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soupy1957
07-30-2013, 11:13 AM
I just ordered THIS one.........got him down to $225.00:

http://bernunzio.com/product/big-island-ukulele-co-u-bt-m-ct-16041/

I haven't told the "wife" yet. I may be living in the garage when I do, so if you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know why.

I wanted a "solid Mahogany" .............

Radio Flyer
07-30-2013, 11:27 AM
tell her it's better spending nights in a bar.

addicted2myuke
07-30-2013, 11:28 AM
If wanting a solid mahogeny ukulele is a disease, I have a disease too. Welcome to your new addiction.

mm stan
07-30-2013, 11:30 AM
Congrats Soup, woo hoo

Skinny Money McGee
07-30-2013, 11:41 AM
tell her it's better spending nights in a bar.

Lol, was just going to say, I pissed that amount away taking the In-laws to dinner a couple nights ago. Should have made dinner for them instead. Could have bought a Fluke I have my eye on.!!

RichM
07-30-2013, 12:20 PM
Yeah, you have two ukes... that's outrageous...how do you sleep at night? ;)

OldePhart
07-30-2013, 01:05 PM
The disease is UAS - there is no known cure - but temporary relief is achieved at each new acquisition...

AKuker
07-30-2013, 01:47 PM
Congrats! Looks great. By the way I've set up my garage pretty well, frig, flat screen and music stand!

PeteyHoudini
07-30-2013, 02:09 PM
tell her it's better spending nights in a bar.

That's a good one! Me likes! hehe

Congrats on the uke!

Petey

vanflynn
07-30-2013, 04:28 PM
Congrats soupy. A solid mahogany Big Island concert with a case for $225 sounds like a great buy to me.

Learn a "special song just for you". I tried it and it sort of helps soften the blow (but that only works once!)

Splash81
07-30-2013, 05:16 PM
That's funny, I was in their store a week or two ago, and I think I played the very uke that you purchased! It was a nice instrument--enjoy it!

mds725
07-30-2013, 07:56 PM
I just tell people that owning and playing ukuleles is my midlife crisis and it's waaaaaaay cheaper than a Ferrari.

Congratulations on your new ukulele. It sounds like you got a deal.

coolkayaker1
07-30-2013, 08:07 PM
"If you give yourself the mahogany ukulele, and really make an effort to hide it from your spouse, you might just find sleeping in the backyard tool shed next to the John Deere to be possible; and even probable!!" -Annon (soupy1957's uu signature)

jcarlos
07-30-2013, 08:59 PM
I have this disesase too haha, im down to 8 ukes at the moment, I cant see myself just choosing one though cause they are all so unique sounding, but I see this as a hobby that is way better than spending money on booze, its so easy to spend $150/weekend when I go out with friends, gas,food, drinks, etc it adds up. So I guess Im saying is dont feel bad :)

Tootler
07-30-2013, 10:16 PM
I got a "what do want that for?" from SWMBO when I got my last uke till I briefly played it when the response was "That is nice!". So don't give up hope. Just play it for her.

soupy1957
07-30-2013, 10:21 PM
Vanflynn: A special song, eh?! Ok, I'm off to learn "It's A Jungle Out There"

soupy1957
07-30-2013, 10:23 PM
In Rochester, New York?

kvehe
07-30-2013, 11:33 PM
Congrats! You're on your way to a "uke family".

coolkayaker1
07-31-2013, 04:38 AM
I have this disesase too haha, im down to 8 ukes at the moment, I cant see myself just choosing one though cause they are all so unique sounding, but I see this as a hobby that is way better than spending money on booze, its so easy to spend $150/weekend when I go out with friends, gas,food, drinks, etc it adds up. So I guess Im saying is dont feel bad :)

I didn't feel badly either when I was in your shoes.

When I started to buy two of every uke I love "just in case they stop making them", that's when the self-loathing started creeping in.

vanflynn
07-31-2013, 05:38 AM
Getting #4 into the door is the tough one. When I got it my wife said "why do you need all those ukuleles?" That meant she stopped counting! From there on it just became a clutter in the corner of the den.

Good luck

Splash81
07-31-2013, 12:43 PM
[QUOTE=soupy1957;1341663]In Rochester, New York?[/QUOTE

Yup, it was my first time in their shop, actually. Pretty cool place!

soupy1957
08-04-2013, 02:40 AM
I found the folks there (long distance, by phone and e-mail) to be quite nice, helpful and considerate. They took the time to look the instrument over "one last time before shipping," put new strings on it.....check it out for any issues (none found). I have a great deal of appreciation for that kind of customer care.

the Big Island Uke is not as flashy as the Mitchell MU 100 is, but it's solid wood, and plays great!

Olarte
08-04-2013, 03:25 AM
I'm on my 24th.... I guess I see them as an investment of a sort. One that I can enjoy by playing them, and eventually, recoup by selling what will by then be "vintage" ukes in excellent condition.