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YogiTom
04-12-2019, 06:45 PM
Title says it all. Does this UAS business ever go away??

https://www.theukulelesite.com/shop-by/brand/muradian-kamoa-koaloha-custom-concert-lauhala.html

This design and process is just freakiní rad. Would love one of the octopus ones KoAloha had made a few months back, too.

Kibes37
04-12-2019, 07:17 PM
Kalei makes me wanna buy every Uke he plays. That thing sounds great and sure does have character! Wonít last long Iím sure...

glennerd
04-12-2019, 07:41 PM
Kalei makes me wanna buy every Uke he plays. That thing sounds great and sure does have character! Won’t last long I’m sure...

He does have that effect, doesn't he? Love his playing.

Your comment reminds me of when I saw someone playing amazingly on a Makala MK-S and it briefly made me realize that it's the playing, not the uke. But then eventually, I came around and wanted an MK-S. What's wrong with me?

Kenn2018
04-12-2019, 07:43 PM
I thought the collaboration between Kanile'a and the artist was terrific. Really good to know they are willing to work with someone who thinks out of the box.

Croaky Keith
04-12-2019, 10:08 PM
Yes, my UAS ended, you just have to find the right one! :music:

:smileybounce:

mjh42
04-13-2019, 02:39 AM
WOW, and I was thinking another concert might be nice.......wish I could just get the credit card out now....:cool:

DownUpDave
04-13-2019, 02:44 AM
Here in lies a BIG cause of UAS.......the visual beauty of a finely crafted wooden item. People that don't get UAS, don't get it, the sound is not the only thing we are attracted to.

AustinHing
04-13-2019, 02:53 AM
Here in lies a BIG cause of UAS.......the visual beauty of a finely crafted wooden item. People that don't get UAS, don't get it, the sound is not the only thing we are attracted to.

Smell too. Smell it before even playing it for the first time

RafterGirl
04-13-2019, 11:17 AM
These things are exactly why I received a special issue KoAloha long neck soprano earlier this week. I’m not a soprano fan, but it’s a concert scale, and it’s a special issue, and it has a beautiful cedar top, and beautiful koa body, and the cedar aroma emanating from it is wonderful. Couple all those aesthetic things with some money in my PayPal account & a high enough UAS viral level, and you get an impulse buy. UAS never goes away. In remission.....yes. Cured.....nope, not for me.

Snargle
04-13-2019, 01:26 PM
I'm sure it's a fabulous-sounding ukulele, but honestly, I think it's as ugly as a dog's hind end! :D

To each his/her own. I'm just saying I wouldn't purchase it just based on the looks.

Kenn2018
04-13-2019, 01:45 PM
Geez. The only sense it doesn't meet is with taste—no! No! Don't! Aw, man... :p

Just realized that "taste" could be interpreted two ways; I was referring to the tongue's sense of taste. Not aesthetics.

It's not quite my cuppa, but I think it's quite cool.

Joyful Uke
04-13-2019, 02:33 PM
I'm sure it's a fabulous-sounding ukulele, but honestly, I thing it's as ugly as a dog's hind end! :D

To each his/her own. I'm just saying I wouldn't purchase it just based on the looks.

One man's ceiling is another man's floor. And my dogs find dog's hind ends to be quite attractive. :-)

Whatever we all think of it's looks, pro or con, it's certainly a unique ukulele and has an interesting story. Sounds great, too. So, if OP buys it, I hope we'll get a NUD to enjoy it vicariously. It will be a special one.

YogiTom
04-14-2019, 05:51 AM
I’d given myself another night to sleep on it, and low and behold it is no longer available.

Better for my wallet that someone else bought it, but I am a bit bummed that I couldn’t add to my cart this morning. Oh well...the UAS continues!

Counter
04-14-2019, 07:02 AM
Ugliest ukulele I think I've ever seen! Why would you do that to a nice piece of wood!

YogiTom
04-14-2019, 07:20 AM
Ugliest ukulele I think I've ever seen! Why would you do that to a nice piece of wood!

TBH, I think I would’ve liked it more if it were a herringbone pattern.

I have a lot of fond memories making wood-burnt images with my grandpa, so maybe that’s where my personal attraction to the uke comes from. That, and I bet it would be a trip texturally. I probably would’ve spent more time running my hands over the design than over the frets and strings!

dingopop
04-14-2019, 11:21 AM
Aaaaaand now I know of another uke shopping site and found a gorgeous Kala ebony tenor. My silly starter Amazon uke hasn't even arrived yet and I'm already looking at upgrades, hah!

kvehe
04-14-2019, 12:51 PM
Aaaaaand now I know of another uke shopping site and found a gorgeous Kala ebony tenor. My silly starter Amazon uke hasn't even arrived yet and I'm already looking at upgrades, hah!

