$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 Silvertone Harmony Baritone Ukulele
Vintage Silvertone Harmony Baritone Ukulele
$199.99
Time Remaining: 8h 49m

Vintage 1950s Harmony Ukulele With Original gig bag EXCELLENT
Vintage 1950s Harmony Ukulele With Original gig bag EXCELLENT
$38.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 24m

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 10h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $149.00

Vintage Harmony Ukulele Collectible Has top crack that will need repair
Vintage Harmony Ukulele Collectible Has top crack that will need repair
$35.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 47m

VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1950s UKULELE BY HARMONY Old Original Label Uke Instrument
VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1950s UKULELE BY HARMONY Old Original Label Uke Instrument
$77.77
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $77.77

VINTAGE HARMONY CHICAGO USA UKULELE 21
VINTAGE HARMONY CHICAGO USA UKULELE 21
$40.00
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 24m

Vintage Harmony Roy Shmeck Mahogany Wood Uke Ukulele Chicago
Vintage Harmony Roy Shmeck Mahogany Wood Uke Ukulele Chicago
$69.99
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 5m

Awesome Vintage HARMONY Soprano Ukulele + Extras
Awesome Vintage HARMONY Soprano Ukulele + Extras
$49.99
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 8m

Vintage Harmony Wood Body Bodied Ukulele Chicago
Vintage Harmony Wood Body Bodied Ukulele Chicago
$15.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9m
Buy It Now for only: $45.00

Harmony Roy Smeck Uke Vintage 1950s Soprano Ukulele Mahogany original box
Harmony Roy Smeck Uke Vintage 1950s Soprano Ukulele Mahogany original box
$199.99
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99

VINTAGE 1930s Regency Round Back w Case UKULELE MADE BY HARMONY
VINTAGE 1930s Regency Round Back w Case UKULELE MADE BY HARMONY
$229.99
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $229.99

Vintage 30s Harmony Ukelele Soprano Bice Shape
Vintage 30s Harmony Ukelele Soprano Bice Shape
$125.00
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $125.00

VINTAGE 1950S HARMONY CHICAGO SOPRANO UKULELE UKE
VINTAGE 1950S HARMONY CHICAGO SOPRANO UKULELE UKE
$69.99
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 35m

1950s Vintage Harmony Roy Smeck Ukulele Solid Mahogany Set Up Clean
1950s Vintage Harmony Roy Smeck Ukulele Solid Mahogany Set Up Clean
$119.00
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $119.00

VINTAGE HARMONY UKULELE MADE IN USA
VINTAGE HARMONY UKULELE MADE IN USA
$110.00
Time Remaining: 6d 25m
Buy It Now for only: $110.00

Vintage Lot 2 Soprano Uke + Baritone Uke Ukulele Harmony Tempo
Vintage Lot 2 Soprano Uke + Baritone Uke Ukulele Harmony Tempo
$259.00
Time Remaining: 8d 7h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $259.00

Look Ukulele Harmony Silvertone Sears  vintage 1950s new strings
Look Ukulele Harmony Silvertone Sears vintage 1950s new strings
$59.99
Time Remaining: 9d
Buy It Now for only: $59.99

Vintage Harmony Ukulele Guitar Small Size Barn Find Project Check It Out
Vintage Harmony Ukulele Guitar Small Size Barn Find Project Check It Out
$87.87
Time Remaining: 9d 14h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $87.87

Vintage 40s 50s Harmony USA Uke Ukulele  HAWAIIAN LAGOON STENCIL
Vintage 40s 50s Harmony USA Uke Ukulele HAWAIIAN LAGOON STENCIL
$99.99
Time Remaining: 9d 20h 35m
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: 9d 21h 57m
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 1h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $39.99

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: 11d 7h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $149.00

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: 11d 7h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $149.00

Vintage Harmony Sears Silvertone Ukulele With Music Notes On Body Design
Vintage Harmony Sears Silvertone Ukulele With Music Notes On Body Design
$88.95
Time Remaining: 11d 23h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $88.95



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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.