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GX9901
04-08-2009, 06:38 PM
After a bit of craziness the last week or so, I now have a couple of ukes with the telecaster style headstocks (Fender and Aaron Taylor). I never considered myself a fan of these headstocks but I really like these now. Here are the new babies. Enjoy:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_hMJKe0Vprf4/Sd10W5b0UZI/AAAAAAAAAns/zbABJx3tGxU/s640/DSC02511.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_hMJKe0Vprf4/Sd13F1WXkaI/AAAAAAAAAn0/QBYHBTyy0cQ/s512/DSC02513.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_hMJKe0Vprf4/Sd13JW7P24I/AAAAAAAAAn8/5uoJ6lF0xfM/s512/DSC02514.JPG

By the way, the Aaron Taylor is oh-so-awesome. :D

JTY
04-08-2009, 07:06 PM
Nice score George. Beautiful Ukes.. the Aaron Taylor is nice, and a bound fretboard too! Even though I'm not a really big fan of slantheads, I like the Aaron Taylor's slant over the Fender.. thats just me, but heres one I have to add to the thread. its not a Fender tho.. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/zatoichi02/DSC00391.jpg

Ahnko Honu
04-08-2009, 07:22 PM
Can I say "boner" one more time? That Aaron Taylor is a real beauty, and made from one of my favorite native woods MILO! I have a couple Milo Trees growing in my backyard, hope I'm alive to see them in their full glory. I turn bowls on a lathe and Milo is a treasure to me reserved just for the closest of friends. Congrats on a great purchase! And yes I like the unique style of the head.

thejumpingflea
04-08-2009, 07:23 PM
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee239/thejumpingflea/Photo32.jpg

She's at Kanile'a for repairs.... GAWSH! I am dying without her.

Link
04-08-2009, 07:58 PM
Very beautiful ukes, all. I'm digging the slant headstocks.

grappler
04-08-2009, 08:20 PM
theyre all pretty awesome! im getting mine soon. Pics soon to come!

experimentjon
04-08-2009, 08:25 PM
Wow! That Aaron Taylor came fast!

Lucky you, it looks beautiful!

GX9901
04-09-2009, 05:20 AM
By the way, you guys know that the Aaron Taylor is made by our own Kekani/Aaron Oya right? He's got some mad building skills.

UKISOCIETY
04-09-2009, 05:21 AM
"Slant Heads" would be a cool name for a band.

deach
04-09-2009, 06:45 AM
Videos please!

GX9901
04-09-2009, 06:54 AM
Videos please!

I'll work on one soon. I'm running into a problem though. It's gotten to a point where I have more ukes than I know songs. So I'm going to have to repeat some songs that I've already posted before. Pretty bad huh?

deach
04-09-2009, 06:56 AM
I'll work on one soon. I'm running into a problem though. It's gotten to a point where I have more ukes than I know songs. So I'm going to have to repeat some songs that I've already posted before. Pretty bad huh?

Or send me some of your ukes.

drubin
04-09-2009, 06:58 AM
Congrats on the new acquisitions, GX! very nice. I'm glad were able to pick up the Aaron Taylor.

GX9901
04-09-2009, 06:59 AM
Or send me some of your ukes.

Does the number of songs you know outnumber the number of ukes you own???

deach
04-09-2009, 07:00 AM
Does the number of songs you know outnumber the number of ukes you own???

Besides Elephant Town, I don't "know" any songs, so no, and one more wouldn't hurt.

UKISOCIETY
04-09-2009, 07:07 AM
Does the number of songs you know outnumber the number of ukes you own???

I think Deach has written more songs lately than the ukes he owns.

/whoot! Bad grammar for 1000!

deach
04-09-2009, 07:08 AM
I think Deach has written more songs lately than the ukes he owns.

/whoot! Bad grammar for 1000!

I have a Fluke and a BP.


Congrats on 1000!

UKISOCIETY
04-09-2009, 07:10 AM
I have a Fluke and a BP.



This should be the title of your next song.

