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Tsani
06-16-2009, 09:11 AM
What is the uke you really want? Actually I know we talk about this constantly on different threads, but let me be a little clearer.

What is the uke that you really want, but cannot get yet?

Some of you may be in the category of just buying every uke you like. Lucky you. :rolleyes: I can buy a uke occasionally, but budgets and domestic politics mean that I have to be judicious and plan around birthdays, Christmas, and other special occasions.

I don't mean the unattainable dream uke either. I have seen Martin 5K ukes and Gibsons that might as well be gold-plated. If you got such a thing, would you really dare to play it? I guess it could be worth the money in the hands of a few around here, but not for me.

No. I want to know what is the uke that is just out of reach? You dream about it. You scheme to get it. Maybe you have a piggy bank fund that is allocated toward that purchase. The uke that your hands are just itching to hold.... that one. What is it?


Mine - a Favilla soprano.

Ahnko Honu
06-16-2009, 09:14 AM
I want my Dad's old 1957 Kamaka Pineapple back, stolen over 30 years ago. :mad:

russ_buss
06-16-2009, 09:15 AM
a sopranino fluke.

Captain Google
06-16-2009, 09:18 AM
I just want that MP custom for which I lack the funds.

Well, I've also got my eye on that bamboo uke in MGM's store...

And a Mainland banjo uke. (yes, I cheated, giving three answers)

UKISOCIETY
06-16-2009, 09:18 AM
a sopranino fluke.

hmmmmmmmmmmm.....

JT_Ukes
06-16-2009, 09:36 AM
hmmmmmmmmmmm.....

Step away from the saw....

RevWill
06-16-2009, 09:41 AM
I'm ready to go to Indiana and buy a mango Mainland concert. Well, I'm saving my nickels and dimes to GET ready for that - probably late summer or early fall.

But as long as we're dreaming - serve me up a Pineapple Sunday.

specialmike
06-16-2009, 09:45 AM
... I don't think there is a uke yet that I "cannot get"

GrumpyCoyote
06-16-2009, 09:45 AM
Custom guitalele... at least thats my dream uke right this second. It changes from time to time.

A custom 8 string tenor would also be a hoot. I have visions of tuning it like a mandolin, so a "mandolele" of sorts.

Honestly, aside from a kooky ideas like the ones above, just a great tenor custom made to my specifications, not too much bling (but just enough ;)).

Only thing stopping me is not knowing what my anual bonus size will be. :(

ShortCut
06-16-2009, 09:47 AM
Kamaka HF-3

sukie
06-16-2009, 09:48 AM
Only thing stopping me is not knowing what my anual bonus size will be. :(

You're getting a bonus? Nice!

I don't mean to be a spoil sport but I have the ukulele for me -- A KoAloha concert. It's the right size, I've got the right strings on it and the sound is perfect for me.

allinfun
06-16-2009, 09:51 AM
There are 2 really.

Pineapple Sunday Which if i win UUBL I will ask hubby if I can has.

I would looooove the white-eye Moore Bettah uke that someone else has already bought.

Oooo.. And a Maui Music Concert DX2 in koa.

Oh and a Sycamore Compass, and a cocobolo/koa custom.

Yep that pretty much would be my uke porn list that I someday hope to work towards

UkuCouS
06-16-2009, 09:51 AM
My dream's uke is a Kanile'a K3 Tenor with :

-Dark zebra wood rosette
-Wavy(waves ?) Koa
-Tortoise Bindings

Exactly this one
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3602/3633582640_10393c9ac1_o.jpg

Thumper
06-16-2009, 09:52 AM
At the moment I want a cedar Mainland concert, and a koa concert Flea.

But my uke lust is fickle and changes constantly.

Dirka
06-16-2009, 10:22 AM
I'm easy:

APC Concert Traditional.

Which I will get myself for Christmas.

If I can wait that long.

Bram
06-16-2009, 10:23 AM
http://www.russmorin.com/images/DSC02146.JPG

*drools*

and i'm still sleeping under the mailbox till my mainland uke arrives

JT_Ukes
06-16-2009, 10:38 AM
You're getting a bonus? Nice!

I don't mean to be a spoil sport but I have the ukulele for me -- A KoAloha concert. It's the right size, I've got the right strings on it and the sound is perfect for me.

video or it didn't happen

:)

wfwhitson
06-16-2009, 10:42 AM
I want this one so bad I can taste it. Just have to win the lottery.


http://cgi.ebay.com/MAKANI-SURF-TENOR-UKULELE-FULL-KOA-CUSTOM-by-Kazu-Mori_W0QQitemZ330337270436QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item4ce9a2baa4&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A30

mile38
06-16-2009, 10:49 AM
Either a Ron Phillips custom metal 8-string tenor resonator ukulele or a mint Martin baritone ukulele.

