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BIGDB
04-10-2012, 06:55 PM
Im looking for a ukulele shop that will have a tenor I live In corona near orange county

Please help

Dan Uke
04-10-2012, 06:56 PM
Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach

Jcollazo
04-10-2012, 07:20 PM
I agree! Good selection, advice and accessories.

BIGDB
04-10-2012, 07:36 PM
So I can just drive there and play them?

janeray1940
04-10-2012, 07:41 PM
So I can just drive there and play them?

Yes! Island Bazaar is GREAT for that, the first time I went there I probably spent 2 hours trying out ukes (and not buying, since what I went there for in the first place was out of stock). Friendly, helpful folks.

salukulady
04-10-2012, 08:07 PM
So I can just drive there and play them?
You can touch them, feel them and lick them. Shirley's the owner and Dans her right hand man. Tell them you were referred by Sally. And tell them you heard about them on UU.

BIGDB
04-11-2012, 09:48 PM
You can touch them, feel them and lick them. Shirley's the owner and Dans her right hand man. Tell them you were referred by Sally. And tell them you heard about them on UU.

So I literally lick them?

PoiDog
04-12-2012, 04:45 AM
So I literally lick them?

It's really the only way to be sure it's the right uke for you.

salukulady
04-12-2012, 05:18 AM
....and don't forget to smell the hole!

kirbo
04-12-2012, 05:23 AM
....and don't forget to smell the hole!

ewww. I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that before.:p

gyosh
04-12-2012, 05:44 AM
So I literally lick them?

The only sure fire way to tell authentic koa from it's acacia cousins! You should get the earth tones of poi, with a bit of the sourness of Li Hing and a lingering of Spam at the finish.

salukulady
04-12-2012, 06:58 AM
ewww. I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that before.:pEddy Finn ukes are scented with pineapple and coconut on the inside.

salukulady
04-12-2012, 06:59 AM
The only sure fire way to tell authentic koa from it's acacia cousins! You should get the earth tones of poi, with a bit of the sourness of Li Hing and a lingering of Spam at the finish.

This man knows his K brands.

Pueo
04-12-2012, 07:13 AM
I was going to mention Island Bazaar but everyone beat me to it. Please support that shop, Shirley and Dan do a lot for the ukulele community as well. It is a great place to try out a number of different brands and sizes, and you can join a group and get lessons there too, but I realize it's a trek from Corona. You might want to try going on a Tuesday or Thursday in the afternoon, trying and playing ukuleles, and then staying for the jam. Tuesday is Hawaiian music night.

BIGDB
04-12-2012, 10:44 PM
Thanks everyone. going today