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Uk3player78
10-24-2016, 05:49 AM
Hi all! Had a huge break from the forums but been a daily ukulele player anyhoo bit of quick history.

Guitarist by trade I wanted to try something different because everyone and their mother, granny, aunty and uncle plays guitar. In 2011 I got a cheap ukulele, then a Lanikai, Ohana's, Kala's then I quit.

I re started with a cheap plastic ukulele then my first reasonable ukulele, one Uluru concert. It was nice but didn't work out and I got a Makala concert then a Mahalo tenor. The Mahalo tenor kept me really happy for over a year as the UAS went dormant but the playing didn't stop.

I then got my current Southern Ukulele store brand solid wood concert which has kept me happy for a year. It's actually an Aria ACU 250 branded and ordered in bulk for the store. I'd highly recommend this one it has opened up nicely and has a very pleasing tone.

Since the start of the hobby I always wanted a K brand apart from when I had a break. Initially I wanted a Kanile'a soprano but I'm glad I skipped that as I found in time soprano is not my ideal size. I looked at various good deals but I guess left it and put the money in my other hobbies.

Looking for a change recently and browsing the above store I spotted a Koaloha KCM 00 used for a good price considering the new price. I left it for almost 2 weeks watching some other used Koaloha's being purchased one by one waiting for the KCM to go out to some other uke player.

We as a family went on a Haven holiday. It was still on my mind. While the kids were enjoying it immensely dad had Koaloha thoughts. I thought what the hell I'll call for some sales talk. Long story long I got them to deliver it to the holiday park reception and enjoyed my holiday ukulele.

It's been a long wait for this one but worth it!

Pics first thoughts later as this post is long enough as it is. ☺️

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Ukulele Eddie
10-24-2016, 06:07 AM
That's great! Congratulations on a fine uke!!

johnson430
10-24-2016, 06:11 AM
Congrats! And thanks for sharing your story. That is so cool that they delivered it to the park.

stevejfc
10-24-2016, 06:13 AM
Great story,.......great uke! Congrats!!

Uk3player78
10-24-2016, 06:14 AM
Congrats! And thanks for sharing your story. That is so cool that they delivered it to the park.

Thanks all. Yeah the options were hold delivery or one day delivery there. I asked at reception if it was ok and called back to order. Gave it a little story.

sam13
10-24-2016, 06:32 AM
Warning: K Brand Content.

So funny.

Congrats, KoAloha Koa is superb tone.

Uk3player78
10-24-2016, 07:01 AM
Warning: K Brand Content.

So funny.

Congrats, KoAloha Koa is superb tone.

I got a bit excited is all. ☺️

DownUpDave
10-24-2016, 09:17 AM
You have every right to be excited. Congratulations, that is some beautiful looking koa you got. No one is ever disappointed with the sound either, tone monster sound cannons. Great story thanks for sharing.

sam13
10-24-2016, 10:24 AM
I got a bit excited is all. ☺️

I wasn't being critically, but thought it was witty ... no need to apologize ... enjoy!

Camsuke
10-24-2016, 10:38 AM
Congratulations mate, what a beauty!

PhilUSAFRet
10-24-2016, 10:41 AM
Awesome choice. Congrats.

OhioBelle
10-24-2016, 01:13 PM
Such pretty koa! I like the old Koaloha bridge with their name on it. Happy holiday to you!

Uk3player78
10-24-2016, 01:33 PM
Such pretty koa! I like the old Koaloha bridge with their name on it. Happy holiday to you!

Thanks for all the posts.

Yeah think I forgot to mention this one has March 2012 printed on the neck block. Sort of hoped the old owner may be active and spot the thread.

The tone is outstanding. I often play quietly in the morning after nightshift and in the small hours over the weekend where I'm a nightshift insomniac.

Good thing is even when played softly so not to wake the wife (and be wearing it as a Koa hat) or the kids it gives up the tone at low volumes. Plenty if volume when required too. Easy playing neck and great balance weight wise. One stunning uke.

Nickie
10-24-2016, 03:55 PM
Congratulations on your new baby! I only have one friend locally who has one, and it is so much fun! Talk about projection!

warndt
10-24-2016, 04:08 PM
KoAloha KCM 00...what more do you need? Classic ukulele.

I have a 2002 model.

Booli
10-24-2016, 05:43 PM
I really liked the story too. Nice to see such a happy ending.

Seems like that uke will bring you many blessings. :)

Steve in Kent
10-24-2016, 07:16 PM
Congratulations on your new ukulele, nice looking koa.

What a great way to increase the enjoyment of a holiday.