Tell us about your #1 favorite Ocarina!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by tartanphantom, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Age:
    58
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Just continuing the recent zany fun topics... pushing to the limit of absurdity...:D
    although I don't expect much in the way of results on this one.

    Here's mine-- A Gretsch USA-made American Broadkaster ocarina from the 1940's-- still in the box with the instruction sheet! I actually have three of them in two different keys, but this is my #1! (key of C)
    Post yours!

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  2. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    I don't know how to cook it and have it not be slimy.... oh wait, that's different, nevermind!
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    https://apps.apple.com/nl/app/ocarina/id293053479

    In those dark and desperate times of the iPhone 4, when apps where few and far between(and still 99 cents) I thought this was an amazing way to embrace new technology, and I bought it in support of the maker.
     
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  4. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Age:
    58
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    There is only one way to eat that... breaded and deep fried.

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  5. No jack plate? No Compton and no bigsby. Some gretsch.

    Congrats! Looks like fun! What other keys are there?
     
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    if I could I would :rolleyes:
     
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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Someone made an ocarina that looked like a pickle---Polish garlic dill style.
     
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  8. lordhelmet

    lordhelmet Gretschie

    103
    Apr 5, 2020
    Germany
    This is my #1 (being the only one): a WWII era (I guess) Gretsch that somehow made it to Germany. Probably a gift for a soldier stationed here after the war. I got it with its original gift box for free from a nice lady in Bamberg, Bavaria, where the U.S. army was until 2014. I really would like to know the history of this one!

    Sadly, I never got any sound out of it, though it claims
    "Anyone! Everyone can play Ocarina with the army method!".
    No great Gretsch Sound from that one...

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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Age:
    55
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Honestly I never heard of that instrument before.
    But its quite a cool piece of Gretsch memorabila.
     
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  10. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Age:
    58
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    That's great! Another member of the Gretsch Ocarina club!:cool:

    They do make better conversation pieces than instruments...
     
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  11. lordhelmet

    lordhelmet Gretschie

    103
    Apr 5, 2020
    Germany
    Yes, but at least I can say I own a vintage U.S. made Gretsch instrument!;)
     
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  12. ishtar

    ishtar Country Gent

    Last week, I was scouring the web, looking to replace a couple percussive instruments that I have that are broken, and I came across ads for ocarinas, and I bought a ceramic one.

    Never had any awareness of ocarinas before.

    I feel more competent with guitar. I sound like an asthmatic without an emergency inhaler.

    And now Tartan's post seems synchronistic!

    Something is going on in the universe!
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  13. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Age:
    58
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    It's not that... I just have spies everywhere...
     
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  14. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    In the movie, "Meet John Doe", Walter Brennan plays an ocarina in duets with Gary Cooper's harmonica.
     
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  15. Wasn’t that an over played wedding song in the early 2000’s? Hey mar carina
     
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