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Projectbronco
02-13-2010, 05:16 PM
I'm totally stoked. I just won an auction for a Lehua Classic Tenor. I'm hoping it will arrive sometime this coming week. I originally was going after a Kala KA-Tem-e3, but after talking to a few people, I decided the best thing to do was to pursue a solid uke.
I now know what you all feel like when you mention how you have to wait for your ukulele to arrive. Though, I spent about a month shopping, I feel I can wait a few more days.

The only thing I need now is a case or a substantial gig bag. I am looking at a few on e-bay, but if anyone has an affordable (i.e. cheap) recommendation I'd be willing to listen.

Thanks everyone for making this forum so much fun, I am looking forward to the adventure of learning and playing. After all, this should be fun, correct?

ukulelearp
02-13-2010, 05:18 PM
I've heard really good things about the Lehuas, I was really close to buying one a few months back. Enjoy the new ukulele.

RyanMFT
02-13-2010, 05:28 PM
Cool, hope you enjoy your new uke!

csibona
02-13-2010, 07:46 PM
Enjoy the new ukulele. I was watching that instrument on EBay too.

Projectbronco
02-13-2010, 08:17 PM
Thanks everyone! I was pretty excited, especially after losing a few auctions before this one.

Does anyone know anything about this gig bag? For instance the brand name?

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/1581408327.html
I see something like "MC & B" but nothing came up in the search.

But I did find a similar looking one at Elderly:
http://www.elderly.com/accessories/items/UCS27-BK.htm
I wonder if they are the same?

I will continue to look.

Captain_Lovehandles
02-14-2010, 02:55 AM
You are correct about the fun. Looking forward to hearing you progress.

KamakOzzie
02-14-2010, 03:46 AM
That's a nice looking uke !
The case from Craigslist won't fit yours, it is a soprano size.
Hope you have as much fun here as I've been havung.

rpeters
02-14-2010, 07:49 AM
When you are getting a bag for it, make sure you buy a humidifier too (it depends where you live). There are too many horror stories of ukes cracking. But that also depends if you live in a place where the climate changes a lot, like Maine! We have really dry winters.

Projectbronco
02-14-2010, 06:56 PM
Captain_Lovehandles

You are correct about the fun. Looking forward to hearing you progress.


Thanks!


KamakOzzie

That's a nice looking uke !
The case from Craigslist won't fit yours, it is a soprano size.
Hope you have as much fun here as I've been havung.


Thanks, I was aware it was a soprano, I was just interested in the brand.


rpeters

When you are getting a bag for it, make sure you buy a humidifier too (it depends where you live). There are too many horror stories of ukes cracking. But that also depends if you live in a place where the climate changes a lot, like Maine! We have really dry winters.


I'm going to try to make one, either out of a pez or a pill bottle. :D
Save a few bucks and it should work really well. I live in the valley, WET winters, DRY, HOT summers.

Projectbronco
02-26-2010, 09:14 AM
I made my dad a pill bottle humidifier and it worked great for his guitar!!!

Skottoman
02-26-2010, 03:28 PM
I have a Lehua Traditional Tenor!
They are great instruments... sound very guitar like compared to sopranos.
Enjoy!

Projectbronco
02-27-2010, 07:22 PM
Thanks Scottoman, that's very encouraging. I look forward to checking it out when mine finally comes.

ukeCANjam
02-27-2010, 08:16 PM
I live by the OC area too, maybe we can meet up and jam!

Projectbronco
02-27-2010, 11:01 PM
I live by the OC area too, maybe we can meet up and jam!

Unless your talking to Skottoman, I don't live in So Cal, sorry.

Projectbronco
03-02-2010, 07:39 PM
My uke arrived today in the mail. It is even better than I imagined and even came with an installed piezo pickup which was not listed in the auction. Everyone who praised the quality of Lehua was correct, what a beautiful little instrument.
I had already bought this clip on tuner:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150326809198&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
It worked great and as soon as I got it, I tuned it up. The first song I played (I use that term loosely) was Agnus Dei, one of my favorite worship songs.
As a case was not included, I searched and found the best deal I have ever seen for a tweed case here:
http://www.instrumentalley.com/Armor-Cases-CC-150-Tweed-Ukulele-Tenor-Hard-Case-p/a-tt-150.htm
I feel very blessed to have such a beautiful instrument and to have found such great deals.

It feels great to not have to be shopping, but to just be able to be thankful and enjoy this uke.
As stated before, I'm going to be just using the pill bottle humidifier approach...It seems to work well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWhXRDBMYBk

Thanks to everyone who answered questions, offered advise, and helped along the way. I'm sure I'll see you in the forum pickin' and strummin'.

;)

arw
06-29-2010, 01:42 PM
How did the case work out? I also have a Lehua tenor and need a case.

tnobes
06-29-2010, 02:53 PM
Cool uke :) Enjoy playing, I am fully addicted after just getting my a few weeks back :)