NUkuleleDay of happiness

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NUkuleleDay of happiness

Post by raphaël » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:48 am

I will give ukulele lessons in a musical school next year (september)...
Anyway, I said yes, of course, even if I never owned and / or played a ukulele in my whole life.

Anyway again, I had to buy one!!!
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And oh my god, "they" are like us !! the ukulele players !! GASing and nerdiness and gearheads and stupid high prices for stupidly little instruments !!!
What a relief afterall, I kind of know where I am ;D .

The thing that was the mostdisturbing to me was the huge amount of poor made and cheap ukuleles, very little offer in the $300 / $1000 range, and then the freakin huge possibilities IF you are with a good and healthy wallet...vintage ukuleles are like 60's Stratocasters ( in proportion to the size of course ).
I had hard times to find something cool in the 300/1000 range.
And wednesday I had my first ukulele ever in the mail.
It's a Big Island Mango Tenor, solid wood, beautiful and I got it used with a great deal on it

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Not hawaiian made but very well made. Big Island, from what I gathered and understood, owns a big part of the wood production over there. They keep all the best pieces (so they say) and send them to a vietnamese factory where they are handmade (so they say).

My ukulele as even a mic...plugged into my pedalboard and the Princeton, this is just so much fun and so much joy.

Yes that's it, playing a ukulele is so much fun and so much joy.
I had it for 3 days now and I can't put it down. It's refreshing, it's new and this is something else.
I already found my way to play Voodoo child and Hey Joe on it and it's frankly super great!!!

I now have 3 months to really understand what I do before having students... :D :D

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