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dsummers
02-22-2011, 07:56 AM
1. Mainland mahogany pineapple, 2.Tangi mahogany concert, 3. Flea mahogany concert, 4. Flea Koa concert with KK pu (probably the most beautiful top you have seen on a Flea), 5. Flea Pastachio concert with KK pu- all fleas are rosewood fretboards, 6. Island flamed Koa soprano w/ebonyfretboard, 7. Tom Guy cigar box, 8. Beltona blue #2 cut away concert resonator w/ ebony fretboard ivroid binding pearloid headstock, 9. Kiyawa 4P pineapple, 10. Kiyawa master series #10 flame koa concert w/martin 3K appointments, 11.1950's 1-C (CONCERT) Martin- about perfect original case 12.1950'ish Martin 1-T (Tenor)-perfect as you can get-even the original case looks almost new 13. 1999 Kamaka white label pineapple 14. Just recieved Kamaka concert pineapple w/ebony fretboard and headplate and spruce top and pu 15. Kamaka concert (outrages koa) 16. KoAloha super concert with crown bridge 17. Custom KoAloha Tenor Sceptre w/ebony back/sides/sprucetop and crown bridge, 18. William King concert soprano with walnut back sides and adi spruce top ,19. William King Tenor with superb Koa back and sides, cut away, probably the best sounding adi spruce top I've heard and a MISI pu, 20. Dasilva #34 Zericote back,sides and salvaged fir top 21. Santa Cruz 1929 beautiful mahogany concert with ebony spruce top 22. Southcoast soprano concert scale with Nance back and sides and cedar top 23.David Gill mahogany/spruce concert pineapple 24 Being built Jack Clark 6 string tenor with cherry back and sides and engleman spruce top 25. Being built- Dave Talsma extended concert Vita with redwood top and cuban mahogany back/sides, MISI pu,... The kicker is that I'm not a very good uke player, but boy do I love it. I'm still looking for an abtract Fluke, a glyph, and a Kamaka tenor. So I guess it's time to sell or trade a few (it's hard, I love them all).... Does the sickness ever end!!!!

bueller
02-22-2011, 08:07 AM
25? Did you really just list 25?
Now that is UAS!!!

gospeluke
02-22-2011, 08:38 AM
U have got to be kidding...wow! :)

SweetWaterBlue
02-22-2011, 08:38 AM
There is really not a cure, but I find I can find it off temporarily by simply vowing the learn to play the instruments I have well before I get another one. If I could just follow that, I would probably never need another.

ItsMrPitchy
02-22-2011, 08:42 AM
Wow 25 ukes. That is UAS.
On a thread a while back someone said that UAS ends when you start tradeing and selling ukes. By doing this you narrow your ukes available and then find your favorite. However, that doesnt mean the cycle wont start again.

cletus
02-22-2011, 08:42 AM
1. Mainland mahogany pineapple, 2.Tangi mahogany concert, 3. Flea mahogany concert, 4. Flea Koa concert with KK pu (probably the most beautiful top you have seen on a Flea), 5. Flea Pastachio concert with KK pu- all fleas are rosewood fretboards, 6. Island flamed Koa soprano w/ebonyfretboard, 7. Tom Guy cigar box, 8. Beltona blue #2 cut away concert resonator w/ ebony fretboard ivroid binding pearloid headstock, 9. Kiyawa 4P pineapple, 10. Kiyawa master series #10 flame koa concert w/martin 3K appointments, 11.1950's 1-C (CONCERT) Martin- about perfect original case 12.1950'ish Martin 1-T (Tenor)-perfect as you can get-even the original case looks almost new 13. 1999 Kamaka white label pineapple 14. Just recieved Kamaka concert pineapple w/ebony fretboard and headplate and spruce top and pu 15. Kamaka concert (outrages koa) 16. KoAloha super concert with crown bridge 17. Custom KoAloha Tenor Sceptre w/ebony back/sides/sprucetop and crown bridge, 18. William King concert soprano with walnut back sides and adi spruce top ,19. William King Tenor with superb Koa back and sides, cut away, probably the best sounding adi spruce top I've heard and a MISI pu, 20. Dasilva #34 Zericote back,sides and salvaged fir top 21. Santa Cruz 1929 beautiful mahogany concert with ebony spruce top 22. Southcoast soprano concert scale with Nance back and sides and cedar top 23.David Gill mahogany/spruce concert pineapple 24 Being built Jack Clark 6 string tenor with cherry back and sides and engleman spruce top 25. Being built- Dave Talsma extended concert Vita with redwood top and cuban mahogany back/sides, MISI pu,... The kicker is that I'm not a very good uke player, but boy do I love it. I'm still looking for an abtract Fluke, a glyph, and a Kamaka tenor. So I guess it's time to sell or trade a few (it's hard, I love them all).... Does the sickness ever end!!!!


