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tad
04-08-2008, 07:14 PM
I'll go first.

I have another I like better I haven't uploaded yet...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/2302278577_571b76a171.jpg

misterlee
04-08-2008, 07:17 PM
hahah@ the GH Les Paul

Fred Miu
04-08-2008, 07:29 PM
i was about to delete this thread until i saw that les paul. thats beautiful nakedness has to be shown.

tad
04-08-2008, 07:31 PM
i was about to delete this thread until i saw that les paul. thats beautiful nakedness has to be shown.

Am I in violation of a rule or something?

I have friends who post pictures of books and call it "book porn", friends who cook fancy meals, take pics, and call it "food porn..."

I'll change the name if you like-- I just wanna see some examples of people's favorite pics of their ukuleles.

Ukeguy510
04-08-2008, 09:53 PM
Haha. I thought this thread would have some hot busty chicks with ukes :)

NukeDOC
04-08-2008, 09:54 PM
Am I in violation of a rule or something?

I have friends who post pictures of books and call it "book porn", friends who cook fancy meals, take pics, and call it "food porn..."

I'll change the name if you like-- I just wanna see some examples of people's favorite pics of their ukuleles.
i think fred was being sarcastic

Guting
04-08-2008, 10:38 PM
http://b3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01143/36/81/1143791863_l.jpg

Plainsong
04-09-2008, 02:26 AM
I only have ones of these ukes left, the Risa concert stick. I found the soprano Koaloha too small really, and the tenor Fluke is great, I just wanted something more solid wood. Once MGM catches up with his orders from when he was in NYC, I should be getting the Pono shipped out soonishly.

In the meantime:

The Koaloha hanging out with two Bathys watches also from Hawaii

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0214.png

The Risa concert stick and Honeytone amp, still somehow smaller than the smaller-necked Koaloha:

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0241.png

Messy pic of the Risa uke-solid and Roland Microcube:

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/fscn0297.png

And the tenor surf Fluke before I put Aquilas on:

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0456.png

vcowman
04-09-2008, 03:30 AM
very nice, I am a big fan of automatic watches myself (had a seiko monster). good call on the Bathys, I remember tem being in high demand and very expernsive last time i tried to buy one :D dont think i will be able to pick one up at a good deal when i go to HI next week :D

vcowman
04-09-2008, 03:30 AM
do you prefer to play your stick with your microcube?:cool:

vcowman
04-09-2008, 03:49 AM
i like diving watches

Fred Miu
04-09-2008, 03:55 AM
Am I in violation of a rule or something?

I have friends who post pictures of books and call it "book porn", friends who cook fancy meals, take pics, and call it "food porn..."

I'll change the name if you like-- I just wanna see some examples of people's favorite pics of their ukuleles.

hahaha ya i was kidding. hahah sorry

Plainsong
04-09-2008, 04:17 AM
I was typing out a reply to vcowman when I realized he already knew what my watches were. Doh! That's an MOP Benthic and Quartz 100 Fathoms. I do believe the Benthic is my most expensive watch, and my Sinn 356 comes second. I love them both equally though.

That PO of yours though.... yum! I don't think I could pull it off even if I could afford it, but ....yum! I loves me the Planet Ocean. You've even got a zulu strap on what looks like a seadweller. Yup, you know what a zulu strap is, you're a WIS. :D

I do prefer playing the stick with the microcube, but the honeytone is great for traveling around, and you can really dirty it up nicely with that little amp. I plug some headphones into the Microcube usually, and the effects are a good bit better when they bypass that speaker. :)

menehunenyc
04-09-2008, 06:43 AM
All but the my last two vids were made using my daughters Hilo, the uke I taught myself to play on (the one on the left). The others are my Kala soprano (won on UU's first contest give away), and my Kamaka Tenor.

tad
04-09-2008, 12:00 PM
do you prefer to play your stick with your microcube?:cool:

furthering that question, has anyone here tried those little smokey amps? I think it'd be fun to have an electric ukulele and then plug it into an amp the size of a pack of cigarettes.

russ_buss
04-09-2008, 12:08 PM
furthering that question, has anyone here tried those little smokey amps? I think it'd be fun to have an electric ukulele and then plug it into an amp the size of a pack of cigarettes.

i have a smokey amp. it works pretty well with my electric guitar although you can't control the distortion on it. sounds really good for amplified harmonica too.

i haven't tried it out with an ukulele yet but i'm sure it will sound pretty cool.

menehunenyc
04-09-2008, 12:38 PM
Wow, for someone who just started playing 'multi-note' instruments, you had quite a collection going. That Pono you ordered should be nice, I was looking at their burled mango wood tenors, made me salivate... I amplify with a Vox amp, not too happy with it, still get drowned out by more than two other players...hmmm, I like that microcube, it looks retro, but I assume its readily available?

tad
04-09-2008, 11:03 PM
I uploaded the one I really liked, and took some new pics today when my new resonator uke came in... :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/2402536582_1fd931a521.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/2402535938_d4b8e2b779.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/2402535494_bca5893d8a.jpg

tad
04-09-2008, 11:03 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/2402534498_ec1aff99a9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/2401704581_5ca8b3a19d.jpg

Esy
04-09-2008, 11:24 PM
here is my pono uke :p http://www.ukazto.com/img/2288963,P1040910.jpg

tad
04-09-2008, 11:35 PM
here is my pono uke :p http://www.ukazto.com/img/2288963,P1040910.jpg

Where exactly?

CYNICALifornia
04-11-2008, 11:27 AM
Ok, so it's not really anything special, but this is my Uke and I love it!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/2404268701_5f6ce10ed2.jpg

The desert scenery ain't bad either.

russ_buss
04-11-2008, 11:32 AM
Ok, so it's not really anything special, but this is my Uke and I love it!

The desert scenery ain't bad either.

cool photo dude!

Plainsong
04-11-2008, 01:27 PM
Wow, for someone who just started playing 'multi-note' instruments, you had quite a collection going. That Pono you ordered should be nice, I was looking at their burled mango wood tenors, made me salivate... I amplify with a Vox amp, not too happy with it, still get drowned out by more than two other players...hmmm, I like that microcube, it looks retro, but I assume its readily available?

Yeah it was on sale at a local shop that has a decent selection of Bruko and Lanikai ukes. The shop owner was impressed with what his own microcube could do with a Risa uke stick, it does have a synergy. :)

I'm looking to trade up this summer to one of Pete Howlett's Uklectics (custom made, baby Les Paul), and I hope that good Microcube synergy continues. It has some handy Chorus, Delay, and Reverb effects and some decent amp modelers on board. :)

The Risa is my only uke at the moment, and ouch does it hurt. With it being the only uke, and the neck being shaped like a square stick, it really makes my hand cramp after not too long. I'm finding it doesn't do well as one's ONLY uke. Hopefully MGM finds a replacement Pono soon. The one he was gonna send was found to have buzzing issues. And thank goodness for sellers like him!

Tad, nice slipping that National sneakily into the thread. :D

russ_buss
04-11-2008, 01:49 PM
just got this lanikai tenor today.. it's purdy...

http://www.nplease.com/lanikai.jpg

oh yeah, it sounds good too!:) i'm so thrilled! new toy!

tad
04-11-2008, 03:56 PM
Ok, so it's not really anything special, but this is my Uke and I love it!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/2404268701_5f6ce10ed2.jpg

The desert scenery ain't bad either.

Dude, that's a great shot!


just got this lanikai tenor today.. it's purdy...

http://www.nplease.com/lanikai.jpg

oh yeah, it sounds good too!:) i'm so thrilled! new toy!

It is pretty... the body looks really big, though, I gotta say.

h-drix
04-11-2008, 04:22 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/2401704581_5ca8b3a19d.jpg

absolutely sexy, what is that?

UKESTAR
04-11-2008, 04:37 PM
I'll go first.

I have another I like better I haven't uploaded yet...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/2302278577_571b76a171.jpg

Nice.....you play Ukulele Hero?? Ha.:eek: Some day...

Plainsong
04-11-2008, 05:21 PM
Yeah you have to battle Jake at the end. :D

tad
04-11-2008, 05:27 PM
absolutely sexy, what is that?

It's a concert Republic Reso-Relic. Just got it a couple days ago.


Yeah you have to battle Jake at the end. :D

Ha!

Dino
04-12-2008, 07:43 AM
Wow...how did you get your uke to stand up in the desert all by itself like that. Good training!!!!!!!!! hahahahaha




Ok, so it's not really anything special, but this is my Uke and I love it!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/2404268701_5f6ce10ed2.jpg

The desert scenery ain't bad either.

Caspyr
04-13-2008, 04:10 AM
Here's a little slideshow of my ookes

http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b260/CSNFan/Ukues%20in%20Maui/?action=view&current=0469ff8f.pbw

seeso
04-13-2008, 04:16 AM
Here's a little slideshow of my ookes

http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b260/CSNFan/Ukues%20in%20Maui/?action=view&current=0469ff8f.pbw

Those are some damn pretty ukes. http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Drooling/drooling-6.gif

ukeboypat
04-13-2008, 06:31 AM
here are my uke pics
i actualy got Jake Shimabukuro to sign my black uke
now im afraid to play it
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff276/plaughrey/DSC01844.jpg
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff276/plaughrey/DSC01849.jpg
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff276/plaughrey/DSC01847.jpg

tripl3thr33
04-13-2008, 08:23 PM
here are my uke pics
i actualy got Jake Shimabukuro to sign my black uke
now im afraid to play it


haha, ya i got my uke signed too and the signature came off.... i think it was fred that said it but someone put tape over jake's signature to keep it protected.

ukeboypat
04-14-2008, 01:08 AM
ya im going to put clear coat on it next week

davoomac
04-14-2008, 02:21 AM
Heres a picture of my Hilo. I had a cool sticker laying around so I put it around the hole. What you think? :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/davoomac/hiloukulele.jpg

seeso
04-14-2008, 02:22 AM
Looks cool, man!

