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Choirguy
03-12-2017, 04:53 PM
Some months ago, I posted that I would like to own an original Outdoor Ukulele--flaws and all--just to have, but that I wanted to buy it used. A fellow UUer reached out to me about a week ago and offered me his. I was humbled by the offer...and it arrived on Saturday.

While I am not a "soprano first" ukulele player, I am just thrilled to have this ukulele on hand...and should my boys get into it (they already have) I don't have to worry about damage (if you saw my thread about the Mahalo; incidentally, the repair is holding).

So...here it is...and many, many thanks to Sean for this little guy. He will be cherished!

http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh514/CJRPhD/081422FA-B293-455D-A46E-B68D5A6D615E_zpsg8xgnq4v.jpg

http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh514/CJRPhD/74111905-E9F8-45A6-BEFF-1ECF9CCB7012_zpssm6umxqr.jpg

PhilUSAFRet
03-13-2017, 03:25 AM
Congrats on getting what you wanted. Always nice when that happens, especially when you get a good deal.

DownUpDave
03-13-2017, 03:27 AM
Excellent........the Aloha spirit is alive and well.

bikemech
03-13-2017, 05:31 AM
I played the soprano at the "factory" in Bend. It was a difficult environment in which to evaluate an instrument as they share a space with, if my memory serves me correctly, a skateboard company. It is a high-ceiling, open-walled building so it would make any uke seem puny. In addition to this, the ukuleles had just been strung for the first time and the strings would not stay in tune. I did not buy one but I may sample another again sometime.

Congrats on your acquisition!

Ukecaster
03-13-2017, 06:47 AM
I wish they'd offer that black color on the new ones. Also heard they were working on a parlor guitar model.

OhioBelle
03-14-2017, 02:03 AM
Congrats, Choirguy! I love my OU Tenor in bottle brown. Lives in my car and loves the cold weather!

Ukecaster
03-15-2017, 07:56 AM
Yours looks good. Are those geared tuners? I have a v1 on the way, and was concerned about comments on the early plastic tuners, but it looks like mine are either replacement friction Grovers, or stock, after the factory ditched the original tuner choice, and should work much better. I notice mine has white fingerboard dots too, so I assume it's a later v1? Plus, if I lose a paddle this summer, I'll know what to do!


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