Jupiter Creek, RISA, G-String

There have been three Jupiter Creek ukuleles crop up on eBay this week. The baritone has gone already, but you still have a shot at a concert and a tenor. There’s also a soprano for sale on eBay France.

It’s not often you see RISAs on eBay, but there’s a Meltocaster on there right now. It’s a guitarlele rather than a uke, though. And I still can’t quite come to terms with that shape.

The RISA isn’t the only strangely shaped ukulele on eBay at the moment. There are ukes shaped like a biscuit tin (strangely inelegant for a Lyon and Healy ukulele), a teardrop (I’m pretty sure that’s also a Lyon and Healy: a Venetian ukulele) and, best of all, an aeroplane.

It’s not often that there’s a ukulele I’m lusting after more than one shaped like an aeroplane, but this week that’s the case. MGM has a James Hill Signature JSM-2 ukulele up for sale right now (made by G String). I can always kid myself that if I had one, I’d play just like James Hill and no one can prove otherwise.

There’s a banjo ukulele collector who’s selling off his collection on eBay UK. There’s a Gibson UB3, a Maybell, a Bruno (made by Harmony ukuleles and an Avalon. All look very well cared for.

Most ridiculous ukulele/cavaquinho of the week: Del Vecchio Resonator. Even more strange than the uke itself is the video that’s presumably made to help sell it.

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  1. Minamin June 27th, 2008 6:49 pm

    That resonator video is… something else. I hope that it’s strung left-handed.

    I want to see a video, or at least photograph of someone playing an aero uke. It seems the right wing would hit you in the chin, while the left wing would take sucker-punches below the belt.

  2. Cardboardfrog June 27th, 2008 10:10 pm

    that resonator video….. tuning it might help?
    goood lord, its something else really, i bet it would sound quite nice properly tuned up though.

  3. Deadeye June 28th, 2008 1:07 am


    do i get an apple mac laptop or ….THE JAMES HILL UKE

    mmmmmmm damn i wish i was rich

  4. amber June 28th, 2008 7:19 am

    That poor, poor resonator. I wish I had a little extra money so I could save it from it’s torturers.

  5. Woodshed June 29th, 2008 3:17 pm

    Minamin: I assume it’s strung left handed. Even then, somethings very wrong.

    Cardboardfrog: It probably does sound pretty good. There’s a clip of a Del Vecchio resonator guitar here.

    Deadeye: Uke. Every time ;)

    amber: I say we round up a couple of Black Hawk helicopters and rescue it old school.

  6. Chris White November 20th, 2009 1:56 am

    My wife and i play choros with her playing rhythm on a uke. We’re looking into cavaquinhos and are wondering if anyone knows if a cavaquinho can be tuned like a uke?

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