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    Smile Just ordered a new ukulele!

    I bought my first ukulele on a whim when I saw it for 50% off on Amazon. I'd wanted one for years and couldn't say no to the price. It is an adorable little Johnson Pineapple. I found out it wasn't exactly a quality instrument, but it was what I needed to realize I really enjoyed playing.

    That ukulele arrived last Friday and now, less than a week later, I've ordered another one! After a lot of poking around on the internet and watching youtube videos, I settled on the Kala KA-CEM. It seems like the perfect beginner ukulele and, since I ordered it from Hawaii Music Supply, I'm excited about having a properly set up instrument.

    Had to share here because I don't think any of my real life friends would get why I'm so excited! Whee!

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    Congrats on your latest move! Hooray! Pics when you get it!
    My Soprano Empire:
    VINTAGE MARTINS: c.'48 Martin 0
    OTHER VINTAGE: c30s Blue Favilla, c50 TV Pal, 30s Redhead
    MODERN MARTINS: OXK; 2012 2M
    KAMAKA: 2010 Pineapple (RIP MGM)

    My Baritone Empire:
    '12 Kala KA-B, '69 Silvertone, c.'53-57 Favilla, c.'63 Martin, '11 Kamaka

    STRUMTESTS//ADD to The STRING DATABASE and UKE CASE DATABASE // Take the NAME THAT MARTIN test.

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    Congrats. We're excited for you.

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    Congrats on the new Uke.

    And

    now

    comes

    the

    wait.

    Hope you don't go nuts checking the shipping tracker for updates (like I do)!

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    Yay! Ordering a uke is the most exciting thing, isn't it? It's a great feeling to know that even if our real-life friends don't "get it", there's a whole community of folks here who do, and who are always happy to share in your fun. I know how it is, too, because I did the same thing - ordered one from Amazon on a whim and was back in the market within a few days...and the rest is history!
    Kathryn

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    Thanks for sharing my excitement everyone. You are a very welcoming bunch!

    And yes, the wait is already killing me.

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    Be careful! The joy of unwrapping a new uke that has just been delivered to you or you bought from a trustworthy store is highly addictive! It must be done slowly and deliberately.
    Chiun: It would be better for you to eat this can than what is inside of it. Why must everything in this country be coated with monositi-... monosoti...
    Remo Williams: Monosodium glutamate. You can't even say it.
    Chiun: I can say "rat droppings." That does not mean I want to eat them.

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    I'm about to do the same thing! Although I've only had my Lanikai Tenor for a few weeks, already I want to get a concert ukulele.
    I was almost jumping up & down with excitement when the Lanikai arrived, the delivery man loves customers who are so happy to see them.

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    Way to go! It's a slippery slope, isn't it?

    Congrats on the new uke!

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    A slippery slope is an understatement. My first Uke was the Kala KA-TEM, and I LOVED it. Aquila strings, nice tone and good intonation. Of course, I purchased it from HMS and they set it up wonderfully. 2 months later, I knew the Ukulele was for me, or I was for it.....I make my way back to HMS and had a nice long conversation with Andrew. Result? I'm now the proud owner of the Pono Acacia Tenor Cutaway with Cedar top shown in my sig...click on it for details. Here's mine:

    Front-of-Pono.jpg
    Pono3.jpg

    I LOVE playing the Pono. I also love the Kala. I'm so stricken with UAS, it's embarrassing. Currently, I'm saving for a Mya-Moe Classic Tenor...........
    Last edited by Karasu; 01-02-2013 at 08:33 AM.
    Piano, Ocarina (here's one of mine), Clarinet (Buffet R13), Flute, Saxaphone, Oboe, English Horn, Trumpet/Piccolo Trumpet

    And Now:

    Kala KA-TEM Aquila Strings (high-g)
    Pono ATC Pro Classic Acacia Tenor w/ Cedar top Living Water Strings (high-g)
    Impatiently saving for a Mya-Moe Classic Tenor (hee-hee..*rubbing hands together*)

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