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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2020

    Default Hello from a dark and dreary SW PA!

    Hey gang--

    New member here. After playing guitar since 1988 (8th grade--lots of Ozzy and Metallica) I made the leap over to uke out of boredom and curiosity. Saw Paul McCartney live a few years ago and he talked about George's uke obsession. So when Alvarez made those Grateful Dead ukes a few years ago I figured I'd like to give it a shot.

    A few years (and two new ukes) later, I'm working on right-hand technique like never before. (Funny how playing guitar all those years made me think the left hand was the important one.) Jumped from the Alvarez to a Pono Acacia Tenor and bought a Kala cedar/ziricote tenor for my wife, who decided I was having too much fun playing alone.

    Now I'm just waiting for a Kanile'a Super Concert that I ordered from the Ukulele Site a few weeks ago...

    Happy to be here! (THe Reddit groups weren't cutting it anymore.)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2020


    Hi, JJMiller! Welcome! I'm from NJ myself, and an ex-guitar player since youth also.It is rather dreary today, isn't it?. There are some interesting stories and videos about George's uke obsession on the internet. I do like your choice of ukes!
    "So many ukes, so little money..."

    Kanile'a KSR-T premium koa tenor
    KoAloha KTM-00 tenor
    Rebel Double Cheese spruce/mahogany tenor, my BFF.
    Pono ATC-PC acacia cutaway tenor
    Kala KA-ASFM-T-C flame maple tenor
    Pono MT-SP tenor
    Cocobolo concert #467
    Pono ASD acacia soprano deluxe
    Pono MGS mango soprano

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    West Virginia


    Welcome JJMiller! I am next door in West Virginia with family in Pittsburgh. Sounds like you have some lovely ukuleles.
    - Laura

    Martin, KoAloha, Brueko, Mele, Mainland, Outdoor, Kala, Enya, Harmony, Tempo, Globe, Shima, Vega, Silvertone, Kay, Luna, Vorson, Drewek, Zither Heaven, First Act

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    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Durham, UK


    Welcome JJMiller!

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    Nov 2011
    Ma., Ga., Fl.


    Welcome JJMiller!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Sparta, Wisconsin, USA


    Welcome to ukuleles and the Forum JJMiller from Wisconsin. Enjoy your new super concert.

    I hope you and your wife have a blast playing together. Fun is what the uke is all about.
    There is a subtle yet profound difference between the learning of something and the knowing of that thing.
    You can learn by reading, but you don't begin to know until you begin to try to do.

    --Lou Churchill, Plane & Pilot Magazine

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