Recent content by kvehe

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    NUD: KoAloha Opio tenor

    Yes, it’s a NUD, but my main purpose in posting is to call attention to an awesome ukulele shop in Highland Park, Illinois (north suburban Chicago): Aloha City Ukes. I have no affiliation with them, other than being a wildly happy customer. https://alohacityukes.com/ Matt was so helpful, and...
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    Aaron Keim is now taking orders for Beansprout ukuleles.

    The email announcement arrived about four hours ago. https://www.thebeansprout.com/instrument-models/ He offers three sizes: alto (larger than a soprano, smaller than a concert), tenor, and baritone. As many know, but some may not, with the retirement of Gordon and Char Mayer from building...
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    Happy Birthday to mmstan!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Plant-based recorders

    Yamaha has come out with a soprano and an alto recorder made with "Ecodear", a plant-based resin. Given the success of the Clara, I thought I'd give it a try. Has anyone actually played one yet? Thanks.
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadian ukers!

    Have a great holiday! ...and to those Canadian ukers in the USA, Happy Thanksgiving # 1 of 2!
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    Everyone's a wise guy.

    This must be Insult-the-Ukulele Week. On Wednesday, my uke instructor (the uke instructor!) told me that you don't have to ever change strings on a uke because no matter what you do, they always sound dead. (Note to self: forget the private lessons and stick with Internet instruction and give...
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    Happy Birthday to Seeso!

    Have the best of Happy Birthdays!
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    Happy Birthday to Aldrine!

    30! A milestone, to be sure. :D
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    First private lesson!

    Hey, all - I had my first private uke lesson last night, and had a blast. I've participated in group classes and workshops before, but now that I've committed to private lessons (for now anyway, hah hah) I can foresee myself making real progress. Watch for me at the Mighty MO UkeFest open mic...
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    Hey, guess what I saw this morning!

    I work in a hospital, and as I was walking across an overhead bridge from the garage into the main lobby, I came up on a young woman who had a blue soprano uke sticking out of her shoulder bag. I said, "so - I'm not the only one in the building with a ukulele!", and she said she brought it to...
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    My mahogany-top Merlin is on the way!

    Elderly called this morning to tell me that the Merlins are in and ready for delivery: http://www.seagullguitars.com/seagull_merlin.html http://elderly.com/new_instruments/items/MERLIN-M.htm It was kind of funny - the woman said, "May I ask - what are you going to do with it?" I said I had...
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    Telleno ukuleles?

    Hi, all -- Has anyone ever heard of/does anyone know anything about Telleno ukes? A friend (undoubtedly under my influence, hah hah) found one in an antique store for $15. He said the tuners need some attention (loose), but other than that, it seemed to be in pretty good shape. I googled it...
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    L'Shana Tovah to all Jewish ukers!

    Best wishes for a wonderful New Year/5774!
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    Mighty MO UkeFest 2013

    Hey, everybody - Registration is open for the Mighty MO UkeFest 2013! Mighty MO takes place in New Haven, Missouri, about an hour's drive from St. Louis. http://www.mightymoukefest.com/ Last year a great time was had by all, and this year's fest incorporates suggestions from last year's...
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    I am a bad influence/My UAS has mutated.

    We have a new employee in my office, Kris, and he has been subjected to my chattering about ukes. A few days ago I walked past his desk and saw that he was perusing the Woodwind Brasswind website - specifically, he was looking at a saxophone. He told me that he played the sax in high school...