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ukes_in_the_wire
06-20-2012, 12:44 PM
So I took to my uke with a paintbrush today inspired by the late, great Guthrie Senior. I'm sure others have personalized their uke's (and probably somewhat more professionally). Get yer pics out!

Hippie Dribble
06-20-2012, 12:57 PM
nice bro!!! I've done a few not very professionally...

39208 woody guthrie inspired moniker

39209 love heart stickers on a sky blue mahalo

39210 handpainted mya moe replica bari

39211 folk art themed mahalo

lots of fun, eh!!!

:cheers:

ukes_in_the_wire
06-20-2012, 01:25 PM
They're all groovy but I particularly like the last one, and the second to last one makes me think of Ziggy Stardust.

OldePhart
06-20-2012, 03:08 PM
Closest I've come to customizing a uke was when a tool slipped and left a long, deep scratch across the top of my baritone...

Plainsong
06-20-2012, 05:01 PM
So I took to my uke with a paintbrush today inspired by the late, great Guthrie Senior. I'm sure others have personalized their uke's (and probably somewhat more professionally). Get yer pics out!

Now all you need is a Neil Young style strap with the peace/dove pattern. I've used "this uke kills fascists" as a caption on a picture, but never had a uke it was ok to write on. The unmodified quote is perfect for uke! :)

808boy
06-20-2012, 05:15 PM
3922639225Aloha,
Nice to have something that reflects your personality. The only thing I've done is with stickers......

Plainsong
06-20-2012, 05:27 PM
I've done it with a strap and headstock bling that means something.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6692461559_e3ae17fa1c.jpg

And the two K ukes have Native American silver and turquoise bling. Grandma and her brother, my favorite uncle, were Choctaw (Edit to add - Nation of Oklahoma). Grandma died when I was very little and is only at the edge of memory, but I spent some summers out in Arizona with my uncle, learning about the Navajo. Anyway, Grandma and I have/had a weakness for turquoise bling. It's been commented on by many a family member how we share this, but never got to share it with each other.

So, the Kanelea has a nice snake charm in turquoise and coral by Effie C., and the Koaloha has a basic hand and turquoise charm. Grandma would have thought the ukes were a toy, but the bling would have made them wonderful. Since I don't see home in my foreseeable future, these remind me of my links there.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3217/5742951512_1205174b25.jpg

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6147/5963092347_9e91b2a79a.jpg