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scooterguitar
03-02-2009, 04:38 PM
Decided on the Kanilea...snooze ya lose...gone! Is foul language allowed on here:D

Ok, ok...
Koaloha, just go for it? I like Mike's description of the string spacing, as in their design allows for less slippage off the sides of the board for hammer-ons and such, which suites me fine. I come from the 80's school of neoclassical guitar shredding:music:

At the rate I'm going I'll never find a uke! Better retire before I start:p

Koaloha is just a little outta my comfort zone, but...is it the bees knees, the "one"? I could afford a straight Concert opposed to the super.
Hmmm...

Let's talk deepness and projection...

Consider a G string maybe?

Thanks for listening

thejumpingflea
03-02-2009, 05:18 PM
Decided on the Kanilea...snooze ya lose...gone! Is foul language allowed on here:D

Ok, ok...
Koaloha, just go for it? I like Mike's description of the string spacing, as in their design allows for less slippage off the sides of the board for hammer-ons and such, which suites me fine. I come from the 80's school of neoclassical guitar shredding:music:

At the rate I'm going I'll never find a uke! Better retire before I start:p

Koaloha is just a little outta my comfort zone, but...is it the bees knees, the "one"? I could afford a straight Concert opposed to the super.
Hmmm...

Let's talk deepness and projection...

Consider a G string maybe?

Thanks for listening

I wouldn't go with a G string without the ability to try it. I have found many of them have intonation issues.

Koaloha makes some great ukes. If you don't mind me asking; what is your price range?

scooterguitar
03-03-2009, 12:39 AM
Under $600

sukie
03-03-2009, 02:35 AM
I got my KoAloha from MGM for around that price. It's beautiful. And I was not able to try them out beforehand. They're pretty nice.

deach
03-03-2009, 03:17 AM
DominicFoundTheMoon in 5-4-3-2-.....

dominicfoundthemooon
03-03-2009, 03:27 AM
dominicfoundthemoon in 5-4-3-2-.....

koaloha for sure!!

dominicfoundthemooon
03-03-2009, 03:29 AM
deach you are so funny! and you know me so well! its like you can finish my sentiences.. it must me that crazy weekend we spent in Mexico... i will never for get those hot nights! we got so close is so few days.. i will remember it always!!

deach
03-03-2009, 03:34 AM
deach you are so funny! and you know me so well! its like you can finish my sentiences.. it must me that crazy weekend we spent in Mexico... i will never for get those hot nights! we got so close is so few days.. i will remember it always!!

I don't remember a damn thing after you handed me that "special" pill.

dominicfoundthemooon
03-03-2009, 03:36 AM
I don't remember a damn thing after you handed me that "special" pill.

except you had trouble walking for days!!! <-- was that over the line.. i think that might have been over the line.. i do that sometimes.. go over the line..

bbycrts
03-03-2009, 04:43 AM
Decided on the Kanilea...snooze ya lose...gone! Is foul language allowed on here:D

Ok, ok...
Koaloha, just go for it? I like Mike's description of the string spacing, as in their design allows for less slippage off the sides of the board for hammer-ons and such, which suites me fine. I come from the 80's school of neoclassical guitar shredding:music:
...

Um, IF the Kanile'a was what you decided on as right for you, then patience! I'm sure another will become available. I have my Kanile'a soprano - sigh - it plays like a dream...

Don't rush into a second choice without investigating the potential availability of your first choice (and call MGM - he might be able to tell you more about future availability - he lives in the same town where Kanile'as are built, after all!).

freedive135
03-03-2009, 06:32 AM
as for the deeper tone and projection...

Of the 4 different KoAloha Sopranos I got to play when I picked mine out it seems that the darker color the wood it had a deeper tone and better projection.

dominicfoundthemooon
03-03-2009, 06:56 AM
as for the deeper tone and projection...

Of the 4 different KoAloha Sopranos I got to play when I picked mine out it seems that the darker color the wood it had a deeper tone and better projection.

i think you are right with that... i felt the same way.. and this might just all be in my head but the darker KOA with deep dark lines sounded the best to my ear... i always wonder if this is for real more a function of my eyes or ears.. because i love the dark with the lines!

what about the "curly koa" how does that make it sound? or is it just a look? they told me at the Koaloha factory that it is made my trees waving in the wind a lot.. and the branches swaying from side to side.. causing the waves.. i sure looks great!!

russ_buss
03-03-2009, 07:00 AM
Um, IF the Kanile'a was what you decided on as right for you, then patience! I'm sure another will become available. I have my Kanile'a soprano - sigh - it plays like a dream...

Don't rush into a second choice without investigating the potential availability of your first choice (and call MGM - he might be able to tell you more about future availability - he lives in the same town where Kanile'as are built, after all!).

i agree with baby carrots. don't let all your previous research go to waste.

scooterguitar
03-03-2009, 07:36 AM
Koaloha just outta my range. Might just go mid priced to begin with so I can get playing. Mainlands are looking nicer and nicer after all this angst:>)

bbycrts
03-03-2009, 07:56 AM
Seriously - if you compromise, you'll end up with a Kanile'a anyway. It is the nature of UAS. They speak to you. They call to you. The ukes you set your heart on will never let you forget that you chose them - if you don't buy them now, you WILL buy them later, but you will be out more money. BEEN THERE, DONE THAT. Just...give it a bit of time, or more importantly CALL MGM and see when he will get more...it will be worth it in the long run...

haole
03-03-2009, 08:06 AM
Agreed with bbycrts. You WILL buy the Kanile'a no matter what, even if you buy the Mainland first. ;)

KoAlohas are awesome, and I think you'd be very happy with one. Buying a KoAloha instead of a Kanile'a is not "settling" at all. But if you really had your heart set on the Kanile'a, you shouldn't feel like you have to buy your second choice because the first one's sold out. After all, Kanile'a builds a decent amount of ukes, and it won't be long before another one comes along. MGM doesn't always list every piece of inventory as soon as it comes in, so it's worth asking to see what's up.

Lanark
03-03-2009, 08:57 AM
DominicFoundTheMoon in 5-4-3-2-.....

He's in the key of Cmaj7?

scooterguitar
03-03-2009, 09:08 AM
You guys are killing me!
The Honu is looking like my best choice at this point:>)
I'm using a Hilo baritone tuned high G now, heck anything is gonna kill that tone and playability I'd hope!

dominicfoundthemooon
03-03-2009, 09:29 AM
He's in the key of Cmaj7?

i am slowwww.. that took me a few but i get it... an for real.. i am just about never in that key! my fingers cant stretch that far yet! its all G and C for this guy.. i like to throw in a F just for some spice!

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bbycrts
03-03-2009, 10:47 AM
You guys are killing me!
The Honu is looking like my best choice at this point:>)
I'm using a Hilo baritone tuned high G now, heck anything is gonna kill that tone and playability I'd hope!

Do I have to come right out of this computer and slap you around a bit???

Sorry...fact is, you'll end up with more than one (two, three...) anyway, so you might as well start with the one you want the most. You have SOMETHING to play for now...

taropatch
03-04-2009, 04:28 AM
Another Kanile'a Super Concert up at MGM's -- this one for $799, though.

PickNStrum
03-04-2009, 05:48 AM
I wouldn't go with a G string without the ability to try it. I have found many of them have intonation issues.

Koaloha makes some great ukes. If you don't mind me asking; what is your price range? I just got 3 G Strings in and am quite pleased with the intonation. maybe they have resolved the issue?

cpatch
03-04-2009, 05:55 AM
For some reason the OP has a new thread for each phase of this story...it concludes here:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10464