Welcome to the Wonderful World of UAS. We’re always happy to have new folks join us. :)

DownUpDave
04-14-2019, 01:05 PM
The OP says he thought this uke was beautiful looking and it caused him to get an attack of UAS. But some people decide to call it ugly.....even though the OP never asked for an opinion on the appearance. My mother said "if you don't have anything good to say don't say anything at all". Whatever happened to common courtesy and just being happy that someone else is happy with their choice. Instead the unsolicited negative comments just flow. A sad state of affairs.

DownUpDave
04-14-2019, 01:08 PM
Ugliest ukulele I think I've ever seen! Why would you do that to a nice piece of wood!

Rudest comment I ever read. Why do you think you have the right to say that. Hint you don't. But in this day and age of entitlement it doesnt suprise me.

jelow1966
04-14-2019, 01:25 PM
Rudest comment I ever read. Why do you think you have the right to say that. Hint you don't. But in this day and age of entitlement it doesnt suprise me.

And I suppose you are entitled to tell someone to keep their opinion to themselves? Yes, 'Counter' could have been more tactful but just because the OP thinks it's beautiful (and I personally think it is a pretty cool uke too) doesn't mean we all have to be yes men.

John

DownUpDave
04-14-2019, 01:52 PM
And I suppose you are entitled to tell someone to keep their opinion to themselves? Yes, 'Counter' could have been more tactful but just because the OP thinks it's beautiful (and I personally think it is a pretty cool uke too) doesn't mean we all have to be yes men.

John

Oh I never said we all have to like it. The OP was just expressing his opinion that he liked it, never asking for others opinions on the appearance. I will back out of this discussion now in case I offend others.

stevejfc
04-14-2019, 02:19 PM
Oh I never said we all have to like it. The OP was just expressing his opinion that he liked it, never asking for others opinions on the appearance. I will back out of this discussion now in case I offend others.

Dave, I for one am not offended in the slightest.:agree:

YogiTom
04-14-2019, 04:42 PM
I do appreciate the varied opinions, tone or whatever aside. Beauty truly is personal, and I’ll freely admit that my first opinion on seeing the uke was one of horror: I thought it was a collection of different tone woods cut into triangles and then glued together like some Frankenstein's monster of a uke.

But then seeing it was a pyrography piece from Dino Muradian, I had to post to prevent my immediate “add to cart” impulse. I’ve been lusting for a uke with his work ever since seeing KoAloha post the “tako” custom on social media. (Here’s a link to that piece if anyone is curious to see what I’m talking about: https://www.facebook.com/441615209212996/posts/2499487473425749/)

Ziret
04-14-2019, 05:07 PM
Oh my. The triangles aren't my thing, but those octopuses are incredible. I'd even like them without the ukuleles.


I do appreciate the varied opinions, tone or whatever aside. Beauty truly is personal, and I’ll freely admit that my first opinion on seeing the uke was one of horror: I thought it was a collection of different tone woods cut into triangles and then glued together like some Frankenstein's monster of a uke.

But then seeing it was a pyrography piece from Dino Muradian, I had to post to prevent my immediate “add to cart” impulse. I’ve been lusting for a uke with his work ever since seeing KoAloha post the “tako” custom on social media. (Here’s a link to that piece if anyone is curious to see what I’m talking about: https://www.facebook.com/441615209212996/posts/2499487473425749/)

Kenn2018
04-14-2019, 05:12 PM
Mr. Muradian is a very skilled artist. The octopus is pretty fantastic.

My experience with a wood burning kit when I was a kid differs from yours. I gave my finger quite a severe burn with the electric tool. I finished the project, but never took it up again.

YogiTom
04-14-2019, 05:22 PM
My experience with a wood burning kit when I was a kid differs from yours. I gave my finger quite a severe burn with the electric tool. I finished the project, but never took it up again.

I was quite fortunate to avoid burning myself, though I did once set the tool down, not back in its cradle, and melted a nearby pen when it inevitably rolled on the work bench. My grandpa was not pleased, but I never made that mistake again! :rolleyes:

Counter
04-14-2019, 11:05 PM
The OP says he thought this uke was beautiful looking and it caused him to get an attack of UAS. But some people decide to call it ugly.....even though the OP never asked for an opinion on the appearance. My mother said "if you don't have anything good to say don't say anything at all". Whatever happened to common courtesy and just being happy that someone else is happy with their choice. Instead the unsolicited negative comments just flow. A sad state of affairs.

This is a public forum. By posting here you are asking for opinions. My opinion is that I think the ukulele looks like the best forgotten illegitimate child of Kala and Louis Vuitton but I took it for granted that everyone here knows that is just my opinion and no less valid than the op's. It is a sad state of affairs when I have to explain that.

Jerryc41
04-15-2019, 12:58 AM
Fortunately, I'm not temped by this one, although it is not currently available. As for UAS, apparently, it does not go away. I realized that 56 ukuleles was way too much, so I sold five. Unfortunately, I found two others that I simply had to have. I'm still determined to reduce my collection, though.