View Full Version : Emenee Flamingo Soprano

04-20-2013, 02:35 AM
I recently lost out on a fairly awesome local deal because I didn't have ready cash; I didn't have ready cash because I've been "borrowing" from my uke fund for some smaller purchases. Poor management, ladies and gentlemen.

So, here's another little uke for your consideration: an Emenee Flamingo soprano.

Obligatory teasers:

These Arthur Godfrey endorsed ukes don't quite have the hype of Islanders, which is a shame; I've owned both, and they're comparable in terms of build quality and sound. Here's some bio/background info, courtesey of Ukenique: http://www.ukenique.com/shop/sold-products/emenee-flamingo-1950s-ukulele/ and a compare/contrast write-up by Al at Ukulelehunt: http://ukulelehunt.com/buy-ukulele/unusual/plastic-ukulele/

This Flamingo is in great shape for its age: there are a few surface scratches and a scuff on the bottom, and the headstock logo is slightly faded.

It took me a while to match up the right strings, but after a few attempts I settled on Ko'olau Mahanas. They have good balance, good bass, and about as much sustain as I think a plastic uke will yield.

This uke also has the Uke Player, (that's the box/button contraption on the neck), for those who can't be bothered to actually fret a chord.

That's it, folks. $60 USD gets it shipped to your door anywhere CONUS. International buyers can get in touch to work out any further details.

More pics to follow. Cheers.

04-20-2013, 02:37 AM
More pics...

04-20-2013, 02:38 AM
And, one more pic with the wrong date... again.

04-20-2013, 06:46 AM
Dang it, why do ukes I want come up right after I have spent my money on a different uke I wanted. Will this never end?

If I sell one of my ukes today, you'll get a PM from me.


04-20-2013, 09:49 AM
Sold -- thanks!