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Uke Republic
01-14-2010, 05:55 AM
Thats what Kala is calling their new small bodied soprano. Glad to see even more choices in this sized ukulele. Ohana has the sopranino, Koaloha has the Noah now Kala. Awesome!:drool:

Ahnko Honu
01-14-2010, 07:17 AM
Solid wood, laminate, or a combination?

Sic_Rob
01-14-2010, 07:46 AM
any pictures?

UKISOCIETY
01-14-2010, 07:54 AM
any pictures?

I think the pic marked "DSC00026" in Jumping Flea's NAMM photos is it.

http://gallery.me.com/thejumpingflea#100022/DSC00026&bgcolor=black

Sambient
01-14-2010, 07:58 AM
Wanty want want!

deach
01-14-2010, 08:03 AM
Are they going to make a travel-sized version of this?

UKISOCIETY
01-14-2010, 08:05 AM
Are they going to make a travel-sized version of this?

I want a slim-line travel pocket sopranino ukulele. That folds up.

MartinLil
01-14-2010, 08:22 AM
Solid wood, laminate, or a combination?

+1 I hope it's all solid!

Sambient
01-14-2010, 08:26 AM
I hope them calling it a pocket uke doesn't mean there won't be a custom case with it.
How's this for a potential sales schtick: Our ukuleles fit in your pocket, your moolah fits in ours.

paraclete
01-14-2010, 08:28 AM
I want a slim-line travel pocket sopranino ukulele. That folds up.

Have you seen those full-sized guitars that fold up? They need to do a uke version.

Uke Republic
01-14-2010, 09:06 AM
any pictures?

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8885

I luv tiny!

paraclete
01-14-2010, 09:07 AM
Sweet!!! Me want!

ZombieSaint
01-14-2010, 09:15 AM
Ninos fascinate me. So, wondering which will be less expensive, the Kala or the Ohana.

PeformanceUke
01-14-2010, 05:42 PM
Looks like a good Pooper uke Hang it right next to the toilet paper when you gota go you got some entertainment while letting the kenny loggens go.. Beats reading a magazine.

Ahnko Honu
01-14-2010, 05:54 PM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8885

I luv tiny!

That really reminds me of a Tangi Manini

http://tangiukulele.com/images/albums/NewAlbum_ab311/Manini.jpg

buddhuu
01-14-2010, 10:32 PM
Looks like a good Pooper uke Hang it right next to the toilet paper when you gota go you got some entertainment while letting the kenny loggens go.. Beats reading a magazine.

Ew ...

buddhuu
01-14-2010, 10:33 PM
Have you seen those full-sized guitars that fold up? They need to do a uke version.

If I want a uke to fold up I just sit on it.

PeformanceUke
01-14-2010, 10:41 PM
Ew ...


Roll laughing brah

iDavid
01-14-2010, 11:44 PM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8885

I luv tiny!

I so want one of these!

Nu Uke
01-15-2010, 12:37 AM
Very cool. Mini ukes! I had a wild idea. I wanted to try to make a mini uke, even smaller than these, with some rosewood I have around here. Maybe 13-14 inches long, total. Not being a luthier, I have no idea if it would even work.
What are the implications of a really tiny sound chamber? Very short neck? Would it work ? Could it be played? Maybe not worth the effort ????
Sure would be neat looking, though.

Ahnko Honu
01-15-2010, 02:44 AM
I just hope they don't call the Pocket 'Uke "P'uke" for short.

My first 'ukulele build may just have to be a sopranino pineapple! SO cute da buggah!

RevWill
01-15-2010, 03:12 AM
The pocket uke is adorable and I may have to get one eventually, but the kente Fluke has me drooling over here.

MGM
01-15-2010, 03:27 AM
pocket ukes are solid koa and solid mahogany...I got one with my name on the headstock.....

Susie A
01-15-2010, 04:07 AM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8885

I luv tiny!

okay. When can I get this? What a pretty little thing.

Skottoman
01-15-2010, 04:10 AM
Gonna need a side by side with an Ohana Sopranino. Since I already have the Ohana, I probably don't need one of these, but I sure love the little ukes!

Uke Republic
01-15-2010, 04:24 AM
okay. When can I get this? What a pretty little thing.

Kala says they may be here in Feb. Too cool. When I get them in I'll make sure Miss Susie gets one.

iDavid
01-15-2010, 04:30 AM
Hey Mr. UkeRepublic

hold one fer me!