:drool:It's a nice list, but no pictures kind of destroys the plot line of the story.:wallbash:

Just sayin':cheers:

ukulelecowboy
02-22-2011, 08:52 AM
Nice collection! Check out my thread for our collection. We just hit # 75

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?42623-Uke-Room-New-Photos-of-the-Collection&p=611520#post611520

Thanks!

dkcrown
02-22-2011, 08:59 AM
Hmmm, dsummers. If it is time to sell or trade some of your ukes, then I would love to talk to you about your KoAloha ebony and spruce sceptre. It may help you fund your two customs that you are having built. PM me if you are interested. I also have some ukes that you might be interested in.

dkcrown
02-22-2011, 09:06 AM
Oh, and by the way, great collection!

joeybug
02-22-2011, 10:29 AM
Great collection! :drool:

Mine is listed in my sig...with pics! :music:

Uke Republic
02-22-2011, 01:38 PM
Think of it as an investment. Ukuleles have only been around for a short time so ones from the ukulele renaissance of the 21 century should be worth some cha ching in the future.
I have a friend who's Martin has increased in value 400%(well thats what he says) which is better than my IRA down 400%
UIS
Ukulele investment syndrome iIt may help us convince our special someones why be get em:)
I love your portfolio by the way.

ADD
02-22-2011, 09:50 PM
Nice collection! Check out my thread for our collection. We just hit # 75

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?42623-Uke-Room-New-Photos-of-the-Collection&p=611520#post611520

Thanks!

Whew! I feel much better. But still a little embarrassed (wouldn't be if I was a musician or music teacher by profession) about having 35 that I play and lend out for others to play. Have another 8 that need work to be playable. Have pictures of most of them. I haven't been able to successfully post. Play uke a lot better than I use computers, scanners, cameras, cell phones, etc.

mybote
02-23-2011, 12:52 AM
Wow. Nice collection. I'm at 11 ukes. The latest being a Kamaka tenor. I would post pictures but that would be another piece of evidence my wife could use at my sanity hearing. UAS forever.

UKISOCIETY
02-23-2011, 01:03 AM
short answer: no.

Jnobianchi
02-23-2011, 10:18 AM
Yes - the answer is a resounding no. I got two more yesterday - one's for sale - and I'm getting yet another later in the week. The only thing I notice is that there are those that stay with me, and those that go right back out the door. :)

joeybug
02-23-2011, 11:20 AM
Yes - the answer is a resounding no. I got two more yesterday - one's for sale - and I'm getting yet another later in the week. The only thing I notice is that there are those that stay with me, and those that go right back out the door. :)

I haven't had the problem of those going right back out the door...I love all four of my meager collection! Maybe if I had the funds to buy extras when the mood/UAS strikes..but right now I'm looking to save to pull the trigger on either a custom or a flea, purple of course!

experimentjon
02-23-2011, 01:04 PM
UAS does end. I'm a live example. At the peak, my collection was about 25 pieces as well. Since then, I have scaled back significantly and sold off about half to fund other collections: knives, flashlights, watches, etc. My friends say I'm a hoarder, not a collector.

Off the top of my head, I still have:
Kamaka Soprano
Kamaka Concert
Kamaka Tenor
kamaka Tenor 8 String
KoAloha Superconcert
KoAloha Tenor
KoAloha Pinapple Sunday
KoAloha Tenor Sceptre
Kanilea Tenor Soundmonster
Kanilea Tenor Gloss
G String Tenor (will sell)
Leolani Tenor Gloss (will sell)
Leolani Tenor Satin
Flea Pineapple Design
Fluke Tenor Hibisucs
Applause UAE148 Tenor (will sell)
Mele Koa Tenor
KPK Tenor

At the end of the day, it seemed a bit excessive to continue my UAS when other things in my life take up so much time. I've been pulling 90 hr work-weeks for the past month or so...it's been ridiculous. Haven't seen an ukulele in the past 2 weeks. T_T

pdxuke
02-23-2011, 02:48 PM
Wow. Compared to some of you, I feel like an amateur!

