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gaspar
07-25-2012, 04:45 AM
I recently bought a Carnival Sopranino uke from the 50īs/60īs
I was planning to play it but it is in his original packaging. :confused:
What do you say? Should I open the box?

http://i49.tinypic.com/107wd4h.jpg

PoiDog
07-25-2012, 04:48 AM
Well, I suppose that depends on what you want it for.

If it's just for fun and games, then yes, tear that package open and have at it -- though I would be willing to wager that it will sound worse than a paper towel roll taped to a kleenex box strung with rubber bands.

Seriously, I doubt this will be worth more than the few moments of novelty of opening and playing it. It makes a fantastic decoration, addition to a collection, or (perhaps) possible investment, but as something on which to actually play music? Doubtful.

GKK
07-25-2012, 04:49 AM
If you're not going to sell it, I say go for it!

Things are meant to be enjoyed not just looked at!...

UKISOCIETY
07-25-2012, 05:01 AM
I've got one of them and it's not a great player. But if I had one still in the wrapping, I'd still break it out to play. What else is a uke for? :)

WhenDogsSing
07-25-2012, 05:34 AM
No, don't open it. It will only appreciate in value. Here's a link to my YouTube channel where I do a little noodling on a Carnival supronino:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK1VoM1OfU0

The Big Kahuna
07-25-2012, 05:48 AM
No, don't open it. It will only appreciate in value. Here's a link to my YouTube channel where I do a little noodling on a Carnival supronino:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK1VoM1OfU0

Dude, you are without doubt the second coolest person on the planet.

I'm planning on living for at least another 50 years, so I'm afraid you're going to have to wait for the top spot.

PoiDog
07-25-2012, 05:50 AM
Dude, you are without doubt the second coolest person on the planet.

I'm planning on living for at least another 50 years, so I'm afraid you're going to have to wait for the top spot.

I think he may have you beat ... ;)

RichM
07-25-2012, 05:53 AM
Oh, gosh, I had that very one when I was a kid, with the cowboy on it! I can still smell the plastic... thanks for a blast from the past!

Gmoney
07-25-2012, 06:35 AM
If you DO open it, note that w/these, the strings are just looped at the bottom, so if you "tune" the 1st string, the 2nd is "tuned" at the same time! :)

A set of Aurora colored strings might be cool on one of these. I have a couple of similar ones from the same era which are wall hangers right now.

Trinimon
07-25-2012, 06:53 AM
No, don't open it. It will only appreciate in value. Here's a link to my YouTube channel where I do a little noodling on a Carnival supronino:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK1VoM1OfU0

WOAH! A whole lot of awesomeness in that video! HAHA!

WhenDogsSing
07-25-2012, 08:25 AM
Dude, you are without doubt the second coolest person on the planet.

I'm planning on living for at least another 50 years, so I'm afraid you're going to have to wait for the top spot.

Hee! Hee! Hee! You're funny...!!! Thanks for the compliment...!!!

WhenDogsSing
07-25-2012, 08:26 AM
I think he may have you beat ... ;)

What type of dog is that in your avatar? I love dogs...!!!

TG&Y
07-25-2012, 08:58 AM
No, don't open it. It will only appreciate in value. Here's a link to my YouTube channel where I do a little noodling on a Carnival supronino:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK1VoM1OfU0

Who could not open and play it after seeing your vid!?

(really like your #8 soprano vid & the accompaniment too)

Patrick Madsen
07-25-2012, 11:20 AM
My favorite song Dogs does is his "Plywood Jesus". Check it out

Pukulele Pete
07-25-2012, 11:29 AM
Dude, you are without doubt the second coolest person on the planet.

I'm planning on living for at least another 50 years, so I'm afraid you're going to have to wait for the top spot.

Me Too ! I really enjoy your videos and your uke playing is tops. Thanks. Oh ,ya ,.........almost forgot " Open the package and play it " .

gaspar
07-25-2012, 04:07 PM
jajajaj

thank you so much for all your comments!
I have decided not to open the box. I got four Maccaferri sopraninos so this carnival is going to be a nice wallhanger for now :)