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The Pinneapple Pirate
11-19-2009, 07:17 PM
Personally I don't know enough about ukulele's to have a 'dream' one, but I was wondering if anyone else does?

If money and all that wasn't an issue, what would your dream ukulele be?

UkuCouS
11-19-2009, 08:22 PM
Kanile'a Custom, a little bit like Aldrine's one, but with plain headstock and a dark rosette. A mix between Mary-Jane and TheJumpingFlea's Moore Bettah.

CouS

papplehead
11-19-2009, 08:30 PM
I would have to get a Moore Bettah ukulele. Those things are just a piece of art, custom inlays and all. I would also have a sound hole cut into the shape of the Hawaiian Islands. That would be a awesome uke. That would be if money was not a factor.

Pippin
11-19-2009, 08:40 PM
I'd most likely pick a Mike DaSilva "Santo" reproduction.

buddhuu
11-19-2009, 10:40 PM
In my dreams, probably a Pete Howlett concert. :drool:

A little closer to reality, but still beyond my means, a Kala acacia tenor or concert. :drool:

But what I have is fine for now. :)

grammy
11-19-2009, 10:55 PM
i'd have a classic vintage martin 5k

jforrest
11-19-2009, 11:42 PM
I'd get a Moore Bettah super conceert with lots of inlay.

joezane
11-20-2009, 01:17 AM
I'd most likely pick a Mike DaSilva "Santo" reproduction.

hm...
if it's a dream uke, why not go for broke?!?!

my would be an actual Santo!

mine are so textbook...
a santo, a dias, and nunes and a 20's martin 3k (i know, i know... but i like actually like the 3's better then 5's... call my nuts.)
:D

spazus_maximus
11-20-2009, 01:53 AM
A custom bluegrass uke by Tom Guy....no inlay no binding...just solid craftmanship. cedar top, graphite fret board, gotoh tuners, fishman passive pickup & a selmer style sound hole with a mahogany rosette

UkuLeLesReggAe
11-20-2009, 02:02 AM
Similar to Aldrines, or the ukulele that has turtles.

that made no sense, but I know what I'm talking about!

RevWill
11-20-2009, 03:32 AM
Similar to Aldrines, or the ukulele that has turtles.

that made no sense, but I know what I'm talking about!

You mean these (http://bigislandukulele.com/products/index.html)? http://bigislandukulele.com/products/img/l_trc-kxxx.jpg

Mine keeps changing. One day it's a KoAloha Sceptre, the next it's a custom by Moore Bettah or Pete Howlett. I really want (and one day shall get) a standard concert Fluke with a Kente cloth pattern printed on the top.

Sometimes I'm pretty sure I'd rather have one of each Mainland models than one really expensive uke.

What is my dream uke of the day? See this one from Chuck? I'll take it in tenor, please!
http://www.moorebettahukes.com/IMG_1014_op_227x331.jpg

Tsani
11-20-2009, 05:23 AM
Does it have to be just one? My dream uke is a Favilla blue teardrop soprano. However... I wish it had one modification - an extended fretboard with about 15 frets. I have been playing my Aloha and I have become addicted to the extra frets.

I would also love to get a Leonardo Nunes or a Jonah Kumalae.

bbycrts
11-20-2009, 05:56 AM
I'd like a custom, back and sides in Oregon Myrtlewood, top in Oregon Port Orford Cedar, binding and other trim in Oregon Claro Walnut. I've thought about an Oregon maple fretboard to keep it in state, but I do also love the looks of ebony...

Hmm...is there a pattern here?

Hankthetank
11-20-2009, 06:01 AM
Whatever uke is in my hands.
In all seriousness, I am living the dream:D

scottie
11-20-2009, 06:22 AM
Everything I value on guitars I value on ukes as well. I prefer plain jane instruments with impeccable craftsmanship that allows the beauty of the wood itself to take center stage. My only concession to bling would be a single abalone ring as a rosette.