My collection is in my signature. I've begun thinking almost like a museum--with a permanent collection of "keepers", and ones being evaluated as keepers, and a bunch of novelty ukes that may just pass through, get loaned/ and/or given away. I do also think of my vintage ukes, at least, as "investments." I've bought for condition and tone, and I do think they will hold their value. That's certainly not why I bought them, understand, but I still believe it.

Another collecting principle I've always kept to is the notion of a closed collection: whether it's art, or coins, or books, I limit my collection to a certain number of items owned. My uke collection is currently set at 20. If I reach 20 and want another, one goes out the door. That works for me.

I'm also like John--I've owned many more than the ones listed, but they tend to go out the door fast if they aren't right for me.

Speaking of stash, we call our mad money a "stash," and I'm happy to report that I've reached funding level for my Kamaka pineapple! That's been on the wish list for a while!

ADD
02-23-2011, 05:06 PM
Wow. Compared to some of you, I feel like an amateur!

My collection is in my signature. I've begun thinking almost like a museum--with a permanent collection of "keepers", and ones being evaluated as keepers, and a bunch of novelty ukes that may just pass through, get loaned/ and/or given away. I do also think of my vintage ukes, at least, as "investments." I've bought for condition and tone, and I do think they will hold their value. That's certainly not why I bought them, understand, but I still believe it.

Another collecting principle I've always kept to is the notion of a closed collection: whether it's art, or coins, or books, I limit my collection to a certain number of items owned. My uke collection is currently set at 20. If I reach 20 and want another, one goes out the door. That works for me.

I'm also like John--I've owned many more than the ones listed, but they tend to go out the door fast if they aren't right for me.

Speaking of stash, we call our mad money a "stash," and I'm happy to report that I've reached funding level for my Kamaka pineapple! That's been on the wish list for a while!

That takes discipline, something I've been lacking for the last 2 years.

Also posting to recommend others check out your delightful HUMBLE SONG OFFERINGS. Love everything about your 5 Ft 2. How did you change your voice? Wanted to hear your intros, but had a hard time hearing you talk, you spoke so softly or too far away from the mike.

pdxuke
02-23-2011, 06:04 PM
That takes discipline, something I've been lacking for the last 2 years.

Also posting to recommend others check out your delightful HUMBLE SONG OFFERINGS. Love everything about your 5 Ft 2. How did you change your voice? Wanted to hear your intros, but had a hard time hearing you talk, you spoke so softly or too far away from the mike.

I record in Garageband; it has some vocal effects. Thanks for the kind words!

GX9901
02-23-2011, 06:39 PM
UAS does end. I'm a live example. At the peak, my collection was about 25 pieces as well. Since then, I have scaled back significantly and sold off about half to fund other collections: knives, flashlights, watches, etc. My friends say I'm a hoarder, not a collector.

Off the top of my head, I still have:
Kamaka Soprano
Kamaka Concert
Kamaka Tenor
kamaka Tenor 8 String
KoAloha Superconcert
KoAloha Tenor
KoAloha Pinapple Sunday
KoAloha Tenor Sceptre
Kanilea Tenor Soundmonster
Kanilea Tenor Gloss
G String Tenor (will sell)
Leolani Tenor Gloss (will sell)
Leolani Tenor Satin
Flea Pineapple Design
Fluke Tenor Hibisucs
Applause UAE148 Tenor (will sell)
Mele Koa Tenor
KPK Tenor

At the end of the day, it seemed a bit excessive to continue my UAS when other things in my life take up so much time. I've been pulling 90 hr work-weeks for the past month or so...it's been ridiculous. Haven't seen an ukulele in the past 2 weeks. T_T

Holy crap Jon! I didn't know you have all those ukes! You can sell off many of them to easily fund an, uh, R-brand thingy you've been contemplating. ;)

Chris Tarman
02-23-2011, 06:54 PM
I have 18, about 8 of which I play pretty regularly. There are another 4 or 5 that I play SOMEWHAT regularly. There are 2 that are unplayable, but I like having them. My latest acquisition was my most expensive to date. I feel that I have (mostly) upgraded or filled some specific niche with every purchase (apart from a few odds and ends that I bought because they were just cool, like my 2 old Harmony sopranos). I feel that I can slow way down now. There are a few things I still want though: a Banjo-uke; a custom soprano; a Martin Style 0 (which isn't necessary, but I'd like one); the Martin Style 3 that is hanging on the living room wall of a drummer I know (TORTURE!!!); and maybe a couple more Mainlands, like a Cedar soprano and a mahogany pineapple (to switch up what I have now). Oh, and a K-brand soprano someday, maybe. But I'm MOSTLY done. I could actually be content with the addition of a banjo-uke and a custom soprano. I suppose I'd still buy something now and then though...

