What should I Call This?

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Steve Woods
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What should I Call This?

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It has a 20" scale, 30" overall length with cherry neck and body, walnut peghead overlay and heel cap, jarrah fingerboard, bridge and tailpiece. I have it strung like a baratone uke. It's a fun little thing just to plunk around on.

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Yuri Terenyi
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Re: What should I Call This?

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"The frying pan".
The name has an old, proud assotiation, though in the electric guitar world...

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G.S. Monroe
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It looks to me like what the Cigar Box Guitar folks call a Cookie Tin Banjo, except that it's made of wood. The body is of very similar dimensions to a vintage wooden cheese box http://usbox.com/Gift-Basket/Round-Wood ... oxes/2LV-P
So I would call it a "Cheese Box Ukulele/Banjo"

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I second the Cheesbox name. Cigar Box Nation has a 1930's Popular Mechanics article with a cheese box guitar.

http://api.ning.com/files/6ixrJ8C0d*bfQ ... ltiple.pdf

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Jim McConkey
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Clay Schaeffer
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Ukuleles come in different shapes and sizes, so calling it a baritone ukulele wouldn't be wrong. Depending on how you tune it, you could also call it a short scale tenor guitar.

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Bob Gramann
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What's wrong with "Sally" (or "Fred" depending on gender)?

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Barry Guest
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The Paddle?
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Steve Woods
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Which episode of the Three Stooges was it where they were using Martin guitars to paddle their sinking boat???

Nathan Dodd
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The biscuit barrel?

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