Eric Clapton’s Uke: Ukulele Window Shopping

The ukulele previously owned by Eric Clapton that was sold at Bonhams earlier this year is now up for sale on eBay.

At first I just thought Luna ukuleles were making ukes that weren’t, to say the least, to my taste. But seeing their Luna Peace ukulele has convinced me they’re doing it specifically to wind me up (thanks to Phredd for the link).

aNueNue ukuleles have been adding to their line of signature ukuleles including (friend of Uke Hunt) Shigeto Takahashi; (child prodigy) Sungha Jung and (Thai uker) Singto Namchok.

Pictures: 50s girl group, Girls With Ukulele.

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  1. cardboardfrog August 19th, 2011 6:32 pm

    i own a luna guitar (one of their less… flamboyant ones) and i really like it but the massive majority of their instruments really are gaudy as hell.

  2. Bazmaz August 19th, 2011 7:19 pm

    Got to agree, that Luna is just horrid. Who on earth would…. Etc etc.

    Baz

  3. Ron Hale August 20th, 2011 2:31 am

    Yvonne de Villiers is an artist, so you’re not
    going to find her designing the usual sort of ‘beige’ instruments, Al. I quite like the Luna Great Wave design.

    And looks like aNueNue is placing bets on just
    where it thinks uke sales will be strong.

  4. Jodi August 20th, 2011 6:15 am

    So a bunny sound hole is ok, but a peace sign isn’t?

  5. Woodshed August 20th, 2011 6:52 am

    cbf: Some of their guitars do look okay.

    Baz: Hahaha!

    Ron: I have nothing against non-beige instruments. That just sounds like sound judgement from aNueNue.

    Jodi: Exactly!

    The whole ‘If everyone played the ukulele there’d be no war’ thing really grates on me.

  6. Eddie & Luna August 20th, 2011 9:49 pm

    @Woodshed
    Do you Really think Luna’s are bad, I bought my first Uke almost a year ago for 240$(Wavy Pearl) I fell in love with it, I went to New York and got another one for 140$(Triangle) and I love it too. But I’m wondering if it was a bad but, what’s a good Uke that’s not to pricey I read your Uke Reviews all the time I’m just wondering what’s your opinion on all this?

  7. RobNY August 21st, 2011 3:27 am

    I have to get the peace uke just to play I Gave My Love A Cherry.

  8. Woodshed August 21st, 2011 8:54 am

    Eddie: They’re not to my taste. I’ve never played one so maybe they’re great.

    Rob: I’m ashamed to admit I had to google that song.

  9. RobNY August 21st, 2011 4:11 pm

    It came to mind based on a scene from Animal House. One of my favorite movies.

  10. Woodshed August 22nd, 2011 12:31 am

    Rob: Ah, that would explain it. Never seen the film.

  11. RobNY August 22nd, 2011 5:12 pm

    Google the scene

  12. RobNY August 22nd, 2011 5:13 pm

    You’ll get a kick out of it

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