Last night Salt City Ukulele held its second Open House. Last year I was hoping for half a dozen or so newcomers and we got 22. Partly that was because the paper featured it in their local events coverage, and they did so again this year so I figured we’d probably get a healthy turnout again. We did: 26.
I took some pictures during setup.
Zoom in on that second one though.
Those are my ukes, all eight of them. As of Tuesday there were only seven, but Wednesday I got my new Hadean bass. We used to have a guy who played bass ukulele with us on our 2016 summer tour, and it was great. Really helped pull the group together rhythmically (and he did a very convincing 4-note run in “Octopus’s Garden” that just isn’t the same on a regular uke). Then he left town and I’ve been wanting a bass in the group again ever since. Well, I may have to be the change I want to see in the world. Gotta learn to play it first though.
So now I have at least one of each of the six main uke sizes. For those keeping score: (left to right) Caramel sopranino, Grizzly soprano, Makala Dolphin soprano, Islander tenor, Lanikai baritone, Hadean bass, Kala soprano, Epiphone Les Paul concert (and Vox Mini 5 amp).
I love how the stand I designed to hold anything from soprano to tenor actually holds anything from sopranino to bass.