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Tonya
11-03-2016, 04:17 PM
Salmon swim upstream back to their birthplace so, one year after taking ownership of my Moore Bettah Ukulele, I took it back to the land of its birth--and for a one-year checkup by Doctor Chuck.

I have the account and photos of it here. (http://ukuleletonya.com/blog/2016/10/a-first-birthday-visit-for-my-ukulele)

There's also a gallery of MBU workshop photos here. (http://ukuleletonya.com/blog/2016/11/a-visit-to-moore-bettah-ukulele-november-2013)

(Please, mods, shove this over to the self-promotion if you'd rather it be there)

Ukulele Eddie
11-03-2016, 06:03 PM
Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

OhioBelle
11-04-2016, 12:15 AM
Great story, great pictures, and gorgeous ukulele! Happy Birthday, Tonya's MBU!

Django
11-04-2016, 12:27 AM
Seeing that beautiful instruments sitting on the rocks makes me cringe. Was that photo-shopped?

stevejfc
11-04-2016, 06:19 AM
Great story and pictures Tonya.

Uncle Rod Higuchi
11-04-2016, 07:06 AM
Thanks for sharing! I'm glad you had a wonderful time there!

hope to meet you sometime at the Ukulele Festival some July :)

keep uke'in' on that beautiful uke!

jer
11-04-2016, 09:33 AM
Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading and seeing all that.

mkatz
11-04-2016, 03:03 PM
Great story and well written Tonya! Thanks for posting it. It's got me thinking about a visit.

Mitch

DownUpDave
11-04-2016, 11:13 PM
What a great way to celebrate a birthday. I sounds like all invoved had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your "Moore Bettah" adventure I really enjoyed it.

mm stan
11-05-2016, 02:51 AM
Aloha Tonya, Glad you had a great time.. you coming to honolulu this time?

Doxuke
11-05-2016, 03:07 AM
What an enjoyable way to start my day. Your writing style is wonderful and I enjoyed your blog very much. Thank you, Tonya!

wickedwahine11
11-05-2016, 04:27 AM
What a lovely write up and photos. Aren't Chuck and Bonnie the best? I am so honored to have gotten to know them and they are among the most welcoming folks I have ever known. So glad you had a wonderful time with them!

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-05-2016, 06:16 AM
Seeing that beautiful instruments sitting on the rocks makes me cringe. Was that photo-shopped?

Me too! Might be time for another check up soon. :) Knowing Tonya though she takes extreme care of her ukuleles.

Tonya
11-05-2016, 12:52 PM
Seeing that beautiful instruments sitting on the rocks makes me cringe. Was that photo-shopped?

Nope, the ukulele was definitely on the rocks. And in the leaves beneath a kou tree, and on the sand, and resting on a straw mat, and perched above the waves and... My husband took a lot of pix--and I'd have to say it was a lot easier modeling my tenor ukulele than it is the toddler grandkids. But, you're right, Mark was pretty careful in placement (and I was happy that Madame Pele didn't choose to shake the earth during any of the poses).

If you really want to cringe, Django, here are more: http://s389.photobucket.com/user/Ukalady/slideshow/MBU_tenor_at_land_of_birth

Django
11-05-2016, 01:10 PM
Nope, the ukulele was definitely on the rocks. And in the leaves beneath a kou tree, and on the sand, and resting on a straw mat, and perched above the waves and... My husband took a lot of pix--and I'd have to say it was a lot easier modeling my tenor ukulele than it is the toddler grandkids. But, you're right, Mark was pretty careful in placement (and I was happy that Madame Pele didn't choose to shake the earth during any of the poses).

If you really want to cringe, Django, here are more: http://s389.photobucket.com/user/Ukalady/slideshow/MBU_tenor_at_land_of_birth

Nice photos, and thanks for posting. Still makes me cringe a little.

Tonya
11-05-2016, 01:46 PM
Still makes me cringe a little.

I'll 'fess up...I cringed a little, too ;)

DownUpDave
11-06-2016, 01:04 AM
Nope, the ukulele was definitely on the rocks. And in the leaves beneath a kou tree, and on the sand, and resting on a straw mat, and perched above the waves and... My husband took a lot of pix--and I'd have to say it was a lot easier modeling my tenor ukulele than it is the toddler grandkids. But, you're right, Mark was pretty careful in placement (and I was happy that Madame Pele didn't choose to shake the earth during any of the poses).

If you really want to cringe, Django, here are more: http://s389.photobucket.com/user/Ukalady/slideshow/MBU_tenor_at_land_of_birth

Thank you Tonya for those extra photos. That is big time uke porn right there. I didn't cringe so much as I swooned.........truely beautiful

Tonya
11-06-2016, 08:44 AM
Yahoo--I just figured out how to add a "widget" to my site (bottom of each page) so readers can put their email in to get alerts when I post something new. I've two more posts planned specific to my Moore Bettah instruments as well as an exploration of a new (for me) ukulele learning experience. Subscribe and you'll know when I (finally!) get to them!

spongeuke
11-06-2016, 11:34 AM
Tonya, You always wind up strumming in Paradise.