View Full Version : FS: Frisco Uke Collector's Item

05-18-2016, 02:34 PM
SOLD. A rare collectors item, the "Frisco" Uke. Made of Mexican Palo Escrito Back and Sides, Spruce Top. Please note: this uke has a slight rattle in the bridge that is probably from a loose brace. For that reason I am asking $200. This includes a hard shell mandolin case that fits it well. The uke looks gorgeous and I've seen these sell for prices around $700. I am selling cheaply to someone who doesn't mind getting it fixed


05-18-2016, 02:48 PM
What's that mark that looks like a chip on the bridge?
Sent you a PM

05-18-2016, 03:40 PM
It's not a chip. It is discolored. Maybe from the string rubbing. But definitely not a chip.

05-18-2016, 06:46 PM
I paid north of $800.00 for mine from MusicGuyMike. This one is a beautiful piece Katysax!

It won't last long at this price...I'm tempted myself.


05-19-2016, 02:08 AM
I've never heard of a "Frisco" uke. Can you give us some back ground on the build / builder.
Things I read says it has a concert fret board but a very large body yielding deepe sounds.
Is there a sound sample available anywhere?

05-19-2016, 06:07 AM
Chuck Frayne and Mark Silber got together a few years ago to design a uke based on the Vita Uke design. They had the ukes built in Mexico. Like this one, they were built with Palo Escrito (a rosewood type wood) and spruce. The sound holes are an S and F design instead of seals. The size of the body is kind of large but the neck is a Concert Scale neck. I think a run of 100 was made and that's it. I don't think there are many left. I've seen them sell for $500-700. The wood is beautiful. Someone will very much want it.