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rem50
02-25-2012, 12:11 PM
My wife sent me on a road trip to wilmington, NC. It is a hour and a half from me and the home of the NC Ukulele Academy! She said if I would do the errand for her that she would buy me a new uke. I am sure my running to the car broke the sound barrier! Anyway, while I was there I played a beautiful used (50's or 60's) gold label Kamaka pineapple (only $395!) I was very tempted but I don't think my uke buying license was issued for that amount :). That led me to play many of the others hanging on the wall. I fell in love with this cigar box uke made by the proprietor of NCUA Kent Knorr. It is soprano in size but huge in sound. I have always wanted one but have never seen one first hand. Pics do not do it justice. It is a sweet little uke that I am looking forward to putting many hours of playing on!
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rem50
02-25-2012, 12:13 PM
sorry I did not know how to post pics better.

mm stan
02-25-2012, 12:20 PM
congrats on your new cigarbox uke..and it must have been a fun trip there..yup pic's don't work..awe

GinnyT11
02-25-2012, 12:23 PM
Love your story, Rem! Is anything sweeter than uke love?

We're a couple hours from UkeAcademy and are waiting for a good day to check out Kent's inventory.

rem50
02-25-2012, 02:02 PM
I will try to repost pictures;34318343193432034321

rem50
02-25-2012, 02:04 PM
Love your story, Rem! Is anything sweeter than uke love?

We're a couple hours from UkeAcademy and are waiting for a good day to check out Kent's inventory.
It will be well worth the trip! Get on his mailing list and go to a monthly jam session!

hibiscus
02-25-2012, 02:21 PM
Congratulations~ such fun!

rem50
02-25-2012, 04:48 PM
thanks!It is a blast!

dkcrown
02-26-2012, 01:41 AM
Nice choice Dean. Does your wife have any other "errands" that she needs done? Specifically in the state of MA? I would be happy to volunteer my services.

rem50
02-26-2012, 10:40 AM
If she does,I am running them but you can bet I wouldn't think twice about that gold label kamaka if I had to encounter snow! Ha!

PhilUSAFRet
02-26-2012, 11:58 AM
Congrats! That Kamaka sounded like a good deal though. If I ever get a Kamaka soprano, the pineapple is the only one I want.

rem50
02-26-2012, 01:40 PM
Call Kent @ NCUA and see what he can do for you. It was a beaut!

douginnc
02-26-2012, 02:26 PM
Uh, Dean .... that's a sneaky way out of your idea (threat?) to make your own CBU! LMAO!

Fun post! Your writing is as engaging as your singing. :)

Doug

rem50
02-27-2012, 07:23 AM
Thanks Doug. :)