KOA

leftovermagic84
01-15-2010, 04:38 AM
Kala says they may be here in Feb. Too cool. When I get them in I'll make sure Miss Susie gets one.

any idea on cost yet?

Doctroid
01-15-2010, 05:22 AM
Kala says (on FB):

Should be available in about 6 to 8 weeks. Solid Acacia retails $399 and Solid Mahogany retails at $299, both come with custom bags.

Ukeffect
01-15-2010, 05:30 AM
I want a slim-line travel pocket sopranino ukulele. That folds up.
Hey Alan...what about a MiSi pickup, too!? If you're gonna wish, wish BIG!
:drool:

RevWill
01-15-2010, 05:32 AM
Are they going to make a travel-sized version of this?

To my understanding, yes. The plans are to have a solid top with no back or sides.

paraclete
01-15-2010, 05:37 AM
To my understanding, yes. The plans are to have a solid top with no back or sides.

is that the version with the telescoping neck?

RevWill
01-15-2010, 05:39 AM
is that the version with the telescoping neck?

Yes, it collapses like the antenna on a boombox or an old television.

Doctroid
01-15-2010, 06:07 AM
I'm still holding out for a Risa sopraninino stick. With a sharpened end so you can use it as a toothpick.

Susie A
01-15-2010, 08:21 AM
Hey Mr. UkeRepublic

hold one fer me!

KOA

I will allow that, however, I get first choice!

Ukeffect
01-15-2010, 09:58 AM
To my understanding, yes. The plans are to have a solid top with no back or sides.

I heard it comes with a custom envelope as a gigbag!!

pdxuke
01-15-2010, 02:37 PM
Well I heard that Kala's newest travel uke is simply a set of Aquila strings...

(I wonder if MGM sets that one up?)

kissing
01-15-2010, 11:51 PM
Well there are those who build humungous guitars bigger than themselves.
I guess its right for the uke to go in the other way of the spectrum.

Though I think a uke any smaller than this one would have to be an electric :)

Sambient
01-16-2010, 02:16 AM
Not ready to learn a whole new tuning.
I guess there's no way to make these sound good in a more affordable laminate?

pdxuke
01-16-2010, 06:34 AM
Not ready to learn a whole new tuning.
I guess there's no way to make these sound good in a more affordable laminate?

Sure! Put your Dolphin in the dryer! ;)

Nuprin
01-16-2010, 12:31 PM
Curious as to how the size compares to the Ohana sopranino. Looks smaller in the pictures but would love to get some specs if anyone has them. Probably going to have to order one either way (damn UAS) but if it's even smaller than the Ohana then I might as well pull out the credit card!

Uke Republic
01-16-2010, 12:43 PM
Curious as to how the size compares to the Ohana sopranino. Looks smaller in the pictures but would love to get some specs if anyone has them. Probably going to have to order one either way (damn UAS) but if it's even smaller than the Ohana then I might as well pull out the credit card!

Kala says 16" and we hope to have em in Feb/March.

iDavid
01-16-2010, 01:18 PM
Kala says 16" and we hope to have em in Feb/March.

Do you have a price on them?

Harrison
01-18-2010, 03:02 PM
If it is 16", then it is smaller than Ohana Sopranino.
And the higher tuning also suggests an even shorter scale length. I tune my Sopranino to standard gCEA, but that's not okay for Pocket Uke.

I am happy with my Sopranino, and I want to be happier by getting a Pocket Uke. :P

MGM
01-18-2010, 03:42 PM
Its smaller than the ohana but i have mine shipped back from the show so i cant take a comparison picture until wednesday

Nuprin
01-18-2010, 05:20 PM
The Ohana sopranino is 19" overall...this sopranino is 3" shorter! Man, I can't wait to get one for my collection!

paraclete
01-21-2010, 05:56 AM
Kala just posted this vid link to Facebook... Pocket Uke demo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xef-cPNsaao

Ahnko Honu
01-21-2010, 06:36 AM
Here's another vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueWhe0Ps_rI&NR=1

Skrik
01-21-2010, 07:15 AM
I want a slim-line travel pocket sopranino ukulele. That folds up. Made of plastic and cheaper than free.

brickerenator
01-21-2010, 07:20 AM
Made of plastic and cheaper than free.

With a built in mirror to check my stage makeup

paraclete
01-21-2010, 07:33 AM
That's small enough to fit in my purse.... or the utility pocket on my bass guitar gig bag

Jepoyako
02-01-2010, 09:48 AM
Looks like a good Pooper uke Hang it right next to the toilet paper when you gota go you got some entertainment while letting the kenny loggens go.. Beats reading a magazine.

