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Tigeralum2001
05-19-2010, 12:09 PM
So it's new 'ukulele day for me today! My semi-custom tenor Sceptre arrived from the factory a few minutes ago. "Semi-custom" because I wanted the older crown bridge & Papa KoAloha has switched to the new "spiky" style bridge on all of his Masterpiece collection. I asked if he would do the older style and he agreed!

Much thanks to Papa KoAloha, Paul, and Brian for all the help! You helped me complete my original KoAloha dream- a Pineapple Sunday with bowtie bridge & a Sceptre with crown bridge. I say "original KoAloha dream" because now I dream of a Juke (probably will never happen), an Imaikalani (probably my next major purchase), and -well- one of each model they make (including older round and oval soundhole models).

I love KoAloha, I love everything about this company. If that makes me a fanboy, I'm fine with that.

Tigeralum2001
05-19-2010, 12:11 PM
Here is my new Sceptre with its KoAloha sibling and a group shot of my collection.

wickedwahine11
05-19-2010, 12:41 PM
It looks fantastic. Congratulations my friend! (And say "hey" to that Pineapple Sunday for me!)

Ronnie Aloha
05-19-2010, 04:57 PM
Those two KoAlohas look strangely familiar...

austin1
05-19-2010, 05:09 PM
Wow, it's lovely! It's looks both beautiful and capable of crushing skulls. Consider me properly jealous! :drool:

joekulele
05-19-2010, 08:08 PM
Wow, what beautiful instruments. I'm saving for a KoAloha. Not sure which one yet. I'd be interested to know if there is a big difference in sound between the Sceptre and the Pineapple Sunday.

haolejohn
05-20-2010, 04:11 AM
Wow, what beautiful instruments. I'm saving for a KoAloha. Not sure which one yet. I'd be interested to know if there is a big difference in sound between the Sceptre and the Pineapple Sunday.

Very much so. I have owned both but no longer a PS (but am saving for a debossed one). The sceptre's volume is in a league of it's own (except that the jukulele is possibly louder imo). The PS has a sweet bell like sound that I enjoyed but not as much as I had hoped. I'll lose my house before I lose my sceptre.

portlandjosh
05-20-2010, 12:21 PM
I want a sceptre so bad!

nscafe
05-20-2010, 12:33 PM
I think you could actually get away with calling that uke an "axe". I hope it sounds as good as it looks.