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bdukes
06-25-2011, 07:16 PM
My wife and step-daughter just got back from a Taylor Swift concert and the first thing they said was that she played a ukulele. My obsession has been noticed.

Any idea who made her uke? Some quick googling has several people saying it's a Kamaka, but it doesn't look like one unless it's a total custom. From the videos, it looks like it has a very unique sound hole shape.

Teek
06-25-2011, 07:49 PM
Taylor's guitars are made by Taylor Guitars, and she has a killer koa custom. Ukes I don't know but heard one in "Mean" I think it was the other day.

mds725
06-25-2011, 08:54 PM
Here's a video of Taylor Swift playing an ukulele on "Fearless." I can't tell what brand it is, but maybe someone will recognize it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HyRCXtRPOI&feature=related

Ukulele JJ
06-26-2011, 03:20 AM
I don't know what kind of uke that is either, but it obviously didn't come with instructions on how to hold and strum it. :-(

JJ

hapuna
06-26-2011, 06:12 AM
I don't know what kind of uke that is either, but it obviously didn't come with instructions on how to hold and strum it. :-(

JJ

Its them damned guitar players!!!;)

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-26-2011, 07:02 AM
I don't know what kind of uke that is either, but it obviously didn't come with instructions on how to hold and strum it. :-(

JJ

Really! Learn how to play the dang thing before you step on stage. I tell you, between she and Eddie Vedder, this is the beginning of the end.

PhilUSAFRet
06-26-2011, 07:44 AM
Hmmmm, wish I could have heard more uke and less Swift.

raecarter
06-26-2011, 10:18 AM
Why is she playing it like a low slung guitar.

janeray1940
06-26-2011, 10:23 AM
I really doubt that it's a Kamaka. Even the customs I've seen don't deviate that far from looking like Kamakas... Anyway that made me curious and I did a google image search and came up with this still (http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lflp4bJucg1qc2jy8o1_500.jpg). You can sort of see the label in the soundhole - looks like it has the outline of an island on it?

mds725
06-26-2011, 11:03 AM
I should have posted this video instead. She's still holding the ukulele in an odd way, and she's strumming it like it's a guitar (not that there's anything wrong with that), but she at least plays an ukulele solo at about 2:18 and then breaks into a bit of "I'm Yours." I still can't identify the manufacturer of her ukulele.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut5xgMD9Cko

mds725
06-26-2011, 11:14 AM
Maybe it's no suprise, but this question has come up before on UU. Alan (Ukisociety) asked the same question in this thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?17737-Taylor-Swift-gets-the-ukulele) in August 2009.

haolejohn
06-26-2011, 11:17 AM
Really! Learn how to play the dang thing before you step on stage. I tell you, between she and Eddie Vedder, this is the beginning of the end.

it's the strap. Ukuleles played with a strap make the player lazy.

Nuprin
06-26-2011, 12:10 PM
I know from speaking with our Taylor guitar rep that Taylor is starting to make ukuleles (according to him, they should hopefully roll out around the end of the year or beginning of next year) and they have a few prototypes out there. Considering Taylor Swift's connection with Taylor guitars, maybe this is a prototype Taylor uke?

mds725
06-26-2011, 02:01 PM
it's the strap. Ukuleles played with a strap make the player lazy.

I think that's an unfair generalization. Taylor Swift wears her guitar low, and she wears her ukulele the same way. The strap she uses for her ukulele is just way too long for her ukulele.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25041&d=1309131986 http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25046&d=1309133269

Victoria Vox uses a strap, and she still manages to hold her ukulele properly. And this photo of Jake illustrates that you don't neeed to be using a strap to hold your ukulele really low. In any case, Jake has been using an uke thong recently, and I don't think anyone would call him lazy.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25040&d=1309131985 http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25045&d=1309132836

PhilUSAFRet
06-26-2011, 02:24 PM
I know I've seen that sound hole design somewhere, but doubt my old brain cells will remember where.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-26-2011, 04:46 PM
I know I've seen that sound hole design somewhere, but doubt my old brain cells will remember where.

