Thanks for your suggestions, Al. Yes, I am looking for the second gen Stick with its geared planetary tuners. Not sure which gen yours is, Paul....?
I plan to take this instrument with me when I travel to places where keeping my luggage to a minimum is a must. So small and sturdy is the name of the game here.
What the heck is fret tampering?
I just placed an order on ukuleleworld for the soprano stick and it was $235 for a brand new one and free shipping! Great deal! Normally they sell it for $250 but there was a coupon code that took off $15. Just wanted to let you know in case you were still looking.