Of course. Shawn Yacavone is a well respected dealer in new, used, custom and vintage ukes. His vintage ukulele collection has been featured in many articles. He’s pretty much an expert on the instrument. I’ve known him for 15 years so he’s been around for at least that long. One of the nicest and most knowledgeable guys you’ll ever meet. He’s a fixture in the ukulele community.
I purchased an Oya tenor from him in 2019. He was very helpful, answered my questions promptly and offered additional information. A very nice guy and a pleasure to buy from. Most of his highend instruments are out of my price range, but some day, I may see something worth selling a favored tenor for.
Shawn is great to work with. He's responsive when there's a question about an instrument. He's knowledgeable and personable. I had a very positive experience working with him on a custom last year. He stayed in touch and made sure that the whole project went smoothly. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from him or sell an instrument with his help.
I actually got to visit his showroom (by appt. only) because of a Ken Potts uke he had listed. While there, I got to play some ukes way out of my price range (and we both knew it). He's a great guy and super knowledgeable.
I've never bought anything from Ukulele Friend, but have asked questions about a couple ukuleles, and have always had a very prompt, detailed response. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from UF, based on my limited experience along with the comments I've seen posted by others.
It's a favorite site for me to window browse, (pun intended), since they have many unique and amazing ukuleles. And most are tenors, and since my cranky fingers won't play tenor scale, I'm usually safe from temptation.