Stagg Electric Uke, Tahitian Ukuleles: Window Shopping

A couple of Tahitian ukuleles up this week. The most impressive is this one carved into the shape of a bird. There’s also this soprano Tahitian ukulele – which you don’t see very often.

The Stagg Electric ukuleles I mentioned a while back are up for sale. Intended as Strat and Les Paul copies. They don’t quite pull it off.

The recession must really be hitting the uke collectors. Every week there seem to be more Martin ukuleles for sale. This Martin 2K obviously isn’t from a collector, but it’s very nice.

Two great photos I wish I knew the story behind:

– “Can you guide me in?” “Sure I’ll just put down my uke.”
– I don’t know what those girls are doing to that poor guy, but I want to hang out with them anyway.

It was only a matter of time: Obama ukulele dashboard figurine.

Rogaine: Makes dogs hump your leg.

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  1. cardboardfrog July 31st, 2009 6:55 pm

    having never had anything nice to say about stagg instruments before, i have to say the les paul looks alright actually compared to the strat at the very least.
    i have a lot of respect for men who hang upside down around attractive ukulele playing ladies

  2. Benjamin August 1st, 2009 1:22 am

    Yeah, I wouldn’t mind having a (fairly) cheap electric uke for open mic nights and such, any ideas how they sound/play?

  3. Woodshed August 1st, 2009 9:51 am

    cbf: “Compared to the strat,” isn’t saying very much.

    Benjamin: No idea, I’m afraid.

  4. Nick Bardy-Chivor August 1st, 2009 10:53 am

    The reason the LP and Strat’ ukes look so wrong is the lack of pickups…Surly anyone considering getting amped up would be better off buying an good old fashoned electro-coustic uke, then you’ve got the best of both worlds?

    and as the owner of Mr Short (Yes that’s his name) the Jack Russell, I can tell you, that if it stays still for more than 10 seconds…It’s humped, hair or no hair…

  5. Aimee August 1st, 2009 11:34 am

    That picture of the ukulele crushed under the car makes me feel physically ill!

  6. Woodshed August 2nd, 2009 7:56 am

    Nick: That leg humping picture was bought by someone who reads this blog.

    Aimee: It’s the ‘borrowed’ part that worries me. A cautionary tale not to lend your uke to anyone.

  7. Eve October 10th, 2010 1:33 pm

    it doesn’t have pick ups because the body is so much smaller than the guitars, it wouldn’t look right with them.

  8. Eve October 10th, 2010 1:36 pm

    But you’re right, it doesn’t look like a LP/Strat without them. It’s kind of a lose lose thing.

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