FWIW, my ukes have been soaked in various liquids (beer, rain, coffee and one time when my dad's dog peed on one). They've never been any the worse for wear after cleaning.
I am not trying to convert anyone, of course. Buy the uke you want!
That's not the same as what I said in the page above. I don't doubt that a uke left permanently left outdoors would be damaged.
I am not convinced that an instrument that gets wet on a single hike would be damaged by getting wet then drying out again though.
Actually, I have a plywood uke at...
Yeah. Ukes like yours are designed mostly for children to take to school.
They have to be OK with being abused.
Your uke won't warp if it gets wet and dries out again. If you left it outside for a winter, that's different.
Don't let your worries stop you enjoying it.
It will get wet, then dry out again. So long as you don't leave it underwater for a week I can't see there being a problem.
Not that I wish to challenge your UAS! If you want a plastic uke get one, but you don't "need" one.
I know this isn't strictly a ukulele, but here goes.
I have this Tascam DP-006 recorder. A really fine piece of equipment with built in stereo microphones.
Entire musical careers have been created with less. I am selling because I can get by with a laptop mic.
£40 including mainland UK...
@eb357 I hope you understand the skepticism.
If you are in regular contact with Andrew Molina it would be worth giving some feedback to him. I'd love to hear what he has to say about the course.
Might encourage some of us to sign up!
All ordinary, middle priced ukuleles.
Out of ten of any given model, one will be better than average, and two worse.
You need to play them all and see what you like.
At that price I would see what's available secondhand.
I had six. Now just one. Phil Doleman owns two of them. One is on hold for someone in Australia next time I visit, and another is going to another friend in the states.
They are good ukes though. If I could only have one uke it would be a 1970s maple Bruko soprano.
I had a go.
This is by the incomparable Fascinating Aida.
At the time this was written, Tesco were taking 33p out of every £1 spent on food in the UK. They are not quite as big as they were then, but still.
I will try and do a better version multitrack with the spoken verses this week.