Well, it's been awhile since I've done this and I'm not exactly sure why. So, here we go!
Today, I was perusing eBay looking for Banjolele deals or just something weird and ukulele-related when I discovered this Tin Can Ukulele (currently only $1!)
Here's a picture of this little beauty.
It seems like something that a goat would be playing in an old cartoon. You know, playing his tin can ukulele, chewing tobacco and whatnot. Heh. I'm sort of cracking myself up just thinking about it.
Oh, but wait! I forgot the best part. It's electric! Yup, it's got a K+K pickup in it, so you can plug it into your amp and melt faces, should you so wish. Here's some details that I grabbed from the auction listing:
Neck- Honduras Mahogany
Headplate- Spalted Sycamore
Pickup- K+K Hotspot
Tuners- Gotoh friction tuners
Umm... awesome! Why should Junior Brown have all the fun with crazy double-necked instruments. Should I have to suffer the injustice of a single neck ukulele just because they don't exist. Nope. They do exist! Check out this Double Neck Ukulele.
This is definitely a first for me. Although now that I've had a taste, I want more more more! Give me a dual-neck ukulele/tiple combo! That would rule. Although, I should probably get proficient at a single-neck uke before I go getting greedy.
So, after my rant earlier about picking, I felt a little bad. If you play guitar/ukulele/bass with a pick, more power to you! It just so happens that I don't. But... now, after finding this rad Silver Pick, I'm starting to wonder if I haven't made a terrible mistake in never learning. Look at these pictures, depending on the price ($9.99 - $14.99) you can get a custom silver pick made from an old silver coin. Fun!
Here's some more eBay auctions with different coin picks. Check 'em out!
Can someone call my wife and tell her that I've fallen for someone else? I think she'll understand once she sees the pictures. I mean, look at this thing! It's gorgeous! Not only that but it's incredibly rare. I mean, a Rare Martin Pre-War K-3 Soprano Ukulele doesn't just show up every day.
Besides the general rarity of this ukulele, though, it's in almost mint condition. Gah! If I only knew people who were worth killing to someone else. Err.. . I mean. Nevermind. No no.. I'd never consider renting myself out as a professional assassin just to pay for a ukulele addiction. That'd be ridiculous.