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Valerie
11-07-2009, 02:27 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-ARTHUR-GODFRAY-FLAMINGO-UKULELE-made-in-USA_W0QQitemZ250522435985QQihZ015QQcategoryZ119025 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286.m7QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3 DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D2%26ps%3D6

Quick! someone else buy it so that I will no longer be tempted!

JT_Ukes
11-07-2009, 02:48 PM
offer him 50 including shillping... you can get em that cheep if you try enough

UKISOCIETY
11-07-2009, 04:45 PM
Those Flamingos are difficult to find with the pitchpipe still intact. Of course, you wouldn't want to use them, unless you gave them a thorough scrubbing. Still, this is a nice find, if the action is good. My Flamingo's action is a bit high for my taste but it's still a good player.

Sambient
11-08-2009, 01:48 AM
Looks like it has indeed been snapped up.

leftovermagic84
11-12-2009, 09:35 AM
There's another one on Craigslist a few hours from me.

http://omaha.craigslist.org/msg/1462719949.html

UKISOCIETY
11-12-2009, 10:02 AM
There's another one on Craigslist a few hours from me.

http://omaha.craigslist.org/msg/1462719949.html

"Original case"? I don't think they came in cases, but in boxes. "Early 1900's"? More like 1950's.

See if you can get picks. I'd like to see them. Odds are, it's not worth $75.

leftovermagic84
11-12-2009, 10:21 AM
"Original case"? I don't think they came in cases, but in boxes. "Early 1900's"? More like 1950's.

See if you can get picks. I'd like to see them. Odds are, it's not worth $75.

I'll email him and post the pics if he sends them.

leftovermagic84
11-12-2009, 12:56 PM
See if you can get picks. I'd like to see them.

again, not my uke, but from a craigslist in the area (listing: http://omaha.craigslist.org/msg/1462719949.html )

UKISOCIETY
11-12-2009, 02:26 PM
again, not my uke, but from a craigslist in the area (listing: http://omaha.craigslist.org/msg/1462719949.html )


OK,

Pros: It's a dark uke body and headstock with white fret board. I've seen those rarely - usually it's the opposite. But I don't know if they made fewer like this one, or these types just don't show up on Ebay as much.

Looks like it's in good shape. The "inlays" are still in good painted shape.

Cons:

That case didn't come with it originally. And since it;s a crappy case (excuse my language), it's worth nothing. Yuck!

The pitchpipe, which should be on the headstock, is missing.

I'd need to see a side shot to see its action. My Flamingo's action is kind of high.

My impression - if good action, I would pay 40 bucks.

Thank you for posting the pics.

leftovermagic84
11-12-2009, 02:58 PM
Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience. Love having a resident expert.