$30k Tiple Ukulele?! I’ll take two!

So, I was wading through ebay once again and then I got a goofy idea to sort the auctions based on price with the highest price at the top of the list.  Before I clicked to sort, I was trying to play a little guessing game with myself as to how high the price of the most expensive item would be.  I guessed $4,800.  As it turns out, I suck at that particular game because what was at the top was JOHN D'ANGELICO Guitar maker 1930-40's Tiple Ukulele.

JOHN DANGELICO Guitar maker 1930-40s Tiple Ukulele
JOHN D'ANGELICO Guitar maker 1930-40's Tiple Ukulele

Holy crud!  $29,999?!  Ahh.. wait, though.  Free Shipping!  So, it balances out, right?  Heh.  Reading the description of the tiple ukulele, you see that it sounds like the guy doesn't really want to sell it as much as he wants to talk about it.  But, that's fine by me because Tiple Ukuleles is something I know very little about.  I really do want to get my hands on one, though.  A 10-string ukulele?!  Why wouldn't you want that.

I've always had questions about how the strings are arranged and the auction answered that question for me:

"This tiple by D'Angelico has the first string doubled in unison, the second and third having three strings with the middle tuned a octive down from the others. and the forth in octave low then high."

Anyway, even if you don't have $30k burning a hole in your pocket, the auction is a good read.  Also, if you do have $30k burning a hole in your pocket, did I mention that today is my birthday! 😉  Ok, it isn't really my birthday, but with Thanksgiving coming up, I'm sure you were wondering what you could get for me, right?

JOHN D'ANGELICO Guitar maker 1930-40's Tiple Ukulele

Crazy Deal: 88% Off Accessories at Musicians Friend

So, yesterday I posted an article about a sweet featherweight ukulele case.  Well, it looks like I was one day too early.  Because I just heard about this sale:
88% Off Accessories at MusiciansFriend.com + Big Gear Ships Free (exp:10/21)

So, if you didn't get what you needed yet, head on over.  Seems like if you are going to need strings, cables, straps, stands or cases, this is the freaking week to buy them!  Seriously, you should probably check it out.

88% Off Accessories at MusiciansFriend.com + Big Gear Ships Free (exp:10/21)

Case Deal: 50% off this sweet featherweight case

All of my guitar (not ukulele guitars, my electric guitars) cases are aluminum.  Sure, they are rugged and whatnot, and that's great, but I can't tell you how many times they've made me curse after swinging them into my shins.  Enough is enough.  So, I was scouting Musician's Friend for some good deals and I came across this
Musicians Gear Featherweight Soprano Ukulele Case
.

I like what I see, and I like that it's only $29.99.  Check out the picture:

Musicians Gear Featherweight Soprano Ukulele Case
Musicians Gear Featherweight Soprano Ukulele Case

From the description, "This Durafoam uke case offers the same protection for your soprano ukulele minus the heft. The high-density polystyrene foam shell has a soft plush form-fitting interior that coddles your instrument and is covered with tough Cordura." It sure sounds like I'd rather be hauling this case through the airport than something that I'm sure to jam into my legs when I'm juggling 6 things trying to show them that I don't have more than 10 ounces of liquids or gels on my person.

Vintage ebay: Harmony Child’s Toy Wooden UKULELE+Instructions

So, it's a lazy Sunday afternoon.  It's below freezing outside so I'm watching Ice Age 3 with the family and checking out ebay auctions for fun ukulele stuff.  Then I happen upon this little fella:



Vintage Harmony Ukuleles 2 for restoration or parts
Vintage Harmony Ukuleles 2 for restoration or parts
$70.00
Time Remaining: 11h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $70.00

 ROY SMECK UKEUKULELE VINTAGE THE HARMONY COMPANY ORIGINAL BOX
ROY SMECK UKEUKULELE VINTAGE THE HARMONY COMPANY ORIGINAL BOX
$99.99
Time Remaining: 22h 28m

vintage harmony ukulele
vintage harmony ukulele
$150.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 58m

Early 1950s Vintage Harmony Roy Smeck Soprano Ukulele Solid Mahogany Clean
Early 1950s Vintage Harmony Roy Smeck Soprano Ukulele Solid Mahogany Clean
$149.00
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $149.00

Vintage 1955 Harmony Roy Smeck Ukulele
Vintage 1955 Harmony Roy Smeck Ukulele
$119.99
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 43m

VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1950s UKULELE BY HARMONY Old Original Label Uke Instrument
VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1950s UKULELE BY HARMONY Old Original Label Uke Instrument
$67.66
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $67.66

Vintage Harmony Stencil Ukulele Usa
Vintage Harmony Stencil Ukulele Usa
$36.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 56m

Collectable Harmony Roy Smeck Uke Vintage 1950s Soprano Ukulele Mahogany
Collectable Harmony Roy Smeck Uke Vintage 1950s Soprano Ukulele Mahogany
$65.00
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 34m

