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Witters
05-31-2009, 11:13 PM
High Folks,

I’m trying to source opinions on what Ukulele “You” would buy if money was no object - but it can only be 1 Ukulele, and it “cannot” be made by a Luthier!.

Money is relative if you have enough of it not to worry about anything, but that does not mean by having it you automatically seek something in the “higher” bracket.

It could be that a Concert Mango Pono you wanted for $500, you can now have, or a Soprano Zebrawood O’Hana for $300 - a Concert Koa Kanilea that MGM has sitting on the shelf, or the Tenor Fluke he has in the corner.

I have thought about this and I can’t decide - can you???:)

Aldrine Guerrero
05-31-2009, 11:30 PM
Nothing custom made? How bout special editions? Like this:
http://KanileaUkulele.com/custom_pookela_superTenor.php?osCsid=92d1130e500c2 64df42a3fcbd5dbd829
:D

grappler
05-31-2009, 11:39 PM
i agree with aldrine. woo thats nice

ukulele2544
05-31-2009, 11:43 PM
Nothing custom made? How bout special editions? Like this:
http://KanileaUkulele.com/custom_pookela_superTenor.php?osCsid=92d1130e500c2 64df42a3fcbd5dbd829
:D
Wow thats a nice ukulele..^_^

whetu
05-31-2009, 11:45 PM
Hmmm a customised Glyph is probably too luthier leaning :(

Maybe a James Hill Signature: http://ukulelejames.com/signature_model.htm

Realistically, a kanile'a K1/K2 concert or tenor would be a nice step up for me, while not getting too crazy with the cash :)

UkuCouS
06-01-2009, 12:43 AM
It would be this one (http://www.j-guitar.com/sp/sea/view_detail/s11410417.html) but in Tenor
Raa K3's are driving me crazy

mattyuke
06-01-2009, 12:49 AM
I love the Zebra wood ones they look so awesome :D

Witters
06-01-2009, 01:03 AM
Anything is fine as long as its not made for you:)

It could be that you really want that Kala to be in Uke heaven, because you have played one and love it to bits, so not always a Kamaka special addition will be as good....not easy to choose is it?:)...or is it?

MangoMon
06-01-2009, 02:53 AM
If Aldrine gets the Kanilea, I'd take his Kamaka that I'm sure he wouldn't use anymore.:D

beeejums
06-01-2009, 03:01 AM
I'd either want a Kamaka H3 or a KoAloha tenor. Hopefully I could find one made out of a particularly pretty piece of wood.

UkuleleD
06-01-2009, 03:24 AM
High Folks,

I’m trying to source opinions on what Ukulele “You” would buy if money was no object - but it can only be 1 Ukulele, and it “cannot” be made by a Luthier!.

Money is relative if you have enough of it not to worry about anything, but that does not mean by having it you automatically seek something in the “higher” bracket.

It could be that a Concert Mango Pono you wanted for $500, you can now have, or a Soprano Zebrawood O’Hana for $300 - a Concert Koa Kanilea that MGM has sitting on the shelf, or the Tenor Fluke he has in the corner.

I have thought about this and I can’t decide - can you???:)

Great minds think alike, I just made a thread on this last week, check out their replies:
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13854

Witters
06-01-2009, 03:44 AM
OOPS,

Sorry folks, I missed this:(

I just looked and I even posted in it...DOH

Witters
06-01-2009, 03:49 AM
I must be going senile...

What's a Uke?:eek:

ukebrudder
06-01-2009, 04:36 AM
Probably a Rouge Soprano....


....or a KoAloha Tenor. Can't decide!:D

1014
06-01-2009, 04:39 AM
didn't we have a topic (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13854) super recently like this. (hahaha beat me to it `UkuleleD! I knew I saw this somewhere)

but to reiterate:
road toad bass uke
keith ogata kinohi tenor
kamaka lili`u with master grade koa.

rossjr
06-01-2009, 05:12 AM
I know someone here will know the manufacturer but on my last trip to Maui, I saw this fantastic Koa Concert Pineapple Sundae. The sound and action were fantastic, it the craftsmanship outstanding. A true piece of art both from a musical and an astetic perspective.

UkuleleD
06-01-2009, 05:36 AM
I know someone here will know the manufacturer but on my last trip to Maui, I saw this fantastic Koa Concert Pineapple Sundae. The sound and action were fantastic, it the craftsmanship outstanding. A true piece of art both from a musical and an astetic perspective.

KoAloha :) http://www.koaloha.com/Signature_Line/PineappleSunday.html

jdmcnasty
06-01-2009, 05:55 AM
Kamaka HF-3. I like simple, elegant koa.

wearymicrobe
06-01-2009, 06:11 AM
Nothing custom made? How bout special editions? Like this:
http://KanileaUkulele.com/custom_pookela_superTenor.php?osCsid=92d1130e500c2 64df42a3fcbd5dbd829
:D

They are really good:shaka::shaka:

sukie
06-01-2009, 06:43 AM
I will keep my KoAloha concert. Although maybe go with an extended neck, but I'm not sure why.

haole
06-01-2009, 07:57 AM
Pineapple Sunday! Or if one of Chuck Moore's "not-so-basic" ukes count, one of those. Or maybe just a KoAloha super-concert, or one of the Kanile'a concerts I played at MGM's booth the other night at Uke Fest, or a tenor Surf Fluke with a pickup, or...

