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Skitzic
02-05-2010, 03:19 AM
Seriously. I keep looking at spalted mango ukes. Then I found this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310196455241&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

The uke I nearly bought, but in a concert size. Why do I do this to myself? There is NO. WAY. the fiance will let me get away with buying another one.

Blah. Maybe I'll just keep leaving the ebay page on the screen when I leave the computer, and maybe he'll get the hint that he should buy that for me for valentines day...

...hmmmmm.....

jvann
02-05-2010, 03:31 AM
I feel your pain. Every time I look on eBay or the marketplace, I see a "once in a lifetime" fantastic deal that will piss my wife off. Of course, bringing up her purse and shoe collection is off limits:)

Skitzic
02-05-2010, 03:54 AM
Sometimes I want to bring up his instrument collection, but then I look at mine and that idea goes right out the window.

Him: 2 electric guitars, 1 12 string acoustic, 1 low-end amp, 1 good half stack.

Me: 1 electric guitar, 1 12 string, 2 6 string acoustics, 1 uke, 1 keyboard, 1 flute, 2 high end amps, 1 decent stack...

...yeah that wouldn't work for me if I tried.

I'm going to shoot for a genius valentines idea.

Skitzic
02-05-2010, 05:59 AM
I could probably get him to buy me this...

http://cgi.ebay.com/MAKALA-PURPLE-SOPRANO-UKULELE-aquilas-HEAR-VIDEO_W0QQitemZ370328161557QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item5639474d15

That amuses me...must resist urge to push button...

ukecantdothat
02-05-2010, 07:38 AM
Personally, I would stay away from that mango uke. The description says it was a prototype sprayed with a dulling agent to keep glare off the photos taken by Lanikai. No telling what long term damage was done.

Skitzic
02-05-2010, 07:51 AM
That's why I stayed away from the tenor I was looking at. It was sprayed with that same stuff.

My fiance said he would buy me the dolphin if I really wanted it. I'm thinking about taking him up on it.

Edit:
Our conversation.
Me: I think you should buy me the purple uke.
Him: Are you sure you want to buy a crappy ukulele?
Me: Are you sure you want to throw away a chance to write off Valentines day for 40 bucks?
He pulled out his credit card.

Bwahahaha

ukecantdothat
02-05-2010, 08:34 AM
That's why I stayed away from the tenor I was looking at. It was sprayed with that same stuff.

My fiance said he would buy me the dolphin if I really wanted it. I'm thinking about taking him up on it.

Edit:
Our conversation.
Me: I think you should buy me the purple uke.
Him: Are you sure you want to buy a crappy ukulele?
Me: Are you sure you want to throw away a chance to write off Valentines day for 40 bucks?
He pulled out his credit card.

Bwahahaha

We men are soooooo predictable. BTW, cheap ukes are great for taking to places you wouldn't want to risk damaging a good one. Most ukers I know have a "beater" for that purpose.

Skitzic
02-05-2010, 08:43 AM
We men are soooooo predictable. BTW, cheap ukes are great for taking to places you wouldn't want to risk damaging a good one. Most ukers I know have a "beater" for that purpose.

My thoughts exactly. I can take this with me everywhere and not have to have a heart attack if something should happen.

That, and it's purple...and it has a dolphin bridge...and it's PURPLE. Purple is one of my favorite colors. :D

cpatch
02-05-2010, 09:07 AM
You definitely want to stay away from this custom Pono spalted mango tenor then:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PONO-Custom-PTM-Solid-Mango-Tenor-Ukulele-w-Case_W0QQitemZ140380851869QQ

Seriously, don't click! (I'm so mean :))

Skitzic
02-05-2010, 09:11 AM
You definitely want to stay away from this custom Pono spalted mango tenor then:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PONO-Custom-PTM-Solid-Mango-Tenor-Ukulele-w-Case_W0QQitemZ140380851869QQ

Seriously, don't click! (I'm so mean :))

...that was so mean...seriously. Like, seriously. Although for the right price, I'll deal with eating pasta and sleeping on the couch for a week or two...

ukecantdothat
02-05-2010, 09:23 AM
My thoughts exactly. I can take this with me everywhere and not have to have a heart attack if something should happen.

That, and it's purple...and it has a dolphin bridge...and it's PURPLE. Purple is one of my favorite colors. :D

What color is it? Is it purple? Purple ukes rock because... they're... you know... purple... :nana:

Skitzic
02-05-2010, 09:41 AM
What color is it? Is it purple? Purple ukes rock because... they're... you know... purple... :nana:

If only they made a purple glitter uke...I would be in heaven.

ukecantdothat
02-05-2010, 12:30 PM
If only they made a purple glitter uke...I would be in heaven.

Take some Elmer's glue, thin it out a bit with some water, and paint some on, take some purple glitter... You get the idea... Maybe not all over, but a glittered binding or dolfin graphics or ???... I'd also put a clear coat of lacquer or something over that so you don't get glitter on you every time you play it. Another great thing about cheap ukes is they can put up with this sort of abuse, I means "personalized touches."

Skitzic
02-05-2010, 12:55 PM
Take some Elmer's glue, thin it out a bit with some water, and paint some on, take some purple glitter... You get the idea... Maybe not all over, but a glittered binding or dolfin graphics or ???... I'd also put a clear coat of lacquer or something over that so you don't get glitter on you every time you play it. Another great thing about cheap ukes is they can put up with this sort of abuse, I means "personalized touches."

