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SuzukHammer
09-27-2010, 06:37 PM
2 Keliis. A soprano and a tenor.

From UkuleleFriend. He was having a sale and the prices were too good to pass up and I need special pricing if I have anybody ship product to me because of the import taxes.

I can only say that these are very good looking ukes. I have been practicing a few new songs and I really would like to hear the difference between my practice ukes and these Keliis.

I'm too busy with work to be able to play these until later; so, I better get my work done so I can play them ASAP.

;)

Thanks to Shawn at UkuleleFriend.

Ahnko Honu
09-27-2010, 06:45 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/GIFs/worthless.gif

cletus
09-27-2010, 06:55 PM
No pictures- ???? Bummer, bro.

SuzukHammer
09-27-2010, 09:22 PM
I thought I told you whiners I was busy. Shheez!!! ;)

The soprano is in phenomenal shape. There is some roughness in the fretboard at the 5/6 fret but I can fix that.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC05029.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC05023.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC05024.jpg

SuzukHammer
09-27-2010, 09:26 PM
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC05027.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC05026.jpg

SuzukHammer
09-27-2010, 09:44 PM
The Tenor was described as having some imperfections on the bottom of the bout. Honestly, that never bothers me and I've read on a few of the independent luthier's that a good number will have flaws - take it or leave it. I'm good with that.

I do see a flaw in this finish. There is a white mark on the wood on the side. I may ask others about this and see what can be done - or, I just live with its character. You can see it in the first photo.

Actually, to tell you the truth. I'm happy this thing has a few flaws. THe reason being is. I won't be afraid to play it now. I won't be afraid to carry it around.

I bought it to play, not to win the swimsuit competition.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC05009.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC05005.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC05013.jpg

bobj
09-27-2010, 09:49 PM
They are beautiful. How do they sound?

localfilipinopride
09-27-2010, 09:51 PM
hey if you guys are still on can u guys add me as a friend im kind da new at this so yeah i would like to know u guy
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SuzukHammer
09-27-2010, 09:53 PM
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC04997.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC05000.jpg

SuzukHammer
09-27-2010, 09:54 PM
Sound will be later.

I got to work .

hasta

joeybug
09-28-2010, 01:13 AM
Sound will be later.

I got to work .

hasta

I love these! They're so pretty :D

I have the same problem, Uke playing or uni work, so far I've compromised that if I do an hour or two of uni work I can play on my Uke!

cletus
09-28-2010, 05:06 AM
. I bought it to play, not to win the swimsuit competition.

My avatar won the swimsuit competitition last year, and look what it got him.

Skitzic
09-28-2010, 06:29 AM
I love Keli'i. Someday I will have one...it's just not in the cards right now.

Good lookin' ukes!

molokinirum
09-28-2010, 06:44 AM
Congrats!! Those are very nice looking ukes!!! How do they sound and how do they play?

bobby b
09-28-2010, 06:47 AM
Hey SuzukHammer, I played your Uke!!
I was in Oahu in July and meet up with Shawn. At the time he had 2 Kelii Tenors for sale. I bought one and looks like you got the other.
I played both of them and could not decide which one to buy, loved 'em both!
I pretty much just 'tossed a coin' to decide.
I love mine, honestly I have barely put it down since getting it!!

Mahalo

Robbie

mds725
09-28-2010, 07:14 AM
Beautiful ukuleles! Congratulations on the new additions!

mm stan
09-28-2010, 08:13 AM
Aloha SuzukHammer,
Congrats on the new additions....jus wondering if have you opened up a uke shop at your home????everywhere I hear you
bought another ukulele .....serious time to get some UAS intervention...3 months and at least thirty ukes....I thought I was
bad....now I'm feeling much better.....next to you!!! Only kidding!!Enjoy your passion and have fun!!!! MM Stan..

CTurner
09-28-2010, 08:30 AM
The Keli'i brand has such lovely and simple aesthetic. The color in those ukes is wonderful. Ukulele Friend is a site I visit often and will one day buy from--what a selection.

Thanks for those pics. I'm eager to hear the tenor especially--low g, maybe, pretty please? :)

SuzukHammer
09-28-2010, 10:36 AM
Hey SuzukHammer, I played your Uke!!
I was in Oahu in July and meet up with Shawn. At the time he had 2 Kelii Tenors for sale. I bought one and looks like you got the other.
I played both of them and could not decide which one to buy, loved 'em both!
I pretty much just 'tossed a coin' to decide.
I love mine, honestly I have barely put it down since getting it!!

Mahalo

Robbie

i like stories like this. My uke got the consolation prize. haha.

I tuned them a little but the strings are still settling in so I will give it another chance later. I have camera and lights ready. I have songs I've practiced so there is no excuse for a sound clip.

oh, that tenor. Once it got tuned up, it really sounds nice. Right away, I'm thinking. "this is my finger picking uke"

Coconut Willie
09-28-2010, 10:45 AM
Congrats on the new addition!!!! Awesome looking uke too!!