All of my guitar (not ukulele guitars, my electric guitars) cases are aluminum. Sure, they are rugged and whatnot, and that's great, but I can't tell you how many times they've made me curse after swinging them into my shins. Enough is enough. So, I was scouting Musician's Friend for some good deals and I came across this
Musicians Gear Featherweight Soprano Ukulele Case.
I like what I see, and I like that it's only $29.99. Check out the picture:
From the description, "This Durafoam uke case offers the same protection for your soprano ukulele minus the heft. The high-density polystyrene foam shell has a soft plush form-fitting interior that coddles your instrument and is covered with tough Cordura." It sure sounds like I'd rather be hauling this case through the airport than something that I'm sure to jam into my legs when I'm juggling 6 things trying to show them that I don't have more than 10 ounces of liquids or gels on my person.
So, it's a lazy Sunday afternoon. It's below freezing outside so I'm watching Ice Age 3 with the family and checking out ebay auctions for fun ukulele stuff. Then I happen upon this little fella:
Ahhh.. cute! It looks like something that Ralphie should have played in "A Christmas Story". You know, like maybe that made some alternative version where he wished for this instead of the Red Rider BB Gun? At the time of this post, it's only $10 and that seems like a pretty good deal for a vintage ukulele. Plus, imagine what a badass you would fell like if you were doing Metallica Ukulele covers with a vintage children's Ukulele. So.. there ya have it: Vintage Harmony Child's Toy Wooden UKULELE+Instructions
Look at that thing. It's gorgeous! You know how Amazon sometimes has those deals where the price is so dang good that you have to add it to your cart to see the price. Well, that's what's going on here. List price on this thing is $104.90. It sells for $69 on Musician's Friend, and that's already a crazy deal. Well, it's only $56 at Amazon and FREE SHIPPING?! Has the world gone mad? Just the other day a guy was asking about good deals on Twitter. Buddy, I hope you didn't buy anything yet. This is as good as it gets for a price to awesomeness ratio.