Speaking of which, when will we have another Deach original?

deach
04-09-2009, 07:14 AM
This should be the title of your next song.

Speaking of which, when will we have another Deach original?

dunno. haven't played much lately. considering taking up the tuba. no extra strings, no singing.

Captain Google
04-09-2009, 07:48 AM
Speaking of which, when will we have another Deach original?

More importantly, when will we hear a DeachISOCIETY collaboration?

UKISOCIETY
04-09-2009, 07:57 AM
More importantly, when will we hear a DeachISOCIETY collaboration?

We're in negotiations regarding a collab video right now, as a matter of fact. Deach is being a divo, tho. That damn "twinkie clause"!

deach
04-09-2009, 08:11 AM
... "twinkie clause"!

Like Santa Claus, but bettererer.

Ahnko Honu
04-09-2009, 08:13 AM
We're in negotiations regarding a collab video right now, as a matter of fact. Deach is being a divo, tho. That damn "twinkie clause"!

Better a divo then diva. Right? :confused:

deach
04-09-2009, 08:13 AM
Better a divo then diva. Right? :confused:

ill devo .

Ahnko Honu
04-09-2009, 08:52 AM
deach you do make a sexy diva. :love:

deach
04-09-2009, 08:55 AM
deach you do make a sexy diva. :love:

Eyes up here man. Quit talking to my moobs.

bbycrts
04-09-2009, 08:57 AM
Deach is being a Devo, tho.

Now THAT I'd like to see - Deach doing a YouTube cover of "Whip It"!

Ahnko Honu
04-09-2009, 09:40 AM
"Slant Heads" would be a cool name for a band.

Almost sounds racist but in a cool way. :D

deach
04-09-2009, 09:43 AM
Almost sounds racist but in a cool way. :D

Interesting slant Ahnko Honu.

Ahnko Honu
04-09-2009, 09:45 AM
Interesting slant Ahnko Honu.

Why thank you, I didn't think you noticed.

Captain Google
04-09-2009, 10:16 AM
Now THAT I'd like to see - Deach doing a YouTube cover of "Whip It"!

No, I don't think you would. :eek:

UKISOCIETY
04-09-2009, 10:57 AM
Better a divo then diva. Right? :confused:

With Deach, it can go either way.

russ_buss
04-09-2009, 10:59 AM
With Deach, it can go either way.

a little duct tape goes a longgggg way.

deach
04-09-2009, 11:00 AM
a little duct tape goes a longgggg way.

I like it lonnnnnnnnnnng.


and clear packing tape is the way to go.

experimentjon
04-09-2009, 08:32 PM
I'll work on one soon. I'm running into a problem though. It's gotten to a point where I have more ukes than I know songs. So I'm going to have to repeat some songs that I've already posted before. Pretty bad huh?

Nah, no problem. Just do a Blue Roses Falling marathon with those ukes. :)

Link
04-09-2009, 09:31 PM
Nah, no problem. Just do a Blue Roses Falling marathon with those ukes. :)
Quit hijacking the thread, Jon. We were talking about Deach's moobs!

deach
04-10-2009, 02:06 AM
Quit hijacking the thread, Jon. We were talking about Deach's moobs!

lolzzzzzzz

Captain Google
04-10-2009, 03:24 AM
Quit hijacking the thread, Jon. We were talking about Deach's moobs!

Dude, that is so last page...

tshirtandties
04-10-2009, 10:03 AM
shows off the wood grain ;)

iamdanielle
04-10-2009, 11:02 AM
beautiful pictures guys.

experimentjon
04-10-2009, 12:42 PM
Quit hijacking the thread, Jon. We were talking about Deach's moobs!

Sorry sir, I will never do it again. You may go back to your moobs discussion. :D

IMUA!

GX9901
04-10-2009, 12:44 PM
What happened to this thread?

Anyone still interested I've posted a video with the Aaron Taylor. Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1PNFiffjVY

Kanaka916
04-10-2009, 12:58 PM
C'mon guys. There's more posts that have nothing to do with the original topic.

