Thursday, January 21, 2010

Oh, no you din't!!

Oh yes, I did! MGM is now stocking the plastic ukuleles from Japan.


I ordered the green one. Peace out, y'all!

13 comments:

willdeuel said...

Very, very cool but far too expensive for what they are, IMO.

UKISOCIETY said...

I don't know what they are until I get my hands on one! :D

RussBuss said...

make sure to post again when the item ships. and then again when you are anxious waiting for the item to arrive. and then again when you receive the uke. and then again with the photos and review.

deach said...

what stringz are you going to put on there?

Grumpy Coyote said...

Like $150 IIRC, if it's half as good as the plastic backed Flukes, it's a fine price.

You must give us the review amigo.

UKISOCIETY said...

Deach: I thought I'd try steel mandolin strings on dem.

UKISOCIETY said...

RB: I'm working on a new arrangement of "Buttercup" right now!

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deach said...

Ok, so I listened to MGM's sound clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bjUj-0W7e4

and it sounds really nice. AS IT SHOULD! For $169 it SHOULD sound nice. Not nice as in GrumpyCoyoteLute nice but still nice. It sounds as nice as $40 vintage plastic uke. I guess it's the plastic 'gig bag' that you're paying extra for.

willdeuel said...

Be sure and ask us all what strings we think will sound best on it.

UKISOCIETY said...

Deach says:
"It sounds as nice as $40 vintage plastic uke."

I was playing my $50 Islander (which had a break in the fretboard and body that I superglued) and was thinking, "Man this sounds great!" It has an amazing resonance that you wouldn't expect from a plastic. I can't imagine that these new plastics would sound any better.

But this one has a hummingbird! :)

DeG said...

Are those solid plastic or laminate?


:-)

Phanzo said...

"Are those solid plastic or laminate?"

I don't care who you are, that's funny right there!!

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