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GKK
08-21-2011, 09:24 AM
I just had a disappointing realization...

Since learning the Ukulele, I've always bought quality brands such as Kala and Pono (used) not wanting to ever spend more than $300 just because I never wanted to be selfish wth this hobby over my family priorities.

I always bought or looked at affordable quality solid wood Tenor alternatives such as Kala's and Kanile'a Islander but, what I always come back to is the Kamaka HF3 Tenor! This Ukulele is Awesome! I like the Koa Wood, Head stock design and logo, simple bridge design, company reputation and sound!...

I just realized I will never spend the money to buy a Kamaka (just feel guilty spending so, much when I could use the money for vacations or helping out one of my grown kids). I own a very nice Kala Tenor spruce top which I like a lot but, just doesn't have that Kamaka tone.

My dream is to go to a garage sale and find a used Kamaka tenor the owner knows nothing about and buy it for a few bucks! Even then, I'll probably feel guilty and tell the owner what it's really worth.

My wife and I are going to Oahu next month to celebrate our 25th wedding Anniversary and I know she'll let me buy whatever Ukulele I want but, I'm just going to stick to window shopping and being happy with what I have.

Does anyone else feel this way?...

Dan Uke
08-21-2011, 09:42 AM
I just had a disappointing realization...

Since learning the Ukulele, I've always bought quality brands such as Kala and Pono (used) not wanting to ever spend more than $300 just because I never wanted to be selfish wth this hobby over my family priorities.

I always bought or looked at affordable quality solid wood Tenor alternatives such as Kala's and Kanile'a Islander but, what I always come back to is the Kamaka HF3 Tenor! This Ukulele is Awesome! I like the Koa Wood, Head stock design and logo, simple bridge design, company reputation and sound!...

I just realized I will never spend the money to buy a Kamaka (just feel guilty spending so, much when I could use the money for vacations or something with the family). I own a very nice Kala Tenor spruce top which I like a lot but, just doesn't have that Kamaka tone.

My dream is to go to a garage sale and find a used Kamaka tenor the owner knows nothing about and buy it for a few bucks! Even then, I'll probably feel guilty and tell the owner what it's really worth.

My wife and I are going to Oahu next month to celebrate our 25th wedding Anniversary and I know she'll let me buy whatever Ukulele I want but, I'm just going to stick to window shopping and being happy with what I have.

Does anyone else feel this way?...

NOOO!!! I used to feel like that with everything I purchased after getting married but I realized the joy I get playing is multilplied by my wife's joy in listening. Secondly, I've sold many of my past interests and in essence, I didn't spend new money...at least not yet. For ME, ukes are cheaper than guitars and camera equipment so my wife can't complain. LOL

Is the uke your passion now or just a hobby? Have you had many hobbies in the past that didn't last? What expensive toys do you have that you can sell to decrease the guilt of purchasing a high quality uke?

Kanaka916
08-21-2011, 09:44 AM
Congrats on your 25th! With all the instruments available in the 50th, not buying anything is gonna be quite difficult and I'm sure you'll have fun window shopping. Just my dos cents, something is gonna leap at ya and resistance will be futile. Over the past couple years, I had a number of chances to get a Kamaka HF-3 and recently, finally got one. During that time I also did my share of window shopping and ran across many instruments I would've loved to have. Coulda, shoulda, woulda . . . just the way things go.

I think it's everyone's dream to find a gem at a garage/rummage sale and the owner not knowing or having any knowledge of the item. If that ever happened to me, I don't know what I'd do. Seriously . . .

GKK
08-21-2011, 09:58 AM
Thanks, for the congrats.

The Ukulele is my passion and I will never stop learning/playing it. Once I start something I usually stick with it.

I've bought expensive motorcycle's and other things in the past only to sell them later due to finally listening to my wife and not wanting to risk hurting myself. I could sell my Getzen silver plated Trumpet but, my dad bought me that when I was in high school and it has sentimental value.

