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    Has anyone visited Elderly Instrument in Lansing, Michigan ? Do they have a good selections of Ukulele on display?
    Just wondering if it's worth the 4 hour drive from Canada. Thanks
    http://www.elderly.com/

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    I grew up in Lansing; Elderly was my local music store, which was good and bad (bad in that any other store paled in comparison).

    They have a large selection of ukuleles on display. One side of the wall has most of the mass produced, low to mid level instruments. On the other side are the higher priced (small builder, or vintage) instruments. If there's something on their website you'd like to try and they don't have it out, usually they'll go and get it for you.

    Definitely worth the 4hr drive.
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    Why don't you peruse their online store to see what they have currently? As one bad monkey said, their selection is good. I was able to locate the LoPrinzi I wanted there, even though they were in short supply everywhere else, including thru the luthier. Customer service, in my personal experience was excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloRule View Post
    Has anyone visited Elderly Instrument in Lansing, Michigan ? Do they have a good selections of Ukulele on display?
    Just wondering if it's worth the 4 hour drive from Canada. Thanks
    http://www.elderly.com/
    Hi Solo,

    I don't think you will get more selection and variety at Elderly than you will with Cosmo Music store. But if you would like an adventure and some quiet time on the roads, then perhaps it is a good place for a road trip.

    You might also consider the Ukulele World Congress this week end ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/236184839465/
    How bad is your UAS?

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    Hve bought a mandolin, banjo uke, countless packs of strings, several accessories, etc. from Elderly over the years. PBS even did a TV special on the store. Nothing but good words for the operation.
    ...SteveZ

    Ukuleles: Martin T1K (T)*, Oscar Schmidt OU28T (T8), Lanikai LU-6 (T6), RISA Solid (C), Effin UkeStart (C), Flea (S)**
    Banjo-Ukes: Duke 10 (T)*, Lanikai LB6-S (S)*
    Tenor Guitars: Martin TEN515, Blueridge BR-40T
    Tenor Banjo: Deering Goodtime 17-Fret
    Mandolin: Burgess (#7)***

    Tuning: *Reentrant C CGDA. **DAEB. ***GDAE. The rest are CGDA

    The inventory is always in some flux, but that's part of the fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveZ View Post
    Hve bought a mandolin, banjo uke, countless packs of strings, several accessories, etc. from Elderly over the years. PBS even did a TV special on the store. Nothing but good words for the operation.
    Does the Lansing, MI store have lots of ukuleles on display?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    Does the Lansing, MI store have lots of ukuleles on display?
    As said in post #2, yes it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Monkey View Post
    As said in post #2, yes it does.
    Was asking SteveZ. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    Was asking SteveZ. Thanks
    Aside from me, I'm not sure anyone else knows. Which I'm sure was your point.
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    Never been there. My experience is all internet with Elderly, started from referrals on the Mandolin Cafe.
    ...SteveZ

    Ukuleles: Martin T1K (T)*, Oscar Schmidt OU28T (T8), Lanikai LU-6 (T6), RISA Solid (C), Effin UkeStart (C), Flea (S)**
    Banjo-Ukes: Duke 10 (T)*, Lanikai LB6-S (S)*
    Tenor Guitars: Martin TEN515, Blueridge BR-40T
    Tenor Banjo: Deering Goodtime 17-Fret
    Mandolin: Burgess (#7)***

    Tuning: *Reentrant C CGDA. **DAEB. ***GDAE. The rest are CGDA

    The inventory is always in some flux, but that's part of the fun.

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