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    Cute idea, but I doubt it's really "High Quality," as the description says. It's a nice novelty uke, though.

    https://www.amazon.com/Beistle-50820...60579812&psc=1
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    I'd be worried about African or European swallows carrying it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Cute idea, but I doubt it's really "High Quality," as the description says. It's a nice novelty uke, though.

    https://www.amazon.com/Beistle-50820...60579812&psc=1
    Well, the seller doesn't suggest you attempt to play it...

    Beistle 50820 Coconut Ukulele. The coconut ukulele is decorated with palm trees and measures 17 Inch tall. Use it for decoration at a luau party!.
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    I'm waiting for the avocado version
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    I think Chuck Moores first uke was made from a coconut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    I think Chuck Moores first uke was made from a coconut.
    Yes Patrick, I made a couple dozen, from single shells to four shells cut and bonded together. Samoan coconuts are quite large and work best. Sound wise they left a lot to be desired but they gave me my start. That was 35 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moore Bettah Ukuleles View Post
    Yes Patrick, I made a couple dozen, from single shells to four shells cut and bonded together. Samoan coconuts are quite large and work best. Sound wise they left a lot to be desired but they gave me my start. That was 35 years ago.
    Well, maybe I should buy this as a start and work my way up to buying a Moore Bettah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksiegel View Post
    Well, the seller doesn't suggest you attempt to play it...

    (I added the bold typeface)
    It also states clearly that it's a "Novelty" item.

    Now, we just need some adventurous UU member to buy one and check if it can actually make any sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow21 View Post
    Well, maybe I should buy this as a start and work my way up to buying a Moore Bettah.
    Yes, go for it!
    NUD is calling out to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJackBrass View Post
    I'd be worried about African or European swallows carrying it off.
    Great! Now I'll have to cancel my trips to Africa and Europe.
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