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mm stan
11-21-2015, 08:31 AM
http://news.outrigger.com/ukulele-guild-of-hawaii-to-host-2015-ukulele-exhibition-at-outrigger-waikiki-beach-resort/

Ukulele Eddie
11-21-2015, 09:40 AM
Have fun, Stan. Is it always held the weekend before Thanskgiving? If so, I might make the trip over next year.

Littlegman
11-21-2015, 12:29 PM
Wow, who makes that thin-body composite uke in the second picture??

the flat tire
11-21-2015, 06:47 PM
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gonna try and remember....
Mike Chock
Lynette Huff
Hiilawe again
Moore
Moore

the flat tire
11-21-2015, 06:49 PM
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Aaron Oya
Chisel - nice work from Korea
I'iwi
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the flat tire
11-21-2015, 06:59 PM
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Little River
Little River - neat way of opening up space on headstock
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Josh Rieck - I liked these
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Some folks weren't at their tables...

the flat tire
11-21-2015, 07:07 PM
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Joji Kanda
Imua - finally get to see their gloss finish
Grimes
Scheurenbrand
Grimes

Dan Uke
11-21-2015, 07:13 PM
would love to hear your impression on the sound as well! nice pics

the flat tire
11-21-2015, 07:24 PM
Nice show.
Sort of on the small side.
I'm pretty keen on getting me a custom early next year so I was hoping for more local luthiers.
Kanilea was there along with Kamaka too.
Kamaka wasn't talking about what's happening next year, at least not to me.
Wish I could have stayed to gather more intelligence...

the flat tire
11-21-2015, 07:28 PM
would love to hear your impression on the sound as well! nice pics

So much ambient noise, checking sound is pretty much impossible!
I also have a bad cold to I can't hear anything anyways.
I may go back tomorrow...

mm stan
11-22-2015, 12:08 AM
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Attached thumbnail photo is
Luthier Aaron Oya left uke, the two right ukes are Koolau Ukulele, Luthier Noa Bonk

mm stan
11-22-2015, 12:17 AM
Luthier Dan Ryerson Manae ukulele
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mm stan
11-22-2015, 12:19 AM
Luthier Josh Rieck, stringtheoryluthiery.com
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Rakelele
11-22-2015, 12:20 AM
Flat tire, your first picture in post #5 (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?116865-Ukulele-Guild-of-Hawaii-show-today-and-tomorrow&p=1779492#post1779492) shows most likely a Uke made by Aaron Oya (Kekani on UU).

Thanks for showing us these, keep'em coming!

mm stan
11-22-2015, 12:21 AM
Luthier Eric Devine
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mm stan
11-22-2015, 12:22 AM
Luthier Ono ukulele David Ingalls
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mm stan
11-22-2015, 12:26 AM
Luthier Rollo schuanbraun
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mm stan
11-22-2015, 12:29 AM
Luthier Eric Devine.. Devine ukulele

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mm stan
11-22-2015, 12:38 AM
Luthier Manny Halicon /president of the luthier guild of hawaii
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mm stan
11-22-2015, 12:41 AM
Joe Souza, Kanilea Ukulele, Chuck Moore, Moore Bettah Ukulele, Todd Ragsdale, Molokai Music Maker
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mm stan
11-22-2015, 12:47 AM
Luthier Keith Maile
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DownUpDave
11-22-2015, 01:29 AM
Thank you so much Stan and flat tire for bringing us so many pictures. Most of us can't attend so you have made it possible for us to get a taste of what it is all about.

Nothing better than glossy pictures to:drool: over. Except being there of course, Mahalo

Ukulele Eddie
11-22-2015, 04:35 AM
I'm pretty keen on getting me a custom early next year so I was hoping for more local luthiers.


I know Kevin Beddoe was there for Kinnard, David Ingalls (Ono), Steve Grimes, DeVine. Some spectacular custom luthiers to choose from (and many price points, from $1k - $4k+)!

Kekani
11-22-2015, 07:15 AM
Flat tire, your first picture in post #5 (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?116865-Ukulele-Guild-of-Hawaii-show-today-and-tomorrow&p=1779492#post1779492) shows most likely a Uke made by Aaron Oya (Kekani on UU).

Thanks for showing us these, keep'em coming!
Call me curious, but how did you know?


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Rakelele
11-22-2015, 07:32 AM
Call me curious, but how did you know?

