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Zakulele
03-17-2010, 09:45 AM
The coolest thing I've seen so far on Pawn Stars, well Uke-related anyway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q15Y21tjtfE

mailman
03-17-2010, 10:14 AM
Yeah, it was cool. I think they were off base on a couple of things, though. They seemed to think that banjoleles are rare. Have they seen eBay lately? Banjo ukes are pretty common. They paid $200 for it, which seemed high to me. They had it repaired by a "pro" who put steel strings on the thing, and charged them $200 more. Now it's for sale on eBay....and I think they're asking for an opening bid of $999. WHAT?

slapbass
03-17-2010, 01:57 PM
Someone will buy it just cuz it was on thge show..Probably sit in a glass case with a picture of the guy on pawnstars holding it..

Tigeralum2001
03-17-2010, 02:26 PM
Someone will buy it just cuz it was on thge show..Probably sit in a glass case with a picture of the guy on pawnstars holding it..
I'm not sure Pawn Stars has reached that level of celebrity yet... and I'm a big fan.

harpdog
03-17-2010, 02:27 PM
Yeah, I enjoyed that and was also amused by the numbers and the impressions they had.
I guess Vegas wasn't a big part of banjolele-dom.

dkcrown
03-17-2010, 02:58 PM
Now if Chumley had played an inspired version of "Aint She Sweet" on that uke, the value would have skyrocketed! What a stud.

dnewton2
03-17-2010, 03:39 PM
Here is another thread. (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?27767-Pawn-stars&highlight=pawn) It has the listing on ebay in it but here it the link. (http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-1920s-GIBSON-BANJO-UKULELE-AS-SEEN-ON-PAWNSTARS_W0QQitemZ220570878262QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ LH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item335b0c8136) Opening bid of $900 no takers yet 2 days left.

After watching the show I was not impressed with the repair man. We had to make a bridge and a nut because they are hard to find. Seriously dude you are a gutiar repairman making a bridge and nut shouldn't be that big of a deal. Fixing all the wood would have been tricky though and he seemed to do a good job on that.

Kind of wierd knowing they paid $400 total for the thing and they are asking $900. But I guess if I could invest $400 and get $900 a short while later I would do it.

mailman
03-18-2010, 03:50 AM
The biggest problem I had with the repair guy was the use of steel strings. The wood work looked good, as you said.