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Uncle-Taco
08-14-2010, 12:02 PM
Somewhere in my wanderings and browsings, I came across a site that had pictures of CB-style ukes (and maybe guitars and/or banjos) with license plates for tops. It was pretty cool, and now that I've retired my vanity plates, I'd like to look into that.

I can't find any reference to it anywhere to save my life. Anybody seen these or hear of such a thing?

GrumpyOldMan
08-14-2010, 12:10 PM
No idea sorry but I'm glad to hear you've retired your "vanity plates" or as we call them in the UK "W*NKER PLATES". Playing the Uke has obviously refined you!

Ian.

allanr
08-14-2010, 12:17 PM
I just bought one on Ebay, and it came last week. Here it is (http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250672950738):

I tuned it "Chicago", like a baritone ukulele. It is kind of quiet acoustically, but sounds freakin' awesome plugged into my Roland Microcube.

http://i.ebayimg.com/22/!By3((rgBmk~$(KGrHqJ,!joEw5JYckHjBMTfM2NmGw~~_12.J PG

Sambient
08-14-2010, 04:41 PM
Breathtaking!

mm stan
08-14-2010, 04:52 PM
What a score Allan, totally awesome...thanks for sharing..geeesh I need to check out e-bay more often....

Uncle-Taco
08-15-2010, 04:19 AM
That would be a great use for this:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4894073134_cc40f34fc4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8456058@N08/4894073134/)
bluescar by BuzzFuzzy, on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8456058@N08/4894073134/)

mailman
08-15-2010, 05:54 AM
I don't see the point of the license plate. Just added weight, IMHO....

telebob
08-15-2010, 06:46 AM
The South Carolina license plate - with the state palmetto tree and colors, and state motto - makes a lovely looking top... but it does add weight. I still like it! :cool:

cocohonk
08-15-2010, 06:51 AM
That looks pretty darn awesome. Any chance of a sound sample? I'm really curious about that.