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    Well, it was a wasted trip. The young man doing the evaluation spent about 30 minutes on line and examining the guitar. At first he was pretty enthused and well he might--the guitar is a factory custom like new, with a hard case, and with the company tags still in place. But after orders from his boss he was embarrassed by what he had to offer and told me right up front that I would not want the deal: I was offered $250 for a guitar that GC sells for $900.

    I'm not upset since GC is in for the money and the business model must be working for the company. I am a bit upset at my way-off-the-mark expectation--I need to rein in my expectations.

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    I have now tried two Caramel Baritone Ukes and both the Mini and Mini II--I am willing to recommend them all. The mentioned instruments are genuine musical tools. Unfortunately most of the small guitar-like instruments are garbage, but the Ukes and Cordobas mentioned tune, intonate, project, have nice tonal qualities, and are easy to play. Great for beginners, great for travel, and very nice when powered up.

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    CPG:

    Do you have a gig bag for your Motif? I've ordered the Motif from Musician's friend but have been unable to find a bag with the right dimensions for the Motif.

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    Before I head off to Godin land on the good ship Motif, I wanted to thank Jim Hanks for his help in getting me started on my search for the small sized guitar that is right for me. He pushed me a bit, but it took some pushing and I'm glad he took the time and energy.

    I hope that he will sometime be able to enhance his almost fine collection of Ukes, he deserves the best. Maybe we should take up a collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanB View Post
    CPG:

    Do you have a gig bag for your Motif? I've ordered the Motif from Musician's friend but have been unable to find a bag with the right dimensions for the Motif.
    Awesome. It doesn’t come with any kind of bag or case. I bought this case from https://www.elderly.com/products/can...or-guitar-case

    It was more than I wanted to spend but it’s a nice case and it fits it beautifully. Most other small body/parlor cases seemed like they would be 1/2 to 1” to short which make sense since many parlors have 24” scales. The TKL was the only case I found that I was confident would fit.
    Pohaku "Yellow Label" Mahogany Soprano
    Weymann Model 10 Mahogany Soprano (c. 1918)
    Uke.S.A. Hawaii (by "Pops KoAloha") Bearclaw AO Soprano

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    That's a nice case. However, I'm looking for a bag. You get me looking at TKL bags and 4675 is close. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanB View Post
    Before I head off to Godin land on the good ship Motif, I wanted to thank Jim Hanks for his help in getting me started on my search for the small sized guitar that is right for me. He pushed me a bit, but it took some pushing and I'm glad he took the time and energy.

    I hope that he will sometime be able to enhance his almost fine collection of Ukes, he deserves the best. Maybe we should take up a collection?
    All part of the service.

    I forgot what you were trying to push me into. If it was a 6-string, I've been down the road you're on and settled on my faves - narrower necks and shorter scales. The 3 I've kept meet all my needs there. If it was a 4-string, I also have my bases pretty well covered. I will never say there won't be another, but at the moment, my UAS is in remission.
    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
    Hanson 5-string tenor, LW dGBEA
    Southern Cross concert GCEA
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, E cuatro TI/Oasis

    !Flukutronic!

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    Jim;

    Thank you for the service. You seem to have forgotten that your collection lacks a Pono--alas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanB View Post
    That's a nice case. However, I'm looking for a bag. You get me looking at TKL bags and 4675 is close. Thank you.
    I can’t blame yah. I generally prefer gig bags too, but I taken to using hardcases for anything solid or solid topped just because it makes humidity control so much easier in the winter where I live. In the winter my ukes and guitars all live in hard cases with humidpaks. But I much prefer gig bags if I’m taking an instrument out of the house.
    Pohaku "Yellow Label" Mahogany Soprano
    Weymann Model 10 Mahogany Soprano (c. 1918)
    Uke.S.A. Hawaii (by "Pops KoAloha") Bearclaw AO Soprano

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    CPG;

    The Aklot gig bag for 41" guitars has a built in humidifier.

    I got the Godin and, alas, it will be returned. I've been spoiled by the ergonomic features of my various Emerald guitars and the Godin, like my recently ordered Kremona Sophia, feels bulky and sharp. And the neck turns out to be too thin for my taste. As things stand, my Emerald X10 is my keeper.

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