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Uk3player78
11-13-2018, 09:52 AM
So itís a milestone birthday gift to myself. I wanted something to compliment my Wunderkammer Ike handmade mahogany soprano. Iím all about the mahogany sopranos. I decided on a Kiwaya KTS-7. At first it didnít win me over, maybe itís because my Wunderkammer aces it in every way... but, after a week of play and sorting out suitable strings it finally won me over.

It has a voice of its own. Suited equally to fingerpicking and strumming, it has a lovely warble when strummed. Stunning build quality and the intonation is spot on! Itís a stunner to look at. I wonít do a sound demo as George can do it justice way more than I ever will. So...

Anyone had slow growers ending up keepers?

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Uk3player78
11-13-2018, 10:14 AM
Last one.

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Jerryc41
11-13-2018, 10:27 AM
That's beautiful. Enjoy it!

http://mentalfloss.com/article/55324/11-wonderful-wunderkammer-or-curiosity-cabinets

DownUpDave
11-13-2018, 11:27 AM
Congratulations those Kiwaya sopranos are awesome and I am glad you have bonded with it. I find with brand new ukes It can take one to two weeks sometimes for them to settle and stabilize. Espiecally if they have come from across the country or the other side of the world.

I have a old beat up Gianinni baritone I bought used in that condition, but good playing shape. It took me months of string changes and trying different tunings to find out what made me happy with it. That was almost three years ago and I still have it.

Enjoy your new Kiwaya, it's a beauty

Joyful Uke
11-13-2018, 01:13 PM
Happy birthday! A ukulele seems like the perfect gift for any birthday. :-)

I sometimes have to give a ukulele time to win me over. When you're buying over the internet, sometimes you expect it to be something other than what it is. But, when I put those expectations aside and let the ukulele shine in its own light, I usually realize that it's special in its own way.

Uk3player78
11-13-2018, 08:08 PM
That’s good advice.

Jerryc41
11-14-2018, 01:45 AM
As for slow growers, I've had the opposite experience. I bought a uke, thinking I just had to have it, but later lost interest and sold it.

Uk3player78
11-14-2018, 03:50 AM
Maybe the slow growers are the keepers. :)

Nickie
11-15-2018, 11:09 AM
Congratulations. I've always heard those are lots of fun!