Ukelin = Ukulele + Violin

Antiques Roadshow doesn’t place much value on Ukelins. After hearing a few screetchy youtube videos, its no wonder that demand for these instruments is non-existent.

But the arranged marriage between a ukulele and violin somehow works. A series of chords can be strummed, while a collection of metal hooks guides the bow on to a second set of violin strings.

With 32 tunable strings, its tough to keep this thing in tune. But this is the best clip on youtube of somebody who actually does.

On a side note, this is the closest instrument to what is coming out of my shop.