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Old 03-11-2018, 03:16 PM
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i'd been searching for a uke for the instrument family. well, i bought a lot of 5 ukes! they are, left to right: cordoba tenor 24tce, kala concert kmht, kala concert kmhce-c, kala tenor spmt-tri and cordoba baritone 24B.

i sure didn't expect to end up with five! fun instruments.

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Old 03-12-2018, 08:12 AM
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Well you skipped right over the whole, "Which one to get next" part of UAS (Uke Acquisition Syndrome). Enjoy!

Cordoba and Kala are decent instruments, and you have three main sizes represented. (I find the soprano too small for my big bear paws, and mostly play tenor).
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:14 PM
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My favorite hard cases are the ones from Pono, and my favorite gig bags are the "Steady" brand, which seems to now be called Fremont through Elderly. Nice accessory compartment and stowable shoulder straps, and a good comfortable molded handle. There is much to be said for a brightly colored gig bag, especially if you go to uke festivals or jams. There can literally be hundreds of nearly identical black cases running around.

https://www.elderly.com/catalog/prod...category/1145/
https://www.elderly.com/accessories/...-cases-gigbags

Cordura covered poly foam cases are fairly inexpensive and provide good impact and thermal protection, but the zipper allows moisture to easily escape, so they are not great for maintaining humidity. With gig bags, I need to re-wet my sponges about twice as often as in a hard case.
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:13 PM
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Well you skipped right over the whole, "Which one to get next" part of UAS (Uke Acquisition Syndrome). Enjoy!

Cordoba and Kala are decent instruments, and you have three main sizes represented. (I find the soprano too small for my big bear paws, and mostly play tenor).
i couldn't pass it up, $500 for all five. thanks for the info on the cases.

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Old 03-12-2018, 06:42 PM
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i'd been searching for a uke for the instrument family. well, i bought a lot of 5 ukes! they are, left to right: cordoba tenor 24tce, kala concert kmht, kala concert kmhce-c, kala tenor spmt-tri and cordoba baritone 24B.

i sure didn't expect to end up with five! fun instruments.

play music!

That should keep you busy for a while!

The one in the middle looks like it's soprano size to me though?
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:26 PM
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That should keep you busy for a while!

The one in the middle looks like it's soprano size to me though?
cutaway probably makes it look smaller.

https://kalabrand.com/products/ka-smhce-c

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Old 03-13-2018, 06:53 PM
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When I first started playing uke about 8 yrs ago, I had a baritone. Over the next year or so, I got one of each size. Over time I found that I developed a preference for the extremes, soprano and Bari. I rehomed the others. It can be a fluid thing, where you find yourself liking a size that didn't initially feel comfortable or sound good to you. I still play uke now and then. It's my beach/couch instrument or when my hands/fingers are feeling poorly. I've moved on to mostly guitar and a lot of mandolin. Enjoy discovering all your ukes.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:53 PM
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thanks.

they have all been fun to play so far and they are all just a little different sounding, sort of like my having different brands and styles of guitars.

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