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cletus
03-06-2011, 04:35 AM
Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmbpLO6RBeA&feature=player_embedded

Any thoughts/opinions on the uke? I think it's pretty danged cool.

dkcrown
03-06-2011, 05:21 AM
I beilieve it comes from Shinji Takahashi of T's Guitars/ukuleles in Japan. He is a very fine builder. I believe they also manufacture all of the Kiwaya line for the US.

Snorky
03-06-2011, 05:27 AM
Would really love one of their electric ukuleles :)

OldePhart
03-06-2011, 09:15 AM
I beilieve it comes from Shinji Takahashi of T's Guitars/ukuleles in Japan. He is a very fine builder. I believe they also manufacture all of the Kiwaya line for the US.

I was going to say it looks very very similar to my Kiwaya longneck soprano.

The highest fret is interesting, though. I wonder what the point of shortening it on the "G" side was? Granted, you probably couldn't reach it on the G string but it's curious that they'd shorten it.

John

casarole45
03-06-2011, 09:36 AM
I wonder what the point of shortening it on the "G" side was? Granted, you probably couldn't reach it on the G string but it's curious that they'd shorten it.

John

Probably just something to make it stand out from other ukes and make you remember it.

Matey commented on his vid saying the uke is a T's Guiter JS-200 custum (Soprano Longneck) + Daddario J65.

Didn't like it much sounds or looks I have to admit. I don't like empty fret boards. I think my ears are getting more used to concert ukes now also.