Capt Amazo
06-16-2009, 11:06 AM
My dream ukes right now are.

A Kala Archtop Sunburst tenor with F-holes (gorgeous!!)

A simple Makala Baritone.

And when (and IF) I get really good this tenor custom I designed: http://captamazo.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Uke-116134701

Yay for ukulele pron lists!!!! XD

DeG
06-16-2009, 11:23 AM
My Dream uke is from Moore Bettah, the "3 Mermaids" Tenor:

http://www.moorebettahukes.com/mermaid_uke_006_op_256x635.jpg

sukie
06-16-2009, 11:24 AM
My Dream uke is from Moore Bettah, the "3 Mermaids" Tenor:

http://www.moorebettahukes.com/mermaid_uke_006_op_256x635.jpg

I can definitely see you playing that.

Daionsavage
06-16-2009, 11:26 AM
I would really like to get a Solid concert built out of purple heart (the wood, not the medal) with ebony fingerboard and a paisley-shaped soundhole located in the same position as it is on the Tacoma ABG.

http://www.tacomaguitars.com/products/prod_images/guitars/0381200721_md.jpg

but.... that will never happen, it doesn't exist :(

So I guess a solid concert is next on the shopping list. This ought to fit the bill:
http://www.gstringukuleles.com/images/models/c12h1.jpg

G-string honu concert. It's out of reach at the moment and will probably never make it to my home.... but it could happen, eventually :rolleyes:

Tsani
06-16-2009, 11:33 AM
I want my Dad's old 1957 Kamaka Pineapple back, stolen over 30 years ago. :mad:

OK, that really is the dream uke. I hope you find it someday, Ahnko. If it is still intact, it is out there somewhere, calling to you.

bt93
06-16-2009, 11:41 AM
the purple heart kaniela tenor on ebay right now.

or any solid koa uke thats not a kala or lanikai (one of the big K's)

haolejohn
06-16-2009, 11:43 AM
Considering the fact that i got my dream uke on May 29th. I have a new dream uke. My first dream uke was a solid koa, double puka, abalone inlay Mele Tennor. Now my dream uke is either or all three and once I get these I think I'll be done with buying ukuleles:

In no paticular order:

1.KoAloha Pineapple Sunday
2.KoAloha Tenor
3.KoAloha Sceptre

Daionsavage
06-16-2009, 11:46 AM
the purple heart kaniela tenor on ebay right now.


You don't happen to have a link to that one? :o

edit: never mind, I found it.

danged
06-16-2009, 11:46 AM
My dream ukulele is currently being built, and due to be delivered by the end of this year (according to Fred Kamaka Jr.). I've been waiting for over 2 years already, and what's another 6 months to get my custom Kamaka Tenor "Jake Shimabukuro Signature Model"....:)

seeso
06-16-2009, 11:56 AM
A simple Koaloha tenor:

http://www.koaloha.com/Images/KoAloha_Products/2008/Tenor/Tenor_003.jpg

If I'm allowed to dream bigger, I'd love this Honduran Mahogany William King:

http://www.chantus.com/notes/uploads/tenor_front1-s.jpg

P-Uker
06-16-2009, 11:57 AM
Anything made by this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqlA0Bg012o&feature=channel

Of course I'd also need for him to give me lessons to make it sound like it does when he plays it.

Hobgoblin Steve
06-16-2009, 12:11 PM
that macadamia nut uke Moore had :dream:

but I also want a big island uke, specifically the top end one :P

deach
06-16-2009, 12:14 PM
I want Adelle's Fluke because she played it in her naked video.

upskydowncloud
06-16-2009, 12:21 PM
I'm pretty happy with the uke I have now! But the idea of a uke with koa wood from Kauai or a Chuck Moore always pleases me.

UkuCouS
06-16-2009, 12:31 PM
And when (and IF) I get really good this tenor custom I designed: http://captamazo.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Uke-116134701


That's a hell of a headstock !!!

thejumpingflea
06-16-2009, 12:40 PM
A Moore Bettah creation.

haole
06-16-2009, 01:41 PM
One of these:
http://moorebettahukes.com/843a_op_399x620.jpg
Only with a moon jellyfish inlay at the end of the fretboard, and also a pickup. Not only is it more attainable than a 5K, but I also would just rather have it than a 5K. :D

Also, a Pineapple Sunday.