I don't have any familiarity with the K brands, never having played any. I'm liking the Collings UT 1, which I have played, magnificent instrument for around 1k.

mikeeG7th
11-20-2009, 06:49 AM
My dean uke is a pre war Martin 5k or 3m. 

ZombieSaint
11-20-2009, 07:06 AM
I think if I had to pick just one of the many ukuleles I've been looking at online lately, I'd probably go with one of Chuck's. Man they all look so sweet.

wickedwahine11
11-20-2009, 08:58 AM
It would probably be the Kanile'a Hawaiian island tenor...
http://kanileaukulele.com/Images/ukuleles/custom_dhit/dhit_reg_d2.jpg

kluson
11-20-2009, 10:34 AM
Think I'd like a Pete Howlett tenor with a bit of bling! As I'm only a beginner I better get playing more first:)

haole
11-20-2009, 10:50 AM
Chuck will really have his hands full if any of us freaks get our hands on a bunch of cash. ;)

Pineapple Sunday. Ukulele perfection right there!

Or a solid-koa Moore Bettah concert with interesting wood grain, and a moon jellyfish inlaid on the headstock with some kind of iridescent shell. And I really like pin bridges lately, so it'd have to have a pin bridge. Chuck's "Not So Basic" ukes look so good in every way that I wouldn't want something that different. Just a slightly modified one that I can play and not worry about too much.

drubin
11-20-2009, 09:52 PM
A William King Spruce/Koa long scale tenor; or, a Redwood/Koa tenor by Dave Talsma; or, if National-Resophonic would make a long scale tenor uke in German Silver. :D

Melissa82
11-21-2009, 03:22 AM
A Scepter or Pineapple Sunday

Uncle-Taco
11-21-2009, 04:35 AM
A good old Martin 3M. But, since we ARE dreaming, I want to find it at a thrift store for 15 bucks or so. :D

dhkane
11-21-2009, 05:42 AM
My next dream uke would be the Kala travel uke. It was a pleasant surprise for a shallow uke, very loud. And the cost is affordable. Check it out.

Although, I wouldn't want to hear 2 or 3 of them playing in the same room.

Lori
11-21-2009, 06:37 AM
Someday, I would like a custom Camp Uke. Maybe with a redwood top. Or a Bean Sprout banjolele. http://thebeansprout.com/
–Lori

NoLine
11-22-2009, 08:09 PM
mike da silva custom tenor with a cutaway and slotted headstock

grappler
11-22-2009, 08:35 PM
Probably a mint Martin Tenor.

Poke
01-12-2010, 09:22 PM
Whats the uke of your dreams? I think mine would have to be custom built. I want a wider fret board. A bigger body. Maybe a 5th string(D G C E A). All koa with a Ebony fret board with some cool inlay work.:drool:

Providence
01-12-2010, 10:20 PM
My dream uke, well it's going to have to be ukes because i can't think of just one. My overall dream ukulele is a Stradelele with curly maple and antique violin varnish. Aside from that it's either a KoAloha pineapple or Pineapple Sunday. Any uke with peghead/violin type tuners would be awesome though.

grammy
01-13-2010, 12:53 AM
A good old Martin 3M. But, since we ARE dreaming, I want to find it at a thrift store for 15 bucks or so. :D

i want to find that thirift store!

keithy351
01-13-2010, 02:07 AM
mine would be a custom, master grade koa, cutaway, tenor body with baritone neck strung like a tenor though, with a wild design up the neck, that or a pineapple sunday

Sic_Rob
01-13-2010, 04:18 AM
I haven't seens or tried many different uku's. The one that Jake uses in his "While Guitar Gentle Weeps" Vid is pretty sweet looking. but If I'm dreaming then a Mint vintage Martin Tenor. I love classic.

