Yes that’s correct, I’m in love with a red head!
I first saw a picture of Gary Gill’s Pear Shaped Tenor Ukulele #21 back in November on FB. It was with #20 and #22… as soon as I saw “her” I fell in love with the sheer beauty of the woods, colors, shape etc. At the time I though well there it goes a real beauty, someone lucky guy or gal will be very happy out there.
I have too many ukuleles, I had no plans of adding yet another ukulele… Or so I thought…
Flash forward to early January, licking my wounds from 2014, mourning the loss of my dear sister in law Lori to cancer on 1/7/2015, dealing with my own battle with cancer, surgery, ongoing recovery and physical therapy, and canceling my trip to the Reno Uke fest due to $$, time and my health… dealing with one of the worst winters that I can recall etc… I was following Mim’s adventures at NAMM, and somehow I came across #21 again.
I messaged MiM, and as always she replied promptly, yes #21 was still available, we talked numbers, an optional MiSi Pickup, and no case… Bam! I pulled the trigger and she put it on hold.
Now MiM is known for great sales, great setup and getting a hot little Ukulele in you hands before you get a chance to get more than one night’s sleep. But alas, she had to order the MiSi… no worries, I could wait a bit longer… Good thing as the MiSi pickup arrived, she also got a few Fusion Premium Tenor cases that are imported from the UK.
Well here it is 2/20/2015 – it’s 6 degrees out and over 3 feet of snow packed in the front yard and up the streets. But my Redhead arrived, and I’m in love. It is right up there next to my beloved Mya-Moe Ukulele.
I took the day off to pick it up at the post office so it would not sit in the truck all day.
I came home and POW!!! I had not seen any reviews but heard a LOT of talk about every one that owns one being very very happy with the Gary Gill Ukuleles.. Well it’s true. She plays as good as she looks and THAT says a lot. This Ukulele is made of Solid Douglas Fir top/ Mahogany back and sides, with Maple/Redheart Rosette and headstock.
For more information about these and other Ukuleles or the Fusion cases, please contact MiM, at: http://mimsukes.com or via phone at (540) 505 5444
So here are a couple of pics of what I received today, and a link to a video review I made earlier today.
Video review and first impression…
Note: for some strange reason the first minute of the review is low in volume, it was fine on my iPhone, have no idea what youtube did to it ;-)