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berean_315
04-24-2008, 08:26 AM
Have two recent things to let everyone know about:

(1) The guy I bought my uke from (Mr. Kaota Puna) in New Zealand has put up some instructional YouTube videos. You can check them out at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/kanua8

You can see his website at:

http://www.kanua.com/

(2) A friend of mine has starting building a selling Tahitian ukes. They are somewhat difficult to find especially locally in the US. You can see one he has up on E-bay now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/TAHITIAN-UKULELE_W0QQitemZ220225916464QQihZ012QQcategoryZ16 224QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

He does basic and custom ukes. If you would like to contact him (Glenn) his E-mail is:

TAHITIANUKES@AOL.COM

Gerald

JoeyJr858
04-24-2008, 10:49 AM
right on Gerald! Thanks for posting this info!

NotoriousMOK
04-24-2008, 05:48 PM
Neat stuff! That's one wild lookin uke! Thanks Gerald!


Have fun

Plainsong
04-24-2008, 10:20 PM
So he's in New Zealand, but on ebay he only ships to the US? Why?

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-25-2008, 01:11 AM
So he's in New Zealand, but on ebay he only ships to the US? Why?

I don't understand either. My dad send stuff over to New Zealand all the time and its not expensive.. :s

And my famz over there send a lot of greenstones back over etc, etc.

deach
04-25-2008, 01:47 AM
Have two recent things to let everyone know about:

(1) The guy I bought my uke from (Mr. Kaota Puna) in New Zealand has put up some instructional YouTube videos. You can check them out at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/kanua8

....

That's a cool uke. The body reminds me of this :
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL435/10947091/19541331/314694529.jpg

hmmmmm, that gives me an idea......

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-25-2008, 02:47 AM
Gee hes got the strumming going there.. hes prob a good ukulele player.

nice sounding ukulele :D

berean_315
04-25-2008, 03:36 AM
Plainsong and UkuLeLesReggAe:

They are two separate people. The guy I bought my uke from is in New Zealand, and I bought the uke by contacting him from his website; not E-bay. I have a friend who lives in the US who has started building and selling tahitian ukes. The E-bay link is for a uke he is selling.

My friend in the US does say on the E-bay site for all international orders to contact him for Shipping and Handling fees. So I think he will ship internationally.

Gerald

berean_315
04-25-2008, 03:40 AM
Forgot to mention about a pdf document I put together with some info about the Tahitian uke and language. You can access it from the link below:

http://files.meetup.com/158468/Tahitian_Ukulele_&_Language_Doc.pdf

Gerald

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-25-2008, 03:42 AM
Plainsong and UkuLeLesReggAe:

They are two separate people. The guy I bought my uke from is in New Zealand, and I bought the uke by contacting him from his website; not E-bay. I have a friend who lives in the US who has started building and selling tahitian ukes. The E-bay link is for a uke he is selling.

My friend in the US does say on the E-bay site for all international orders to contact him for Shipping and Handling fees. So I think he will ship internationally.

Gerald

alright i understand now - makes sense

Plainsong
04-25-2008, 10:42 AM
Ahh, right. Just so your ebay friend knows though, if you keep your sales pages as US shipping only, people tend to automatically close them and go on to the next ebayer. It's possible to sell your stuff and have worldwide listed as your shipping option. I say that because he might be loosing sales he doesn't even know about.

That New Zealand uke though, that is a sexy beast. Deach, that tattoo would scare the hell out of me in the morning. :D But I do want more ink... :(

deach
04-25-2008, 11:11 AM
That New Zealand uke though, that is a sexy beast. Deach, that tattoo would scare the hell out of me in the morning. :D But I do want more ink... :(

Can you imagine that mask as the body of a uke? That would be bad-ass! You could leave it in your window, sort-of like a gargoyle.