UAS has struck, custom uke ordered!

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Presently, I only have one uke in my possession (two if you count the Banjo-Tam that I received yesterday… so yeah, one uke…).ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.

2 Responses to “UAS has struck, custom uke ordered!”

  1. Congrats on the Boat Paddle – I have an all mahogany tenor, low G, with maple neck. Everything about Jerry’s paddle ukes: excellent.

    here’s a pic of mine:

    Keep us posted!

  2. Very nice!!! I’m very excited about mine ๐Ÿ™‚

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