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WKerrigan
02-06-2014, 12:24 PM
Has anyone on this board ever owned/played any of the instruments made by Fish Ukulele? This guy is building some pretty quirky instruments, some handmade, some designed and built in factories near his home in Hong Kong. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

His website is: http://fishukulele.com

But his facebook page is updated more frequently:

https://www.facebook.com/FishUkulele

And no, I am in no way associated with Fish Ukulele, but recently ordered a Concert scale Red manchurian ash model, which is on its way to my house.

jimdville
02-06-2014, 12:48 PM
I heard you could only play scales on them.

RonT
02-06-2014, 01:20 PM
What kinda' fish? Muskie?
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bnolsen
02-06-2014, 01:24 PM
When's the bass model coming?

BigMamaJ40
02-06-2014, 03:47 PM
I wonder if they come with a built-in tuna?

Colonel Uke
02-06-2014, 04:15 PM
Never heard of them, but looking at their website, some look intriguing. Prices are good, and shipping is reasonable. The factory produced ones are definitely from overseas, probably Hong Kong since that is where he is most of the time. Most of the handmade ones don't do much for me. I can't tell from the pictures, but the Fish Ukulele logo's on the headstocks and most of the characters on the uke bodies almost look like they are engraved with an electric hand engraver, not the most precise tool available. I might look into one of the solid electric concert models.

vanflynn
02-06-2014, 04:39 PM
From what I've been herring they are nothing to carp about

uke-garou
02-06-2014, 04:53 PM
I fell for the blue uke hook, line and sinker.

bborzell
02-06-2014, 09:00 PM
What kinda' fish? Muskie?
R

I hear that the Muskie model is rarely available.

geetee
02-07-2014, 01:05 AM
I bet they'll sound great with Living Water Strings, or maybe Seaguar leaders would be better.

tbar24
02-07-2014, 02:15 AM
I wonder if they do guitars too?
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Skinny Money McGee
02-07-2014, 02:32 AM
I like some of the drawings. Pretty fun looking designs

WKerrigan
02-19-2014, 11:38 AM
64020Okay, my bright red Manchurian Ash concert Fish Ukulele arrived yesterday, and it is just awesome! Came with D'Addario strings, didn't like those so I put on a set of Aquila Nylgut. Sounds great, looks great, very very happy with this unique ukulele. Tried to attach an image, but not sure it is working.

KevinV
02-19-2014, 12:33 PM
I'd like to try out the soprano solid bamboo jazz fish. I've had an interest in a bamboo uke for a while but have never got to play one. If it had friction tuners, I'd be all over it.

Bill Mc
02-19-2014, 01:10 PM
64020Okay, my bright red Manchurian Ash concert Fish Ukulele arrived yesterday, and it is just awesome! Came with D'Addario strings, didn't like those so I put on a set of Aquila Nylgut. Sounds great, looks great, very very happy with this unique ukulele. Tried to attach an image, but not sure it is working.

Probably wiggled off line.

Icelander53
02-19-2014, 04:17 PM
I think those are some nice looking ukes. I'd love to hear one somewhere to know if they sound as good as they look.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
02-19-2014, 04:36 PM
I'd buy one just for the halibut!

Inksplosive AL
02-19-2014, 04:54 PM
I thought you were talking about these... http://www.fishuke.com/#pageitem-3

I've been fighting the urge to buy one of these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350866111375?_trksid=p2055120.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

WKerrigan
02-20-2014, 12:30 AM
I think those are some nice looking ukes. I'd love to hear one somewhere to know if they sound as good as they look.

I may eventually get around to posting a video. As I'm a novice, I'm probably not the ideal person to demonstrate their sound. But if you go to the Fish Ukulele facebook page, or look up Fish Ukulele / Evan Binkley on Youtube, you'll find a bunch of videos of Mr. Binkley playing his creations. I disn't care for how it sounded with the D'Addario strings it came with, but love it with Aquilas on.

WKerrigan
02-20-2014, 01:16 AM
Here's a link to one of Evan Binkley's youtube videos. He's playing a bamboo concert uke: http://youtu.be/kMrRVSk6WCk
http://youtu.be/kMrRVSk6WCk

Icelander53
02-20-2014, 02:44 AM
Usually haven't liked the bamboo sound but that's not too bad. I was more curious about the others. It's a nice look IMO.

Icelander53
02-20-2014, 02:53 AM
I may eventually get around to posting a video. As I'm a novice, I'm probably not the ideal person to demonstrate their sound. But if you go to the Fish Ukulele facebook page, or look up Fish Ukulele / Evan Binkley on Youtube, you'll find a bunch of videos of Mr. Binkley playing his creations. I disn't care for how it sounded with the D'Addario strings it came with, but love it with Aquilas on.

Yeah lots of videos but not one that I saw of him playing the stock Manchurian Ash tenor that they are selling. Did I miss it?

ichadwick
02-20-2014, 03:19 AM
Are those solid-metal resonators concert or tenor? I'm looking for an affordable tenor resonator..

WKerrigan
02-20-2014, 05:55 AM
Yeah lots of videos but not one that I saw of him playing the stock Manchurian Ash tenor that they are selling. Did I miss it?


Here's one: http://youtu.be/zcui_Lb1iDU

WKerrigan
02-20-2014, 05:57 AM
Are those solid-metal resonators concert or tenor? I'm looking for an affordable tenor resonator..
Don't know. The fastest way to reach him seems to be to message him through Facebook ( Fish Ukulele).