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Down Up Dick
02-15-2015, 06:03 AM
Has anyone seen the new plastic "beach" Uke? It was in the Spring issue of Ukulele Magazine. It's white and sorta "see-through". I think there's already a soprano one and, now, a concert. You beach and camping peeps should be frenzied with excitement--if they're any good.

Always somethin' new and better (?). :old:

kmac66
02-15-2015, 06:53 AM
You might be thinking about the Makala Waterman.
Haven't seen one in the wild, but they are on Kalas web page.
The look cool.

Andreas Fischer
02-15-2015, 06:55 AM
maybe the ukulele you mean is the "bachbuddy" it is sold in germany as the "beachbuddy by classic cantabile"
you can get it in several colours, with motivs and also clear (seethrough)

its the same as the "woodi" sold in usa
only difference, its much cheaper here in germany ;-)

mds725
02-15-2015, 07:53 AM
It would help if you could tell us what brand it is. In addition to the Kala Waterman, there's a "bug" uke and an "Outdoor Ukulele" (which may be the one you're thinking of, because the other two only come in soprano scale. Here's a link to the Outdoor Ukulele website.
http://outdoorukulele.com/

Down Up Dick
02-15-2015, 08:25 AM
It would help if you could tell us what brand it is. In addition to the Kala Waterman, there's a "bug" uke and an "Outdoor Ukulele" (which may be the one you're thinking of, because the other two only come in soprano scale. Here's a link to the Outdoor Ukulele website.
http://outdoorukulele.com/

You're correct, mds725, my bad-sorry. It's called the Aqualele, and it's made by BugsGear. The article said the new one would come out in January 2015.

Looks pretty good to me. I wonder if the tuners are metal . . . :old:

sukie
02-15-2015, 08:49 AM
Personally I think they sound better than the Outdoor Uke. I'm interested in a concert size. Oh, Mim.....

ksiegel
02-15-2015, 11:53 AM
I've got a soprano Aqualele, and am waiting on the Concert size.

Tuners are geared tuners, strings are an Asian string Phil says sound better to him than Aquilas - to me, the strings are the weakest part of the instrument.

I brought the soprano to Jay's Uke Jam By The Bay last year, and many people played it, and were surprised at how good it sounded/felt.

Stu Fuchs has played my soprano, and said it had a great sound.

I've got several mid range and (to me) higher- end mid range ukes, and I ordered the concert sized Bugs gear uke. That should say something about the instruments.


-Kurt

kissing
02-15-2015, 05:02 PM
If you want a concert sized plastic uke, check these out. I have one and it is decent. Kept in my car :)


http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NF61WMG/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_1?qid=1424055717&sr=8-1-fkmr0&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=kealoha+plastic+ukulele

Cheaper than Aqualele, but just as good. Setup is good too.

Andreas Fischer
02-15-2015, 06:14 PM
they are also sold under the name "korala puc"

mds725
02-15-2015, 08:07 PM
You're correct, mds725, my bad-sorry. It's called the Aqualele, and it's made by BugsGear. The article said the new one would come out in January 2015.

Looks pretty good to me. I wonder if the tuners are metal . . .


Here's the Bugsgear website.
http://bugsgearukulele.com/index.aspx

BugsGear is selling Aqualeles with cosmetic belmishes for $40.
http://bugsgearukulele.com/cosmeticblems.aspx

Preacher
02-16-2015, 06:15 AM
Is there anything out there about the concert version being available yet? He (is it Ken?) did a KickStarter campaign about it (that didn't reach its goal) and that kept the money, so I'm wondering where that's at. I was not able to contribute to that one, so I'm not sure what the timeline is anymore.

spookelele
02-16-2015, 09:00 AM
Is there anything out there about the concert version being available yet? He (is it Ken?) did a KickStarter campaign about it (that didn't reach its goal) and that kept the money, so I'm wondering where that's at. I was not able to contribute to that one, so I'm not sure what the timeline is anymore.

https://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/kickstarter%20basics

"Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing. No one will be charged for a pledge towards a project unless it reaches its funding goal. This way, creators always have the budget they scoped out before moving forward."

VegasGeorge
02-16-2015, 02:24 PM
I just ordered a kealoha with the palm tree design. I play my plastic uke in the tub every morning. This will give me another choice of instrument. Thanks for bringing it up on the forum!

equina
02-16-2015, 02:33 PM
Is there anything out there about the concert version being available yet? He (is it Ken?) did a KickStarter campaign about it (that didn't reach its goal) and that kept the money, so I'm wondering where that's at. I was not able to contribute to that one, so I'm not sure what the timeline is anymore.

It's at Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bugsgear-plastic-concert-size-ukulele. Campaign owner gets to keep the funds even if the target is not reached. There were some issues with the moulding, so delivery was delayed by a few months.

Preacher
02-16-2015, 08:35 PM
Yeah, I said Kickstarter when I knew it wasn't that one--I should have said crowdfunding thing or something more general. Since I knew he kept the money even though the target wasn't reached, I assumed that he was still going ahead with the build. That's what I was hoping at least. Now I'm just looking for whenever it goes on sale to the general public.

kissing
02-16-2015, 10:34 PM
lol are people blind?

CONCERT PLASTIC UKE THAT FITS THE NICHE:


http://www.amazon.com/Kealoha-Concert-Ukulele-Stunning-Playability/dp/B00NF61WMG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424162078&sr=8-1&keywords=kealoha+ukulele

DubstepedZombie
02-17-2015, 06:20 AM
Loving my Kealoha Concert KISSING! Thank you for talking me out of the outdoor ukulele.It's going to be a fun summer bringing a uke kayaking and floating.

spookelele
02-17-2015, 06:25 AM
can you weigh the kealoha please?

DubstepedZombie
02-17-2015, 06:35 AM
I cannot because I installed strap buttons on mine so its not accurate. Sorry but I am not taking them off.

Andreas Fischer
02-17-2015, 02:57 PM
the Kealoha plastik concert:
just another name "korala puc"
and another price; 23 Euro
http://www.thomann.de/de/korala_puc_30_007_poly_ukes_pink.htm?ref=prod_rel_ 344577_1