I've seen it too. For the life of me I can't think of where......

haolejohn
06-26-2011, 04:51 PM
I think that's an unfair generalization. Taylor Swift wears her guitar low, and she wears her ukulele the same way. The strap she uses for her ukulele is just way too long for her ukulele.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25041&d=1309131986 http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25046&d=1309133269

Victoria Vox uses a strap, and she still manages to hold her ukulele properly. And this photo of Jake illustrates that you don't neeed to be using a strap to hold your ukulele really low. In any case, Jake has been using an uke thong recently, and I don't think anyone would call him lazy.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25040&d=1309131985 http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25045&d=1309132836

he just started using it recently. I've seen him twice and neither time did he use it.

haolejohn
06-26-2011, 04:56 PM
I think that's an unfair generalization. Taylor Swift wears her guitar low, and she wears her ukulele the same way. The strap she uses for her ukulele is just way too long for her ukulele.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25041&d=1309131986 http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25046&d=1309133269

Victoria Vox uses a strap, and she still manages to hold her ukulele properly. And this photo of Jake illustrates that you don't neeed to be using a strap to hold your ukulele really low. In any case, Jake has been using an uke thong recently, and I don't think anyone would call him lazy.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25040&d=1309131985 http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25045&d=1309132836

i think it was a joke too. I am not a fan of straps at all and I will never use one. Of course, I don't play for hours like these guys and gals either.

Howie1947
06-26-2011, 04:56 PM
That is a "Whamo" uke, no question about it. I can tell a "Whamo" uke anywhere.

haolejohn
06-26-2011, 05:00 PM
I know I've seen that sound hole design somewhere, but doubt my old brain cells will remember where.

your not thinking eddie finn are you?

mds725
06-26-2011, 06:00 PM
your not thinking eddie finn are you?

I thought the same thing, but Eddie Finn ukuleles have soundholes shaped like shark fins.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25049&d=1309147145

Kekani
06-26-2011, 06:47 PM
I've seen it too. For the life of me I can't think of where......

I know I've seen it, and played it, believe it was at `Ukulele House (was that it, in Ala Moana, no longer there?) or something like that.

It sounded the same then as it does now on Swift's video. That being said, my guess is its either a local builder, or one from Japan.

GrumpyCoyote
06-26-2011, 09:11 PM
I don't know who makes it, but I'm so gonna learn to play uke now that Taylor is.

Any one have the chords to that Soul sister/I'm yours medley? That might sound good on a uke.

PedalFreak
06-27-2011, 08:05 AM
I know from speaking with our Taylor guitar rep that Taylor is starting to make ukuleles (according to him, they should hopefully roll out around the end of the year or beginning of next year) and they have a few prototypes out there. Considering Taylor Swift's connection with Taylor guitars, maybe this is a prototype Taylor uke?

Last time I was at the Taylor factory (2007) they had a big stack of Koa, with Ukulele bodies traced out. They were telling me of all the companies that buy Koa from them, Hawaiian ukulele companies.

I had also heard that Taylor has been working on an uke for awhile now, at least since 2007 :)

UkuleleHill
06-27-2011, 09:12 AM
Lets try to keep this on topic of what the uke is and less on how its being played... :)

Raygf
06-27-2011, 09:37 AM
I don't know who makes it, but I'm so gonna learn to play uke now that Taylor is.

Any one have the chords to that Soul sister/I'm yours medley? That might sound good on a uke.

Me too! Me too! :smileybounce: Post those chords when you get them.

PhilUSAFRet
06-27-2011, 10:39 AM
your not thinking eddie finn are you?

No shark fin, I've seen that "fan" shaped hole somewhere though in a High-end koa custom.

UkuleleHill
06-27-2011, 10:55 AM
Didn't the original Big Islands have a sound hole shaped like Big Island?

bbycrts
06-27-2011, 12:41 PM
When I first started playing people here would tell me "there is no right or wrong way, just play what sounds good to you!"

