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MGM
01-22-2010, 06:46 AM
anybody read Japanese?
Jakes seems to be endorsing and showing off this brand of strange looking ukulele in Japan
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/003-7.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/002-5.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/004-6.jpg

raecarter
01-22-2010, 06:56 AM
A make your own uke out of matchsticks boxset are you going to be stocking

paraclete
01-22-2010, 07:17 AM
When I first scrolled down, I thought they were origami ukes.

Ahnko Honu
01-22-2010, 07:30 AM
It looks like bamboo strips glued together.

hoosierhiver
01-22-2010, 07:35 AM
A Transformer uke?

russ_buss
01-22-2010, 07:39 AM
that looks too cool! i'd want one but it probably costs more than i'd care to pay for a uke.

kenikas
01-22-2010, 08:34 AM
I seem to remember a post a while back about Takamine bringing out an inexpensive student uke, and someone (Jake?) endorsing it. Coiuld this be it?

bunnyflower
01-22-2010, 08:54 AM
I can make out "some-blurry-kanji" and "ukulele" in the yellow vertical font between the ukes. :) Any clearer pics of the ad? Not a lot is readable to me...

My brother speaks Japanese way better than me, so I am gonna ask him in a little while. He may be able to pick something out of it easier than I can!

Interstellar
01-22-2010, 08:56 AM
Here is the flyer from Jake regarding the "Music is Good Medicine" program, it's not the same ukelele. It may be the Japanese version.

GrumpyOldMan
01-22-2010, 09:13 AM
When I first scrolled down, I thought they were origami ukes.

There used to be an Origami club where I live. Unfortunately they couldn't get enough new members so it folded.

Ian.

Kanaka916
01-22-2010, 09:33 AM
I seem to remember a post a while back about Takamine bringing out an inexpensive student uke, and someone (Jake?) endorsing it. Coiuld this be it?

Here's the thread you're refering to. MIGM Ukulele (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?24212-MIGM-Ukulele) . . . and a link to the MIGM website (http://musicisgoodmedicine.org/?t=pressdetails&aid=56).

Big Bob
01-22-2010, 10:45 AM
I have no idea what kind of ukulele that is but I am sure he can make it sing. LOL

Ken
01-22-2010, 11:14 AM
I can't read kanji if my life depended on it, but they're apparently auctioning the ukulele for the charity group Jake supports. This was back around Christmas though apparently =P.

greg_usa
01-22-2010, 11:25 AM
there used to be an origami club where i live. Unfortunately they couldn't get enough new members so it folded.

Ian.

hahahah! Awesome!

GrumpyCoyote
01-22-2010, 11:30 AM
That's bamboo for sure. Looks great. Love the angles. No clue about the origin... but I sure do want to hear it.

Ahnko Honu
01-22-2010, 02:10 PM
My son can read some since he went to college in Kobe, Japan. He said the top one says the 'ukulele is up for auction for a Christmas charity.
The second one he says is too blury, and the he's a tad rusty after 4 years to make out all the kanji. Oh well.

buddhuu
01-22-2010, 02:17 PM
There used to be an Origami club where I live. Unfortunately they couldn't get enough new members so it folded. [...]
I was hoping that there would be a forum rule against jokes that bad. Unfortunately, I can't find one, so you get away with it this time... ;)

hosenfeferdave
01-22-2010, 03:59 PM
There used to be an Origami club where I live. Unfortunately they couldn't get enough new members so it folded.

Ian.

Thank you for making me laugh today!

Ronnie Aloha
01-22-2010, 04:07 PM
I was hoping that there would be a forum rule against jokes that bad. Unfortunately, I can't find one, so you get away with it this time... ;)

I got a double laugh on both of these responses!

Steve vanPelt
01-22-2010, 09:59 PM
kinda looks like the first time I tried to bend sides

Pippin
01-22-2010, 10:07 PM
I seem to remember a post a while back about Takamine bringing out an inexpensive student uke, and someone (Jake?) endorsing it. Coiuld this be it?

nope, that's not it.

UkuLeLesReggAe
01-23-2010, 12:45 AM
hey.. i want one! probably cost all of $100 to make but is $4300 on the market, but it looks awesome....

wud be good if u bought it, that it comes in a big letter, instead of a box.
assemble yourself

UkeNinja
01-23-2010, 02:42 AM
The pic says hashi ukurere, or chopstick uke. I guess someone needed to justify their throwaway chopsticks and... made a uke out of them?

...ah sorry, more info. The article bit says that it is made of high-quality sugi (Japanese cedar) chopsticks. They are great, you can take them home and use them for years after. If you can get over the "feeling cheap" part... oh yes, and it took a hundred of the to make the soundboard.