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ukecantdothat
04-02-2010, 02:24 PM
A cousin of mine just told me she saw what she "thought were" ukuleles on display at the Oakland Airport. "You think they were ukuleles?" I asked. "Well... They were so beautifully made, I thought maybe they were just little guitars or something..."

Anybody in the Oakland / San Francisco area know anything about this?

Little guitars or something...

lonsilog
04-02-2010, 03:53 PM
Your cousin would be correct. It features some of california's ukulele builders. I've only seen one section of it (I think the displays are broken up into several sections), but the displayed ukes I saw were just absolutely gorgeous.

mds725
04-02-2010, 08:39 PM
The exhibit is called "Music Makers: Bay Area Guitar and Ukulele Builders" and it's an off-site exhibit of the Oakland Musum of California.
http://museumca.org/exhibit/music-makers-bay-area-guitar-and-ukulele-builders

Check out this short thread for a link to a pdf article about the exhibit: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23464&page=2
And here's a direct link to the pdf article: http://museumca.org/files/uploads/Ukulele_building_panels.pdf

ukecantdothat
04-05-2010, 08:50 AM
The exhibit is called "Music Makers: Bay Area Guitar and Ukulele Builders" and it's an off-site exhibit of the Oakland Musum of California.
http://museumca.org/exhibit/music-makers-bay-area-guitar-and-ukulele-builders

Checkout this short thread for a link to a pdf article about the exhibit: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23464&page=2
Thanks for the info & pics. Next best thing to being there... Looks pretty cool, indeed.

Ron
04-12-2010, 07:26 PM
That's a great exhibition. I like that someone thought of luthiers as a subject and I like that it's at an airport. I really enjoy seeing the skill in telling the story as well.

vai5500
04-13-2010, 11:20 AM
its true brah.i fly back nd forth from vegas to oakland,(for work and junk).And everytime i fly there,i always stop by nd admire them.theres one that id realy like to just hold in my hands.its a tenor(cant remember what make).the head piece has a fisherman fishing by the lighthouse by the sea.his casting hook curves all throughout the neck.and is made of mother-pearl.its mean as brooo.lol.then another one,which i think is considered a concept uke.its an 'offset' picasso style uke.the frets are at an angle.the hole on the body is on the far right(instead of being centered).and the paint job is blue nd white.it resembles an old picasso painting.theres also a remake of the original "pineapple" style ukulele also.i really cant remember the other ones.i know theres a total of 6 of them.i actually hav the 2 i explaind about in my fone.ill try to post them up as soon as possible.=]ofa atu

vai5500
04-13-2010, 11:29 AM
http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/mmps/010_5641d9c4f6190b90_1/2.jpg?partExt=.jpg&&&outquality=90&ext=.jpg&limitsize=615,500

http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/mmps/010_5641d9c4f6190b90_1/3.jpg?partExt=.jpg&&&outquality=90&ext=.jpg&limitsize=615,500
AND THERE THEY ARE.LOL.ENJOY