My latest fascination: The Ukulele

Being the person who always has to be ahead of the curve when it comes to trends and fads, I have officially moved into the newest chapter of my musical life: my obsession with the Ukulele. :)

Now, I have never been to Hawaii but have to admit that there is something soothing in the tropical sound that comes from 4 strings. After tons of research and hearing about others getting bit by the bug, I decided to go with a Flea Ukulele (opting for the Tiki model) based upon it’s praise, durability and price.

Soon after pulling the trigger and ordering one, I was searching around and discovered the following video on YouTube. He happens to be playing the same uke that I ordered and without a doubt has confirmed that I made a good choice.

Tell me that this guy isn’t amazing. I think I need a hat like that to complete my new obsession… :)

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4 Responses to “My latest fascination: The Ukulele”

  1. Howlin' Hobbit Says:

    That’s “FranSpain” on the ukulele boards and yes, he’s amazing and yes, you need a hat.

    Howlin’ Hobbit
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    http://www.howlinhobbit.com

  2. Woodshed Says:

    Congratulations on your new Flea and your new obsession. You definitely made the right choice. And Fran certainly kicks ass.

    You do need a hat. Hat+ukulele is something of a necessity.

  3. FranSpain Says:

    WOW!! A friend has sent me this link!! I’m the man in the video :-)
    I have the same obsession. I’m from Sevilla (Spain) and never have visited Hawaii.
    Thanks for your kind words, you have a new friend in Spain =)

  4. robgonzo Says:

    See there, all you have to do is say, “I like the ukulele” and all the uke freaks come looking for you. ;)
    I hope you enjoy it as much as the rest of us do!