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raffrox
09-19-2018, 09:40 PM
Just got this uke and I had to post my thoughts.

I picked up a second hand AnueNue Vision 1879 koa soprano at a reasonable price with a bit of play wear after umming and ahhing for quite a while.

I'd sworn of sopranos after struggling to get a decent sound out of them for a year or so. I think it's a mix of my playing getting better and finding the right uke for me. In the end I couldn't resist this one and after playing it I'm super impressed.

These are inspired by the Kumalae Gold Award 1915 ukes and having owned one of these previously they are a great "copy" of them with the playability of a modern day uke. Light in construction and very playable. Just a fun uke with a bright booming sound for the size like the original Kumalae's.

I couldn't find much on the forums or the net generally about these little guys so thought I'd add to what's out there. These were made a few years ago so they aren't common but for the price second hand they're a cracker. anyone else got one or had experiences with them?

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ukulelekarcsi
09-19-2018, 10:47 PM
Yes, I had!

Light as a feather, domed back, a close Kumalae copy, and the case (did you get the case?) fits like a glove - it's a magic trick of opening a such small case and still pulling out such a large-ish instrument.

In the end, I didn't get the koa sounds, though, and it moved on.

Iulia
09-20-2018, 12:03 AM
that is freakin' gorgeous! Another for my ever expending wish list!

Jerryc41
09-20-2018, 01:52 AM
...they're a cracker.


That's beautiful.

I'm not familiar with that expression. I'll have to watch more Australian TV. "A good deal"?

raffrox
09-20-2018, 03:07 AM
Yes, I had!

Light as a feather, domed back, a close Kumalae copy, and the case (did you get the case?) fits like a glove - it's a magic trick of opening a such small case and still pulling out such a large-ish instrument.

In the end, I didn't get the koa sounds, though, and it moved on.

Yep, I got the case. You're right it's a snug fit. I'm a sucker for a good case with a uke as well.

I end up moving on most my uke's to be honest. Only one has really stuck :) but this is one that might hang around for a while. I used to have a Martin C1K (another koa uke) and that's the one sound wise that I regret selling.


that is freakin' gorgeous! Another for my ever expending wish list!

Thanks Iulia :) Way to many nice ukes in this world!!


That's beautiful.

I'm not familiar with that expression. I'll have to watch more Australian TV. "A good deal"?

Thanks Jerry. You're right, I didn't think of it but it is a very Aussie saying to call something a cracker!!

It is sort of a mix between something that's of a high quality/good and brings enjoyment/is good fun.

i.e. "That was a cracker of a night."

It can mean a few different things though.

Iulia
09-20-2018, 03:22 AM
It is sort of a mix between something that's of a high quality/good and brings enjoyment/is good fun.

i.e. "That was a cracker of a night."



Used the same way in Scotland ;)

raffrox
09-20-2018, 03:59 AM
Used the same way in Scotland ;)

That's most probably where we got it from :)

bsfloyd
09-20-2018, 05:11 AM
Beautiful instrument!! Congrats and enjoy!

Jerryc41
09-20-2018, 06:53 AM
Yep, I got the case. You're right it's a snug fit. I'm a sucker for a good case with a uke as well.

I end up moving on most my uke's to be honest. Only one has really stuck :) but this is one that might hang around for a while. I used to have a Martin C1K (another koa uke) and that's the one sound wise that I regret selling.



Thanks Iulia :) Way to many nice ukes in this world!!



Thanks Jerry. You're right, I didn't think of it but it is a very Aussie saying to call something a cracker!!

It is sort of a mix between something that's of a high quality/good and brings enjoyment/is good fun.

i.e. "That was a cracker of a night."

It can mean a few different things though.

Just be careful how you use that term in the American south. :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_(pejorative)

raffrox
09-20-2018, 07:54 PM
Just be careful how you use that term in the American south. :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_(pejorative)

No worries. I definitely wasn't aware of that. Thanks Jerry.

UkerDanno
09-22-2018, 05:00 AM
Very cool! :D:shaka: