Silent Auction items will be available for bidding at
Mighty Uke Day 7 with all profits going toward our Music is the Foundation
programs in the schools and community.
These are the offerings from 2016, stay tuned for MUD7 items.
Dave Birney Uke with custom artwork by Dennis Preston
This beautiful ukulele is hand-made by Dave Birney and features custom graphics by renowned Lansing artist Dennis Preston. It’s a 1920s Lyon & Healy concert copy with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid Michigan maple sides and back. Mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, Grover tuners. Strung with GHS Low-G Sarah Maisel strings. Comes with gig bag. Looks cool and sounds great!
Mainland Classic Tenor Mahogany Gloss
This nice-looking, great sounding uke is made of solid Mahogany with a gloss finish, genuine bone nut and saddle, rosewood fretboard and bridge, and sealed gear tuners. Set up with Aquila strings. Donated by Mainland Mike at Mainland Ukes. A $259.50 value.
Lanikai Makau Series Manana-T Electric Uke
Elderly Instruments has generously donated this Lanikai Makau Series Manana-T Tenor Ukulele for our silent auction. Produced in Hawaii, it features a two-chambered solid mahogany body with a solid mango top, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, geared tuners, and piezo pickup with volume control. Play loud without feedback issues; go Hawaiian in a whole new way! Includes a padded gigbag. A $599 value.
Big thanks to Louis and Stephanie at Ohana for the donation of this PKC-70G. This pineapple concert features a solid spruce top, solid mahogany sides and back, and a beautiful blue-green abalone inlay. This instrument is finished with a quality gloss that gives it the ideal wet, glassy look while serving as extra protection for the wood. The spruce top perfectly collects sound allowing prime projection. The spruce is balanced by a larger sound box, giving it a full sound without losing clarity. It comes with strap buttons, gig bag, and a custom strap made by Sarah Maisel. $571 retail value.
Donated by Kala Brand Instruments, the KA-SMTE is a tenor sized, spalted maple ukulele. The satin finished, spalted maple wood gives each instrument its own distinct look. The spalted maple, in combination with the mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard, offers a very robust, warm tone on the lower strings with pleasantly bright tones on the higher strings. This ukulele includes a built in UK-300T pick up with chromatic tuner for the gigging musician. $240 value.
We’ll have other ukes for sale along with non-uke items such as gift baskets, headphones, wine opener, and more. Visit our
“Occupy Ukulele” tent city at the corner of Grand River and Turner next to Sir Pizza to see all the great stuff.