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    Default A thank you to Eddy Finn

    I have seen some Eddy Finn bashing in the past, possibly deserved, but none the less I thought I would share a recent interaction.

    A fraternity (Woman in music, Sigma Alpha Iota?) here at Illinois State university has a couple members who were doing music therapy at a hospital and wanted to buy a couple ukes for the patients so they could leave the ukes there. They did an open mic at the same place I do the Normal Uke Jam so the owners of the place asked me to help them. I donated a uke to raffle off. It was a ton of fun for a Sunday night.
    In the end they raised a good chunk of change. maybe enough to get one nice uke or 2 ok ukes.
    I called around to some vendors I have done reviews for to try and stretch their money as far as I could. In the end Eddy finn sent 2 all mahogany EF-15 concert ukes, with hippy cases and tuners, and they still had money to spend. I think in total the ukes were worth $500 and they payed WAY less than that.

    I just want to publicly thank them for being awesome and helping make this fundraiser even better and helping spread the uke love.
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    That's the Christmas Spirit! Well done, Eddy Finn!! (And good on YOU for donating the uke for the raffle.)

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    That's awesome, and totally in the Christmas and Uke spirit.

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    Yay, Eddy Finn! ...coming from someone who has bashed them (a little teeny bit), and I must say that once I got one (the same model, a bubinga concert) that was properly set up with a low G (thank you, Chuck W.), it was quite nice.
    Kathryn

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    Kudos to all involved in the event, including you. Wasn't aware of any bashing floating around - I sure like my Eddy Finn banjolele. Beautifully made and finished, although I may lower the nut (or string slots more likely). Good to know EF are human beings too. Win. win.

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    Super story. Thanks to you and Eddy Finn.

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    You've got a big heart man....nice story...

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