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Fiddlerman
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July 31, 2014 - 12:55 pm
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Interested in the Ukulele?
Check out the Lanikai Ukulele reviews that we have made so far by Tommy Stryder.





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@Fiddlerman, 

They're all so nice, and now I want one!

I really like the sound of the Lanikai Concert Ukulele TunaUke SPTU-C laugh

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@Feathers .. I love that one too!!!

Great.. of course.. you know I want one too.  🙂

oooooo.. I like the last one also.. ooooooh.. 

And I thought I wanted a new bow... :)

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cool ukes, not really my thing, but cool anyway

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Fiddlerman
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Easier for guitar players to learn. :)
Thanks guys.

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Do I see ukesman.com coming rofl

Really, a great instrument. I have one myself. I would be nice to play it.

But my violin is a very harsh and jealous mistress and she won't let practice any other.devil-violin

Even my mando is suffering from neglect. 

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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As a life long guitarist Im sure Id pick it up quickly. Just have enough irons in the fire..LOL

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Ukulele is cool! I like the sound, too -- it's warmer than mandolin (I guess I prefer the sound of gut strings or nylon strings to steel strings). When my daughter showed interest in it I bought a kit (still haven't started to put it together yet, I read somewhere you could complete a kit in one weekend, but it seems more complicated than putting a violin kit together to me) , and then I bought one from a ebay dealer where I got my violin kits. I only played a few times, I could play a few chords and a few melodies (children's songs) and that's it. Sometimes I just strummed it and enjoyed the sound.

My main instrument now is violin, unless my doctors say I can't play violin any more because of my recent shoulder injuries I will continue to stick with violin, otherwise may switch to ukulele seriously.

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I have two uke's already. One is a Soprano and the other a Baritone. The Soprano I bought several years ago while shopping for a Bagpipe, the Baritone was given to me from a friend.

When I was a kid I had a uke that somehow got broken, so I used the neck, put it on a R.G.Dunn cigar box and made a cigar box uke. It sounded great.

Here is a great song by the late, "Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Enjoy.  

Ken.

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Fiddlerman
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This performance is so popular that we've even been asked to play "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" in this style at weddings.

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I adore that song. I never seem to tire of that rendition and I am VERY very fond of the original version.

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coolpinkone said
@Feathers .. I love that one too!!!

Great.. of course.. you know I want one too.  🙂

oooooo.. I like the last one also.. ooooooh.. 

And I thought I wanted a new bow... :)

@coolpinkone,

Oh yes, I can see us both with one.laugh

My birthday is coming up in Oct., and the husband has already been subjected to my not so subtle hints.....lol!

I also figure that since I play both guitar and banjo, even though it's been awhile, I don't think there'd be too steep of a learning curve. There's only 1 or 2 less strings to play.....tongue

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I have been thinking too Feathers.   I guess I have zero experience...  It seems very fun!  I hope your hint was noted. :). You never know!  

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coolpinkone said
I have been thinking too Feathers.   I guess I have zero experience...  It seems very fun!  I hope your hint was noted. :). You never know!  

@coolpinkone,

Can I disagree with you for a minute on the part I put in bold? IMO, you do have some experience.smile

You already play a stringed instrument, and might be surprised at how one can translate to the other. 

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ok.. I get that.  I'll take it.  🙂

I guess I did mention getting one to someone recently and they said, "why would you want to do that?"  ha ha.

I do have a loaner guitar that I strum here and there.. I need to commit more to it.  I find that the Guitar is a whole different kind of soothing.

The Uke music to me is just down right happy.  Not to mention portable and rather hip these days to boot!

 

:)

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Fiddlerman
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Cool. There is definitely something to be said about the sound of a Ukulele. I had never tried one before we ordered these but it was fun to play around with them. If I had more time I might take lessons or try to learn on line. :)

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