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RyanMFT
08-27-2012, 11:32 AM
OK, this bridge solution on this old banjo uke just cracked me up! I love solutions that are this well thought out and at the same time insanely misguided!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Ukulele-dated-1927-and-signed-SEE-PHOTOS-DONT-KNOW-THE-MAKER-/170902145291?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27ca8fc90b

Gmoney
08-27-2012, 12:30 PM
Interesting approach! That tailpiece seems to have been scavenged from another instrument, or could it have been attached w/that screw at the end instead of w/the clever application of a piece of string? Love it!

I'm guessing that the asking price is a bit, shall we say optimistic?! :)

OldePhart
08-27-2012, 12:36 PM
I'm guessing that the asking price is a bit, shall we say optimistic?! :)

Sometimes old is just...old. :biglaugh:

RyanMFT
08-27-2012, 06:18 PM
Ha! I was so transfixed by the bridge set up that I didn't even see the price! The whole thing is insane!

mm stan
08-27-2012, 09:37 PM
Sometimes Old does not equate to expensive...it looks to be very basic model...not sure they had decals back then for the fretboard inlay....and the thick pot and headstock is outragous..
wonder if they tried to make a decor style airplane bridge...hmmmm I wouldn't even pay $150.00 for it to be honest...

chrimess
08-27-2012, 11:45 PM
It is a total steal....
Actually, for between 100 and 150 I will build a banjo uke with pickup custim if someone is interest, mine have some cosmetic flaws but they play and sound well.



Sometimes Old does not equate to expensive...it looks to be very basic model...not sure they had decals back then for the fretboard inlay....and the thick pot and headstock is outragous..
wonder if they tried to make a decor style airplane bridge...hmmmm I wouldn't even pay $150.00 for it to be honest...

RyanMFT
08-28-2012, 05:50 AM
Stan, I also didn't notice that perhaps they were trying to make it look like an airplane bridge. It just amazes me that a search of google would quickly show one what a banjo ukulele should look like. Instead, this "creative" person came up with his own solution!

UKEonomics
08-28-2012, 02:07 PM
HA! That's awesome! I just bought one of these on ebay. Maybe if I put the tailpiece on correctly I can ask for $525? :)

cheekmeat
08-28-2012, 03:04 PM
My broken ebay banjo-uke cost $35 4-5 years ago. I guess it's time to cash in on this fine investment!:cool:

gitarzan
08-28-2012, 06:27 PM
HA! That's awesome! I just bought one of these on ebay. Maybe if I put the tailpiece on correctly I can ask for $525? :)

I just wonder who Connie Stugard and Chet Spaulding might have been.

I'm odd that way.