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phoenix.stu
07-01-2008, 02:28 PM
Hi guys and girls.

I just wanted to show off my new uke. I found this website while searching for more of Aldrine's vids. AND boy let me tell ya, I sure am glad I found it. Great site here.

Anyway, without further ado. Here is my new baby. 1day old.
http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/5176/dsc00124as4.jpg
http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/2883/dsc00121oa5.jpg
http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/9152/dsc00111mc6.jpg


UU Rocks!!:rock:

Look forward to chatting with everyone here.

h-drix
07-01-2008, 02:48 PM
very nice, how does it sound? i intend on getting a GS soprano later this year. love the turtles.

Poi Dog
07-01-2008, 02:49 PM
SWEET UKE!

and welcome to the site!

russ_buss
07-01-2008, 02:52 PM
wow, that's one good lookin' uke! hope to see you do some youtube videos with it.:)

oh and welcome to the UU!

mctrmt
07-01-2008, 03:06 PM
Shore is a purdy lookin' thing.

Can't wait to hear it!

NotoriousMOK
07-01-2008, 03:11 PM
Welcome to the forum!

That's one beautiful uke! Congrats!

14twelve
07-01-2008, 03:11 PM
Ooooohhh!! I love the turtles! What a great looking uke! Welcome to the forums.

phoenix.stu
07-01-2008, 03:11 PM
Thanks for the warm aloha spirit.

I really like this uke. I did loads of testing different ukes in a couple of days that one just called out to me.
It sounds great. Very warm. I will use the hilo strings that came on it for a bit and then switch over to the Aquila's that I bought. I have heard good things with Aquila.

I will post some vids in a week or so. Let me first get a couple of songs under my belt so I don't look so crazy up there. ;)

@14twelve - Here is another pic. Maybe you can see the turtles a bit better.
http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/3048/dsc00113kd4.jpg

deach
07-01-2008, 03:16 PM
WOW! I want!!!!

no_surf_today
07-01-2008, 04:02 PM
Nice. Very Nice. Congratulations.

Howlin Hobbit
07-01-2008, 04:43 PM
Wowsa. It's subtle bling. Didn't think that was possible.

Beautiful ukulele.

Kanaka916
07-01-2008, 05:04 PM
Welcome to da UU...nice and when you put on the Aquilla's, goin sound mo nice! Did you purchase in Japan or from the factory?

phoenix.stu
07-01-2008, 05:10 PM
@Howlin Hobbit - Yeah, I like the Honu accent. They have some other laser etched however, I didn't care for them because it made it look a bit too much.

@Kanaka916 - Thx. :D I wish I had the chance to get back to Hawaii this year however, getting this uke definitely put the trip off just a while longer. ;)
I bought it here in Japan.

RON<>VA
07-01-2008, 05:26 PM
Great looking uke. Now when are you going to buy your next one??:D

Plainsong
07-01-2008, 10:32 PM
Weird, I posted a reply and everything and it's gone with the wind. What I was going to say was that I just missed a brand in that "Top 5" brand threads - and that whenever I think I'm done buying ukes, the G string Honu comes to mind. I love Honus so much that 4 are inked on my leg as part of a polynesian design.

Awesome, awesome, awesome. You have incurred my permanent envy. ;)

hawaiianmusiclover06
07-02-2008, 12:06 AM
Congratulations on your 'uke! I love honus too. And welcome to the forums. I also bought my first 'uke too. Happy Strumming.

UkeNinja
07-02-2008, 12:51 AM
I bought it here in Japan.

Nice uke... is it your first one? Interesting work on that soundboard. What shop did you go to?

If more users from Japan show up, we could have a summer meet!

Kanaka916
07-02-2008, 04:40 AM
Nice uke... is it your first one? Interesting work on that soundboard.
That's a standard production design from GString (http://www.gstringukuleles.com/tatt.asp). Derek Shimizu uses laser engraved tops on his ukulele line.

phoenix.stu
07-02-2008, 05:30 AM
@hawaiianmusiclover06 - Right back at ya bud. Happy Strumming on your new uke too. :D

@UkeNinja - Yeah, it is my first ukulele. Sooooooo happy. :love:
I am a 3 chord strokin' beginner. That's ok though.
I checked around a few places and couldn't find really a good selection however, I then went to GString's japanese website and found one of their authorized delears. Heartman guitar's in Shibuya. That is where I ended up picking it up.


@Kanaka916 - I know it comes standard with their ukes however, I really like how it is bold yet very subtle at the same time. You should of seen how many teeth I had to pull(out of my wifes mouth LOL) just to convince her to let me buy this now. hihihi.
My next one, maybe next year will be a complete custom.

To everyone. Thanks for the luv. :music:

Plainsong
07-02-2008, 07:14 AM
You opened up a can of worms though. No getting little budget ukes for you, nope. With a few exceptions, they won't make you happy compared to what you have. :)

phoenix.stu
07-02-2008, 07:21 AM
You opened up a can of worms though. No getting little budget ukes for you, nope. With a few exceptions, they won't make you happy compared to what you have. :)

Yeah, that is one thing that really scares me too. Well, at least the wife put me on a no more instrument ban until next year. Funny thing is. . . I am already on a r/c ban for 2yrs.
What can I say. . . A boy and his toys.

I am very happy with the sound of this uke. I completely agree. I see that I am going to have a hard time the next go around. Well, we will see. ;)