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molinee
03-08-2010, 03:47 PM
I am looking for a Tenor that is a CUT-AWAY but NOT an electric or Active (with door). I could settle for a passive I guess. I have checked with Mele, who has a nice looking cut-away but they did not return my email. I am thinking that somebody has to make a non-electric cutaway Tenor.. I do like the looks of some of the Kala's cut-aways, but all I can find are electric. Any help appreciated.

haole
03-08-2010, 04:10 PM
Mainland to the rescue!

http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/product.sc?productId=61&categoryId=3

SuperSecretBETA
03-08-2010, 04:16 PM
I am looking for a Tenor that is a CUT-AWAY but NOT an electric or Active (with door). I could settle for a passive I guess. I have checked with Mele, who has a nice looking cut-away but they did not return my email. I am thinking that somebody has to make a non-electric cutaway Tenor.. I do like the looks of some of the Kala's cut-aways, but all I can find are electric. Any help appreciated.

I would call Mele. They aren't the greatest at replying to emails.

devilishlypure
03-08-2010, 04:19 PM
I have a tenor Kala lacewood cutaway with a passive pickup which I absolutely love, but when I was buying it, MGM said that they were discontinuing the cutaway version. Not sure if they're still available, or where you could get one.

Here's a video of me playing it tuned to DGBE but it also sounds great tuned GCEA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf9n0FtJmHk

molinee
03-08-2010, 04:24 PM
Mainland to the rescue!

http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/product.sc?productId=61&categoryId=3

That's funny. I just ran across Mainland a few minutes ago. I have bought twice from Mike before and was very happy with both him and his ukuleles. If this was a Cedar top it would be a done deal. Will continue to look, but may fall back on this mahogany one.... If you're reading this Mike.... Get those Red Cedars in.... ;) Thanks for your help Haole!!!!

MGM
03-08-2010, 04:51 PM
kala occassionally has a few ka st in cutaway no electric and ohana has a tk 35c no electric

molinee
03-08-2010, 06:32 PM
I would call Mele. They aren't the greatest at replying to emails.

Good! Saved me $600. The way I look at it is, Any seller who lists an email contact for their customers and then doesn't return the email is a company that I don't want to buy from in the first place... call me crazy...:)

SuperSecretBETA
03-08-2010, 06:57 PM
Good! Saved me $600. The way I look at it is, Any seller who lists an email contact for their customers and then doesn't return the email is a company that I don't want to buy from in the first place... call me crazy...:)

If it was my job (I need one.), I would have replied—their loss I guess. :p

Ken Middleton
03-08-2010, 07:55 PM
We have two: the Ohana TK-35CG and the (very hard to get) TK-75CG Limited Edition.

MGM
03-08-2010, 08:04 PM
Ken i love the tk 75cg So reminds me of that Kiwaya tenor deluxe that used to sell for 1,000.00

Ken Middleton
03-08-2010, 08:49 PM
Ken i love the tk 75cg So reminds me of that Kiwaya tenor deluxe that used to sell for 1,000.00

I love it too, Mike. It is the instrument I use at all the festivals. Like the Kiwaya it is incredibly light and has terrific projection and volume.

There has been a run on them lately though, in Europe and the US. I don't know whether anyone has one in stock at the moment.

molinee
03-08-2010, 11:07 PM
I love it too, Mike. It is the instrument I use at all the festivals. Like the Kiwaya it is incredibly light and has terrific projection and volume.

There has been a run on them lately though, in Europe and the US. I don't know whether anyone has one in stock at the moment.

Elderly is carrying at least one as we speak. Thanks to you Ken and to Mike for your info... Appreciate it.

casarole45
03-09-2010, 11:25 AM
my ck-75cg (concert) should be arriving tomoz, I'll post some pictures and maybe a sound sample (I've got some new tunes to put up on youtube anyway so why not on a new uke). It is a stunning looking acoustic uke though!

Obviously it won't sound identical to the tenor...

Pippin
03-09-2010, 09:41 PM
We have two: the Ohana TK-35CG and the (very hard to get) TK-75CG Limited Edition.

Two excellent suggestions.