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itsscottwilder
01-30-2012, 10:11 AM
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coconut-Ukulele/14101007

Things that make you hmmmmmmm.

vanflynn
01-30-2012, 10:22 AM
Whatda ya think, Martins or Brown Worths?

Shazzbot
01-30-2012, 11:04 AM
What a deal!
If they package it with a plastic grass skirt, I'm in!

stevepetergal
01-30-2012, 11:06 AM
I'm gettin' one.

OldePhart
01-30-2012, 11:36 AM
What tune? From the photographs I'd say the frets aren't positioned even close to correctly unless you're hoping to play some far eastern microtonal scale or something...

Strictly a wall-hanger - and only for those with kinda poor taste... LOL

John

UkuleleAdventure
01-30-2012, 12:08 PM
I wonder what this ukulele sounds like with a pickup? :)

Steve vanPelt
01-30-2012, 12:13 PM
I'm sure with a few tries you could achieve perfect pitch.

Steedy
01-30-2012, 12:17 PM
As a tone wood, coconut has a rather milky sound.

UkuleleAdventure
01-30-2012, 01:51 PM
What he said^:agree:

Papa Tom
01-30-2012, 01:56 PM
Based on the three reviews at the Walmart site, it sounds like it's not even worth the $12.99. The $24.99 Toy Story and Princess ukes they sell at Toys R Us are pretty impressive, though. I put Aquilas on the ones I gave my 4-5-year-old grandchildren and now these instruments are actually playable.

UkuleleAdventure
01-30-2012, 01:58 PM
Real ukulele strings make anything playable. :)

Drew Bear
01-30-2012, 02:08 PM
These are sold in the "party supply" department. Use your $13 for strings. These are landfill. At least they're biodegradable.

1931jim
01-30-2012, 02:24 PM
Boy am I lucky. Only available in US. Just saved money for my coffee and muffins for a week.

Jnobianchi
01-30-2012, 02:46 PM
I wonder what this ukulele sounds like with a pickup? :)

I wonder what it sounds like being cracked over the head of a Wall*Mart buying executive. Probably very satisfying.

AC Baltimore
01-30-2012, 03:32 PM
Running the risk of being "that guy", this is the garbage that gives people the impression that ukulele is a toy'ish joke. too many low end playable options to fool with this.

mr moonlight
01-30-2012, 03:37 PM
Is it a solid wood or laminate uke? :p

guitarman
01-30-2012, 05:10 PM
I'm pretty sure that's made in the Philippines. There's even a variant with three coconuts.

33030

uke552
01-30-2012, 05:31 PM
But I'm wondering...do they make it in travel size?

OldePhart
01-31-2012, 07:35 AM
I'm sure with a few tries you could achieve perfect pitch.

Would that be hitting a banjo in a dumpster?

Steve vanPelt
01-31-2012, 08:18 AM
Would that be hitting a banjo in a dumpster?

Yes. Yes it would.

itsscottwilder
01-31-2012, 08:22 AM
Lot sof funny replies. I do think for $13 it's at the very least a cute decorative piece.

Drew Bear
01-31-2012, 08:33 AM
I do think for $13 it's at the very least a cute decorative piece.
Maybe. Depends on what you're trying to decorate. And "cute" is relative. Personally, I'd use the word "tacky" at best. :) What's up with the weird, not-quite-Fenderesque headstock?

But the answer to the thread title is no, there are no strings that will turn this into a musical instrument.