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View Full Version : "Turnovers" Aren't Just For Breakfast, How Cool Is This 2-Sided Mando/Uke Flipper?



joejeweler
09-01-2011, 07:13 AM
I came across this 1920's Ukulele/Mandolin "Turnover" in a search of Elderly Instrument past sales, and this one struck me as pretty cool.

http://elderly.com/vintage/items/180U-946.htm

Probably felt funny to work the fingerboard with your thumb always hitting strings on the side you weren't using, but i can imagine a few places you "might" be able to thumb a note on the back fretboard while playing the front side.

.......obviously not a commercial success, but experimentation is fine also.

Wish i had seen it when it was available.....

Puts a whole new spin on player's soundport also! :D

I own a Ron Saul curly koa b&s/spruce top concert,.....love the sound and it's my go to concert. Mine is his #3
listed in my signature......

.....but during the same Elderly Instrument seach i came across another Ron Saul concert, #5,.....this one in ALL spruce,
even the neck and bridge base.

Another experimenter,....i'm liking Ron Saul more and more! (that little plucker)

Takes "round spherical objects" to make a build like that. It was listed as great sounding,.....bet it was super light also.
Have to be careful in handling it though,...spruce is pretty delicate.

http://elderly.com/vintage/items/180U-1011.htm


....and yet another that caught my eye,....non traditional but kind of cutting edge styling!:

http://elderly.com/vintage/items/180U-1014.htm