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UKISOCIETY
06-16-2010, 05:37 AM
This is an unusual version of the Maccaferri-designed TV Pal plastic uke from the 1950's. Although the same size and shape, the back is solid black instead of swirled marble. No markings were ever on the headstock, as far as I can tell. I fitted the uke with 2 plastic tuners and 2 peg tuners from an old Harmony uke. Action is good - a little high for me, but some people like it that way. Spongebob sticker was added later! Dog not included.

New Price (as of 7/7): $20 and 10 bucks shipping.

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Back of headstock photo here (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1285/4705861485_de59dcf68b_b.jpg).

mm stan
06-16-2010, 06:28 AM
Aloha Alan,
Shucks, you got me all worked up until I saw pictures, Just wished it was
an baritone cutaway in mint condition like the one you also have. But thirty
bucks is not really bad even with the mixed tuners.. beside it's aT.V. Pal. Good Luck,
it shouldn't be hard for that price. I'd say intresing bridge, are
all those Islander and Macaferri like that too. Just one question, How's
the neck holding out and the action height??? "Keep them strings vibrating"
Ukes are forever..MM Stan...

UKISOCIETY
06-16-2010, 06:39 AM
Aloha Alan,... Just one question, How's
the neck holding out and the action height??? ....MM Stan...


The neck is fine. Action's a bit high, but not enough to affect the sound.

JT_Ukes
06-16-2010, 07:47 AM
Alan, are you ok?

You seem to be selling a lot of ukuleles lately..

I'm worried...

UKISOCIETY
06-16-2010, 08:28 AM
Alan, are you ok?

You seem to be selling a lot of ukuleles lately..

I'm worried...


Yah, if I sell this, I might get down to 40!

Ahnko Honu
06-16-2010, 08:48 AM
WOW I thought my 15 were bad (good), and that's not counting my 2 plastics and the 5 I sold recently. Still only one pineapple?

UKISOCIETY
06-16-2010, 01:54 PM
WOW I thought my 15 were bad (good), and that's not counting my 2 plastics and the 5 I sold recently. Still only one pineapple?

I'm going to sell some more soon because we're in the process of adopting again. Still the one Nice pineapple, but I'd like a Mainland mango pa someday...

UKISOCIETY
06-16-2010, 02:41 PM
Here's video and some audio of the uke:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdg1VUqvsDg

Dusepo
06-22-2010, 02:40 AM
Not a bad sound considering it's made of plastic. I always thought the plastic ones were just toys, but I'm pleasantly surprised.

Doug W
06-22-2010, 10:09 AM
Dusepo,

You should check out this guy playing his plastic Carnival sopranino
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yAeap6s--Q

UKISOCIETY
06-25-2010, 03:59 PM
I lowered the price.

UKISOCIETY
07-07-2010, 05:08 AM
Still available. $20 plus 10 shipping. Last chance. It's going on Ebay if there are no takers.

UncleElvis
07-07-2010, 06:07 AM
Take the Spongebob sticker off and you got a deal, amigo!

ukuDaily
07-07-2010, 08:38 AM
Being all plastic, this would make a great "in the car" ukulele to play when stuck in traffic or on lunchbreak.

UKISOCIETY
07-07-2010, 08:49 AM
Take the Spongebob sticker off and you got a deal, amigo!

That's easy enough to do, if you're serious!

UncleElvis
07-07-2010, 08:56 AM
Just sent a Private Message, sah.

PoisonDart
07-07-2010, 10:49 AM
Sounds like I'm too late, but I'm interested if not.

I gave my islander to a friend, and I miss having a plastic uke.

Otherwise, you can keep me in mind for future sales. :)