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Camsuke
12-15-2015, 09:02 PM
Hi guys,

I finally got a chance to record a little video of my new Kinnard Kiku.

This is a truly wonderful instrument and I am very grateful to all that made this possible.

Kinnard's are awesome instruments and both Kevin and John are an absolute delight to work with.

The team at HMS were also brilliant to deal with, Andrew and his team are really setting new standards for quality instruments and exceptional customer service.

Thanks to all.


http://youtu.be/7NPFJ2ATRhw

Here are the specs and photos from HMS; http://www.theukulelesite.com/kinnard-ukes-custom-kiku-spruce-maple-6151506.html

I have also adapted this tune for high g Ukulele, the tab is listed here http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?117239-Inisheer-Air

mds725
12-15-2015, 09:45 PM
"This video has been removed by the user."

Kiwiohana
12-15-2015, 10:07 PM
Would love to hear it, but it's telling me video has been removed by the user?

Kinnard is high on my list for my first custom......

Camsuke
12-15-2015, 10:29 PM
Sorry folks, internet problems in Australia, hopefully it's fixed now.

GASguy
12-16-2015, 12:01 AM
Beautiful in every respect, instrument, melody and performance!

DownUpDave
12-16-2015, 12:39 AM
That was really really beautiful. I would love to fall asleep to that every night. If Kinnard is a sharp as I think they are they should put that up on their website. I love the blacked out back ground as well, great production.

hollisdwyer
12-16-2015, 04:04 AM
Wonderful! What a great performance, song and instrument. What are the specs? My UAS just went to warp 9.

Ukulele Eddie
12-16-2015, 04:47 AM
Nicely done! From one Kinnard fan to another...

pritch
12-16-2015, 08:31 AM
Something to aspire to - in all respects.

mkatz
12-16-2015, 10:18 AM
Great sounding and wonderful playing!

Mitch

Camsuke
12-16-2015, 10:48 AM
Thanks for all the positive feedback guys, it is very much appreciated. I have just edited the original post to include photos & specs for the Kiku. There is also a link for the guitar tab in the YouTube description and a link to the Ukulele tab which I adapted a little while back.

bonesoup
12-16-2015, 11:32 AM
Congrats Campbell! It sounds amazing and thank you for the superb video!

Camsuke
12-16-2015, 01:13 PM
Congrats Campbell! It sounds amazing and thank you for the superb video!

Thanks Dan!

blodzoom
12-16-2015, 01:22 PM
That was great.

Doc_J
12-16-2015, 01:48 PM
Super job Campbell ! You've got talent!

hollisdwyer
12-16-2015, 05:29 PM
Cam, you play that piece with such a wonderful ease which makes it so enjoyable to listen to.

Dan Uke
12-16-2015, 06:12 PM
Great playing Campbell! What did you use to record and did you use a lot of reverb? It's weird but doesn't sound like a uke to me but more like a lute.

Camsuke
12-16-2015, 06:25 PM
That was great.
Thanks Blodzoom.


Super job Campbell ! You've got talent!
Hi Hodge, thanks very much mate.


Cam, you play that piece with such a wonderful ease which makes it so enjoyable to listen to.
Hi old mate, the Kiku is extremely comfortable to play, it's tends to make you relax when you play it!


Great playing Campbell! What did you use to record and did you use a lot of reverb? It's weird but doesn't sound like a uke to me but more like a lute.
Hi Daniel, I have a Yamaha THR5A amp strapped to the video tripod directly below the camcorder. I use some reverb & compression and that's about it. Extremely low tech & very simple. No need to mix or sync, just straight into the camcorder. Thanks for the feedback, it's most appreciated.

Camsuke
12-17-2015, 08:32 PM
Congratulations mate.
A fitting instrument to be in the hands of such a wonderful player.

Hi mate, it's great to hear from you! Thanks for your fantastic support and encouragement throughout the year. Have a wonderful Christmas & New Year my dear friend.

turtledrum
12-18-2015, 04:40 AM
Congratulations and thank you for posting this lovely vid.

brimmer
12-18-2015, 05:28 AM
Campbell, great tune, arrangement, performance, and uke. Thanks very much. Also, I enjoy playing your high G tab arrangement. Nice job!

Will

Kiwiohana
12-18-2015, 08:00 AM
Wow. Just wow.

While it is realistic for me to buy the Kinnard currently on HMS, it is completely unrealistic I could ever play it like that.

Outstanding.

ukuleleden
12-19-2015, 07:30 AM
Campbell, That was most enjoyable. Very well done, thanks for sharing.

Camsuke
12-19-2015, 09:55 AM
Congratulations and thank you for posting this lovely vid.


Campbell, great tune, arrangement, performance, and uke. Thanks very much. Also, I enjoy playing your high G tab arrangement. Nice job!

Will


Wow. Just wow.

While it is realistic for me to buy the Kinnard currently on HMS, it is completely unrealistic I could ever play it like that.

Outstanding.


Campbell, That was most enjoyable. Very well done, thanks for sharing.

Thanks guys, have a wonderful Christmas & New Year!

hollisdwyer
12-19-2015, 04:57 PM
Cam, I have been thinking about the Kiku almost every day. If another one comes up I'd even sell my Larivee Koa and Bearclaw Sitka parlour guitar(my last guitar) to afford it.

Camsuke
12-19-2015, 05:50 PM
Cam, I have been thinking about the Kiku almost every day. If another one comes up I'd even sell my Larivee Koa and Bearclaw Sitka parlour guitar(my last guitar) to afford it.

I was exactly the same as you Hollis, once I saw this instrument, I just had to have it.

hollisdwyer
12-19-2015, 06:26 PM
I was exactly the same as you Hollis, once I saw this instrument, I just had to have it.

Do you think they will make another? It looks like it is appointed as a Series 3. It truly is gorgeous. If I ever do get one I'd love to do a duo with you someday. I'll be moving to Melbourne next year after I retire so won't be a continent away like I am now. There are a few Uke buddies that I like to see on any drive up to Brisbane to see family there.

Ukulele Eddie
12-19-2015, 07:03 PM
Do you think they will make another?

You can commission one.

Camsuke
12-19-2015, 08:51 PM
Do you think they will make another? It looks like it is appointed as a Series 3. It truly is gorgeous. If I ever do get one I'd love to do a duo with you someday. I'll be moving to Melbourne next year after I retire so won't be a continent away like I am now. There are a few Uke buddies that I like to see on any drive up to Brisbane to see family there.

Hi mate,

I'm sure there will be more Kikus built by John Kinnard. I have been in contact with Kevin and he and John already have innovative ideas for developing the instruments, we may even see pin bridges on future models.

mm stan
12-20-2015, 12:21 AM
Congratualtions Cambell.. and nice sounding and playing.. Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays..may you and your family have a merry christmas and a happy new year... your friend, stan :)

Camsuke
12-20-2015, 09:14 AM
Thanks so much my friend, have a wonderful Christmas & New Year mate!

Katz-in-Boots
12-20-2015, 03:17 PM
... just straight into the camcorder.

bwahhahahaha! Camcorder, get it? :rofl:

Seriously, great looking & sounding uke, and lovely playing.

Camsuke
12-20-2015, 07:32 PM
Big thanks Katz, have a great Tassie Christmas!

Surly-Mac
01-09-2016, 03:57 AM
Beautiful instruments.... both of you. Congratulations and thanks for the beautiful sample.

Camsuke
01-09-2016, 10:32 AM
Hi Mac, thanks for dropping by my friend. I'll be looking forward to more of your great vids in 2016.