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    Hi all,
    Im from the allegedly sunny south coast of Britain and only picked up a ukulele in the last couple of weeks or so.

    Ive absolutely fallen in love with it and I'm afraid my bass (my current weapon of choice) has been a bit neglected! Im hopefully going to buy myself a uke soon from my little local shop and itll either be a Kala or a Snail so ill post pictures as soon as i do.

    This September I leave for the Merchant Navy so im wanting to learn the uke to pass time whilst aboard the ship so I shall also post my adventures with my uke and where we go.

    Cheers,

    Lloyd

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    brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, fellow UK-er! 'tis winter here and no mistake!

    welcome to ukulele underground and welcome to the world of uke

    ukes are soooooooooooooooooooooooo much fun and so super-portable, if you're used to bass guitars the ukulele will seem like a tiny balloon so light it might fly up out of your hand and float away!

    have fun, you only need a few chords and you're good to go

    i've heard a lot of good things about snail ukes

    looking forward to seeing what you get and hearing you in action sometime

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    Welcome to UU Lloyd
    All the best,
    Campbell

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    Hello from the Midlands UK!
    All power and respect to you Concert,Tenor and Baritone players, but Soprano is what does it for me every time!

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    Welcome aboard.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.
    Formerly known as uke1950.

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    Hello Lloyd, and welcome to the forum.
    The ukulele will be your best friend on board.
    Good luck and stay safe in the Merchant Marine.
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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    Welcome! So glad that you found a nice musical companion to bring with you.
    - Laura

    Sopranino - Vintage 1930's Camp Uke (Birch)
    Soprano - Koaloha Opio (Sapele), Martin OXK (HPL), Brueko No. 2 (Maple), Kala ASOV -S (Spruce/Ovangkol), Vintage 40's Silvertone (Mahogany), Vintage 50's Harmony (Birch), Zither Heaven (1 Black Walnut & 1 Cherry), First Act Discovery (Plastic)
    Concert - Luna (Spruce top)
    Tenor - Outdoor Ukulele (Composite Polycarbonate), Mainland (Mahogany)

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    Thank you very much to everyone giving such warm welcomes! Currently I'm looking at a Kala KA-CEMG because the green stain is just stunning or maybe a Snail UKC-458 because of the tortoiseshell binding. When I get one I will also be building a custom hardcase for it so I shall document that as well for all of you.

    Lloyd

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