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Pete Howlett
10-05-2009, 12:41 PM
Buy one of these on ebay item #150377745733... just go and have a look and imagine how hard it would be to pull this out of it's case in polite company. I've held and played one - creepy :eek:

leftovermagic84
10-05-2009, 12:45 PM
...but they sound very well

pithaya9
10-05-2009, 12:46 PM
That's pretty wild looking and yes creepy.

hoosierhiver
10-05-2009, 12:49 PM
Can't you get salmonella from armadillos?
I think if I got one, it'd have to sleep outside.

ukuleG
10-05-2009, 12:49 PM
i want it.

Matt Clara
10-05-2009, 12:51 PM
...but they sound very well

Got a good laugh when I read the description.

KC8AFW
10-05-2009, 01:07 PM
Man...if that were a uke, I'd play the heck outta that thing. Needs a squirrel-skin strap, though.

Blrfl
10-05-2009, 01:16 PM
Anybody got a gig coming up at PETA headquarters?

Anyone?

--Mark

Duddles
10-05-2009, 01:32 PM
Am I supposed to be terrified of and lusting after this instrument at the same time?... Is that weird to anyone else?

Big_e
10-05-2009, 01:50 PM
Can't you get salmonella from armadillos?
I think if I got one, it'd have to sleep outside.

Leprosy but thats only if you eat undercooked armadillo meat.:) I bought one of those from the same seller, I think. I thought my charango was small but it's a little larger than my standard Lanikai. 5 pair of strings. They're tuned almost like a uke. G-C-E-A-E, only the C is a high C. The middle E strings are tuned in octaves with a low E and High E. If ya'll ever get the opportunity to pick up an inexpensive one, you can't go wrong in getting one.
Ernest

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b396/Gordo_Ruckus/Foo/Picture062.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b396/Gordo_Ruckus/Foo/Picture066.jpg

PS: I won't get an armadillo shell again, I read that they don't last as long as a wooden one and I'd like to keep one around for awhile.

ukuleG
10-05-2009, 01:52 PM
i think if i got one I'd have to shave the hair off i don't really want that rubbing against me.

hoosierhiver
10-05-2009, 03:03 PM
Leprosy but thats only if you eat undercooked armadillo meat.:)


Good to know. Maybe I was confusing them with turtles.:drool:

ukeatan
10-05-2009, 03:14 PM
i think if i got one I'd have to shave the hair off i don't really want that rubbing against me.

Or you could wear a shirt... :confused:

:p

UkuLeLesReggAe
10-05-2009, 03:20 PM
how do you make #150377745733 work on the url?

cornfedgroove
10-05-2009, 03:21 PM
Or you could wear a shirt... :confused:

:p

LOL...true true

Duddles
10-05-2009, 03:23 PM
how do you make #150377745733 work on the url?

Just copy/paste the number into the search bar on ebay.

UkeNinja
10-05-2009, 04:40 PM
Buy one of these on ebay item #150377745733... just go and have a look and imagine how hard it would be to pull this out of it's case in polite company. I've held and played one - creepy :eek:
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=JP&hl=ja&v=umncbzqjcks) Japanese charango player came to visit our uke group some time ago. The strumming techniques are amazing, the sound is huge, and listening to one of those armadillos screaming is an overwhelming experience. The rhythms are also very intriguing, and he said he goes through a set of hardcore industrial strength stick-on nails in a few days... not using glue but medical tape to keep them in place! The charango is like a uke for people with hair on their teeth :rock:

Search Youtube with " TOYO草薙 " (Toyo Kusanagi) for more. An amazingly well player (:D).

Lanark
10-05-2009, 06:59 PM
Search Youtube with " TOYO草薙 " (Toyo Kusanagi) for more. An amazingly well player (:D).

Wow. That was cool. I'm not sure how you can get to a point where you're brain can process that many notes at that speed. It's sort of relentlessly fast.

Skrik
10-05-2009, 07:53 PM
Meh.

I'd prefer the model without the rope binding.

Rick
10-05-2009, 07:58 PM
Buy one of these on ebay item #150377745733... just go and have a look and imagine how hard it would be to pull this out of it's case in polite company. I've held and played one - creepy :eek:

Tell them it's not a real instrument, and that they aren't original.

GrumpyCoyote
10-05-2009, 08:10 PM
6.3 inches wide, 23.5 inches "LARGE". Creepy indeed.

I love the sound of charango though, but that one is pretty nasty looking.

Big_e
10-05-2009, 08:29 PM
Sadly, the one on ebay is not the best example of a charango. On hind thought, I should've saved my duckies and bought a really nice student or concert model. My armadillo back is built solidly, has a vibrant soundboard and flat fingerboard but it's my beater and I could've done better with my purchase.
Those things are going for $99.00 a pop. For $50.00 extra I could've bought a really nice one with half tortoise shell pick-guard on soundboard or something.
Ernest

Skrik
10-06-2009, 05:54 AM
For $50.00 extra I could've bought a really nice one with half tortoise shell pick-guard on soundboard or something.

I didn't know tortoises and armadillos could crossbreed.

djny
10-06-2009, 06:04 AM
Hi Ernest. Does the hair on the shell help you hold it steady? LOL But seriously, I would love to have a charango -- a wood one, I'm not hard-core enough for the armadillo model. It looks like a lot of fun to play.

Big_e
10-06-2009, 09:35 AM
It actually does help. My wooden bowl charango slips and I have to keep a strap on it at all times. I use a cheap guitar strap and fasten it just like the one in post# 31 in this (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19110&page=4) thread.
Ernest

ukuleG
10-06-2009, 10:11 AM
i actually really want a charango now...

Playscool39
10-06-2009, 10:17 AM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=JP&hl=ja&v=umncbzqjcks) Japanese charango player came to visit our uke group some time ago. The strumming techniques are amazing, the sound is huge, and listening to one of those armadillos screaming is an overwhelming experience. The rhythms are also very intriguing, and he said he goes through a set of hardcore industrial strength stick-on nails in a few days... not using glue but medical tape to keep them in place! The charango is like a uke for people with hair on their teeth :rock:

Search Youtube with " TOYO草薙 " (Toyo Kusanagi) for more. An amazingly well player (:D).

Wow, thats something...It almost freaks me out ;)