For now, I'll just enjoy listening to others with Kamaka's and enjoy the chase of finding an inexpensive used one.

gyosh
08-21-2011, 10:03 AM
I felt the exact same way especially with a four year old. I always put things I wanted on the back burner to buy stuff for my son instead, or like you, things that would benefit my whole family. On our vacation to Kauai (I bought a time-share when I was still single), I was in Larry's music experiencing Kamaka envy so much so that I had one picked out that I would purchase when my teacher salary magically increased. A beautiful curly koa. The next day I came back to our room after swimming with my son for a few hours to find the ukulele propped up on the bed, basking in all it's K brand glory. The note on the fret-bored was from my wife and son saying how much they appreciated that I always put them before my own personal wants. The letter lives in the case of the BEST Kamaka HF-3 EVER, and I think about it every time I play.

I'm pretty sure you can buy it without guilt.

-Gary

mds725
08-21-2011, 10:09 AM
I felt the exact same way especially with a four year old. I always put things I wanted on the back burner to buy stuff for my son instead, or like you, things that would benefit my whole family. On our vacation to Kauai (I bought a time-share when I was still single), I was in Larry's music experiencing Kamaka envy so much so that I had one picked out that I would purchase when my teacher salary magically increased. A beautiful curly koa. The next day I came back to our room after swimming with my son for a few hours to find the ukulele propped up on the bed, basking in all it's K brand glory. The note on the fret-bored was from my wife and son saying how much they appreciated that I always put them before my own personal wants. The letter lives in the case of the BEST Kamaka HF-3 EVER, and I think about it every time I play.

I'm pretty sure you can buy it without guilt.

-Gary

What a wonderful story.

triggerman
08-21-2011, 10:42 AM
I just got my Kamaka HF-3 a few weeks ago. I felt the same way as you. I was able to find a used one on ebay that I got for about $800. A little risky since I wasn't able to play it in advance, but I am very happy with it. I was in Honolulu last week and went to several stores looking at Kamakas. When you're there check out The Ukebox located
in Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki and is owned by Jake Shimabukuro's brother Bruce Shimabukuro. I would also go to the the uke store located in the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
That store had a couple really nice HF-3s.
Congrats on the 25th and have fun in HI and get a Kamaka and sing Don Williams "You're my best friend" to your wife in Hono.

byjimini
08-21-2011, 11:01 AM
I used to think exactly like this, then I found that KoAloha Sceptre and suddenly it all made sense.

Besides, I'm not *purchasing* ukes, I'm investing in them - I go busking and have paid gigs (not many, but still...), so they're paying their way at least.

Go and get what you lust for - at least if you get it and it's not what you're after, you'll sleep easy afterwards. It's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved before, right?

dkcrown
08-21-2011, 01:10 PM
Since I have taken up the ukulele, I have never thought that way. I have always placed my kids interests and needs before mine. But now I treat myself to uke purchases without guilt, but only because I can afford it. I have not taken a vacation in 4 years, but that is about to change also.

We live in such a guilt ridden society that when we treat ourselves to something nice, we have second thoughts about it. Why? Anyting that improves my mental being helps my family out by alowing me to be a better provider and Father.

If you can afford it, go for it. If not, then I'm sure the Kala will be just fine.

GinnyT11
08-21-2011, 01:26 PM
Yes, yes, yes---go looking for ukes in Hawaii! And don't just go window-shopping!

My husband and I went there on vacation, and looking for a special one to bring home became a theme of the trip. (See this thread: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?48570-My-Hawaiian-Uke-Hunt&highlight=i%27iwi). But an additional benefit of the uke focus on our trip was that it rekindled my own interest.

I'd been a beginner player for several months before my husband eclipsed me--he has an ear, plus more talent and musicality than I'll ever have and I couldn't play Camptown Races when he was finger-picking Stardust. But after our uke-search vacation, I started playing again and bought a Pono mahogany soprano. I just went into another room and played what I could, even though I couldn't keep an even tempo. But they're not kidding when they say that practice helps. (So does Uncle Rod's Ukulele Boot Camp!) Now, three months later, my strumming is better, I've got a good many chords memorized, and I can sing in tune with a few songs in the key of C.

I adore the unusual and special concert uke my husband found on that trip, and I love to hear him play it and see how happy it makes him. A quality instrument is a wonderful 25th-anniversary present, and I think you should consider buying one. Kamakas are great, but there are many fine tenors, so look widely...you might be surprised.

GKK
08-21-2011, 02:36 PM
When in Oahu next month, I'm not even sure if I want to take the Kamaka factory tour, because the pressure might be to much for me too, handle!...

