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Raygf
10-04-2009, 04:19 PM
Hello everyone,
Here are some pictures and a short video sample of my new uke. I received it on Wednesday from mgm. I'm thrilled. Enjoy!
Regards,
Ray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCcj4mpluPM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=592&pictureid=3609

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=592&pictureid=3607

mrplatypus70
10-04-2009, 04:31 PM
Very nice, I love the fret inlays. Headstock and binding are real nice too, enjoy!!

thejumpingflea
10-04-2009, 04:34 PM
Congrats! Sounds great!

KC8AFW
10-04-2009, 04:53 PM
Congrats, Ray. Looks great and sounds even better. :drool:

cornfedgroove
10-04-2009, 05:11 PM
exactly what I want...good for you

bongofury
10-04-2009, 05:15 PM
If by "Enjoy!" you mean "lose even more sleep over deciding whether to just do it and buy one already" then consider that done. ;)

ukulelearp
10-04-2009, 05:18 PM
That is one nice looking instrument.

veep
10-04-2009, 05:27 PM
Congrats!!!!1

paw123los
10-04-2009, 07:30 PM
Kala Acacia rocks !

Ronnie Aloha
10-04-2009, 07:36 PM
Nicest Kala on the block!

johncaudrey
10-04-2009, 08:36 PM
Sweeeeet! Looks and sounds fabulous.........I want one!

John

haolejohn
10-05-2009, 01:08 AM
THe pictures really don't do justice to this uke do they? Congrats man.

phanzo
10-12-2009, 10:54 AM
That's a beautiful instrument. What is your opinion of it now after playing for many endless nights (I'm sure)?

I have been looking at getting one of the high end "K brands" but I am really thinking that I may be just as happy with one of these bad boys.

Any Kala Acacia owner, please chip in.

Raygf
10-12-2009, 11:20 AM
That's a beautiful instrument. What is your opinion of it now after playing for many endless nights (I'm sure)?

I have been looking at getting one of the high end "K brands" but I am really thinking that I may be just as happy with one of these bad boys.

Any Kala Acacia owner, please chip in.

Yes it is. Thank you. My opinion is the same as when I took it out of the box. OMG! This thing is amazing. It plays well, looks good and has such a balanced, clean, crisp, clear tone. I am very happy with it.

Don't let that stop you from getting a high end "K brand".

Regards,
Ray

psesinkclee
10-12-2009, 12:06 PM
The fret inlays are the one thing stopping me from buying this uke. They just look wierd to me for some reason. I'll be waiting to be able to try out Pono's new lines with slotted headstocks.

Playscool39
10-12-2009, 12:51 PM
Awesome looking Uke, congrats. Another one to add to my wishlist :D:iwant:

mailman
10-12-2009, 02:25 PM
I really thought I just had to have one of these Kala Acacia tenors....until the Exotic Mahogany series came out; now I'm torn.

I like the slotted head stock on the Acacia, but not so much the fretboard markers.

The flame mahogany is beautiful, too. No slotted head stock, but no fancy fretboard markers, either. Also, it's a laminate....which (believe it or not) is a plus to me. I'm a bit paranoid about buying solid wood ukes and having them crack. Laminates are more robust in this respect, and thus more durable.

I would truely love either one. I don't know how I'll finally decide once I come up with the $$.... :confused:

thejumpingflea
10-12-2009, 03:51 PM
That's a beautiful instrument. What is your opinion of it now after playing for many endless nights (I'm sure)?

I have been looking at getting one of the high end "K brands" but I am really thinking that I may be just as happy with one of these bad boys.

Any Kala Acacia owner, please chip in.

The Kala Acacia is a good buy, but doesn't compare to a K brand. There is a big difference between the two.

The Acacia for the money is a steal though! Quality instrument for a low price.

CONGRATS on the Acacia! I hope you play it to death!

Hobgoblin Steve
10-12-2009, 04:31 PM
jealous...

mokai
10-12-2009, 05:24 PM
i have one as well.

even with the relatively low price tag, my face lights up every time I open the case.

uke552
10-12-2009, 05:40 PM
i have one as well.

even with the relatively low price tag, my face lights up every time I open the case.


:drool::drool:

ChamorroDT
10-12-2009, 05:45 PM
That looks very smooth. I'm feelin' the slotted headstock as well. Would you happen to know what kind of acacia it is? Or at least the region from which the wood came from? It's has a very nice grain to it.

Raygf
10-12-2009, 10:53 PM
That looks very smooth. I'm feelin' the slotted headstock as well. Would you happen to know what kind of acacia it is? Or at least the region from which the wood came from? It's has a very nice grain to it.

Sorry. I do not know what kind of Acacia. I would imagine mgm knows.
Regards,
Ray

ichadwick
10-13-2009, 12:58 AM
The fret inlays are the one thing stopping me from buying this uke. They just look wierd to me for some reason. I'll be waiting to be able to try out Pono's new lines with slotted headstocks.
I actually like the fretboard inlay and think it is a nice, artistic touch. Somewhat Renaissance looking. And sets this model off nicely from the standard dot-style inlay.

I am very tempted by one of these, myself, and but for the fact I already have the Kala cedar top/koa uke would buy one. I suspect they sound very similar - clean and crisp.