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Doc_J
08-31-2018, 01:43 PM
Just curious about Mya-moe ukes since the transition to new owner/builder, Cary Kelly. From the website the latest ones look just as great as those built by Gordan, Char, and Aaron.

Anybody own one, play one, or have one on order?

Iíve been contemplating a new Mya-moe baritone with a sycamore body, POC top and maple fretboard. I really enjoy the spruce/rosewood Myamoe baritone I have. The current build schedule is full until January 2019.

Jim Hanks
08-31-2018, 03:19 PM
Curious as well. I wish Cary all the best. I recall a video after Cary did his first batch of tenors and Gordon tried to convince him to serialize as Mya Moe instruments and he wouldn't do it. If they met Gordon's approval that says a lot, but it would be good to hear from others who have taken the plunge.

For my part, these are outside my current comfort zone as far as how much I'm willing to pay for a uke or guitar, but I do appreciate the craftsmanship.

kvehe
08-31-2018, 05:17 PM
I have an as-yet-to-be-configured tenor on order; its scheduled start date is coming up in about eleven weeks (November 19th). I plan on picking out the wood when I visit Cary in three weeks.

hollisdwyer
08-31-2018, 10:09 PM
From what I’ve seen they look pretty good. I’m glad to hear that he has an advanced build schedule. Probably won’t be too long before you’ll have to wait 12-18 months.

DownUpDave
08-31-2018, 11:13 PM
From what I’ve seen they look pretty good. I’m glad to hear that he has an advanced build schedule. Probably won’t be too long before you’ll have to wait 12-18 months.

Hey Hollis if Kathryn has a start date of Novemeber 2019 that is already 14 month wait. Just saying.............not that I dont think you can add or anything.;)

DownUpDave
08-31-2018, 11:33 PM
No, November 19, 2018. I will clarify. :)

Sure Kathryn set me up so I insulted Hollis:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh: I thought we were friends.

Sorry Hollis old buddy. I could delete my post above but then none of this would make sense, jokes on me.

hollisdwyer
09-01-2018, 12:56 AM
Sure Kathryn set me up so I insulted Hollis:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh: I thought we were friends.

Sorry Hollis old buddy. I could delete my post above but then none of this would make sense, jokes on me.

No worries mate! Actually I do have problems reading a date the way you cockamamy North Americans write them. What's the matter with Day/Month/Year???? And by God you still use imperial measurements! Those who find it easier to divide by 10 pity you. LoL

kvehe
09-01-2018, 01:16 AM
I think we should all use yyyy-mm-dd. :D

I very much look forward to receiving my tenor shortly after its projected completion date of 2018-12-10.

robinboyd
09-01-2018, 02:26 AM
I think we should all use yyyy-mm-dd. :D



I agree. That's how they do it in Japan and it is also makes file management on the computer much easier.

Cornfield
09-01-2018, 02:56 AM
Cary was at our City of Lights Ukulele Festival in Aurora, IL last Sunday. Several people were trying out his wares in his tent. I've owned a couple of Mya-Moes in the past and I believe his new ones are at the same quality level. Everyone that tried out his instruments, seemed pleased.
Cary told me that he has not started building resonators yet but that Gordon was going to come out soon to help him get that line going too.
Cary seems as easy to get along with and as quality minded as Gordon and Char.

hollisdwyer
09-01-2018, 03:55 AM
I think we should all use yyyy-mm-dd. :D

I very much look forward to receiving my tenor shortly after its projected completion date of 2018-12-10.

Stardate 20189.1

Jim Hanks
09-01-2018, 04:15 AM
Stardate 20189.1

I'm a pretty big Star Trek fan but I've never understood how the star dates work.

hollisdwyer
09-01-2018, 04:42 AM
I'm a pretty big Star Trek fan but I've never understood how the star dates work.

Did anyone?

Jim Hanks
09-01-2018, 05:09 AM
Did anyone?
Apparently not. I just looked up on Wikipedia and seems to be just a plot device, almost random. No wonder it never made sense. :p

hollisdwyer
09-01-2018, 05:55 AM
Apparently not. I just looked up on Wikipedia and seems to be just a plot device, almost random. No wonder it never made sense. :p

In ‘66-‘67 I worked in an Ad agency in NYC as a media buyer. I was one of the first to sponsor the original Star Trek series. My bosses thought that I was crazy but every time a Neilson rating came out I always made my targets for audience numbers.

kvehe
09-04-2018, 06:49 AM
There is a master grade koa tenor classic in the "available now" section on the website: http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/browseAvailable.php

