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ukeeku
06-21-2010, 06:00 PM
Thought I would share my write up about what I saw at Summer NAMM 2010
http://ukeeku.com/2010/06/22/summer-namm-2010/

cletus
06-21-2010, 06:31 PM
Completely fascinating and very much appreciated. Thanks!

Ahnko Honu
06-21-2010, 06:49 PM
Mahalo for the report. I especially liked Kiwaya's new line of Bamboo "Paulele" 'ukuleles, very "green" ecologically. I wonder if they have a bamboo pineapple in the works. ;)
http://ukeeku.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/kiwayapaulele.gif

mm stan
06-21-2010, 08:01 PM
Aloha Ukeeku,
Many thanks for sharing it with us, appiciate sooo much!!!

ukeeku
06-22-2010, 08:35 AM
Mahalo for the report. I especially liked Kiwaya's new line of Bamboo "Paulele" 'ukuleles, very "green" ecologically. I wonder if they have a bamboo pineapple in the works. ;)
http://ukeeku.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/kiwayapaulele.gif

Cordoba is also doing a bamboo uke. I saw no pineapple bamboo.
I will keep my eyes open

haole
06-22-2010, 08:46 AM
Awesome coverage! I love those new Kala amps, and the bamboo Kiwayas look fantastic. Any word on pricing?

rasputinsghost
06-22-2010, 08:48 AM
Thanks for the reporting!

Uke Republic
06-22-2010, 08:51 AM
Awesome coverage! I love those new Kala amps, and the bamboo Kiwayas look fantastic. Any word on pricing?

The bamboo cut away with soft case est $240 and the standard with soft case est $198.00 should be available in a month or so. Kala amps list for about $140.00
Ukeeku did a great job covering the show and great pics too.

Uncle Rod Higuchi
06-22-2010, 08:53 AM
I hope you get to go to the next one as well.

Thanks so much for bringing back pictures and notes so we can have a virtual experience.

Keep up the good work, and keep uke'in',

salukulady
06-22-2010, 08:54 AM
One question, where is summer NAMM held?

iDavid
06-22-2010, 01:53 PM
You wrote that the LoPrinizi with the "extra" sound holes was LOUD. Did you get to play the single sound hole LoPrinzi and was it loud also? I am on a quest for a loud tenor :)

Sambient
06-22-2010, 02:44 PM
Kala amps list for about $140.00

Really? For a ten watt amp?

I've gotta say I'm aching for one of those bamboo Kiwayas now. The plain one. I hope all our favorite retailers here snap up plenty of them because I suspect there's a good few of us here who want one.

ukeeku
06-22-2010, 04:16 PM
One question, where is summer NAMM held?

Nashville TN, right downtown at the convention center

ukeeku
06-22-2010, 04:18 PM
You wrote that the LoPrinizi with the "extra" sound holes was LOUD. Did you get to play the single sound hole LoPrinzi and was it loud also? I am on a quest for a loud tenor :)

I did not see any tenors that they make.

salukulady
06-22-2010, 04:19 PM
Nashville TN, right downtown at the convention centerThanks !

angelopb
06-23-2010, 07:26 AM
I sent them a check for a deposit for a custom tenor or concert. (can't decide yet). THe one wiht the sound ports are called "nova." They said they will be back before July so I have time to decide. But you can get that in tenor for sure. They are really nice and I am sure they would hook you up with whatever you want. I think the Nova looks cool but its more expensive. I was explained that there are not mere holes but the ukes take much longer to be constructed with the sound ports.
Should I get tenor or concert? I want loud too but has to be "warm". I was thinking all mahogany. But would spanish cedar be better?

Doctroid
06-23-2010, 08:40 AM
Really? For a ten watt amp?

As pointed out in another thread, these look identical to the US Blues A100GT amp which is sold at Guitar Files for $80. http://www.theguitarfiles.com/product_id-2714.html

Update: I've seen it under $70 at some other online vendors, including Amazon.

Sambient
06-23-2010, 06:01 PM
As pointed out in another thread, these look identical to the US Blues A100GT amp which is sold at Guitar Files for $80. http://www.theguitarfiles.com/product_id-2714.html

Update: I've seen it under $70 at some other online vendors, including Amazon.

Yeah, I think I pointed that out. I have one of these US Blues amps, I bought it less than a month ago. The seller was selling them for $60, but decided that if I would take it in black (I was of course drooling over the tweed), I could have it for $40. And, my black model seems to have something I've not seen on others: strap buttons.

iDavid
06-24-2010, 12:54 AM
I sent them a check for a deposit for a custom tenor or concert. (can't decide yet). THe one wiht the sound ports are called "nova." They said they will be back before July so I have time to decide. But you can get that in tenor for sure. They are really nice and I am sure they would hook you up with whatever you want. I think the Nova looks cool but its more expensive. I was explained that there are not mere holes but the ukes take much longer to be constructed with the sound ports.
Should I get tenor or concert? I want loud too but has to be "warm". I was thinking all mahogany. But would spanish cedar be better?

all good questions...

I think it is best to have on really nice concert and one reall nice tenor.

caz
06-24-2010, 08:30 AM
Those bamboo Kiwaya's look sweet!