Dino
04-14-2008, 05:37 PM
pretty neat stickers man.

Dino
04-14-2008, 07:42 PM
Here are pictures of my 4 babies.


http://home.hawaii.rr.com/ebayash97/first_uke.jpg
This was my first uke I got. I asked an uncle who retired and started making to make me one. Took a while. When was done, I found out my parents paid him and gave it to me for xmas.

http://home.hawaii.rr.com/ebayash97/second_uke.jpg
This is my second uke. Bought from MGM. It's a Koa Pono. It's "PKT". Aquila strings. Nice action. Plays with hardly any effort.

http://home.hawaii.rr.com/ebayash97/third_uke.jpg
I bought this one with a broken bridge...well, actually, the bridge just came off after being left in the car. Fixed up by Tangi Ukulele's. The sound is very full...being a Baritone. Unique thing is a bolt on neck and the heavy duty bracings. Unknown who the maker is. Probably a guitar maker.

http://home.hawaii.rr.com/ebayash97/fourth_uke.jpg
This is my latest uke. I purchased the body wood from ebay. Its a very light colored curly Koa, possibly from the Big Island of Hawaii. The ukulele was made by Tangi Ukulele's. Probably my favorite now. I don't know if you would call this custom...somewhat.


I thnk maybe I need an 8-string one now???????

tad
04-14-2008, 08:34 PM
Dino, that six-string double hole is sweet!

Also, the one your uncle made is quite pretty.

Dino
04-14-2008, 09:13 PM
Hey Tad,
Thanks. Yeah, that double hole one was a suprise. All I knew is what the wood looked like raw. I just gave it to my friend and let him run with it. The one my uncle made is nice. And actually, the wood is really nice koa, but it has its challenges (he was kind of new making it and he doesnt play uke either).

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-15-2008, 01:18 AM
My uke has only natural features :( guting has already displayed mine in a way:D

so thanks ^^

CYNICALifornia
04-15-2008, 06:50 AM
Wow...how did you get your uke to stand up in the desert all by itself like that. Good training!!!!!!!!! hahahahaha

Just gotta find an equally well trained bush.


Dude, that's a great shot!

Thanks! It really is beautiful here in the desert, despite what some locals think. But I guess that's the difference between people who live in the desert, and desert rats like me.

I'm totally jealous of your collections! Once I start doing the instrament some justice in playing it methinks I'll need another . . .

MGM
04-15-2008, 07:19 AM
I was going to post my ukulele Porn but used my better judgement and decided to lose some weight first LOL

drubin
04-15-2008, 07:42 AM
:rolleyes:

LOL, MGM, LOL!

davoomac
04-15-2008, 11:51 AM
I was going to post my ukulele Porn but used my better judgement and decided to lose some weight first LOL

lmao omg! hahahahahaha

Lanark
04-15-2008, 03:05 PM
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/4402/lanikailk1c06cea7.jpg

I just recently made the upgrade from my starter. a Leolani Super-Soprano that I really have no complaints about. (It sounds and plays pretty well for what it is. an inexpensive laminate, but we also went through a rack of ukes before we settled on that one.) to this a Lanikai LK-1C that I got from Ukulele4U off Ebay.

It was actually made by Kanile'a for Lanikai and almost the same thing as the Kanile'a K-1. It's just got one fewer frets, the bridge pins don't have dots. (And it may or may not have the TRU Bracing depending on the build date according to the email I got from Joe asking about it.) But it was also a lot cheaper than getting one made special.
I'm really digging it.

Plainsong
04-15-2008, 03:41 PM
Wow! I'll say Wow again so that the post is more than 3 letters. Wow!

Dino
04-15-2008, 04:54 PM
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/4402/lanikailk1c06cea7.jpg

I just recently made the upgrade from my starter. a Leolani Super-Soprano that I really have no complaints about. (It sounds and plays pretty well for what it is. an inexpensive laminate, but we also went through a rack of ukes before we settled on that one.) to this a Lanikai LK-1C that I got from Ukulele4U off Ebay.

It was actually made by Kanile'a for Lanikai and almost the same thing as the Kanile'a K-1. It's just got one fewer frets, the bridge pins don't have dots. (And it may or may not have the TRU Bracing depending on the build date according to the email I got from Joe asking about it.) But it was also a lot cheaper than getting one made special.
I'm really digging it.

Nice Uke. I like the look of your soundboard. Nice pattern.

Ukulele_Junkie
04-15-2008, 05:06 PM
wow thats a nice ukulele. Lanikai seems to be moving on up now yeah? Fricking making solid koa ukes with the signature kanilea bridge pin feature. Thats awesome.

Plainsong
04-15-2008, 09:38 PM
Uhoh, I impulse bought another one. I told myself I needed something small and portable, so I got a concert flea with "Ivy" design on it. Nothing fancy, just the plastic fretboard. I'll use aquilas so no worries about seeing the strings. I've played both versions of the neck and it ain't a big difference unless it is one of your main ukes.

I think I'm going to put the Risa uke-solid concert stick up for sale, but not yet, because the Pono isn't here - I'd be ukeless!

Dino
04-15-2008, 09:42 PM
Uhoh, I impulse bought another one. I told myself I needed something small and portable, so I got a concert flea with "Ivy" design on it. Nothing fancy, just the plastic fretboard. I'll use aquilas so no worries about seeing the strings. I've played both versions of the neck and it ain't a big difference unless it is one of your main ukes.

I think I'm going to put the Risa uke-solid concert stick up for sale, but not yet, because the Pono isn't here - I'd be ukeless!

Doctor! Doctor! Sounds like another case of UAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Plainsong
04-15-2008, 10:37 PM
Here's a song for us...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WFvBpcLMu0

Lanark
04-16-2008, 12:03 AM
wow thats a nice ukulele. Lanikai seems to be moving on up now yeah? Fricking making solid koa ukes with the signature kanilea bridge pin feature. Thats awesome.

Actually, I think it's more used to be.

When Lanikai was setting up their uke line they contracted with Kanile'a to make a number of Hawaiian made, solid koa ukuleles for them for the top if their line. I think Kanile'a made something like 250 of them for Lanikai before they decided to concentrate on building their own brand. It really is a Kanile'a ukulele, just with the Lanikai name on the headstock, and more a new "old stock" instrument than brand spanking. (I'm not exactly sure when they stopped making them, but it's at least a couple years.)
I spent a couple of months researching before I decided that I wanted a Kanile'a, but they were a bit more than I wanted to spend. Then I read about them making the LK series for Lanikai. Finding one of these was the most economical way of getting essentially the instrument I wanted, but at a price I could better afford. It's going to have to be pretty much my main instrument for a long long while.

But before I bought it I emailed Kanile'a to ask if they'd had to change anything in their build to suit Lanikai and Joe emailed me back to say :

"Our Kanile’a and Lanikai models were built the exact same way. The only difference is that we have stopped making the Lanikai’s which makes them all collectables. We did not sacrifice any thing with those ‘ukulele. They all got our UV cured finish along with the Aquila Corde strings, and Nubone nut and saddle. The only difference might be the bracing. We switched to our TRU bracing system after most of the Lanikai’s were built depending on the building date."

There are still a few of these Lanikai LK's floating around on Ebay (http://search-desc.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&dfsp=1&from=R40&satitle=lanikai++lk+ukulele&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&fts=2&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=ZIP%2FPostal&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1&fsoo=1). At least one more concert and a couple of sopranos last time I looked. Great way to get a Kanile'a made instrument at a decent price if you don't mind not having the name to go with it.

deach
04-16-2008, 01:19 AM
Here's a song for us...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WFvBpcLMu0

He must have been reading my mind.

tad
04-16-2008, 05:53 AM
Less Talk! More Sexy Ukulele Pics!

Plainsong
04-16-2008, 10:40 AM
I canceled that order for the Flea...

Because the Koa Flea is suddenly back in stock. I think it's a bit pricey really, except knowing how pricey koa itself is, and knowing how darn playable Flukes and Fleas are...and what with the dollar against the Euro, it's cheaper than the Pono.

W00T!

I'll have to sell some stuff, some watches and a Windows Mobile Smartphone I never use, and my Risa stick... but I'm not insane or anything. ;)

JoeyJr858
04-16-2008, 04:48 PM
nice collection Dino...

here's a collection of some of my instruments... this was taken about 3 years ago, so that collection's actually bigger now... =) what can I say.. I LOVE music!!!

The early collection...
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/ukekrazee/DSC00449.jpg

my Soprano G-String... the name still cracks me up!!!
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/ukekrazee/DSC00454.jpg

my "precious". LOL Kamaka Tenor w/ built in pickup... straight SEXY!
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/ukekrazee/DSC00458.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/ukekrazee/DSC00462.jpg

Plainsong
04-17-2008, 04:01 PM
What's in the case?

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0591.png

Looks like your basic Pono PTO Mahogany tenor.

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0592.png

It's a very light shade of mahogany.

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0593.png

And it's high gloss that's so shiny it made my husband pick it up and start blues-riffing.

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0595.png

drubin
04-17-2008, 04:44 PM
Congratulations Plainsong! Looks fantastic. :D How do you like the sound?

seeso
04-17-2008, 04:49 PM
Plainsong! She's gorgeous! Have you named her yet?

Plainsong
04-17-2008, 05:05 PM
No, I haven't named HIM yet. :D - But sounds sweet, no doubt about it. I was strumming an easy version of What a Wonderful World to test it out, and it just oozed emotion. My husband said it sounded bittersuite the slower I played. I laughed and agreed, but in reality I was just finding the chords. It was just resonating enough that it made it sound like I was just dramatic pausing. :D

The neck is just lovely to play on and the size isn't a challenge for my stubby fingers. Now I just wonder what strings best suit it, the Koolau golds currently there, Aquilas or Worths? I've had good experiences now with all three.