experimentjon
02-23-2011, 09:34 PM
Holy crap Jon! I didn't know you have all those ukes! You can sell off many of them to easily fund an, uh, R-brand thingy you've been contemplating. ;)

Haha. Yup. When I started on UU, I had no money and only two Tangis that my dad had bought in the mid 90s but never played. Back then, you even bought me my first UU Shirt since I was a poor high school kid. (Nope, I have not forgotten and am still very grateful.) I thought $20 was a lot of money since that was half-a-month's allowance!

Then, when I graduated from high school, one of my friend's dad, the CFO of a large company in Hawaii hired me as an intern with zero experience in the database stuff that I had to do, and basically all of the money I made went into buying ukes. In those days, and esp through my freshman year in college, the economy was awful, so there were some good deals to be had on Craigslist. (I've only bought four of the high-dollar instruments new, and they're all keepers.) As I continued to work, I continued pouring money into the musical investments, esp since I could play them too and it was fun.

But now, all I do is work. So it makes little sense to hoard all of the ukes other than the definite keepers. Meanwhile, I do wear a watch every day...and I will be working in a client-based business...grad present! :)

Plainsong
02-24-2011, 02:49 PM
And by R-brand thingy, you mean you'd rather have an O-brand thingy with the initial PO and an orange bezel. Fixed that for you. I'm in no way projecting my own wants onto you. ;)

I'd like to think my UAS has an end. Maybe I'm just fooling myself.

thatukuleleguy
02-24-2011, 03:22 PM
25? I am both in awe and jealous. I got my second uke for Christmas this year and pretty soon after realized that I needed another one. Unfortunately, UAS and money don't play well together.

fleadoc
02-24-2011, 04:27 PM
dude you are seriously ill
Not sure if UAS is infectious, autoimmune, or, god forbid -psychiatric
whatever the mechanism of disease you are in fact textbook

marymac
02-24-2011, 04:54 PM
It's not a sickness, it's a joy! I'm currently at 14 ukes. Not planning to expand any more but who knows. Notice the lap steel that I've snuck onto this list? If I get any more stringed instruments it will probably be in that category. Maybe a Sierra 8-string Laptop...

Low G Ukes
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Anakoneke Custom Cat Koa Concert (will arrive tomorrow - 2/25/11)
Black Bear All Spruce Concert
Mike Pereira Pineapple Concert (Mahogany/Redwood)
Kala Solid Acacia Tenor

High G Ukes
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Roy Smeck Vita Uke (1930s)
Boat Paddle Long Neck Soprano (Cocobolo Rosewood/Spruce)
Earnest Stradelele Concert (Curly Mahogany)
Pohaku Concert Deco (Mahogany/Spruce)
Koaloha Soprano
Makala Dolphin (in the car)

Electric Ukes
---------------
Kala U-Bass (Spruce top)
Eleuke Metallic Black Concert Jazz Cutaway
Roland Micro Cube Bass RX

Banjo Ukes
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Mainland Concert Banjo-uke

Lap Steel Guitars
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Mountain Made 6-string Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar with Pickup (tuned to C6)

Ordered but not arrived
-----------------------------
Red Beansprout Concert Banjo-uke - will arrive when it arrives (it's my Zen banjo)

Plainsong
02-24-2011, 11:41 PM
Soprano
The Helsinki Ukulele (Pete Howlett)
Hibiscus Flea

No longer have:
Koaloha pikake soprano
Koaloha standard soprano


Concert
Mainland matte mahogany (Mal)
Eleuke sunburst jazz uke

No Longer have:
MP Koa/maple binding
Kala spruce/lacewood
Pono PCO
Koa Flea
Risa uke stick

Superconcert
Kanilea K1 deluxe (Gaius)

Tenor
Kala Archtop (soon to be back in commission!) (Laura)

No longer have:
Pono PTO
Surf Fluke

Retired:
Aqua blue Kala tenor

GX9901
02-25-2011, 04:52 AM
Three pages into this thread and no pictures posted?

