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jer989
12-26-2009, 06:57 AM
(no, I'm not selling this, I just happened to see it on craigslist)

I've never before heard of a ukelin, but apparently it's a cross between a ukulele and a violin..... go figure...

http://rochester.craigslist.org/atq/1524950244.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3k23mf3p05O75Q45S29cqa0e5d3385d791578.jpg

Zakulele
12-26-2009, 07:05 AM
I have one, but it's called a Vilon-Uke. I bought it at a Salvation Army for $25

Harry R
12-26-2009, 07:05 AM
Wow, that looks interesting....

ukulelegal
12-26-2009, 07:05 AM
Hey, that's pretty cool. Never seen one before but wouldn't mind trying it out.

ukulelegal
12-26-2009, 07:06 AM
I have one, but it's called a Vilon-Uke. I bought it at a Salvation Army for $25

What's it sound like? Do you have any video?

ogikloavailable
12-26-2009, 07:18 AM
wawawiwa,wow. So how that things played? never saw like this one before:confused: but so unique :D

pulelehua
12-26-2009, 08:00 AM
Don't mean to be the critical one, but........

How is that like a violin??? It looks like a dulcimer.

Duculele?

Lori
12-26-2009, 08:14 AM
You see a lot of those on Ebay. I think there are a couple of YouTube videos on it. You bow the open strings along the right and left edges. I guess with the other hand you could pluck the strings down the center.

I think it was supposed to be an easy-to-learn musical instrument, and many were sold. I am not sure, but I think it's downfall was having so many strings to tune. It probably is difficult to get replacement strings. $25 -$30 is a common price for one of these.

–Lori