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My ukuleles

In order of acquisition:




Roy Cone

Gold Tone

Tacoma Disaster


Sancho Panzer


Grand Cru

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Model 2652


This was my ukulele first date and, like any good first date, it left permanent marks.

On the whole, I still prefer geared tuners to friction pegs—the mark of an amateur, I know, but I don't mind, since I am one. Actually, I like friction pegs if they're good ones. Never let it be said that I don't enjoy friction in the proper context.

The Hilo had everything a beginner needed: it stayed in tune and it stayed together.

To some, the spots on the fretboard may speak of a dedicated learner, to others, of an inexpensive ukulele. To me, they spoke of the need for more ukuleles.

May, 2006: The Hilo that taught me will next be teaching Mr. Juan Martinez.
Buena suerte, Juan!


Next ukulele: Humo

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