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seeso
07-28-2009, 10:57 AM
What ukulele would you be?

I think I'd be a Mahogany Flea.

http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/store/prodimages/FLEA%20Mahog-DET.jpg

sweetie pie
07-28-2009, 11:02 AM
obviously, the TV Pal.

thomas
07-28-2009, 11:07 AM
I'd be one of the Makapilis that I make, because my soul is in all of them.

ukulelearp
07-28-2009, 11:13 AM
An Ohana Vita. Not too showy.

ElectricDynamite
07-28-2009, 11:18 AM
An abstract fluke, because, well, I'm a bit abstract myself at times :D


http://www.mercatinodellukulele.it/foto/zoom/223_1.jpg

Ahnko Honu
07-28-2009, 11:19 AM
Kamaka Pineapple without a doubt.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/My%20Ukuleles/kamaka.jpg

sukie
07-28-2009, 11:19 AM
This is WAY too easy. A flamingo uke!

Sorry pink flamingo. Beat you to it. You could be one too and we could start an orchestra.

1014
07-28-2009, 11:21 AM
I'd be one of the Makapilis that I make, because my soul is in all of them.

awesome answer.



koa, kou, or any other indigenous wood of Hawai`i hand made by a luthier (with a couple imperfectiongs and a big lower bout -- i'm being honest -- like a super tenor) from the west side of O`ahu more specifically in the Pu`uloa area with a pretty headstock... so i guess an Aaron Oya (kekani) second if there are any.

ukerazy
07-28-2009, 11:30 AM
I would be a Pineapple Sunday!!!

Citrus
07-28-2009, 11:31 AM
whichever one is owned by a very well endowed woman

ukerazy
07-28-2009, 11:33 AM
whichever one is owned by a very well endowed woman

That made me LOL!

Ukulele JJ
07-28-2009, 11:40 AM
If I were a ukulele, I guess that would make it a me-kulele.

JJ

noah_clinnson
07-28-2009, 11:50 AM
I definitely couldn't fit in a soprano.

http://www.oceanaukuleles.com/uploads/1/7/9/7/1797407/8147163.jpg

pebbleInDaPacific
07-28-2009, 11:57 AM
i'd like to be any one of the ukuleles that were deached. Because then I would get to experience the joy of seeing my new owner's expression when they get me.......uh..wait, wouldn't that make Deach my pimp too? :uhoh:

RevWill
07-28-2009, 12:01 PM
http://www.tikiking.com/shopping_cart2/images/tiki_flea_close_up.jpg

thejumpingflea
07-28-2009, 12:04 PM
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee239/thejumpingflea/SceptreTenor_006.jpg

I'd be a Sceptre. :D

Link
07-28-2009, 12:56 PM
I'd be the Mike Irving custom in my sig. :)

Melissa82
07-28-2009, 01:01 PM
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee239/thejumpingflea/SceptreTenor_006.jpg

I'd be a Sceptre. :DYES! I want!

russ_buss
07-28-2009, 01:05 PM
http://puppy.corserdog.com/UU/oopsulele.jpg

an oopsulele

salukulady
07-28-2009, 01:18 PM
A sopranino made out of zebra wood owned and played by Jimmy Buffett in the township of Critterville Cove on the island of Critter Key.

http://bncritters.ning.com/

Uncle-Taco
07-28-2009, 01:34 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3421/3767448150_8a583b9acc_o.jpg

hoosierhiver
07-28-2009, 01:46 PM
I'd be that soprano that John Glenn took to the moon with him.

Faricelli
07-28-2009, 01:53 PM
I'd be a cigar box uke with a flask of Hoosierhiver's secret blend of madness stored nicely inside.

UkeNinja
07-28-2009, 02:09 PM
http://puppy.corserdog.com/UU/oopsulele.jpg

an oopsulele
dang Russ....

Personally, I feel closely related to a Mahalo with Aquilas on it. Loud and obnoxious but when you listen closely there is nothing to it.

Tanizaki
07-28-2009, 02:12 PM
I'd be that soprano that John Glenn took to the moon with him.

I'd rather be the one Neil Armstrong had when he was the first American to orbit the earth. :shaka:

mailman
07-28-2009, 02:14 PM
Dave Talsma's (sp?) tenor Beatle uke....as seen on page 13 of issue 4 of Ukulele Player magazine. I wanted to import the picture here, but couldn't figure out how....:confused:

What a beautiful uke!! I always wanted a Hofner Beatle bass, and now it has been reincarnated as a uke! I'm not sure if it has a pickup (I hope so!).

Right size, right style, right generation.... :love::love::love:

(It's a safe bet I can't afford one)

KC8AFW
07-28-2009, 02:28 PM
I'd be a boobulele.