Next on deck, a Koa Flea (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2057601740045986915LiVHjR). When that gets here it'll leave my poor Risa uke-stick the odd man out.

seeso
04-17-2008, 05:23 PM
No, I haven't named HIM yet. :D - But sounds sweet, no doubt about it. I was strumming an easy version of What a Wonderful World to test it out, and it just oozed emotion. My husband said it sounded bittersuite the slower I played. I laughed and agreed, but in reality I was just finding the chords. It was just resonating enough that it made it sound like I was just dramatic pausing. :D

The neck is just lovely to play on and the size isn't a challenge for my stubby fingers. Now I just wonder what strings best suit it, the Koolau golds currently there, Aquilas or Worths? I've had good experiences now with all three.

Next on deck, a Koa Flea (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2057601740045986915LiVHjR). When that gets here it'll leave my poor Risa uke-stick the odd man out.

Him, eh? LOL! Should have known. How about something soothing, like "Seeso"?

Dino
04-17-2008, 05:39 PM
nice collection Dino...

here's a collection of some of my instruments... this was taken about 3 years ago, so that collection's actually bigger now... =) what can I say.. I LOVE music!!!

The early collection...
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/ukekrazee/DSC00449.jpg

my Soprano G-String... the name still cracks me up!!!
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/ukekrazee/DSC00454.jpg

my "precious". LOL Kamaka Tenor w/ built in pickup... straight SEXY!
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/ukekrazee/DSC00458.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/ukekrazee/DSC00462.jpg

Kewl pics. I like that G-string. A friend told me those are actually lighter in weight they most ukes. I have to go find out. Hey...who's all those signatures on your Kamaka?

Dino
04-17-2008, 05:41 PM
What's in the case?

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0591.png

Looks like your basic Pono PTO Mahogany tenor.

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0592.png

It's a very light shade of mahogany.

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0593.png

And it's high gloss that's so shiny it made my husband pick it up and start blues-riffing.

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0595.png

Nice uke. Just like my Pono except its Koa.

Plainsong
04-17-2008, 07:14 PM
Him, eh? LOL! Should have known. How about something soothing, like "Seeso"?

How do you pronounce it? I've been in Finland too long and if I don't know how to pronounce something I tend to fall back on Finnish pronounciation rules. Is it See as in see or is it See as in egg? Because I've lived here too long, my first impulse is to pronounce it See as in egg, but with a drawn e sound like eeeeeeg.

Or I could go with Ono the Pono. :D

Ukulele_Junkie
04-17-2008, 08:19 PM
I just realized this thread is pretty popular and I didn't even participate in it yet. well here are my ukuleles.


The two on the bottom are alright of a uke, both under 30 bucks. 15 dollar Lyric Soprano from Cebu, Philippines and a Lyon concert which sounds kinda bad... so i mess around with it and use it for low g string songs and improvising. The other two are my kala mango tenor and my new Bugsgear tenor. :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/EasT_StaR/HPIM0635.jpg

filipino ukulele got some love from jake haha with a silver sharpie.

btw plainsong... your camera is fricking awesome! it so clear.

GlosUke
04-17-2008, 11:10 PM
My favourite tenor, a Glyph, fitted with a Mi-si.
http://www.rod-neep.com/rod/instruments/uke-glyph-t2/glypht2-01.jpg
That stuff is quilted mahogany

http://www.rod-neep.com/rod/instruments/uke-glyph-t2/glypht2-03.jpg

Then there's a "DreadUke" - soprano with 14 fret neck and a dreadnought shape body by Pete Howlett.
http://www.rod-neep.com/rod/instruments/uke-howlett1/dukeph1-01.jpg
http://www.rod-neep.com/rod/instruments/uke-howlett1/dukeph1-03.jpg
The only "bling" is in the wood and the sound. It is gorgeous!

GlosUke
04-17-2008, 11:11 PM
http://www.rod-neep.com/rod/instruments/uke-misc/1martinc1.jpg
A collection of Martin ukes. (I just like collecting toys)

http://www.rod-neep.com/rod/instruments/uke-misc/lgw08-3.jpg

And finally.... uke on vacation... in March in Malaysia. Tropical island with jungle right down to the beach. The uke is ideal to take on board a plane, and I spent many hours on the beach doing nothing except noodle on the uke. Its surprising how loud a little soprano can be outdoors.

Oh yes... I just joined the forum, and now you see why, in the age poll, I doubled the number of members in the last group. :D

Ukulele_Junkie
04-17-2008, 11:14 PM
wow you have some really rare stuff.

seeso
04-18-2008, 03:18 AM
How do you pronounce it? I've been in Finland too long and if I don't know how to pronounce something I tend to fall back on Finnish pronounciation rules. Is it See as in see or is it See as in egg? Because I've lived here too long, my first impulse is to pronounce it See as in egg, but with a drawn e sound like eeeeeeg.

Or I could go with Ono the Pono. :D

Hehehe... it's see as in see. Ono the Pono works!

Dino
04-18-2008, 07:21 AM
http://www.rod-neep.com/rod/instruments/uke-misc/1martinc1.jpg
A collection of Martin ukes. (I just like collecting toys)

http://www.rod-neep.com/rod/instruments/uke-misc/lgw08-3.jpg

And finally.... uke on vacation... in March in Malaysia. Tropical island with jungle right down to the beach. The uke is ideal to take on board a plane, and I spent many hours on the beach doing nothing except noodle on the uke. Its surprising how loud a little soprano can be outdoors.

Oh yes... I just joined the forum, and now you see why, in the age poll, I doubled the number of members in the last group. :D

You got some serious UAS!!! Nice ukes. You must of spent a fortune accumulating all of those.

JoeyJr858
04-18-2008, 07:22 AM
NICE COLLECTION GlosUke!!!

GlosUke
04-18-2008, 07:57 AM
Yes... really serious UAS once the bug bit me. All this obsessive behaviour is good for my soul though. :-)

Plainsong
04-18-2008, 09:21 AM
How do you like the Howlett? Being in the EU and seeing his prices for what you get makes it hard for one of his ukes to not go on the list. A group of Finnish uke club members are getting a custom Helsinki Soprano done by Pete.

GlosUke
04-18-2008, 02:40 PM
I have a fairly large collection of ukuleles, including one of each of all the Martin models. I'm not saying that to get bragging rights, but to make the point that for me that Howlett uke is the best sounding uke that I have! It is the best constructed uke that I have also!

It cost me £400... not cheap (especially compared with the Martin ukes) but certainly the best value for money.... the best one I have. I think that answers your question. Yes?

I really love it!!

Rod.

Plainsong
04-18-2008, 05:16 PM
I have a fairly large collection of ukuleles, including one of each of all the Martin models. I'm not saying that to get bragging rights, but to make the point that for me that Howlett uke is the best sounding uke that I have! It is the best constructed uke that I have also!

It cost me 400... not cheap (especially compared with the Martin ukes) but certainly the best value for money.... the best one I have. I think that answers your question. Yes?

I really love it!!

Rod.

Somewhere, my wallet went off to a corner and cried. :eek:

Kekani
04-19-2008, 01:09 AM
Here's one of the first ones.

tad
04-19-2008, 06:34 AM
Here's one of the first ones.

That wood is BEAUTIFUL.

menehunenyc
04-19-2008, 06:39 AM
http://www.rod-neep.com/rod/instruments/uke-misc/1martinc1.jpg
A collection of Martin ukes. (I just like collecting toys)

http://www.rod-neep.com/rod/instruments/uke-misc/lgw08-3.jpg

And finally.... uke on vacation... in March in Malaysia. Tropical island with jungle right down to the beach. The uke is ideal to take on board a plane, and I spent many hours on the beach doing nothing except noodle on the uke. Its surprising how loud a little soprano can be outdoors.

Oh yes... I just joined the forum, and now you see why, in the age poll, I doubled the number of members in the last group. :D



What beach is that? I love that cottage nestled up in the trees!!

uke142464
04-19-2008, 09:05 AM
my makala not much yet, my first uke, jsut ordered some aquila's today.

GlosUke
04-19-2008, 10:05 AM
What beach is that? I love that cottage nestled up in the trees!!

Ah... Its at place called The Andaman Hotel in Langkwai, and that "cottage" is the massage parlor. :D

Ukulele Dude
04-19-2008, 10:53 AM
Here's the two tenors:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Boondoggle1/2tenors3-1.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Boondoggle1/2tenors2.jpg

and the Cordoba:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Boondoggle1/cordoba.jpg

tad
04-19-2008, 11:57 AM
Ukulele Dude: The headstock on that Maui Music uke is dead sexy!

GlosUke
04-19-2008, 12:25 PM
Lovely wood on that Cordoba. Dramatic grain :)

deach
04-19-2008, 12:42 PM
Lovely wood on that Cordoba. Dramatic grain :)

I agree! That's really nice!

Dino
04-19-2008, 02:55 PM
Here's the two tenors:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Boondoggle1/2tenors3-1.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Boondoggle1/2tenors2.jpg

and the Cordoba:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Boondoggle1/cordoba.jpg

Hey Uke Dude,
I also like that Maui Music uke. Real nice.

GX9901
04-19-2008, 05:51 PM
Ukulele Dude, how do you like that Maui Music tenor compared to the Kamaka?

Ukulele Dude
04-20-2008, 04:12 AM
Hey thanks for the comments everyone. I have always liked the look of the Maui Music headstock. He doesn't make them like that anymore, but his new design is pretty amazing too. Here's a picture

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii271/urcuzzn/newheadstock.jpg

GX, to answer your question... I still really like it since I got the Kamaka. It holds its own. They sound a little different; you can see from the one photo that is has a little shallower body than the Kamaka, which gives it a different sound, but that's not to say that it sounds shallow; it sounds great. They both have spot on intonation and action. I am thinking about changing the Maui Music over to geared tuners though. I would probably give a slight edge to the Kamaka, but not by much.

GX9901
04-20-2008, 12:17 PM
Uke Dude, thanks for answering my question. Based on what I've read about Maui Music ukes (both pre-fire & post-fire), I would have thought it would easily beat the Kamaka, but that's not the case for you. Very interesting. Thanks again.

andrew
04-23-2008, 08:03 AM
My soprano Risa Uke Stick.

tad
04-23-2008, 08:26 AM
My soprano Risa Uke Stick.