Each would set me back about $1400. A hell of a lot of money, but still feasible once eBay's Black Market site is launched and I can sell some extra body parts.

Uncle-Taco
06-16-2009, 02:03 PM
Kiwaya KTS-7 or maybe a Kanile'a K3 in either soprano or tenor with tortoise binding.

Since I did much better than expected on a little "unused gear liquidation," I'm about to score one or the other! :nana:

dnewton2
06-16-2009, 02:08 PM
http://moorebettahukes.com/843a_op_399x620.jpg


I was going to say the one of thes I have is my dream uke. Conceret sized with Ebony. I have to make myself put it down and play my other ukes.

For What I want. I would like to try a Tenor with a radius fretboard or something with a side sound port. Something like those Ogato (sp?) ukes deach has.

adellethegreat
06-16-2009, 02:11 PM
I want Adelle's Fluke because she played it in her naked video.

It's okay to tell the truth... it's cause Matt Griffo played it ;p

My dream uke? I'm easy. Mango... anything mango... beautiful, beautiful mango.

Ukeffect
06-16-2009, 02:13 PM
You know Seeso, I think you are a bad influence on me LOL! I had forgotten that William King lives and builds ukulele's here in Austin, Tx. His companies name is Chantus, and he makes some very sweet ukes. Now how do I justify one?...hmmmmm!:uhoh:

haole
06-16-2009, 02:38 PM
http://moorebettahukes.com/843a_op_399x620.jpg


I was going to say the one of thes I have is my dream uke. Conceret sized with Ebony. I have to make myself put it down and play my other ukes.



Are those concerts or tenors? I don't even know, but I want one.

seeso
06-16-2009, 03:53 PM
You know Seeso, I think you are a bad influence on me LOL! I had forgotten that William King lives and builds ukulele's here in Austin, Tx. His companies name is Chantus, and he makes some very sweet ukes. Now how do I justify one?...hmmmmm!:uhoh:

Justify? You NEED one! That's your justification right there.

therimidalv
06-16-2009, 04:31 PM
Honu Tenor. Nothin way too fancy, just enough fancy ;)

UkuleleHill
06-16-2009, 04:46 PM
What I REALLY want is a Mainland Ukes Red Cedar Tenor with the ebony silver tuners.

Roy Jovero
06-16-2009, 04:53 PM
Right now, I'm wanting a non-splated, curly mango tenor with a slotted headstock and MiSi pickup. Throw in some ebony and paua for some bling.

Capt Amazo
06-16-2009, 05:19 PM
That's a hell of a headstock !!!

Right?! how come mandolins have all the fun will the scrollwork in their headstocks?!?!? XD


With that uke in my arsenal I could be a TRUE Uke-abilly rockstar!! X3

ShortCut
06-16-2009, 05:53 PM
My dream ukulele is currently being built, and due to be delivered by the end of this year (according to Fred Kamaka Jr.). I've been waiting for over 2 years already, and what's another 6 months to get my custom Kamaka Tenor "Jake Shimabukuro Signature Model"....:)

I thought Kamaka isn't taking custom orders right now. Let alone making jake models. Jeez, I thought they only made 100 Jake models, can you help me figure this out? If you can get Kamaka to make a jake model, sign me up :P

mdnjustin
06-16-2009, 05:57 PM
Jake's uke...

UkuLeLesReggAe
06-16-2009, 06:00 PM
AN ukulele, worth over 1k... any of them i cnat get =[)

....yet

danged
06-16-2009, 06:13 PM
I thought Kamaka isn't taking custom orders right now. Let alone making jake models. Jeez, I thought they only made 100 Jake models, can you help me figure this out? If you can get Kamaka to make a jake model, sign me up :P

A little over 2 years ago, Kamaka announced the making of the Jake Signature ukulele, these ukes will be identical to the model that Jake uses today, and made to his specifications. Jake will check each one of these made himself, and endorse the ukulele if it meets his expectations. I was one of 100 lucky lottery winners to get a chance to purchase one of these uke's, you had to register for the drawing, and if you were a lucky winner, Kamaka sent you a registered letter.