That's the best idea yet!

UkeNukem
02-01-2010, 03:13 PM
If this thread continues - THIS (http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om22000.html) is what you get!

StereoJoker
02-01-2010, 03:20 PM
If this thread continues - THIS (http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om22000.html) is what you get!

So how would we play it? Would we need an electro-magnetic shrink ray to reduce our size, before befriending an ant who will undoubtedly be the saving force who holds our amplifiers aloft?

/popculturereferences

hosenfeferdave
02-01-2010, 03:47 PM
If this thread continues - THIS (http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om22000.html) is what you get!

Ohh man, I want one.

grubblybubbly
02-01-2010, 04:12 PM
000OOOOooooh! i might get this instead of the ohana sopranino, if the price is similar...

Uke Republic
02-02-2010, 04:24 AM
000OOOOooooh! i might get this instead of the ohana sopranino, if the price is similar...

Ohana's sopranino list at $169.00-mahogany
Kala's pocket uke list at $299.00-mahogany with uke bag
Ohana is soon to raise their prices so they may be even closer.

I love peanut butter!

jinny
02-03-2010, 02:48 AM
hmmm... I really like.

and I know the earlier suggestions of it was part joking, but I would really want to add a pickup. but looking at the pic, it looks like the thing is strung through the whole bridge (under the saddle). that might make adding an under saddle type pickup, like the m-si, impossible... or at least very difficult. there may not be enough height in the bridge to accommodate the transducer and shaved down saddle without routing and may not be possible to router out a deeper channel.

still like it... a lot.

grubblybubbly
02-03-2010, 04:08 AM
Ohana's sopranino list at $169.00-mahogany
Kala's pocket uke list at $299.00-mahogany with uke bag
Ohana is soon to raise their prices so they may be even closer.

I love peanut butter!

hmmm... that seems a bit overpriced, seeing as they are both made of mahogany, and the kala is smaller.

Moondoggie
02-03-2010, 06:46 AM
Maybe Kala has to spend big bucks on the itty-bitty needles to sew the uke bag?

Ahnko Honu
02-03-2010, 07:59 AM
My $120 Tangi Mango Mo'o (Gecko) sounding like a better deal every minute.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/My%20Ukuleles/Grecko1Mango1-1.jpg

pithaya9
02-03-2010, 09:57 AM
My $120 Tangi Mango Mo'o (Gecko) sounding like a better deal every minute.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/My%20Ukuleles/Grecko1Mango1-1.jpg

Hey Ahnko is the Gecko smaller than the Manini?

Jack

pdxuke
02-03-2010, 03:38 PM
At $299 I consider my $125 sopranino a bargain. I'm not forking out more than $125 for the Kala. Just sayin'.

mctrmt
02-03-2010, 04:27 PM
Until I get one of those pocket ukes:

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/photo.php?pid=5881963&id=890245483

If only I could get aquilas small enough.

Ahnko Honu
02-03-2010, 05:55 PM
Hey Ahnko is the Gecko smaller than the Manini?

Jack

It's a tad bigger than a Manini so about the length of a Ohana sopranino but a tad wider in the hips.

Uke Republic
02-19-2010, 06:48 PM
I just wanted to show the size in comparison to the pocket uke. The mariachi band let me join in with La Bamba!
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10253

grubblybubbly
02-23-2010, 04:19 PM
they should make a thinline travel uke in this size, for ultimate portability! the question is, would you be able to hear it??? ;)

lancemanion
02-27-2010, 08:30 PM
Is the Pocket Kala strung GCEA?

A.D. Fisha
03-02-2010, 11:21 AM
Is the Pocket Kala strung GCEA?
i like it tuned at least a or higher..

Dirka
03-02-2010, 12:10 PM
woa, that's pretty tiny. I think the high price is kinda reflecting the relatively small numbers they'll be produced in. They probably won't sell a whole lot of them, compared to their other lines at least.

gallimander
03-02-2010, 04:21 PM
I want a slim-line travel pocket sopranino ukulele. That folds up.

that's the only viable next step lol.




...god i can't imagine how awesome it really would be though, haha
on an airplane, bathroom stall, etc.

A.D. Fisha
03-14-2010, 12:04 PM
I want a slim-line travel pocket sopranino ukulele. That folds up.

It should have a cutaway too!

Btw: My Kala Pocket - acacia wood - is not realy loud. How can i get it louder?

