PDA

View Full Version : Latest Sign of UAS



Ahnko Honu
07-22-2009, 02:31 PM
"Get behind me Pineapple?"
My latest sign of UAS is pictured below. It is a S&J Crafts concert pineapple made by local luthier Emil Bader. Mr. Bader is very environmentally conscious and uses readily available local woods not very often seen in 'ukuleles. My pineapple has spalted Mango top and bottom with spalted Norfolk Island Pine sides, Mahogany neck, Lychee fretboard, and Milo saddle. She has a nice mellow tone characteristic of Mango wood but a unique beauty contributed from the variety of woods used. I'm calling her "Hapa girl" because she is beautiful just like mixed race island girls of Hawai'i.
(My apologies for poor quality of pictures which don't do this 'ukulele justice.)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/My%20Ukuleles/P1140214.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/My%20Ukuleles/P1140219.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/My%20Ukuleles/P1140220.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/My%20Ukuleles/P1140224.jpg

I already have on order from Uncle Emil a special order one of a kind pineapple that will blow me away when complete. It will be a surprise when I post it in several months.

pithaya9
07-22-2009, 02:52 PM
Very nice addtion to the collection.

ukulelearp
07-22-2009, 03:16 PM
That's really nice looking, congrats. On another note, I like the turtle sheets :D

WhenDogsSing
07-22-2009, 03:20 PM
That is one sweet ukulele...I like the string through bridge design...:D

sukie
07-22-2009, 03:26 PM
Another beauty. The wood is a sight to behold.

BrotherUke
07-22-2009, 03:27 PM
Best of luck with it. The workmanship is beautiful. Can't wait to hear it.

UkeNinja
07-22-2009, 03:34 PM
I love how you say "mixed race island girl". But that is a very nice uke indeed. Lychee fretboard, yummy!

Ahnko Honu
07-22-2009, 03:45 PM
That is one sweet ukulele...I like the string through bridge design...:D

Me too except a tad humbug to change the strings but never a worry about the bridge popping off. Waverly Street uses same method of attachment.

Ahnko Honu
07-22-2009, 03:50 PM
That's really nice looking, congrats. On another note, I like the turtle sheets :D

That's actually my Lavalava which I prefer to wear at home then shorts, much more comfortable. Most of my 'ukulele pictures have one of my Lavalavas underneath them. ;) It wraps around your waist then you found the top seam out and over to lock in place. Great 'ukulele playing clothes. :D

nikolo727
07-22-2009, 03:56 PM
video?? Id love to hear how it sounds! :D shes a beautiful addition, have fun!

BBcakes
07-22-2009, 06:11 PM
Ever-growing pineapple patch! lol She's lovely :D

bbycrts
07-22-2009, 07:36 PM
I already have on order from Uncle Emil a special order one of a kind pineapple that will blow me away when complete. It will be a surprise when I post it in several months.

Ahnko Honu posting a new pineapple a surprise? It is going to have to be truly spectacular to be a surprise - I can't wait to see it!

Lanark
07-23-2009, 03:51 AM
Lychee...wow...that's one I wouldn't have even known to consider. You've got me thinking now. A pineapple ukulele made with lychee, mango & guava woods. A tropical fruit salad of ukulele goodness.

Sound samples, video. cannot wait.

haole
07-23-2009, 03:57 AM
Whoa! That's absolutely gorgeous! How does it stack up next to your other ukes in terms of sound, playability, etc.?

thomas
07-23-2009, 07:42 AM
Nice Pieapple. You did well buying locally.

Take care.

pithaya9
07-23-2009, 09:11 AM
Hey Ahnko where you get those Lavalava? I'd like to get some for myself.

Thanks Jack

Ahnko Honu
07-23-2009, 11:40 AM
Hey Ahnko where you get those Lavalava? I'd like to get some for myself.

Thanks Jack

I get them at the Aloha Stadium Flea Market, 2 for $18. Seller has dozens of patterns. Next time I go I'll ask if she has a website.

pithaya9
07-23-2009, 01:40 PM
Thanks Ahnko. If they don't have a website I'll be sure to pick some up in November. Love the Aloha Flea market, I go every year.

Jack

reapefer
07-23-2009, 02:02 PM
Beautiful one, I need a pineapple too, maybe after my first tenor or eleuke (UAS ARRRRRRR)
Gotta love your turtle sheet ^^

Ahnko Honu
07-23-2009, 08:50 PM
Thanks Ahnko. If they don't have a website I'll be sure to pick some up in November. Love the Aloha Flea market, I go every year.

Jack

This vendor is straight down from the snack bar and rest room.