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tad
05-01-2008, 10:33 AM
Has anyone here gotten a cigarbox uke from Papa's Boxes (http://www.papasboxes.com/)? I've heard a couple on Youtube and they sound pretty cool, and I like the "semi-headless" look... Plus, you can't beat the price!

http://a525.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/10/l_751f49b423916a7c6c88457b1a25e4a4.jpg

deach
05-01-2008, 10:41 AM
Those are really cool. Which means this is really bad for my UAS.

tad
05-01-2008, 10:48 AM
They're not bad, price wise-- $110-165... or you can buy a kit and make it yourself for as little as $60.

Not that I'm trying to encourage anyone else to make irresponsible purchases just 'cause I do! :D

russ_buss
05-01-2008, 10:48 AM
those are very cool looking. the price is nice too. i 'm also curious to see if anyone out there has any experiences with this.

seeso
05-01-2008, 10:51 AM
You mind throwing up a link or two to the vids?

tad
05-01-2008, 10:51 AM
I've got one on order, actually... So I'll definitely report back!

seeso
05-01-2008, 10:53 AM
I've got one on order, actually... So I'll definitely report back!

Holy! That was fast!

you don't have uas. no. not at all...

tad
05-01-2008, 10:58 AM
You mind throwing up a link or two to the vids?

With the strings that come with it, he says it sounds better since it's been restrung:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VsxBh6azgY

A soprano, the old "headless" style that's been replaced with the "semi-headless" you see above:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b--AX28cqrQ

Compared with a Kala Sprucetop and a Bushman Bluebird:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBDrPMch_FI

I know, I know-- the Ukulady is an acquired taste, but here's hers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n96hOc-JTKk

tad
05-01-2008, 11:00 AM
Holy! That was fast!

you don't have uas. no. not at all...

I'd already ordered it, based on what I'd heard, and just liking the design... (plus it's the only handmade uke I'll be able to afford for a while now.)

I was mostly wondering what people had heard. I know he had a booth at NYC Ukefest the last two years.

Ukulele_Junkie
05-01-2008, 11:06 AM
I know he had a booth at NYC Ukefest the last two years.

MGM might have ran into that booth then. But man oh man, You're making me want to buy one for myself also. Got those bills tho.

seeso
05-01-2008, 11:35 AM
MGM might have ran into that booth then. But man oh man, You're making me want to buy one for myself also. Got those bills tho.

Bills? What are you, 18? You ain't got no bills!!

seeso
05-01-2008, 11:40 AM
With the strings that come with it, he says it sounds better since it's been restrung:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VsxBh6azgY

A soprano, the old "headless" style that's been replaced with the "semi-headless" you see above:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b--AX28cqrQ

Compared with a Kala Sprucetop and a Bushman Bluebird:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBDrPMch_FI

I know, I know-- the Ukulady is an acquired taste, but here's hers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n96hOc-JTKk

I like it. Nice change of pace. It's sound kind of halfway between a banjolele and a ukulele.

menehunenyc
05-02-2008, 03:04 AM
I actually exchanged emails with Papas boxes, very nice family man. You all should check out his website (http://www.papasboxes.com). I invited him to check out UU, be a sponsor, but I don't know if he did or not, he said he would...I really want to try my had at making one of those myself, the instructions are so easy, he emailed them to me free!! Anyway, I have to gain the courage to actually purchase a kit, wife, finances, guilty conscience waying on the brain... Before the year is out I will have built me one. Just gotta find me a suitable box.

jaggtmolina
05-04-2008, 10:02 PM
i like its uniqueness. but it'd be kinna hard to find a proper case. aha.

tad
05-05-2008, 01:35 AM
i like its uniqueness. but it'd be kinna hard to find a proper case. aha.

This is something I've been wondering about.

My sister's pretty crafty-- I've been thinking about trying to get her to make me a case for it.

seeso
05-05-2008, 02:04 AM
My sister's pretty crafty-- I've been thinking about trying to get her to make me a case for it.

Good idea. Present it to her as a challenge.

deach
05-05-2008, 03:49 AM
This is something I've been wondering about.

My sister's pretty crafty-- I've been thinking about trying to get her to make me a case for it.

maybe she can pair up with him and sell cases for his ukuleles.

nikolo727
05-05-2008, 05:05 AM
Now i have to get one!


:p

deach
05-08-2008, 12:18 PM
tad - has this come in yet? If so, how about a review?

tad
05-08-2008, 12:46 PM
tad - has this come in yet? If so, how about a review?

Not yet... It should be here any day now-- "Papa" said it should ship from NY by this last Monday. I was hopin' it'd get here today...

la_ingrit
05-08-2008, 06:38 PM
I'd already ordered it, based on what I'd heard, and just liking the design... (plus it's the only handmade uke I'll be able to afford for a while now.)

I was mostly wondering what people had heard. I know he had a booth at NYC Ukefest the last two years.

Hey...which one did you buy??

tad
05-09-2008, 10:14 AM
Hey...which one did you buy??

If I remember right, I got the concert.

It's waiting to be opened as soon as I get home from work.