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    Default Drove 50 miles - Bought my first ukulele

    I was given a ukulele by my brother in law and fell in love with playing. Since, I have been spending some time looking at different instruments on the internet. Never realized there was such a variety in ukes. Not only in size, but in design, materials, construction etc. Decided I had to try playing some so I drove to Guitar Center in Ocala 50 miles away. I tried out most of what they had on hand and ended up purchasing a Cordoba 21s soprano. It just felt good when I played it. I think I got a good deal. It has a solid Engelmann spruce top with ebony back and sides and mahogany neck. I paid $110 after tax. I am too new to the instrument to do reviews or anything. I live by myself and was itching to share the news of my first uke purchase so I decided to post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dbhughes View Post
    I was given a ukulele by my brother in law and fell in love with playing. Since, I have been spending some time looking at different instruments on the internet. Never realized there was such a variety in ukes. Not only in size, but in design, materials, construction etc. Decided I had to try playing some so I drove to Guitar Center in Ocala 50 miles away. I tried out most of what they had on hand and ended up purchasing a Cordoba 21s soprano. It just felt good when I played it. I think I got a good deal. It has a solid Engelmann spruce top with ebony back and sides and mahogany neck. I paid $110 after tax. I am too new to the instrument to do reviews or anything. I live by myself and was itching to share the news of my first uke purchase so I decided to post!
    Congrats!
    I think you'll always have a special bond with your first ukulele; and having selected it out of a bunch, it'll be even more special.

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    Congratulations you did good, really good. Cordoba are an excellent manufacturer of stringed instrument, I own two of their classical guitars. You obviously did your homework because getting a solid spruce top is always an excellent idea. Picking one out of a bunch on the wall is even better. It will give you many years of enjoyment, stay connected with this site and your ukulele journey will be that much more fun.
    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 walnut pineapple super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    Congratulations on a very exciting purchase! You’re going to have a wonderful time with it. Enjoy!
    Kathryn

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    Congratulations! It's great that you found a uke that felt right to you when you played it. That's a huge part of your enjoyment.

    Have fun exploring and learning your new instrument.
    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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    You did it the right way! That's the best way to pick a uke. Congrats on your acquisition!
    * * * * * * * * *
    Solid Mahogany Tiny Tenor from Pepe Romero/Daniel Ho
    Kala Soprano KA-ASOV-S Spruce and Ovangkol
    KLOS Carbon Fiber Tenor Deluxe Acoustic/Electric
    Cynthia Lin Concert Performance uke Mahogany from Ohana
    Kanile'a KCS Super Soprano Premium Koa
    Custom solid body steel string tenor from Brian Fanner

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