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Thread: NUD....sorta, old friend returns

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    Default NUD....sorta, old friend returns

    The very first uke I bought was an all mahogany laminate Gretsch G9120 tenor. The ensuing years saw me buy other ukuleles and this eventually didnt get played much. About three years ago I loaned this to someone who wanted to learn how to play ukulele.

    I never really heard much from him after a few get togethers and eventually figured I would never see the uke again. I was a bit sad because it was my first ukulele but figured if it helped someone else find joy from the ukulele it was worth it. Well I got a call from his soon to be ex asking if I ever got my uke back, she is a friend of my wife. Well she returned the uke back to me about a week ago. I was thrilled to see it was in the same shape it left my home. I gave the exterior an oil treatment and changed out the three year old strings. Glad to have my old friend back in the fold. I won't be loaning that one out again

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    Last edited by DownUpDave; 04-23-2019 at 11:08 AM.
    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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    Old friends are the best friends!

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    Welcome home, Gretsch!
    Kathryn

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    You never forget your first. Glad it worked out for you.

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    Happy ending! Amazing how some people have no conscience about never returning items.
    Glenn

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    My first ukulele, an Oscar Schmidt OU-2, is sitting right here next to me in it's orginal, trashy, cheap gig bag. It's going with me in a couple of weeks to a music camp where it will be donated at a silent auction to raise some money for a worthy cause in West Africa. I only played it for a couple of weeks before I realized that it wasn't that my playing was bad, but was being limited by a poor quality instrument. I hope it brings joy to someone. At least it was sufficient to show me that I could play a ukulele and just needed a proper instrument to bring out a good sound.
    Larry

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    Welcome (back) home! She's a beaut!

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    Nice! Happy returns Dave.

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    Congratulations, Dave. The first one is always special.
    A day without playing uke is a day not well lived.

    Joseph

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    So thoughtful of her to get it back to you. A happy ending to the uke's journey. A nice looking uke at that.

    I played dulcimers with my sister on Easter. She had loaned out a dulcimer a few years back and had lost track of it. She just got it back too, and was a happy camper.
    Susie
    Guitars: 6 Taylor's ● 1 Martin
    Ukes: Kala KA-ZCT-T (Ziricote Tenor) ● Kala KA-SSTU-B (Spruce/Mahogany Thinline Baritone)
    Other: 4 Mountain Dulcimers ● 7 Native American Flutes
    ...and they all get played!

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