Swagerty Sum Fun and Akulele on eBay

Plenty of interesting and unusal ukuleles this week. And whenever the phrase ‘interesting and unusal ukuleles’ crops up, the word ‘Swagerty‘ isn’t going to be far behind. According to the description this Swagerty Sum Fun is a one of a kind made by and bought from Swagerty himself. That has to make it a serious collector’s item.

This Akulele was apparently made by Bolivian charango luthiers and it certainly looks like it. The uke back, sides and neck are all made out of one piece of wood like a charango (or at least those that aren’t made of armadillo shells).

Kala have added to their ‘arch tops with unusual sound holes’ range with slotted sound hole design.

The electric Mahalo Les Pauls and Telecasters have arrived on eBay UK (I should probably call them electro-acoustic to be exact). You can find them, and their acoustic brethren, here.

My favourite ukulele photo of the week is astonishingly unusual in that it features a girl playing the ukulele whilst wearing a top.

Is there such a thing as a vintage fridge magnet?

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  1. Jason October 4th, 2008 6:39 am

    To be a vintage fridge magnet it must be a couple months old, considering it’s only $3.
    On another topic, Mahalo ukes don’t seem to be very common in the US, but seem to be everywhere in the UK. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually seen one in real life and I’ve seen alot of ukes! They must export mainly to Europe or something, any insight on that?

  2. Woodshed October 4th, 2008 8:29 pm

    Jason: They’re definitely everywhere in the UK. They’re pretty much everyone’s first ukulele. I’ve seen more and more of them crop up on eBay US recently, so perhaps they’re heading your way.

  3. nahum juarez October 1st, 2010 3:47 am

    i have a kook a la lee and a kooky uke both made by swagerty i love them its a piece of the surfing history

  4. nahum juarez October 1st, 2010 3:50 am

    im looking for the surf a la lee if someone wants to sell it let my know thanks

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