View Full Version : IZ's ukulele's

02-18-2011, 12:51 PM
Anyone know what other ukes IZ played? I know about his vintage Martin Tenor. But what are some others?

Like these?



02-18-2011, 01:28 PM
I think I found the one in the bottom photo. Looks like it may be a Kawika Tenor :)

Still trying to find out what the top one is....

02-18-2011, 07:04 PM
The uke in the top photo has five tuners, I noticed, so I imagine it has five strings. I wonder if there's another photo of it anywhere from the front.

02-18-2011, 08:28 PM
The one with the custom head is a K.C young uke.

02-19-2011, 09:01 AM
Thanks for the input!

I've also found pictures of IZ playing a Kamaka White Label Tenor :)

02-21-2011, 05:43 PM
I believe you are all wrong. And I will explain why.

His uke was not one of these mere mortal manufacturers you mention. No, it was custom. Pieced together by Norse gods from various pieces. The wood was dogwood from Christs cross, giving it it's god-like tone. (*rimshot*) The saddle and nut were made from hand carved and polished unicorn horn. The finish was applied by carefully rubbing the surface with the virgin tears of newborns. The inlay was obviously polished narwhal tusk. You people are way off ;)

03-05-2012, 01:04 PM
you are so right -- it was a K.C. Young uke, but not one made by the K.C. Young Ukulele company.