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skip
03-12-2014, 11:22 AM
64814finally got around to photographing some of my ukuleles.
Mainly Martins and Kumalaes,with a couple of Akais thrown in.
Best sounding? Probably an early 2M Martin,although the Akais are pretty good.
Most valuable? The plain Kumalae soprano on the extreme left of the photo. It belonged to my Grandmother,who played it in a hawaiian trio here in Australia in the 1920s.
when i was a kid,it hung on her living room wall,and i was always trying to drag a chair over to get at it,but she never let me take it down.
When she died,she left it to me in her will.
Market value? maybe $400.
I wouldnt take ten times that for it.64813

Camsuke
03-12-2014, 11:33 AM
Really nice collection Skip! I love the story about your Grandmother and her Kumalae, thanks for sharing.

KevinV
03-12-2014, 11:35 AM
What a beautiful collection. I'm in awe. Very nice.

Skinny Money McGee
03-12-2014, 11:43 AM
Awesome!, thanks for sharing this

JamieWG
03-12-2014, 12:50 PM
They're beautiful! It's so nice to see them all out like that. How do you store them? Do you keep them in cases, or hung up in a humidified room? Do they all get played?

PhilUSAFRet
03-12-2014, 01:28 PM
Great collection, nice story. Thanks for sharing

kvehe
03-12-2014, 02:56 PM
Lovely uke family!

Nickie
03-12-2014, 03:13 PM
wow, beautiful! envious.....

Ukejenny
03-12-2014, 04:11 PM
Very beautiful. I think my vote has to go to your Grandmother's uke. It is beautiful and also has a beautiful story.