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Ukecaster
03-29-2019, 04:26 AM
I haven't done an NUD for a while, but this one deserves one. I recently got in a used Kiwaya KTC-1 concert, and it is a wonderful instrument. Came with UPT tuners installed. I've been through a few other ukes lately, nice ones in koa, acacia and mahogany/spruce, but the all- mahogany tone just hits all the right buttons for me. This one sounds loud and sweet, and as usual for Kiwaya, plays like a dream. Martin M600 strings sound great on it, but I'd also like to try Nylgut or Nyltech eventually too. Anyone have a Kiwaya concert, and what strings do you like on it? I had the cool tweed Oahu archtop concert case already, and the uke fits like a glove in it. Happy camper here.

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Nickie
03-29-2019, 07:46 AM
Geez, that looks like a very good copy of a Martin. I bet it sounds good. Are you good with friction tuners?
Congrats!

Ukecaster
03-29-2019, 09:16 AM
Geez, that looks like a very good copy of a Martin. I bet it sounds good. Are you good with friction tuners?
Congrats!

Those tuners are Gotoh UPT, planetary geared, and work like a charm.

DownUpDave
03-29-2019, 09:24 AM
Congratulations those Kiwaya are wonderful instruments and I agree about the mahogany tone......sweet!! The Gohto UPT tuners are my favorite as well, sleek looks with great functionality. Enjoy your new beauty.

Swamp Yankee
03-29-2019, 10:06 AM
Sweet! My favorite ukulele ever.
Congratulations!

RLM3121
03-29-2019, 01:01 PM
I have a Kiwaya Strummer Series concert that came with Worth medium Browns. Sound great. My favorite strings.

Swamp Yankee
03-29-2019, 01:17 PM
I'm running Martin M600s on my KTC-1 now but when it first came to me it had black strings on it. I liked them... not crazy about the Martins. I'll try Worth browns next.

zztush
03-30-2019, 01:01 AM
Hi, Ukecaster! Congrats on very good Kiwaya ukulele with excellent tuners.


Congratulations those Kiwaya are wonderful instruments and I agree about the mahogany tone......sweet!! The Gohto UPT tuners are my favorite as well, sleek looks with great functionality. Enjoy your new beauty.

Hi, Dave! We are NUD men, right? You wrote NUD instead of NGD (new guitar day) in acoustic guitar forum. Our brain are full of NUD. :)

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6021821&postcount=8


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Jerryc41
03-30-2019, 02:05 AM
That's beautiful - nice case, too.

dadair
03-30-2019, 08:47 AM
Where are all the KTC-1 owners? Help Ukecaster with some options on strings..... Oh, my vote is Living Waters.

Ukecaster
03-30-2019, 08:53 AM
Anyone have a spare set of LW reentrant concert strings? I have a set of LW low G tenors to trade.