Apparently the instrument has now reached a critical mass of "veteran" players that there are those who would talk about "playing the right way."

I think I'll stick with the good old days...

Dan Uke
06-27-2011, 12:55 PM
When I first started playing people here would tell me "there is no right or wrong way, just play what sounds good to you!"

Apparently the instrument has now reached a critical mass of "veteran" players that there are those who would talk about "playing the right way."

I think I'll stick with the good old days...

I agree 100%. There was a thread about how to hold a uke and another about putting a strap and in both these threads and there was no right or wrong way but with Taylor Swift, why is there so much bashing???

Jake talks about wanting the uke to be universal and that means all styles!!! That's why there's $20 ukes and $$$$ ukes...There's players like Eddie Vedder, Talor Swift, Train, Jason Mraz who brought more exposure to the uke than the traditional players. I wonder if the "traditional players" are upset of the popularity of the uke??

PedalFreak
06-27-2011, 01:33 PM
Here is a photo of it. I found another one and there is nothing on the headstock, as far as name. This photo you can see that there is a label inside. Does that look familiar to anyone?

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lflp4bJucg1qc2jy8o1_500.jpg

hapuna
06-27-2011, 02:54 PM
Last time I was at the Taylor factory (2007) they had a big stack of Koa, with Ukulele bodies traced out. They were telling me of all the companies that buy Koa from them, Hawaiian ukulele companies.

I had also heard that Taylor has been working on an uke for awhile now, at least since 2007 :)

I believe the Hawaiian ukulele companies buy the koa Taylor scraps cause the pieces aren't big enough for their guitars but have enough good area for a uke. Its common sense to use as much koa as possible. All Hawaiian uke companies have their own sources in Hawaii for their main uses. ICBW

PedalFreak
06-28-2011, 03:50 AM
I believe the Hawaiian ukulele companies buy the koa Taylor scraps cause the pieces aren't big enough for their guitars but have enough good area for a uke. Its common sense to use as much koa as possible. All Hawaiian uke companies have their own sources in Hawaii for their main uses. ICBW

True. Also, many people don't know that Bob Taylor is big friends with most of the land owners that have the Koa trees. Last I heard from many sources Bob buys more Koa than anyone.

Just heard a story that Bob got this Koa log, which has been described to me as being Master grade Koa. They air dry their wood by transporting it cross country on a train, then back to California. When this log was going through Detroit it went through an ice storm. Froze the log and caused it to crack, to the point that they cant use it on their guitars :( So the plan, last I heard, was that they were going to make Laminate from it and do a Limited run of GS Mini's with it :) I'm hoping they do, I'd love to have a really nice flamed/curly koa GS Mini :D

peewee
06-28-2011, 04:41 AM
They air dry their wood by transporting it cross country on a train, then back to California.

Pedalfreak, No ill - will or nastiness intended, but...

you're saying they take the valuable old growth koa logs, ship them to california, and then buy them a round trip cross country ticket on an open train to cure the wood?

Really? Wouldn't it be cheaper and more controllable to rent a hangar in San Diego?

Maybe the hobo lifestyle helps open up the tone, and visiting the mainland helps to orient the grain, but that doesn't pass the smell test for me.

PedalFreak
06-28-2011, 05:33 AM
Pedalfreak, No ill - will or nastiness intended, but...

you're saying they take the valuable old growth koa logs, ship them to california, and then buy them a round trip cross country ticket on an open train to cure the wood?

Really? Wouldn't it be cheaper and more controllable to rent a hangar in San Diego?

Maybe the hobo lifestyle helps open up the tone, and visiting the mainland helps to orient the grain, but that doesn't pass the smell test for me.

Yep, that's what they've done for a number of years now. That isn't the complete drying process. But they do that before they bring it to their storage, drying facility.

Dan Uke
06-28-2011, 05:55 AM
Yep, that's what they've done for a number of years now. That isn't the complete drying process. But they do that before they bring it to their storage, drying facility.

Makes sense to me as they are already in a container. I assume that Taylor has tried drying in the storage as well but get better results on a train...maybe the vibration of the road cures the wood?

