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    Default The Frustration of Waiting

    I've been spoiled by fast delivery from Amazon and other companies. I ordered a tire from Tire Rack last week, and it arrived the next day. Right now, I'm waiting for a Fluke to arrive from CO. I should have gotten it on Tuesday, but here it is Friday, and it's been "Delayed."

    After someone pointed out a nice Cordoba all-bamboo uke on Reverb, I ordered that. It must be coming by horseback. If it arrives on time from CA, it will have taken fifteen days to get here.

    The Fluke has the standard plastic fretboard, and I was going to see if I could make a wooden one for it, but seeing those Neck Illusions has me wondering if using one of them would a better idea - cheaper, faster, and changeable.

    https://neckillusions.com/
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    you better never order a custom.
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

    !Flukutronic!

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    Might you have another uke to keep you busy?
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    you better never order a custom.
    Definitely! Just ordering some regular production models has kept me waiting for months.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Might you have another uke to keep you busy?
    I believe I do.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Play a tune on each of the ones you already have......& it'll be with you in no time.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaky Keith View Post
    Play a tune on each of the ones you already have......& it'll be with you in no time.
    I have to budget my time between UU and playing ukes. This is UU time. : )
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    I had to wait 7 years—seriously—for a custom classical guitar from Douglas Ching and that was in the 1990s. The waiting list is probably much longer now! More recently I had a TT6 shipped from California to Honolulu and it was "delayed" for 5 weeks. The box looked like USPS ran over it with the mail truck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gochugogi View Post
    I had to wait 7 years—seriously—for a custom classical guitar from Douglas Ching and that was in the 1990s. The waiting list is probably much longer now! More recently I had a TT6 shipped from California to Honolulu and it was "delayed" for 5 weeks. The box looked like USPS ran over it with the mail truck...
    Ouch! I'm surprised the Duke I got managed to get to me in one piece. The box was a disaster I thought I'd be pulling out pieces. I got lucky though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I've been spoiled by fast delivery from Amazon and other companies. I ordered a tire from Tire Rack last week, and it arrived the next day. Right now, I'm waiting for a Fluke to arrive from CO. I should have gotten it on Tuesday, but here it is Friday, and it's been "Delayed."

    After someone pointed out a nice Cordoba all-bamboo uke on Reverb, I ordered that. It must be coming by horseback. If it arrives on time from CA, it will have taken fifteen days to get here.

    The Fluke has the standard plastic fretboard, and I was going to see if I could make a wooden one for it, but seeing those Neck Illusions has me wondering if using one of them would a better idea - cheaper, faster, and changeable.
    https://neckillusions.com/

    Those neck illusions look interesting, but all the designs I liked were for guitars. Kind of a bummer.

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