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pepamahina
01-29-2011, 04:34 AM
Elderly finally has some kamakas in stock, all 3 sizes. They've been out of stock for months, so if you've been waiting, here's your chance.

mm stan
01-29-2011, 05:38 AM
Aloha Paper Moon,
Thanks for the heads up.....http://elderly.com/search/elderly?terms=kamakas+new
Happy Strummings!! MM Stan..

Nephidoc
01-29-2011, 06:44 AM
I'm really thinking about that HF-3.
How can I get that home and switch it out for my Lehua tenor without my wife noticing?
If anyone knows.... let me know!

Stan

pdxuke
01-29-2011, 06:46 AM
no pineapples :-(

pepamahina
01-29-2011, 07:11 AM
no pineapples :-(

Yeah I know...sorry about that. A pineapple is what I would want to. If you are a fan of Kamaka pineapples than you have to see this one:
http://elderly.com/vintage/items/180U-901.htm
I had them get it out for me when I was at Elderly so I could play with it. I thought about selling my car on the spot so I could come up with the cash to take it home with me, but I didn't want to walk. She's a beauty.

pdxuke
01-29-2011, 07:16 AM
Yeah I know...sorry about that. A pineapple is what I would want to. If you are a fan of Kamaka pineapples than you have to see this one:
http://elderly.com/vintage/items/180U-901.htm
I had them get it out for me when I was at Elderly so I could play with it. I thought about selling my car on the spot so I could come up with the cash to take it home with me, but I didn't want to walk. She's a beauty.

Boy howdy, yes, that's fantastic. I've been drooling over that for a while. Did you also play this one?
http://elderly.com/vintage/names/kamaka-special-pineapple-ukprano-ukulele-%281930%27s%29--180U-1389.htm
Closer to the budget--I really, really want a vintage one...

Ronnie Aloha
01-29-2011, 07:39 AM
I'm really thinking about that HF-3.
How can I get that home and switch it out for my Lehua tenor without my wife noticing?
If anyone knows.... let me know!

Stan

The secret is to have so many ukes in your collection that she never notices one more...

pepamahina
01-29-2011, 02:08 PM
Boy howdy, yes, that's fantastic. I've been drooling over that for a while. Did you also play this one?
http://elderly.com/vintage/names/kamaka-special-pineapple-ukprano-ukulele-%281930%27s%29--180U-1389.htm
Closer to the budget--I really, really want a vintage one...

Actually, yeah, I did play that one too! I didn't care for it. I remember thinking that I thought a vintage kamaka should sound better. However, if I recall correctly it didn't have particularly great strings, which can really make all of the difference. Actually, after drooling over a number of the vintage ukes at Elderly online and then getting to play them in person, I really learned that buying a vintage uke without holding it in my hands and playing it first wasn't a good idea for me. Ukes that I thought I would love really bombed, while others I hadn't considered surprised me. As far as this particular uke is concerned, if it were me, I would rather have a new Kamaka pineapple. Might want to keep looking?

pdxuke
01-29-2011, 02:43 PM
Actually, yeah, I did play that one too! I didn't care for it. I remember thinking that I thought a vintage kamaka should sound better. However, if I recall correctly it didn't have particularly great strings, which can really make all of the difference. Actually, after drooling over a number of the vintage ukes at Elderly online and then getting to play them in person, I really learned that buying a vintage uke without holding it in my hands and playing it first wasn't a good idea for me. Ukes that I thought I would love really bombed, while others I hadn't considered surprised me. As far as this particular uke is concerned, if it were me, I would rather have a new Kamaka pineapple. Might want to keep looking?

perhaps that's why it;s still there. But then again, it could be the strings... And after playing a $6000 uke, that may have been a factor :-)

pepamahina
01-29-2011, 02:58 PM
perhaps that's why it;s still there. But then again, it could be the strings... And after playing a $6000 uke, that may have been a factor :-)


This uke was actually on the floor, rather than in the back room at the time I was there, so it hasn't sold itself very well. But still, you could satisfy your curiosity and give it a try. I think Elderly has a 48 hour satisfaction guaranteed return policy. You could try putting some new strings on it. Who knows? Maybe this is the one for you!

pdxuke
01-29-2011, 03:04 PM
This uke was actually on the floor, rather than in the back room at the time I was there, so it hasn't sold itself very well. But still, you could satisfy your curiosity and give it a try. I think Elderly has a 48 hour satisfaction guaranteed return policy. You could try putting some new strings on it. Who knows? Maybe this is the one for you!

Or, maybe it's this one:

http://www.gryphonstrings.com/instpix/34862/3486221.jpg

pepamahina
01-29-2011, 03:59 PM
Or, maybe it's this one:

http://www.gryphonstrings.com/instpix/34862/3486221.jpg

Now you're talking! ;)