I do a lot of research on ukes, and yours are among the ones that caught my attention. What I recognized was the specific shape of the headstock, the tuners, the rosette, and just the overall composition. All very special. Looking forward to seeing more of your work...!

Kekani
11-22-2015, 08:19 AM
I do a lot of research on ukes, and yours are among the ones that caught my attention. What I recognized was the specific shape of the headstock, the tuners, the rosette, and just the overall composition. All very special. Looking forward to seeing more of your work...!
I would say that's pretty good observation, but that woule be an understatement. Excellent observation to be able to identify one of my instruments without a close proximity visual reference. Your memory bank on ukulele must be extensive.

Usually, its the bridge that's a dead giveaway on most instruments, but this one has a new bridge design. Unfortunately (or not), after I did it, I realized that Beau Hannum has a very similar (almost identical) one. Of course, that doesn't surprise me; Beau and I have very eery, similar thought processes in our builds - and we've never met in person.

To pick out the tuners is interesting. The only guys I know of using them have been Allen (Barron) and Paul/Griz (KoAloha).

But, the rosette? I just created that rosette the other year. Its the same size as all of my other rosettes, but the "true radial" is something new, and not easily depicted in the image. As fate would have it, I found out yesterday that Rollo Scheurenbrand does the same process. Nice guy, awesome builds.

Call me impressed. I would not have know there's anyone other than myself and my clients/owners of my instruments that would remotely know what any of my instruments look like with that level of detail. Thank you.
And call me humbled.

Nickie
11-22-2015, 02:03 PM
2nd pic third post of pics, that headstock looks very cool. How are the strung in the back?

Kekani
11-22-2015, 02:44 PM
2nd pic third post of pics, that headstock looks very cool. How are the strung in the back?
Good eye.

Chuck and I was talking to the builder on that one. Very, very cool and ingenious. The tuning machines are designed to be "top mounted", as in screwed into the top of the headstock. He didn't like the look, and mounted them in the back. BUT, he mounted them in an angled channed in the back, so the posts are perpendicular to the strings, and not the headstock.

Since the jig is already made, I'm sure he'll do more.

Nickie
11-22-2015, 03:04 PM
Good eye.

Chuck and I was talking to the builder on that one. Very, very cool and ingenious. The tuning machines are designed to be "top mounted", as in screwed into the top of the headstock. He didn't like the look, and mounted them in the back. BUT, he mounted them in an angled channel in the back, so the posts are perpendicular to the strings, and not the headstock.

Since the jig is already made, I'm sure he'll do more.

Wow, I'm not sure I understand, but it sounds very creative.

hawaii 50
11-22-2015, 04:32 PM
Good eye.

Chuck and I was talking to the builder on that one. Very, very cool and ingenious. The tuning machines are designed to be "top mounted", as in screwed into the top of the headstock. He didn't like the look, and mounted them in the back. BUT, he mounted them in an angled channed in the back, so the posts are perpendicular to the strings, and not the headstock.

Since the jig is already made, I'm sure he'll do more.


Yeah Aaron that is Dave Sigman from Little River Ukulele....Little River Ca...
pretty sure Andrew has the ukes for the Ukulele Site with one of yours....:)

Andrew had some stuff to do in Waikiki so i have 11 ukes from the show at my house....haha
MB, 2 Grimes. Aaron Oya, 3 Kinnards etc...can not remember the rest..i am getting old.....:)

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-22-2015, 05:35 PM
Good eye.

Chuck and I was talking to the builder on that one. Very, very cool and ingenious. The tuning machines are designed to be "top mounted", as in screwed into the top of the headstock. He didn't like the look, and mounted them in the back. BUT, he mounted them in an angled channed in the back, so the posts are perpendicular to the strings, and not the headstock.

Since the jig is already made, I'm sure he'll do more.

And the strings run through carbon fiber tubes imbedded in the headstock. it was the most impressive innovation I saw at the show but way too complex for me to figure out. (It also stumped Dave for a long time too.) Dave's an avid cyclist and got the idea from how some bicycle cables run through the framework. (Apparently. I haven't ridden a bike since I was a young'un.)

