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bassballz
02-15-2015, 01:24 PM
Enjoying some gorgeous weather on this long holiday weekend with a new (used) uke to the stable. I missed one on the marketplace recently, but a fellow UU'er, Tukulele, stepped up with one he was willing to let go. I've been wanting one for a bit and thought it was time to pull the trigger on this crown-bridge Tenor.
A beautiful machine that plays like a dream.
Thanks Tu! I will enjoy.
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PhilUSAFRet
02-15-2015, 01:38 PM
Congrats on getting "Crowned"

Camsuke
02-15-2015, 02:52 PM
Nice buying Bassballz, congratulations!

DownUpDave
02-15-2015, 02:54 PM
What is that green stuff in the background, I only recognize snow anymore.

Beautiful Koaloha, I guess you were just meant to own one of these because they are pretty rare. Congratulations on a gorgeous tenor.

hollisdwyer
02-15-2015, 03:14 PM
Nice! Congratulations.

peterbright
02-15-2015, 03:33 PM
a real stunner...congratulations!

bassballz
02-16-2015, 07:35 AM
Thanks Y'all.
I've always been a soprano/concert guy, but am now exploring the beauty of low-G strung tenors. This one just sings to me....Lovin it!

Nickie
02-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Congratulations! I heard a concert from them the other day, wow, it sang!

connor013
02-16-2015, 04:25 PM
Congrats -- holy grail tenor for sure.

Booli
02-16-2015, 04:40 PM
That looks very nice.

Please excuse my total ignorance, but is this one rare or special?

Please enlighten me - thanks!

bassballz
02-17-2015, 08:14 AM
Booli...
From what I understand KoAloha started producing their tenors in 2001, using a bar bridge. They began using the crown bridge shortly thereafter. These were in production through mid 2000's (mine is a 2005) when they decided the crown bridges were too inticate/time consuming/costly to continue, and went to a production bow-tie style bridge for a bit. I'm not sure this makes the crown bridges any more special, but they are hard to find, and I like the look. I'm happy I found one.
Cheers.

Booli
02-17-2015, 12:53 PM
Booli...
From what I understand KoAloha started producing their tenors in 2001, using a bar bridge. They began using the crown bridge shortly thereafter. These were in production through mid 2000's (mine is a 2005) when they decided the crown bridges were too inticate/time consuming/costly to continue, and went to a production bow-tie style bridge for a bit. I'm not sure this makes the crown bridges any more special, but they are hard to find, and I like the look. I'm happy I found one.
Cheers.


Ah. Ok. Thanks for clearing that up. So it is quite special and rare - at last seems that way to me by what you said.

I agree that it looks great too.

So good for you for finding one - all the best with it!:)

I'm kinda out of the loop on the subtle nuances of the K-Brands due to budget limits, and I dont want to start craving things that I cant have/afford, so I have not really researched them too much.

kmac66
02-18-2015, 02:49 PM
Hows the action up the neck on your crown?
I bought a 2008 Crown Tenor back in October. It already had a MISI pickup installed. I don't think the sanded down the nut when they installed it so my action is a little higher than I'd like. They also put the washers on incorrectly so the plug/strap button kept coming loose.

Other than that I think its great.

bassballz
02-18-2015, 05:20 PM
The member I picked this one up from had it professionally set up by a local luthier. The action is low and sweet, plays like butter, and intonation is pretty spot on up the fretboard.
I'm digging it!

SailingUke
02-18-2015, 05:39 PM
I have a crown bridge super concert, great uke.