Skrik
03-14-2010, 01:24 PM
My Kala Pocket - acacia wood - is not realy loud. How can i get it louder?
Marshall MG4 series MG100HFX and MG412A+B stack. :D

the52blues
03-18-2010, 10:16 AM
I want a slim-line travel pocket sopranino ukulele. That folds up.

Doesn't everyone?

MGM
03-18-2010, 03:07 PM
A truly pocket ukulele

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/003-8.jpg

haolejohn
03-18-2010, 03:21 PM
It should have a cutaway too!

Btw: My Kala Pocket - acacia wood - is not realy loud. How can i get it louder?

put it on steroids or give it a lot of beer.

Shin
03-18-2010, 03:36 PM
WOW, awesome! It is amazing size!

A truly pocket ukulele

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/003-8.jpg

Finchiekins the Owl
04-13-2010, 04:19 PM
Okay, a few of you have to have this thing by now, but i haven't seen anything besides a few videos. So is it worth it? Is it fun or is it too tiny? Is there a real difference between the acacia and the mahogany or is it too tiny to justify the $70 price gap? My local shop won't stock them "because they're more like a Christmas ornament than an instrument", but some people seem to be tearin' up on that Christmas ornament! I just want to know if this is just an expensive toy or if i should order one from mgm RIGHT NOW.

phil_doleman
04-14-2010, 12:24 AM
I played the mahogany one at the Belper uke gathering on Sunday, and was mightily inmpressed. It is very small (smaller than my Ohana sopranino), but plays extremely well, and isn't as cramped as it should be! Strung with Aquilas and tuned up to, I think, CFAD it was plenty loud enough. I thought the tiny headstock might be a problem (getting fingers around the friction pegs), but it was fine, and the instrument looks very well proportioned. Everyone who picked it up loved it. I think I want one.

ichadwick
04-14-2010, 01:35 AM
When I look at this uke, I am reminded of those 'teacup chihuahuas'... cute in that cloying, saccharine sense of the word:
http://www.blackfalds.classifieds-ads.ca/modules/zClassifieds/ad_photos/blackfalds/2.jpg
Now, I've always felt like a soprano uke was like this compared to my guitars:
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/files/imagecache/news/files/20070404_dog.jpg
Which probably explains somewhat my preference for tenors.
But frankly, when I look at this cutesy new uke, and compare it with any tenor, this little ukette seems more like this to me:
http://www.manofest.com/content/images/joomgallery/img_originals/bizarre_112/the_25_butt_ugliest_dogs_on_the_planet_198/ugly_dog_1_20091012_1479681447.jpg
Just seem smore like a toy than a musical instrument to me, I suppose.

psesinkclee
04-18-2010, 05:51 PM
Does anyone have the pocket uke and the ohana sopranino? I've got a sopranino and I'm thinking of getting the pocket uke but would love to see a comparison :)

Finchiekins the Owl
04-27-2010, 07:01 AM
Caved in and got one.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u132/DSG110/Ponyobaby.jpg

My soprano's at a friend's house, but next to even a concert, the pocket uke look like a toy and the concert look like a massive whale beast instrument.

If you're a SERIOUS OMG uke player or just hate small ukes on account of your giant ugly gih-tars and tenahr ukuleles (YAH ICHADWICK, I'MMA CALLIN YOU OUT!), then you're probably not reading this anyway, but if you really just love ukuleles and tiny musical instruments in general, it's a lot of fun. It really needs to be tuned up a lot for a nice sound, C sounds just bad. I'm on F and it sounds nice, though the tightness of the strings takes getting used to. The uke has a tiny cheerful sound, bright but not very loud. I read someone saying that it sounded like it's being played through an old radio. It does kind of sound like that.
I took the Aquilas off, i don't really like them on any of my ukes, and put on some Ko'olau Alohi strings on. They take a bit to break in, but they really opened up the sound on my concert, so we'll see if they do the same for the pocket. So far they're actually a little bit quieter and mellower, and they sound better when you try to play louder, unlike the Aquilas, which just sound like you're beating the biscuits out of your uke.
I'm having a whole lot of fun with the pocket uke! It's next to my drawing table and is a lot easier for me to just play around with than my concert or soprano. It has a unique sound that some people might not like and some people will really love.

Uke Republic
04-28-2010, 06:55 PM
Caved in and got one.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u132/DSG110/Ponyobaby.jpg

My soprano's at a friend's house, but next to even a concert, the pocket uke look like a toy and the concert look like a massive whale beast instrument.

