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mendel
01-09-2011, 02:01 PM
Please excuse the reference from Waynes World. I am curious. What are your Dream Ukes??

Mine is a custom built Concert size with a look as beautiful as it's sound. I'm hoping that the Bradford Uke I am getting this year could b her. As a conversation piece, I'd love to someday own a Sceptre, and a Moore Bettah. Those are way in the future though....

chris3794
01-09-2011, 02:09 PM
the uke i've always been dreaming of is a solid koa tenor under 300 dollars :] but we all know that will never happen.

mds725
01-09-2011, 02:14 PM
My ukulele "holy grail" is a solid koa tenor "K" brand, probably a Kamaka but possibly a Koaloha. I haven't had a chance to see, let alone play, a custom Moore Bettah or most others (I did see some Mya Moe ukuleles at the Wine Country Ukulele Festival), but I can't imagine wanting something more expensive than one of the K brands.

Papa Tom
01-09-2011, 02:35 PM
I play very hard and rhythmically, so I think I would make trash out of a high-quality uke in no time. While I really like the pretty sounds that come out of pricier ukuleles played by other people, I don't think I will ever be able to play melodically and gracefully enough to make even the best instrument sound as beautiful as it should. That's why I want a happy, percussive banjolele. As noted in another thread, I've returned my first one (a GoldTone soprano) and am now in the market for another.

3nails4holes
01-09-2011, 02:56 PM
one of these:
http://www.koaloha.com/wp-content/gallery/sceptre-tenor-2010/sceptre-tenor-006.jpg

one of those:
http://www.koaloha.com/wp-content/gallery/pineapple-sunday-tenor-2010/pineapple-sunday-tenor-009.jpg

and how about a:
http://www.moorebettahukes.com/909a.JPG

and how could i possibly live without a:
http://stickersanddonuts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/3561324170_a6057ffc5d_b.jpg

oooh! and the very instructional:
http://stickersanddonuts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/moustache-ukulele-front.jpg
http://stickersanddonuts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/moustache-ukulele-back.jpg

okay. that's all for now.

Plainsong
01-09-2011, 03:18 PM
My uke wish list keeps me up at night. I've got it bad (and that ain't good).

A Mya-Moe concert. Probably a classic, but maybe blingless. With pickup because why not. And I imagine it as a blondie. I love the idea of mango and the look of blond myrtle. I'll keep an open mind there. And I want more blond on the headstock logo of the two colors. I could save money by going blingless but I've always wanted maple binding. If you want maple binding then when having one built is the time to get it. I loved the maple binding on my old MP uke. I'm thinking mostly of the fretboard in this case.

After that, it's up in the air. I should get a tenor, because it's a tenor. That would perhaps be a Kamaka or a Collings. I've ruled out Koaloha because of the nut width. I've got a 1.5" nut on the Kanile'a already. It's wonderful and nice for variety but I prefer the smaller size.

And a Kamaka concert, because it's the first uke I ever noticed. I got the idea originally from George in the Beatles Anthology. It holds a special place for me even though I've never played one and people pull me aside specifically to tell me not to buy a Kamaka. I can't help it. It just calls to me. It's also THE benchmark. There are better concert ukes and worse concert ukes, but it's the benchmark. A minus is those stupid cotton-filled tuners. And you can't change em because Kamaka and Schaller are like peas and carrots.

Or maybe I'd switch those around and get a Collings concert and a Kamaka tenor. But I'm apprehensive about doing that because I love the Mainland so much, I don't want another mahogany concert getting in the way of that. But oh, what a problem to have. :)

I'd like to have a Koaloha, but I don't see where one fits in. I feel better about that now because my husband could have the D-VI, and so we'd have one in the house and I can hear it being played.

After that, I'd be done. I want there to be a stopping point. I'd rather play the instruments and have them be keepers. Obviously these all hit the wallet pretty hard. No huge shopping sprees for me.

janeray1940
01-09-2011, 04:10 PM
Oh man. I seriously thought I already had the uke of my dreams (Kamaka concert). Then I discovered this custom red Collings UC-3 (http://www.acousticmusicworks.com/UC3custom170.html), and decided I needed to dream BIG.

wickedwahine11
01-09-2011, 04:15 PM
And a Kamaka concert, because it's the first uke I ever noticed. I got the idea originally from George in the Beatles Anthology. It holds a special place for me even though I've never played one and people pull me aside specifically to tell me not to buy a Kamaka.

Might I ask why? A lot of us here on UU have Kamakas and love them. I much prefer my Kamaka over my Kanile'a or KoAloha (but admittedly my KoAloha is not a tenor so that might be a case of apples v. oranges).

