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phanzo
01-16-2010, 07:50 AM
Hey folks,
I'm finally gettin' me a Makala Dolphin and I need some advice on what color to get. I know I will get at least one response that says "why not get them all?", so let's get that out of the way...I cant get them all :)

So what color(s) do you have and what do you like about it? I've been told the Orange Burst looks really sweet but I dont know if I want an orange uke. So, what should I get?

pdxuke
01-16-2010, 07:54 AM
Hey folks,
I'm finally gettin' me a Makala Dolphin and I need some advice on what color to get. I know I will get at least one response that says "why not get them all?", so let's get that out of the way...I cant get them all :)

So what color(s) do you have and what do you like about it? I've been told the Orange Burst looks really sweet but I dont know if I want an orange uke. So, what should I get?

If you MUST only get ONE, then it must be this:

http://thomasbray.com/uke/pink.jpg

beeejums
01-16-2010, 08:03 AM
Hey folks,
I'm finally gettin' me a Makala Dolphin and I need some advice on what color to get. I know I will get at least one response that says "why not get them all?", so let's get that out of the way...I cant get them all :)

So what color(s) do you have and what do you like about it? I've been told the Orange Burst looks really sweet but I dont know if I want an orange uke. So, what should I get?

Go with your first inclination... so get the Orange one.

haolejohn
01-16-2010, 08:08 AM
Dustin, it is ultimately your choice but having seen all the colors availabe I'd vote for either the metallic blue or the orange burst. The ob is actually quite surprising. It really looks good. I have many students that modify their dolphins with sharpies or craft kits. I currently own an orange burst, a light blue, and a purple one

PaulGeo
01-16-2010, 08:11 AM
I saw the whole collection yesterday... I liked the yellow the best.

phanzo
01-16-2010, 08:11 AM
If you MUST only get ONE, then it must be this:

http://thomasbray.com/uke/pink.jpg

Yea, I've always liked the purple one, but I'm gonna be using this in my car and I cant see myself driving down the road with a purple uke :)

SailQwest
01-16-2010, 08:15 AM
I think you should find out what MGM has in stock, and choose from those.

BTW, I really like the metallic blue. :)

phanzo
01-16-2010, 08:22 AM
I think you should find out what MGM has in stock, and choose from those.

BTW, I really like the metallic blue. :)

Yea, I'm not getting it from MGM. I get my ukes from Mike from Uke Republic. He's the man

J'Ukebox
01-16-2010, 08:47 AM
Look at a group photo showing the color options, and go with the one that your eyes are most drawn to....... it's calling U!

MartinLil
01-16-2010, 08:53 AM
Light blue!! Or green

SailQwest
01-16-2010, 09:00 AM
Yea, I'm not getting it from MGM. I get my ukes from Mike from Uke Republic. He's the man

Cool. He's got a great reputation! I guess what I really meant was get one from someone who can do a good set-up for you. And get what they have in stock so you won't have a long wait... :D

And did I mention that I really like the metallic blue? ;)

RevWill
01-16-2010, 09:19 AM
I'm gonna be the outlier here and say Candy Apple Red.

Ahnko Honu
01-16-2010, 09:43 AM
Once you get black you never go back. Get a silver or gold ink pen for autographs, shows up great against the black. Take it to concerts or just let fellow UU members you meet sign it.

haolejohn
01-16-2010, 09:47 AM
I'm gonna be the outlier here and say Candy Apple Red.

The red ones are very popular with my students (UGA) fans. I just got my purple one. I traded the metallic blue one for it.

phanzo
01-16-2010, 10:17 AM
Cool. He's got a great reputation! I guess what I really meant was get one from someone who can do a good set-up for you. And get what they have in stock so you won't have a long wait... :D

And did I mention that I really like the metallic blue? ;)

Yea I've dealt with Mike in the past and he is awesome. I havent had him set-up a uke yet for me, so we will see how he does with that. As for the wait, I'm waiting to have it shipped with my Rasta tenor which Kala wont be getting from the factory until the 20th. So I probably wont get them until the 2nd week of Feb. anyway. I dunno, we'll see what he has in stock. I dont wanna make it too difficult for him.

phanzo
01-16-2010, 10:26 AM
Look at a group photo showing the color options, and go with the one that your eyes are most drawn to....... it's calling U!

Yea that's what I tried doing but I can find a pic that has ALL of the options. I like the green and the yellow. Andy said the orange burst looks awesome, but I cant find a pick anywhere. I kinda like the light blue too but I dont know if I want that. I'm thinkin either red, green, yellow, or orange. But I cant buy 4, so I need to do some narrowing.

Melissa82
01-16-2010, 10:27 AM
The red ones are very popular with my students (UGA) fans. I just got my purple one. I traded the metallic blue one for it.The sunburst red looks very pretty. I think if I was to get one, that'd be my choice. :)

geoffsuke
01-16-2010, 10:30 AM
orange dude, that's the one i would get!!! looks good!

Mini123
01-16-2010, 10:48 AM
It has to be red!!!! I love mine!!!!

