Do you still have your first one?

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I don't have my first instrument at all (guitar & bass) yet thinking when I get my 3rd ukulele that I might just donate my first one that cost me $47 to Goodwill. But then something stops me.
 

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Yeah, still have mine 15 years later. Have probably had 50 ukes since then, many of them come in and gone out,...………..but will always keep the 1st.
 

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My first uke is sitting right by my desk in its case, the Pono MBD(2), a Buy-it-Now I was lucky to find on eBay several years ago.

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I gave away 6 of my first bought ukes, but I kept my 4th uke purchase, that's my Kala KA-SLNG long neck soprano, it's often what I pick up just to noodle on. :music:
 

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I still have my first guitar that I have now owned for more than 40 years. But for my first uke I went cheap and got one of those Alulu ones from e-Bay. It was junk and not worth keeping around. Lesson learned ... you get what you pay for (and sometimes less).
 

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I gifted my first one to my teenage surrogate granddaughter, who then brought it along on our river rafting trips so we could jam together.
 

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Swapped mine for a concert same model. The tenor was too big. Love it and play it every day
 

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I have my first: Mainland mahogany satin concert. It happened to be a great fit for me...even after I tried out a lot of other brands, tonewoods, and sizes, I still come back to it regularly as a daily player and travel Uke. I’m a bit sentimental about it too so I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of it.
 

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My first dozen or so guitars have faded into the mists of time. Wish I still owned a couple of them, e.g., 1963 Epiphone Sorrento and 1972 Les Paul Custom. However, I till own and play my first 'ukulele, a Pono MT-E from 6 or 7 years ago. It was rather soft and bright at first and now is full and sweet in tone.
 

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I do not. I have never had an instrument that I attached such sentimental value to that I would never let it go. My first uke was nice though as it was one of the early Flukes. I can't even remember who I sold it to. My first stringed instrument was guitar, so I had already gone through some instruments there before I even touched an ukulele.
 

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I don't have my first instrument at all (guitar & bass) yet thinking when I get my 3rd ukulele that I might just donate my first one that cost me $47 to Goodwill. But then something stops me.

Yes I have mine, Islander MT by Kanile'a. And I'll be keeping it. :eek:)
 

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I have never given up a uke. My first one was a Luna solid spruce top set up by HMS. Nice little player.
 

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Nope.
But I still have my 3rd one, a Kala I got from Mim. It's my backup/beater uke, cause it has a pickup in it.
 

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Yes, I still have the Fender Nohea tenor that was my first. I bought it on Amazon because I had a couple of gift cards. I had read that Koa was the best wood for ukuleles in some reviews. I thought the Fender headstock looked different and it was made of Koa! Wrong! It's a koa laminate body. I knew nothing about setups. It practically took a pair of Vicegrips to barre the 1st fret. Even after a setup it's still difficult to play and the fret ends are very sharp.

I debate about donating it because it's so difficult to play. It has a definite laminate sound.
 

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Yep. My first was an Ohana CK-10 purchased from and setup by Mim. I only have one other - an Ohana TK-50G. I still enjoy that little concert. Between the two, I prefer it for rhythm and strumming.
 

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I recently re-homed my first ukulele (an early Fluke) to a neighbor friend. It was the only one of my ukes that she felt comfortable playing. I miss it from time to time, but fortunately it's only a couple of houses away from me, and I have visiting rights. :)
Jan D.