View Full Version : New (Viintage) Uke Day....

05-03-2013, 02:20 PM
So.....any guesses what is in the box?? I can't wait to get home!

http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz199/RyanMFT_photos/null_zpsa904e825.jpg (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/RyanMFT_photos/media/null_zpsa904e825.jpg.html)

mm stan
05-03-2013, 02:26 PM
Aloha Ryan,
Congratulations on your new jensen speakers.....LOL Okay you teaser...I have a feeling it has strings and it is a concert...do tell

Hippie Dribble
05-03-2013, 02:26 PM
Martin style 1??? Kumalae??? :drool: Hurry up and get home brother, the suspense is killing me... :)

05-03-2013, 03:02 PM
An old fender tweed amp.:D

05-03-2013, 03:40 PM
Outdoor Uke? .......just kidding......

05-03-2013, 03:45 PM
Outdoor Uke? .......just kidding......

Well.....it is outdoors.

Please do tell, it looks VERY interesting.

05-03-2013, 05:19 PM

http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz199/RyanMFT_photos/null_zpsed6b4d27.jpg (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/RyanMFT_photos/media/null_zpsed6b4d27.jpg.html)

05-03-2013, 05:21 PM
Wow, very very cool!!!! Nice grab!!!! Its seems in good condition too!!!!


05-03-2013, 05:49 PM
So.....any guesses what is in the box?? I can't wait to get home!

Let's see. Maybe a Jensen speaker?

05-03-2013, 08:42 PM
Congrats Ryan! I know you will put it to good use!

05-03-2013, 09:28 PM
Thanks everyone, I just spent the last couple hours cleaning and touching it up. I removed, cleaned, lubricated the tuners, and put on new strings.....and......it sounds great! I am surprised at how big it is, that lower bout is huge when set next to my other ukuleles!

I have been looking for a Vita for a long time, and I finally happened upon one I could afford! I can't wait to share an updated photo and get to playing it!

05-04-2013, 05:21 AM

Ryan, did you see this book on Smeck? Cheap as a large bag of Fritos (if you have a Kindle). I read half of it, and learned much about Smeck. It is full of great details about his life, business contracts, and especially the ukuleles, Vita and others, that he sponsored. You might find it enjoyable. Warning: the writing is poor; disjointed, sometimes redundant, and dry as a Texas summer lake. I wish the author was a better writer, but not everyone is F Scott Fitzgerald. lol It does speak about the ukes, though.

05-04-2013, 07:43 AM
I am going to check out that book, thanks!

05-04-2013, 01:29 PM
Sweet Vita!:shaka:

05-04-2013, 05:12 PM
Here are a couple photos of my Vita all cleaned up and with new strings. Martin M600's make it sing! One cool thing is that the scale is between soprano and concert.

http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz199/RyanMFT_photos/Vintage%20Ukuleles/null_zps3c192b61.jpg (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/RyanMFT_photos/media/Vintage%20Ukuleles/null_zps3c192b61.jpg.html)
http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz199/RyanMFT_photos/Vintage%20Ukuleles/null_zps405f38fe.jpg (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/RyanMFT_photos/media/Vintage%20Ukuleles/null_zps405f38fe.jpg.html)

05-04-2013, 07:21 PM
That looks great. I really like that.

mm stan
05-04-2013, 09:54 PM
Congrats Ryan....it looks awesome..wow just like mine and at a good price better than mine....wow happy strummings...

05-05-2013, 06:02 AM
Congratulations on your new (vintage) uke. This one has been on my list for years. Great score!

05-05-2013, 09:40 AM
Thank you both! Stan, we should get ours together someday!

Newportlocal, I have been looking for about four years, and this one finally popped up, at a price I could afford! Keep looking!

05-06-2013, 05:30 AM
Congrats Ryan! welcome to the vita family!
I just love vita ukes. They are the best uke that Harmony ever made.

05-06-2013, 10:01 AM
Thanks Gaspar! You are THE MAN!