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  1. #21
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    Played guitar for 47 years in a previous life. Played acoustic six and twelve string in folk bands/trios/duos for about ten years,then moved to six string electric guitar in rock bands/blues bands/boogie bands for the remainder of the time I played the instrument.I still went back to acoustic twelve string when I felt like it, and often played it at home for my own pleasure.Then I was seriously ill, and for no reason I can work out, I just lost interest in the guitar,and picked up a ukulele! That was twelve years ago,and I have played a guitar once in that time, for ten minutes,to demonstrate something to an aspiring guitarist who was struggling with a particular chord sequence!
    All power and respect to you Concert,Tenor and Baritone players, but Soprano is what does it for me every time! (And my beautiful Sopranino!)

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    Wow! My question has already produced so many interesting responses - thank you all!
    The one thing that shines through is that for most of us, making music has been and remains a lifelong interest; even if the way we do it has changed or adapted. And it seems those who have relatively recently started to play are already 'hooked' into the hobby - whichever instrument(s) they've chosen.
    So many of you are multi-instrumentalists. I think I need to up my game! lol
    Thanks all for responding thus far. I look forward to hearing the stories of others who may answer in due course.
    Luv n stuff, Dave

    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1N...SLlEsi_kIIi4zg

    * GUITARS
    Freshman Apollo 6 string electro acoustic
    50yr old EKO 12 string jumbo
    American Fender Stratocaster deluxe
    American Gibson SG Special
    Harley Benton TE-40 TBK Deluxe (Telecaster)
    Ibanez GSR200 BASS

    * UKES
    Ozark 2035 banjole
    Kmise tenor banjole
    Cordoba 22T-CE Tenor
    Kala KA-CE electro acoustic

    * OTHERS
    Kawai KM-10 Grand piano & Technics KN-2000 keyboard

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    Young Dave, I always enjoy and appreciate the way you add to the UU experience.

    I picked up an acoustic guitar about 15 years ago, no musical instrument experience prior to that. I would spend the winter months trying to learn. When golf season started the guitar got put in the closet for 8 months. Then the cycle would start again from December to April with the guitar. Not a good way to learn anything. After about 4 years of that I gave up.

    I found the ukulele 5 years ago and enjoyed the social aspect of the uke jams and got hooked. But I always loved the sound of an acoustic guitar so started back at it about 16 months ago and am making decent progress. I play all the time with no breaks except for the hand operation I had end of April. I have just started back playing both instruments about 3 weeks ago. It is a slow and painful recovery but I hope I can get back to my former level of mediocrity
    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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    I wish you well for a fast and complete recovery my friend. And also for your kind comments about me. Keep enjoying ALL your music and stay awesome! X
    Luv n stuff, Dave

    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1N...SLlEsi_kIIi4zg

    * GUITARS
    Freshman Apollo 6 string electro acoustic
    50yr old EKO 12 string jumbo
    American Fender Stratocaster deluxe
    American Gibson SG Special
    Harley Benton TE-40 TBK Deluxe (Telecaster)
    Ibanez GSR200 BASS

    * UKES
    Ozark 2035 banjole
    Kmise tenor banjole
    Cordoba 22T-CE Tenor
    Kala KA-CE electro acoustic

    * OTHERS
    Kawai KM-10 Grand piano & Technics KN-2000 keyboard

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    I didn't expect that the vast majority here had background in guitar but there we are. Guess that puts me in the minority. I don't think I have even touched a guitar since high school almost twenty years ago. Maybe I'll dabble into it one day, but for now, it's ukes all the way.

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    I’m in the minority also. I had a guitar when I was about 13, but never learned to play it. My best friend at the time was going to teach me to play, but she moved away & I never learned. I was in the percussion section in high school band. Beyond that, I never played any other instrument or had any formal musical education. I’ve always loved music, but never found an instrument that I wanted to learn until I found the ukulele. I’m totally hooked now.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019
    Kanilea KCS-SSP super soprano - circa 2016

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    Hi Dave, No formal education of any sort. Taught myself to play guitar but never really learned, so I am lousy but always interested. Picked up ukes and was sold. I am much better and have learned some theory and can see the overlap for all stringed instruments. I enjoy teaching myself how it all works. Still lousy player though, but it is fun and I have sopranos in cases all over the house. I still have two guitars but do not plan to play them much, just can't let go for some reason. Onward!

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    I started on guitar, way back when I was 14 but dropped it in my early 20s and didn’t even own one again until I was in my mid 40s. Picked up 5 string banjo and uke back around 2004. Uke has taken over for the most part. In fact, within the past 6 months or so, I’ve sold off all my guitars but one. I pretty much only play ukulele now.
    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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    I play guitar, as well as ukulele. I also play five other instruments besides those two. Clarinet, Ocarina, harmonica, piano, and erhu.

    I had to stop playing guitar, because my bridge ripped off on its own, and exposed the bridge plate. I don't know if it can be repaired or not. If it can't be repaired, I need to get a new guitar.

    The day that happened, all my instruments gathered for a funeral. My ukulele gave the eulogy.

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    I know, that sounds weird, but I was trying to face the fact that my guitar broke. I used humor to get through it.

    Jared

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    What I play is in my signature.
    Col.
    From the UK with a bad case of MIAS.
    Korg PA700, Korg Kross 2, Gibson LP, Fender Jazz Bass,
    + Amps, PA, Boss GT100, mixer.
    Ukes - Kala KA-TEME and Risa ST electric solid body.
    Uke wish list, a Bass, make and model yet to be determined

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