PedalFreak
06-28-2011, 06:10 AM
Makes sense to me as they are already in a container. I assume that Taylor has tried drying in the storage as well but get better results on a train...maybe the vibration of the road cures the wood?

They are on an open air train from the way it was described to me. I just assumed that being on a train in the sun, and with the breeze it would get quite a bit of the natural moisture out of it.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-28-2011, 06:16 AM
Come on guys. Koa is extremely valuable wood. I've talked to the guys at Taylor and I know Taylor Guitars is treating their master grade instrument quality koa with a good deal more care than has been suggested.

PedalFreak
06-28-2011, 06:37 AM
Come on guys. Koa is extremely valuable wood. I've talked to the guys at Taylor and I know Taylor Guitars is treating their master grade instrument quality koa with a good deal more care than has been suggested.

It was 1 log that this happened to. A total fluke that was unexpected. The experience I told came straight from the horses mouth. I've got a long standing relationship with the guys at Taylor, and have been a dealer for years as well.

Didn't think it would cause such a fuss :confused:

RichM
06-28-2011, 07:09 AM
http://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/features/woods/WoodFacts2.aspx
http://www.taylorguitars.com/innovation/ad2.aspx

UKISOCIETY
06-28-2011, 07:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1367EcsJ7g

LYRICS
[F]I want to like you, Taylor [C] Swift
[F]You're cute as a button
your [C] smile gives me a lift
But the [Bb] songs you [C] play
oh, those [Bb] songs you [C] play....

I want to like you, Taylor Swift
You seem so nice, I bet you would be my BFF
But the songs you play..
Oh, those songs you play...
[C - Bb]
[A] It ain't necessarily your [Bb] fault
[A] It's just the music you were [Bb] taught to love
[A] But country music to [Bb] day
[A] was called "The Eagles" in the [Bb] 19 [C] 70's.

I want to like you, Taylor Swift
and, you know, some day I just may
So I'll give your new songs a listen
when you've turned 43.

mds725
06-28-2011, 07:22 AM
At least nobody's dissing Taylor (Swift, not Guitars) any more for the way she holds her ukulele when she plays.

BTW -- Nice song, Alan!

Ralph Falkenburg
06-28-2011, 08:54 AM
Its them damned guitar players!!!;)

Yeah and guitar players know the proper way to number strings 1 thru 4 and would never call the G the top string and the A the bottom string. It is the pitch, not it's position in the room.

And I'm gonna put guitar strap buttons on my tenor as soon as I get my hands on it.

Ralph

ukestah
06-28-2011, 04:27 PM
It's a Leilani `ukulele that she plays.


25121

bdukes
06-28-2011, 05:34 PM
We have a winner! Thanks. I can sleep now and my wife will have proof that UU does provide an educational service.

Here's a pic of one at ukulelefriend.com-- (http://web.me.com/syacavone/Site/Leilani_Ukulele_(レイラニ・ウクレレ・1).html)

Hippie Dribble
06-28-2011, 05:43 PM
We have a winner! Thanks. I can sleep now and my wife will have proof that UU does provide an educational service.

Ha ha. Good call!!! He he...

Great thread. 5 pages in but we got there. Awesome work ukestah. :)

ukestah
06-28-2011, 06:02 PM
It was bothering me today too because I know I tried one out a few years ago.

olgoat52
06-28-2011, 06:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1367EcsJ7g

LYRICS
[F]I want to like you, Taylor [C] Swift
[F]You're cute as a button
your [C] smile gives me a lift
But the [Bb] songs you [C] play
oh, those [Bb] songs you [C] play....

I want to like you, Taylor Swift
You seem so nice, I bet you would be my BFF
But the songs you play..
Oh, those songs you play...
[C - Bb]
[A] It ain't necessarily your [Bb] fault
[A] It's just the music you were [Bb] taught to love
[A] But country music to [Bb] day
[A] was called "The Eagles" in the [Bb] 19 [C] 70's.

