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Markr1
06-19-2011, 03:56 PM
I just bought a 50s Favilla Brothers Baritone Uke on ebay for 200 bucks. A lot of finish checking but I guess that's expected with that old of one. I hope I got a good deal on it. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150620124934&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

strumsilly
06-19-2011, 05:17 PM
I bid and won one a few days ago. mine cost less but doesn't look to be in as good a shape. will let you know what I think when it arrives.

Markr1
06-20-2011, 01:47 PM
Hey Strumsilly, I'll let you know how mine is when it arrives. Did you buy yours off ebay and how much did you pay for yours? Was yours the one that ended at around $137? If so I did bid on that one a couple of times up to about $80 and quit after that.

toobacat
07-28-2011, 11:37 AM
Did you ever get your Favilla? Just curious about how it sounds.

Markr1
07-29-2011, 02:41 PM
Did you ever get your Favilla? Just curious about how it sounds.

I have it took it immediately to my guitar luthier had a couple of small cracks repaired and restrung with some Martin strings and setup and cleaned. I absolutely love it. It plays easy and great. Has a huge sound. Every time I go to grab one of my 3 ukes I get that one first. I want to buy another one but that makes no sense at all. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Well worth the $200 I spent. If you don't have one then buy one. You won't be disappointed.

strumsilly
07-29-2011, 02:56 PM
I have it took it immediately to my guitar luthier had a couple of small cracks repaired and restrung with some Martin strings and setup and cleaned. I absolutely love it. It plays easy and great. Has a huge sound. Every time I go to grab one of my 3 ukes I get that one first. I want to buy another one but that makes no sense at all. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Well worth the $200 I spent. If you don't have one then buy one. You won't be disappointed.
It makes a lot of sense to me to have more than one. I have 2 harmony and one gibson bari.with all the string choices you can't have too many. ha ah.

Markr1
07-29-2011, 03:45 PM
I'd love to have that Gibson.

bigdog1002
07-30-2011, 09:23 AM
Just posted a near perfect one for sale on the market place. I agree they sound great but I still grab my sopranos 1st.

Markr1
07-30-2011, 09:42 AM
Just posted a near perfect one for sale on the market place. I agree they sound great but I still grab my sopranos 1st.Sopranos in general or a favilla soprano?

bigdog1002
07-30-2011, 09:51 AM
I have a 30's martin and two martin style sopranos that I built from scratch. I have played a Favilla soprano and they are great. If I can get one I will.

Markr1
07-30-2011, 10:31 AM
They are going for about $250 to $275 in good condition on ebay and have been thinking about getting one myself.

BasuraPlaya
08-03-2011, 11:00 AM
Favilla must have made a large number of these baratone uke's. My father bought his new in 1955 and still plays it. Fabulous tone and when give it a good strum you feel it throughout your entire whole chest.

Markr1
08-03-2011, 01:13 PM
Favilla must have made a large number of these baratone uke's. My father bought his new in 1955 and still plays it. Fabulous tone and when give it a good strum you feel it throughout your entire whole chest.

I know exactly what your talking about. I can sit and play mine and the whole thing vibrates and has a really pleasing tone and sound to it. Sometimes when I'm playing it I think my phone is vibrating In my pocket but it's not it's the uke.