Here's my somewhat outdated stash:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_hMJKe0Vprf4/S6bvNTeA-CI/AAAAAAAABFY/YTbXkWHKVWE/s720/DSC_7846.JPG

The Mainland concert was replaced by these:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_hMJKe0Vprf4/TJGwfM07DmI/AAAAAAAABOw/4FdjRiP8Bxw/s720/DSC_2891.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_hMJKe0Vprf4/TPdDQ1z0E-I/AAAAAAAABTc/vaFZJnVC-P0/s512/DSC04155.JPG

:music:

kendra
02-25-2011, 05:43 AM
25! Wow. I only have 5 - I can't wait to tell my husband that I don't really even have a problem. ;) (He would disagree.)

No photos from the computer I'm at, but I have 5 ukes all named after Star Wars characters:

1. Fluke Skywalker - mango colored concert fluke (named itself, obviously)
2. Vader - Spalted mango Lanakai concert (got him at my first uke fest, which is basically a sci-fi convention for us uke geeks and why I started naming my ukes after Star Wars.)
3. C3PO - Champagne colored Recording King Resonator uke. (3PO being the obvious choice for a metal uke)
4. R2D2 - Soprano Stagg uke with internal pick-up. (Small and electronic - like R2)
5. Billy D - Tenor Mahogany Mainland (named for the actor who played Lando because of it's smooth tone - like Billy D's smooth voice)

I still need a UkuLeia, a Boba Fret, and a Han Soloing uke. Of course, after 2 more uke fests and a trip to Hawaii later in the year, I might be able to fill the whole Cantina!

marymac
02-25-2011, 05:49 AM
25! Wow. I only have 5 - I can't wait to tell my husband that I don't really even have a problem. ;) (He would disagree.)

No photos from the computer I'm at, but I have 5 ukes all named after Star Wars characters:

1. Fluke Skywalker - mango colored concert fluke (named itself, obviously)
2. Vader - Spalted mango Lanakai concert (got him at my first uke fest, which is basically a sci-fi convention for us uke geeks and why I started naming my ukes after Star Wars.)
3. C3PO - Champagne colored Recording King Resonator uke. (3PO being the obvious choice for a metal uke)
4. R2D2 - Soprano Stagg uke with internal pick-up. (Small and electronic - like R2)
5. Billy D - Tenor Mahogany Mainland (named for the actor who played Lando because of it's smooth tone - like Billy D's smooth voice)

I still need a UkuLeia, a Boba Fret, and a Han Soloing uke. Of course, after 2 more uke fests and a trip to Hawaii later in the year, I might be able to fill the whole Cantina!

Good to know there are other scifi geeks here. Love the names!

dsummers
02-25-2011, 02:32 PM
I plan putting pictures up when get someone to assist me as I'm basically a paper pencil and paper guy except what I have to do (like find me a Kamaka tenor). It is nice to know there are others that have flown over the koo koo's nest. Does anyone ever say to you, "why do have so many, you can only play one at a time."

marymac
02-25-2011, 02:33 PM
Does anyone ever say to you, "why do have so many, you can only play one at a time."

All the time. I just laugh. Clearly they have never known the love of good uke.

Chris Tarman
02-25-2011, 03:21 PM
All the time. I just laugh. Clearly they have never known the love of good uke.

My co-workers ask me this all the time. I ask them "How many guns do you own?" and that shuts them right up.

Oops.. I replied with the wrong quote! I MEANT to reply to the the "Does anyone ever say to you, "why do you have so many, you can only play one at a time" " quote.

Plainsong
02-25-2011, 03:35 PM
Good to know there are other scifi geeks here. Love the names!

Hey mine are sci-fi named too, the ones that have names. Mal, Gaius, Laura... two are from the same show and one is now Castle. ;)

marymac
02-25-2011, 07:17 PM
Hey mine are sci-fi named too, the ones that have names. Mal, Gaius, Laura... two are from the same show and one is now Castle. ;)

I know exactly who they are! But Gaius? He was definitely not my favorite character. I remember your previous avatar - how come no Kara in your uke collection? Nothing edgy enough? Loved Firefly too.

Ronnie Aloha
02-25-2011, 08:50 PM
Haha. Yup. When I started on UU, I had no money and only two Tangis that my dad had bought in the mid 90s but never played. Back then, you even bought me my first UU Shirt since I was a poor high school kid. (Nope, I have not forgotten and am still very grateful.) I thought $20 was a lot of money since that was half-a-month's allowance!

