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MGM
07-18-2009, 01:36 PM
Okay which one

Gibson Poinsetta
Martin 5k Tenor or concert
Mahelona Ukulele
!890's Dias Ukulele ???????????

dnewton2
07-18-2009, 01:39 PM
Forget those. I hear great things about the ukes at ABC stores!:shaka:

Raygf
07-18-2009, 01:48 PM
Gibson Poinsettia.
Regards,
Ray

wfwhitson
07-18-2009, 02:41 PM
Here it is Mike, they even have a nice case you can order.

Be sure to post a vid when you get it.:rofl:


http://www.abcstores.com/browse.cfm/4,60.html

DeG
07-18-2009, 02:43 PM
A Gibson like this one? :

http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Museum/Ukulele/Gibson/CustomUke/CustUkeViews/custuke02.jpg

I couldn't find pictures of the others...
Is the Bishop museum having an auction or something?

:D

Lori
07-18-2009, 02:53 PM
Are they all the same price? :rolleyes: Must see photos to decide!

–Lori

haolejohn
07-18-2009, 02:53 PM
I heard kalas make good ukes.

haolejohn
07-18-2009, 02:54 PM
I heard kalas make good ukes. You can check mgms store he might have them ob sale.

DeG
07-18-2009, 03:55 PM
1930's Mehalona:

http://www.bishopmuseum.org/exhibits/pastExhibits/1997/treasures/large_images/UKULELE.jpeg

Dias:

http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/vineyard/1945/diaz.jpg


I'm thinking the Martin 5K in a concert or tenor size is a mythical creature...:confused:

sukie
07-18-2009, 04:47 PM
If you can try it out first to make sure you like it -- the Dias. Sweet!

jinsk90
07-18-2009, 06:04 PM
how about trying to get a hold of the Jake Signature Model..

dhkane
07-18-2009, 06:27 PM
Brah, talking about vintage, you got a list of some antiques, really old. How much are you willing to spend?

vahn
07-18-2009, 07:00 PM
get the tenor martin, isnt that the most rare? That would be like my ultimate uke...

clayton56
07-18-2009, 07:06 PM
Forget those. I hear great things about the ukes at ABC stores!:shaka:

you know, I've been wanting one of those jiggling hula girl statuettes that goes on the dashboard. Didn't see one on ABC, where can I get one?

Pippin
07-19-2009, 02:27 AM
I have held two modern Dias reproductions from custom-builders and love the look and feel.

The 5K I have held in my hands, too. Either of those in excellent condition would be a gem and my pride and joy.

Ukeffect
07-19-2009, 03:22 AM
If it was MY money, I'd go with the Martin tenor, just because of the sweet sound...and yes I would play it, an ukulele was meant to be played, not hung on wall in some dusty old museum!

SinisterDom
07-19-2009, 12:53 PM
5K Tenor all the way!:shaka:

Lanark
07-19-2009, 02:27 PM
Of those three, I might go with the Gibson simply because it might be the one that might be the most playable one for me.

I'm sure the Martin 5K would be playable, but I'd be too afraid of marring my investment playing with the amount of gusto I currently employ on a regular basis.

The Dias is an historic piece, but not necessarily going to be a player. And the Mehalona is going to be somewhere in between the latter two.

But you're also a dedicated collector. You're going to have all three eventually...

seeso
07-19-2009, 02:48 PM
Gibson Poinsettia!

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3349/poinfrtlg.jpg

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/1169/poinftslg.jpg

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8739/poinbtslg.jpg

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/9844/poinfbdlg.jpg

deach
07-19-2009, 03:12 PM
Which one comes with a chord book, pitch pipe and hard shell case?

experimentjon
07-19-2009, 04:09 PM
A Gibson like this one? :

I couldn't find pictures of the others...
Is the Bishop museum having an auction or something?

:D

If Bishop Museum actually had a crazy uke collection I probably should have visited. :P I haven't been there since elementary school! XD

But that Gibson looks very cool.

Dino
07-19-2009, 08:09 PM
[QUOTE=experimentjon;176912]If Bishop Museum actually had a crazy uke collection I probably should have visited. :P I haven't been there since elementary school! XD

I think the Hawaiian Hall is still closed. They supposedly doing renovations. They actually have some ukes in the gift shop for sale. Forget what brands though....wasnt no cheap abc store ones too

Bratset
07-19-2009, 08:17 PM
Loved the gibson!

Pippin
07-19-2009, 08:19 PM
Of those three, I might go with the Gibson simply because it might be the one that might be the most playable one for me.

I'm sure the Martin 5K would be playable, but I'd be too afraid of marring my investment playing with the amount of gusto I currently employ on a regular basis.

The Dias is an historic piece, but not necessarily going to be a player. And the Mehalona is going to be somewhere in between the latter two.

But you're also a dedicated collector. You're going to have all three eventually...

I think the Gibson is more rare than the Martin 5K. Neither one is available in large numbers. I'd really be protective of the Gibson moreso than the Martin.

Lanark
07-20-2009, 03:04 AM
I think the Gibson is more rare than the Martin 5K. Neither one is available in large numbers. I'd really be protective of the Gibson moreso than the Martin.

To be honest, all of this is stuff well out of my league of knowledge and experience. I'm just looking at the pretty pictures and talking out my butt.:p (...er, for a change...yeah. a change.)

Dibblet
07-20-2009, 05:33 AM
That gibson is too tacky. The fiddle shaped thing only a little less so.

So the choice is between a bit of American history or a bit of Hawaiian history.

bbycrts
07-20-2009, 05:39 AM
Okay which one

Gibson Poinsetta
Martin 5k Tenor or concert
Mahelona Ukulele
!890's Dias Ukulele ???????????

I keep thinking Martin...but that Dias is a real piece of history! The other two don't hold a lot of interest for me...

buddhuu
07-20-2009, 12:21 PM
Sadly, I know nothing about any of them. The Gibson is very pretty, but on aesthetics alone I would go for the Mehalona. It looks lovely... and insane in a gentle kind of way.
:shaka:

cocohonk
07-20-2009, 05:50 PM
Purely on looks and a complete lack of knowledge about most of them, I agree with buddhu. I think the Mahelona looks wicked, and easily my favourite (look) of all of them.

Citrus
07-20-2009, 11:17 PM
I'm looking for an acoustic-eletric ukulele, so far I've found is oscar schmindt, who I don't like the acoustics from, and Lanikai, if anybody has some suggestions or tips I'd be very appreciative.