Haha. They all went to good homes. I gave many away to coworkers who had kids who wanted a uke. I gave some to my friend who has fixed some of my ukes (i.e. dressing the frets) as well in exchange. It took a long time to find the sound I was looking for so I bought many uke types along the way since 2006. I still have a list of all my ukes which I will put on my blog once I contact Godaddy to see why Google says my WordPress site got hacked months back. A Pono soprano was the first sound I liked after many ukes and then I stumbled on the new Martins and started a buying spree. I've had Mainlands, Kala, Ohana, Mahalo, Oscar Schmidt, Brüko, Lanakai, etc). I mainly stick to Martins, Kamaka, Risa, and vodka these days. hahaOh Petey! Did you at least retain visitation rights?
Now 80 is of epic proportions!!! You're gonna need a Hacienda built to house all those ukes! When I was in Hamburg, Germany a few years back, I visited Tuke at his house and he had a massive collection of ukes. Not as much as you though. haha We had an informal jam with a bunch of German ukulele players and drank white wine and ate fresh apple pie with fresh whipped cream. His wife had just picked the apples from their backyard the day before. Man, that was good! German dry white wine was great.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!
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.
I wish it worked like that for me. When I got married, I only had a guitar and a mandolin; I didn't even play the uke. My collection's gotten a little out of hand, and they started putting their foot down, but too late! Problem is, I like low G and high. On all sizes. And with different wood variations. Also thin lines and travel ukes. Throw in a kiku/guilele, a banjo, and some more guitars. I literally don't know how many I have. I mean, it's just a fraction of some of the big hitters on here, but still more than I like. I have some on the cutting block, but I sort of got burnt out on selling stuff in other hobbies, and I dread it now. Unfortunately, my wishlist seems longer than my offload list.
I know what you mean, I've been trying to sell off some of mine and there are still a couple I haven't even taken pictures of or written listings for. It doesn't help that there doesn't seem to be much appetite for buying right now, either. Not just my stuff, there seems to be a lot languishing on the marketplace right now. Guess it's a lucky buyer's market right now.I have some on the cutting block, but I sort of got burnt out on selling stuff in other hobbies, and I dread it now.