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Uncle Leroy
08-10-2019, 05:58 AM
So, on very short notice my company asked me to travel from Okinawa, Japan to Hawaii for a work project for about three weeks. What a lucky break. Since I have been here and some folks I work with here discovered I played uke they have went out of their way to introduce me to some very kind folks. I had the pleasure of meeting Jody Kamisato who has a fabulous Ukulele Hale. I had so much fun hanging with him. He turned me on to a guy named Makoto Harada. I acquired one of his Tenor models. Quite a lovely instrument.
Yesterday I toured the Kanilea shop and scored a Diamond Super Tenor with a 19” scale. Wow! Just wow. I am a lucky dude.
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ghostrdr
08-10-2019, 06:09 AM
So, on very short notice my company asked me to travel from Okinawa, Japan to Hawaii for a work project for about three weeks. What a lucky break. Since I have been here and some folks I work with here discovered I played uke they have went out of their way to introduce me to some very kind folks. I had the pleasure of meeting Jody Kamisato who has a fabulous Ukulele Hale. I had so much fun hanging with him. He turned me on to a guy named Makoto Harada. I acquired one of his Tenor models. Quite a lovely instrument.
Yesterday I toured the Kailua factory and scored a Diamond Super Tenor with a 19” scale. Wow! Just wow. I am a lucky dude.
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Awesome! Is the diamond tenor’s large lower bout an amazing difference?

AQUATOPAZ
08-10-2019, 07:47 AM
Does "Beeru Onegashimasu" mean Please have a beer?

Jim Hanks
08-10-2019, 09:49 AM
So, on Makoto Harada. I acquired one of his Tenor models...
Kailua factory and scored a Diamond Super Tenor with a 19” scale. Wow! Just wow. I am a lucky dude.
Yes, yes you are. :cheers:


Does "Beeru Onegashimasu" mean Please have a beer?
Google translate says "I'm sorry"
https://translate.google.com/#view=home&op=translate&sl=auto&tl=en&text=Beeru%20Onegashimasu

Uncle Leroy
08-10-2019, 10:36 AM
Does "Beeru Onegashimasu" mean Please have a beer?

Give me a beer please

Uncle Leroy
08-10-2019, 10:38 AM
Yes, the larger lower bout is providing a little volume maybe. It is comfortable to play as well. I like the longer scale.

prb035
08-10-2019, 10:49 AM
Congratulations Leroy, it sounds like it was meant to happen :D

John boy
08-10-2019, 06:55 PM
Wow, very cool! So how will you fly home to Okinawa with two ukes (I know -- "very carefully")?

Kenn2018
08-10-2019, 07:44 PM
Those are two great looking instruments. The Harada looks really nice. And the Kanile'a Diamond is fantastic!

Congrats! Way to make hard lemonade out of lemonade—or something like that.

AQUATOPAZ
08-11-2019, 06:07 AM
Yes, yes you are. :cheers:


Google translate says "I'm sorry"
https://translate.google.com/#view=home&op=translate&sl=auto&tl=en&text=Beeru%20Onegashimasu

That would be Gomenasai.

AQUATOPAZ
08-11-2019, 06:13 AM
Give me a beer please

Thanks. I thought that would be Beeru kudasai. It's been awhile.