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pabrizzer
11-27-2012, 09:26 AM
Does anyone on the forum have a clear perspex ukulele?
I first saw it on Stephen Fry's TV show about America (via a London cab I think). It was the episode about Hawaii and was being played beautifully by an ex professional surfer.
I'd love to know more about these ukes.

Tudorp
11-27-2012, 09:37 AM
Something like these..?

http://www.ukulelecorner.org.uk/home/might-come/no-size/clear-plastic

pabrizzer
11-27-2012, 09:46 AM
Yes, The second one with the wooden neck. The guy on the TV show was playing as he walked and it sounded great so not sure if it was over dubbed or the bit about sound quality may not be correct. Once it is decided that it must be wood I think anything else is met with great resistance.
This thing looks fantastic IMHO
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Plainsong
11-27-2012, 09:56 AM
I don't know if it sounds any good as acoustic, but make this a steel string solid body electric with killer pickups, and... why not? :D

Tudorp
11-27-2012, 10:01 AM
Yep... Not my thang, but I am more of a hopeless romantic/traditionalist. But, I don't judge because I know you can make music with anything. Skies the limit. For the hardcore traditionalist, they have to remember, music first started by banging rocks together, and it's been uphill since.. ;)

The Big Kahuna
11-27-2012, 10:32 AM
I don't know if it sounds any good as acoustic, but make this a steel string solid body electric with killer pickups, and... why not? :D

Yeah! We could call it...oh, I dunno...a Dan Armstrong maybe :)

http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/shop_image/uploads/Image/guitars/dan_1.jpg

ps. I had one 30 years ago, and they sound shit :)

Plainsong
11-27-2012, 11:11 AM
Well I was just filling out the patent forms.... I'll make my millions somehow!

But hey, it'd match with whatever cool "I just put this on with no thought at all" concert outfit you have. :) If it sounds crap, then just don't play any clean tracks with that one. The idea of making music with anything, though... reminds me the beginning of It Might Get Loud, where Jack White nails a pickup and steel string into a block of wood. "Who says you need a guitar?"


Yeah! We could call it...oh, I dunno...a Dan Armstrong maybe :)

http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/shop_image/uploads/Image/guitars/dan_1.jpg

ps. I had one 30 years ago, and they sound shit :)

uke4ia
11-27-2012, 03:54 PM
It'd be fun to play Robyn Hitchcock's "Birds in Perspex" on one of those.

mikesw
06-23-2013, 07:09 PM
I ran across this site last night then saw your posting.
If you haven't already found something, or if you are wanting to look at some interesting ukes...

http://www.captainukuleles.co.nz/Vistalite.html

OldePhart
06-24-2013, 04:04 AM
Yeah! We could call it...oh, I dunno...a Dan Armstrong maybe :)

http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/shop_image/uploads/Image/guitars/dan_1.jpg

ps. I had one 30 years ago, and they sound shit :)

There's a guy in my area who makes acrylic guitars - mostly flying V shape. He's built quite a reputation. I've played them and they actually don't sound bad with the right pickups but they are definitely not my thing. Honestly I think the whole idea is a little ridiculous - his market was/is the death-metal crowd and he was experimenting with putting an LED "light organ" in to make the body light up. I guess having something that looks unusual is very important when you're just jumping around screaming and making noise... LOL

John

Skitzic
06-24-2013, 06:27 AM
I ran across this site last night then saw your posting.
If you haven't already found something, or if you are wanting to look at some interesting ukes...

http://www.captainukuleles.co.nz/Vistalite.html

That...is...AMAZING! Casper the friendly ghost should play that uke.