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Raygf
07-15-2009, 12:41 PM
Ukulele Wednesday folks. The pineapple patch has a new member and I'm psyched about the new uke. Ain't she pretty! Mike, no picture I've seen has done the rope binding justice. It must be seen in person. Very cool!

Mahalo hoosierhiver!:shaka:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPiMUUFgTIU


Regards,
Ray


http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=457&pictureid=2719

BBcakes
07-15-2009, 12:44 PM
Sweet pineapple! Love to see folks so excited about their new ukes. Hope you enjoy it :D

P.S. Based on the pictures, thought it was matte, but saw the beautiful gloss finish in your vid ;)

BrotherUke
07-15-2009, 01:15 PM
I heard that the pineapple shape resonated better than the figure eight but that was impressive. Nice volume and a great tone. Congrats and happy strumming!

kailua
07-15-2009, 01:16 PM
Congratulations Ray! Beautiful and sounds wonderful! Enjoy it! :music:

seeso
07-15-2009, 01:18 PM
Ooh, very nice!

Raygf
07-15-2009, 01:24 PM
Sweet pineapple! Love to see folks so excited about their new ukes. Hope you enjoy it :D

P.S. Based on the pictures, thought it was matte, but saw the beautiful gloss finish in your vid ;)

Sweet indeed. Thanks. There is something just so inherently exciting and enjoyable about a uke, new or otherwise. I intentionally took those shots to show the grain and not the gloss. I am partial to gloss finishes. Ooooo shiny stuff!!!:D
Regards,
Ray

sukie
07-15-2009, 01:26 PM
Shiny is good.:D Enjoy your new uke.

BBcakes
07-15-2009, 01:32 PM
Shiny is good.:D Enjoy your new uke.

Yes! Shiny is definitely good. :)

KC8AFW
07-15-2009, 01:37 PM
...Mike, no picture I've seen has done the rope binding justice. It must be seen in person. Very cool!



You ain't kiddin'. That rope purfling is way better looking in person.

Beautiful uke...enjoy it.:D

WhenDogsSing
07-15-2009, 01:41 PM
It sounds great...Enjoy...:D

Melissa82
07-15-2009, 01:43 PM
It's so pretty! Congrats on the new uke.

Ahnko Honu
07-15-2009, 02:01 PM
What's not to like about a Mainland Pineapple? Now you can join da Patch.
I just gave my old laminate Mahalo pineapple new life by stringing her with Aquilas, now she sings like never before. :D

RON<>VA
07-15-2009, 02:05 PM
Ray and his new pineapple. A hot couple!

Raygf
07-15-2009, 02:07 PM
What's not to like about a Mainland Pineapple? Now you can join da Patch.
I just gave my old laminate Mahalo pineapple new life by stringing her with Aquilas, now she sings like never before. :D

Already in the patch and added pictures. :D

Regards,
Ray

Boozelele
07-15-2009, 03:40 PM
This is the next uke on my list....unless you want to just give me yours....let me know, I'll send you my address. ;)

Raygf
07-15-2009, 03:51 PM
This is the next uke on my list....unless you want to just give me yours....let me know, I'll send you my address. ;)

Uhh . . . . I don't think so. Nice try! Get your own. I'm keeping this one. ;)

Regards,
Ray

Raygf
07-15-2009, 04:18 PM
Check this out. I'm sitting on the sofa and look over at "Red" and had to take some new pictures. It looks like a totally different uke. These shots look so much more like the real thing. Weird!
Regards,
Ray



http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=457&pictureid=2716

haolejohn
07-15-2009, 04:35 PM
I'm slightly jealous. Those mainlands are exceptional for the price.

Raygf
07-15-2009, 04:52 PM
I'm slightly jealous. Those mainlands are exceptional for the price.

Without a doubt. I am so glad I chose it over several others. Now those KoAloha pineapples are whispering my name. If I can find buyers for a brand new Alvarez RD210C guitar I won at a guitar clinic a few weeks ago and my Kala archtop tenor, I'll be calling the shop and ordering one. Then I'll stop for a while. . . . maybe.
Regards,
Ray

haolejohn
07-15-2009, 07:20 PM
Then I'll stop for a while. . . . maybe.


Ray let us be honest. There is no maybe. I thought that there was...I will admit I was so bummed that there was not a pineapple sunday finished at the factory when I went. I just showed my wife a picture on the website and she said "the picture doesn't do it justice." I want a pineapple uke.

Pippin
07-15-2009, 07:51 PM
You discovered something that as a photographer, I knew a long time ago... the background can change the appearance of your instrument. A photograph is nothing more (from the scientific point of view) than captured light. Your image is literally a reflection of light. The background can change the color of your subject... in this case, the ukulele.

The majority of shots we use in Ukulele Player are against a midnight grey backdrop shot in my studio with photo floods (tungsten lamps) using a blue filter to balance the light to "daylight balance". That way, all the ukes have a color that is not changed by a non-neutral background.

The color in your second set of images is better because the background had less sway over the natural color of the wood.

This might be boring reading for some folks, but for a photo enthusiast, it is food for thought.

Raygf
07-16-2009, 02:00 AM
You discovered something that as a photographer, I knew a long time ago... the background can change the appearance of your instrument. A photograph is nothing more (from the scientific point of view) than captured light. Your image is literally a reflection of light. The background can change the color of your subject... in this case, the ukulele.

The majority of shots we use in Ukulele Player are against a midnight grey backdrop shot in my studio with photo floods (tungsten lamps) using a blue filter to balance the light to "daylight balance". That way, all the ukes have a color that is not changed by a non-neutral background.

The color in your second set of images is better because the background had less sway over the natural color of the wood.

This might be boring reading for some folks, but for a photo enthusiast, it is food for thought.

Thanks Pippin. If they find it boring they'll just stop reading or fall asleep. I experimented a bit this morning. The original shots were taken with the White Balance set to Daylight. I was just in a hurry to post pics. When I took the second set I set it to Auto and that helped get me closer with both backgrounds. Trying the white background brings it even closer, but actually, none of them captures the true red hue of this mahogany sweetheart like my eyes do. :love:
Regards,
Ray
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=457&pictureid=2718

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=457&pictureid=2719

Tanizaki
07-16-2009, 02:22 PM
You discovered something that as a photographer, I knew a long time ago... the background can change the appearance of your instrument. A photograph is nothing more (from the scientific point of view) than captured light. Your image is literally a reflection of light.

As a physics student a long time ago, I learned that everything we see is a reflection or emission of light. You don't see your computer's keyboard; you see electromagnetic radiation that is reflected off it.

RevWill
07-16-2009, 02:25 PM
If it looks anywhere near as gorgeous at home as it does in those pics, nice score! That is wonderful!

Mike should put these pics on the Mainland site.

uke552
07-17-2009, 06:08 AM
Looks great - enjoy that thang'...:music: