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mailman
10-24-2009, 03:08 PM
How cool is this?! Two instruments in one. A mandolin on one side and a ukulele on the other, sharing the same body. Anyone ever heard of these before?



http://cgi.ebay.com/1920s-Turnover-Mandolin-Ukulele-Mando-Uke-Combination_W0QQitemZ130336976797QQcmdZViewItemQQp tZLH_DefaultDomain_2?hash=item1e58b06f9d

thejumpingflea
10-24-2009, 03:18 PM
How cool is this?! Two instruments in one. A mandolin on one side and a ukulele on the other, sharing the same body. Anyone ever heard of these before?



http://cgi.ebay.com/1920s-Turnover-Mandolin-Ukulele-Mando-Uke-Combination_W0QQitemZ130336976797QQcmdZViewItemQQp tZLH_DefaultDomain_2?hash=item1e58b06f9d

I can't even imagine what that would be like to play.

What is your thumb going to do? Haha, with no real shape to the neck other than another fretboard it just seems too bizarre.

AWESOME. But, bizarre.

cornfedgroove
10-24-2009, 04:15 PM
I can't even imagine what that would be like to play.

What is your thumb going to do? Haha, with no real shape to the neck other than another fretboard it just seems too bizarre.

AWESOME. But, bizarre.

good point dude...not to mention it has no real back, just two soundboards.

looks neat, though I woulda been more apt to buy one of each rather than a combo lol

Rick Turner
10-24-2009, 05:04 PM
They are not all that uncommon. You'll find them in major uke collections, and vintage dealers seem to come up with them from time to time. We had one in the Ukulele and You exhibit at the Museum of Making Music a couple of years ago, and I forget whether it was Ukulele Dick's or Sandor Nagyzalancy's

Lori
10-24-2009, 07:23 PM
That is really bizarre. It looks uncomfortable to play, on the left hand side of things. Kind of a cool idea, though I wonder what it sounds like? That would have to be a pretty strong neck to handle all those strings. I love seeing all the uke variations. Thanks for pointing it out!

–Lori