Flea Banjolele: Ukulele Window Shopping

A couple more interesting videos from NAMM 2011. Epiphone are bringing out an official Les Paul ukulele but that guy is so annoying I’m already striking it from my want-list. Much more likeable are the Beloffs with their Flea banjo-uke and (from around 4:25) the solid-body electric Fluke.

Kerri Char custom tenor.

Photo: Women with ukuleles.

Ukulele music box angel.

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  1. Tess January 28th, 2011 7:57 pm

    I’d still take my custom semi-hollow mini les paul tenor over that one any day of the week.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54044973/les-paul-style-tenor-ukulele-blue-burst

    I’ve since put a custom pickguard and black pins. But boy howdy does it sound lovely through my tube amp.

  2. Howlin' Hobbit January 28th, 2011 8:06 pm

    hmmmm… no links for the last three items.

  3. Ron Hale January 29th, 2011 12:07 am

    Today’s photos of people with ukuleles are
    going to be considered antiques someday, too.
    People should realize that when they look at these nice old photographs or pose for their own photos. In the future the Jetsons will smile and shake their heads at those quaint late 20th – early 21st century ukers.

    Pay all youse guys want, Al, no Les Paul is as cool as the Mahalo version. And especially ain’t no
    tele remotely as cool as the Mahalo – especially when amped. My favorite new uke out of NAMM
    is the Mahalo yellow smiley-face with two soundholes doubling as eyes. Now there’s a company that takes art design seriously. Instant classic…

  4. SamD January 29th, 2011 12:35 am

    Which guy is so annoying? the German or the American?

  5. zac987 January 29th, 2011 6:58 am

    I’m loving the idea of a cheap, good sounding banjolele.

  6. George Stone January 29th, 2011 7:56 am

    Both! XD, …sorry!

  7. todd January 29th, 2011 2:22 pm

    i won’t lie. i want a flea banjo uke :)

  8. Woodshed January 30th, 2011 3:21 pm

    Tess: Glad you’re enjoying yours.

    Hobbit: Thanks for that. Fixed it.

    Ron: Do people take photos anymore? I mean ones that you actually hold rather than put up on Facebook.

    I like my Mahalo Les Paul, but I’m still lusting after one of RISA’s.

    SamD: It’s not obvious? The knob in the white coat.

    zac987: At the price they’re talking, it’s not all that cheap by uke standards.

    George: No need to apologise!

    todd: I won’t lie. That’s doesn’t surprise me at all.

  9. todd January 30th, 2011 9:52 pm

    :) you’re familiar with my ways… :)

  10. Ambient Doughnut February 1st, 2011 11:42 am

    I love the look of that Flea Banjolele. Pleasingly minimalist!

  11. Ambient Doughnut February 1st, 2011 12:06 pm
  12. Woodshed February 2nd, 2011 10:30 am

    Ambient: Thanks for the link. I think if I ever got a banjouke it’d be at the simpler end of the scale.

  13. Shobs February 3rd, 2011 8:16 pm

    Oh my days! I’ve tried various banjo ukes and found them too heavy, too expensive, too twisted (second hand) or too tinny, but I want a Flea.

    Well, that’s taken all the fun out of deciding which uke to buy this year!

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