To this date, these uke's are still in the process of being built and according to Fred Kamaka Jr. they have finished around 40 of them (as of April 09). They were able to make around 2 per month until recently and should have the project completed by year end. The uke's were taking so long to build, they have now assigned 2 luthiers to work on them full time. I have been in contact with Kamaka during the waiting process, which has already been over 2 years. I have spoken to both Fred Jr. and Casey Kamaka on updates for this special ukulele. Kamaka did not want to send any out until they are all completed, once they are ready to ship, Kamaka will send a registered letter giving the person 48 hrs to pay for the uke. If you can't pay, they pick another lottery winner. I might have to mortgage by house or sell my car, but I will get the uke of my dreams (got to have your priorities straight!). So that's the story.

ShortCut
06-16-2009, 06:16 PM
A little over 2 years ago, Kamaka announced the making of the Jake Signature ukulele, these ukes will be identical to the model that Jake uses today, and made to his specifications. Jake will check each one of these made himself, and endorse the ukulele if it meets his expectations. I was one of 100 lucky lottery winners to get a chance to purchase one of these uke's, you had to register for the drawing, and if you were a lucky winner, Kamaka sent you a registered letter.

To this date, these uke's are still in the process of being built and according to Fred Kamaka Jr. they have finished around 40 of them (as of April 09). They were able to make around 2 per month until recently and should have the project completed by year end. The uke's were taking so long to build, they have now assigned 2 luthiers to work on them full time. I have been in contact with Kamaka during the waiting process, which has already been over 2 years. I have spoken to both Fred Jr. and Casey Kamaka on updates for this special ukulele. Kamaka did not want to send any out until they are all completed, once they are ready to ship, Kamaka will send a registered letter giving the person 48 hrs to pay for the uke. If you can't pay, they pick another lottery winner. I might have to mortgage by house or sell my car, but I will get the uke of my dreams (got to have your priorities straight!). So that's the story.


God your lucky.... So that means Kamaka isnt taking custom orders?:(

You better post some pictures of it when you get it. And a video!

1014
06-16-2009, 06:27 PM
Cheeeeeee huuuuuuu!

My wishlist is a Kawika Tachera or an Aaron Taylor




A little over 2 years ago, Kamaka announced the making of the Jake Signature ukulele, these ukes will be identical to the model that Jake uses today, and made to his specifications. Jake will check each one of these made himself, and endorse the ukulele if it meets his expectations. I was one of 100 lucky lottery winners to get a chance to purchase one of these uke's, you had to register for the drawing, and if you were a lucky winner, Kamaka sent you a registered letter.

To this date, these uke's are still in the process of being built and according to Fred Kamaka Jr. they have finished around 40 of them (as of April 09). They were able to make around 2 per month until recently and should have the project completed by year end. The uke's were taking so long to build, they have now assigned 2 luthiers to work on them full time. I have been in contact with Kamaka during the waiting process, which has already been over 2 years. I have spoken to both Fred Jr. and Casey Kamaka on updates for this special ukulele. Kamaka did not want to send any out until they are all completed, once they are ready to ship, Kamaka will send a registered letter giving the person 48 hrs to pay for the uke. If you can't pay, they pick another lottery winner. I might have to mortgage by house or sell my car, but I will get the uke of my dreams (got to have your priorities straight!). So that's the story.

Kanaka916
06-16-2009, 06:45 PM
Are those concerts or tenors? I don't even know, but I want one.
Those are tenors from Chuck's Not So Basic Ukes, not too much bling and simplicity at it's finest. You'll have to constact him as far as availability.

As far as what I would want, I'm likin' Aaron Taylors as well . . . and Chuck Moore.

GreyPoupon
06-16-2009, 06:55 PM
For a long time I had a tremendous yearning for a DeSilva Dias reproduction. Thankfully this desire was finally fulfilled a few weeks ago... and it did not disappoint! It's a very beautiful and engaging instrument. For the moment UAS is at bay...

http://www.ukemaker.com/images/P5206170.JPG

danged
06-16-2009, 07:05 PM
Cheeeeeee huuuuuuu!

My wishlist is a Kawika Tachera or an Aaron Taylor

Shootz! I love Kawika's uke's but he told me that gotta wait looooooooooong time! He sending the bugga's to the land of the rising sun! Getting choke kala ova there! :D I want one with da Hawaiian Flag on the body. Just like this one built by Norman Takeya but wit da sound of a "Oiwi" Tachera uke.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=394&pictureid=2291
If no can wait long, I goin to switch my uke wit his wen he turn his back.:rotfl:

ukeatan
06-16-2009, 07:08 PM
For a long time I had a tremendous yearning for a DeSilva Dias reproduction. Thankfully this desire was finally fulfilled a few weeks ago... and it did not disappoint! It's a very beautiful and engaging instrument. For the moment UAS is at bay...