Yes, GT3T11 I've enjoyed reading your very informative and thorough uke shopping experience, thank you for posting it. I find if any store has a bad vibe, I won't purchase anything there even if it's exactly what I want.

We stayed at the Pacific Beach hotel in 2005 but, I don't think the UkeBox was there yet. I would've liked to meet Bruce or Jake!

Thanks, for all the encouraging words!...

janeray1940
08-21-2011, 02:47 PM
When in Oahu next month, I'm not even sure if I want to take the Kamaka factory tour, because the pressure might be to much for me too, handle!...

Thanks, for all the encouraging words!...

The factory tour is pretty safe when it comes to temptation: you can't actually walk out with a uke in hand. Oh yeah, you can *order* one and get it in a month or so, but somehow that isn't the same.

When I took the tour in February I fell in love with the little pineapple uke they had on display. I begged and pleaded for them to sell it to me, but they wouldn't budge.

I ended up buying one a couple months later at a shop close to home, but that's a whole other story...

Anyway, don't let UAS (or specifically KTUAS, Kamaka Tenor Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome, which I am afflicted with also) stop you from taking the tour!

PhilUSAFRet
08-21-2011, 03:15 PM
Yeah, I pretty much feel the same way, and I can afford it. But.....if my wife and I were going to Hawaii for our Golden Wedding Anniversary in November, I'd definately pull the trigger on my dream uke (I'd have to make up my mind quick), especially if I know she would fully support the purchase. I believe if you don't, you may regret it for a long time, perhaps even develop some resentment that you didn't. People are funny. Have a great trip and pick out a beauty. The past is just a memory, the future just a dream....all you have is NOW!

mds725
08-21-2011, 03:34 PM
I know your post is more about having reservations about spending so much money on an ukulele than it is about where in Hawaii to spend it, but I thought my threads about my shopping adventure this past April on Oahu and Kauai might be helpful. I had gone to hawaii with the goal of buying a Kamaka tenor if I found one I liked (I did), so my situation was a little different. But these threads might help you allocate your window shopping time, and if you're lucky, you may find an ukulele that your wife wants you to have. :)

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?45154-My-great-ukulele-shopping-adventure

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?45988-My-Great-Ukulele-Hawaiian-Shopping-Adventure-The-Saga-Continues-...

AetherBlue
08-21-2011, 05:49 PM
I think you should get it. I mean, if you buy it and play it for the rest of your life then it's great investment. The sound and feel of higher end instruments really inspire people to play more. Besides even if you end up feeling guilty or quit someday. You could always sell it, K brands hold their value pretty well.

GKK
08-21-2011, 05:56 PM
Thanks, mds725 for your shopping reviews!

Although I would love to go to every Ukulele shop I see, buying a Kamaka Ukulele is not going to be the primary reason for our Hawaii vacation. If I happen to visit a Ukulele shop and see a Kamaka HF-3 for $300, I'll buy it otherwise I'll just keep dreaming!..

AetherBlue, It is good to know that a Kamaka HF-3 would be a good investment and it would really hold onto it's value. I'd rather have one Kamaka than 10 non K-brand Ukulele's!...

janeray1940
08-21-2011, 06:01 PM
Thanks, for all the great shopping reviews!

Although I would love to go to every Ukulele shop I see, buying a Kamaka Ukulele is not going to be the primary reason for our Hawaii vacation. If I happen to visit a Ukulele shop and see a Kamaka HF-3 for $300 I'll buy it! Otherwise I'll just keep dreaming!..

Don't forget to check Craigslist Hawaii during the weeks leading up to your trip. I've seen a few Kamaka tenors listed for... well, not $300, but around $600. Or, hey, just keep dreaming. Dreaming is fun :)

GKK
08-21-2011, 06:17 PM
Thanks, for the tip Janeray!

I didn't even think about the Hawaii Craigslist. My brother lives in Waipahu and I could ask him to check out a Kamaka if I ever do find one!

rasputinsghost
08-21-2011, 06:38 PM
honestly what i found out was that those inexpensive ukes that you like end up adding up to about a K brand anyway, and 1 really good instrument trumps 8.

Gillian
08-21-2011, 07:08 PM
Thanks, for the tip Janeray!

I didn't even think about the Hawaii Craigslist. My brother lives in Waipahu and I could ask him to check out a Kamaka if I ever do find one!

