RISA electric ukulele

This is all so new to me. So much to learn, absorb, play with. When I first started to play it was on a classical guitar because I’ve always held a soft spot in my heart for Spanish-style, flamencoesque guitar.

That was when I was still searching for a connection to a homeland that felt more like home than America. Not anymore. ‘Instead, I am longing for a better country–a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for me.’ My homeland I carry with me now, whereever I go, until I finally do return to my homeland.

For all intents and purposes the guitar was a little big for me. Hard to bar chords, hard to travel with, I dunno it wasn’t quite right for me.

Then I turned to the ukulele, or in Spanish (as my abuela has dubbed it) tingalili. It was a toy! One that sounded like something a doll might play. And again, from a practical standpoint, it only had 4 strings instead of 6, so it was even easier to play.

I also really enjoy the idea of killing it on a cheap, little, toy. Something I could easily smash at the end of a set if I felt inclined. Showing the men I can keep up, on my terms. My equivalent of dancing. It was the slipper with a perfect fit.screen-shot-2017-01-11-at-8-24-45-am


After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.
So, today, I am looking at buying a specialty German-made electric ukulele. The RISA LP Tenor cherry sunburst electric ukulele. I am not sure what LP means for an instrument. Or what the benefits are to having two pickups verses one? If you might know, feel free to leave a comment, all knowledge or advice welcome here. I wonder if the German makers know that risa is Spanish for laugh. I hope so.
La risa de ese niñita es contagiosa. ::  This child’s laughter is contagious. 

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