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bonesigh
08-02-2015, 04:28 AM
This is so frustrating, but in a good way. I sold the MM I wasn't in love with and decided I would get the Clara Blackbird instead. Good sounding all around, don't worry, leave it out kind of uke.

Then all these others are calling to me! I tried hard not to look around but I'm always surfing and looking. Even when I don't have the money! They are like fine art and I love to windowshop (:

I was trying hard to buy that Kinnard that was for sale in the market place but couldn't seem to sell the others I put up. It got sold. So many are calling to me. "How about me? I'm pretty", "What about me? I might be plain but wow can I sing", "Don't forget about the Compase Rose you've always coveted. Here I am!".

This is killing me!!!!

vanflynn
08-02-2015, 05:22 AM
Have you considered a road trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway to see what Mim has?

DownUpDave
08-02-2015, 05:42 AM
UAS.......definition of synĚdrome......condition, illness, complex, disorder, affliction, sickness

The last one seems to really hit home with me. We understand and feel your pain, but cannot do anything to help you. I want a Kinnard and I have a LfdM on the way, how sick is that.

sam13
08-02-2015, 05:51 AM
I feel your UAS pain. ;)

I have wanted to buy several Ukes recently in addition to the two that drifted into my home.

The Universe is swimming with Ukes and when I am ready the right one always shows up, at the right price.

sam13
08-02-2015, 05:51 AM
UAS.......definition of synĚdrome......condition, illness, complex, disorder, affliction, sickness

The last one seems to really hit home with me. We understand and feel your pain, but cannot do anything to help you. I want a Kinnard and I have a LfdM on the way, how sick is that.

You are a sick, sick man. :agree:

DownUpDave
08-02-2015, 05:55 AM
You are a sick, sick man. :agree:

Yea, but at least I have good taste cause I know you want a Kinnard as well :drool:

Ukulele Eddie
08-02-2015, 05:55 AM
Ah, patience Grasshopper. ;-) That Kinnard concert was nice one. What specific attributes are you looking for? And what's your budget?

There's an Imua Concert on HMS that to my eyes and ears is both nice looking and has a lovely tone. Seems like a very good buy to me.

k0k0peli
08-02-2015, 07:18 AM
It's only money.
OR
All you need is money.
OR
WHERE'S THE MONEY?!?!?
OR
Rob banks, 'cause that's where the money is.
OR
You can have whatever you want so long as you don't want too much.

Life is unfair, eh?

Rllink
08-02-2015, 07:46 AM
Timely thread. I sold my vintage CJ5 Jeep yesterday, so I'm flush. If you just sold one of your toys, would you spend it all on ukes.

bonesigh
08-02-2015, 09:16 AM
Yeah, 3 and a half hour drive. But I think I might do that next week (:

sam13
08-02-2015, 09:19 AM
Timely thread. I sold my vintage CJ5 Jeep yesterday, so I'm flush. If you just sold one of your toys, would you spend it all on ukes.

I am DuD's enabler.

So yes, spend all of it but only on quality that won't depreciate too much.

bonesigh
08-02-2015, 09:27 AM
LOL, I'm more like a potato bug (: There are several on the HMS that look and sound sweet. I like cut away's but it's not a deal breaker. I like some bling, nice rosette or a little shell up the neck. On sound sometimes you just don't know until you hear it. When I was on vacation in Cali I went to Gryphon and played just about every uke they had. There was only one that sounded "my perfect". Warm, clear, spot on intonation up the neck. It was a Compass Rose. Here it is. 82008 It was a bit above my budget but I'm selling a couple more ukes (hopefully anyway) No matter for this one for it has been sold to some lucky duck. Right now I've got 1,100 to spend (:


Ah, patience Grasshopper. ;-) That KinnardL concert was nice one. What specific attributes are you looking for? And what's your budget?

