how big are your ukulele collections?

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I'm down to 2 since I just loaned out my acoustic to a friend for an indefinite amount of time. I may pick up an electric / acoustic so I can double track it with my electrics.
 
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Just three for me! I've got my trusty Makala Dolphin soprano, my Enya Nova U Pro Tenor, and my Martin T1K. I hardly play the Makala anymore and I really prefer tenor size. The T1K gets a few hours every day and the Enya mostly gets played if I want low G or I'm going somewhere. I pretty much carry around my uke bag with me everywhere instead of a purse ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


I haven't had the Martin very long, but I already feel myself itching to want to upgrade to a dream uke, not that I could afford it rn.
 

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My collection of two are in my profile picture: Kanile'a K-1 T Natural and Pono AT
 

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I build my own, and I currently have 7. Several of my previous builds have gone on to new homes with family or friends, and I have a pair hanging on the wall behind me that I plan to give away to a couple of colleagues once my current Kasha tenor project is complete.
 

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Yeah, you need a few, as George Harrison told Tom Petty
Yeah, I have that George Harrison story DVD. That makes me laugh every time, "We may need more." hahahahaha It just makes me laugh. George was great. Thanks, Tom for sharing that.
 

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At this point, I'm not sure. You see, most of mine are in storage while a new house is being built. Here in the apartment I now have 18. I know the total is over 80, but I can't say for sure exactly how many. They better hurry up on that construction before I need a bigger house! :rolleyes:
 

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Too many. I'm afraid to count, although still just a fraction of Jerry or George's collections. I hate selling, but if I could get it down to about a dozen, that would be good.
 

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Too many. I'm afraid to count, although still just a fraction of Jerry or George's collections. I hate selling, but if I could get it down to about a dozen, that would be good.
My exact thought also.
 

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Too many. I'm afraid to count, although still just a fraction of Jerry or George's collections. I hate selling, but if I could get it down to about a dozen, that would be good.
I've had that same goal for the last two years and all I do is increase the number. But this year will be different! :LOL:
 

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I have 7. And I have only been playing for 8 months (a confession, not a boast). Here goes…

VTAB EL-55 concert. Not my first uke, but the one I bought after the cheapo soprano starter (since given away to a good home) when I realised I really liked playing the uke. Currently restrung low G - it brings out the bassiness which was always there.

Enya EUR-X1. A round camp-style soprano uke made of HPL, bought for cheap. Really well-made but quiet. I experimented a bit with strings to increase the volume, but it’s still kind of a novelty.

Snail UKT-528. So far my only tenor. At first I played this a lot, but it got displaced in my affections by others. Now it’s restrung with Aquila Red low Gs, and it’s back to being really played.

Cort UKE-BWS. My first solid wood, and a soprano. I absolutely love this one unconditionally. It gets played a lot, and it feels so comfortable and familiar.

Noah mahogany and spruce pineapple. This took some getting used to, I and I went through a few different strings before settling on Martin fluorocarbons. I like it, but I have mild intonation issues.

Flight NUB310 baritone. The first uke I bought from a shop in person. I just fell in love with the sound. And it is really good to have something different.

Uma UK30ST. Solid acacia concert, by most beautiful uke. The second one I bought from a physical shop, which involved a special trip. I love it.


UAS is currently dormant, but I can see solid wood tenor and baritones in the future, and maybe another soprano. Okay, not dormant at all, but I can wait a few months now between acquisitions.
 
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Too many. I'm afraid to count, although still just a fraction of Jerry or George's collections. I hate selling, but if I could get it down to about a dozen, that would be good.

Marry somebody who doesn't play; that'll cut down your uke count.

I currently have 4 ukes after giving a couple away. Now with only 4, I can easily list all my uke without forgetting any. It's funny, because just as I was typing the previous sentence and listing all my ukes in my head, I realized that I forgot 1 uke, so I actually have 5. Now, I'm worried if I really just have 5... This is the trouble of only playing a single uke and keeping the rest in semi-permanent storage. :)
 

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My collection (in order of purchase). All are strung with Ko'olau Aho fluorocarbon strings with Smoothwound low-G.

1. Pono AT (Acacia Tenor). My first uke and it's my small-room instrument. Beautiful woody sound.
2. Fender Montecito (Tenor), which I got for a bargain on eBay with pickup installed. Ok sound, but much better with an acoustic amp. It's also the one I take when camping or traveling.
3. Pono ATD-SP (Acacia Tenor Deluxe with Spruce top). The nicest of the lot with amazing projection.

I try to play daily, picking one depending on my mood. Mainly playing classical fingerstyle.
Ponos are fab ukuleles..I use worth brown strings with my two pono sopranos..