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hoosierhiver
02-26-2009, 07:31 AM
Currently there are maybe more choices for buying ukuleles than any time in history.New styles,new woods,new colors.What would you like to see on the market that is not out there yet?

Stackabones
02-26-2009, 07:37 AM
I have an f-hole archtop. How about an oval-hole archtop?

dnewton2
02-26-2009, 07:44 AM
If I told you my idea might get stolen. Just kidding.

This is a real tough question. I mean probably just about any kind of wood has at least been experimented with by this time so that is out. Metal, seen at least one, Waverly Street ukes. I believe Dasilva did a carbon fiber uke at some point. Plastic has been done i think. Concrete?:eek:

Here is one i haven't seen fiberglass. (Patent Pending):D I think you could do some cool visual designs and stuff, but I am not so sure about the sound. I am sure if you could get a thin enough layer on top it would work. I don't know how sturdy it would be though.

This could be an interesting thread.

thejumpingflea
02-26-2009, 07:59 AM
A Spruce Top, Koa Sides and back, cut-away Tenor with a slotted headstock.

A Spruce Top, Mango sides and back pineapple uke.

Any REASONABLY priced banjolele. :D

beeejums
02-26-2009, 08:12 AM
Any REASONABLY priced banjolele. :D

Amen, brother.

haole
02-26-2009, 08:15 AM
A production-model carbon fiber uke (like Rainsong's guitars) would be sweet. Weatherproof!

There are ukes made to look and sound like guitars, basses, and banjos. But no sitar ukes yet? :O

UKISOCIETY
02-26-2009, 08:24 AM
A production-model carbon fiber uke (like Rainsong's guitars) would be sweet. Weatherproof!

There are ukes made to look and sound like guitars, basses, and banjos. But no sitar ukes yet? :O

With a recently adopted Russian child, I'm dreaming of a balalaika-uke. But there can't be much popular call for that.;)

thejumpingflea
02-26-2009, 08:35 AM
With a recently adopted Russian child, I'm dreaming of a balalaika-uke. But there can't be much popular call for that.;)

I'd buy one.....

Haha just kidding, that was a lie.





















I'd buy two.

Captain Google
02-26-2009, 08:43 AM
Any REASONABLY priced banjolele. :D

Mainland is working on that.

bbycrts
02-26-2009, 09:19 AM
My dream uke is a locally-sourced one - I live in Oregon, would like a concert uke built of Oregon curly claro walnut and Oregon myrtle (though I'd compromise on local for an ebony fretboard and bridge...). SOME day, I'll be going to a custom maker to take care of it for me!

hoosierhiver
02-26-2009, 10:12 AM
With a recently adopted Russian child, I'm dreaming of a balalaika-uke. But there can't be much popular call for that.;)

and call it a.....Balaluka?

haolejohn
02-26-2009, 11:04 AM
I'd buy one.....

Haha just kidding, that was a lie.






















I'd buy two.

Child or uke?

allinfun
02-26-2009, 11:14 AM
mmmm... cocobolo

Stackabones
02-26-2009, 11:18 AM
Oh, I forgot one other dream item ...



FREE!!! :shaka: :nana: :D

russ_buss
02-26-2009, 11:46 AM
how about selling uke kits? like something between a grizzly and stew mac.

Luna
02-26-2009, 11:58 AM
Oh, I forgot one other dream item ...



FREE!!! :shaka: :nana: :D

Yes! Or at least it would only cost ten dollars. And still be a very good quality one.

Other than that, I'd want it to be painted nicely (with animals or something on it) and not have a buzzy note like mine does. (I didn't know what to look for when I bought it and I feel really bad about that, but it's bearable.)

And just because I'm making this up, I'd like one that can turn from a soprano to a concert whenever I felt like it and squirt rainbows out at everybody that would make whoever heard it stop being angry or sad and pick up one of the 600 ukes that were conveniently growing on a nearby tree. :D That would be amazing.