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The Singing Treholipee

Jack Campin 22 May 10 - 12:38 PM
Leadfingers 22 May 10 - 01:24 PM
GUEST,Negligee Rhino Spit 23 May 10 - 01:33 PM
GUEST,Negligee Rhino Spit 23 May 10 - 01:36 PM
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Subject: The Singing Treholipee
From: Jack Campin
Date: 22 May 10 - 12:38 PM

There is an auction on EBay at the moment for a Singing Treholipee, which looks like a balalaika-bodied ukulele with a neck made from a scythe handle.

What was the point of it?

It was made in California for surfers. "Treholipee" can't be a Hawaiian word, so we can't blame them for it.


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Subject: RE: The Singing Treholipee
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 May 10 - 01:24 PM

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Singing-Treholipee-60s-surfers-ukulele-/250634453294


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Subject: RE: The Singing Treholipee
From: GUEST,Negligee Rhino Spit
Date: 23 May 10 - 01:33 PM

pays to read the page, Jack - which sez:

Swagerty Surfer Ukulele. Called a "The Singing Treholipee". Made in San Clemente, CA, licensed by Don Gardner. From the 1960's, these Ukulele's were used by Surfers. The long headstocks were stuck in the sand while they were surfing. Measures approximately 47" in length. It is in very good condition, except that one tuning paddle is broken off and one string is missing.


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Subject: RE: The Singing Treholipee
From: GUEST,Negligee Rhino Spit
Date: 23 May 10 - 01:36 PM

PS - The Singing Treholipee

Google for more


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Subject: RE: The Singing Treholipee
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 May 10 - 12:21 AM

I refuse to believe that anybody would thrust the gears and tuning pegs of an instrument into sand. (Not that it could be done; you'd have to dig a hole and bury the thing.)

Funny how Treholipee seems to be 'heliotrope' said backwards.


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Subject: RE: The Singing Treholipee
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 12:27 PM

no its not, how the heck do you get heliotrope by saying it backwards?


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Subject: RE: The Singing Treholipee
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 02:21 PM

Oh, it's not actually backwards. It's only backwards in the loose sense we use when we say "Don't you know her Sonata in C is merely 'Josephine' played backwards?"


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