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Sambient
03-04-2010, 05:17 AM
I have one. I adore it. An ebay purchase, and now I'm thinking I got pretty lucky. Seems the cigar box ukes are just skyrocketing in price. Is it a supply and demand thing that fits with the dizzying heights of popularity the ukulele is currently experiencing?
So, what is it about them?
There's kinda this faux-humble thing going on with them visually.
I do like the sound on mine.
What makes us love these?

reckomstance
03-04-2010, 05:33 AM
They sorta take me back to another time, which has a feeling of mojo. Also, I love a good cigar from time to time.

Ukeffect
03-04-2010, 06:08 AM
Well, I do love my Bonnie, and I think it's a little bit nostalgia and supply/demand... plus they just look and sound good, so you get a lot of bang for the buck!

hoosierhiver
03-04-2010, 07:00 AM
Part of the fun is making them yourself. It's pretty satifsying to play an instrument that you made.

kalmario
03-04-2010, 11:29 AM
Part of the fun is making them yourself. It's pretty satifsying to play an instrument that you made.

2nd that.

make your own, if you are too chicken, by a cheap uke with good intonation and mount it on a cigar box

Cliff