Send this guy an email. He listed it in July so it might be sold by now, but ya never know!

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/msg/2493042971.html

GX9901
08-21-2011, 08:26 PM
I just had a disappointing realization...

Since learning the Ukulele, I've always bought quality brands such as Kala and Pono (used) not wanting to ever spend more than $300 just because I never wanted to be selfish wth this hobby over my family priorities.


I'm curious as to why you cap your ukulele spending at $300? Is that the maximum amount you can afford spend on a uke without sacrificing family obligations? For example, if you were to spend the $1k on an HF-3, would that prevent you from making any payments or keep food off the table for your family? Or is that $300 limit an arbitrary ceiling you came up with? If it's the former, obviously you should not be thinking about buying an HF-3, but if it's the latter (or something like that), perhaps you could do some detailed analysis on how exactly would buying the HF-3 impact your family expense. Maybe you could save up the amount over time for it and not have it impact your family budget? I'm all for conservative budgeting and saving money (hard to believe if you look at my sig, but it's true), but I don't think it's hard to figure out if you can reasonably afford something. I've always advocated buying the best ukulele you can afford, whether it's a Mahalo or Kamaka, because I think you'd be short changing yourself otherwise.

Anyway, just pitching in my two cents. Please enjoy your upcoming Oahu trip and playing the ukulele, whether or not it ultimately end up being a Kamaka.

blab
08-21-2011, 11:18 PM
My wife and I are going to Oahu next month to celebrate our 25th wedding Anniversary and I know she'll let me buy whatever Ukulele I want but, I'm just going to stick to window shopping and being happy with what I have.
Buying a ukulele on vacation would make it such a good memory of this anniversary. I'd try to find out how my wife feels about it. This would be your "Anniversary Ukulele".

Anyway, you have to get more creative with the math. :) If you buy the Kamaka, play it for 5 years and sell it, this would cost you about $8 per month. Would $4 a month make a significant difference for your kids? If yes, don't buy it.

Michael_
08-22-2011, 01:48 AM
When my son was born last december, I bought a Kamaka soprano for "him". When he's 4 I guess I might have to pass it down to him. But with some hope he likes the guitar better and I can keep it ;)

If your family likes the ukulele, just buy the HF-3 for the family.

rem50
08-22-2011, 04:13 AM
Since it is a priority issue you can do what I do. I have a jar and empty my change in it every night. I usually have a few hundred "extra" bucks every 6 months-ish. I know it would take some time but it's something you can do while you are "dreaming". Before you know it you'll have the money. :)

Mandarb
08-22-2011, 05:05 AM
what I always come back to is the Kamaka HF3 Tenor! This Ukulele is Awesome! I like the Koa Wood, Head stock design and logo, simple bridge design, company reputation and sound!...

That is exactly why I bought a Kamaka HF-3 shortly after I started playing the ukulele. I bought it without any guilt. I do not spend any money on "luxury" items for myself - my family comes first. But if all the bills are payed and I have the money - why not....the opportunity might not be there at some time in the future. I am grateful to have a job in this tough economy.

Have a good vacation.

csibona
08-22-2011, 05:25 AM
I don't think I would have purchased my ukulele without my wife's encouragement. Luckily she pretty much forced my hand and told me to pull the trigger and get the ukulele that I liked. I'm glad I have the ukulele I bought that day.

GKK
08-22-2011, 05:45 AM
I'm curious as to why you cap your ukulele spending at $300?

I just think $300 is reasonable enough for a quality Ukulele. The reason I feel guilty is because my wife is very content with everything and I'm the one always spending money on everything from Car stuff, Audio equipment, Aquarium Fish, new Furniture etc...

My wife is happy when she buys a new bottle of hand lotion or gets her hair done! My hobbies are all very costly and I'm always spending $$$ for expensive parts or equipment. Money is not the issue, it's the selfishness I feel. Don't get me wrong, I do spend money on my wife, she has a new car and I have to force her to take some cash just to have in her purse.

When I started this post, I told myself I'm just not going to ever spend $1000 on a Kamaka ever but, after reading all the encouraging words here, As an investment a Kamaka makes sense!... Thanks everyone!