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-22-2015, 05:37 PM
Yeah Aaron that is Dave Sigman from Little River Ukulele....Little River Ca...
pretty sure Andrew has the ukes for the Ukulele Site with one of yours....:)

Andrew had some stuff to do in Waikiki so i have 11 ukes from the show at my house....haha
MB, 2 Grimes. Aaron Oya, 3 Kinnards etc...can not remember the rest..i am getting old.....:)

So what Len is saying, if you want a great deal on some ukes, call him right now before Andrew gets back! :)

Peace Train
11-22-2015, 05:49 PM
That's a really cool idea for hiding strings! Would love to see some close-up pics of that Little River.

dalamaricus
11-22-2015, 05:55 PM
Thanks for all the photos Flat Tire and Stan! The Dan Ryerson uke with the spider theme is pretty cool.

In post #5, pic #4 looks like S&J Crafts (Emil Bader). Pic #5 might be from John Covey?

hawaii 50
11-22-2015, 05:57 PM
So what Len is saying, if you want a great deal on some ukes, call him right now before Andrew gets back! :)

I invited CJ over...haha

Dan Uke
11-22-2015, 07:36 PM
ok Len, I'll take one but I want the all cash discount!! I want the double puka Grimes!!

You better come to NAMM this year! While those guys work, I'm gonna take you to good places to eat!

hawaii 50
11-22-2015, 08:14 PM
ok Len, I'll take one but I want the all cash discount!! I want the double puka Grimes!!

You better come to NAMM this year! While those guys work, I'm gonna take you to good places to eat!

not going mention any names but the double puka Grimes already sold and was built for someone..
the 2 Grimes here are all Walnut body(tone is super nice) and Koa/Spruce......the sale almost over...haha

mm stan
11-22-2015, 10:56 PM
Iiwi ukulele, luthier Charley Fukuba
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mm stan
11-22-2015, 10:59 PM
Kinnard Ukulele , John Kinnard Luthier, Kevin Bledsoe, Sales, Promoter, Marketing
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mm stan
11-22-2015, 11:02 PM
Joe Souza, owner and luthier Kanilea Ukulele
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mm stan
11-22-2015, 11:06 PM
Kimo Hussey, Ukulele extrodinaire, Manny Halicon President of the Guild
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Steveperrywriter
11-23-2015, 02:18 AM
Wow. Thanks for the images, folks.

coolcow
11-23-2015, 05:08 AM
Thanks for the pics guys....haaa....glad to see one of my ukes there :)

wickedwahine11
11-23-2015, 05:59 AM
Thanks for the pics guys....haaa....glad to see one of my ukes there :)

Which one is yours? :)

mm stan
11-23-2015, 06:27 AM
Luthier Steve Grimes
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Jen your ukulele looked amazing the wood was the best Ive seen

Uke182
11-23-2015, 06:40 AM
Iiwi ukulele, luthier Charley Fukuba
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GString 'ukulele!

mm stan
11-23-2015, 06:49 AM
GString 'ukulele!

Yes Gstring the first one.. probably made by him when he worked for them

flailingfingers
11-23-2015, 12:06 PM
Great photos and conversations here. Thanks to all. I can feel the ocean air and smell the flowers!

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-23-2015, 02:38 PM
I was too busy gabbing to remember to take photos. The lovely Ms Bonnie shot these.

hawaii 50
11-23-2015, 03:12 PM
I was too busy gabbing to remember to take photos. The lovely Ms Bonnie shot these.

haha did Stan block himself...:)

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-23-2015, 04:02 PM
haha did Stan block himself...:)

No, from what I underStan, that black circle follows MM wherever he goes. I've never really seen what's behind it.

hawaii 50
11-23-2015, 04:06 PM
No, from what I underStan, that black circle follows MM wherever he goes. I've never really seen what's behind it.

I always thought something was wrong with my eyes whenever I spoke to Stan.....:)

mm stan
11-23-2015, 11:50 PM
Mystery Man censorship is crucial that his idenity not be known :)

spookelele
11-24-2015, 11:20 AM
That's a really cool idea for hiding strings! Would love to see some close-up pics of that Little River.


https://vimeo.com/146832450

mm stan
11-24-2015, 02:00 PM
I wish I could see the back of how it was done
Ill ask andrew :)

look at this slide guitar design

hawaii 50
11-24-2015, 04:42 PM
https://vimeo.com/146832450

if it makes it to the website...Andrew will have close up pictures of the headstock.....

mm stan
11-24-2015, 06:25 PM
yes ask him for me Len

mm stan
11-24-2015, 06:55 PM
Have fun, Stan. Is it always held the weekend before Thanskgiving? If so, I might make the trip over next year.
Mahalo Eddie, You need to make it next year :)

