Yesterday was my first ukulele lesson at the music store. My brother-in-law and I went there a little early and tested out the current stock of acoustic guitars while we were waiting for the lesson to start. I found the 2 that I had been looking at on my previous visit. They were both calling my name and I had a very hard time choosing between them. Both of them felt like good matches for me, but in the end, I decided to go with the Epiphone over the Fender. There were just a few differences, and those differences helped me make my choice. The neck on the Fender had a glossy finish, whereas the Epiphone had a smooth polished finish. My thumb slid back and forth better on the Epiphone. Although I loved the natural wood colors of the Fender, the Sunburst paint job of the Epiphone looked even better in my eyes. I know that color is not the most important attribute, and it wasn’t in my case either. I really liked the sound quality of the Epiphone, as well as the on-board tuner and pre-amp. The strings on both were really low, so that was not a deciding factor, but there was enough positives for me to make my choice. As you can see the from the picture, it fits me well and I do believe I will enjoy it for years and years. I’ve already started practicing with it. If anyone has any pointers for a very beginner, drop me a line. I can use all the help I can get.
The ukulele lesson was ok, but the guitar shopping was the highlight of the trip, if you can’t tell already. Ha Ha.
Hope to be playing around the campfire this summer.