Beardy Weirdies, Hob Goblin, instruments, Lady, Sophie, ukulele - posted on September 13, 2011 by

the ukulele lady…

Meet ‘Lady,’ my newest prized possession!

She’s been with me for a few weeks now, and I think it’s love. Isn’t she pretty?

After a reconnoiter, even Miss Sophie has given her approval…

I met her at the sweet Soho folk music shop Hob Goblin. I suspect the sales chaps in there are more used to serving customers with beards and leather jerkins as they seemed quite taken aback when I flounced in!

Needless to say they certainly know their instruments and directed me towards Ashbury (a British brand, though Lady is made from Hawaiian curly koa and was produced in Indonesia!), and to a ‘concert’ rather than ‘soprano’ sizing as it had a slightly richer tone.

I’m indebted to them for their time (and the book they threw in for free – cheers chaps!).

I’ll leave you with this lovely little ditty:

Vintage ukulele magic!


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