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erikro
04-17-2009, 12:49 PM
This is where I am right now. The Kanilea K-1 on MGM's site is calling my name but I am curious about what others think. What would you buy?

Thanks,
Erik

SuperSecretBETA
04-17-2009, 12:55 PM
A Mike Pereira Custom.

Jimmy
04-17-2009, 12:55 PM
I reckon if you're in the market for a Kanile'a you may as well go straight to them and not bother going through another shop.

I'd look around more before making a decision but if that K-1 really is calling your name you should go for it :)

thejumpingflea
04-17-2009, 12:57 PM
i reckon if you're in the market for a kanile'a you may as well go straight to them and not bother going through another shop.

I'd look around more before making a decision but if that k-1 really is calling your name you should go for it :)

+ 1

erikro
04-17-2009, 01:07 PM
I am definitely still looking. I guess really there are a few calling my name but I am trying to stay within a price range.

Erik

JT_Ukes
04-17-2009, 01:12 PM
Can I pick a KoAloha concert and spend the rest on gas and food?

My kids get hungry sometimes...

erikro
04-17-2009, 01:19 PM
I have been going back and forth on the size and decided to go with the tenor. Koalohas are pretty sweet.

scooterguitar
04-17-2009, 01:24 PM
My Koaloha is my fav thus far.

wearymicrobe
04-17-2009, 01:25 PM
Kanile'a, in a gloss what ever size you want.

If you don't need it now then a used one on the FFM

haole
04-17-2009, 02:09 PM
Three Flukes.

Kanaka916
04-17-2009, 02:16 PM
I like SSB's suggestion! Just for the sake of curiosity, why not give MP (http://mpukuleles.com/) a call and see what he can do for you.

Link
04-17-2009, 02:55 PM
Acou-elec fluke, one of the rumored new Mainlands, and a nice soprano. Koaloha if I could manage it.

Haha or if just one tenor.. the k-1.

grappler
04-17-2009, 03:33 PM
kamaka or koaloha

DeG
04-17-2009, 03:39 PM
Pick one...

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200709/r174700_662372.jpg

:D

Ahnko Honu
04-17-2009, 03:48 PM
Strictly Tenor under $900? EASY, I'd order a Mike Pereira/MP Koa Pineapple

http://mpukuleles.com/images/DSC0094011.jpg

SnakeOiler
04-17-2009, 03:59 PM
Custom, I say go MP. Off the rack, I say go Kamaka.

wickedwahine11
04-17-2009, 04:06 PM
I say it is always a good decision to go Kanile'a.

experimentjon
04-17-2009, 05:43 PM
Strictly Tenor under $900? EASY, I'd order a Mike Pereira/MP Koa Pineapple


Haha, you would.

But as for a tenor? If you can get it under MSRP, Kamaka Tenor or KoAloha Sceptre Tenor is what I'd do....but then again, that's just me.

bbycrts
04-17-2009, 05:44 PM
Well...if you're interested in a custom, then an MP sure looks nice (see the pics SnakeOiler has posted). Otherwise - Kanile'a all the way.

Lori
04-17-2009, 05:52 PM
Pick one...

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200709/r174700_662372.jpg

:D

I would like the voice of tenor #3 in the body of #1 for my dream tenor.

;)

Just like ukulele shopping!

Jraney
04-17-2009, 06:11 PM
I'd go with a KoAloha tenor.

GX9901
04-17-2009, 06:28 PM
I'd go with a Kanile'a for a tenor under $900. If a super tenor is available under that budget, I'd get that over the tenor. Unreal instrument for the money.

Spooner
04-17-2009, 07:48 PM
"You can get a whole bunch of Mums."

http://weblogs.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/blog/large_30rock-cougars.jpg

DeG
04-17-2009, 07:52 PM
I would like the voice of tenor #3 in the body of #1 for my dream tenor.

;)

Just like ukulele shopping!

Yes, the Pavarotti has excellent tone, but the inlays on the Domingo are out of this world! :D

SnakeOiler
04-17-2009, 08:33 PM
Well...if you're interested in a custom, then an MP sure looks nice (see the pics SnakeOiler has posted).
$900, I wish.

Sayyadina
04-17-2009, 09:54 PM
$900, I wish.

Hehe, with the inlays and pickup it gets expensive fast :). But a little bit of bling is a must for a custom. At least for me...

To to back to the original topic: I'd suggest a MP without bling too. Sounds so much better than anything of the rack that i've heard so far.

david98116
04-17-2009, 11:14 PM
Big vote for Kanilea here. No regrets here. :shaka:

generem
04-18-2009, 12:02 AM
"You can get a whole bunch of Mums."

http://weblogs.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/blog/large_30rock-cougars.jpg

Didnt mean to Hi Jack this post but.. There is sooo many things wrong with this Pic.. :D

keno poi
04-18-2009, 01:50 AM
Kanilea for me... i just got one... im only a beginner but i think its a fine instrument.

Ukulele Friend
04-18-2009, 01:56 AM
Aloha,

Another uke luthier to consider is Pahu Kani Ukuleles out of Oahu, HI. A less "dressy" model from those posted on my web page would fall in to that price range too.

They're very well built, sound great, and the set up is absolutely wonderful in my opinion.

Mahalo,
Shawn

http://ukulelefriend.com

kailua
04-18-2009, 03:42 AM
I purchased a K-1 Tenor from MGM recently. I don't see how you could go wrong. I'm completely satisfied with this uke and wouldn't hesitate to buy another Kanile'a. Have you seen the YouTube reviews? Good luck!

erikro
04-18-2009, 03:53 AM
The youtube review is great. Ken Middleton does a great job.

SamUke
04-18-2009, 05:20 AM
I hear that the Ko'olau T-1's are pretty sweet too.

erikro
04-18-2009, 05:54 AM
The koolau MGM has is a really nice looking uke. I also like the Kelii model. Anyone know much about them?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Kelii-Tenor-Koa-Ukulele-w-case-made-in-Hawaii_W0QQitemZ270376220530QQihZ017QQcategoryZ162 24QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262

iamdanielle
04-18-2009, 05:55 AM
"You can get a whole bunch of Mums."

http://weblogs.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/blog/large_30rock-cougars.jpg

hehehe nice.

GX9901
04-18-2009, 06:03 AM
The koolau MGM has is a really nice looking uke. I also like the Kelii model. Anyone know much about them?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Kelii-Tenor-Koa-Ukulele-w-case-made-in-Hawaii_W0QQitemZ270376220530QQihZ017QQcategoryZ162 24QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262

Here's a review (http://gx9901ukes.blogspot.com/2009/03/its-kay-li-ee-for-kelii.html)of the Kelii I had. It's a very nice tenor, but I'd take the Kanile'a and Kamaka, in that order, ahead of the Kelii. But I guess if you prefer a more traditional island-style sound, the Kelii might be the way to go.