If you're a SERIOUS OMG uke player or just hate small ukes on account of your giant ugly gih-tars and tenahr ukuleles (YAH ICHADWICK, I'MMA CALLIN YOU OUT!), then you're probably not reading this anyway, but if you really just love ukuleles and tiny musical instruments in general, it's a lot of fun. It really needs to be tuned up a lot for a nice sound, C sounds just bad. I'm on F and it sounds nice, though the tightness of the strings takes getting used to. The uke has a tiny cheerful sound, bright but not very loud. I read someone saying that it sounded like it's being played through an old radio. It does kind of sound like that.
I took the Aquilas off, i don't really like them on any of my ukes, and put on some Ko'olau Alohi strings on. They take a bit to break in, but they really opened up the sound on my concert, so we'll see if they do the same for the pocket. So far they're actually a little bit quieter and mellower, and they sound better when you try to play louder, unlike the Aquilas, which just sound like you're beating the biscuits out of your uke.
I'm having a whole lot of fun with the pocket uke! It's next to my drawing table and is a lot easier for me to just play around with than my concert or soprano. It has a unique sound that some people might not like and some people will really love.

Awwwww. They look so happy. I love the PUs we got in. Acacia and mahogany are great. Diff from the Ohana sopranino. I love the tiny guys. That may not sound right. I love the petite ukuleles.Well I love all the ukuleles. I'm not prejudice to size.

phanzo
04-28-2010, 07:11 PM
Mike, you DO like em small...

thejumpingflea
04-28-2010, 08:42 PM
I don't see the point.









I mean I want one, but I still don't see the point. :)

phanzo
04-28-2010, 08:46 PM
I don't see the point.









I mean I want one, but I still don't see the point. :)
I couldnt agree more. And for the price, it just doesnt seem worth it. Maybe for $100 less....maybe. I cant deny it's coolness though.

countrybumpkin
04-29-2010, 02:26 AM
Looks cute, but surely a novelty more than anything else. Can't say much for the sound. Save the cash for your dream uke.

Uke Republic
04-29-2010, 05:02 AM
Mike, you DO like em small...

True Dat! :o

Finchiekins the Owl
04-29-2010, 05:53 AM
It's not a novelty! It's tiny, it has a tiny sound, but it's not so small that it's absurd, and it has a really nice sound. It's like a soprillo saxophone, pocket trumpet, Ab clarinet, soprano trombone, or even a toy piano: it won't appeal to everyone, even fans of the respective instrument families, but it has a place and people who love it have every right to love it. Heck, the ukulele itself has a reputation as a novelty instrument. Anyone who thinks he or she would love it will probably love it.
I'd really like to try out the acacia version. Too bad the Denver Folklore Center ukulele guy thinks it's a novelty too.

StereoJoker
04-29-2010, 09:51 AM
You guys are not helping me convince myself that I don't need to go smaller and get this uke (especially in Acacia, because even though mahogany is my favorite, I'm having a hard time trying to justify having two sub-soprano mahogany ukes to my bank account :o). Quit saying good things about it. For real.

Actually, I'm thinking of trying to get ahold of every sub-standard instrument I can find, starting with the toy piano (which, by the way, I've found is played by a classical pianist onstage and everything as her exclusive instrument, which is really cool), and have my own miniature orchestra. This is still going on my "List of Things to Starve Myself For" (I'd add a Kamaka to that list, but come on, I don't want to starve to death here.)

...or, you know, maybe I should just find a job.

sayurann
05-03-2010, 07:25 AM
what are the difference between them other than the Kala one is an inch smaller?
Does the sound on Kala is better or louder? it costs 50% more than the ohana and they are both from solid mahogany right?

Nuprin
05-03-2010, 01:06 PM
what are the difference between them other than the Kala one is an inch smaller?
Does the sound on Kala is better or louder? it costs 50% more than the ohana and they are both from solid mahogany right?

I think I read that the Kala is 3 INCHES smaller!!! SO TINY!!! Otherwise, I'm not sure of any differences between the solid mahogany Pocket Uke and the Ohana. It's because of this that I'm having problems justifying the price...to pay more for a smaller instrument seems off. That being said, I came very close to ordering one from MGM last week but I fought hard and beat UAS. Yay for me!

sayurann
05-03-2010, 04:41 PM
I read from UU original website that it was an inch smaller, but I'm not sure since I can't find any resource that compare them side by side...
the ohana cost around 150$ and the kala cost around 220$, 70$ difference is almost half of 150$ !! If they are similar, I don't think it's worth it to get the Kala...
I am trying to find my first uke, and it has been 2-3 weeks, and I haven't decided which one I should buy.. Dang!
Wanting to buy the ohana but none of the seller got them in stock... MGM said that it will be in around 2-3 weeks... =(
Hopefully someone will make a short comparison video between the ohana and the kala...