I like the flower... It makes the pic more romantic.

It's more Uke Erotica than Uke Pr0n.

:p

deach
04-23-2008, 09:58 AM
Kala Soprano on the right
Ron Yasuda on the left

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL435/10947091/19541331/314473734.jpg http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL435/10947091/19541331/314473733.jpg

nikolo727
04-23-2008, 10:32 AM
ok this is gonna erk me for evaerz


how do you create links for photos.


i used www.tinypic.com but it wouldnt work


moo im frustrated.

tad
04-23-2008, 11:19 AM
Kala Soprano on the right
Ron Yasuda on the left


What kind of wood is on that Yasuda? It's really beautiful!

seeso
04-23-2008, 11:34 AM
ok this is gonna erk me for evaerz


how do you create links for photos.


i used www.tinypic.com but it wouldnt work


moo im frustrated.

Do you want to put a link to a photo, or actually post the photo? Tinypic should work.


What kind of wood is on that Yasuda? It's really beautiful!

It is beautiful. Care to hazard a guess? I'll say it's Koa.

tad
04-23-2008, 11:39 AM
It is beautiful. Care to hazard a guess? I'll say it's Koa.

I don't know much about koa, but if that's what it is, it has more and different color variation than any other koa instrument I've seen...

deach
04-23-2008, 11:48 AM
What kind of wood is on that Yasuda? It's really beautiful!

It's Ohai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Ohai).

I had never heard of it until I saw the ukulele.

seeso
04-23-2008, 12:01 PM
It's Ohai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Ohai).

I had never heard of it until I saw the ukulele.

Ohai? Whoa. Never heard of it. Care to provide us ignorant fools with a sound sample or video?

deach
04-23-2008, 06:04 PM
Ohai? Whoa. Never heard of it. Care to provide us ignorant fools with a sound sample or video?

Sure. Give me a couple days to get something uploaded.

hoosieruke
04-24-2008, 10:56 AM
Another interesting uke...

http://www.harpguitars.net/history/org_images/Mandolins,etc/hoosier-davis.jpg

I wish that it still looked this good. I've played the hell out of it!

Geoff

JoeyJr858
04-24-2008, 11:08 AM
hmmm... yeah, there's a grip of signature's on there... been fortunate to meet most of the artists I watch! They're heroes...

Kelly Boy of Kapena
Sistah Robi
Ka'au Crater Boys with B.B. Shawn on uke (look him up "for reals"; he's SOLID!!)
Makaha Sons
3 plus
Natural Vibrations
Fiji
Opihi Pickers
Ho'onua
Keoki and George Kahumoku
Cyril Pahinui
Herb Ohta Jr
Quino from Big Mountain

that sounds like I got everyone... I need to retire that uke cuz everytime I play... the signatures fade from rubbing up on my belly... lol.. and it's my favorite uke to jam on...
dangit!!!

oh and the G-string concert! YEAH, SUPAH LIGHT-WEIGHT, and the sound projection is NUTS!!! I searched the island for a good week before I decided on that one... it was built the best and the tone was richer than everyone elses that were available... i'm REALLY REALLY happy with it. I think my next uke is a custom tenor G-String... probably gonna cost me $2,000 n +, but well worth every penny!!! OR CREDIT! hahahahahahahaha

~Joey~

deach
04-24-2008, 11:08 AM
Another interesting uke...

http://www.harpguitars.net/history/org_images/Mandolins,etc/hoosier-davis.jpg

I wish that it still looked this good. I've played the hell out of it!

Geoff


^^^^^ Prince's ukulele?

hoosieruke
04-24-2008, 11:17 AM
Funny you should mention Prince...

I won a song writing contest and one a cash prize. In addition to the cash I "won" the opportunity to perfrom a Prince tune for a fundraising ball. I ended up playing and singing "Let's Go Crazy". I'm an old-school jazz guy. That was waaaaayyy out of my comfort range!

This is a harp guitar. There's some great info (and the same photo) here:http://www.harpguitars.net/history/month_hg/month-hg-ukes.htm

Kaneohe til the end
04-24-2008, 06:18 PM
http://s296.photobucket.com/albums/mm177/ninjabynature/
the kala is mine, the keiki kamaka is my brothers, and we share the 6 string

Kaneohe til the end
04-24-2008, 06:24 PM
\with B.B. Shawn on uke (look him up "for reals"; he's SOLID!!)

BB shawn and kalani robb are my dad's good friend's nephews. We went to his housewarming party out in molokai and bb shawn performed. Hes blind, but he shreds on the uke. Kalani Robb shreds the surfboard...and his girlfriend is HOT.

Caspyr
04-25-2008, 04:15 PM
you can see from the one photo that is has a little shallower body than the Kamaka
Here is pic of my Maui Music Tenor next to a Moore Bettah. It is amazing how loud it is with the shallow body depth. I love it. Intonation is as good as it gets. I would have to say it is on the "guitar" side of the uke sound. Great for fingerpickin !! I love it.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b260/CSNFan/Ukues%20in%20Maui/IMG_4173.jpg?t=1209175797
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b260/CSNFan/Ukues%20in%20Maui/IMG_4164.jpg?t=1209176068

the8o8king
04-28-2008, 02:41 PM
Here's my uke

http://a379.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/127/l_ddd34b9076aa33da53d17e1580068572.jpg

Dino
04-28-2008, 03:54 PM
Here's my uke

http://a379.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/127/l_ddd34b9076aa33da53d17e1580068572.jpg

What are the Hawaiian Islands? Stickers? I like the concept of the Hawaiian Island design. With that said, there is a guy on craigslist that sells high end ukes....this one especially with the Hawaiian Islands as the actuall sound hole.

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/msg/657142532.html

KoloheBoy
04-28-2008, 05:32 PM
http://i17.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/e5/a2/90b2_1_sbl.JPGi dont have my camera with me but heres my ovation koa limited edition ukulele with pickup.

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-28-2008, 06:41 PM
nice applause?? you got there. Looks great - same style as Aldrines yellow and black

wearymicrobe
05-01-2008, 02:24 PM
My submission for ukulele porn.

Alright from left to right, these are just the good ones I have some other less interesting ones.

K4/5 Custom Slothead S.Tenor Kanile'a

Keith Ogata Extend lenght tenor. Front Port.

Kanile'a K2 Tenor with Tweaks.

Ko'olau T1 from the NAMM show

Kanile'a Hano Hano with French Polish ~K4/5 without back MOP.

Soon Ko'olau 400 with Slothead in Tenor.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1117199/FullRow.jpg

NotoriousMOK
05-02-2008, 06:55 AM
wow that crazy lookin' Keith Ogata is a real eye-catcher!

Plainsong
05-02-2008, 11:39 PM
What's in the case? (hint: it's a Flea hardcase)

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0608.png

It's a koa concert Flea! (magically appearing with Risa branded Worths. Aquilas come as standard)

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0625.png

My poor attempt to show the really nice action

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0610.png

to be continued...

Plainsong
05-02-2008, 11:40 PM
Solid koa top FTW!

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0616.png

The current family. The Risa uke-solid concert isn't in the picture because it'll go to a new home as soon as I'm over this bronchitis. The Risa will be replaced by a Howlett uklectic.

I should add here that the koa Flea is a concert model.

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0614.png

The cool thing is that while I had the windows open, after taking these pictures, of course you can't just take pictures of ukes, so I played them both for a bit. When I was done, I had about 8 people outside on the sidewalk looking up at our 2nd story flat. Awesome.

drubin
05-03-2008, 03:13 AM
Congratulations on your new arrival, Plainsong! That is one fine looking Flea. The koa really shines! :D How does it sound?

Kekani
05-03-2008, 08:10 AM
Okay, let me try this again

seeso
05-03-2008, 09:27 AM
Solid koa top FTW!

The cool thing is that while I had the windows open, after taking these pictures, of course you can't just take pictures of ukes, so I played them both for a bit. When I was done, I had about 8 people outside on the sidewalk looking up at our 2nd story flat. Awesome.

Looks like a beaut, Plainsong. Did you serenade your neighbors some more? Ask for requests? Still waiting for a video from you...


Okay, let me try this again

It worked. I wish the pics were a bit larger, looks like a beautiful instrument. I'm a sucker for rope binding. Care to talk a bit about her? I don't recognize the headstock.

Plainsong
05-03-2008, 11:00 AM
The sound of the concert flea is sweet. You think when buying it that you're overpaying for a souped up flea, but it turns out that it's more than worth its money. Now it still sounds like it's related to Flukes and Fleas, so if you don't like them, this won't change your mind. However, the quality of the sound is at least as good as my old Koaloha soprano. Intonation is spot on, the action is better than any string instrument I've ever played, and the sound is bright and clear, but with a bit of a darker reverb, probably from the plastic back. It'll play loud and true, especially with the aquilas it comes with, or it can be a little more sublime, like with the Worths I have on now.

There's just no question about it being a great uke. It's simply down to sound preference. Do you want that extra ring to the tone or not? It's only preference, because it competes above its price.

The Pono is muddy by comparison, but especially in Low G, it's such a change in timber that it's enjoyable to pick it up and have a change of pace. :D

I didn't take requests because Finnish neighbors don't usually talk to each other. It's very introverted here. And they turned their heads when they noticed I noticed them. I was playing House of the Rising Sun in the guitar-way, and what I call an easy version of What a Wonderful World (I was inserting chord progression here but there are a couple of chords I just "made up" - ran it by a husband who grew up with a trumpet-playing dad who was a HUGE Louis Armstrong buff, and he thought it spot on also, so it wasn't my ears lying to me...unless his are lying to him too.), Love Song, only I do it more like Robert Smith's way, and using some chords ole' Seeso posted, the easy but fun favorite, Odd, and I think I did a blues riff but it's not the 12-bar blues here. I'm trying to incorporate a turnaround I think I have figured out.

