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Craig
07-02-2010, 03:18 AM
It should be here by Wednesday or Thursday!
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RevWill
07-02-2010, 03:30 AM
Wow, that's gorgeous!

Craig
07-02-2010, 03:43 AM
Thanks Will! It's been two years, ten months in the making.

Ukulele Dude
07-02-2010, 04:04 AM
Looks amazing Craig. I hope you like the sound too. I'll be interested to hear what you think of the port orford cedar.

Are those bridge pins? I don't think I've seen those on a Ko'olau before. Did you request them?

Ahnko Honu
07-02-2010, 04:34 AM
NICE. Now I have pineapple envy. ;)

Lori
07-02-2010, 05:31 AM
Really beautiful! Congratulations.
–Lori

molokinirum
07-02-2010, 05:33 AM
Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I hope that you will be able to put up a video so we can hear that sweet sound!!!!

Congrats!!

Uncle Rod Higuchi
07-02-2010, 06:52 AM
Congratulations!

A very beautiful instrument, indeed!

mailman
07-02-2010, 10:16 AM
Absolutely stunning! Love the binding, especially the bound fretbaord/neck. Love the abalone. Love the wood grain. Love the uke!

What exactly are the woods used? What is the scale length? Must see a video. Not an option. Must see (don't make me come over there)....

Craig
07-02-2010, 11:49 AM
The back and sides are Brazilian rosewood. The top is Port Orford spruce. The binding is Koa and the fretboard, bridge and faceplate are ebony. I have to get it first before I can post a video...but will do!

Craig
07-02-2010, 12:53 PM
Yes, those are bridge pins. I also have them on my other Ko'olau. They're a standard option.

Craig
07-02-2010, 12:54 PM
Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I hope that you will be able to put up a video so we can hear that sweet sound!!!!

Congrats!!

I soon as I get it and let the strings settle!

clayton56
07-02-2010, 08:59 PM
Congrrratulations, you really went all-out! What a beauty.

beergeek
07-02-2010, 11:51 PM
All I can say is wow! That's a really beautiful and unique instrument. It's also a really fine combination of woods. I can't imagine it sounding anything less than spectacular. Congrats!

ukeeku
07-03-2010, 11:39 AM
Is it a concert?

Craig
07-03-2010, 12:04 PM
Is it a concert?
Nope! It's a tenor.

StereoJoker
07-03-2010, 12:05 PM
NICE. Now I have pineapple envy.

When do you not have pineapple envy? Please let me know, because on that day, I'd be very interested in taking some photographs of some flying pigs. ;)


It's been two years, ten months in the making.

Hot diggity dog, that's patient! But it sure looks like a painstaking near-three years. So, so lovely! (Yum slotted pineapple headstock! :drool:)

haolejohn
07-03-2010, 12:44 PM
That is a beauty. Hope you enjoy it.

mm stan
07-03-2010, 03:43 PM
Aloha Craig,
Thanks for sharing your beautiful ukulele...that custom was well worth the wait...Beautful
wood and the binding as well , especially the curl in both .. I like the contrast in the binding and
that stringer in the middle of the book matched back. With those awesome gold tuners, HMMMMM
very salavating....Must have cost a pretty penny know, my guess $2500.00 Am I close....
Anyways enjoy!! MM Stan..

Craig
07-03-2010, 04:00 PM
....Must have cost a pretty penny...

Let's say the 2 year 10 month waiting period allowed me enough time to save up for it.

mm stan
07-03-2010, 05:02 PM
Man you've got some patience!! Never rush the luthier and you will be rewarded
at the end!!! and you sure did by 10 times....it's jaw dropping beautiful....it's must
also have a killer sound too.well balanced rich low tones and crisp high tones..
How's is it for picking, clear note separation... MM Stan...

experimentjon
07-04-2010, 12:26 AM
Definitely one of the top 3 pineapple ukuleles that I have ever seen. The Brazillian Rosewood is beautiful.

Pippin
07-04-2010, 02:37 AM
What a beauty. Craig, I am sure that you'll make wonderful music together.

Craig
07-04-2010, 03:38 AM
Man you've got some patience!! Never rush the luthier and you will be rewarded
at the end!!! and you sure did by 10 times....it's jaw dropping beautiful....it's must
also have a killer sound too.well balanced rich low tones and crisp high tones..
How's is it for picking, clear note separation... MM Stan...

I'll post a video once I get it and the strings are settled. The long wait allowed me time to save my pennies.

SailQwest
07-04-2010, 04:31 AM
That is one gorgeous pineapple! Yummy!

guitharsis
07-04-2010, 03:12 PM
So pretty. Love the woods used and the decorative accents. Congrats!

Craig
07-04-2010, 05:19 PM
So pretty. Love the woods used and the decorative accents. Congrats!

Thanks much!

Craig
07-05-2010, 12:28 PM
Man you've got some patience!! Never rush the luthier and you will be rewarded
at the end!!! and you sure did by 10 times....MM Stan...

Honestly, the wait wasn't a problem! I mean, I already own a Ko'olau that I LOVE! Matter of fact, I'm going to have to figure out how I'm going to divide up my time between the two! I don't want them to get jealous!...;) BTW, John K. is GREAT to work with. I always receive speedy responses (within 24 hours) and his instruments are always (this will be our fourth, including Pono) are spectacular!

deach
07-06-2010, 01:44 AM
I'm all lusty now.

telebob
07-06-2010, 02:18 AM
Wow! wow! wow! An absolutely exquisite instrument. Thassa one Mighty F.I.N.E. uke. I know for certain you will enjoy that masterpiece of a music maker! VeRy Sweet!

Mandarb
07-06-2010, 03:51 AM
Looks beautiful. Enjoy!

Craig
07-07-2010, 09:27 AM
Just got my UPS tracking numbers! Anytime between 9AM and 7PM tomorrow....Oh the anticipation!