Vintage 30s Harmony Ukelele Soprano Bice Shape
Vintage 30s Harmony Ukelele Soprano Bice Shape
$125.00
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $125.00

Vintage Circa 1930s Harmony Soprano Ukulele w Gigbag Made in USA Cool Piece
Vintage Circa 1930s Harmony Soprano Ukulele w Gigbag Made in USA Cool Piece
$149.00
Time Remaining: 5d 17m
Buy It Now for only: $149.00

Vintage Original 1930s Harmony Soprano Ukulele w Gigbag Natural Made in USA
Vintage Original 1930s Harmony Soprano Ukulele w Gigbag Natural Made in USA
$149.00
Time Remaining: 5d 21m
Buy It Now for only: $149.00

1950s Vintage Harmony Roy Smeck Ukulele Solid Mahogany Exc Cond CLEAN
1950s Vintage Harmony Roy Smeck Ukulele Solid Mahogany Exc Cond CLEAN
$119.00
Time Remaining: 6d 11h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $119.00

Vintage Lot 2 Soprano Uke + Baritone Uke Ukulele Harmony Tempo
Vintage Lot 2 Soprano Uke + Baritone Uke Ukulele Harmony Tempo
$349.00
Time Remaining: 8d 16h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $349.00

Look Ukulele Harmony Silvertone Sears  vintage 1950s new strings
Look Ukulele Harmony Silvertone Sears vintage 1950s new strings
$99.99
Time Remaining: 9d 12h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $99.99

Vintage Harmony Ukelele Lightly Used In Orig Box With Instructions
Vintage Harmony Ukelele Lightly Used In Orig Box With Instructions
$110.00
Time Remaining: 10d 10h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $110.00

Vintage Harmony 21 Ukulele 4 String Made in USA
Vintage Harmony 21 Ukulele 4 String Made in USA
$39.99
Time Remaining: 10d 14h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $39.99

Vintage 1920+ King Tut Soprano 4 string Uke Harmony Ukulele VG cond
Vintage 1920+ King Tut Soprano 4 string Uke Harmony Ukulele VG cond
$1,199.00
Time Remaining: 10d 16h
Buy It Now for only: $1,199.00

Vintage 4 string Banjo Uke Banjolele likely a Harmony Kay Roaring 20s Ukulele
Vintage 4 string Banjo Uke Banjolele likely a Harmony Kay Roaring 20s Ukulele
$299.00
Time Remaining: 10d 16h
Buy It Now for only: $299.00

VTG 1930s Era Harmony Ukulele Made In Chicago Illinois
VTG 1930s Era Harmony Ukulele Made In Chicago Illinois
$69.99
Time Remaining: 11d 52m
Buy It Now for only: $69.99

VINTAGE HARMONY UKULELE
VINTAGE HARMONY UKULELE
$40.00
Time Remaining: 11d 11h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $40.00

Vintage Custom Kraft All Mahogany Baritone Ukulele Circa 1960s Unique Red Nice
Vintage Custom Kraft All Mahogany Baritone Ukulele Circa 1960s Unique Red Nice
$119.50
Time Remaining: 11d 23h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $119.50

Vintage Made In Chicago Harmony Soprano Ukulele
Vintage Made In Chicago Harmony Soprano Ukulele
$85.00
Time Remaining: 12d 12h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $85.00

Vintage 40s 50s Harmony USA Uke Ukulele  HAWAIIAN LAGOON STENCIL
Vintage 40s 50s Harmony USA Uke Ukulele HAWAIIAN LAGOON STENCIL
$99.99
Time Remaining: 12d 19h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $99.99

VINTAGE UKULELE FRICTION PEG CREAM PLASTIC HARMONY KAMAKA TYPE
VINTAGE UKULELE FRICTION PEG CREAM PLASTIC HARMONY KAMAKA TYPE
$15.00
Time Remaining: 13d 1h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00



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Ahhh.. cute!  It looks like something that Ralphie should have played in "A Christmas Story".   You know, like maybe that made some alternative version where he wished for this instead of the Red Rider BB Gun?  At the time of this post, it's only $10 and that seems like a pretty good deal for a vintage ukulele.  Plus, imagine what a badass you would fell like if you were doing Metallica Ukulele covers with a vintage children's Ukulele. So.. there ya have it:
Vintage Harmony Child's Toy Wooden UKULELE+Instructions

Ridiculous Deal: Oscar Schmidt OU2 Concert Ukulele

Oscar Schmidt OU2 Concert Ukulele
Oscar Schmidt OU2 Concert Ukulele

Look at that thing.  It's gorgeous!  You know how Amazon sometimes has those deals where the price is so dang good that you have to add it to your cart to see the price.  Well, that's what's going on here.   List price on this thing is $104.90.  It sells for $69 on Musician's Friend, and that's already a crazy deal.  Well, it's only $56 at Amazon and FREE SHIPPING?!  Has the world gone mad?  Just the other day a guy was asking about good deals on Twitter.  Buddy, I hope you didn't buy anything yet.  This is as good as it gets for a price to awesomeness ratio.