Plainsong
01-09-2011, 04:27 PM
It's easier to answer that in a PM, sending one your way soonishly. :)

Bosconian91
01-09-2011, 04:29 PM
one of these:

http://www.moorebettahukes.com/909a.JPG



Yup, me too!

mm stan
01-09-2011, 04:52 PM
Aloha Mendel,
My choice of a dream uke would be, not so much of maker or brand....just simply to sound devine....I'm a simple guy....who's looking for a complex, clean, crisp, clear, individual notes with a hint of richness...Happy Strummings..MM Stan
Maybe Chuck is the man....

pdxuke
01-09-2011, 05:04 PM
I'm lucky, because I have most of my dream ukes. But I'd LOVE a vintage Kamaka pineapple with the pineapple decal!

How about this one?

http://elderly.com/vintage/names/kamaka-special-pineapple-soprano-ukulele-(1930's)--180U-901.htm

chris3794
01-09-2011, 05:35 PM
also, the one that everyone wants - jake shimabukuro signature kamaka :]. hmmm. even if i ever win the lottery and buy it using half of the money i won, i probably wouldn't play it... just keep it in a glass case...

Kanaka916
01-09-2011, 06:19 PM
Please excuse the reference from Waynes World. I am curious. What are your Dream Ukes??

Mine is a custom built Concert size with a look as beautiful as it's sound. I'm hoping that the Bradford Uke I am getting this year could b her. As a conversation piece, I'd love to someday own a Sceptre, and a Moore Bettah. Those are way in the future though....

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?19922-Dream-Uke/
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?21934-What-s-your-dream-uke/
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?10285-Dream-Uke!
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?23017-If-you-could-have-any-uke.../

TCK
01-09-2011, 07:50 PM
Already have it I figure
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=17914&d=1290393606
But I will continue buying them because my bank account hates to be flush

3nails4holes
01-09-2011, 07:55 PM
hey i just remembered this one.

it's a la'au ku'i (means "bringing together) from koaloha. it's made from ebony, spruce, mango, coco bola and hawaiian koa.

http://www.koaloha.com/wp-content/gallery/laau_kui_custom/laau_kui_custom_002.jpg

sweet!

mds725
01-09-2011, 09:21 PM
It's easier to answer that in a PM, sending one your way soonishly. :)

Actually, I'm curious as well, seeing as how I'm planning to buy a Kamaka. Could you please let me know as well why people keep telling you not to buy a Kamaka? Thanks!

beergeek
01-09-2011, 10:32 PM
A Kiwaya Tenor 3M style....

Teek
01-09-2011, 10:34 PM
I guess my dream uke is the one I will be able to play with some kind of semblance of talent. I figure I'll give it 10 years, see if I'm still here, still have a uke, and the arthritis is manageable.

I do wish sometimes that someday my mom would let me have her Martin bari, but due to unfortunate circumstances, likely not.

BUT I'm very happy with the ukes I have!

janeray1940
01-10-2011, 04:35 AM
Actually, I'm curious as well, seeing as how I'm planning to buy a Kamaka. Could you please let me know as well why people keep telling you not to buy a Kamaka? Thanks!

Me three! I've got two and can't imagine there's anything I'd love playing more.

mendel
01-10-2011, 10:01 AM
I want to know too!!! Someone please PM me!!!

Plainsong
01-10-2011, 10:11 AM
LOL, I have no dirt on Kamaka. Is there such a thing as having dirt on Kamaka? If there is, I don't have it. :)

My "one woman's struggle to find her ukulele path" is just mine, just what I've learned. I've learned that I should stop giving a rip what other people think of the ukulele I want! :D

johntz
01-10-2011, 10:14 AM
A Chuck Moore NSB Tenor. Nothing fancy, just his perfect work. :)

Pukulele Pete
01-10-2011, 10:20 AM
A " Le Noir " made by Pete Howlett .

Ingrate
01-10-2011, 10:41 AM
..because I'm content with my KoAloha Pineapple and Eleuke Pineapple (both soprano). The Eleuke is my workhorse for learning & practicing. The KoAloha's for when I want to reward myself for the hard work.

sukie
01-10-2011, 11:52 AM
I have my dream ukulele. It's a Moore Bettah. I got a super-concert. It sounds beautiful and the inlay work is stunning. I have no desire to play any other ukulele.

Plainsong
01-10-2011, 11:59 AM
I tried to find some pictures of Kamaka concert ukes in compromising positions. I did find one lying in bed with a Tangi and a Kanile'a too. ;)

You're lucky to have that Flamingo uke. I feel lucky to have the ukes I have, but I do wish for the ones on the list. It's a long term list though.

haolejohn
01-10-2011, 12:00 PM
I have my dream ukulele. It's a Moore Bettah. I got a super-concert. It sounds beautiful and the inlay work is stunning. I have no desire to play any other ukulele.

yeah, your MB has made me want to hold on and save up for a MB when i do decide to get my custom.

BadLands Bart
01-10-2011, 12:46 PM
I have my dream ukulele. It's a Moore Bettah.

The same here....a Moore Bettah!!!!!