Apparently doing all that, if you have the windows open, might attract attention. :D I'm wary about posting videos because I basically suck, I make horrible mistakes when I know I'm being watched, and some bad past experience I have from posting pictures on a forum.

They were probably just trying to figure out what happened to my guitars. :D

I know folks that play other instruments can relate, but I have the most frustrating time with sheet music. I got a book of songs for uke, and the chords and even the chord forms are there, but no tabs, just the sheet music. Now I can sing it fine, I can play it on a keyboard, I can even transpose down a step and play it on clarinet. But I can't frakking figure it out on the uke because I'm too impatient to go "this is C...now D must be here..." when I could just read the tabs.

Those publishes really need to add tabs!

menehunenyc
05-03-2008, 11:32 AM
Lovely wood on that Cordoba. Dramatic grain :)


A friend of mine got a Cordoba Concert, looked beautiful but sounded only OK, but it could have been the stock strings. My Kamaka tenor has alot more volume and richness...ya know, just a comparison. How does yours sound next to your Kamaka?:o

menehunenyc
05-03-2008, 11:36 AM
What's in the case? (hint: it's a Flea hardcase)

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0608.png

It's a koa concert Flea! (magically appearing with Risa branded Worths. Aquilas come as standard)

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0625.png

My poor attempt to show the really nice action

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0610.png

to be continued...


Wow, thats the prettiest looking Flea I've ever seen, nice old style looking case too. Still waiting for your first video girl...

Kekani
05-03-2008, 12:32 PM
Seeso,

I'm not sure how to post the pics like everyone else - I've only figured out how to do an attachment - any suggestions?

Anyway, the `ukulele is a Tenor - the owner wanted something to replace his aging 12 fret Martin (M), so Mahogany was his choice of wood. Just so happened, Paul Okami was going to toss this set of African Mahogany (Khaya) and handed it over instead. Not quite Honduras, but, it works nevertheless.

He was very specific in what he wanted - old style, sweet sound, with new tech and artwork intermixed, so here goes:
Body - Khaya
Neck - Spanish Cedar (with Carbon Fiber rod)
FB - Milo
Bridge - Milo, with 8 string holes in the tie block area (new prototype)
HS veneer - Milo
Binding - Milo/Koa rope
FB Binding - Koa
Tuning machines - Grover mini gold
Rosette and Marker dots - Black Mother of Pearl
Strings - Savarez Alliance 540R
Pickup - L.R. Baggs Element UST
Finish - McFadden's Nitro
Inlay - White Mother of Pearl, Black MOP, Gold MOP, recon stone, Awabi ablam, engraved for detail

While almost impossible to mimic an old 12 fret Martin, the owner has since retired it and plays this exclusively. I told him he needs to keep a Spruce top in his aresenal, so he's planning on keeping the one that Casey built, which he should, especially since Casey signed it to him.

MenehuneNYC -
If you want to show action, take a pic of the strings over the 12th fret - this would have more meaning.

davoomac
05-03-2008, 12:42 PM
Seeso,

I'm not sure how to post the pics like everyone else - I've only figured out how to do an attachment - any suggestions?


Hey kekani,

to post a picture and have it show up on the board you have to upload your picture onto an image hosting site. I personally use photobucket, but there are many MANY out there. If you wanted you could do a google search for 'free image hosting'.

Then once you have the pictures you want uploaded into your account, you copy the URL,click on the icon that looks like a postcard with mountains on it, then you paste it.

see this little picture below? I uploaded it to photobucket just now and did the same thing I'm describing. To use the image tag you use the icon in the middle when you are posting a comment on the board.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/davoomac/Picture1-2.jpg

Clicking on that icon makes use of the [ IMG ] forum tag. Most image hosting services will also give you the links for each picture you upload making life easy.

menehunenyc
05-03-2008, 01:20 PM
MenehuneNYC -
If you want to show action, take a pic of the strings over the 12th fret - this would have more meaning.

Umm, that would be Plainsongs porn, she got the UAS baaaaaaad. Plainsong? You there?

Kekani
05-03-2008, 01:23 PM
Ooops, should've seen that. Please be patient, I'm learning this stuff.

Okay, here goes again:
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/web/IMG_0285acopy.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/web/IMG_0286acopy.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/web/IMG_0291-1.jpg

menehunenyc
05-03-2008, 01:29 PM
That is a beautiful uke. What is the detail on the headstock?

nikolo727
05-03-2008, 01:30 PM
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=23tp9bt&s=3

nikolo727
05-03-2008, 01:31 PM
http://i32.tinypic.com/23tp9bt.jpg

yes! i have done it! ok heres more!

Kekani
05-03-2008, 01:53 PM
Okay, now you guys got me going - here's one of my friends':

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/web/IMG_0461a.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/web/IMG_0448.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/web/IMG_0449.jpg

Kekani
05-03-2008, 01:55 PM
That is a beautiful uke. What is the detail on the headstock?

The detail is a picture of the owner, from his website:
http://www.ramoncamarillo.com/techniques.html

menehunenyc
05-03-2008, 02:09 PM
The detail is a picture of the owner, from his website:
http://www.ramoncamarillo.com/techniques.html

Awesome reproduction of his likeness. Before I saw the website I was thinking the inlay was of a lythier carving a uke out of a solid piece of tree trunk, hahaha...

deach
05-03-2008, 02:12 PM
Okay, now you guys got me going - here's one of my friends':

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/web/IMG_0461a.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/web/IMG_0448.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/web/IMG_0449.jpg


Quilted maple? Looks incredible!!!

nikolo727
05-03-2008, 02:20 PM
http://i32.tinypic.com/24yvfxg.jpg

http://i26.tinypic.com/345ztwy.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/2rfy6mg.jpg

http://i27.tinypic.com/35mgo7t.jpg

nikolo727
05-03-2008, 02:22 PM
http://i30.tinypic.com/2h4yn1c.jpg




http://i30.tinypic.com/jpbvhx.jpg

seeso
05-03-2008, 04:13 PM
Plainsong - I know what you mean about putting yourself up for judgment in a public forum. I get a lot of nasty hateful comments on YouTube. I really would love to hear you sing, though. Perhaps you can just post an mp3 somewhere, or keep your video confined to Photobucket?

Also, it doesn't seem like you need any help, but I've posted the chords to my version of "What a Wonderful World" on my video. Perhaps I'll post them here too. It would be interesting to see how close we are in our interpretations.

Kekani - Ay caramba, those are some pretty ukes. Did you build them? O.O That 10 string is gorgeous. What does she sound like?

Thanks for posting those larger pictures, especially the detail on the headstock inlay. Gorgeous.

Kekani
05-03-2008, 05:17 PM
Kekani - Ay caramba, those are some pretty ukes. Did you build them? O.O That 10 string is gorgeous. What does she sound like?

Thanks for posting those larger pictures, especially the detail on the headstock inlay. Gorgeous.


The Tiple is very, well, like a Tiple. With the Maple/Spruce, it really resonates and rings crisp with the octave strings. You would think it would be overly bright, but the low C and low E really brings out chords like an `ukulele cannot. Kenny B. actually picks it, like Peter Moon. Okay, not exactly like Peter Moon, but, when people say they cannot pick 6's or 8's, well, then, they've never seen Peter (or Kenny) play a Tiple.

From an eye candy standpoint, Quilted Maple is really nice. From a building standpoint, I much prefer Quartersawn Curly Maple. Kenny is having a matching 4 string built - that should be cool. My oldest son (10 years old) is having his 4 string completed as I write this - same, Quilted Maple/Spruce, with L.R. Baggs. Then the middle one get the MGM reject the oldest is currently playing - Birdseye Koa/Bearclaw Spruce, Milo bindings and accents.

Plainsong
05-04-2008, 01:47 AM
Umm, that would be Plainsongs porn, she got the UAS baaaaaaad. Plainsong? You there?

I'm here. It'll be even harder to take now because of the brown strings, but I'll see what I can do. :)

Ukulele Dude
05-05-2008, 06:09 AM
A friend of mine got a Cordoba Concert, looked beautiful but sounded only OK, but it could have been the stock strings. My Kamaka tenor has alot more volume and richness...ya know, just a comparison. How does yours sound next to your Kamaka?:o

Well, you have a Kamaka Tenor, so I don't have to tell you how sweet that is. So it's a little hard to compare it to a $200 concert uke. But that being said, I think my Cordoba sounds pretty good. I did go to four Guitar Centers and picked the best one though, and a couple of the ones I didn't pick were pretty average. I can see why they have the reputation that they have, but they're not all bad.

I'm sure the stock strings are part of the problem. Mine came with some dead sounding black strings on it. Puttting a set of aquilas on it made a huge difference. I also think mine improved a little with a few months of playing time. I haven't played alot of other concert sized ukes, but compared to other lower end concerts and sopranos that I have played, I think the sound compares very well.

nikolo727
05-06-2008, 05:33 AM
Ok, so it's not really anything special, but this is my Uke and I love it!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/2404268701_5f6ce10ed2.jpg

The desert scenery ain't bad either.

This is a great pic dude.

But I have to say.

What kind of ukulele is that!


I found this acustic shop near my house and they had one uke there and it was that one exactly!

What kind of uke is it and how much did it run for???

The shop was closed so I couldnt check the price. i just saw another ukulele within 500 miles of my house so I had to look at it threw the window.

lol.

Plainsong
05-06-2008, 07:59 AM
It's an Ovation uke. The ebayer ukulele4u has some with a solid koa top I do believe.

Valerie
05-06-2008, 09:47 AM
Here is my contribution. My Lanikai LFM-C. Solid spruce top with laminated flamed maple back and sides. The guy I got it from (ukulele4u on ebay) calls this particular model a "Blonde" as he names all of his ukes after desserts. (I was contemplating buying a solid mahogany "Fudge brownie," but the Blonde sounded much brighter and had more presence.)

Ignore the carpet in the pics... I know I know I need to vacuum... lol, but before I can I have to track the bloody thing down.

