PLUC Tales – Ron’s Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome

01 May
Ron's Kala Travel Uke

Ron’s Kala Travel Uke

While I have not had the opportunity to attend club, I still strum the ukulele every day and recently purchased my most expensive instrument so far. A Kala Travel Uke, model SSL WTU 1005. This was purchased purely for its looks and I had to buy it.

A slimline uke with spruce top and lacewood back and sides, this created a conflict.  Which do I love the best: my new travel uke, a real pleasure to play and great quality, or my Flea? Strangely enough, my Flea came out tops and I decided I like this best. I might of course be shot down in flames for saying so but that’s how it is. Simon will be delighted, LOL.

As for the Kala. In order for me to love it better, I decided to try D’Addario strings which failed miserably regards sound and were ultimately changed to Aquila. Much better.

I got to thinking about folk who possess several ukuleles. Whether they are loved equally and for what reasons?

Warm regards to all. Ron

Other PLUC Tales: More Benny Hill Than James Hill – Dave P; I Never Liked The Uke – Steve H; Long-Distance Strummer – Gail; New Uker! – Sheila; A Tale Of Two Ukuleles – Tina; The First Rule Of Uke Club… – AnthonyRon’s Progress; Probably The Most Fun Instrument In The World… – Jos; It’s Been A Year – Part 2 – Jeanette; From Classical To PLUC – Andrew; A History Of The Ukulele – And Its Part In My Downfall – JamesSanta Rides Again – Alan F; Steph’s Story; Uncle Ron’s Legacy… – Wee Kheng; Dan’s Story; Five Years & Loving It – Simon; My Ukulele Origins… – Rufus; Why Ed Started Playing The Ukulele; Ron’s Song; It’s Been A Year… – Jeanette


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23 responses to “PLUC Tales – Ron’s Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome

  1. don dawson (@donatdaddario)

    May 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Ron – don from D’Addario Strings here – saw your comment about our Ukulele strings now working out for you. I was wondering if you’d like to check out another part of our string line. We offer a very broad assortment of Ukulele strings, including a line that we developed with Aqulia. My email is – shoot me a note if you’d like to check a set out and we’ll send you a sample.

    Don Dawson
    Product Marketing Specialist
    D’Addario / Planet Waves

  2. Daydreamer

    May 5, 2013 at 3:42 am

    I just bought a expensive ukulele, gretsch standar soprano. I love the way it look! And it will last for years 🙂

    • Ron Young

      May 7, 2013 at 1:40 am

      Took the liberty of looking up your Gretsch ukelele. Very nice too. Thanks for sharing.


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