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    Default Electric Ukuleles?

    Do we have an Electric Ukulele board?

    If not, lets start an EU thread.

    Tell about what you got, casue I'm interested.

    Seems like all that is out there are Risas.
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    I have a Blue Star Konablaster by Bruce Herron but he is at least semi-retired now. If you go on Etsy and search for electric ukulele, there are lots of builders.
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, A, UG1

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    I loved and miss my RISA soprano. I am thinking of getting the cheap ammoon solid body electric with the stimulus money when it arrives. If they aren't available at that time then I will probably order either the Grace Vanderwaal concert or the Fender Jazzmaster in a month or two.
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    Look at Fanner Guitar Works in South Africa, not cheap and not fast, but he does good work. He made me a custom mini electric bass that came out really well. He's on Etsy:
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/FannerGuit...rder=price_asc


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 6 acoustic bass ukes, 12 solid body bass ukes, 14 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 41)

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    I started an electric uke thread a couple of years ago - https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...=electric+ukes

    I also bought a cheap steel string Clearwater, pre used - some people have had trouble with them, others find them OK, (mine seems to work OK).
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    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    How would you define an "electric ukulele"? I'm guessing that would be an instrument with a solid body and steel strings - or would you include all amplified ukes?

    I've got a BugsGear EleUke, soprano scale - solid body, built-in preamp, normal uke strings. I use it for when I want to practise at night and not risk disturbing the neighbours. I can play it unamplifed, when it makes very little sound (but just enough) or through headphones.

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    I, basically, define an electric as not having a sound box.

    (If you have a pick up in an acoustic, it's an electro acoustic.)
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    Cheers, CK - that makes sense.

    John Colter

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    Keith your thread on EU was very helpful.
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    I've got a Godin Multiuke. Nylon Strings. It has been a pleasure to play. Price boosted at the end of 2018. Would be hard to buy new now.

    I looked hard at the Pono's and the Risa LesPaul Model. I also looked at Antica Ukuleleria. The UFOS is certainly interesting and it looks like Antica has a new solid body more traditional looking electric uke.

    Seagull has both a nylon and steel string model. Other than pickups and strings I can't tell a difference. Perhaps they are adjusted for expected tension. They might be electro acoustic.

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