Ukulele Eddie
11-24-2015, 07:40 PM
Mahalo Eddie, You need to make it next year :)

If it's the same timing, done deal. I'm in!

hawaii 50
11-24-2015, 07:49 PM
If it's the same timing, done deal. I'm in!

this was a special year...Kimo Hussey got Eric DeVine,Chuck Moore.Steve Grimes and Rollo Scheurenbrand to show up on Oahu for the first time together....may not happen for a while again..but keep your fingers crossed....:)

Ukulele Eddie
11-24-2015, 08:07 PM
this was a special year...Kimo Hussey got Eric DeVine,Chuck Moore.Steve Grimes and Rollo Scheurenbrand to show up on Oahu for the first time together....may not happen for a while again..but keep your fingers crossed....:)

All extremities will be crossed! ;-)

I was just listening to the Steve Grimes All-Walnut uke on HMS. Wow, wow, wow. Dripping with tone.

hawaii 50
11-24-2015, 08:08 PM
All extremities will be crossed! ;-)

I was just listening to the Steve Grimes All-Walnut uke on HMS. Wow, wow, wow. Dripping with tone.


it is one of the better sounding ukes at the show...

geetee
11-24-2015, 08:57 PM
Chuck Moore meeting Charlie Fukuba of I'iwi.

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geetee
11-24-2015, 08:58 PM
The end of the last song of the kanikapila before the load-out Sunday afternoon.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFDUI2yCNaM

Peace Train
11-25-2015, 12:14 AM
Thanks spookelele, what a clean look on that Little River. Super innovative and really well done! And a beautiful way of closing the show, geetee. Been following this thread and almost felt like I was there. Mahalo everyone for the vids, pics, and commentary!

bonesoup
11-26-2015, 02:26 AM
The Jedi Council have made some amazing ukes! Beautiful to look at. And I just listened to the HMS sound samples and wow. I'm like Eddie re: that Grimes walnut. Wish I had 5 grand for it. They're all wonderful.

Dan Uke
11-26-2015, 05:34 AM
All extremities will be crossed! ;-)

I was just listening to the Steve Grimes All-Walnut uke on HMS. Wow, wow, wow. Dripping with tone.

https://vimeo.com/146811378

I like this one better. Really enjoying all the videos posted by HMS!

Kekani
11-26-2015, 07:26 AM
https://vimeo.com/146811378

I like this one better. Really enjoying all the videos posted by HMS!

Thanks for that link. I was looking for the video of Cory playing the MGM Thinline (or Thinbody as Andrew listed it) on HMS's site, which I saw yesterday morning, and it was gone in the afternoon. . .

Dan Uke
11-26-2015, 08:29 AM
Thanks for that link. I was looking for the video of Cory playing the MGM Thinline (or Thinbody as Andrew listed it) on HMS's site, which I saw yesterday morning, and it was gone in the afternoon. . .

Aaron, you're uke sounded really good.

Rakelele
11-26-2015, 09:28 AM
I was looking for the video of Cory playing the MGM Thinline (or Thinbody as Andrew listed it) on HMS's site, which I saw yesterday morning, and it was gone in the afternoon. . .

Yes, your Uke sold very quickly (not to me, unfortunately)... :(
For those who want to hear it, here's the video (https://vimeo.com/146812304).

hawaii 50
11-26-2015, 09:38 AM
Thanks for the pics guys....haaa....glad to see one of my ukes there :)

Coolcow...has the double puka Grimes....one nice uke!!!

Kekani
11-26-2015, 09:43 AM
Aaron, you're uke sounded really good.
Thanks Dan.

Homage once again to MGM. Not an instrument I initially cared to build, not because of the build process, but because of my mental block for thinlines. The ones I've heard have never floated my boat. Some, okay yes, but most, not so. And I didn't want to fall within that realm.

MGM proved me wrong, and this is a good example. The first two are overseas, not sure where this one is going. Andrew told me there was a lot of interest in it at the UGH. No pressure, it was only on the same table as one of my Tiples, and Chuck's on the other end.

There's a thread in the Lounge on the effect of thin bodies, which pretty much says they're a push. I disagree, and Andrew wanted me to finish its full size "sister" which would be a good comparo, coming from the same builder (although he did sell the first in this recent "series" of Spruce on Koa on Koa on Koa, which is recorded on his site). I'm not saying one is better or worse; they're just voiced different. I imagine this would do well live, but then again, most tenors with good pickups do well live (read: LRBaggs Five.O).