Sir
01-16-2010, 10:51 AM
Orange is what I'd have chosen......... but I just got pink....... and lots of them!

grammy
01-16-2010, 11:35 AM
i got a red one for my mrs, i love it. i i wanted it, but the only way to feed my uas was to get her one under the guise of it being her instrument to learn on ( i play it secretly every day)

Melissa82
01-16-2010, 11:36 AM
I'm thinking of asking my hubby to get me one for my bday coming up. :D

phanzo
01-16-2010, 11:42 AM
orange dude, that's the one i would get!!! looks good!

thats what I really want, but all the pictures I find make it look really yellow. Is it pretty yellow? or does it look much more orange-y in person?

Lori
01-16-2010, 12:09 PM
Love the metallic blue one. My next choice would be the green for sure.

–Lori

haolejohn
01-16-2010, 02:12 PM
thats what I really want, but all the pictures I find make it look really yellow. Is it pretty yellow? or does it look much more orange-y in person?

It does have a yellow look to it. When mike first told me about the orange dolphin I was like nah. Then they came in and he showed me one. They are the coolest looking of the colors. They're orange but they fade to a yellowish orange. Very neat looking.

bbycrts
01-16-2010, 07:50 PM
My daughter has candy apple red - it's pretty. My son has sparkle black - it ROCKS big time!

ogikloavailable
01-16-2010, 09:17 PM
White.. or maybe sky blue,would be good :D

bbycrts
01-17-2010, 04:57 AM
I've got it...White - then get stickers to put all over it...

Pink Hearts
Yellow Moons
Orange Stars
Green Clovers
Purple Horseshoes

phanzo
01-17-2010, 06:41 AM
I've got it...White - then get stickers to put all over it...

Pink Hearts
Yellow Moons
Orange Stars
Green Clovers
Purple Horseshoes

man, this will never end....that's a pretty kick ass idea though. I'm getting the orange burst one this time. I may have to do the Luck Charm-ulele next time :)

phanzo
01-17-2010, 06:43 AM
It does have a yellow look to it. When mike first told me about the orange dolphin I was like nah. Then they came in and he showed me one. They are the coolest looking of the colors. They're orange but they fade to a yellowish orange. Very neat looking.

Yea I've decided to go with that one. Mike is setting it up today for me. Wont be getting it until early/mid feb though. I have to wait for Kala to ship the Rasta uke to him. Then he's gonna set it up for me and ship it to me. So I'm lookin at the 2nd week of Feb, I think :( Oh well. The anticipation is fun

Ahnko Honu
01-17-2010, 08:05 AM
mike is setting it up today for me. Then he's gonna set it up for me and shit it to me.

what ??? ...

pdxuke
01-17-2010, 08:07 AM
Then he's gonna set it up for me and shit it to me.

That must be quicker than 2nd day air!:D

Skrik
01-17-2010, 08:09 AM
I thought this would be a thread about refinishing a dolphin, but it's not. But that gave me an idea. A big chip of paint fell off the corner of the peghead on my Twilight (it sparkles in the sunlight) black dolphin, and I thought to myself that i should have a go at painting one of them there ukuleles.

Since it's already black, my first thought was this colour scheme:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gammelost/Van-Halen-guitar.jpg


When the weather improves to the point that paint doesn't freeze outside, and providing I don't forget, I will give it a go.

ukulelegal
01-17-2010, 08:09 AM
Yea, I've always liked the purple one, but I'm gonna be using this in my car and I cant see myself driving down the road with a purple uke :)

there's your answer! get the orange or the yellow and if the car breaks down you can flag down help with your uke. :)

phanzo
01-17-2010, 08:18 AM
That must be quicker than 2nd day air!:D

hahahaha I had no idea I wrote that....that's funny....EDIT time!

phanzo
01-17-2010, 08:19 AM
what ??? ...

yea, definitely meant "ship." That could get really awkward otherwise... :D

haolejohn
01-17-2010, 11:20 AM
Yea I've decided to go with that one. Mike is setting it up today for me. Wont be getting it until early/mid feb though. I have to wait for Kala to ship the Rasta uke to him. Then he's gonna set it up for me and ship it to me. So I'm lookin at the 2nd week of Feb, I think :( Oh well. The anticipation is fun

If it makes you feel good. i had a kid that wanted a green one and he was going to have to wait. So you are getting the same treeatment that I get:) No favortisim with mike.

phanzo
01-17-2010, 11:29 AM
If it makes you feel good. i had a kid that wanted a green one and he was going to have to wait. So you are getting the same treeatment that I get:) No favortisim with mike.

haha no I could get it now, I just want to make it easier on the both of us and not have to pay for shipping twice. My dolphin is ready to go, I'm just waiting for him to get the Rasta Tenors in. Kala had a recall on them, so they wont be getting them until the 20th (Wed). Then they have to go through their orders and ship them out. So Mike prob wont get them for at least a week, I assume. Then he has to set it up for me and ship it to AZ. I'm in no hurry. I would rather have it set up perfectly and get it a couple days later than to have it rushed and suck. My Mainlands are just fine for now :D

phanzo
01-17-2010, 11:29 AM
there's your answer! get the orange or the yellow and if the car breaks down you can flag down help with your uke. :)

I dont care who you are...that's funny right there!!!

phanzo
01-22-2010, 05:24 AM
Ordered the Orange Burst the other day. Naming her "OJ" since that's what Mikey Muhkween referred to her as the whole time I was shopping for it. It will be arriving in about 2 weeks with my Kala Rasta Tenor :D