I want to like you, Taylor Swift
and, you know, some day I just may
So I'll give your new songs a listen
when you've turned 43.

Bravo.. I am looking all over for the LIKE button!! Oooops Wrong website!

fabioponta
06-28-2011, 08:28 PM
I almost believe it was a Zemaitis uke...George Harrison use some models in the 90'
http://www.zemaitis.net/zemaitis-ukulele-zuk3.htm

70sSanO
06-29-2011, 04:31 AM
It's a Leilani `ukulele that she plays.


25121

Great job ukestah!

I've seen this question off and on for quite a while and you have been the only one to come up with the answer.

John

smiler
07-22-2011, 10:08 AM
I almost believe it was a Zemaitis uke...George Harrison use some models in the 90'
http://www.zemaitis.net/zemaitis-ukulele-zuk3.htm

Zemaitis is a very different shape, here's my Zemaitis Mahogany Tenor...25965

zemperaye
10-24-2011, 07:01 AM
My wife and step-daughter just got back from a Taylor Swift concert and the first thing they said was that she played a ukulele. My obsession has been noticed.

Any idea who made her uke? Some quick googling has several people saying it's a Kamaka, but it doesn't look like one unless it's a total custom. From the videos, it looks like it has a very unique sound hole shape.

Taylor's Uke was created by Andy Powers. He's a local friend of mine here in San Diego. He's been creating custom Ukes for quite some time to include Jason Mraz and Elvis Costello (Elvis was indirectly). Currently though he isn't making any more ukes or guitars "custom" that is because he is heading the production line of Ukes Taylor Guitars is coming out with...basically a very busy man. He will one day be taking over Bob Taylor's position in the future. http://www.andypowersinstruments.com/

jinny
10-24-2011, 07:30 AM
Taylor's Uke was created by Andy Powers. He's a local friend of mine here in San Diego. He's been creating custom Ukes for quite some time to include Jason Mraz and Elvis Costello (Elvis was indirectly). Currently though he isn't making any more ukes or guitars "custom" that is because he is heading the production line of Ukes Taylor Guitars is coming out with...basically a very busy man. He will one day be taking over Bob Taylor's position in the future. http://www.andypowersinstruments.com/

oh man, i was just about to say that it didn't quite look like a Leilani.

lovin' Andy's work! I think Taylor's uke line is going to be quite exciting... I know that I'm excited.

Welcome to UU!

ukestah
10-24-2011, 10:00 AM
Taylor's Uke was created by Andy Powers. He's a local friend of mine here in San Diego. He's been creating custom Ukes for quite some time to include Jason Mraz and Elvis Costello (Elvis was indirectly). Currently though he isn't making any more ukes or guitars "custom" that is because he is heading the production line of Ukes Taylor Guitars is coming out with...basically a very busy man. He will one day be taking over Bob Taylor's position in the future. http://www.andypowersinstruments.com/

The pics and videos that we were looking at shows her playing a Leilani, unless Mr. Powers stole their sound hole design and label. She might be using one of his custom ukes now though, do you have pics of her new custom ukulele?

haolejohn
10-24-2011, 10:21 AM
Taylor's Uke was created by Andy Powers. He's a local friend of mine here in San Diego. He's been creating custom Ukes for quite some time to include Jason Mraz and Elvis Costello (Elvis was indirectly). Currently though he isn't making any more ukes or guitars "custom" that is because he is heading the production line of Ukes Taylor Guitars is coming out with...basically a very busy man. He will one day be taking over Bob Taylor's position in the future. http://www.andypowersinstruments.com/

I assume you are talking about her newest uke??? The one in the OP's 1st post is a Leilani. Of that I take ukestah's research as fact.

zemperaye
10-25-2011, 06:50 AM
I assume you are talking about her newest uke??? The one in the OP's 1st post is a Leilani. Of that I take ukestah's research as fact.

