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3nails4holes
02-10-2010, 03:36 PM
i was just surfing the koaloha website and stumbled across the juke. yeah, seriously. it looks like a juke box. see the pics.

http://www.koaloha.com/products/signature/juke/

has anyone played or heard one before? they look really interesting!

also has anyone played or heard one of the custom la'au kui ukes? they look really neat! i'd wonder though if that marriage of such different woods produces something beyond a cool looking uke.

http://www.koaloha.com/products/custom-works/laau-kui/

pithaya9
02-10-2010, 03:53 PM
I was lucky enough to hold and strum one at the factory last Novenber. I even got to hold the original prototype Juke. I also got to hold the uke that started it all.
The young man holding the Juke played us a song and just ripped it up, my wife was stunned at the sounds that juke could make.


http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7316

vehement
02-10-2010, 04:01 PM
The la'au kui ukes are nice, though they are $3500!

Ronnie Aloha
02-10-2010, 04:30 PM
I was lucky enough to hold and strum one at the factory last Novenber. I even got to hold the original prototype Juke. I also got to hold the uke that started it all.
The young man holding the Juke played us a song and just ripped it up, my wife was stunned at the sounds that juke could make.


http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7316

Is that Kirk Shimabukuro? Kind of looks like him. If it was, no wonder he tore it up. He's one of the best up and commers around.

experimentjon
02-10-2010, 04:58 PM
I've tried two jukes. One was when they launched it at the Roy Sakuma Uke Fest last year. And I played the original one at the KoAloha factory. Definitely something different tone-wise. The tone was very volumous (is that a word). Like volume as in lots of room, or as in your hair, or like a cave, rather than volume as in decibels. Beautiful work of art. Sounds very very special too. But my personal thought is that the Juke is more of an art piece than an every-day player.