Lanark
04-10-2009, 01:06 PM
Has a lovely chiming quality to it. The headstock is not my aesthetic, but it looks like a sweet instrument. Certainly sounds damn good.

And I'm not even a gearhead, but this is what I think of when you say "Slant Head"

http://flag.blackened.net/mopar/fig161.jpg

(that and Mesoamerican head binding practices but that's a whole 'nother ball of wax)

deach
04-11-2009, 12:30 AM
Has a lovely chiming quality to it. The headstock is not my aesthetic, but it looks like a sweet instrument. Certainly sounds damn good.

And I'm not even a gearhead, but this is what I think of when you say "Slant Head"

http://flag.blackened.net/mopar/fig161.jpg

(that and Mesoamerican head binding practices but that's a whole 'nother ball of wax)

I had an old Dodge with one of these. I miss that jalopy.

Kekani
04-11-2009, 08:05 AM
Has a lovely chiming quality to it. The headstock is not my aesthetic, but it looks like a sweet instrument. Certainly sounds damn good.

And I'm not even a gearhead, but this is what I think of when you say "Slant Head"

Dare I continue off on this tangent, especially since I have a connection with this thread and the `ukulele in question (one of them, anyway).

The image represents a slant 6, not a slant head. Yes, deach, I had a '72 4-door Dart "Beach Special" (my Dad got that to replace the '70 440 Coronet, not sure why?).

Back to the thread - "mad building skills"? Never heard that one before. Thanks for the props, George. You play it well (better than I ever could) - hope you're having fun.

-Aaron

DeG
04-11-2009, 08:14 AM
Ok, I'll redirect this thread...

GX, is the fender a Nohea? What do you think of it as far as Price : Sound ratio? I mean for around $220.00 is is a nice looking uke, and I would not expect the sound to be like a $1000.00+ instrument. But, for a more economical, mass produced instrument, what do you think? How does it compare to other ukes in that price range?

GX9901
04-11-2009, 09:28 AM
Back to the thread - "mad building skills"? Never heard that one before. Thanks for the props, George. You play it well (better than I ever could) - hope you're having fun.

-Aaron

Haha, Aaron, I highly doubt I could play it better than you. And you build a fine instrument!


Ok, I'll redirect this thread...

GX, is the fender a Nohea? What do you think of it as far as Price : Sound ratio? I mean for around $220.00 is is a nice looking uke, and I would not expect the sound to be like a $1000.00+ instrument. But, for a more economical, mass produced instrument, what do you think? How does it compare to other ukes in that price range?

It is a Nohea. I think it is good for the price. I think it is very competitive with other laminated ukes in its price range. Price to sound ratio is in line with the laminated Lanikai's and Kala's I've tried in the past. Basically if you like the style and know what to expect from a laminated uke, I think it's a fine choice.

It should be noted that something like a solid wood Mainland mahogany tenor isn't that much more expensive than one of these, but I've never played one so I don't know how they compare. I would expect the Mainland to be superior.

Lanark
04-11-2009, 11:18 AM
The image represents a slant 6, not a slant head.
-Aaron

If you read the caption for the picture it says "slant six cylinder head" and that is what came to my mind with the term slant head. I apologize if the vagaries of word association in my mind is not up to your standards.

Kekani
04-11-2009, 11:52 AM
If you read the caption for the picture it says "slant six cylinder head" and that is what came to my mind with the term slant head. I apologize if the vagaries of word association in my mind is not up to your standards.

No apologies, just more definition, from me - here in Hawaii, its known as a slant 6. I just assumed its known like that everywhere. Don't get me wrong, I see the connection - just making conversation, like I stated, to lead it off the track.

Back on track - George, you have no idea. I really can't play, well. I can read music and if I practiced, yes, I could play. But I focus more on building (and talking about slant 6's/ slant heads) than playing, as instructed to me by my Sensei, Mike Uyeno. Quote, "How many good players you know build good instruments?" The best players I know, don't build at all. So, I try to focus on what makes for an extension of the player, like the Milo/Spruce you now have.

-Aaron