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bazmaz
08-09-2011, 10:26 AM
Been asked why some ukes have a letter J carved on the back. Someone has a Lanikai with a nice J carved on neck heel. Perhaps a one off, but Eddie Vedder has a J on one of his too.

Any ideas?

PhilUSAFRet
08-09-2011, 10:55 AM
Hmmmm, we have a Lanikai rep that belongs to UU, don't remember his handle though

bazmaz
08-09-2011, 10:58 AM
I'm thinking this J was carved by hand not Lanikai, so presume there was significance. Perhaps just coincidence with Vedder

OldePhart
08-09-2011, 01:11 PM
I carved my initial in them - I'm surprised EV ended up with one of my old ukes... LOL

John

Tudorp
08-09-2011, 02:16 PM
Dunno, but it might be a stringed phenomena, because I have seen a fender strat with SRV on the front of it.. Hmmm..

pulelehua
08-09-2011, 02:16 PM
Eddie Vedder's wife is named Jill. Just a thought...

70sSanO
08-09-2011, 04:58 PM
I wonder if Jill Vedder carves an E on her stuff...

John

Pippin
08-10-2011, 09:09 AM
Perhaps "The Jumping Flea", Matt might know.

Mouthy1
08-10-2011, 09:16 AM
I wonder if it is the Hawaiian fish hook symbol? It is a very Hawaiian symbol and it is pretty cool too. I wouldn't be too surprised it really a hook?!