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JJFN
07-27-2018, 09:11 AM
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This beauty arrived today, it is beyond my wildest expectations. A big Thank You to everyone at HMS and Ko'olau for all of their help. I think this will be my final treatment for UAS.

JJFN
07-27-2018, 10:34 AM
Thanx Campbell

Ukecaster
07-27-2018, 10:38 AM
Beautiful! We don't seem to see/hear much about that brand here. As for UAS? Never say never! ;)

JJFN
07-27-2018, 01:55 PM
I'm hoping this is it!

etudes
07-27-2018, 05:40 PM
Congrats- it looks amazing but the images are tiny. If you have a way to upload a larger image I'd love to see it! Play it in good health.

Rakelele
07-27-2018, 09:51 PM
Congratulations, Ko'olau is amazing, I love mine (CS model with Milo and Sinker Redwood).

maxmax
07-28-2018, 12:05 AM
Awesome! Like window shopping, I have filled out all the options for a Ko’olau on HMS website many times, but never with the actual intent of buying one. Would love to one day though. Happy for you!

Lapyang
07-28-2018, 01:08 AM
Congratulations! Your Ko'olau looks gorgeous.

Jerryc41
07-28-2018, 04:53 AM
Beautiful! We don't seem to see/hear much about that brand here. As for UAS? Never say never! ;)

They're pricey, and it takes almost a year to get one.

JJFN
07-28-2018, 05:56 AM
Congrats- it looks amazing but the images are tiny. If you have a way to upload a larger image I'd love to see it! Play it in good health.

Etudes, I am fortunate that I could do this much. I am technically challenged.

JJFN
07-28-2018, 06:00 AM
Thank You, Lapyang, maxmax and Rakele. Jerry41, it was worth the wait, and every single dollar.

SoloRule
07-28-2018, 06:24 AM
You got my brother!
Congratulations! They are so comfortable to play. Very light weight.

etudes
07-28-2018, 06:42 AM
Etudes, I am fortunate that I could do this much. I am technically challenged.

No worries- I can see it is an amazing uke!

JJFN
07-28-2018, 08:33 AM
You got my brother!
Congratulations! They are so comfortable to play. Very light weight.

Thank You Brenda, the light weight surprised me also. Enjoy your Ko'olau.

DownUpDave
07-28-2018, 10:33 AM
A big congratulations, you have pretty much climbed to the top of the heap. I have played Brenda's twin Koolau many times and it is awesome. She almost foolishly sold it, but it came back to her and she is so glad it did.

I have a Koolau CS Spruce-Myrtle tenor that is tied for first place in much collection. The Koolau, LfdM and I'iwi are three ukes I never get sick of playing. The Koolau is as good as it gets and I am sure yours will be as well. Enjoy it for a long time.

SoloRule
07-29-2018, 03:22 AM
The low G string totally changed my koolau . I like it more everyday!

JJFN
07-29-2018, 03:56 AM
A big congratulations, you have pretty much climbed to the top of the heap. I have played Brenda's twin Koolau many times and it is awesome. She almost foolishly sold it, but it came back to her and she is so glad it did.

I have a Koolau CS Spruce-Myrtle tenor that is tied for first place in much collection. The Koolau, LfdM and I'iwi are three ukes I never get sick of playing. The Koolau is as good as it gets and I am sure yours will be as well. Enjoy it for a long time.

Thank You Dave. I ordered the radius fretboard, it's a relief for my arthritic left hand. My search was for a high quality instrument with the radius fretboard. It is a pleasure to play. You are correct, this is the best I will ever have. Is that the LfdM you just acquired?

JJFN
07-29-2018, 04:00 AM
The low G string totally changed my koolau . I like it more everyday!


Brenda, mine came with the Ko'olau Alohi's (bright) in Low G, I ordered Low G and Noa at Ko"olau recommended the Alohi's. He was correct. Big difference in sound between the G's. Enjoy

SoloRule
07-29-2018, 04:33 AM
Brenda, mine came with the Ko'olau Alohi's (bright) in Low G, I ordered Low G and Noa at Ko"olau recommended the Alohi's. He was correct. Big difference in sound between the G's. Enjoy

Mine is Worth Clear with Oasis Low G.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5joCEac8MQ

DownUpDave
07-29-2018, 10:35 AM
Thank You Dave. I ordered the radius fretboard, it's a relief for my arthritic left hand. My search was for a high quality instrument with the radius fretboard. It is a pleasure to play. You are correct, this is the best I will ever have. Is that the LfdM you just acquired?

I am a huge fan of radiused fretboards because I have issues with my left hand. Glad you find the radius a help, I sure do. I have a spruce and rosewood LfdM tenor which I have owned for about three years now. I am having another LfdM built with a 19" scale length so a long neck. It will be sinker cedar top and myrtle back and sides.

If you are able to take pictures of your new Koolau with your phone you can easily post them to this thread. It would be great to see some bigger pictures because it looks amazing even in the small thumbnails

Nickie
07-29-2018, 02:23 PM
Congratulations, I've never played one, but I understand they are amazing ukuleles....

JJFN
07-30-2018, 05:15 AM
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More photo's. Sorry they are horizontal, I shot them vertically, but as I say, I am technically challenged.

DownUpDave
07-30-2018, 07:01 AM
So glad you took those pictures, that is just amazing looking. I love the color, curl and grain of that koa, along with the sap wood stripe. Absolutely fantastic instrument

JJFN
07-30-2018, 07:07 AM
So glad you took those pictures, that is just amazing looking. I love the color, curl and grain of that koa, along with the sap wood stripe. Absolutely fantastic instrument

Thank You Dave, it came out beyond my wildest expectations. I am really amazed at how light it is. And with the radius fretboard it is a joy to play.

SoloRule
07-30-2018, 07:09 AM
My brother (or a sister?) looks so handsome. :D

JJFN
07-30-2018, 08:21 AM
My brother (or a sister?) looks so handsome. :D

Must be in the genes!