(as of a few minutes ago, anyway) :)

Cornfield
09-05-2018, 03:16 AM
There is a master grade koa tenor classic in the "available now" section on the website: http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/browseAvailable.php

(as of a few minutes ago, anyway) :)


That sure is purty

acmespaceship
09-05-2018, 08:20 AM
That sure is purty

If that's the one Cary had in Aurora -- or if it's a close cousin from the same wood -- it's even purty-er in person :-) I played all four of the ukes he brought to the City of Lights festival and each sounded magnificent and played like a dream. Dare I say it: I was even more impressed with the sound and playability of those new ukes than I was with the couple of Mya-Moes I have played in the past. YMMV of course, but I can't see how any Mya-Moe fan could be disappointed with the new builds.

Jerryc41
09-06-2018, 01:41 AM
Those who find it easier to divide by 10 pity you. LoL

Since when is life about making things easier? I can look at something and distinguish 1/2" from 7/16", and 1/4" from 3/8". It's good exercise for the brain. Humans don't agree on anything, unfortunately. I agree that the entire world should be using metric. It's extremely frustrating for me to have to do mental math when TV shows and online articles use metric. Working on a car is even worse, with a mixture of metric and SAE nuts and bolts. We have to buy all tools in both formats. Do you think the tool-makers don't like that? :D

As for dates, it can be seriously misleading when reading/writing. For example, look at 1/12/2018. Is that January 12 or December 1? It depends. When using a computer for data, yyyy-mm-dd works very well.

Doc_J
09-06-2018, 01:54 AM
If that's the one Cary had in Aurora -- or if it's a close cousin from the same wood -- it's even purty-er in person :-) I played all four of the ukes he brought to the City of Lights festival and each sounded magnificent and played like a dream. Dare I say it: I was even more impressed with the sound and playability of those new ukes than I was with the couple of Mya-Moes I have played in the past. YMMV of course, but I can't see how any Mya-Moe fan could be disappointed with the new builds.

Mya-Moe ukes continuously improved their instruments, from my observations. Glad to hear the knowledge gained has been successfully transferred to Cary. Thanks for the report.

Jerryc41
09-06-2018, 03:03 AM
I'm a pretty big Star Trek fan but I've never understood how the star dates work.

https://www.wikihow.com/Calculate-Stardates
http://mentalfloss.com/article/68741/how-do-star-trek-stardates-work

DownUpDave
09-06-2018, 03:10 AM
Mya-Moe ukes continuously improved their instruments, from my observations. Glad to hear the knowledge gained has been successfully transferred to Cary. Thanks for the report.

That makes a lot of sense Hodge, most builders improve their craft with time. Gordon and Char were so focused on quality that it appears obvious, at least so far, they found someone capable of meeting their standards. I was sceptical at first but it looks likes Mya Moe will continue to produce excellent instuments.

If he would change the shape of the neck I would order one. I don't like the flat spot on the bottom, it is the reason I have sold my Mya Moes. Playability is not good for me with neck shape. I still have the baritone, too pretty to sell and it sounds great.

Doc_J
09-24-2018, 03:41 PM
Been wanting a maple fretboard for ...forever. Plunked down a deposit on sycamore/POC bari, #2549, to arrive in late February. Think it might be tuned re-entrant dGBE.

https://www.myamoeukuleles.com/uketracker.php?trackingNumber=2549

Jim Hanks
09-24-2018, 05:04 PM
Plunked down a deposit on sycamore/POC bari, #2549, to arrive in late February. Think it might be tuned re-entrant dGBE.

Excellent choices!

DownUpDave
09-25-2018, 01:11 AM
Been wanting a maple fretboard for ...forever. Plunked down a deposit on sycamore/POC bari, #2549, to arrive in late February. Think it might be tuned re-entrant dGBE.

https://www.myamoeukuleles.com/uketracker.php?trackingNumber=2549

I like what you are doing with all your wood choices...........a complete blonde bomb shell. Should look wonderful and sound great.

kvehe
09-25-2018, 01:41 AM
I have one of Cary’s instruments (#2524) and it is fantastic. I owe a NUD thread, I know, and hope to get to it soon.

It is wonderful.

NewKid
10-30-2018, 08:33 AM
Its good to hear you like the quality level of Cary's new ukes. Its hard to imagine a new builder matching the level of 10-year veterans but perhaps the jigs and process help tremendously.

I will keep an eye on Cary's progress and reviews of his instruments because I would like to support him in the future if he can maintain the quality. It seems surreal that the waiting period for Mya Moe ukes are reasonable again.