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danged
11-06-2010, 11:47 AM
Just got #25/100 custom Kamaka Jake Shimabukuro Signature Ukulele. I won a lottery to purchase one of these almost 5 years ago, and here it is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5eOP-OhZAA

monty
11-06-2010, 11:53 AM
Enjoy it mate, that thing is beautiful!
I'm jealous!

lambchop
11-06-2010, 12:01 PM
I am so jealous, but, seriously, good for you - this is wonderful and I hope you enjoy it. Mike

RyRod
11-06-2010, 12:35 PM
That's so awesome! have fun with it. It's a beauty.

pulelehua
11-06-2010, 01:02 PM
Am I the only one thinking, sell it and get:

a Moore Bettah soprano
a Kamaka pineapple
a KoAloha concert
a Mya-Moe resonator
an MP tenor
and a used car

???

70sSanO
11-06-2010, 01:18 PM
Am I the only one thinking, sell it and get:

a Moore Bettah soprano
a Kamaka pineapple
a KoAloha concert
a Mya-Moe resonator
an MP tenor
and a used car


...Yes.

John

Dane
11-06-2010, 01:36 PM
Beautiful, and sounds superb.

dkcrown
11-06-2010, 02:34 PM
Simply magnificent Danged. This is the second Jake Kamaka that I have seen in a thread on the forum. I don't recall who the other lucky member was that got one. I hope that it was worth the wait.

telebob
11-06-2010, 02:56 PM
Stunning! A visual delight and I'm certain it nearly plays itself with a magic mojo! :cool::drool:

UkeSoCrazy
11-06-2010, 03:01 PM
:drool:!!Hot!!:drool:

thejumpingflea
11-06-2010, 03:13 PM
Oooh.

I want one.

KikonuMedia
11-06-2010, 04:24 PM
Oh man you are lucky! My friend also has a Jake Shimabukuro Kamaka and it plays so good. Its the best ukulele I've played so far!

haolejohn
11-06-2010, 04:31 PM
Just got #25/100 custom Kamaka Jake Shimabukuro Signature Ukulele. I won a lottery to purchase one of these almost 5 years ago, and here it is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5eOP-OhZAA

That is simply beautiful. Your playing was even better than the uke looks.

Do you know why they didn't go with a slotted headstock?

haolejohn
11-06-2010, 04:33 PM
Simply magnificent Danged. This is the second Jake Kamaka that I have seen in a thread on the forum. I don't recall who the other lucky member was that got one. I hope that it was worth the wait.

Kaleo I believe who got one as well.

chris3794
11-06-2010, 04:52 PM
-super jealous-
congratulations though

mm stan
11-06-2010, 05:31 PM
Aloha Brah,
Mann..Sooo Jealous....congats...Have Fun and enjoy!!! Happy Strummings...Thanks for sharing....MM Stan..
Ho'o lono ana i ke Kani hone hone a ka ukulele...

bnicholas26
11-06-2010, 05:38 PM
get jake to sign it for good luck

vacuousnacho
11-06-2010, 05:52 PM
Wow dude, that is a beautiful uke, it sounds amazing too. I don't even want to look at it anymore though cause it makes me want it so bad. >_>

Landshark
11-06-2010, 06:13 PM
beautiful uke, enjoy

GX9901
11-06-2010, 07:09 PM
That is simply beautiful. Your playing was even better than the uke looks.

Do you know why they didn't go with a slotted headstock?

My guess is that they wanted Jake's uke to be unique. For the price it would have been nice to see this signature model with maybe an unbound slotted headstock (to differenciate from Jake's) with those Gilbert tuners. But it is a great looking and sounding ukulele and I'm sure everyone who was lucky enough to get one is extremely happy with it.

Lexxy
11-06-2010, 09:08 PM
My guess is that they wanted Jake's uke to be unique. For the price it would have been nice to see this signature model with maybe an unbound slotted headstock (to differenciate from Jake's) with those Gilbert tuners. But it is a great looking and sounding ukulele and I'm sure everyone who was lucky enough to get one is extremely happy with it.

I actually contacted Kamaka about customs.. Seems like they DON'T do slotted headstocks..Possibly only the artists that get sponsored, are allowed to choose?

danged
11-07-2010, 08:46 AM
I was actually expecting a slotted headstock, the headstock it came with was Jake's personal headstock at the time the uke was designed by Casey Kamaka.

haolejohn
11-07-2010, 11:14 AM
I was actually expecting a slotted headstock, the headstock it came with was Jake's personal headstock at the time the uke was designed by Casey Kamaka.

That makes since. I do like that black head stock though. It is still unique in it's own way.

pulelehua
11-07-2010, 11:30 AM
...Yes.

John

K. Just checking. ;)

mm stan
11-07-2010, 12:09 PM
That makes since. I do like that black head stock though. It is still unique in it's own way.

I'm with John on this one, I'm not a big fan of those big slotted headstocks either....sorry just my preference....

Dane
11-07-2010, 01:42 PM
Yeah that headstock is just unbearable, you just hand it off to me and I'll dispose of the uke.

But on a serious note, I do really like that headstock. I like slotted headstocks a lot, but I would take a classy kamaka headstock like that over a slotted any day.

The_Oddness_of_It_All
11-08-2010, 05:02 AM
wow... thats all I can say

mwaller
11-08-2010, 05:17 AM
Just got #25/100 custom Kamaka Jake Shimabukuro Signature Ukulele. I won a lottery to purchase one of these almost 5 years ago, and here it is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5eOP-OhZAA

That is beautiful!
The finish looks better than Kamaka production ukes. Did they use a pore filler to get a perfectly smooth finish?
Mika

Mandarb
11-08-2010, 06:32 AM
Congrats! The uke looks and sounds great. Hope you are enjoying it after the long wait.

Coconut Willie
11-08-2010, 07:05 AM
Congrats on your "Jake" That is a very beautiful looking uke and it sounds amazing!!!

Coconut Willie
11-08-2010, 07:06 AM
Do you know what type of strings are on it???????

BadLands Bart
11-08-2010, 07:21 AM
WOW!!! That is incredible, congratulations!!!!!

danged
11-08-2010, 11:18 AM
Do you know what type of strings are on it???????

Jake's strings, D'addario Classical Guitar strings repackaged for Kamaka.

Scottiver
11-08-2010, 09:50 PM
Wow that is awesome. I remember when they had that drawing, I signed up for it at the time and was secretly scared that I would be chosen because of the cost, but now that I see it I wish I had gotten the chance to get one.

Diamond Head
12-05-2010, 06:31 AM
Looks like one just came up for sale on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280599614831

Dane
12-05-2010, 06:59 AM
Looks like one just came up for sale on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280599614831

You would think they would take more photos of it wouldn't you?

ukecantdothat
12-05-2010, 07:36 AM
Major drool factor on that baby. What I call one of those "no excuses" instruments, if you know what I mean. I'm with the crowd here who doesn't care much for the slotted headstocks, but with that grain and finish, who's looking at the headstock, anyway?

Enjoy!

Ingrate
12-05-2010, 07:54 AM
Major drool factor on that baby. What I call one of those "no excuses" instruments, if you know what I mean. I'm with the crowd here who doesn't care much for the slotted headstocks, but with that grain and finish, who's looking at the headstock, anyway?

It ain't slotted, so bid away!

I could afford that thing, but would never reveal it. I'm nowhere near good enough to play it. (and my initials are JS, too!)

marymac
12-05-2010, 08:06 AM
It ain't slotted, so bid away!

I could afford that thing, but would never reveal it. I'm nowhere near good enough to play it.

I could only afford it if I sold every uke I have (and some other stuff too) but like you say, if I owned a $6500 uke I couldn't take it anywhere because I couldn't play it like it should be played (great). But it really is a thing of beauty. Just be sure you add it to your homeowners/renter's insurance policy specifically. And if you don't have insurance you might want to get it on this baby!

JT_Ukes
12-05-2010, 08:25 AM
Looks like one just came up for sale on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280599614831

The pic in the e-bay listing is the same picture posted in this thread, just with the background cropped out... so either the OP is seeling, or someone lifted the pic to sell one he hasn't got yet, (or scam someone).


Hmmm.. :) i love a mistery....

haole
12-05-2010, 08:29 AM
You would think they would take more photos of it wouldn't you?

Why take pictures of a $6500 instrument when you can just swipe existing ones from this thread, edit out the background, and use a generic description? Unless this is the OP's own auction and he's already selling off his Jake model, that auction is way fishy.

Ronnie Aloha
12-05-2010, 08:58 AM
$6,500? That's at least two or more Moore Bettahs!

Dane
12-05-2010, 09:02 AM
I doubt its the OP, if it was the OP they would probably just post the pictures the way it is. No reason to edit out the backgrounds unless you're 1: super anal, or 2: stole them and hoping no one will notice.

OldePhart
12-05-2010, 10:13 AM
If I'm going to pay $6500 for an instrument it had better danged well have my name or initials on it! Jakes a great guy and an amazing player, and I'm sure it's an amazing uke, but I've just never understood why anyone would pay hard cash to have something with someone else's name on it. :shrug:


John

Ingrate
12-05-2010, 11:33 AM
If I'm going to pay $6500 for an instrument it had better danged well have my name or initials on it! Jakes a great guy and an amazing player, and I'm sure it's an amazing uke, but I've just never understood why anyone would pay hard cash to have something with someone else's name on it. :shrug:


John

You know, maybe I should buy it. My initials really are JS.

JoeOahu
12-05-2010, 06:40 PM
You should go get it signed by Jake.
Up its value a bit? :)

JT_Ukes
12-05-2010, 06:58 PM
You should go get it signed by Jake.
Up its value a bit? :)

it is... on the lable inside

haolejohn
12-05-2010, 07:05 PM
The pic in the e-bay listing is the same picture posted in this thread, just with the background cropped out... so either the OP is seeling, or someone lifted the pic to sell one he hasn't got yet, (or scam someone).


Hmmm.. :) i love a mistery....

Where is experimentjon when you need him?


Jon...Oh Jon, We have a mystery involving ukes:)

70sSanO
12-06-2010, 08:44 AM
Out of curiosity, I sent a question to the seller asking... of the 100 made what is the number of the ukulele he is selling? I haven't heard back yet.

The OP had #25 and lives in San Francisco.

The auction has the location of the auction ukulele in Hawaii.

John

Gmoney
12-06-2010, 09:21 AM
And this "seller's" history shows that he's only ever dealt in trivial or COUNTERFEIT (coach purses for $35!) items.

Dane
12-06-2010, 10:56 AM
And this "seller's" history shows that he's only ever dealt in trivial or COUNTERFEIT (coach purses for $35!) items.

uh oh, that dont sound good