MrsMeyerMusic
07-28-2009, 03:33 PM
I would be any ukulele a Beatle has owned/does own!!!!!:love:

Link
07-28-2009, 03:37 PM
I'd be a boobulele.
Win. win. win.

reapefer
07-28-2009, 03:43 PM
I would be a low cost barytone for my sharpe and my skill :rofl:

MeyerUke
07-28-2009, 03:46 PM
I'd be a ukulele made of chocolate! :nana:

micromue
07-28-2009, 09:35 PM
A Stewart LeDomino from the late 20īs.

Verrrry distinguished!

http://www.ukulelenoir.com/images/ld_2_uke.jpg

HaileISela
07-28-2009, 10:36 PM
I think I'd be this one:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1442&d=1242074710

buddhuu
07-28-2009, 10:40 PM
I'd be a knackered old Makala dolphin with ancient strings, a loose nut and most of the paint kicked off.

ukerazy
07-29-2009, 01:47 AM
I think I'd be this one:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1442&d=1242074710

Duuuuuude!! That is pure awesomeness! I WANT IT! Where you find that picture?!

ukulele2544
07-29-2009, 01:48 AM
I would be the ukulele I have right now. ^_^

gabzuke
07-29-2009, 02:33 AM
no doubt id be a solid koa top flea!

http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/store/prodimages/Flea%20Koa-DET.jpg

Thumper
07-29-2009, 02:52 AM
I'd have to be an instrument that reflects my passions: ukes and drinks with umbrellas in them!

http://www.elderly.com/images/new_instruments/180N/FLUKE-MUG_front.jpg

Nate95
07-29-2009, 04:15 AM
That no brand ukulele you see in a thrift store. Mysterious. :uhoh:

UKISOCIETY
07-29-2009, 04:48 AM
1930's Harmony.

vahn
07-29-2009, 04:53 AM
I'm hardly a traditionalist. I'd be this one:

http://www.hummingbirdukuleles.com/images_hummingbird/custom_special_front.jpg

And I'd kick your uke's ass....

bbycrts
07-29-2009, 06:02 AM
Kamaka Pineapple without a doubt.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/My%20Ukuleles/kamaka.jpg

That was the easiest answer in the whole thread!

Me...unfortunately, right now I am a baritone, but with the help of UUBL I hope to be down to concert size some day... I would be a custom made of Pacific Northwest woods, because I am a true Pacific Northwesterner!

bbycrts
07-29-2009, 06:05 AM
Such a cool thread, Seeso - thanks!

Link
07-29-2009, 07:26 AM
I'm hardly a traditionalist. I'd be this one:

http://www.hummingbirdukuleles.com/images_hummingbird/custom_special_front.jpg

And I'd kick your uke's ass....
That thing is beastly! Sceptre, bow down to your daddy!

ukerazy
07-29-2009, 07:49 AM
http://www.hummingbirdukuleles.com/images_hummingbird/custom_special_front.jpg

WANT ONE BAD!

Skrik
07-29-2009, 07:56 AM
I'm not sure which ukulele I'd be, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't tune properly.

seeso
07-29-2009, 08:12 AM
I'm hardly a traditionalist. I'd be this one:

http://www.hummingbirdukuleles.com/images_hummingbird/custom_special_front.jpg

And I'd kick your uke's ass....

I love how the headstock seems to be making the metal sign. \m/


Duuuuuude!! That is pure awesomeness! I WANT IT! Where you find that picture?!

That is a custom uke made by member E-Lo Roberts. Here's the thread in which he showed it off:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13270

ukerazy
07-29-2009, 08:54 AM
Thanks Seeso, thats some serious uke! lol

HaileISela
07-29-2009, 09:10 AM
That is a custom uke made by member E-Lo Roberts. Here's the thread in which he showed it off:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13270

you beat me to it...^^

pink flamingo
07-29-2009, 09:37 AM
This is WAY too easy. A flamingo uke!

Sorry pink flamingo. Beat you to it. You could be one too and we could start an orchestra.

ha, I was just about to post that till I read yours.
I will take your offer to start that orchestra but you do know what this means right? World domination and super stardom. The fame, it might go to our flamingo heads.

sukie
07-29-2009, 09:54 AM
ha, I was just about to post that till I read yours.
I will take your offer to start that orchestra but you do know what this means right? World domination and super stardom. The fame, it might go to our flamingo heads.

