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

It's not a Hurricane or even a Gale

posted 11 Jan 2020, 13:19 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 11 Jan 2020, 16:43 ]

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

Trying to make it a Happy New Year

posted 5 Jan 2020, 15:58 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 5 Jan 2020, 16:11 ]

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!!

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!

Well one is a bit of a tease...

posted 26 Oct 2019, 11:15 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 21 Nov 2019, 05:01 ]

Naomi Bottle rectangular concert Ukulele
Fin-Der marbled teasers hula uke ukulele
As in a 1950's Teasers Hula Uke, and the other is an interesting Naomi Concert .

They're Here

and they're nice

More Singing

posted 20 Oct 2019, 15:43 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 2 Nov 2019, 17:23 ]

harmony made Buegeleisen and Jacobson serenader ukulele


Well it is a Serenader
(made by Harmony for Buegeleisen and Jacobson in the 30's) and it has accepted the invitation to Ukulele Corner. It needs new tuners but apart from that it's in fine shape

It's Here

and it has a speckled finish it's not just a bad photo

Fond Farewell

posted 18 Oct 2019, 08:28 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 31 Oct 2019, 17:31 ]

jhs john hornby skewes pilgrim vintage dub Banjolele
Leaving Ukulele Corner is my JHS Vintage DUB 5 Banjolele. It's a great Banjolele in wonderful condition and it is a discontinued model but at the end of the day it is the same Dae Won rebrand model as the Countryman and with space becoming an issue here at Ukulele Corner I can't have two. I'm sure it will be well loved "oop north" and may even get to go to a George Formby Convention, (not that it ever expressed a desire to go to one...)

Its Gone!!

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