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    Default Uke whammy bar

    Check out this uke, with metal attachment...sorta looks like a whammy bar on an electric guitar. What the heck is that thing?

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    Not a clue. And looks like part of the contraption is missing. There is another hole on the sidewall visible on one of the pictures.
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    Maybe a pick guard contraption?

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    Normally a whammy bar moves the bridge on a SOLID body instrument, which causes the tremelo affect. I can't see in this photo if it is attached to the bridge or not. One thing is certain; over time if you used it to move the top of the instrument it would cause damage to this type of construction.

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    Cigarette holder? If so, that guy must've been a smokin' good player!
    (Okay, that was lame.)

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    Methinks that with the use of that attachment, this will not end well...

    I am offended to see that on a vintage Martin concert uke, but to each his own.

    If I had the cash, I'd buy it so I could remove the whammy and then fill the holes, and if no other damage, just play the devil out of that thing...

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    Looks like a personally made neck strap. I agree with
    If I had the cash, I'd buy it so I could remove the whammy and then fill the holes, and if no other damage, just play the devil out of that thing...
    Last edited by spongeuke; 09-13-2017 at 04:28 PM.

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    I'm thinking it could have been part of a one-man band.

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    Could it be to hold a small mic, or maybe to mount the uke on a stand like I've seen for guitars on stage?


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