Ahnko Honu
06-01-2009, 08:18 AM
Ko'olau Koa T-1 Pineapple.

Kanaka916
06-01-2009, 08:38 AM
High Folks,

I’m trying to source opinions on what Ukulele “You” would buy if money was no object - but it can only be 1 Ukulele, and it “cannot” be made by a Luthier!.

Money is relative if you have enough of it not to worry about anything, but that does not mean by having it you automatically seek something in the “higher” bracket.

It could be that a Concert Mango Pono you wanted for $500, you can now have, or a Soprano Zebrawood O’Hana for $300 - a Concert Koa Kanilea that MGM has sitting on the shelf, or the Tenor Fluke he has in the corner.

I have thought about this and I can’t decide - can you???:)
Not to be controversial or anything and no offense intended, but if money was no object, why would one purchase a production instrument instead of a custom. IMO, a fixed amount would have been better. I'm quite certain a good number of members (if possibly affordable) would love to get their hands on a custom instrument by Dave Means, William King, Mike DaSilva, Augustino LoPrinzi to name a few.

UkuEroll
06-01-2009, 08:54 AM
I'm quite certain a good number of members (if possibly affordable) would love to get their hands on a custom instrument by Dave Means, William King, Mike DaSilva, Augustino LoPrinzi to name a few.

In my dreams maybe:D

haolejohn
06-01-2009, 09:22 AM
Pineapple Sunday or The new Koaloha that is coming out this year? Don't even know what it is but i want already.

wickedwahine11
06-01-2009, 09:42 AM
I'm cheating because Kanile'a calls it custom, but I want this uke more than any other!
http://kanileaukulele.com/custom_hawaiianIslandTenor.php?osCsid=92d1130e500c 264df42a3fcbd5dbd829

thejumpingflea
06-01-2009, 09:47 AM
I'd definitely go with a KoAloha Scepter.

Spooner
06-01-2009, 09:48 AM
1920's 5K Martin:

http://www.mocfa.org/exhibitions/ex_archives/ex_uke/07_uke/luthiers/martin.jpg

SailQwest
06-01-2009, 09:57 AM
I'd definitely go with a KoAloha Scepter.

Me, too, but it would have to be the Spruce/Ebony one. I love spruce tops!

haolejohn
06-01-2009, 11:24 AM
I'd definitely go with a KoAloha Scepter.

That is my other choice.

Witters
06-01-2009, 11:36 AM
Not to be controversial or anything and no offense intended, but if money was no object, why would one purchase a production instrument instead of a custom. IMO, a fixed amount would have been better. I'm quite certain a good number of members (if possibly affordable) would love to get their hands on a custom instrument by Dave Means, William King, Mike DaSilva, Augustino LoPrinzi to name a few.

Because to some people a Pono for instance is their dream Uke.
Just because something cost more does not mean it is what that person has always wanted.

bt93
06-01-2009, 11:37 AM
sceptre:music::music:

Bratset
06-01-2009, 12:18 PM
sceptre:music::music:

same :shaka:

bt93
06-01-2009, 12:25 PM
wish i could afford one but....:(:(:(

wfwhitson
06-01-2009, 12:26 PM
I am pretty much happy with what I have, So if money wasen't a problem I would find a GOOD teacher, and learn how to play what I have really well.

cpatch
06-01-2009, 01:41 PM
I know someone here will know the manufacturer but on my last trip to Maui, I saw this fantastic Koa Concert Pineapple Sundae.
LOL...it's a Pineapple Sunday, not Sundae, but it's still delicious!

kailua
06-01-2009, 02:24 PM
I don't have a concert, so a KoAloha concert. But this stock uke is not too shabby:
http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/available%20now.html

haole
06-01-2009, 06:02 PM
I don't have a concert, so a KoAloha concert. But this stock uke is not too shabby:
http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/available%20now.html

Ohhh man, all of their ukes are sweet! I spent quite a bit of time at their booth on Saturday. Really nice people, too!

bornagainjeeper
06-01-2009, 06:51 PM
http://www.woodbrass.com/images/woodbrass/OID+UKULELE+ROSE.JPG

this until they come out with a hanna montana signature...

generem
06-01-2009, 06:53 PM
If money was no object... 2 of every brand / model please!!! :D

Roy Jovero
06-01-2009, 07:26 PM
Tenor Martin 5K.

Lanark
06-02-2009, 02:40 AM
If money were no object, I'd simply ask the builder of my choice to make the instrument that they would make for themselves. Their choice of woods and appointments. Just what to them would go into their ideal instrument according to their preference and experience.

Ideally this is something I'd get to do with multiple builders. I bet you'd get a really diverse array of cool instruments that way.

Craig
06-02-2009, 02:44 AM
Nothing custom made? How bout special editions? Like this:
http://KanileaUkulele.com/custom_pookela_superTenor.php?osCsid=92d1130e500c2 64df42a3fcbd5dbd829
:D
Why doesn't the link work?

ukulelebadass
06-02-2009, 03:26 AM
Money being no object I feel semi obliged to go with a Martin tenor....

But I really want one of these

http://www.sonntag-guitars.com/english/Archtops/Jazz-Uke_acoustic.php

I'd probably get it in black... or the tobacco burst I'm not sure

Kanaka916
06-02-2009, 05:00 AM
Why doesn't the link work?
Just tried it Craig and it works, just took a little longer to load.