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scooterguitar
03-03-2009, 03:29 PM
First of all, thank you to everyone here who has held my hand and helped me along on my first ukulele pruchase;) You guys are great and I like your style;)
Hard times and honest comments seem to be abundant on here, just what I look for in a good forum.
Man, it was hard. I've literally spent hours upon hours since late last week researching, asking, and listening. While no auio or video clips are ever going to take the place of alive demo, I had to make some sort of auditory judgement and it was hard. Would have been easier if that Honu wasn't so damn pretty too!
Thanks to Mike at MGM, I bugged the heck out of him, had him playing ukes for a few days now over the phone.

It basically came down to a Kanilea super concert gloss or Koaloha concert...
He played them, I listened...I asked ?'s...he played more, I asked more...

The Kanilea sounded deep, nice and deep. I know strings play role on all of this and plan to try various brands in the near future. I prefer beefier tones and warmth. This uke was the likely winner, but...:stop:

I threw a loopdy loop in there and had him play the Koaloha Super Concert.
More mids and a fuller (not as deep as the Kanilea) tone to my ear over the staticy phone! Heck, he could have been playing $50 ukes over the phone and I wouldn't have known, but he seems like a great fella and helped me a lot.

Oh yeah, I ordered the Koaloha Super:shaka:
Figure it's a no brainer quality, tone, and value wise.

Can't wait! Now I have to learn how to play, but with all of your help I'll be up and running in no time!

Thanks again!

deach
03-03-2009, 03:38 PM
Great choice! I have two and I love them.

So what are you getting next?

scooterguitar
03-03-2009, 03:42 PM
Great choice! I have two and I love them.

So what are you getting next?

:eek:

Dunno, see how I like this size, etc. Imagine a soprano sometime and if it goes GREAT, save, save for some custom tenor. Or give it up for hopscotch!
I figure I'll be ready for the big tour by next month;)

GX9901
03-03-2009, 03:53 PM
Great choice! I have two and I love them.

So what are you getting next?

Damn, you really have two of those? I kind of want one myself.:p

You must have a few Pineapple Sundays by now huh?:D

deach
03-03-2009, 03:54 PM
....
You must have a few Pineapple Sundays by now huh?:D
not yet, hint hint.

experimentjon
03-03-2009, 04:15 PM
Great choice! I have two and I love them.

So what are you getting next?

You have TWO KoAloha superconcerts?!

You know the UAS is strong when you buy two of the same uke.

haole
03-03-2009, 04:19 PM
The KoAloha super-concert is probably my favorite production uke (in fact, I'm not sure if I should save up for a custom super-concert or just buy the KoAloha and have inlays done later). I hope it satisfies your UAS for at least a few hours. :D

scooterguitar
03-03-2009, 04:28 PM
Ha, ha! Thanks man!

PaulGeo
03-03-2009, 04:46 PM
Congratulations, but... man the Kanile'a is SWEET! (oops :o)

sukie
03-03-2009, 04:56 PM
Great choice. You won't regret it.

bbycrts
03-03-2009, 06:24 PM
Thank goodness the saga is over! Phew!
















but....



















you're still gonna get a Kanile'a some day!

:shaka:

HoldinCoffee
03-03-2009, 10:09 PM
I still wudda went with the Kamaka.

congrats:cheers:

wickedwahine11
03-04-2009, 09:28 AM
I would have gone with the Kanile'a, but I'm sure you will love your KoAloha. Post pics when it arrives!:D

scooterguitar
03-04-2009, 10:12 AM
Will do with pics.
Now I just have to wait, ugh.

NukeDOC
03-04-2009, 11:10 AM
Will do with pics.
Now I just have to wait, ugh.
since you got it from mike, it wont be long.

deach
03-04-2009, 11:23 AM
since you got it from mike, it wont be long.

Very true. If you got the uke from NukeDocUkes.com, you'd be better off planting a koa seed and building the uke yourself.

NukeDOC
03-04-2009, 11:28 AM
Very true. If you got the uke from NukeDocUkes.com, you'd be better off planting a koa seed and building the uke yourself.

dammit deach, youre like a pitbull on a toddler. cant get you off of me. i might have some time (and the money) to send it out this friday. might.

deach
03-04-2009, 11:30 AM
dammit deach, youre like a pitbull on a toddler. cant get you off of me. i might have some time (and the money) to send it out this friday. might.

lol. so fun messing with you.

NukeDOC
03-04-2009, 11:52 AM
lol. so fun messing with you.

go mess with the chicks now. they havent done anything with their uke yet either. hahaha

sukie
03-04-2009, 11:59 AM
go mess with the chicks now. they havent done anything with their uke yet either. hahaha



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