There's an Imua Concert on HMS that to my eyes and ears is both nice looking and has a lovely tone. Seems like a very good buy to me.

bonesigh
08-02-2015, 09:29 AM
I wish I HAD other toys to sell cuz your darn right I'd spend it on ukes or my new uke studio or other uke related equipment!

hendulele
08-02-2015, 09:29 AM
LOL, I'm more like a potato bug (: There are several on the HMS that look and sound sweet. I like cut away's but it's not a deal breaker. I like some bling, nice rosette or a little shell up the neck. On sound sometimes you just don't know until you hear it. When I was on vacation in Cali I went to Gryphon and played just about every uke they had. There was only one that sounded "my perfect". Warm, clear, spot on intonation up the neck. It was a Compass Rose. Here it is. 82008 It was a bit above my budget but I'm selling a couple more ukes (hopefully anyway) No matter for this one for it has been sold to some lucky duck. Right now I've got 1,100 to spend (:

That's why you should hop in the car and visit Mim: See, touch, smell, play, taste(?) a bunch of ukes and find the one you love.

hollisdwyer
08-02-2015, 09:48 AM
Totally realising what a UAS-aholic I am, I recently decided to put myself on a 12 step program:
Step 1: commission a Beau Hannam tenor
Step 2: commission a Baron River 8 string
Step 3: commission or find a 2nd hand Mya Moe Reso tenor
Step 4: create a pyramid scheme so I can commission a Moore Betta
Steps 5-12: ad lib along the same lines as steps 1-4

The trouble is that every time I read one of those beautiful Terence Tan publications like Ukulele Rhythms or Luthiers Hands, I actually start thinking along these lines. There are so many beautiful instruments being made by such talented luthiers, who doesn't want the opportunity to experience as many as possible. I don't feel that I have to own all these but I'd sure like an opportunity to play fine instruments for a while.

Dan Uke
08-02-2015, 11:10 AM
I always think of what to sell next so I can buy another uke. Unfortunately, I have nothing left.

billten
08-02-2015, 12:55 PM
I have wanted to buy several Ukes recently in addition to the two that drifted into my home.

I'm almost afraid to ask how a couple of ukulele "drift" into your home. Did you leave the windows open perhaps?

Nickie
08-02-2015, 01:07 PM
I want a Kamaka. How much is a trip to Hawaii, and a Kamaka concert?

good_uke_boy
08-02-2015, 01:21 PM
LOL, I'm more like a potato bug (: There are several on the HMS that look and sound sweet. I like cut away's but it's not a deal breaker. I like some bling, nice rosette or a little shell up the neck. On sound sometimes you just don't know until you hear it. When I was on vacation in Cali I went to Gryphon and played just about every uke they had. There was only one that sounded "my perfect". Warm, clear, spot on intonation up the neck. It was a Compass Rose. Here it is. 82008 It was a bit above my budget but I'm selling a couple more ukes (hopefully anyway) No matter for this one for it has been sold to some lucky duck. Right now I've got 1,100 to spend (:

Can you tell us more about that Compass Rose? What wood was used for the top/sound board? Thanks.

Hippie Dribble
08-02-2015, 01:30 PM
I always think of what to sell next so I can buy another uke. Unfortunately, I have nothing left.
Yes. This my situation too mate.

I just bought another 3 x more than the only two I have left to sell, so now, even if and when I can sell these two, I'm in debt. First time too and it scares me. If I were a horse...

turtledrum
08-02-2015, 01:35 PM
Yes. This my situation too mate.

I just bought another 3 x more than the only two I have left to sell, so now, even if and when I can sell these two, I'm in debt. First time too and it scares me. If I were a horse...

