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SamWise
12-23-2008, 12:20 AM
Y'all know that I got into this through writing an article for Acoustic, reviewing 14 ukes. I got totally hooked, but I had almost NO money, so for the intervening months, I've been playing a 13 Mahalo, where the intonation is not exactly bang on, even after some bridge filing and nut cutting. Anyhow, my Dad gave me and the missus a nice little cash Christmas present, and my half is enough to buy a Moana all-maple soprano, which was the one I fell in love with when reviewing. Of course, it's a little close to Christmas, so I'm sure I won't actually get it for a week or two, but hey, I'm excited!

deach
12-23-2008, 12:46 AM
Cool Sam! Can't wait to hear it.

UKISOCIETY
12-23-2008, 03:45 AM
...Anyhow, my Dad gave me and the missus a nice little cash Christmas present, and my half is enough to buy a Moana all-maple soprano, which was the one I fell in love with when reviewing. Of course, it's a little close to Christmas, so I'm sure I won't actually get it for a week or two, but hey, I'm excited!

Congrats! Enjoy the anticipation, which is fun too!

Plainsong
12-23-2008, 04:34 AM
Another very ukulele Christmas. We need to make the TV movie. :)

Congrats!

SamWise
12-23-2008, 04:37 AM
Just ordered it! Leant on my journalistic standing a bit, and got a discount. Not much, but they gave me a tenner off, and threw in a gig bag.

Pippin
12-23-2008, 09:33 AM
Just ordered it! Leant on my journalistic standing a bit, and got a discount. Not much, but they gave me a tenner off, and threw in a gig bag.

Samwise, enjoy the new ukulele.

Pippin

B!rch
12-24-2008, 12:14 PM
Wow Irony... Pippin wishing samwise gamgee enjoyment with a new ukulele.

salukulady
12-24-2008, 04:37 PM
Wow Irony... Pippin wishing samwise gamgee enjoyment with a new ukulele.aarghhh! Hobbits with ukuleles,....too many possible jokes.....

Plainsong
12-24-2008, 05:00 PM
And then there's our own resident Howlin' Hobbit...

It's like LOTR, but now with more ukulele....


and cowbell.

DeG
12-24-2008, 05:02 PM
Need more Cowbell!!! Congrats...hope we get to see/hear your new uke real soon!!!

B!rch
12-24-2008, 05:05 PM
LoTR ukes yey

now with ent-wood fretboards

Pippin
12-25-2008, 06:43 AM
Yes, Hobbits and Ukes, and if you are wondering, the sopranino is a nice Hobbit-sized uke.

SamWise
12-25-2008, 10:57 AM
As you can imagine, with Sam Wise being my real name, I have NEVER heard any of these jokes before......:D

salukulady
12-25-2008, 03:02 PM
Yes, Hobbits and Ukes, and if you are wondering, the sopranino is a nice Hobbit-sized uke.Here's a hobbit playing one...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqskh0HgQ1Q

ricdoug
12-27-2008, 01:35 PM
Very cool, Sam. Can't wait to see your review! Ric