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FadaBullet
02-28-2009, 10:17 PM
http://www.elvis2001.net/images/index.jpg

casetone2514
02-28-2009, 10:50 PM
What kinda uke is that? Can't make out the headstock.

grappler
02-28-2009, 10:51 PM
wow nice.
whats that thing on his left hand pressed against the fretboard?

SamWise
02-28-2009, 11:47 PM
That looks like a tenor guitar to me, normally tuned like a mandolin, but one octave below. Cool instrument, here's me playing one I had for review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRzkUff6MZY

dave alexander
03-01-2009, 12:59 AM
Wasn't there a machine you could buy which would create the chords, just by pushing down buttons? Arthur Godfrey might have been a proponent of them....(Fading memory here.)

If so, for Elvis to use one seems a bit cheeky. Shouldn't he have learned the chords?

Yes, I want that uke too.

FADA, are you a tube radio fan? I have a FADA in my kitchen. Not a bullet, but it is a 40's Bakelite tube unit.)

upskydowncloud
03-01-2009, 01:35 AM
Wasn't there a machine you could buy which would create the chords, just by pushing down buttons? Arthur Godfrey might have been a proponent of them....(Fading memory here.)

If so, for Elvis to use one seems a bit cheeky. Shouldn't he have learned the chords?

Yes, I want that uke too.

FADA, are you a tube radio fan? I have a FADA in my kitchen. Not a bullet, but it is a 40's Bakelite tube unit.)

Yeah you're right I've seen one of those machines before. You just attach it to the fret board then push a few buttons and it plays chords. I can't remember where I saw it though. I'm not sure Elvis would need it to be honest.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
03-01-2009, 02:49 AM
I'm no expert on collectable ukes but I've seen a plastic ukulele called the "TV Pal" that had a drawing of Arther Godfreys face on the head stock (now there's an idea I would never have though of!) and what was called a "Chord-a-matic" I believe attached to the neck with rubber bands. Pressing one of the chord buttons would cause any number of plastic fingers inside the box to create the chord. Perfect for those struggling with that difficult C chord! Anyway, I agree with the previous posters, that's exactly what it looks like to me.

cjensen91910
03-01-2009, 03:05 AM
Looks like an old Gibson bari to me with one of the chord makers Godfrey used to sell. Man, am I that old!!!

dave alexander
03-01-2009, 06:34 AM
I didn't want to "pile on," especially because its Elvis...and somebody told him to play it...

But you'll never see me with my own face on my uke...

Kinda like wearing a T-shirt with your picture.

HaileISela
03-01-2009, 09:35 AM
I didn't want to "pile on," especially because its Elvis...and somebody told him to play it...

But you'll never see me with my own face on my uke...

Kinda like wearing a T-shirt with your picture.

you mean like this?

http://pic70.picturetrail.com/VOL1808/12149228/21605337/355853201.jpg :p

Pete Howlett
03-01-2009, 09:44 AM
Plastic uke with chord-o-matic attachment. Picture is probably more collectable than the uke...

FadaBullet
03-01-2009, 09:54 AM
FADA, are you a tube radio fan? I have a FADA in my kitchen. Not a bullet, but it is a 40's Bakelite tube unit.)


I used to collect radios about 25 years ago but I sold them.Many of the ones I used to own now reside in my friends collection(below).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Radiodrome/Radiodrome24-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Radiodrome/Radiodrome20.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Radiodrome/Radiodrome22.jpg

cpatch
03-01-2009, 09:59 AM
But you'll never see me with my own face on my uke...

Kinda like wearing a T-shirt with your picture.
I don't know, that could be kind of funny with the right slogan:

"I Love Redundancy"
"Wanted"
"Missing"
etc.

anomoly40
03-01-2009, 10:00 AM
Maybe Elvis was the ultimate Milli Vanilli.

FadaBullet
03-01-2009, 10:21 AM
you mean like this?

http://pic70.picturetrail.com/VOL1808/12149228/21605337/355853201.jpg :p

Now THAT is a goodlooking uke!

dave alexander
03-01-2009, 02:19 PM
Ok, so now I gotta get a drawing of me (painted on the uke) of me pulling my foot outta my mouth.

Still, yours is a drawing. Elvis has a darned photo. Kinda makes you feel badly for him. Like the scene in Forest Gump where Forest's mom has all that ping-pong merchandise with his picture on it.

HaileISela: My bad.

BboyEmperor
03-01-2009, 06:27 PM
you mean like this?

http://pic70.picturetrail.com/VOL1808/12149228/21605337/355853201.jpg :p

Russ, no one likes you anymore :(
But the uke, they love.