Expensive Ukes: Ukulele Window Shopping

After a week looking at cheap ukuleles, back to the ukes only those of you with vast resources who lounge in their ukulele-shaped pool wearing diamond ukulele necklaces.

Starting off with a Kamaka signed by Eddie Vedder and used on his album. It’s being auctioned off for charity (read the details here) and has already attracted some furious bidding. Not something you could say about this Lanikai autographed by Aunty Genoa Keawe with an optimistic starting price of $10,000.

Two fine custom shop Martin sopranos: an expensive oneand and a (relatively) cheap one (thanks to Phredd).

Pictures: 1800s ukulele banjolele boy, Dick Powell.

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  1. Ron Hale June 11th, 2011 1:41 am

    Now that you mention it, Al, I think I saw a
    photo of Eddie lounging by his ukulele-shaped pool
    wearing diamond ukulele necklaces.

    Not to start any fighting here, but one uke autographed by Aunty Genoa is worth ten thousand signed by Eddie Vedder. As is any uke autographed by Tiny Tim. Auction off the uke the kid used in his I’m Yours video and raise some real money.

  2. Woodshed June 11th, 2011 7:18 am

    Ron: The free market begs to differ. You’re welcome to put your money where your mouth is, though.

  3. Phredd June 11th, 2011 11:24 am
  4. Woodshed June 11th, 2011 1:44 pm

    Phredd: Nice!

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