Papa Dave
01-13-2010, 05:08 AM
Maybe a custom concert from Pohaku or Talsma.

paraclete
01-13-2010, 05:18 AM
If I had the money, I'd buy that AAAA Koa Custom Halekoa from MGM right now. Got my partner a custom cutaway tenor Halekoa, and it just keeps sounding more amazing every day.

Skrik
01-13-2010, 05:21 AM
At the moment, this one (http://ukulele.de/shop/product_info.php?info=p237_Honu-Deluxe-Soprano.html&XTCsid=q021a2rm61ai4gvg9i35eh15n2).

sdreefsurf
01-13-2010, 06:37 AM
the one i'm beginning with and inherited from my pops.....a koaloha custom solid koa, low g :p

PaulGeo
01-13-2010, 06:39 AM
Ohta-san...

bunnyflower
01-13-2010, 06:43 AM
I am also dreaming of a Moore Bettah... I have my own custom ideas of something to fit just me...

Ohh, they are so beautiful.

cjensen91910
01-13-2010, 07:04 AM
This one in an 8 string tenor DGBE tuning. If I win the lotto!!

http://www.blackbirdguitar.com/pressreleases/blackbird_ukulele.html

gioconbrio
01-13-2010, 07:52 AM
Solid electric, clear acrylic body, three headless necks: bari, four and eight stringed. Built in synthesizer, drum machine and whammy bar.

Yeah, I'll build that some day.

rreffner
01-13-2010, 08:16 AM
I would like to have any ukulele made by Pete Howlett. An outstanding craftsman who, in addition to his creations, contributes vast knowledge to the ukulele communities benefit. I only wish I could afford one.

Plainsong
01-29-2010, 11:04 AM
A Pohaku made with all the stuff I've ever wanted in one concert uke...

Or a Moore Bettah NSB, complete with a headstock inlay that is very close to my state flag...

A Collings UC1, because those are just lovely...

One of the above having 6 strings, and the other having 4.... sigh....

Gipserio
01-29-2010, 11:34 AM
Da Silva's reproductions of the original Portuguese must be amazing. Though I'm currently in love with a LoPrinzi! beautiful! However much money I had, I think I'd stick to sopranos though, I can't imagine myself with any other kind of uke, or any other tuning than GCEA come to that. Guess I'm a bit of a purist!

Has anyone got a Loprinzi they can report on? I would me most grateful.

hawaiianmusiclover06
01-29-2010, 11:38 AM
My dream ukulele would be a custom KoAloha Sceptre or a Herb Ohta, Jr. Signature Series ukulele.

Hobgoblin Steve
01-29-2010, 11:46 AM
Moore Bettah macadamia nut custom tenor, sopurdy

Ahnko Honu
01-29-2010, 11:58 AM
My dream came true, a super concert pineapple made from Milo wood.

SailingUke
01-29-2010, 12:27 PM
A Mike DaSilva Tenor, oh wait.
I already have my dream uke.

Mim
01-29-2010, 04:04 PM
I don't know enough to have a dream uke... I just am so in love with the one I have, I am happy for now :)! I am a wood-grain gal and He is so pretty!

SweetWaterBlue
01-29-2010, 04:20 PM
I just want one that I can play like Jake.

colinmcc
03-23-2011, 06:39 AM
i want to find that thirift store!

A few years back a 1927 National 'tricone' ukulele turned up in the donation bin at a Goodwill Charity shop in the USA....! You never know your luck!:drool:

pat rock
03-23-2011, 07:04 AM
Do we have to pick just one? I seem to have a different dream every night!

Nickie
03-23-2011, 07:07 AM
Da Silva's reproductions of the original Portuguese must be amazing. Though I'm currently in love with a LoPrinzi! beautiful! However much money I had, I think I'd stick to sopranos though, I can't imagine myself with any other kind of uke, or any other tuning than GCEA come to that. Guess I'm a bit of a purist!

Has anyone got a Loprinzi they can report on? I would me most grateful.

