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    Default What is your most FUN uke?

    What is your most FUN uke? The one that always satisfies, and puts a smile on your face.

    For me, it's a concert Flea, with wooden fretboard. It's loud, easy playing and always gives up a good sound, whether strumming softly, fingerpicking, or soprano style heavier strumming on old timey favorites.

    I have other more expensive ukes, but they seem to be outstanding, can't-get-enough-great one day, but the next day, they might just be OK. The Flea always sounds and plays the same, and that's why it's my most FUN uke. How about you?
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    When i get around to stringing my Fluke back to high G, that might take the lead.
    But for now it must be my Ohana long neck soprano.
    It is smallish, loud and easy to pick up and play.
    Ohana SK30M mahogany super-soprano, Cort UKEBWCOP Blackwood concert, Anuenue African Mahogany Tenor, Fluke Koa Tenor, Hora M1176 spruce Tenor

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    My George Thomas Contra Baritone and Chennell arch top baritone are my two favorites at the moment.
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    The one that always leaves me grinning is my 1920s Lyon & Healey 17 fret tenor banjo (tuned Bb reentrant with Nylguts)
    It's a hoot to play but it drives my wife out of the room
    Sopranos: aNueNue Khaya Mahogany 1, Bruko No. 6; Kiwaya KS-1; Kiwaya KTS-4; Kiwaya KTS-4K; Martin S-O
    Concerts:Cahaya CY-0112; Kiwaya KTC-1; Martin C-1 (ca. 1947-1955); Musicguymic's Kolohe
    Tenors: Cordoba 24T; Kiwaya KTT-2K
    Baritones: Cordoba 24B

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    [QUOTE=Patrick Madsen;2142970]My George Thomas Contra Baritone and Chennell arch top baritone are my two favorites at the moment.[/QUOT]

    I really like those Baritones, I have been really jonesing for a channel arch top for years.

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    My fluke! Easy to travel with, it can stand on its own. The solid spruce top tenor that I have sounds really really good and I don’t feel that I am compromising when traveling. Trying to see if I can get a fluke that is customized for me (redwood top, larger frets and maybe a radius fret board with a rounder neck)

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    My Kamaka HP-1 pineapple. It practically plays itself, it's so comfortable and easy. It's in the shop right now and I'm having total separation anxiety, but this was a good reminder about how much FUN it's going to be to get it back soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerneltime View Post
    My fluke! Easy to travel with, it can stand on its own. The solid spruce top tenor that I have sounds really really good and I donít feel that I am compromising when traveling. Trying to see if I can get a fluke that is customized for me (redwood top, larger frets and maybe a radius fret board with a rounder neck)
    If it helps to order two at the same time I will take one as well......seriously. PM me if you want to talk about it.

    To answer the question at hand my Fred Shields walnut super soprano pineapple with radiused fretboard strung low G. Small enough to travel well, built well enough to be stable (walnut is not delicate like cedar) and custom hand made by Fred so it sounds real good. It accompanied me on a 640 km cycling trip last year.

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    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    If it helps to order two at the same time I will take one as well......seriously. PM me if you want to talk about it.

    To answer the question at hand my Fred Shields walnut super soprano pineapple with radiused fretboard strung low G. Small enough to travel well, built well enough to be stable (walnut is not delicate like cedar) and custom hand made by Fred so it sounds real good. It accompanied me on a 640 km cycling trip last year.

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    that sounds like a lot of fun!
    pm sent!

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    My favourite fun uke ! Just like the credit card commercial
    “Don’t leave home without it. “
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