http://www.ukemaker.com/images/P5206170.JPG

For real, I'd love one of those too. I'm sure you'll get tired of yours soon and want to pass it along at a good price, eh?? ;)

GreyPoupon
06-16-2009, 07:20 PM
For real, I'd love one of those too. I'm sure you'll get tired of yours soon and want to pass it along at a good price, eh?? ;)

It's one of my few possessions that I know I will never part with. :D

1014
06-16-2009, 08:33 PM
Shootz! I love Kawika's uke's but he told me that gotta wait looooooooooong time! He sending the bugga's to the land of the rising sun! Getting choke kala ova there! :D I want one with da Hawaiian Flag on the body. Just like this one built by Norman Takeya but wit da sound of a "Oiwi" Tachera uke.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=394&pictureid=2291
If no can wait long, I goin to switch my uke wit his wen he turn his back.:rotfl:

My god! That is beautiful.

Teek
06-16-2009, 08:40 PM
Just a Koaloha tenor. I had a vintage Martin bari I'd like to have back tho.

ksquine
06-17-2009, 07:34 AM
the one I really want is the uke I plan to build next.
Trouble is, by the time I finish it I want something else

Ahnko Honu
06-17-2009, 07:49 AM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=394&pictureid=2291


I wonder how this buggah sounds with all the different woods glued together on the sound board. :confused:
I'd buy it just to look at um, she is beautiful. ;)

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-17-2009, 08:13 AM
Shootz! I love Kawika's uke's but he told me that gotta wait looooooooooong time!

With the odd exception, David Hurd gave up building ukes a few years ago and is not in production anymore. Shawn (Musiciansfriend) has used ones from time to time. Now if you want some amazing fishing lures, David could help you there!

1014
06-17-2009, 08:52 AM
With the odd exception, David Hurd gave up building ukes a few years ago and is not in production anymore. Shawn (Musiciansfriend) has used ones from time to time. Now if you want some amazing fishing lures, David could help you there!

The Kawika in question is actually David Tachera of `Oiwi `Ukulele from the `Sco.

Luna
06-17-2009, 08:58 AM
All of them.

wearymicrobe
06-17-2009, 09:48 AM
Custom guitalele... at least thats my dream uke right this second. It changes from time to time.

A custom 8 string tenor would also be a hoot. I have visions of tuning it like a mandolin, so a "mandolele" of sorts.



I do that with the Kanile'a 8 string that I have. I love the sound. One of these days I am going to have Dave build me one specifically for that purpose.

If I had to pick one I want a custom Moore Bettha Tenor similar to the mermaid one, of the sea life ko'olau but these don't pop up that much.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-17-2009, 09:51 AM
The Kawika in question is actually David Tachera of `Oiwi `Ukulele from the `Sco.

Oops, my bad. I was thinking of the "Kawika" branded ukes. Thanks for the clarification.

haolejohn
06-17-2009, 03:55 PM
last night I dreamed I got a KoAloha tenor and I told my wife that I'm pau with UAS. But then i rmember that I also want a hawaiian island chain sound holes custom uke from Wai'olu Ukuleles. Then I'll be all pau. So i guess it is 4 more ukes then I'm done.

jdmcnasty
06-17-2009, 04:01 PM
Hmm....I played one uke recently that I wouldn't mind having....
It looked like this:
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t288/jd_mcnasty/100_0810.jpg

haole
06-17-2009, 04:35 PM
Hmm....I played one uke recently that I wouldn't mind having....
It looked like this:
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t288/jd_mcnasty/100_0810.jpg

Nice neck, I'd like to use it on a cigar box.

bbycrts
06-17-2009, 06:04 PM
Hmm....I played one uke recently that I wouldn't mind having....
It looked like this:
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t288/jd_mcnasty/100_0810.jpg

Sigh. Not only did you get to play Jake's uke, you have one of the awesomest usernames on UU...

UkuleleHill
06-17-2009, 06:22 PM
Nice neck, I'd like to use it on a cigar box.

lol! Yeah that would go over well...

