View Full Version : New uke day!

10-20-2010, 12:12 AM
It's the first time I'm saying this! I was seriously considering the KA-SC, and I was really going to pay for it with my own money, it was within the budget and everything. BUT. I just got my exam results back, and my mum was pretty pleased, so she got me a KA-FMC(Spruce top with spalted maple back and sides)! It's so gorgeous, I've taken some photos with my brother's camera, but it's in a format my computer can't read, so I'll do something about that and post them later! The back is completely symmetrical, and it just screamed at me the minute I saw it. Bought it from a local uke shop, they had a lot of Kalas and the mahogany Mainland too, along with some Ohanas, Eleukes and Anuenue(?).

I tried the Classic Mahogany Concert Mainland with the slotted headstock, but somehow it didn't hit me like the KA-FMC did. I love how it's really loud, but it's a little mellower than the KA-SC, which sounded a little too bright for me, and it's just beautiful. The tuning pegs are so smooth, and I'm just so taken by it :D

Will post pictures once I can get them sorted out!

10-20-2010, 12:47 AM
Congrats... It sounds perfect! Go Mom and good grades!

Hippie Dribble
10-20-2010, 12:54 AM
awesome news ytmr!!!!

sounds like you've got the perfect uke for you there; flame maple with spruce top...nice balance of mellow and crunch..great choice!

looking forward to your pictures!!! And congratulations on the good exam results.

And thanks mum!!! :o

10-20-2010, 02:20 AM
Congrats !

10-20-2010, 02:34 AM
Congrats on the grades and new uke.
Those ukes really do have a great sound.

10-20-2010, 03:31 AM

I know the photos look a little odd, I can't take photos for nuts! :D

10-20-2010, 03:33 AM
Thanks everyone!

10-20-2010, 03:34 AM
Hey ytmr,

I bet you must be singing with joy now eh? :) Have fun with the new uke!

10-20-2010, 03:55 AM
Yes, I've been playing with it, and it's so amazing!

10-20-2010, 03:59 AM
Beautiful, ENJOY!

10-20-2010, 03:59 AM
Wonderful! Have you met up with the folks at Ukulelemovement yet? They seem like a really friendly and helpful couple.

10-20-2010, 04:00 AM
ahh, i remember that feeling so well. prepare to loose some sleep and for some sore finger tips. :D

10-20-2010, 04:20 AM
Looks great. Glad to hear you are enjoying your new uke. Good job with your grades and don't forget to give your Mom a hug in thanks.

mm stan
10-20-2010, 04:37 AM
Aloha YTMR,
Thanks for sharing....Your ukulele looks so beautiful and awesome...you must be excited and havin fun playing it....Congrats on the good grades and you have a wonderful mom...make sure to
tell her that......BTW, the pic's looks fine and thanks for sharing that too...Stan...

Mr Bill
10-20-2010, 04:39 AM
hi Ymtr,

Thanks for the pic link.
Super nice looking uke.
Best of luck with it.


10-20-2010, 05:18 AM
Congrats on your new uke day, good grades and a great Mum!!!!!!!
Nice job!!

10-20-2010, 06:11 AM
I have the tenor version of that one. it is indeed an awesome uke :D

10-21-2010, 12:07 AM
My fingertips are a little sore today, but it's welcomed, the uke is so beautiful I really can't bear to put it aside! By the way, lexxy, I bought my uke from them, and they were really really helpful!

10-21-2010, 12:33 AM
Awesome ytmr! Enjoy it! Kai Xing de wan :)

10-21-2010, 02:56 AM
Great looking uke! btw tell your mom we all want to be adopted!