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Thread: Line to get into an Asian Ukulele Store

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    Default Line to get into an Asian Ukulele Store

    I went by a new uke store in Bangkok. I have plenty of ukes and don't need more but I always go take a look and look for accessories.

    I knew something was up as people were running around this mall with ukulele bags.

    It was like there was a band convention.

    The line did a uturn snake. I'd estimate 50 people in line and lots of people outside playing with their new toys.

    The store is so small, they only allowed a few customers in at a time.

    All the other stores were just sitting there watching this line of people waiting hours for the chance to buy a ukulele.

    These are some cool ukes from Japan, much like the line of Hello Kitty ukes, they were about $140 and in the shape of that japanese video pair U900

    Selling them as fast as they can unpack the boxes.
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    Great story. I live in Japan, and I love U900! I've seen those character ukes, and I would grab one in a second at that price. I think they are almost double that here in Japan.

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    I would have grabbed one or both too but he told me more would arrive in November and I didn't want to have to wait in line.

    Besides, I had just purchased loads of ukes already and my wife needs to think I have some control over myself. But she would be wrong.

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    Where is the store in Bangkok?

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    Thailand has got uke fever! We can't keep up with the demand there. Malaysia is also catching on.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/hoosierhiver

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    Ukes questions should be emailed to mike@mainlandukes.com

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    CooL.. I was hoping to see a pic of the long line....
    Cheers and Twangs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoosierhiver View Post
    Thailand has got uke fever! We can't keep up with the demand there. Malaysia is also catching on.
    Is there a specific part of Malaysia that has a significantly high demand in it? Cuz the part of malaysia where i came from, they never even heard of this magical instrument
    The ukulele will one day take over the world.

    Well, it's now 100% Wixom ukuleles.

    Hey I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    But here's my youtube,
    so visit maybe?
    http://www.youtube.com/user/acidson?feature=mhee

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    Where is the store in Bangkok?
    JUst opposite Siam Shopping Center is the Digitial Center . If you get off the sky train at Siam, you go the opposite direction of Siam and you'll be walked into the new Digital Discovery mall. Its on the second floor called Ribbee Boutique. Ask anybody at one of the stores for ukuleles and I'm sure they know. Its a small store. THey need a loung and coffee shop to go with it.

    Hoosier, NO doubt that they have created a buzz here.

    I personaly walk the streets with my uke and I can tell there is interest.
    Last edited by SuzukHammer; 09-25-2010 at 11:30 AM.

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    Who/What is "U900"?
    Would someone please post a picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul December View Post
    Who/What is "U900"?
    Would someone please post a picture?



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