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singh44s
05-29-2012, 11:27 AM
O...K... I came across this seller of "unique" stringed instruments on The Bay, and thought it was worth a bit of discussion. So, what do y'all think of their efforts?

http://www.ebay.com/sch/gurdymaker/m.html

mds725
05-29-2012, 11:53 AM
I'd want to hear a sound sample before passing judgment, but I've always kind of believed that a thing designed to do two dispirate things probably does neither of them very well. On the other hand, if having an ukulele/cane made it easier to practice strum techniques while, say, riding the bus, that wouldn't be all bad.

I like your reference to the SNL spoof ad from the John Belushi era. That's just old school.

njukeman
05-29-2012, 11:56 AM
It has a suprising sound. Almost like a banjo uke. Quite a unique idea although not for me.

Chris Tarman
05-29-2012, 11:59 AM
Kind of interesting... But I really got a laugh out of the "New Shimmer" reference! I haven't thought of that in AGES! "Relax you two... New Shimmer is a floor wax AND a dessert topping!"
That's some funny stuff!

singh44s
05-29-2012, 04:35 PM
And the maker's page on Etsy, for all of their other stringed instruments (a Pochette that doubles as storage for its own bow(!)):
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArCaneLutherie

AC Baltimore
05-29-2012, 05:31 PM
I think things like this while cool to us, it just adds more novelty stereotype to the uke. when i snagged that vintage harmony at the fleamarket I did not get five feet before some a hole yelled hey tiny tim.

whit
05-29-2012, 06:03 PM
I was hoping to find a hurdy gurdy there.