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Tillerman
04-15-2009, 11:22 AM
Hi UU,

I'm toying with the idea of purchasing another Ukulele, having sold my Hawaiian made one last year out of lack of time. (I also play Accordion)

This time around I want something different, so the Banjolele looks like a great choice. I came across one on YouTube called the Beansprout, it markets itself as a top of the line handmade instrument.

Now, I'm in The Netherlands so I doubt I will be able to play one before I buy. That's a bit scary considering 1000 USD is a big lump sum for a poor Medicine student.

Basically, if you own one do you think its worth the 600-700 dollar price hike from your normal Gold Tone or Heartwood? How is the action, volume etc? Is it really that good?

Any input is welcome.

hoosierhiver
04-15-2009, 11:30 AM
Mainland is planning to have an affordable banjo-uke available soon.

UKISOCIETY
04-15-2009, 11:43 AM
Mainland is planning to have an affordable banjo-uke available soon.

HOW affordable, he asked knowingly....;)

Ahnko Honu
04-15-2009, 01:31 PM
I DO like the Waverly Street Banjolele, and a very decent price for quality made in USA. I will get one eventually, they are awesome. :D
http://www.wsukes.com/79/u79.html
http://www.wsukes.com/79/tn_79-01.jpg

Howlin Hobbit
04-15-2009, 07:37 PM
The Beansprouts are, by all reports, quite a chunk of awesome.

Personally, I am salivating slightly in anticipation of the Mainland banjo uke.

hoosierhiver
04-16-2009, 06:18 AM
I hope to have the prototype this month and will know more then.

khrome
04-16-2009, 08:57 AM
I had a beansprout. But I ate it.

;)

UKISOCIETY
04-16-2009, 09:01 AM
I had a beansprout. But I ate it.

;)

http://www.infobarrel.com/media/image/911.jpg

freedive135
04-16-2009, 09:47 AM
The Beansprout folks were at the Denver Ukefest awhile back with their Banjolele's and new Soprano's... Nice Ukulele's...

I have played a Goldtone, a Dixie and a couple other unnamed vintage Banjo's

If I had the $$$ I would go with a Beansprout over the others. It plays, sounds, looks and feels better than ANY of the others I played with.

That said I would like to have that all metal Dixie just cuz it's vintage cool!!!!

Howlin Hobbit
04-22-2009, 12:13 PM
Personally, I am salivating slightly in anticipation of the Mainland banjo uke.


I hope to have the prototype this month and will know more then.

Major huzzahs!

(And several w00t!s... just for the geek quotient.)

MGM
04-22-2009, 12:33 PM
I sent one to someone in the Netherlands but can't remeber who They are great and Aaorn is such a nice guy and great banjo uke player If i ever find the video of him playing the beansprout i will post