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Bob-in-Alberta
10-26-2015, 07:17 AM
My wife and I are off to Oahu in a couple of days for a holiday that will include picking up a new ukulele. I've ordered a Pono MT mahogany tenor strung low g with a misi pickup from Hawaii Music Supply and we'll we picking it up on one of our rental car days while exploring the north shore. I've been telling people that flying to Hawaii and picking it up is the frugal thing to do as we'll save on shipping charges. Most of them just kind of look at me funny and walk away. Makes sense though, right? This is my first venture into a uke with a pickup so I'm looking forward to it. Along with the new instrument I'm really looking forward to some time in the sun and some good old fashioned rest and recreation. No images of my ukulele yet since I don't have it but here is one from the store website.

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Camsuke
10-26-2015, 10:50 AM
Congratulations Bob! It really does make perfectly good sense to plan a holiday around a new ukulele purchase.... it does to me anyway.

coolkayaker1
10-26-2015, 10:56 AM
Like your logic on buying ukes in Oahu, Bob (except for the HMS free shipping, plus you'll now pay sales tax by buying it on the North Shore...but who's keeping track, eh? Lol)

Sounds like you've ordered a fabulous Pono. Nothing beats mahogany, in my book. Great dealio! Enjoy the North Shore. So pretty, it is.

DownUpDave
10-26-2015, 11:07 AM
Myself and "sam13", another fellow Canadian, were talking about doing the exact same thing. Going on a trip to Hawaii AND buying a ukulele, life don't get better than that. Congratulations and enjoy your new Pono, great instruments. Post a couple pics of you on the beach with your new "hog". Motorcycle guys aren't the only ones lovin' their "hogs" :shaka:

Pueo
10-26-2015, 11:17 AM
My work schedule precludes weekday visits to HMS but I do work in an office building adjacent to Ala Moana Center - if you find yourself there around lunchtime while on Oahu, send me a PM and I'll walk down and say "Hi"
If you let me know at least a day in advance, I'll even bring my Pono.

Nickie
10-26-2015, 03:43 PM
What a perfect vacation. My dream is to go to Hawaii, listen to as much music as I can, tour the factories, and come home with a new baby!

Trinimon
10-27-2015, 03:39 AM
Awesome! That's what I did when I picked up my Kamaka! I ordered my custom Kamaka from the factory 6mts in advance and picked it up when I got there after my factory tour. :)

Be sure to post some pics!

joekulele
10-27-2015, 03:44 AM
Round out your day in Haleiwa with a plate lunch from Giovanni Shrimp Truck and then a shave ice from Matsumoto's Store. You'll never forget it!

SoloRule
10-27-2015, 04:27 AM
My wife and I are off to Oahu in a couple of days for a holiday that will include picking up a new ukulele. I've ordered a Pono MT mahogany tenor strung low g with a misi pickup from Hawaii Music Supply and we'll we picking it up on one of our rental car days while exploring the north shore. I've been telling people that flying to Hawaii and picking it up is the frugal thing to do as we'll save on shipping charges. Most of them just kind of look at me funny and walk away. Makes sense though, right? This is my first venture into a uke with a pickup so I'm looking forward to it. Along with the new instrument I'm really looking forward to some time in the sun and some good old fashioned rest and recreation. No images of my ukulele yet since I don't have it but here is one from the store website.

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I did exactly that in January this year. Ended up cancelling my Pono , came home with a K brand. You may end up doing the same too.
The Hawaiian influence will change our taste so fast once you are there.
If you are lucky enough to see Corey at the store (He is off every Friday as per his email to me back in January). Please do a video of him playing on your uke and share with us.

molokinirum
10-27-2015, 05:37 AM
Round out your day in Haleiwa with a plate lunch from Giovanni Shrimp Truck and then a shave ice from Matsumoto's Store. You'll never forget it!

That's right!! Also, get on the beach and play for your lady!! This is THE best way to get a new uke. Congrats!!

molokinirum
10-27-2015, 05:38 AM
I have done the same thing......hit the Kamaka factory to pick up some repaired ukes, take a tour and head to the beach to play!! Life is good!!

Bob-in-Alberta
11-11-2015, 08:32 AM
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I picked up my new Pono and I like it a lot. I'd include a sound sample but I'm not that good so I'd rather not torture anyone. Special thanks to the local ABC stores in Hawaii for the nice backdrop towel.

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