Here is the latest news on Ukulele Corner and the instruments that are coming

With the demise of Picasa the old show here is no longer maintainable
when i find an usable alternative i will put something here

As sporty as I get

posted 17 Mar 2020, 18:08 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 18 Mar 2020, 05:14 ]

vg hockey head concert ukulele
There is a bloke in Sunderland who apparently has more Ukuleles than me! (He has a post on eBay for a Job lot of 1200 - that's one thousand two hundred,! no mistake! new Chinese made Ukuleles with various brand names). He is also selling the off singly with a 99p start. Some of them look a bit different and everybody knows I can't resist a "Bargin" so I have been bidding a couple o' three quid on some of them. So the first to accept the invitation to Ukulele Corner is a Concert branded YG with an interesting "hockey stick" headstock 

No Shoe Box but...

posted 7 Mar 2020, 18:04 by Lardy Fatboy

1950s mahogany gretsch soprano ukulele new york
A nice 1950's, made in New York, mahogany Gretsch Soprano, (when it was sold new it would have come in a cardboard box that has always reminded me of a shoe box) 

It's Auction Time Again...

posted 18 Feb 2020, 14:46 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 20 Feb 2020, 15:50 ]

skylark uk hofner copy bass guitar double neck electric
george houghton and sons short scale irish tenor banjo
selcol skiffle plastic baritone ukulele
And I know I have spent more than I should!

But there were a couple of bargins that I really had to invite...

♥ A UK Skylark "Hofner Copy" Bass/Guitar Double Neck
♦ A GH&S Short Scale "Irish" Tenor Banjo 
♣ A Selcol "Skiffle" plastic Baritone Ukulele

They're Here

Well it was never going to be a long wait, I only had to go up the road to get them. 

I would have got them yesterday bu I overslept

Finally, and still not as far as Paris

posted 22 Jan 2020, 18:53 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 3 Feb 2020, 08:24 ]

reed lindy commemorative 1927 lindbergh soprano ukulele
But it has made it across the Atlantic...

Well it will have when it gets here. A 1927 Reed "Lindy" Soprano commemorating Lindbergh's solo crossing of the Atlantic

It's finally made it

Well to Ukulele Corner anyway, (and I wouldn't want to go to Paris, I get lost every time I go there)

It's not a Hurricane or even a Gale

posted 11 Jan 2020, 13:19 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 7 Feb 2020, 16:52 ]

strong wind composer guitalele at ukulele corner
strong wind composer guitalele at ukulele corner
But it is a Strong Wind!

One of my favorite "eh what!!?!?" Chinese brandings and I'm fairly sure its from the same maker as the Peavey Composer range

Well it's turned up,

Or rather it hasn't, A completely different model Guitalele has turned up and it might be a Strong Wind but they have followed through because its a piece of shit! I'm sending it back

I've got a full refund

But the owner doesn't appear to want me to send it back. I may well donate it to a charity shop; it really is a piece of shit!! 
What I received is on the left, (what I ordered is on the right). The cedar top is really just staining, well really more like painting, there is no attempt at pretending there is a grain pattern, on a MDF body. And it's not even good paint, it's thick and cheap and looks like it ought to be sticky to the touch, (it isn't but...) It's not particularly well painted either, and all of the components are poor quality too, nasty steel strings that have cut into the plastic saddle that obviously is not meant for steel string,s. The saddle way to high too and doesn't fit properly into it slot in the bridge. I could go on but really all I should say is this is the kind of crap that gives Chinese Ukuleles a bad name.

And now it's off

having got the refund and confirmed I don't have to send it back, I put it on ebay with a 99p start, (well realistically that's at least a pound more than it's worth). Not only did someone want it, more than one person bid so I got more than 99p!! And most importantly I got it out on Ukulele Corner

Trying to make it a Happy New Year

posted 5 Jan 2020, 15:58 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 3 Feb 2020, 08:21 ]

kmise tiger flame okoume concert at Ukulele corner
With a late Christmas present for me!

This is a Kmise, (and I have been looking at getting a Kmise for some time now to assess the quality and I have seen so many on sale) "Tiger Flame"(?) Okoume slot head Concert. I think Okoume is a pretty wood and this one claims to be solid too!

And it was spectacularly cheap!!

It's Here!

and it is spectacularly nice!!

Light, solid wood, (certainly the top), very well made, very very pretty,  and whilst I still think it's only marketing bumph, the back is quite "Tiger Flamey" 

This time the Oops is mine!

posted 28 Dec 2019, 15:31 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 9 Jan 2020, 15:50 ]

palmer 5 string korean bluegrass banjo at ukulele corner
There was an auction which I put some low pre bids in on but missed because I was ill in hospital. They all missed except this one - a 1980's Palmer 5 string Banjo. Now it looks like a nice Banjo and by all accounts they are fine late 20th c. Korean made instruments, but the Oops is I misread and thought it was an early Alf Parker handmade Banjo, (there was another one in the auction). So it's not quite the bargain I hoped but its still worth 2-3 times what I paid for it and who knows maybe I'll work out how to play this one properly...

It's Here

And it is a good Banjo! OK it is missing a bracket, the bridge and it baaadly needs new strings, but I have a new bridge, I've probably got new strings and I think I have even got a spare bracket. What I don't have is the ability to play it but now this is at Ukulele Corner I will redouble my efforts.

One of my favorite fuck ups

posted 8 Dec 2019, 16:22 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 28 Dec 2019, 15:15 ]

Mouna Loa soprano ukulele mistake lyon healy 1924
Yes this is one of the legendary 1924 Lyon & Healy made "Mouna Loa" Ukuleles where they wanted the name to sound Hawaiian but didn't realise the biggest mountain/volcano in Hawaii was called Mauna Loa! I would have liked to be a fly on the wall in the office when they realised their mistake 

It's Here

and it's in wonderful condition for a fuck up

Riding into the sunset

posted 21 Nov 2019, 05:15 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 21 Nov 2019, 05:16 ]

E-Ros Dakota
is my E-Ros 606 Dakota. It had some issues, (don't we all), but it was nearly as old as me and it made a good sound, (unlike me). I hope it can grace a campfire or two in the future

Farewell my Italian Cowboy

It's Gone

I hope its not a bad penny

posted 31 Oct 2019, 17:25 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 31 Oct 2019, 17:33 ]

Encore E99 electric Guitar
Because my JHS Encore E99 is off again, hopefully to a nice life outside of the Pony Guitar Sanctuary. It has gone once before but got homesick and came back. This time though its off and not coming back

So Farewell

Its Gone!

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