Nuprin
05-04-2010, 02:25 AM
I read from UU original website that it was an inch smaller, but I'm not sure since I can't find any resource that compare them side by side...
the ohana cost around 150$ and the kala cost around 220$, 70$ difference is almost half of 150$ !! If they are similar, I don't think it's worth it to get the Kala...
I am trying to find my first uke, and it has been 2-3 weeks, and I haven't decided which one I should buy.. Dang!
Wanting to buy the ohana but none of the seller got them in stock... MGM said that it will be in around 2-3 weeks... =(
Hopefully someone will make a short comparison video between the ohana and the kala...

Apparently the Pocket Uke is 16" overall whereas the Ohana is 19" overall. I love my Ohana sopranino but I don't think I can justify spending twice as much for a smaller uke. We'll see how long I can hold out.

haolejohn
05-04-2010, 03:10 AM
Apparently the Pocket Uke is 16" overall whereas the Ohana is 19" overall. I love my Ohana sopranino but I don't think I can justify spending twice as much for a smaller uke. We'll see how long I can hold out.

I have played both. The pocket uke is a lot smaller but to me it is more of a novelty than a player. The sopranino from ohana has a better voice I thought. The pocket uke is cool though. I kept placing it in my pocket and making pocket jokes.*




*Childish and immature I know, but it was funny

sayurann
05-04-2010, 11:01 AM
I have played both. The pocket uke is a lot smaller but to me it is more of a novelty than a player. The sopranino from ohana has a better voice I thought. The pocket uke is cool though. I kept placing it in my pocket and making pocket jokes.*
*Childish and immature I know, but it was funny
hahaha, the kala looks like a toy, isnt it?

Finchiekins the Owl
05-04-2010, 02:02 PM
I've only played the pocket, but i'll agree that it's not something you should go with as your only ukulele, unless you have tiny hands or you REALLY think the Tiny Tim act would be funnier with an even smaller ukulele. Save yourself some money and wait for the Ohana sopranino, or do the opposite and get that Ko'Aloha Noah that's up on eBay right now. Quick! Only 30 minutes left!

KevinV
05-14-2010, 05:28 PM
I received my mahogany Kala Pocket Uke today and am loving it. This little uke is seriously fun. The fit and finish is very nice, the tuners work well, the intonation is surprisingly good...I didn't expect that with such a short scale, and although not loud, the tone is very pleasant. I'm using D tuning and will try F as well at some point, but am very pleased with it in D. The only thing I can see doing to this other than playing it is to dress the fret ends at some point.

Finchiekins the Owl
05-18-2010, 06:43 PM
Woo! More pocket ukulele players!
After playing it for a while with Ko'olau Alohi strings, i really love how bright and clear the high notes sound. It's like a little bell. It can be loud, too!

johncaudrey
06-17-2010, 04:27 AM
This little pocket uke looks and sounds pretty good to me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuIhoRQm7dg

mm stan
06-17-2010, 05:13 AM
Aloha all,
Check out MIM old thread...My new sinking cute uke. Ohana sopanino...
I think she sells them.....Just a thought....."Keep strumming them
strings" Uke On!!! MM Stan...
Aloha Tudorp,
Answer to your last post, Check out Ebay they get lots of stickers
punch in ...Ukulele stickers....Even get fret board ones
FyI, Hope it helps you out....Keep on strumming them ukes..
Uke On..MM Stan..

Tudorp
06-17-2010, 05:30 AM
Ya gotta wait tho. I just bought the one Mim had, lol.. But, I think she has another one, or two coming in...

ukestrummer
07-28-2010, 04:00 PM
You can't find these where I live, but I have a friend going to honolulu next month. Can not wait to get my dirty hands on the pocket uke. Might attach a chain to it and use it as a keyring. haha

mm stan
07-28-2010, 11:14 PM
Aloha Ukustrummer,
What and you're not getting a Kamaka? I just saw on another posting here on UU an Au. music co. website, A kamaka HF-1 for $1189.00 aus dollars.
Simply outragous.....Here they run about $650.00 a perfect oppertunity now to get one...A pocket uke??? Only a suggestion..MM Stan...

countrybumpkin
07-29-2010, 06:19 PM
Played the Koaloha. I was surprised at how good it sounded. A little tight on the fretboard, but impressive. Not that I'm going out to get one...