Fame? No need. Fortune would be good though. But we could wear cool flamingo hats. I think I have 2 of them.:rotfl:

ihavenotea
07-29-2009, 10:04 AM
Oh, I would most definitly be the Kazookeylele. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAg5KjnAhuU) Eclectic, eccentric, inconsistent, a little annoying, but somehow still awesome in a bizarre sort of way (e.g., Buckaroo Banzai awesome; multiple directions at once).

salukulady
07-29-2009, 10:54 AM
Fame? No need. Fortune would be good though. But we could wear cool flamingo hats. I think I have 2 of them.:rotfl:If you let me come join you birds, I'll bring all the cool sheet music I've collected......and my last name is Cardinal, you need a red head to mix in with all that pink fluff.

haole
07-29-2009, 11:08 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/brushfirefairytale/Picture23.png

sukie
07-29-2009, 11:46 AM
If you let me come join you birds, I'll bring all the cool sheet music I've collected......and my last name is Cardinal, you need a red head to mix in with all that pink fluff.

You're in as far as I'm concerned. I think we gotta do a collab.

Dirka
07-29-2009, 11:52 AM
Oh, I would most definitly be the Kazookeylele. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAg5KjnAhuU) Eclectic, eccentric, inconsistent, a little annoying, but somehow still awesome in a bizarre sort of way (e.g., Buckaroo Banzai awesome; multiple directions at once).

That is SO awesome! :smileybounce:

ihavenotea
07-29-2009, 12:04 PM
That is SO awesome! :smileybounce:

I would actually love an ukulele with a mini-piano body. I can play piano a little and would have much fun with such a thing.

Craig
07-29-2009, 12:50 PM
I'd be a Ko'olau tenor and would make sure my G string wasn't too tight....:shaka:

schuermurrman
07-29-2009, 07:18 PM
http://blog.makezine.com/Picture157x500.jpg

This one....

Jack Hall from England, U.K. proved that a ukulele didn't need to be made with conventional tools or from the finest materials to play well, sound good and be beautiful to look at.

This one-of-a- kind 1984 ukulele was made entirely from used wooden matchsticks...10,000 of them painstakingly glued together with 2 lbs of hide glue.

:)

Capt Amazo
07-29-2009, 07:53 PM
I'd be a 20-foot Kala soprano played by Godzilla!!!! >:3
T'would be epic!!!
We'd serenade the inhabitants of Tokyo before the destruction began!!

seeso
07-29-2009, 08:32 PM
http://blog.makezine.com/Picture157x500.jpg

This one....

Jack Hall from England, U.K. proved that a ukulele didn't need to be made with conventional tools or from the finest materials to play well, sound good and be beautiful to look at.

This one-of-a- kind 1984 ukulele was made entirely from used wooden matchsticks...10,000 of them painstakingly glued together with 2 lbs of hide glue.

:)

Wow !

UkuEroll
07-29-2009, 09:06 PM
I'd be a broken one:(

LonnaB
07-30-2009, 02:40 AM
I'd be a vintage banjolele hiding out in some old basement waiting to be discovered.

Oh the stories I'd be able to tell...

Teek
07-30-2009, 06:42 AM
I think I'd be like my beater Favilla; once a classic beauty, lithe and nimble and treasured. Now with my best days in the rear view mirror, missing a few pieces but still willing to play and enjoy life in spite of the crunches, cracks, dings and wear.

Note: Not BE played, had enough of that! ;)


http://www.roughroadstudio.com/images/favilla1sm.jpg

telebob
07-30-2009, 06:46 AM
A Kamaka 8-string... all koa, all the time, strung with Aquilas of course and lovingly played by a beautiful female uke maestro. Ooh yeah! :)

UKISOCIETY
07-30-2009, 07:02 AM
BTW, the reason I'd be a 1930's Harmony is because they were made in Illinois, just like me! :) And maybe Al Capone would strum me. (That's never been said before, has it?)

ThePunkWay
07-30-2009, 08:15 AM
I'm hardly a traditionalist. I'd be this one:

http://www.hummingbirdukuleles.com/images_hummingbird/custom_special_front.jpg

And I'd kick your uke's ass....


i would be the uke that got in this uke's way:

http://ukulelehunt.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/ukulele_ani.gif

Tsani
07-30-2009, 09:07 AM
I think I'd be like my beater Favilla; once a classic beauty, lithe and nimble and treasured. Now with my best days in the rear view mirror, missing a few pieces but still willing to play and enjoy life in spite of the crunches, cracks, dings and wear.

Note: Not BE played, had enough of that! ;)


http://www.roughroadstudio.com/images/favilla1sm.jpg

Are the missing pieces of wood from the fretboard lost forever? That Favilla is worth restoring. The body looks solid - no cracks visible. Put that thing in the hands of a luthier and it will make beautiful music for years to come. Let your Makala or your Lanikai or your Rogue be relegated non-player status - but not your Favilla!

Tsani
07-30-2009, 09:15 AM
I would be an old hand carved crude island uke, strung with fish line. I would not have any intonation that you would recognize. I would smell like smoke and fish. But I would be played by moonlight under a coconut tree on a beach by the fire. I would sing my passion, and as the firelight danced on her brown skin she would melt her soul into mine and the sound of Pacific waves would drum us into a dreamy trance...