Raygf
06-18-2009, 12:18 AM
I never thought I would want a resonator ukulele, but after playing one at the New York Ukulele Festival the Mya-Moe resonator will always be on the list. What amazing craftsmanship. I had no business touching that thing while waiting for a Glyph Tenor. Dave starts building it in November of next year.
There's always the dream of a vintage Martin or Gibson soprano, but the only way that will happen is if someone leaves me one in a will. For right now my UAS is quiet. There's no money in the bank o' ray to feed the need. I think the next one in line may be a concert neck flea. It never ends. :D

deach
06-18-2009, 01:47 AM
Nice neck, I'd like to use it on a cigar box.

lol! Awesome!

jdmcnasty
06-18-2009, 05:29 AM
Sigh. Not only did you get to play Jake's uke, you have one of the awesomest usernames on UU...

Hahaha thanks! It was actually a nickname given to me by my sister's boyfriend. It was so ridiculous that it just stuck.

Ahnko Honu
06-18-2009, 06:04 AM
Hahaha thanks! It was actually a nickname given to me by my sister's boyfriend. It was so ridiculous that it just stuck.

That is SO hilarious, can only imagine how you earned that nickname. :biglaugh:

KC8AFW
06-18-2009, 06:22 AM
If I had to pick one I want a custom Moore Bettha Tenor similar to the mermaid one

Same here, but with the body binding like on his bamboo tenor.:love:

Hobgoblin Steve
06-18-2009, 06:24 AM
I never thought I would want a resonator ukulele, but after playing one at the New York Ukulele Festival the Mya-Moe resonator will always be on the list. What amazing craftsmanship. I had no business touching that thing while waiting for a Glyph Tenor. Dave starts building it in November of next year.
There's always the dream of a vintage Martin or Gibson soprano, but the only way that will happen is if someone leaves me one in a will. For right now my UAS is quiet. There's no money in the bank o' ray to feed the need. I think the next one in line may be a concert neck flea. It never ends. :D

what happened to that pineapple from the fest? give up on that? :P

1014
06-18-2009, 07:08 AM
wanted to amend my list. these will eventually be in my future. timeframe undecided.

custom:

`Oiwi/Kawika Tachera
Aaron Taylor


"stock"

kamaka 6-string
ogata kinohi

dnewton2
06-18-2009, 01:46 PM
Are those concerts or tenors? I don't even know, but I want one.

Pretty Sure those are Tenors but he will make whatever you want.

Raygf
06-18-2009, 03:35 PM
what happened to that pineapple from the fest? give up on that? :P

Yep. Bought a Martin S-O last Saturday. Emory made me an offer I couldn't refuse. I played it the week before and went back the following Saturday to see if it sounded the same. It sounded better than several other nice ukes in the shop. A concert pineapple will join the family some day. The pineapple flea would kill 2 birds with one stone. ;)

ShortCut
06-18-2009, 04:54 PM
Right now I'm wanting a Makani "Life'' ukulele.

http://music.geocities.jp/makani_ukulele/IMG_0654.JPG

Spooner
06-18-2009, 05:07 PM
Right now I'm wanting a Makani "Life'' ukulele.

http://music.geocities.jp/makani_ukulele/IMG_0654.JPG

I can tell you first hand that these ukes are like playing melted butter on ice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ShortCut
06-18-2009, 05:21 PM
I can tell you first hand that these ukes are like playing melted butter on ice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So his prices are in yen right? Cause that is roughly $2,000 CAD. But is that for one of these? Or just a standard tenor? I couldn't quite figure that out.

Spooner
06-18-2009, 05:29 PM
So his prices are in yen right? Cause that is roughly $2,000 CAD. But is that for one of these? Or just a standard tenor? I couldn't quite figure that out.


You can use an online currency converter to work out the price.
Also, do a Google for M's Craft ukulele or Makani and have Google translate the page. It will help you out more.

He has NOTHING standard! Everything is a unique piece.
if you want something custom from him you will need to pick what you want from the options he offers.
But yeah...you're looking at 2K and up depending on the bells and whistles you want added.

Again, his ukes are among the most amazing I have ever heard or played.

Kanaka916
06-19-2009, 04:41 AM
So his prices are in yen right? Cause that is roughly $2,000 CAD. But is that for one of these? Or just a standard tenor? I couldn't quite figure that out.
If you're likin' that one, you might wanna check out the tenors @ M's Craft/Kai Ukulele (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www010.upp.so-net.ne.jp/ms-craft/&ei=iqb4Sb7KBoKdlQfF-s3BCg&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=1&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dm%2527s%2Bcraft%2Bukulele%26hl%3Den%2 6rls%3DRNFA,RNFA:1970--2,RNFA:en).

Tea With Phil
06-19-2009, 12:26 PM
I wouldn't mind a banjo uke, but they're so bloody expensive.


I might make one but... the old grandad can help he is a joiner.