View Full Version : What's this?

10-05-2012, 01:38 AM

Just as I thought my U(?)AS was under control.

10-05-2012, 02:33 AM

10-05-2012, 03:10 AM
Looks like an Upright bass uke to me.

10-05-2012, 05:57 AM
Whatever it is, it's cool as hell!

10-05-2012, 06:04 AM
where did you see it?

10-05-2012, 06:08 AM
Whatever it is, it's cool as hell!


Uncle Rod Higuchi
10-05-2012, 06:11 AM
yeah, it looks like a beautiful mini upright bass. no frets and radiused fingerboard. also the way the musician is playing it.

if it were a ukulele... wow! I actually have a concert-scale violin-shaped ukulele via Tangi, when he was still in business.

I've used it for gigs and really enjoy it. I fell in love with the shape/concept from the cover picture on Roy Sakuma's chord book.
I was finally able to acquire one from Tangi himself before he had to close shop. He did some frett dressing for me and was able
to find a 'hard' case. It's a concert-scale, but with a soprano body - super soprano? Just what I like as the standard concert body
seems (to me, and maybe just to me) to be a bit large. I'm heavy-set (oh my how weird to see that in print!) so my body could
frame a concert or tenor, but a soprano just feels 'right' to me :)

My regular, go-to uke is the Kala Soprano Travel uke! go figure:)

keep uke'in',