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Martinlover
06-13-2019, 02:08 PM
Oh no! After 3 and a half years, my husband asked me how many ukuleles I have. I said, don’t ask. But he said, I’m asking.

So, not including the 4 vintage plastic ukuleles, the cigar box baritone, the Mya Moe lap steel (because is that really a uke?), and the one I’m about to sell—I’d say maybe 7? Luckily, I sold 4 over the last year and gave away a soprano I won. Maybe it’s good I missed out on that Stansell baritone. I mean 7 sounds reasonable, right?

Ukecaster
06-13-2019, 02:46 PM
If there's a problem, just ask him how many pairs of expensive shoes he has! :D

7 sounds totally reasonable, those others don't count.

kohanmike
06-13-2019, 02:59 PM
Piker, in my first year over 5 years ago, I went through 16, culled them to 4 and have now worked my way up to 9. I also started playing bass uke and including the 5 being made or modified, 25.

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9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 9 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 34)

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Martinlover
06-13-2019, 03:20 PM
I just don’t want to turn into the crazy uke lady, hoarding ukuleles. There’s some care and feeding involved with these musical instruments.

Joyful Uke
06-13-2019, 03:23 PM
They're small. If he couldn't tell how many you have without asking, you don't have too many.

Martinlover
06-13-2019, 03:25 PM
They're small. If he couldn't tell how many you have without asking, you don't have too many.

That’s right.

rainbow21
06-13-2019, 04:21 PM
Well, it does not seem like an excessive number for 3 1/2 years. Assuming this is an important hobby/pasttime, then spending on the ukes is not an unreasonable offshoot of playing them... as long as your financial situation allows for it.

When I purchased one a few months ago, my wife asked, "Is this the last one?". I looked her in the eye and replied, "No."

keenonuke
06-13-2019, 04:27 PM
My children had asked. I tell them, "I don't know." And end it at that.

Martinlover
06-13-2019, 04:36 PM
My children had asked. I tell them, "I don't know." And end it at that.

Ha ha! :rolleyes:

Jerryc41
06-14-2019, 12:50 AM
"...not including..." isn't fair. I stopped doing that. If it's a uke, and you own it, you have to count it. All of a sudden, 7 becomes 14. :D

My son sees ukes arrive every week or so, and he sees the cases all around the house, but he's never asked.

Martinlover
07-06-2019, 09:00 AM
I said this on another thread: My hubby’s okay with the number of ukes I have because I always remind him that Jerry has 60. True.

Joyful Uke
07-06-2019, 09:07 AM
I said this on another thread: My hubby’s okay with the number of ukes I have because I always remind him that Jerry has 60. True.

We need to keep encouraging Jerry to buy more!

IMO, the number doesn't really matter, as long as you can afford them and are enjoying playing them.

Jerryc41
07-06-2019, 10:32 AM
I said this on another thread: My hubby’s okay with the number of ukes I have because I always remind him that Jerry has 60. True.

Glad I could help. :D

Jerryc41
07-06-2019, 10:46 AM
We need to keep encouraging Jerry to buy more!

...as long as you can afford them and are enjoying playing them.

Well, you're half right. :D

keenonuke
07-06-2019, 01:56 PM
Glad I could help. :D

On another thread you posted the pictures of your family of ukes. I showed my grandson who counted them out loud. It was a fun moment. Yep glad you could help :-)

Croaky Keith
07-06-2019, 11:53 PM
If you enjoy them, why not - just tell him that if you didn't play them you might go around all day moaning about things, & maybe about him & his hobbies. ;)