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Thread: There, I fixed it! (banjo uke style)

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    Default There, I fixed it! (banjo uke style)

    OK, this bridge solution on this old banjo uke just cracked me up! I love solutions that are this well thought out and at the same time insanely misguided!
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Ukulele...item27ca8fc90b

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    Interesting approach! That tailpiece seems to have been scavenged from another instrument, or could it have been attached w/that screw at the end instead of w/the clever application of a piece of string? Love it!

    I'm guessing that the asking price is a bit, shall we say optimistic?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmoney View Post
    I'm guessing that the asking price is a bit, shall we say optimistic?!
    Sometimes old is just...old.
    I'm not entirely convinced that it is possible to polish a turd. However, if one were to accomplish that feat one would still have a turd, and one all the more noticeable for being shiny.

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    Ha! I was so transfixed by the bridge set up that I didn't even see the price! The whole thing is insane!

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    Sometimes Old does not equate to expensive...it looks to be very basic model...not sure they had decals back then for the fretboard inlay....and the thick pot and headstock is outragous..
    wonder if they tried to make a decor style airplane bridge...hmmmm I wouldn't even pay $150.00 for it to be honest...

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    It is a total steal....
    Actually, for between 100 and 150 I will build a banjo uke with pickup custim if someone is interest, mine have some cosmetic flaws but they play and sound well.


    Quote Originally Posted by mm stan View Post
    Sometimes Old does not equate to expensive...it looks to be very basic model...not sure they had decals back then for the fretboard inlay....and the thick pot and headstock is outragous..
    wonder if they tried to make a decor style airplane bridge...hmmmm I wouldn't even pay $150.00 for it to be honest...
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    Stan, I also didn't notice that perhaps they were trying to make it look like an airplane bridge. It just amazes me that a search of google would quickly show one what a banjo ukulele should look like. Instead, this "creative" person came up with his own solution!

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    HA! That's awesome! I just bought one of these on ebay. Maybe if I put the tailpiece on correctly I can ask for $525?

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    My broken ebay banjo-uke cost $35 4-5 years ago. I guess it's time to cash in on this fine investment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKEonomics View Post
    HA! That's awesome! I just bought one of these on ebay. Maybe if I put the tailpiece on correctly I can ask for $525?
    I just wonder who Connie Stugard and Chet Spaulding might have been.

    I'm odd that way.
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