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/5826/img0014kr1.jpg

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/7451/img0013kn0.jpg

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/8708/img0015it9.jpg

Guting
05-06-2008, 09:51 AM
Here is my contribution. My Lanikai LFM-C. Solid spruce top with laminated flamed maple back and sides. The guy I got it from (ukulele4u on ebay) calls this particular model a "Blonde" as he names all of his ukes after desserts. (I was contemplating buying a solid mahogany "Fudge brownie," but the Blonde sounded much brighter and had more presence.)

Ignore the carpet in the pics... I know I know I need to vacuum... lol, but before I can I have to track the bloody thing down.

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/5826/img0014kr1.jpg

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/7451/img0013kn0.jpg

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/8708/img0015it9.jpg


LOLOLOL!!!!

blondie huh, sweet.

FrankNoCal
05-06-2008, 09:59 AM
Here is my contribution. My Lanikai LFM-C. Solid spruce top with laminated flamed maple back and sides. The guy I got it from (ukulele4u on ebay) calls this particular model a "Blonde" as he names all of his ukes after desserts. (I was contemplating buying a solid mahogany "Fudge brownie," but the Blonde sounded much brighter and had more presence.)

Ignore the carpet in the pics... I know I know I need to vacuum... lol, but before I can I have to track the bloody thing down.

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/5826/img0014kr1.jpg

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/7451/img0013kn0.jpg

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/8708/img0015it9.jpg

I've got the Solid Mahogany in Tenor size. Just got it last week at the Uke Festival.

Rubbertoe
05-06-2008, 09:58 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubbertoephotography/2472494403/

Here's my brand new mango Kala tenor (fresh from MGM). My other daily-use uke is the Surf Fluke in my avatar. I've only had the uke for a couple of days and I already want a new one (damn UAS)!

seeso
05-06-2008, 10:00 PM
It's not showing up, Rubbertoe.

Rubbertoe
05-07-2008, 04:47 AM
Here's my brand new mango Kala tenor (fresh from MGM). My other daily-use uke is the Surf Fluke in my avatar. I've only had the uke for a couple of days and I already want a new one (damn UAS)!


Okay, let's try this again...

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm71/rubbertoephotography/_IGP8348lesssaturated2J.jpg

Bourbon Boy
05-07-2008, 03:49 PM
Seeso.... You get "nasty Hatefull Comments" That just pisses me off. I think you have crazy tallent. But most of all you can see how much you love your music. The hell with everyone. I love all your stuff and am frequenlty looking back to see if you have any new postings on utube. You inspire me to be as brave and post my own utube clips and i will as soon as i get the balls.:D Just want to thank you for your stuff, as a matter of fact there are a ton of people in UU that have postings on utube and they are all inspiring... thank you UU folks....Plainsong....cant wait to see your clip...do it man...tons of people here have your back



Plainsong - I know what you mean about putting yourself up for judgment in a public forum. I get a lot of nasty hateful comments on YouTube. I really would love to hear you sing, though. Perhaps you can just post an mp3 somewhere, or keep your video confined to Photobucket?

Also, it doesn't seem like you need any help, but I've posted the chords to my version of "What a Wonderful World" on my video. Perhaps I'll post them here too. It would be interesting to see how close we are in our interpretations.

Kekani - Ay caramba, those are some pretty ukes. Did you build them? O.O That 10 string is gorgeous. What does she sound like?

Thanks for posting those larger pictures, especially the detail on the headstock inlay. Gorgeous.

Rubbertoe
05-07-2008, 06:38 PM
here's the new uke with some new decorations

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm71/rubbertoephotography/_IGP8360J.jpg

la_ingrit
05-08-2008, 01:19 PM
I only have ones of these ukes left, the Risa concert stick. I found the soprano Koaloha too small really, and the tenor Fluke is great, I just wanted something more solid wood. Once MGM catches up with his orders from when he was in NYC, I should be getting the Pono shipped out soonishly.

In the meantime:

The Koaloha hanging out with two Bathys watches also from Hawaii

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0214.png

The Risa concert stick and Honeytone amp, still somehow smaller than the smaller-necked Koaloha:

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0241.png

Messy pic of the Risa uke-solid and Roland Microcube:

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/fscn0297.png

And the tenor surf Fluke before I put Aquilas on:

http://plainsong.typepad.com/photos/uke_corner/dscn0456.png


Hey Plainsong..how u doing...i have a few questions for ya...i really want to by a Risa (concert) can you tell me your opinion about it? please!!!

And where did you buy the Honeytone amp????

thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!

Ingrit

FrankNoCal
05-08-2008, 01:29 PM
Sit tight everyone! My uke porn is coming as soon as I can find my freakin camera. How do I transfer pics from my Razr onto the computer?

bluesuke
05-08-2008, 01:36 PM
Do you have Motorola phone tools ?

davoomac
05-08-2008, 01:39 PM
Sit tight everyone! My uke porn is coming as soon as I can find my freakin camera. How do I transfer pics from my Razr onto the computer?

When I need to transfer pics from my phone to my computer I use bluetooth. You wouldn't happen to have a mac would you? Either that or if your pics are stored on a micro SD card then you can stick that in a usb card reader on your computer.

deach
05-08-2008, 01:43 PM
Sit tight everyone! My uke porn is coming as soon as I can find my freakin camera. How do I transfer pics from my Razr onto the computer?

Can you send the pic to an email address?

bluesuke
05-08-2008, 01:53 PM
that would be easy. good idea deach

Rubbertoe
05-09-2008, 04:23 AM
Oh, the things we will do to impress a girl...
(shot before I restrung it)

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/2215/paintedmahalope1.jpg

seeso
05-09-2008, 04:45 AM
Nice work, bro! :D

mdnjustin
05-09-2008, 04:47 AM
That is awesome. It's just like my ukulele, well other than the awesome design on it, lol.

Kekani
05-09-2008, 07:45 AM
Wow, Mahalo is using Graph Tech on their `ukulele. Very impressive.

russ_buss
05-09-2008, 07:48 AM
Oh, the things we will do to impress a girl...
(shot before I restrung it)


very cool artwork Rubbertoe! is that paint or a decal?

seeso
05-09-2008, 07:55 AM
Wow, Mahalo is using Graph Tech on their `ukulele. Very impressive.

That might be an upgrade that RubberToe did himself.

JackT
05-09-2008, 07:58 AM
That might be an upgrade that RubberToe did himself.

Nope, my crappy Mahalo u30 (damn good begginners uke for the price) has graph tech.

la_ingrit
05-09-2008, 07:59 AM
Oh, the things we will do to impress a girl...
(shot before I restrung it)


BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT...!!!!!!!!!!

Rubbertoe
05-09-2008, 08:00 AM
very cool artwork Rubbertoe! is that paint or a decal?

Thank you very much! It's paint (well, actually a paint marker since I'm more comfortable with a pencil than I am with a paintbrush and i was worried that paint might dampen the sound a little bit - paint marker paint is nice & thin).



BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT...!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you very much too!

damafuka
05-09-2008, 10:12 AM
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/damafuka/ukes.jpg
I wish i still had my sunday

tad
05-09-2008, 10:21 AM
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/damafuka/ukes.jpg
I wish i still had my sunday

That pineapple uke is AWESOME!

damafuka
05-09-2008, 11:00 AM
^ thanks.... i wish i still had it. I'm on the lookout for the Imaikalani 6 string

FrankNoCal
05-09-2008, 01:15 PM
Here's my uke porn. Took all freakin day.

This is my Lanikai Solid Mahogany Tenor and my Rogue Soprano

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk166/franknorcal/DSC00123.jpg

And here's some REAL uke porn!

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk166/franknorcal/DSC00121.jpg
UKE 69!!!!!

Pancho Villa
05-10-2008, 04:03 AM
It's cheap, plastic and detunes like a mofo. That said it's purple and I love it. Funnily enough the 10 ($20) I paid for it was more than I paid for the guitar which you can see in the back. (Got that free off a mate who gave up xD)

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/379/photo6hz4.jpg

Craig
05-11-2008, 03:58 AM
I love this uke!

http://home.earthlink.net/~ccbrandau/M300SP.jpg

funkycarnivore
05-14-2008, 11:15 AM
Here are my three: Flea Concert, Pono PTO, Pono PKCE
http://www.realsleekfeel.com/ukesbythree.jpg

dnewton2
05-14-2008, 12:32 PM
Nice Ukes funky!

On a side note, I was at Denver Airport looking at the forumns on the free wifi and they would not let me view this thread because it said porn. So watch yourself in Denver.

russ_buss
05-14-2008, 12:34 PM
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk166/franknorcal/DSC00121.jpg
UKE 69!!!!!

haha, now that's porny!

Craig
05-14-2008, 01:11 PM
My wife owns a Pono Tenor and plays it almost daily on her gigs. For the money, they can't be beat...IMHO...

Ooops! I'm new here and meant this response for the previous message....

thejumpingflea
05-14-2008, 03:57 PM
Just took some pictures. Here is my collection:

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee239/thejumpingflea/DSC_0163-2.jpg
From Left to right: Amigo Tenor, Lanikai Soprano, Applause Soprano, Kamaka Concert Deluxe, EleUke Tenor, Fluke, Flea

Then my pride and joy.... in instrument form:
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee239/thejumpingflea/DSC_0165.jpg

And a back picture:
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee239/thejumpingflea/DSC_0170.jpg

mdnjustin
05-14-2008, 04:03 PM
Whoa, that is one sweet Kamaka...

tad
05-14-2008, 05:28 PM
The collection, it grows...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/5ukes.jpg

funkycarnivore
05-17-2008, 06:02 AM
Does this work?
http://www.realsleekfeel.com/P1000183.JPG

I got a new uke. It's the Pono koa tenor in the middle!

GX9901
05-17-2008, 02:00 PM
A couple of Pono tenors, PTC on left and PTES-CE on right. I'm giving away the PTC in another thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2759) since the PTES-CE is taking its place.

