Sunday, June 22, 2008

I heart my new Waverly Street

OK, this is the new ukulele. It was built by Waverly Street Ukuleles and painted by Thee Artful Dodger. I don't know why it's taken so long to write about it. Maybe because every time I think about it, I have to take it out and play it. If you're really into ukulele you can click on the link above and read the technical details. What I like about it is that it is just sweet as anything to play. Well, that and it looks boss, in a kooky sort of way. First thing I played on it was 'Hickory Wind' the Gram Parsons song from The Byrds 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo'. I have no idea what it is about ukuleles. I don't know what it is about this one, but I'm having fun.

I don't know why, but I like the fact that this uke comes from Ohio. Maybe because I'm still a Midwesterner at heart. I can admire those fancy ukes from Hawaii and California, but I had to get my hands on an Ohio ukulele. As The Gizmos used to say, "Polish sausage sauerkraut/ Chew it up and spit it out/ Show 'em what you're all about.
Hickory Wind - The Byrds
A Million Ukeleles - MJ Hibbett

3 comments:

ib said...

Beautiful, Jon.

Jon said...

Yes, clicking on the picture will give you a very detailed close up.

ib said...

Yep, already got it : that's some gorgeous decoration there. I used to own a Yamaha acoustic six string which had a truly beautiful sound, the wood having mellowed over many years. I lost it to a pawn shop a good time ago, and it still pains me to think of my stupidity.

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