Ok. First the bad news. This sale is only going on for 3 more days! Yikes! But, the good news is that it's up to 85% off of accessories. So, if you are looking for ukulele strings or maybe a new case, I don't think it's going to get any cheaper than this. I wish I'd known about it earlier, so I could have given everyone more notice. Stupid non-ukulele-related real life and job are cutting into my uke time.
Got $900 burning a hole in your pocket? I'm sure you do, right? Well then, friend, you are in luck! Check out this rad Rock 'em Sock 'em Robot Tenor Ukulele (aka the Robolele).
Celentanowoodworks, from Ashville N.C., will build you one of these babies to order. Looks like the ukulele is mostly maple and can be made to different sizes, if you so desire. Can I get a "hell yeah" up in this piece? If you think this is rad, take a look at the other cool instruments the etsy shop.
The broken and rusty gears in my brain are definitely spinning now. You see, I have a good friend who also lives in Ashville (at least, I think that's where he lives). Maybe I can talk him into heading over to Celentanowoodoworks' house and southern-charming them down on the price. It's worth a shot, right? While we are talking about my friend, you should probably check out his rad Etsy shop for his ceramics and pottery and stuff. His store is called Mudstuffing.
Well, it looks like aNueNue has released U-900 Ukuleles. Yup, and the one for the bear is even an pineapple uke! These are just starting to trickle in, but we're likely to see more in the coming days and weeks.
Here check out a picture. This is what the U-900 Rabbit Soprano Ukulele looks like:
And as if that weren't adorable enough, check out the case for that uke:
And, of course, the Bear needs his uke to be a pineapple shape, right? Yup. Take a gander:
And here's the case for the Bear:
So, if you are looking for one of these little beauties, then just check below. This page will update to show you which aNueNue U-900 Ukuleles are available on eBay at all times! Warm up your refresh button! 😉
Oh yeah, and if you have my name for Xmas.... GET ME ONE OF THESE!
I just got word from Rich that these beautiful solid Koa wood ukuleles are now in stock. These are going to move pretty fast. People are snapping up just about anything that aNueNue is making these days, they can barely keep up with demand.
I haven't played one of these solid Koa models yet, but if the aNueNue banjo ukulele I own is any indication then you can expect these to be incredibly high quality. The top, back and sides of these ukuleles are all solid koa wood. The neck is mahogany with a rosewood fingerboard. The bridge is also rosewood and the nut and saddle are both made from buffalo bone. You can get these Oahu solid koa ukuleles in soprano, concert and tenor. Make sure you let them know I sent you. 😉
Well, after my broken string problem yesterday (NOTE: you should probably triple knot your strings before you slip them through the tailpiece on these bad boys) I got this baby tuned up last night and then I ended up drinking wine, playing banjolele and singing too loud until about 1am. That would have been fine and dandy but my wife is out of town and I have both the boys. So, 7am came earlier than I remembered this morning. But blurry-eyed and happy, I still managed to get food in them, make a lunch and get them to school and Grandma's house (respectively).
To celebrate, over lunch, I made some videos with my new favorite possession. First off, I once again want to thank Rich of ABetterGuitarStore.com for the screaming deal on this banjo ukulele. Also, I think the aNueNue folks had something to say about it, so huge thanks to them as well! I would have gladly paid $500 for this ukulele! If you want to get one for yourself, check out my newly added aNueNue section on the website.
Anyway, here's the video introduction:
Let me know if you have any specific questions and I'll make another video. I've also recorded a video of me playing Five Foot Two with this baby (because it really seems to lend itself to standards like that). After I post that video, I just remembered that I never posted the drunken escapade that became the escalating electric fence wager. So, just wait for that. It's barely ukulele-related at all, but it's pretty funny. Happy weekend all!