My first uke was a hand me down mahalo concert, i don’t know the exact model, it was about 5 years old at the time(2009) and it cost my mate £25 including case. It was awful but somehow it still got me hooked, within 2 months I had a Kala KA-MS it’s very good for the price £165. I still haven’t seen a nicer lookin uke for less that £1k. I recently played a Martin S-O and although I wasn’t impressed enough to buy it, I didn’t like the lack of fret markers, it has made me want a higher quality uke, Im currently looking at getting my hands on a KoAloha but am finding it quite difficult in the UK.
According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Stress-related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity. And use of sedative drugs like Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years. Even students are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s. Chances are, you or someone you know seriously struggles with anxiety.