For those of you that are not familiar with the acronym UAS, it stands for Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome. It’s a horrible malady that strikes a large percentage of ukulele players. It’s unavoidable really, so if you think you’ll never catch it, you’re just kidding yourself 😉
Presently, I only have one uke in my possession (two if you count the Banjo-Tam that I received yesterday… so yeah, one uke…). It’s a concert sized Koa Pono (PKC 1-E). I also have a concert sized KoAloha on order, that should arrive in the next week or so. Those are both production made instruments though… I’ve since ordered a custom made concert sized Boat Paddle uke from Jerry Hoffman. I’m excited about the non-standard shape of his instruments, and the fact that I’m getting to pick every detail. Since I will already have two koa wood ukes, I have opted for a Boat Paddle that is constructed with a Mahogany top and back, with Maple sides and fretboard. It’s going to be unique, just like me 😉
The only hard part about ordering a custom made instrument, is waiting for it to be born… According to Jerry, mine won’t hatch until sometime early next Spring.
Anyone else out there already have a Boat Paddle uke? If so, please share your opinions.