Then, when I graduated from high school, one of my friend's dad, the CFO of a large company in Hawaii hired me as an intern with zero experience in the database stuff that I had to do, and basically all of the money I made went into buying ukes. In those days, and esp through my freshman year in college, the economy was awful, so there were some good deals to be had on Craigslist. (I've only bought four of the high-dollar instruments new, and they're all keepers.) As I continued to work, I continued pouring money into the musical investments, esp since I could play them too and it was fun.

But now, all I do is work. So it makes little sense to hoard all of the ukes other than the definite keepers. Meanwhile, I do wear a watch every day...and I will be working in a client-based business...grad present! :)

Glad to hear that your hard work has paid off Jon. Good luck with your career. An R-watch should come soon. If the R is the same one I collect then I have five of them. The O's with the orange bezel are cool (NCIS) and I almost pulled the trigger on one myself. However, I went with an Italian P-watch instead.

As for ukes, I've actually sold two Kamakas off in the past month (Liliu and concert.) They were easy to let go once I got my MB. I'm down to:

KoAloha Concert, 2 crown tenors, soprano, crown super concert, crown tenor Sceptre and spiked bridge Pineapple Sunday.
Kamaka 2 sopranos, tenor
Pono Slot head mahogany
MooreBettah Tenor
Leolani Tenor (Sam's Club)
Kala soprano travel uke
Kanile'a UV tenor

roxhum
02-26-2011, 03:16 AM
I Love all of you crazies suffering from UAS because I have bought most of my ukes at really good prices right here off the UU marketplace!!!

SweetWaterBlue
02-26-2011, 03:58 AM
There is really not a cure, but I find I can find it off temporarily by simply vowing the learn to play the instruments I have well before I get another one. If I could just follow that, I would probably never need another.

My medicine only works for so long. I am picking up another soprano this morning. Sheeesh!!

Plainsong
02-26-2011, 06:31 AM
Gaius redeemed himself I think. :)

But I thought of that name because of the curl on the body. It has dreamy hair. (a line from The Plan) :)

The Kala is jet black... Blackbird... Laura. Also it's sick, so that just fit.

The Mainland is no nonsense, and my days of playing are certainly coming to a middle. :D

I still have a Myamoe on my wishlist, and a Koaloha concert, and if my parents go to Hawaii.. who am I kidding, a Kamaka tenor. I'm still reserving some names. :D

Papa Tom
02-26-2011, 10:22 AM
>>>>The kicker is that I'm not a very good uke player, but boy do I love it.<<<<

That sums it up for me, too. I'm pretty good, but probably one of the most average players on this forum. Still, having been a drummer for so many years - and only being able to keep one or two drum kits at a time - I'm loving the freedom of acquiring a uke any time the whim hits me. Right now, I only have four, but when I start working steadily again, I have a feeling my UAS will kick in full-force.

joeybug
02-26-2011, 12:59 PM
>>>>The kicker is that I'm not a very good uke player, but boy do I love it.<<<<

That sums it up for me, too. I'm pretty good, but probably one of the most average players on this forum. Still, having been a drummer for so many years - and only being able to keep one or two drum kits at a time - I'm loving the freedom of acquiring a uke any time the whim hits me. Right now, I only have four, but when I start working steadily again, I have a feeling my UAS will kick in full-force.

I used to play Oboe so it was less about space and more about cost, my UAS has kicked in since I found the guts to price my next Uke...got 20 already put aside and more will be added this week and hopefully in a couple of months, I'll have a new Uke - number 5 for me! At most it'll take four months!

Ingrate
02-26-2011, 01:34 PM
..here are my 'ukuleles. I love them both. I got my first 'uke ~9 months ago, and have been having a great time learning. The Eleuke's the workhorse, mainly because I can practice w/o tormenting my wife as well as at work. When I want a reward, I play the KoAloha. They're nearly identical is size (even fit the same case), so it's a good learning outfit.

Whenever UAS threatens, I find a new song to learn or study music. It'll be a long time (if ever) before I merit another 'ukulele, and these are great.

21090

Plainsong
02-26-2011, 04:45 PM
I used to play Oboe so it was less about space and more about cost, my UAS has kicked in since I found the guts to price my next Uke...got 20 already put aside and more will be added this week and hopefully in a couple of months, I'll have a new Uke - number 5 for me! At most it'll take four months!

When I was in 6th grade, the band director wanted me to switch to oboe to clarinet. Mom took one look at the cost of reeds and said no way. She forgot about this and now feels bad about that. Like somehow an oboe would have kept me from uke. :)