That is a really good idea! Maybe not this one, but the next one. A red guitar with purple binding would be awesome. Or the black with purple...that would be even cooler!

boscotiny
02-05-2010, 01:13 PM
You definitely want to stay away from this custom Pono spalted mango tenor then:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PONO-Custom-PTM-Solid-Mango-Tenor-Ukulele-w-Case_W0QQitemZ140380851869QQ

Seriously, don't click! (I'm so mean :))

OK, it's your fault. I'm high bidder on it. That should last about 2 hours.

Skitzic
02-05-2010, 01:20 PM
OK, it's your fault. I'm high bidder on it. That should last about 2 hours.

HEY! I saw it...well second. I knew I should have called dibs...

Sir
02-05-2010, 09:04 PM
You definitely want to stay away from this custom Pono spalted mango tenor then:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PONO-Custom-PTM-Solid-Mango-Tenor-Ukulele-w-Case_W0QQitemZ140380851869QQ

Seriously, don't click! (I'm so mean :))


Oh man, that's a bit too nice! :drool:

P-co
02-05-2010, 09:54 PM
Looks great, so cheap at the moment. I will keep watching this one too, proberly too far to freight to Oz.

Skitzic
02-06-2010, 08:26 AM
Oh boy...this one is easy to resist. Way too much right now. My car is paid off later this year...next year my pretty...next year...

http://cgi.ebay.com/LUNA-Flora-Lotus-Deep-Purple-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar_W0QQitemZ360206328883QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGui tar?hash=item53ddf86433

StereoJoker
02-06-2010, 08:39 AM
Oh boy...this one is easy to resist. Way too much right now. My car is paid off later this year...next year my pretty...next year...

http://cgi.ebay.com/LUNA-Flora-Lotus-Deep-Purple-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar_W0QQitemZ360206328883QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGui tar?hash=item53ddf86433

There's a similar uke model up on eBay now, too (it's, like, a hundred bucks less): http://cgi.ebay.com/LUNA-Floral-Concert-UKULELE-Flame-Maple_W0QQitemZ140380818559QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item20af594c7f

Skitzic
02-06-2010, 10:24 AM
There's a similar uke model up on eBay now, too (it's, like, a hundred bucks less): http://cgi.ebay.com/LUNA-Floral-Concert-UKULELE-Flame-Maple_W0QQitemZ140380818559QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item20af594c7f

...this place, and ebay, is going to ruin my relationship...

:drool:

StereoJoker
02-06-2010, 11:46 AM
Also: Elderly sells a sparkle burst Mahalo (http://elderly.com/new_instruments/items/MU35-PURPLESP.htm) (I didn't know that they came in these color variations!), so, you know, if you want another beater, here's a sparkly purply one :D.

(Okay, I promise I'll stop.)

ukecantdothat
02-06-2010, 12:37 PM
Also: Elderly sells a sparkle burst Mahalo (http://elderly.com/new_instruments/items/MU35-PURPLESP.htm) (I didn't know that they came in these color variations!), so, you know, if you want another beater, here's a sparkly purply one :D.

(Okay, I promise I'll stop.)

There y' go, Skitzigirl... Just what the doctor ordered! :nana:

44fanatic
02-06-2010, 12:54 PM
I've got it......

1) Find a custom uke luthier.
2) Order a spalted mango uke stained purple with a metalflake clearcoat.
3) Sleep on the couch indefinately.
4) Be really really happy with your uke.
5) No more need for ebay!

Skitzic
02-06-2010, 01:40 PM
Also: Elderly sells a sparkle burst Mahalo (http://elderly.com/new_instruments/items/MU35-PURPLESP.htm) (I didn't know that they came in these color variations!), so, you know, if you want another beater, here's a sparkly purply one :D.

(Okay, I promise I'll stop.)

0_0 Are you god? Everytime I mention something...you find a link to it...

:worship:

I like the idea of finding someone to build my perfect uke. I need to buy a really nice couch before I do that though...if I'm doomed to sleep on it forever I want it to be DAMN comfortable.

StereoJoker
02-06-2010, 03:18 PM
0_0 Are you god? Everytime I mention something...you find a link to it...

Nah. I am just that awesome. :cool:

Actually, it might have something to do with this IV in my arm that's hooked up to my computer... hm...

Skitzic
02-06-2010, 03:21 PM
Nah. I am just that awesome. :cool:

Actually, it might have something to do with this IV in my arm that's hooked up to my computer... hm...

I have that affliction as well. I just hate looking at things I can't afford! I told him he's buying that purple Luna ukulele for my birthday. That way he has a few months to save up the cash. I'm so nice to him.

Skitzic
02-08-2010, 08:48 AM
This is my want of the day...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=110387112957&Category=16224&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D2

I'm adding it to my list...maybe birthday.

lonsilog
02-12-2010, 03:16 PM
You definitely want to stay away from this custom Pono spalted mango tenor then:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PONO-Custom-PTM-Solid-Mango-Tenor-Ukulele-w-Case_W0QQitemZ140380851869QQ

Seriously, don't click! (I'm so mean :))


OK, it's your fault. I'm high bidder on it. That should last about 2 hours.


HEY! I saw it...well second. I knew I should have called dibs...

So did any of you win this beauty?

Skitzic
02-12-2010, 03:45 PM
So did any of you win this beauty?

Not me. I decided heat was more important. Damn my common sense!

I hope it found a good home.

Ahnko Honu
02-12-2010, 05:59 PM
Did anyone else notice the dolphin shaped tuners on the Mahalo Sparkle? Pretty cool.
http://elderly.com/images/new_instruments/180N/MU35-PURPLESP_headstock-back.jpg

pithaya9
02-13-2010, 06:33 AM
Good eye Ahnko. They are cool.

Now the need to make honu shaped ones.