderful warm tone. The Mele and the concert Kamaka are fitted with Fishman pickups for performances. All good fun.


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emspace
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 875
From: Vancouver
Posted: 2011-06-01 09:51 am   Permalink

I only have one uke, bought recently to replace my starter (which is now so thrashed and crapped-out I can't even give it away), but it's a beauty:







It's a Big Island koa soprano with tortoise (fake since we don't want to kill any honu) and rope binding. Check it, the position dots are abalone pics of the Big Island!



Ebony fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, strung with Aquila in a nice hard case with digital tuner. Got it from Mim's Ukes on eBay.Love this uke thread, keep 'em coming! One of 'em even looks like a weapon - why not? The uke is for warriors too!
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emspace
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
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From: Vancouver
Posted: 2011-06-01 09:53 am   Permalink

Hey capheind, great uke chord chart in PDF here: http://www.ukalady.com/Images/UkeChart.pdf

Don't hesitate, get strumming!

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Bongo Bungalow
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2011-06-01 10:45 am   Permalink

Beautiful emspace!



 
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emspace
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 875
From: Vancouver
Posted: 2011-06-01 11:06 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-06-01 10:45, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
Beautiful emspace!




Thanks man, it's true. Just holding it makes me feel warm all over.


 
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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Posted: 2013-05-28 11:45 pm   Permalink

Pics of my ukes:



 
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