......you'd ask for ukuleles hanging in your stall! And new ones rotated in on a monthly basis! And I'd probably request the same. We'd need a big barn to hold the lot of us!:)

k0k0peli
08-02-2015, 01:39 PM
I'm almost afraid to ask how a couple of ukulele "drift" into your home. Did you leave the windows open perhaps? Hey, stuff like that just happens. I came home one day and there were 10 more instruments than when I left. Stringed instruments. 'Ukes, mandos, and more. It's even worse with harmonicas, tinwhistles, maracas, etc. And don't get me started on the Otamatone. That wicked device just snuck in when I wasn't looking and now it won't go away. :eek: Yow.

DownUpDave
08-02-2015, 01:41 PM
Hey Jon.......they use hide glue to make ukuleles. So at least you could become a ukulele when you are shot. Always a silver lining my friend

Hippie Dribble
08-02-2015, 02:03 PM
Aaah Deano. I'm way past you mate. I'm having my third skin graft on my right thigh.


http://youtu.be/IyTZ0jWrU1A

Hippie Dribble
08-02-2015, 02:10 PM
Hey Jon.......they use hide glue to make ukuleles. So at least you could become a ukulele when you are shot. Always a silver lining my friend

Good thinking Dave. I'll make an addendum to my will. One of your customs will do nicely. :wallbash:

bonesigh
08-04-2015, 06:17 AM
Yeah, I feel the same way.


Totally realising what a UAS-aholic I am, I recently decided to put myself on a 12 step program:
Step 1: commission a Beau Hannam tenor
Step 2: commission a Baron River 8 string
Step 3: commission or find a 2nd hand Mya Moe Reso tenor
Step 4: create a pyramid scheme so I can commission a Moore Betta
Steps 5-12: ad lib along the same lines as steps 1-4

The trouble is that every time I read one of those beautiful Terence Tan publications like Ukulele Rhythms or Luthiers Hands, I actually start thinking along these lines. There are so many beautiful instruments being made by such talented luthiers, who doesn't want the opportunity to experience as many as possible. I don't feel that I have to own all these but I'd sure like an opportunity to play fine instruments for a while.

dkcrown
08-04-2015, 01:54 PM
Bonesigh. You have that wonderful Moodyville that you got from Hodge. I don't have to tell you that Shelley makes a marvelous ukulele on all fronts, tone, volume, craftsmanship, etc. I know, I have one.

bonesigh
08-04-2015, 03:15 PM
Uh, oh, now I have to go look up otamatone!


Hey, stuff like that just happens. I came home one day and there were 10 more instruments than when I left. Stringed instruments. 'Ukes, mandos, and more. It's even worse with harmonicas, tinwhistles, maracas, etc. And don't get me started on the Otamatone. That wicked device just snuck in when I wasn't looking and now it won't go away. :eek: Yow.

bonesigh
08-04-2015, 03:19 PM
Enyoyed that Jon. Every time he sang "in my pocket" though right after I heard "if I could hock it!" lol.

Aaah Deano. I'm way past you mate. I'm having my third skin graft on my right thigh.


http://youtu.be/IyTZ0jWrU1A

bonesigh
08-04-2015, 03:23 PM
Tiz true, tiz true. Mine has developed a buzz and surface cracks all over the front in the shellack though. I still love it and am going to call her again. We missed each others calls recently. But I NEED one great uke of each size!!!!!!!!!


Bonesigh. You have that wonderful Moodyville that you got from Hodge. I don't have to tell you that Shelley makes a marvelous ukulele on all fronts, tone, volume, craftsmanship, etc. I know, I have one.

bonesigh
08-04-2015, 03:26 PM
I wish I could remember! Could have one built. I'm sure I could ask Rick. Right now I have a good friend who has made an offer I can't refuse but need to get more cash!!

Can you tell us more about that Compass Rose? What wood was used for the top/sound board? Thanks.

k0k0peli
08-05-2015, 04:34 AM
Uh, oh, now I have to go look up otamatone! You can buy one here (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Maywa-Denki-Otamatone-Melody-Music-Instrument-Black-/121713378225?hash=item1c56aec3b1) or build one here (http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Poor-Mans-Otamatone/), your choice. :cool: