A somewhat similar connection happened this last week on the Big Island. Not with a person, but with an ukulele. One that I love and never want to part with. I won’t take that analogy too far because my wife is more important than any ukulele. But the connection I feel with this uke is strong. I just know we’ll be together forever.
Ukes are now a big part of my life. I see and work on them daily. Photo, video, setup, etc. But beyond that I run a business with 9 full time professionals, which requires a lot of work and sacrifice. Believe me, I would love to have many of the ukes that come through, but I’m realistic. Actually, even if I could afford to keep them all, my desire is to hook you guys up. The regular emails from happy customers bring me happiness. However, once in a while, a uke will come available that is 10 times the magnet I can withstand. Such is the case here. I reserve such ridiculous glorification for only the worthy and Chuck’s work is just amazing. Just to be clear, this is not for sale. This is not to tease or brag or be showy. It’s to honor one of the greatest uke makers ever, Chuck Moore.
Ok, so this is me playing and of course Corey would make it sound better. But this is my uke so you’ll just have to hear it from a normal person. It’s a raw sound sample, meaning no compression, eq, reverb, or post production of any kind. Listen on some good speakers or headphones to hear the tone best. Mahalo to Chuck Moore. He’s one of the many reasons I consider the 50th state #1.
So whatcha think of my new uke? Have you ever played an MB? If so, share your experience-
Ok, I better get to work!