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL66/846716/15024071/317676731.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL66/846716/15024071/317676728.jpg

UKISOCIETY
05-19-2008, 05:41 AM
My three tenors from Bluegrass Ukuleles:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2149/2505835678_58c9ab6865_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2505001707_06709e4544_o.jpg
yes, that's the way it's spelled!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2254/2505832042_34587261df_o.jpg
This one's called "Red":
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3284/2505835766_82fafea4d9_o.jpg

deach
05-19-2008, 06:55 AM
UKISOCIETY - how does the maple compare, in sound, to a koa or a mahogany ukulele?

UKISOCIETY
05-19-2008, 09:26 AM
UKISOCIETY - how does the maple compare, in sound, to a koa or a mahogany ukulele?

Deach, I've never had my hands on a Koa uke. :(

Between the Maple and Mahogany tenor I own, they're very similar, in my opinion. The mahogany has a deeper resonance in the low G string - man, it rings! The tenor might be a bit louder.

I recorded a video of me playing both and I'll edit it so they're "back to back" and post it on YT. You'll be able to get a better idea yourself. I love them both, tho!:rolleyes:

I just did that with 6 soprano ukes of mine. It should be up on YT now.

WS64
05-19-2008, 09:52 AM
I got a new one this saturday, a Kala Mango Concert:
http://i26.tinypic.com/34ijkeg.jpg
It can be heard at the "Bonanza" thread (Videos/Links) (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2768)

UKISOCIETY
05-19-2008, 09:58 AM
That's a real beauty, WS64! The soundhole looks huge on it! Wonder why it's like that...?

WS64
05-19-2008, 11:27 PM
That's a real beauty, WS64! The soundhole looks huge on it! Wonder why it's like that...?

It eats sopranos for breakfast! ;)

david98116
05-19-2008, 11:41 PM
I got a new one this saturday, a Kala Mango Concert:
It can be heard at the "Bonanza" thread (Videos/Links) (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2768)

Thanks for the vid on that model as I have been eyeballing those unique looking mangos for awhile. The pono solid has been calling me. She's a beaute.

deach
05-20-2008, 12:55 AM
It eats sopranos for breakfast! ;)

LMAO! Too funny!

pohaku
05-20-2008, 04:15 PM
Here's my small collection. From left to right:

Gibson T-1
Martin T-15 Tiple
Martin Style 3M
Martin Style 2M
Martin Style 1M
Martin Style 0M
Martin Style 0M (had this one since I was 9 - so it's 46 years old):D

I have a Gretsch soprano as well, which looks nice, but has terrible intonation, and a Fluke that my 12 year old beats around on.

GX9901
05-20-2008, 04:48 PM
Here's my small collection. From left to right:

Gibson T-1
Martin T-15 Tiple
Martin Style 3M
Martin Style 2M
Martin Style 1M
Martin Style 0M
Martin Style 0M (had this one since I was 9 - so it's 46 years old):D

I have a Gretsch soprano as well, which looks nice, but has terrible intonation, and a Fluke that my 12 year old beats around on.

Wow, I didn't know there was such a nice Martin collection in MN. Looks like you need to work on a 5K to have every style. Very cool!

pohaku
05-20-2008, 05:01 PM
Wow, I didn't know there was such a nice Martin collection in MN. Looks like you need to work on a 5K to have every style. Very cool!

Almost bought one last year. The old ones are still too spendy. Maybe someday. You should see some of the ukes that Nate at Willie's American Guitars has. Now THAT'S a collection. If I remember right, he has all Martin models in both koa and mahogany, as well as some rare models - like a 45 style appointed uke. Of course it helps when your business is vintage instruments.:D

UKISOCIETY
05-21-2008, 07:13 AM
Close-up of my "Miss Maple".http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2204/2505835710_216dcfa0b2_o.jpg


My Mahogany:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2254/2505832042_34587261df_o.jpg

"Red," my redwood cigar box uke:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2253/2505005731_af57e8d16e_o.jpg

Eileen's headstock, which is straight with the neck - and why the strings have to go through those funky holes:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2199/2505831960_ab000c0b8b_o.jpg

Bassukuguy
05-21-2008, 08:04 AM
UKISOCIETY, the necks on these are amazing. so much work was put into these, i would imagine that they play like a dream

UKISOCIETY
05-21-2008, 09:45 AM
UKISOCIETY, the necks on these are amazing. so much work was put into these, i would imagine that they play like a dream

You're right, they do play great. They feel good in the hands, too. The Mahogany one seems to be balanced perfectly - the weight feels just right in the hands. The Cigar box is very light in my hands but might be the most satisfying to play because my fret hand seems to be able to fly up and down the neck.

Does any of that make sense? I've never tried to describe the experience of playing before...

UKISOCIETY
05-30-2008, 08:53 AM
A few in my harem:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3135/2537092036_b2b7cd1efb_b.jpg

Clockwise from lower left:

Ohana sopranino
Unknown Japanese soprano
Harmony soprano
Flea soprano
Kiwaya Rock Uke (concert)
Maple tenor
cigar box uke
Mahogany tenor
Northern JCD-2
Martin S-O soprano
Decca soprano
Decca soprano (painted)
Gold Tone Deluxe banjolele

russ_buss
05-30-2008, 09:01 AM
A few in my harem:

Clockwise from lower left:

Ohana sopranino
Unknown Japanese soprano
Harmony soprano
Flea soprano
Kiwaya Rock Uke (concert)
Maple tenor
cigar box uke
Mahogany tenor
Northern JCD-2
Martin S-O soprano
Decca soprano
Decca soprano (painted)
Gold Tone Deluxe banjolele

wow, full blown UAS! beautiful collection Alan!

Plainsong
05-30-2008, 10:56 AM
I love that butterscotch k-wave! I wish there were more readily available than they are. :(

urcuzzn
05-30-2008, 05:33 PM
4 rare birds . only ones . made for window display at house of music ,ala moana shopping center.http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii271/urcuzzn/creation001.jpg

Ukulele_Junkie
05-30-2008, 05:41 PM
4 rare birds . only ones . made for window display at house of music ,ala moana shopping center.http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii271/urcuzzn/creation001.jpg

wow those are really nice and they like all match! :nana:

urcuzzn
05-30-2008, 06:04 PM
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii271/urcuzzn/summer2008010.jpg

urcuzzn
05-30-2008, 06:18 PM
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii271/urcuzzn/P1010117.jpg

degracia
05-30-2008, 07:04 PM
UKESOCIETY, master of the Uke Porn!! :D

That Miss Maple is just beautiful.

GX9901
05-30-2008, 07:18 PM
4 rare birds . only ones . made for window display at house of music ,ala moana shopping center.http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii271/urcuzzn/creation001.jpg

Hey, I never saw those at Ala Moana shopping center last January. How did it miss them???

By the way, for those who don't know, urcuzzn is Peter Lieberman, luthier of Maui Music Ukulele. I haven't tried a Maui Music uke yet, but by all accounts they are awesome.

keonepax
05-30-2008, 07:57 PM
Two necks are better than one!

Actually, the bottom neck gets in the way when I play the top one sometimes.

degracia
05-30-2008, 08:36 PM
Two necks are better than one!

Actually, the bottom neck gets in the way when I play the top one sometimes.

Sweet jesus!! I think I seen the video of the 8-stringed and the 4-stringed Pono double neck (correct if I'm wrong).

You got any videos of that keone?

Kekani
05-30-2008, 10:05 PM
Let's see if this works (one that's in the works) - stolen from MGM's site:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/033-5.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/034-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/036-2.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/038-2.jpg

keonepax
05-30-2008, 10:25 PM
Degracia, here's a video with the double-neck ukulele:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=TTO-0redSqE

But the sound is actually from the Mele I'm playing during the opening title.

UKISOCIETY
05-31-2008, 02:44 AM
I love that butterscotch k-wave! I wish there were more readily available than they are. :(

It's a great sounding uke too. I tried a darker brown one and it didn't sound as good as this one. Weird isn't it? They were both Kiwaya K-wave telecaster models, but had very different sounds.

pohaku
05-31-2008, 03:34 AM
Two necks are better than one!

Actually, the bottom neck gets in the way when I play the top one sometimes.

Whoa!! That's at least as good as the Steinberger bass (with trem) and 12 string double neck that I saw the other day (really).

Rubbertoe
05-31-2008, 04:35 PM
New Kala (as yet unnamed):

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm71/rubbertoephotography/KalaFlamedSpaltedMaple.jpg

and the new Pono, named Maya:

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm71/rubbertoephotography/PonoPKT2.jpg

deach
05-31-2008, 04:38 PM
That Kala is pretty sweet! Reminds me of an ink blot. Call her "Inky" or "Blotty".

salukulady
05-31-2008, 05:37 PM
So GlosUke,
I won't even bother posting my very small but loved collection after seeing yours. Wow, I am speechless....do you need a daughter to adopt? I'm sure we could work something out.......:worship:

GX9901
05-31-2008, 05:43 PM
and the new Pono, named Maya:

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm71/rubbertoephotography/PonoPKT2.jpg

Hey, Maya look like one of those Ponos that mistakenly got some koa intended for Ko'olau ukes. Pretty awesome!

By the way, what kind of uke stand are those? They look pretty cool.

Rubbertoe
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
Hey, Maya look like one of those Ponos that mistakenly got some koa intended for Ko'olau ukes. Pretty awesome!

By the way, what kind of uke stand are those? They look pretty cool.

Thank you x2!
I built the stands out of a pine plank, a wooden dowel and some $2 hooks I got from Home Depot. Simple uke stands are impossible to find in Canada and the smaller guitar stands I could find were about $25 each. So I built four of them for about $12 a piece.