Wow, there are some great ideas here. since LoPrinzi is only 10 or so miles from here, I'd probably get one of these. Steve Boisen, of the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society owns one, it's very pretty. http://www.augustinoloprinzi.com/prod03.htm (http://www.augustinoloprinzi.com/prod03.htm)

Gmoney
03-23-2011, 07:45 AM
My newest "drug of choice" is my LoPrinzi Tenor - beautifully made, sounds lovely, feels lovely - easily as well made as my KoAloha's.

dip.mojica
03-23-2011, 07:56 AM
mine changes everyday, but currently, its a Moore Bettah with a slotted headstock, second sound hole, misi pickup, and some kind of Philippine flag headstock inlay. :D

bmoreuke
03-23-2011, 08:07 AM
a custom kanile'a would be pretty sick, but then again, the james hill signature g string is pretty hot too, the spruce top with koa pick-guards? mmmmmmm.... right now though, i'd just love anthing with a slotted headstock...

Season
03-23-2011, 08:21 AM
I have two on my wish list- a Koaloha Pineapple Sundae and a DeSilva Custom James Hill tenor. I just saw Mike DeSilva at the Reno Ukulele Festival and he does absolutely outstanding work!

Uke Whisperer
03-23-2011, 09:42 AM
A Key West Custom soprano or a Koaloha Pineapple Sunday

Landshark
03-23-2011, 10:17 AM
My dream Uke is coming soon, a Moore Bettah tenor:smileybounce:

Eric Blooduke
03-23-2011, 11:05 AM
A good old Martin 3M. But, since we ARE dreaming, I want to find it at a thrift store for 15 bucks or so. :D

+1 on the 3M, and at that price I could even afford it !!!

Rockabilly
03-23-2011, 11:50 AM
My dream uke is being built right now...I'm getting a custom kanilea tenor.

Huna
03-23-2011, 12:04 PM
Last night I got with the Southeast Ukers and got to try one of UkeRepublic's Sailor ukuleles and will say it looks, feels and sounds great. Sort of a martin sound even though it has a spruce top. Loved it!

tainauke
04-18-2011, 11:03 PM
A Pineapple Sunday for me too!!!!!

One day it shall be mine!!!!!!

greenway
04-18-2011, 11:31 PM
Hmmm how about a 100% Hawaiian Koa Soprano Longneck Pineapple. :3

Ukuleleblues
04-21-2011, 08:25 AM
Any Bartione Ukulele Stuffed tight with $100 bills :)

Pukulele Pete
04-21-2011, 08:41 AM
Any Bartione Ukulele Stuffed tight with $100 bills :)

I'll have what he's having. To go .

sukie
04-21-2011, 09:28 AM
I'd get a Moore Bettah super conceert with lots of inlay.

That is my dream ukulele. (And I have one.) Check out my avatar. It's a MB super concert.

philpot
04-21-2011, 09:42 AM
Well now that my first dream uke is in the mail, on its way to me today, my second dream uke is a Moore Bettah tenor ukulele, with a slotted headstock, and yet to be decided custom inlay. I was thinking a Yin Yang symbol on the tip of the headstock, and a tall flame running up the fretboard. I know I'D like it, most people wouldn't, but I would ;)

ukulelecowboy
04-21-2011, 09:48 AM
DeVine Baritone

hobblecreek
04-21-2011, 09:57 AM
How about instead of another “dream” uke, at the end of my life I’d like to have one more day to play what I have.

philpot
04-21-2011, 10:02 AM
Actually, more realistically, I'd like a Koaloha tenor sceptre as a graduation present. Hear that mom? ;)

MiaRosie
04-21-2011, 10:12 AM
Sounds crazy, but I dream of owning plastic ukes - I love the clanky old school fun sound. I know however that if and when I have the money for a new Uke then it would have to be put to use to buy a 'good' one and not a 'toy'.

Andddddd a fluke because I think they look SO funky.