PDA

View Full Version : NUD!!! Finally! And with a bonus!!



Preacher
01-16-2014, 06:10 PM
After several weeks of impatiently waiting, I finally got to visit Nashville, Indiana! And guess what I came home with--

63038

Welcome to the family my new Mainland Mahogany Glossy Tenor!

63039

I spent a LONG time trying to decide between the different woods, glossy or matte, slotted headstock--so many choices. And Mike and Tookta were AMAZING!!! So very patient with me and helpful. After I changed my mind for the fourth time (Cedar or Mahogany), I asked if there was one that was ready to go TODAY! Tookta took the Mahogany and said the frets needed to be smoothed down a bit, but that would only take a few minutes. And off she went with it.

While she did that, Mike and I talked about ukes, the weather, my Kamaka, chickens, coyotes, my 6 children ("Wow! 6?"), strings, and Ukulele Underground ("It's such a great community!"). He looked at my Kamaka and gave me some advice on keeping it healthy. Then I asked him if he might have a "cheap, tough uke, one my kids could learn on." And he dug around and pulled out this:

63040

That's right, I got a Gecko! (And at a great deal, too!)

All in all, it was a wonderful experience. And I got an awesome ukulele. Here's Old Man Kamaka meeting the new younger big brother.

63041

This is a gorgeous looking and sweet sounding instrument.

63042

My fingers are already sore from playing it so much since I got home. Thanks to Mike & Tookta for providing me with a great time and a great ukulele!

(Sorry this got so long. I talk a lot when I get excited!)

Ukulele Eddie
01-16-2014, 08:30 PM
Sounds like a great day!

consitter
01-16-2014, 09:09 PM
It's always great when you get 2 new ukes...especially when it's from Mike and Tookta!

Your sale wouldn't have been complete if Mike didn't give you one of his big bear hugs.

Preacher
01-17-2014, 02:46 AM
Your sale wouldn't have been complete if Mike didn't give you one of his big bear hugs.

Yes indeed! That was how we concluded our business dealings. I am so glad I got to actually visit his store in person. All the great things I'd heard on here about Mike and Tookta are true.

cantsing
01-17-2014, 04:28 AM
Congratulations! I've been enjoying my Mainland mahogany concert (slotted headstock) for 2 and a half years now. I bought it directly from Mainland Mike, but I didn't get the bear hug because I bought it online.

teruterubouzu
01-17-2014, 05:59 AM
Congratulations! I love my Mainland tenor. Now I'm jealous that I didn't go to Indiana and buy it in person. :) sounds like such a fun experience!

rem50
01-17-2014, 06:05 AM
Not that I need another uke but every time I go into the NC Ukulele academy I check to see if they have a mainland tenor. Thankfully (for the owner) Thye go out the door about as fast as they hit the floor. I think I too would like to visit the shop and hand pick one! Congrats! It sounded fun!

peaceweaver3
01-17-2014, 06:59 AM
Congratulations, I remember your waiting! Painful, no? :o

Old Man Kamaka... Priceless! LOL

I had 2 Mainlands for about 2 minutes each. A Gecko and a Chili, then had to give them up, as the original plan was that they were gifts! I still get to play one occasionally, and I'm amazed how the little thing stays in tune! As for customer service, totally agree, Mike and Tookta are great!

Thanks for sharing, and keep enjoying these!

Nickie
01-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Congratulations! Nashville is a really cool town, I use to live there.....I miss it!

Freeda
01-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Congrats!! Mainland is next on my list. Just one more uke and I will be satisfied.

Preacher
01-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Just one more uke and I will be satisfied.

That's a joke, right? :)

UAS never really stops, does it?

BBQUKER
01-19-2014, 03:18 AM
I was wondering if you made to Indiana. Congrads on your purchase. We'll have to get together again.

Dan