GX9901
05-31-2008, 06:33 PM
I got my William King long scale tenor in today and took a couple of pictures of it with my Koa Works tenor:

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL66/846716/15024071/319567200.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL66/846716/15024071/319567201.jpg

And the Ukulele Underground sticker finally has a home:

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL66/846716/15024071/319567197.jpg

grappler
05-31-2008, 07:18 PM
looks crazy dude...
how much did it cost u
the william king one

GX9901
05-31-2008, 07:24 PM
looks crazy dude...
how much did it cost u
the william king one

Well, it's his Classic Series tenor that starts at $2150. I added a few options and it came out to about $2500. I've played it for an hour or so today (no real time to play until pretty late) and so far I'd say it's a bargin. I've been blown away.:bowdown:

Of course, your slothead uke is probably a much greater bargin at $400.:D

salukulady
05-31-2008, 08:15 PM
Wow, it's beautiful! I can't imagine using the equivalent of two house payments towards a uke. It is gorgeous! You are lucky.

grappler
05-31-2008, 09:04 PM
Well, it's his Classic Series tenor that starts at $2150. I added a few options and it came out to about $2500. I've played it for an hour or so today (no real time to play until pretty late) and so far I'd say it's a bargin. I've been blown away.:bowdown:

Of course, your slothead uke is probably a much greater bargin at $400.:D

yeah mate it is a bargin.. But... YOURS IS SIMPLY GORGEOUS!!
Pls do me a favour a post a video soon my friend..
I wanna hear her.

Congrats again brother.. all the best:D

SailQwest
06-01-2008, 04:42 AM
What a couple of beauties! Congrats on your new King!

GX9901
06-02-2008, 11:24 AM
Well, the U.U. sticker didn't really stick to the Ameritage case, so it found a new home:

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL66/846716/15024071/319703108.jpg

adellethegreat
06-02-2008, 03:38 PM
Is that a ukulele on your back, or are you just happy to see me? ;)

Check out my new awesome & flamboyantly colored back pack style ukulele case (it also has a handle & you can zip the straps away).

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h197/adellethegreat/IMG_0110.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h197/adellethegreat/IMG_0114.jpg

UKISOCIETY
06-03-2008, 12:11 AM
Is that a ukulele on your back, or are you just happy to see me? ;)

Check out my new awesome & flamboyantly colored back pack style ukulele case (it also has a handle & you can zip the straps away).


Sweet! Is it a hardshell case?

grappler
06-03-2008, 12:30 AM
Is that a ukulele on your back, or are you just happy to see me? ;)

Check out my new awesome & flamboyantly colored back pack style ukulele case (it also has a handle & you can zip the straps away).

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h197/adellethegreat/IMG_0110.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h197/adellethegreat/IMG_0114.jpg

Where did you get that from???

adellethegreat
06-03-2008, 12:43 AM
Where did you get that from???

I got it at a local music store- but it's made by Steady & available online: http://elderly.com//accessories/items/UCC-AQ.htm

grappler
06-03-2008, 03:00 AM
I got it at a local music store- but it's made by Steady & available online: http://elderly.com//accessories/items/UCC-AQ.htm

thank you..
:)
im going to buy one.
i dont have a case for mine

:(

megamatt
06-03-2008, 03:13 AM
Yea I'll be headed to elderly this weekend, I think I might pick one of those sweet things up.

adellethegreat
06-03-2008, 03:26 AM
The store I went to had different colors- orange, black & army green... I really wanted the orange- it was kind of a rusty shade- but they only had it in the soprano size :(

ant on son
06-08-2008, 02:54 AM
Many interesting ukuleles here. Here is my uke, it's on the left. I decided to throw in my flatmates' uke as well.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3151/2560317955_20d47c54ab.jpg?v=0

Nurdaben
06-08-2008, 07:35 AM
New Kala (as yet unnamed):

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm71/rubbertoephotography/KalaFlamedSpaltedMaple.jpg


that is the raddest book match i have ever seeen . . .yes i did say raddest =)

redsedge
06-08-2008, 10:08 PM
Here goes with my first attempt at showing off the ukulele that is almost mine - the photos are from ebay and I am the winner!

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/redsedge_photos/La%20Foley/uke7.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/redsedge_photos/La%20Foley/uke6.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/redsedge_photos/La%20Foley/uke1.jpg

k0konutz
06-08-2008, 10:36 PM
from my thread about my new uke (http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3085)

Pono Mango Tenor

Tsani
06-21-2008, 11:07 AM
OK, so here are my humble submissions. I have a Favilla Baritone B-2, probably a later model although I have not been able to find anyone who can tell me how to figure out the year. I also have a Kohala soprano, signed by Jake Shimabukuro at his recent concert at the Red Light Cafe in Atlanta, GA.

I would like to know if anyone can tell me if the case for my Favilla is original. I bought another instrument at the same time in a case that is almost identical - it was a Harmony parlor guitar. Both instruments seem to have been in the cases for a long time judging from the wear patterns. The interior of the cases is blue. I would suspect that they were both Favilla cases and the owner had owned a Favilla guitar that was originally in the case, except that the wear is from a 4 string instrument and matches the Harmony exactly. I have never heard of Favilla making a parlor guitar. I also never heard of Harmony making a baritone uke - but maybe they did. Harmony seems to have made everything.

I got a heck of deal on my Favilla. The antiques dealer did not know what she had. I paid about $25. It was my very lucky day.

salukulady
06-21-2008, 05:56 PM
Harmony did make baritones....I know a man who converts Harmony Baritones into bass ukes. He likes to use Harmony's because the have a very strong structure and can handle the tension of the bass strings.

Plainsong
06-21-2008, 11:40 PM
from my thread about my new uke (http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3085)

Pono Mango Tenor

That's just one of those ukes that says "take pictures of me, please." :D

I wish there was a way to attach smell to pics of my uklectic. It has a Spanish cedar neck and body, so the smell of the cedar is just sweet. :rofl:

PortugueseSausage
06-22-2008, 12:53 PM
my saprano and dad's tenor 6-string G-String ukuleles
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f215/dub6pimp/DSC01882.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f215/dub6pimp/DSC01886.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f215/dub6pimp/DSC01899.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f215/dub6pimp/DSC01887.jpg

KiLO
06-23-2008, 06:07 AM
here's the new uke with some new decorations

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm71/rubbertoephotography/_IGP8360J.jpg

That is a beautiful uke. I absolutely love the grain. I'm sure it's even better in person.

faustian bargain
06-23-2008, 08:01 PM
Here's my new Kala I just got last week, model number KA-FMTE-C (that's too many letters...I had to look it up to get it right).

Spalted Maple body, solid spruce top, pickup with EQ, cutaway, and MGM set it up with Aquila strings (with the low C being wound).

It plays pretty sweet, nice and loud, decent sustain (not as good as my friend's Kamaka soprano though). It was a nice upgrade from my triangle-shaped Triumph concert.

-Andrew

Kanaka916
06-24-2008, 05:07 AM
My toys...The 8 string tenor is a Nice Ukulele (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvemi5efs0I) made by Ed Bacani. Notice the sound hole, it's shape is that of a mountain apple (http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/malay_apple.htm) instead of the traditional circular type. The other is a GString Tenor. Both are strung with Aquilla strings.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/hawhyen51/IMG_2993.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/hawhyen51/IMG_2984.jpg

UKISOCIETY
06-24-2008, 05:20 AM
My toys...The 8 string tenor is a Nice Ukulele (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvemi5efs0I) made by Ed Bacani. Notice the sound hole, it's shape is that of a mountain apple (http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/malay_apple.htm) instead of the traditional circular type. The other is a GString Tenor. Both are strung with Aquilla strings.


Beautiful!

Kanaka916
06-29-2008, 03:16 PM
Thanks, Alan . . .

drubin
06-29-2008, 03:24 PM
Gorgeous ukes, Kanaka916! I especially like the look of that G-String. I've been thinking about making the six-string jump myself lately...:bowdown:...but seeing that I am primarily a fingerstyle soloist, I wonder if those extra strings would end up hurting more than helping me...who knows? I may just pull the trigger one of these days to find out...;)

deach
07-11-2008, 09:08 AM
just got this today!

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1302/4819541/11668864/325086255.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1302/4819541/11668864/325086220.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1302/4819541/11668864/325086203.jpg

deach
07-11-2008, 09:12 AM
Nice collection.


i've finally stopped being lazy and took a picture. haha. here's my kids!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/nahulogakosaiyo/DSC02541.jpg

jaggtmolina
07-11-2008, 09:13 AM
finally stopped being lazy and took a picture! haha. here's my kids.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/nahulogakosaiyo/DSC02541.jpg

jaggtmolina
07-11-2008, 09:14 AM
Nice collection.

thanks deach! i saw yours at the store i get my babies from and i was seriously considering getting it. great look, sound and feel. nice uke bro!

deach
07-11-2008, 09:17 AM
thanks deach! i saw yours at the store i get my babies from and i was seriously considering getting it. great look, sound and feel. nice uke bro!

A uke store near me would be dangerous. I picked up that Kala Mango off the internet. Used for 15 minutes, with a case and delivered for $150.

mctrmt
07-11-2008, 09:17 AM
This is "Infiltration-Homogen for Soprano Ukulele" (after a Joseph Beuys piece for grand piano). Don't worry, all my other ukuleles are still playable! (...so far...)

(It's for an art exhibition The Cedar Tavern Singers will be having in the fall; I'm not completely nuts.)

jaggtmolina
07-11-2008, 09:22 AM
A uke store near me would be dangerous. I picked up that Kala Mango off the internet. Used for 15 minutes, with a case and delivered for $150.

niiiiice price. i would've of definitely bought it if i saw that. haha

deach
07-11-2008, 09:46 AM
This is "Infiltration-Homogen for Soprano Ukulele" (after a Joseph Beuys piece for grand piano). Don't worry, all my other ukuleles are still playable! (...so far...)

(It's for an art exhibition The Cedar Tavern Singers will be having in the fall; I'm not completely nuts.)

Is Bigfoot a part of this project? or are imaginary creatures part of your home decor?

RON<>VA
07-11-2008, 02:04 PM
just got this today!

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1302/4819541/11668864/325086255.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1302/4819541/11668864/325086220.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1302/4819541/11668864/325086203.jpg

How does your new baby sound? What kind of strings?