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Tigeralum2001
03-19-2013, 06:40 PM
It happened! My dream of being a caretaker of a Moore Bettah has come true! As usual, the story is not simple, so many thanks and much aloha go out to dkcrown and markr1.

I reached out to Dana a year ago and asked him that if he was ever going to sell one of his Moore Bettahs, to please keep me in mind. He had no interest in selling. Fast forward to the last few months and he has changed his mind. He offered the uke to Mark, but Mark had seen my threads and my WTB post in the market place and suggested Dana sell it to me. So Dana, being the nice guy that he is, did so. Mahalo nui loa to both!!!

Of course, I immediately took Dana up on his offer. Dana, thank you for letting me join the Moore Bettah family! "Rapunzel" arrived today and is spectacular! I left work early to play her and then it was of to uke lessons for me. I managed to get my instructor, Rodney Takahashi of Ukulele Jams, to play a sound sample. Unfortunately, it was shot with my phone, so the audio quality is lacking (as is the cinematography)

http://youtu.be/Bd1GlWU1fVA

I haven't had time to take my own pictures, so these are pics Dana took. She looks just as good now; she looks brand new!

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Dana and Mark, thanks again for everything! I couldn't be more thrilled!

mm stan
03-19-2013, 06:46 PM
Aloooooha CJ,
Woooooo hooooooo Congratulations Bruddah a dream come true for you....holy moly brah you wen score a great sounding uke bruddah....and mahalo to Dana and Mark to
make your dream come true.....big heart from the bruddahs....wow weee Welcome to the Moore Bettah Ohana happy strummings...have fun and enjoy :)

hawaii 50
03-19-2013, 06:57 PM
Hey CJ you lucky buggah!

Stan that is my teacher Rodney Takahashi(I know he does not visit the UU but thanks Rodney sorry did not get a chance to say bye..got sick before I left) from Ukulele Jams in San Jose..he can play you know he playing CJ's MB upside down right..Lol

in San Jose it was me,CJ,Danny(bkmdano) who just visited 2 weeks ago and Renato(uke42) In the same class..uke 42 can play bruddah..

congrats CJ you lucky buggah! Haha
I just need some luck like you now!

gyosh
03-19-2013, 07:00 PM
Congrats CJ!!!!!

Maybe I'll get to hear a MB this weekend?!

It's amazing Rodney can flip a uke upside down and still play like that!!!!

Dan Uke
03-19-2013, 07:01 PM
That is an awesome uke!!! Dana, that is so generous of you and I love that there aren't that many cutaways. Welcome to the family and now you need to play a video with you playing!!

Tigeralum2001
03-19-2013, 07:02 PM
Congrats CJ!!!!!

Maybe I'll get to hear a MB this weekend?!

It's amazing Rodney can flip a uke upside down and still play like that!!!!

I'm going to try to make it to the Jam and I'll bring this uke, and maybe a Pepe to let people try out (as long as you are not a soundboard strummer, you have have a turn :) ).

If one day I can play half as good as Rodney, that will be a major miracle.

wickedwahine11
03-19-2013, 07:04 PM
Yay! You finally got one, I am so happy for you. And that is my all time favorite Moore Bettah uke that I have ever seen. So my happiness is tinged with jealousy, but I am thrilled for you. :)

hawaii 50
03-19-2013, 07:04 PM
Rodney has to be one of the better playing teachers..for sure in the Bay Area he gots to be..
you lucky buggah,,,,LOL

Canoe Lady
03-19-2013, 07:25 PM
That is an awesome story! Welcome to the family!

Lexxy
03-19-2013, 07:31 PM
Wow. beautiful ukulele.

marymac
03-19-2013, 07:39 PM
Woohoo! So glad you got one! I felt bad about stealing that one from Acoustic Music from your grasp so I'm really happy you were able to get one through the UU community. Alo-ha!

mds725
03-19-2013, 07:52 PM
Congratulations! I'm glad there was some serendipity in your getting an MB. Seems fitting. Enjoy your wonderful new (to you) MB!

NewKid
03-19-2013, 09:28 PM
I'm very happy for you CJ. Congratulations on a uke of a lifetime.

Mahalo,

Don

Wongo
03-19-2013, 10:35 PM
Congratulations on the acquisition of such a lovely ukulele. Enjoy.

LutzSpearo
03-20-2013, 12:31 AM
Congratulations!! I've seen how eagerly you've sought after a Moore Bettah, I'm stoked you found such a beautiful ukulele! And I have to say, it was very classy of the first gentleman to pass on this and point the seller to you. One of the reasons I love this forum, it's full of good people.

guitharsis
03-20-2013, 12:34 AM
Such a beautiful one. Congrats!

dkcrown
03-20-2013, 01:40 AM
Well CJ, Congratulations! Boy, Rodney can sure put that MB through its paces,eh? Welcome to the family and I am happy to have been able to make your dream of MB ownership come true.

Trinimon
03-20-2013, 01:53 AM
WOW! That's one sexy uke man! You're definitely up the bar on future uke purchases! Dang, Rodney rocked it upside down too and I love that Hawaiian tune. You wouldn't happen to have the tabs would ya? :p

teruterubouzu
03-20-2013, 02:15 AM
I saw your earlier post and was sad for you that you had missed out. Seems this beauty was just around the corner. Congratulations!

Markr1
03-20-2013, 02:19 AM
Congratulations CJ! I am very happy for you and knowing your going to get many years of enjoyment from her. It warms my heart to see that you got her.

Hippie Dribble
03-20-2013, 02:28 AM
Congratulations CJ! I am very happy for you and knowing your going to get many years of enjoyment from her. It warms my heart to see that you got her.
well, it warms my heart to know that there are people like you in the world Mark. you're all class mate

caukulele
03-20-2013, 02:44 AM
Congratulations on getting your dream uke! It is a real beauty!

sukie
03-20-2013, 02:55 AM
Welcome to the family!

Gillian
03-20-2013, 05:25 AM
WOW! That's one sexy uke man! You're definitely up the bar on future uke purchases! Dang, Rodney rocked it upside down too and I love that Hawaiian tune. You wouldn't happen to have the tabs would ya? :p

Rodney was playing his version of "Guava Jam". The best tabs I've found are on Dominator's site.
http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/guava_jam.pdf

Newportlocal
03-20-2013, 05:51 AM
Congratulations CJ! So incredibly happy for you! Just wonderful!

Trinimon
03-20-2013, 05:54 AM
Rodney was playing his version of "Guava Jam". The best tabs I've found are on Dominator's site.
http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/guava_jam.pdf

Mahalo! I don't think I have the skills yet to do this justice. I think I need a Moore Bettah to play it on. :)

mo9090x
03-20-2013, 02:40 PM
2nds (or is it 3rds?) to that Eugene and Mark!
Congrats to CJ. Great story, great Aloha spirit. Nice to hear/read.


well, it warms my heart to know that there are people like you in the world Mark. you're all class mate

Nickie
03-20-2013, 04:13 PM
Wow very cool! What a pretty instrument...love that cutaway...I'm still jealous, even though you deserve it!!! (I bet you never sell it)

FreddyMac
03-20-2013, 05:57 PM
nice haul. hope to own one some day