Lancejt
08-22-2011, 06:30 AM
Enablers... All of you... haha

Ron98GT
08-22-2011, 08:28 AM
Congrat's on the 25th, we just did our 27th.

O'yeah, get the Kamaka. It's something to enjoy the rest of your life, thru good times & bad. If you amortize it out over the rest of your life, it's a cheap way to put a smile on your face. And if you buy it in Hawaii on your 25th, you and your wife will remember your anniversary and your trip everytime you play it or even look at it.

Ron98GT
08-22-2011, 08:35 AM
The factory tour is pretty safe when it comes to temptation: you can't actually walk out with a uke in hand. Oh yeah, you can *order* one and get it in a month or so, but somehow that isn't the same.

When I took the tour in February I fell in love with the little pineapple uke they had on display. I begged and pleaded for them to sell it to me, but they wouldn't budge.

I ended up buying one a couple months later at a shop close to home, but that's a whole other story...

Anyway, don't let UAS (or specifically KTUAS, Kamaka Tenor Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome, which I am afflicted with also) stop you from taking the tour!

When I talked to Kamaka about 5/6 weeks ago, they said that they sell ukes in the store that you can take home. I don't know if it's hit-or-miss, if they have one you can buy it or if not then not, because I didn't ask?

kalmario
08-22-2011, 04:03 PM
if I brought a brand new uke on a 25th aniversity trip i would leave it till the last day, otherwise i would spend all my time playing the uke instead of spending time with the good lady.

what other ukes do you have? if you sell them off will that make a dent into the kamaka price? it's not so bad if you have a clean out, and raise some coin to offset the uke cost. I cleaned out my garage once and raised $1200 towards a guitar i was 'investing in at the time'. worth a thought

Cliff

itsme
08-22-2011, 05:03 PM
I just realized I will never spend the money to buy a Kamaka (just feel guilty spending so, much when I could use the money for vacations or helping out one of my grown kids).
You're going to Hawaii for your 25th anniversary. I'd say that's a pretty nice vacation. :)

As far as helping out your grown kids, with what? They're grown and on their own. Time to cut the apron strings and let them sink or swim. That may sound cold, but if you keep "helping" them with things they otherwise can't afford, well, it can come to be an expectation. Save it for when they really need help, and then make it a loan, not a gift. Unless it's like Christmas or their birthday, and then if it were me on the receiving end, I'd think a new set of much-needed tires or such would make an absolutely awesome gift. :)


The reason I feel guilty is because my wife is very content with everything and I'm the one always spending money on everything from Car stuff, Audio equipment, Aquarium Fish, new Furniture etc...
Be grateful you have a wife who is not a spendthrift but yet doesn't mind you buying things for yourself. :)

I'm an atypical female who hates shopping, isn't into clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry, makeup, etc. Sometimes my husband will offer to buy me something, and I'll just say, "No, I don't really need it."

But I am up to six ukes, and looking for a soprano Flea. He said he'd buy me one for my b-day, so I'm looking, but I wouldn't ask him to pay more than I'd be willing to pay.

Gillian
08-22-2011, 05:16 PM
"I'm an atypical female who hates shopping, isn't into clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry, makeup, etc. Sometimes my husband will offer to buy me something, and I'll just say, "No, I don't really need it."

But I am up to six ukes, and looking for a soprano Flea. He said he'd buy me one for my b-day, so I'm looking, but I wouldn't ask him to pay more than I'd be willing to pay."

You and me, both! I'm no fashion plate either. I've got wrinkles after living on this Earth for 57 years and don't give them a second thought (although I do moisturize...), I get my handbags from Marshall's or Ross, and my makeup and hair colour is whatever is on sale at CVS. BUT...

I just ordered my eighth ukulele, an Eleuke pineapple, from a local music store (gotta keep the brick and mortars, who provide the jobs, in business). I'm looking forward to seeing what wonderful sounds it'll make coming through my Roland and Crate amps.

Sorry for the derail...

Trinimon
08-22-2011, 05:31 PM
if I brought a brand new uke on a 25th aniversity trip i would leave it till the last day, otherwise i would spend all my time playing the uke instead of spending time with the good lady.

