Ukulele Window Shopping

Ukulele Friend has this interesting Martin 2M from way back in 1916. It’s interesting to see the things that aren’t set in place yet: such as the sideways stamp in the soundhole and the bright white binding. You can see the differences against this later Martin 2M.

Dolphins seem to be the sea creature of choice for ukuleles, but this French piranha styled ukulele is more my speed.

Wailing resonator ukulele.

Ukulele photo of the week.

Ukulele kitsch: Uke lamp.

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  1. Cardboardfrog May 15th, 2009 9:43 pm

    damn you woodshed, now i wanna play my shiny resonator uke, but its still being repaired.
    that wailing looks mighty nice though.

  2. todd May 15th, 2009 11:43 pm

    I could see how you liked the piranha uke….very cool….

    the reso uke has a very crazy tone…..

    i played a national reso-uke once….heaven :)



  3. George May 16th, 2009 8:23 am

    Not to ruin your fishin’ machismo, but I think your piranha is actually an ulua.

  4. Woodshed May 16th, 2009 2:00 pm

    cbf: I’m going to have to buy a reso soon.

    todd: I missed that sound file. Sounds really good, but very un-uke-like.

    George: You may well be right. It’s still more manly than a dolphin.

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