Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Aquila String Video

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Big Island, Hawaii
    Posts
    5,234

    Default Aquila String Video

    Forget what you thought you knew about how Aquila Strings were made. This vintage video shows the real story.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF5C9tNeTbA
    Chuck Moore
    Moore Bettah Ukuleles
    http://www.moorebettahukes.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Port Hueneme, CA
    Posts
    2,684

    Default

    Great video. I saw this on the new Ukes Down Under DVD.
    Years ago there was similar short made showing the spaghetti harvest.
    Keep Strummin'

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ft Mill, SC
    Posts
    1,414

    Default

    It is an urban legend! As an Italian core competency they really are extruded through a pasta machine with maccaroni for the C_string and Spaghetti/spaghettini for the others.

    Quote Originally Posted by SailingUke View Post
    Great video. I saw this on the new Ukes Down Under DVD.
    Years ago there was similar short made showing the spaghetti harvest.
    Cheers,
    Christian
    Can somebody save me from running my mouth, please?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    DFW, TX, USA
    Posts
    8,342

    Default

    "It's counterintuitive, but this is Italy." Precious, I laughed so hard I snorted! Then I saw the guy playing the barren lute after the poor string harvest and howled.

    That was really a superb mockumentary!

    John
    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.

    Check out my ukulele-themed "stuff" at http://www.cafepress.com/fivebyfiveukulele - proceeds go to a good cause...UAS treatment!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Rockledge, FL
    Posts
    447

    Default

    Awesome, thanks for posting this.
    Brian
    Ohana PK25G - Pineapple Soprano with Aquila
    Ohana SK15 - Maroon Soprano with Aquila
    Kala KA-FMSLN - Flame Maple Longneck Soprano with Loprinzi
    Eleuke BC-50E - Prototype Concert with Living Water
    Mainland Classic mahogany Long Neck Concert Pineapple with Freemont Black low g
    Sailor Brand M-EU T6EG - Six string tenor with Southcoast
    Luna TT MAH - Tattoo tenor with Loprinzi
    Koloa KU-650 - Baritone with Alohi low d
    Cordoba - Guitalele
    Eddy Finn EF-BU2F - Deluxe Banjo Uke

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    4,272

    Default

    Learn sumtin' new every day

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii 5min away from waikiki
    Posts
    28,172

    Default

    Aloha Chuck,
    Mahalo Nice to see finally what Mr Mimmo looks like..Wow all the time I was trying to cook my capellini to
    the right doneness for strings...Aldente.... but always overcooked them, lucky I had some pomodoro sauce.
    Now I will try the new beet capellini strings woo hoo thank you happy stgrummings MM

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Grand Junction, Colorado
    Posts
    2,914

    Default

    Great narration voice- South Iffrikan, English, and Italian.
    I love it when companies do stuff like this.
    Thanks for sharing Chuck

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    1,461

    Default

    Anyone else notice that they are using ukulele shipping boxes to collect the strings? I'm sure you did!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    4,272

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pootsie View Post
    Anyone else notice that they are using ukulele shipping boxes to collect the strings? I'm sure you did!
    Wow, so the uke shipping boxes design was taken from the traditional Aquilla harvesting baskets? Cool

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •