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Kazz3lrath
03-26-2012, 05:15 PM
This sort of uke: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Heavy-Metal-UKULELE-Uke-Baritone-4-STRING-NEW-/330707677073?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cffb6af91#ht_3133wt_1163


That uke and ones that appear identical are all over eBay. Anyone have any experience or thoughts about this?

Freeda
03-26-2012, 05:21 PM
Looks like a generic of the Wolfelele.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-26-2012, 05:22 PM
I'd say the listing's a little inaccurate. That uke's pretty cool, but it's not "VERY COOL!!"

Hippie Dribble
03-26-2012, 05:24 PM
hmmm...one of the ugliest ukes I ever did see. Maybe it sounds like a Kanilea K4 though... :)

Ryan<3Ukes
03-26-2012, 06:40 PM
It looks like a triumph. I saw the Langley Ukulele Ensemble use these in a couple of videos... and some Mya-Moe's -_____-

It may not be. Maybe someone just liked the shape and wanted to make 30 of them. The seller also has had 46 negative comments in the past 12 months. Idk, maybe their customers are just picky.

ItsAMeCasey
03-26-2012, 06:53 PM
looks like a piece of junk in my opinion...

kapahulu50
03-26-2012, 07:33 PM
For 25 bucks order one from abc store. They'll give you free shipping if you get a couple towels.

ukuleledaveey
03-27-2012, 12:08 AM
it looks like those self build kits you can get, i know that southern ukulele store sells the kits, i think someone previoulsy mentioned the name, wolfelele.

chris667
03-27-2012, 12:45 AM
It is a Skylark.

They're not great. But they're as good as any other uke you'll get for $25. In fact, can you get any other Baritone uke for $25?

The wolfelele is a much better uke. But not a baritone.

Gwynedd
03-27-2012, 01:09 AM
I heard from one guy that the angular bodies (not this model but a flying V) can be uncomfortable to hold. In any case, if you want cheap, the Dolphin (http://amzn.to/HfpxtY) comes in a variety of stunning colors and can be strung with Aquilas and sounds better than it deserves to sound. I have a red one but the blue sparkly is incredbly cool.

This "heavy metal" uke looks lame, clunky, small sound holes, just doesn't look like it would sound anything but like a chunk of firewood. If you want a BARITONE, then the KALA (http://amzn.to/GTB6G8) actually sounds fantastic. It's not 25 smackers, but it's under a hundred and it has a surprisingly loud and pretty sound for a laminate mass produced uke. Just restring it.

drbekken
03-27-2012, 01:12 AM
You can get a decent Rogue baritone for $29, with free shipping, if you live in the continental US. I wouldn't touch those things pictured above. 'Ugly' doesn't even begin to describe them.

ukuleledaveey
03-27-2012, 02:11 AM
I heard from one guy that the angular bodies (not this model but a flying V) can be uncomfortable to hold. In any case, if you want cheap, the Dolphin (http://amzn.to/HfpxtY) comes in a variety of stunning colors and can be strung with Aquilas and sounds better than it deserves to sound. I have a red one but the blue sparkly is incredbly cool.

This "heavy metal" uke looks lame, clunky, small sound holes, just doesn't look like it would sound anything but like a chunk of firewood. If you want a BARITONE, then the KALA (http://amzn.to/GTB6G8) actually sounds fantastic. It's not 25 smackers, but it's under a hundred and it has a surprisingly loud and pretty sound for a laminate mass produced uke. Just restring it.
I got a Kala KA-B off ebay at the weekend for 50 and it is under a year old, and love it, although my brain keeps thinking of GCEA chords while im learning it, but its fun