- Feb 29, 2012
Dings that don't harm sound or body integrity are kisses given to a uke to show that it is loved enough to be played often.
I suggest you give your wife the Ohana & do the manly thing -- buy a Kanile'a to replace it.
I don't think me or my budget are manly enough to buy a Kanile'a! While I'd be happy to have a Kanile'a if someone wants to give me one, I don't aspire to own any of the K-brands. I got the shakes buying my two most expensive ukes and those two combined would barely cover the price of the cheapest Kanile'a available and even then it probably wouldn't be enough to cover the total plus taxes. When I look at some of the prettier Kanile'as all 6 of my ukes combined wouldn't cover the cost.
The borrowed Ohana now has several kisses and pecks. They aren't bad and don't affect sound or integrity but I still wish they weren't there and I don't think I was responsible for any of them. Maybe I'll grow to better appreciate their "character".