KC8AFW
07-30-2009, 09:58 AM
If Chuck Norris were an ukulele...he'd be made out of stainless steel and strung with barbed wire.:bowdown:

nikolo727
07-30-2009, 01:25 PM
I would be a custom Koaloha with Solid Mahogany body with a solid Grade A+++ Curly Koa top, and lots and lots of mop and abalone inlay, including my last name across the entire fretboard and other random inlay designs.

making beautiful look messy= me. lol.

im kidding I would probubly be a mainland Mahogany Tenor, because im from the mainland, but the fact that i would be an ukulele would hint to the fact that i am a wanna-be islander. lawlz

JIKvig
09-08-2009, 09:37 AM
I would be any ukulele with flames; cute, but rocking!!! :rock:

schubs
09-08-2009, 10:18 AM
I would be this one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/JOHN-DANGELICO-Guitar-maker-1930-40s-Tiple-Ukulele_W0QQitemZ250403441443QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGu itar?hash=item3a4d354b23&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262#ht_3623wt_1165

Ronnie Aloha
09-08-2009, 11:26 AM
If we are talking body shape I'd be a baritone pineapple!:anyone::)

I don't think such a thing is made so of course I'd be custom!

Spooner
09-08-2009, 11:27 AM
I'd be a solid body 8 string...with lots of flame!!!

salukulady
09-08-2009, 04:16 PM
If we are talking body shape I'd be a baritone pineapple!:anyone::)

I don't think such a thing is made so of course I'd be custom!How about a "dreadnought pineapple baritone", that's even bigger.

franulele
09-08-2009, 04:26 PM
I'd like to be an hourglass, but back when I was 40, I drank a glass of water, and presto changio! I became a pineapple!

uke552
09-08-2009, 05:07 PM
A Martin 1K uke...heaven to look at and heaven to listen to!

cashew
09-08-2009, 05:23 PM
I'd be a Moore Bettah Concert sized with custom inlays (to match my tatts) :)

pamelamama
09-08-2009, 06:56 PM
Oh, I would most definitly be the Kazookeylele. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAg5KjnAhuU) Eclectic, eccentric, inconsistent, a little annoying, but somehow still awesome in a bizarre sort of way (e.g., Buckaroo Banzai awesome; multiple directions at once).


oh my gosh this is FABULOUS!!!

seeso
02-10-2010, 09:50 AM
I think I'll change my answer to this:

Osage Orange Tenor Resonator Ukulele by Russ Morin at Big Rusty Ukuleles (http://www.russmorin.com)

http://imgur.com/t9mXO.jpg (http://www.russmorin.com/green2.html)

It's got the rope bindings, orange is my favorite color, and resonators BARK! :D

buddhuu
02-10-2010, 09:54 AM
Strewth! That's quite something. :music:

Gipserio
02-10-2010, 10:07 AM
Having seen how many teenagers we have here on UU makes me feel like one of those first ukes made by those Portuguese immigrants.... I mean OLD, not good looking.

Zaza The Rebel
02-10-2010, 11:22 AM
http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/store/prodimages/FLEA%20TieDye-DET1.jpg

That's me - crazy, random, a little weird, all over the place...yup, that describes me pretty well! :D

ukecantdothat
02-10-2010, 11:42 AM
Lately, I'd have to go with this...

GrumpyCoyote
02-10-2010, 12:07 PM
I think of myself as old cigar box baritone, strung just a little too tight...

Skitzic
02-10-2010, 02:09 PM
I would be a high-lighter pink Makala Dolphin. I'm cheap and can be a bit much to take in at once, but you love me in a weird, almost secret kind of way. Bwahaha

CoLmes
02-10-2010, 02:21 PM
Mary Jane, I'd want to be something that looks goood n sounds beeetter

luvdat
02-10-2010, 02:39 PM
A Flea...or a Kamaka Pineapple...

MisoHappy
02-10-2010, 08:42 PM
teehee............

http://images.miretail.com/products/optionLarge/Applause/656837.jpg

bbycrts
02-10-2010, 08:46 PM
teehee............

http://images.miretail.com/products/optionLarge/Applause/656837.jpg
You're gonna have to explain this one, Miss I-Have-Six-Kamakas-and-Now-I'm-Tired-of-Them.

Ukuleleblues
02-12-2010, 11:15 AM
An old beat to crap Harmony Concert from the 50s, Matte finish with a freaking crack or two. But I would be fun to play.

SailingUke
02-12-2010, 11:20 AM
Similar a previous post.
I would want to be a one of kind expensive custom.
I could/would be supported by someone wealthy enough to provide me a lifestyle I could become accustomed too.