Yes, her newest Uke. I should have clarified that in my post, my apologies. You can read the segment on it in the latest issue of wood and steel http://www.taylorguitars.com/woodandsteel/ and on page 19, paragraph right of the picture it mentions the Uke created for Taylor Swift.

zemperaye
10-25-2011, 06:59 AM
Yes, her newest Ukulele was designed by Andy..and it is a Taylor Guitar Ukulele. At least on paper that is. I don't have any pictures of it at the moment but let me see if Andy will let me have them and ill post it here for you all.

zemperaye
10-25-2011, 07:28 AM
Here is a fresh batch of Koa at the Taylor factory. Can't say if it did make a cross country trip on a trailer, but I do know this batch went into a drying chamber.

ukestah
10-25-2011, 07:29 AM
Yes, her newest Ukulele was designed by Andy..and it is a Taylor Guitar Ukulele. At least on paper that is. I don't have any pictures of it at the moment but let me see if Andy will let me have them and ill post it here for you all.

Awesome to have you around zemperaye, looking forward to seeing pics if you can get any. Either way, the info you put up is still good news, hopefully they come out with their line of ukuleles soon!

zemperaye
10-25-2011, 07:36 AM
No problem ukestah. I was just talking with Andy at the factory and he was just finishing up some designs as some wood was curing. The first LTDs will only be 30 Ukuleles.

haolejohn
10-25-2011, 11:00 AM
No problem ukestah. I was just talking with Andy at the factory and he was just finishing up some designs as some wood was curing. The first LTDs will only be 30 Ukuleles.

any idea of the price?

zemperaye
10-26-2011, 06:00 AM
haolejohn, sorry but no I do not have a pricing on the Taylor Ukuleles. If I do get a price before it goes public I'll be sure to post it.

Leodhas
10-27-2011, 05:59 AM
Any idea who made her uke?

Satan.

I believe it's satan who is the essential force behind taylor swift and her music so I would guess he is also behind any instrument she plays ?

I'm not 100 percent on this but I'm pretty sure it is the dark lord, also known as lucifer. I'm not a religious man but apparently this fella has been responsible for a lot of artists and their instruments over the years. I was told that the Back Street Boys, Madonna and lady gaga are all his work! I'm informed the list of so called musical acts he's worked with is without end.

I believe you can get in touch with him by going down to some cross-roads or other and engaging in some ritual where you promise to pump out an endless slurry of mediocre, lowbrow, commercially manipulative, generic fluff and pass it off as good by the power of mass marketing.

Hope you found this helpful.

Uke Whisperer
10-27-2011, 06:11 AM
Satan.

I believe it's satan who is the essential force behind taylor swift and her music so I would guess he is also behind any instrument she plays ?

I'm not 100 percent on this but I'm pretty sure it is the dark lord, also known as lucifer. I'm not a religious man but apparently this fella has been responsible for a lot of artists and their instruments over the years. I was told that the Back Street Boys, Madonna and lady gaga are all his work! I'm informed the list of so called musical acts he's worked with is without end.

I believe you can get in touch with him by going down to some cross-roads or other and engaging in some ritual where you promise to pump out an endless slurry of mediocre, lowbrow, commercially manipulative, generic fluff and pass it off as good by the power of mass marketing.

Hope you found this helpful.

Can you tell us how you really feel? If it is pink, I don't think I want one either.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
10-27-2011, 08:30 AM
Satan.

I believe it's satan who is the essential force behind taylor swift and her music so I would guess he is also behind any instrument she plays ?

I'm not 100 percent on this but I'm pretty sure it is the dark lord, also known as lucifer. I'm not a religious man but apparently this fella has been responsible for a lot of artists and their instruments over the years. I was told that the Back Street Boys, Madonna and lady gaga are all his work! I'm informed the list of so called musical acts he's worked with is without end.

I believe you can get in touch with him by going down to some cross-roads or other and engaging in some ritual where you promise to pump out an endless slurry of mediocre, lowbrow, commercially manipulative, generic fluff and pass it off as good by the power of mass marketing.

Hope you found this helpful.

That was well put. I'm inclined to agree with you.

