Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thanks for voting!

As some of you have noticed, I had put up a poll to the left of this blog over the past week or so. I've been thinking about doing polls on this blog for fun and to get a rough idea of how many people actually visit these pages, but never really checked into it until very recently. Since Blogger does have a poll function, it's only a matter of coming up with a question and some answer options.

So the first poll asked you which one of my ukuleles would you steal? Of course, it's just a ghetto way of asking which one is your favorite. It's good to know that there are many (31% of those who voted) who would not steal from me, but I hold no grudge against those who desired one of my ukes. I mean, with my trusty guard dog (pictured) protecting my ukes, I doubt that anyone will be able to steal any ukes from me right????

I find it interesting that the Kamaka tenor led the way (21%) as the most desired ukulele on the poll list. While it is certainly a very nice ukulele, I think objectively it gets outperformed by at least 3 or 4 of the other ukes listed. I mean, you'd pass up the King (2nd place at 15%) to steal the Kamaka from me??? That's crazy! :p But I must say I kind of understand it. It is currently the uke I play the 2nd most after the King tenor, even though I think a couple of others are superior ukes, so there's definitely something to the Kamaka mystique.

I also find it interesting that the Kiwaya KTS-7 and the Kepasa Gypsy Rose did not receive any votes. I would have figured a few votes for the Kiwaya from soprano players, but maybe most who read this blog play tenors? Or perhaps you all realize that the tenors are worth more??? (heh heh) As for the Gypsy Rose, maybe it's just too radical for most. But if you really do break into my house, you ought to consider the Gypsy Rose. It's pretty awesome. :D Anyway, I guess I won't need to put these guys in a safe then? Har!

Well, it's been interesting to follow this poll and I'll be sure to put up some more ghetto question for my visitors. Thanks again to everyone who spends time reading this blog.

***The results to this poll has been moved to the bottom of this blog. I'll just keep it there for a while then remove it at some later date***


C: said...

I can't believe I missed this poll!
Too late to get my vote in, I will write one in instead! If I were to steal only one of your ukes, it would be either the Pineapple Sunday, or the National. (Or, believe it or not, the cigar box!)

But since I missed the vote, I may have to wait 'til you get a nice 6-string tenor before I plot any musical felonies!!!

Great collection, by the way. I'm envious.

Anonymous said...

You had too many tenors in there to tempt me. Now, if your Kepasa is a soprano -- I really can't remember right off the top of my head -- then I would be tempted.

Of course, I'd have to bring my cat, Jack, along with me to deal with your guard dog. They're about the same size... ok, the dog's a bit smaller... so it would be a fair match-up. :-)

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