View Full Version : The new UAS diet; Custom Fluke, Pineapple Sunday, and Sceptre

02-25-2010, 01:31 PM
After my latest bout with UAS, I have found that in addition to getting some awesome ukes, there is an added benefit. Since I can no longer afford to eat, I fully expect to be able to drop the 10 extra pounds that I have packed on since last summer.(someone should pass this on to haolejohn when he comes back from his self imposed exile). A chronological explanation is in order.

In January, I purchased a ukelyptus Concert Fluke from MGM with pegheads after he got back from NAMM, with the intention of having it customized by a guy that has done some pinstriping on my pickup truck for me. It was shipped straight to Florida from Hawaii, and I just got it back here on the Cape. Until today, I hadn't seen what he had done to it. I had him paint a position dot at the 10th fret to match all of my other ukes. No name yet.

In the meantime, I was seriously looking at purchasing either a Pineapple Sunday, concert Sceptre, or perhaps the new Hapa concert from KoAloha. I even posted a couple of threads asking for advice from all of you regarding the differences and your preferences. When I called Brian at KoAloha to inquire about the Hapa concert, he told me that they had a Sceptre in the shop that was a second, and he would email me some pics. Wow, it was just gorgeous! The problem was that I was going to bid on this Pineapple Sunday that was on ebay that night. And lo and behold, I was the winning bidder! When I called Brian back the next day to tell him that I had won the PS, UAS reared its ugly head and I just couldn't say no. I told him that eating was overrated. In the end, I ended up paying less for the two KoAlohas than the retail of a new PS.

So now I am off to play my new ukes, but which one I don't know:) I have named my Pineapple Sunday Sweet Pea for her beautiful crystaline voice(thanks for the adjective George), and her velvety feel. And I am calling my Sceptre D'Artagnon, because he is young, brash, loud and swashbuckling. I need to live with my Fluke for a while before he or she gets a name.
In the meantime, enjoy the pics. Is anyone else besides me getting hungry?

02-25-2010, 01:33 PM
Pineapple Sunday pics

02-25-2010, 01:35 PM
cocert Sceptre pics

02-25-2010, 01:45 PM
That Sceptre looks awsome!! Why is it a second? I have ussually heard very minor things for Koaloha seconds but great savings.

02-25-2010, 01:46 PM
Awesome D! They look fantastic. Great names by the way. Love the Fluke, love the Pineapple Sunday (as a KoAloha Pineapple Sunday over-indulger I feel that I'm a bit of a connoisseur of these of late) and I'm very jealous of your Sceptre! :)

You have done well my friend. Congratulations on them, happy strumming.

02-25-2010, 01:49 PM
That Sceptre looks awsome!! Why is it a second? I have ussually heard very minor things for Koaloha seconds but great savings.

I tried to get a picture of the very small ding in the last photo. You can just see it on the upper point on the left. The savings were substantial.

02-25-2010, 02:30 PM
Super jealous of that Sceptre. I am in the market for a Sceptre with a nice grain like that. You are lucky, my friend!

02-25-2010, 04:39 PM
Nice collection dk. Love that paint job on the Fluke.

02-26-2010, 02:03 AM
Nice collection dk. Love that paint job on the Fluke.

Thanks pithaya

02-26-2010, 02:15 AM
I think UAS is the fault of everyone on this forum that posts pictures, if no one posted pictures of such beautiful instruments it wouldn't encourage us all. ./sigh time to go research a nice Koaloha,

02-26-2010, 02:25 AM
Congrats. The grain on that sceptre is beautiful.

02-26-2010, 03:43 AM
awesome DK!! Nice buys. I'm lovin the Fluke, it looks badass!!

02-26-2010, 04:56 AM
Wow you got the triple crown!!! Congrats!! Love that Fluke also love that Pineapple Sunday and I love that Scepter!!!