Gretsch "Camp" Ukulele
© Frank Ford, 2000, Photos by FF
What artistry. (What nerve!) This is about the cheapest little thing Gretsch could have passed off as an instrument. If it wasn't called "Camp" then it would be called "camp" now, if you know what I mean. Made of all solid woods, with maple back and rim, maple top and maple neck, these are usually seen in their plain versions. I couldn't resist including this "fancy" one in the museum. In addition to "deluxe" features such as binding and inlay, it has a spruce top, bone nut & saddle, and better tuners. Soundwise, well, it isn't going to give Kamaka any sleepless nights. . .
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Below, the plain brown color phase of this bird:
Below, a blue shaded one, with (eat your heart out, Gibsonites) red keystone tuner buttons: