Musicguymic Closed: Ukulele Window Shopping

Some very sad news on the ukulele sales front, musicguymic has had to shut up shop due to illness. Musicguymic was always the first person I recommended when it came to uke buying. I’ve never heard a word against the guy and he had the best selection and knowledge around. He’s really going to be missed and I wish him a speedy recovery.

The Eleuke electric acoustics are out. Eleukes have never been the prettiest ukuleles around but these really are an ugly piece of ass. Ukeku has a review (I don’t know how he could have given it 4/5 for looks).

Roper concert sized guitalele. Unusual to have a guitalele that small.

Some lustable vintage ukes: Martin baritone, Gibson baritone, Martin 3K.

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  1. Dan April 22nd, 2011 6:50 pm

    That is horrible about musicguymic. He was a great person to do business with and was really knowledgeable.

  2. Zymeck April 22nd, 2011 8:38 pm

    Sad news about musicguymic:( I bought a uke from him a couple of years back, and he was really nice despite me messing him about, (due to my own incompetence) Being in the UK there was something a bit magical about buying a uke all the way from Hawaii! (even if I did get stung on the import tax)

    Get well soon MGM

  3. artcrocker April 22nd, 2011 9:08 pm

    Very sad news on MGM, Got my first good one, He said the walnut body Kanile’a would be very special, and it was. You are very right on the Eleuke, give them some credit for trying to look different, but they ended up with something strange looking,,,,

  4. MrWally April 23rd, 2011 12:34 am

    This is quite sad. I’ve bought several items from him. But I’m not in a conundrum. I pre-ordered a Kala Acacia Tenor from him back in January and it still has not yet arrived. I wonder what I should do now…

  5. MrWally April 23rd, 2011 12:35 am

    This is quite sad. I’ve bought several items from him. But I’m now in a conundrum. I pre-ordered a Kala Acacia Tenor from him back in January and it still has not yet arrived. I wonder what I should do now…

  6. pepamahina April 23rd, 2011 2:54 am

    Hey Mr. Wally:
    Mike posted recently on ukulele underground:
    http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?45749-feedback-is-making-me-ill
    You could get an account there and try sending him a calm and sympathetic “private message” on the forum with your information. I’ve never bought from him, but his reputation is excellent.

  7. MrWally April 23rd, 2011 8:29 am

    Thanks for the response. I have his email, but that post brought a lot of insight to the situation. He’s such an amazing guy. I hope he recovers soon.

  8. George Stone April 23rd, 2011 8:54 am

    That’s a very sad news, no one deserves that kind of situation, hope this illness have treatment.
    Really feel very sad that know a brother in arms can’t do what we love to do.
    All my best wishes to Mike, I can’t imagine what he is exactly going through, but I’m really sad about, here is my truly hope and support to him, I’ll light a candle for you.

  9. todd April 23rd, 2011 2:58 pm

    wow. i’m so sorry to hear about musicguymic as well….only did a little business with him, but his service was top-notch and he was very kind in some e-mail discussions we had….wow…again sorry to hear this…

  10. Mike April 23rd, 2011 4:03 pm

    The news about Musicguymic is truly upsetting. He’s a great guy who’s dedicated to both ukes and his customers. He always responds quickly and thoroughly to questions and when you order an instrument from him you knew it would be well set up and it would arrive quickly. We’re pulling for you, mgm!

  11. Woodshed April 23rd, 2011 6:42 pm

    Thanks for the comments, folks. Just goes to show how much impact he’s had.

  12. Lyndsey April 24th, 2011 1:58 am

    OH NO! Musicguymic is sick?! That’s horrible news! Not sure where I’m going to get my ukuleles from for now on, but most importantly I hope that musicguymic has an easy and speedy recovery!

  13. MrWally April 24th, 2011 2:24 am

    Tell me about it. I don’t even know of other decent vendors for ukes and supplies. MGM was so good I never bothered anywhere else.

    And if anyone is curious, MGM responded very politely and said that my Acacia Tenor will arrive within the week–I was pretty surprised considering I’ve already waited three months for it since they’re so hard to get, I expected to just accept a refund from my pre-order. I’m impressed!

  14. andy April 24th, 2011 4:04 pm

    Best wishes to MGM. Top bloke.

  15. Katie in AL April 24th, 2011 10:38 pm

    Sorry to hear about MGM. I also bought my first uke from him due to Uke Hunt recommendations.
    Speedy Recovery MGM!

  16. uker April 25th, 2011 1:14 am

    His note about the mounting bills is really heart breaking. Maybe we the community can rally to help out.

  17. Ben Mealer April 26th, 2011 2:11 am

    Feel better MGM.

  18. Carl April 26th, 2011 10:18 pm

    Mike was good to deal with (I bought two ukes and a bunch of other stuff) and his selection was the envy any other seller IMHO. We all feel some sense of loss, but nothing to what he must be going through. Best wishes to Mike.

  19. Rob NY April 27th, 2011 9:23 am

    Sad to hear about MGM.

  20. Ruchi May 2nd, 2011 6:32 am

    This is sad to hear indeed. I am a beginner and was really looking forward to ordering a Uke with MGM. He was the name on the lips of all the uke-related forums I’ve come across. Wishing him the best.

    On a similar note, is there another recommended, reliable, home-grown source of ukuleles to fill this rather large gap in the market? I’d prefer to support someone like MGM than Amazon or Sam Ash…

  21. MrWally May 2nd, 2011 7:52 am

    I’ve been wondering about this as well.

    Also, an update:
    After telling me that my Acacia Tenor was on its way MGM sent me another email saying that he was mistaken, and there was no update on its status. I asked him if there was anything we could do or if I could just get a refund, and he hasn’t responded. That was about 5 days ago, so I don’t know what to do :/

  22. Logan September 4th, 2011 6:58 pm

    I’m not sure how I missed the news about musicguymic until now; in three words: that totally sucks. I bought my second/current uke (a beauty of a Kala spruce-top tenor) from him about a year ago. After receiving not just the ukulele at a great price, but new strings, a clearance adjustment, a chromatic clip-on tuner, and a hard case all for free, I decided never to look elsewhere for a ukulele. I also decided that if I were ever to meet him, I would buy him a drink.

    I see that, at some point, he was selling again to those who contacted him directly, but his site is down now. Does anyone have news on his condition?

  23. Woodshed September 6th, 2011 8:11 am

    Logan: Looks like he’s back in hospital, I’m afraid.

  24. Mike L November 29th, 2011 4:35 am

    Bummer. Will he be back? Where do we buy ukes online with a good setup included??

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