I have to donate a spare ukulele

I recently bought a basic ukulele from MusicGuyMic’s Ukulele in Hawaii. It’s a Kala concert uke. MusicGuyMic ships things really quickly, and unfortunately, he sent me a cheaper Makala one by mistake.

I really hate querying sales on eBay, but Michael was exceptionally reasonable: he sent me the proper Kala uke, and told me to keep the other one to play with a friend. I think I need to do better than that, so I’m wondering who really needs a uke, and I’ll give it to them. It’s not the greatest instrument in the world, but it’s a good starter one.

I’ve heard of The Ukulele Project, but it sounds like they have all the instruments they need. I wonder if my uke friends Cathy & Skizz near Baltimore know? Closer to home, anyone at the Corktown Uke Jam?

(One other thing I’ll say about MusicGuyMic – he does an unbelievable setup job on his instruments, even the cheap ones. The fretboards are oiled, frets filed and polished, bridge adjusted for intonation, and really good Nylgut strings fitted as standard. That’s the sort of thing that makes an instrument so much easier to play.)


  1. Hi! My name is Kate Flanigan and my Dad’s name is Kevin. We call it his mid-life crisis, but he’s recently had an obsession with buying, fixing and selling back ukes online. I am just starting to give ukulele lessons. I only have 3 students right now but am hoping to have more. Between the two of us, we are constantly being asked where to purchase ukes, and often are the ones providing the ukes. I’ve actually thought of starting a program where I raise money or ask for people to donate their old ukes so that I can provide them for children who really are in need of a little something special. It’s still just an idea, but I promise if you sent me your uke I would keep it until I found just the right child!

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