MGM
10-29-2011, 12:52 AM
This my friends is definbetlely a Leilanik Unless that guys friend mentioned earlier completely stole the former Japanese maker who moved to Florida and since is very ill or passed away ubless the guy akso steals his label which can be seen slightly The ukes cost at least 2000.00 and are of great sounbd and quality I will polst a thread of a japanese ad of these from my old japanese ukulele magazines in a few mintues

MGM
10-29-2011, 01:00 AM
Well the magazine is hiding from my ill eyes and i wil find it eventually...Probably in a box in my piles of boxes somewhere....now what were we talking about oh yeah that girl.....hmmm Swift thinking i thinks...well back to looking for what oh yeah the magazine with da ad....LOL .....ad who Now i got it..... Leilani + tayloe = thread topic....topical mgm answer....need to missspell more.

mds725
10-29-2011, 02:05 PM
Satan.

I believe it's satan who is the essential force behind taylor swift and her music so I would guess he is also behind any instrument she plays ?.......

Here are a couple of ukulele players who seem to be enjoying playing a Taylor Swift song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixq8vDFq7pY

mascompro
10-29-2011, 02:10 PM
Here are a couple of ukulele players who seem to be enjoying playing a Taylor Swift song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixq8vDFq7pY

Well, that is definitely the most I have ever enjoyed a Taylor Swift song.

Gmoney
10-29-2011, 02:14 PM
Here are a couple of ukulele players who seem to be enjoying playing a Taylor Swift song.
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Music... whether we like the genre or not, self-made, self-played - ukulele's seem to make it all better.

mds725
10-29-2011, 02:58 PM
Music... whether we like the genre or not, self-made, self-played - ukulele's seem to make it all better.

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UkÚDan
10-29-2011, 05:45 PM
Satan.

I believe it's satan who is the essential force behind taylor swift and her music so I would guess he is also behind any instrument she plays ?

I'm not 100 percent on this but I'm pretty sure it is the dark lord, also known as lucifer. I'm not a religious man but apparently this fella has been responsible for a lot of artists and their instruments over the years. I was told that the Back Street Boys, Madonna and lady gaga are all his work! I'm informed the list of so called musical acts he's worked with is without end.

I believe you can get in touch with him by going down to some cross-roads or other and engaging in some ritual where you promise to pump out an endless slurry of mediocre, lowbrow, commercially manipulative, generic fluff and pass it off as good by the power of mass marketing.

Hope you found this helpful.

Whoa my old man used to talk like that. I couldn't disagree with you more. This is music now. And she's playing a uke no matter how. You should find a little place to say thanks and open up to it. And even Jake plays her music. I'm glad when anyone plays the uke maybe except in the older days when Tiny Tim bashed it... maybe those were the good old days??? I see George Harrison smiling and Jack Johnson , Eddie Vedder and all the others just moving us along. Mediocre, lowbrow, commercial fluff, c'mon... Any and all music is just that, in the end. Five Foot Two, Beatles, Bach and Beethoven. Just my 2 cents worth.

YouKuLayLee
10-07-2015, 09:52 PM
Better late than never ... found the uke played by Taylor Swift on her Speak Now tour (2011.) On display at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix with some other Taylor Swift memorabilia.

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http://mim.org/exhibits/collection/artist-gallery/

Ukulelerick9255
10-15-2015, 12:19 PM
It's Taylor Swift.....who cares lol

AH-HA!!!
01-24-2016, 03:31 AM
Found this old thread. If your still wondering, it's a Taylor.

strumsilly
01-24-2016, 05:17 AM
who is Taylor Swift?

UkerDanno
01-24-2016, 05:49 AM
Here is a photo of it. I found another one and there is nothing on the headstock, as far as name. This photo you can see that there is a label inside. Does that look familiar to anyone?

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lflp4bJucg1qc2jy8o1_500.jpg


It's a Leilani `ukulele that she plays.


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It seems to have already been established that it's a Leilani...

igorthebarbarian
01-24-2016, 07:04 AM
A 2011 thread about Taylor Swift. She's been around longer than I thought. I guess that's what happens when you can actually write your own songs