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aaronckeim
06-29-2010, 11:52 AM
Peep it on ebay: 220629293180

Here is a link to a video of a soprano version of the same instrument: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73pIly3tgiI

The instrument is about 24 inches long with a 15 inch scale.

Neck- Honduras Mahogany
Fingerboard- Rosewood
Headplate- Honduras Mahogany
Bridge-Rosewood
Nut- Rosewood
Tuners- Gotoh friction tuners
Strings- Aquila
Can- A can

mokai
06-29-2010, 12:27 PM
Nice, how does it sound compared to the soprano version?

aaronckeim
07-01-2010, 12:49 PM
Concert has a slightly deeper sound. I think its because of the longer string length and the rosewood bridge.

This video just got featured on Boing Boing and got 6000 views in one day!

Ahnko Honu
07-01-2010, 12:54 PM
Very cool! Ever try making one out of a round Danish cookie tin?
http://img.alibaba.com/photo/209301066/Royal_Dansk_Danish_Cookie_Collection.jpg

Outhouse
07-04-2010, 02:34 AM
IMHO ... anything I've built with those cookie tins don't have a very nice sound.


Matt

Dusepo
07-04-2010, 08:17 AM
IMHO ... anything I've built with those cookie tins don't have a very nice sound.


Matt

My experience too. Very muffled. A lot of people swear by them as travel banjos, however.

This is the best sounding tin uke I've seen (or rather heard): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dueGWKpZg-s&feature=related

aaronckeim
07-04-2010, 01:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRkxyEtd5Yc

mm stan
07-04-2010, 03:05 PM
Hey all, there's a guy with a danish cookie ukulele same as ahnko honu showed.
on You Tube.....and it sounds pretty good...punch in ....Cookie tin ukulele.....Didgeman 80

whetu
07-04-2010, 09:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRkxyEtd5Yc

Hey Aaron, any thoughts on my reverse engineering? :)

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?31006-It-was-a-Makala-Dolphin...-now-it-s-a-tin-can-reso!

ksquine
07-08-2010, 07:57 AM
I wonder if it would sound better with a can from Hawaii. I guess using a Spam can would be appropriate