Cliff

OR, if you get it sometime during your trip, on one special night there, order up some room service and get a little romantic with a serenade and spark things up! :D

That should buy you enough "good" credits with the wifey to plunk away for the rest of the trip. lol

itsme
08-22-2011, 05:36 PM
You and me, both! I'm no fashion plate either. I've got wrinkles after living on this Earth for 57 years and don't give them a second thought (although I do moisturize...), I get my handbags from Marshall's or Ross, and my makeup and hair colour is whatever is on sale at CVS. BUT...

I just ordered my eighth ukulele, an Eleuke pineapple...

Sorry for the derail...
Dang, Gillian, you and I sound like twin daughters from different mothers! I'm also 57. :eek:

At our age, we deserve to have some battle scars. I ain't buying into plastic surgery or botox to meet anyone else's expectations of a youthful appearance. I also dress pretty conservatively. It always makes me go "ewwww!" when I see some whale rocking the spandex.

Gillian
08-22-2011, 06:46 PM
Dang, Gillian, you and I sound like twin daughters from different mothers! I'm also 57. :eek:

At our age, we deserve to have some battle scars. I ain't buying into plastic surgery or botox to meet anyone else's expectations of a youthful appearance. I also dress pretty conservatively. It always makes me go "ewwww!" when I see some whale rocking the spandex.

Rocking the spandex:D... I was in LA recently visiting my daughter (UCLA) and wanted to see what Venice was all about. I took a photo of a store front called "Botox on the Beach".

Next time I'm in LA, where's a good uke store to spend some time in? I'll try to bring this thread back to the OP and ask "Do they sell Kamaka Tenors?":)

itsme
08-22-2011, 07:33 PM
Next time I'm in LA, where's a good uke store to spend some time in? I'll try to bring this thread back to the OP and ask "Do they sell Kamaka Tenors?":)
McCabe's in Santa Monica is fairly near the beach, and I hear they actually do have Kamakas. :)

GKK
08-23-2011, 12:18 PM
what other ukes do you have? if you sell them off will that make a dent into the kamaka price? Cliff

I already sold my Pono and an Exotic Mahogany Kala Tenor.

I still might purchase another Ukulele just because it's a good remembrance of our anniversary but, it won't be a $1100 Kamaka I'm sure.

At our 25 Anniversary party, I gave my wife a silver Plumeria Flower Lei ring which she really liked and then she said, I'm going to buy you something in Hawaii and I already know what it is! I hope she's reading my mind!...

janeray1940
08-23-2011, 12:23 PM
McCabe's in Santa Monica is fairly near the beach, and I hear they actually do have Kamakas. :)

Oh, do they ever. And there was at least one tenor in stock as of last night :)

Ron98GT
08-23-2011, 12:32 PM
I already sold my Pono and an Exotic Mahogany Kala Tenor.

I still might purchase another Ukulele just because it's a good remembrance of our anniversary but, it won't be a $1100 Kamaka I'm sure.

At our 25 Anniversary party, I gave my wife a silver Plumeria Flower Lei ring which she really liked and then she said, I'm going to buy you something in Hawaii and I already know what it is! I hope she's reading my mind!...

Does she know you want a Kamaka? Have you dropped any hints?

GKK
08-23-2011, 02:43 PM
Does she know you want a Kamaka? Have you dropped any hints?

Yes, my wife knows about Kamaka ukulele's but, I really wouldn't want her to buy one for me on our anniversary unless she would let me buy something for her of the same value.

If I never get a Kamaka, I'll be just fine!...

Russ
08-26-2011, 03:17 PM
Words of Wisdom:
A few years back I was at the Mele store on Maui. Picked up a nice koa tenor with a pick-up...I play guitar, but never played a uke. There's a guy who hangs out there named Peter (maybe you guys from Maui know him) and he showed me the deal (same as bottom 4 strings of a guitar, but tuned up a 4th). I'm loving the sound and it has a nice Fishman pick-up that sounded great, but jeezlouise, like $600 bucks and I'm thinking I don't need to be spending $600....then Peter says words that have informed and directed my consumer spending ever since:

"You buy dat, you nehvuh regret; You don't buy dat, you regret."

Using that same logic, I also ended up with a Kamaka Tenor..beautiful instrument that the owner of Bounty Music set on my lap and let me marinate in.....SOLD!!!!

So, go play a bunch of ukes, and when one speaks to you, you'll know it.
You buy dat, you nehvuh regret.

Cheers