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chenx2
12-12-2014, 10:46 PM
I stumbled across an atypical shaped uke online, and I have no idea what this is....curious what it sounds like.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v16/annetteystfyh/Uke/what.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/annetteystfyh/media/Uke/what.jpg.html)

The Big Kahuna
12-12-2014, 10:55 PM
Looks like steel strings to me, so probably not a uke.

Brian1
12-12-2014, 11:22 PM
Looks like a "picken-stick" which has three strings when made by Martin (maybe more for some) sometimes called a stum-stick

http://ukeeku.com/2011/11/03/mcnally-strumstick-ukulele-full-review/

There are lots of images under those names in google images and above is a review of a mc nally

Here is a ukulele strum stick:
http://strumstick.com/V2/HTML/Ukulele%20Strumstick.html

PhilUSAFRet
12-13-2014, 02:39 AM
:agree: Yup, Strum stick Ukulele. A uke neck on what is normally a dulcimer strum stick. Sound is thin and "twangy" but a pickup may fix that somewhat.

chenx2
12-13-2014, 03:33 AM
Looks like a "picken-stick" which has three strings when made by Martin (maybe more for some) sometimes called a stum-stick

http://ukeeku.com/2011/11/03/mcnally-strumstick-ukulele-full-review/

There are lots of images under those names in google images and above is a review of a mc nally

Here is a ukulele strum stick:
http://strumstick.com/V2/HTML/Ukulele%20Strumstick.html

This must be it! Thank you for your links. Interesting look and sound.


:agree: Yup, Strum stick Ukulele. A uke neck on what is normally a dulcimer strum stick. Sound is thin and "twangy" but a pickup may fix that somewhat.

I wonder why it's in steel strings, not nylon ones.

PhilUSAFRet
12-13-2014, 03:02 PM
Because it's basically a dulcimer built for steel strings with a uke neck on it and uke scale and tuning.

Brian1
12-13-2014, 05:56 PM
Because it's basically a dulcimer built for steel strings with a uke neck on it and uke scale and tuning.

Don't dulcimers usually have metal strings, the fret board across the body, and a different type of fret system ?
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I think I saw a video made by the owner of Martin Guitar about a month ago where the guy that invented the strum-stick / picken-stick invented/originated it out of spare parts used for making guitars (drop off) that he basically got out of their trash. (and was able to get a patent on it) It allowed him to get better quality materials for no cost.