UAS - No More!

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Well, it finally happened. I beat the UAS addiction. I won't be buying any more Ukuleles. Probably not ever. In fact, I just donated 50 plus of my Ukes, together with the two Uke Tree Stands that I had up in my music room. I kept my Kamakas, and the other super expensive instruments. But, I donated a lot of really nice midrange Ukuleles to the thrift shop. And, they were all primo, not a scratch or crack on any of them.

So, if you want a deal on a nice Ukulele, check out the Ladies of Charity linked below. You will probably have to call them to find out what they have left. Don't ask me, I'm not going to respond to requests for information. It's now entirely their business.

You will find the Ladies of Charity Thrift Store by following this link: https://business.laketravischamber.com/list/member/ladies-of-charity-lake-travis-thrift-shop-182

Good luck! 😎
 
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Same, somewhat. I want certain ukes at some point in future, but not now. 11 is enough for the next few years. I've got oceans of new music I need to practise and commit to memory before playing with any more weird new tunings.
 
Sadly they don't sell online.
 
Congrats! Time to celebrate! Maybe buy yourself a shiny new uke? Kidding of course!
 
The only way I’ve discovered beating UAS is to replace looking for ukes with another habit, like playing ukes, walking or journaling. I’m down to two ukes myself with the Kiwaya on sale in the marketplace.
 

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That's awesome, George! A local charity will get something out of it. (I hope they take the time to know what they have and sell them for appropriate prices) The world gets more ukuleles on the street. And, I suspect best of all for you, you don't have to deal with trying to "sell" them. I can certainly relate to that!
 
I know how you feel. In my case I couldn't play my standard depth tenor ukes comfortably with nerve damage to my neck spinal cord, so I raffled off six of them, donating the proceeds to the ukulele kids club, kept four thinline only.
 
"What do you just have like 50 French horns now?"

Funny you should mention that ! I just today bought a 1907 Conn Mellophone for my little horn collection. Yes, I donated more than 50 nice Ukes, but I kept back 50 for myself. So, I may be cured of my UAS, but I'm still buying toys, and I'm still flush with Ukuleles! 🤪
 
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"What do you just have like 50 French horns now?"

Funny you should mention that ! I just today bought a 1907 Conn Mellophone for my little horn collection. Yes, I donated more than 50 nice Ukes, but I kept back 50 for myself. So, I may be cured of my UAS, but I'm still buying toys, and I'm still flush with Ukuleles! 🤪
i have an old early 1900 Conn curved soprano saxophone with original case I’ll sell to you. A perfect addition to your collection
 
"What do you just have like 50 French horns now?"

Funny you should mention that ! I just today bought a 1907 Conn Mellophone for my little horn collection. Yes, I donated more than 50 nice Ukes, but I kept back 50 for myself. So, I may be cured of my UAS, but I'm still buying toys, and I'm still flush with Ukuleles! 🤪
By the way, I am such a lousy Ukulele player! I can just barely pick out a tune, and my strumming sounds like a player having a sneezing fit. I really am bad at it. No talent at all. But, I am a great brass player, always have been. I took up French Horn at age 12, and six months later was asked to go to summer band camp with the High School students. I was already playing better than they were. I figured that I could do that sort of thing with the Ukulele if I tried. It just hasn't worked out. 🥺
 
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By the way, I am such a lousy Ukulele player! I can just barely pick out a tune, and my strumming sounds like a player having a sneezing fit. I really am bad at it. No talent at all. But, I am a great brass player, always have been. I took up French Horn at age 12, and six months later was asked to go to summer band camp with the High School students. I was already playing better than they were. I figured that I could do the sort of thing with the Ukulele if I tried. It just hasn't worked out. 🥺
I played cornet at a very young age, 6 or 7 years old. Daily Vacation Bible School paid for the many lessons, and they also placed me in the local Salvation Army Band. I comprehended music concepts, and written music, but I bet I didn't play very well. I also went to band camp, complements of those wonderful people. I still remember the camp name, and their song. In junior high school I was in the SP program, which included band class. I played the trumpet in band class, but I was already a guitar rocker in my first rock band, so I didn't pay any attention to the trumpet.
I've seen pictures of your music room. I know you love music, and it's a major part of your life. I admire the gesture you made to charity with your ukuleles. Your heart is in the right place, George.
 
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Yes, I donated more than 50 nice Ukes, but I kept back 50 for myself. So, I may be cured of my UAS, but I'm still buying toys, and I'm still flush with Ukuleles! 🤪
Oh PHEW! I was really concerned there for a moment!
 
That is a hell of a tax right off!
 
"That is a hell of a tax right off!" It would be nice if it were. But, the standard deduction for married filing jointly is so big that itemizing deductions just doesn't make sense. And, you can't write off donations unless you are itemizing all your deductions. And, making it even worse, the IRS would require an appraisal of the items when the claimed deduction is that large. What a hassle that would be! So, no tax deduction, just a gift.
 
Sounds like a win-win to me! Quite a donation for them and a feeling of satisfaction and relief for you. :)
 
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