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pdxuke
03-18-2011, 02:44 PM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=21674&d=1300495199

IT HAS ARRIVED!

And, ain't she purty?

Gryphon took good care of me--it's perfect. Threw in a bunch of Strings too. Happy ending.

I'm playing it now with the Kamaka strings, and guess what? I'm keeping them on for a while. I like them!
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Plainsong
03-18-2011, 02:54 PM
That's a straight grain you don't see everyday. :) Congrats... take two!

janeray1940
03-18-2011, 02:58 PM
Yay! That grain is so cool. I take it this one's a keeper :)

pdxuke
03-18-2011, 03:01 PM
Yay! That grain is so cool. I take it this one's a keeper :)

Oh my yes--this is a keeper! The grain reminds me of my bride's (of 27 years) hair :love:

Toucan Mango
03-18-2011, 03:17 PM
Wow, another very nice Kamaka! congrats!

mds725
03-18-2011, 03:28 PM
Beautiful ukulele. I guess it sounds as good as the one you had to send back.

mm stan
03-18-2011, 03:33 PM
Aloha Thom,
Glad everything worked out fine for you...and what a good company Grypon is and their customer service...would you like to give thema shout out????
Thanks for sharing you experience with us and Happy Strummings..MM Stan..

Ronnie Aloha
03-18-2011, 03:37 PM
Great day in the life of a uker!

pdxuke
03-18-2011, 03:38 PM
Aloha Thom,
Glad everything worked out fine for you...and what a good company Grypon is and their customer service...would you like to give thema shout out????
Thanks for sharing you experience with us and Happy Strummings..MM Stan..

Yes, Gryphon deserves the shout out. They did right by me--even threw in some sets of strings.

Also, FYI: "The white spots on the old uke are little bubbles where the solvent from one spraying hadn't fully aspirated before they sprayed the second coat.."
That from Gryphon. "Tiny Bubbles" :-)

pdxuke
03-18-2011, 03:40 PM
Beautiful ukulele. I guess it sounds as good as the one you had to send back.

It is indeed every bit as good. In fact, I think the set up is better-- or perhaps it's the Kamaka strings. I actually like them!

molokinirum
03-18-2011, 03:40 PM
Awesome Kamaka uke!! Really love that grain too! Glad everything worked at well for you and you are a happy Kamaka owner!!!

ryansuzukamusic
03-18-2011, 03:42 PM
I dunno what happened w/ a previous Kamaka but that one looks amazing! Congrats on owning an amazing instrument!
-Ryan Suzuka
http://www.youtube.com/ryansuzukamusic

pdxuke
03-18-2011, 03:56 PM
Glad everything worked at well for you and you are a happy Kamaka owner!!!

a Kamaka owner x2! :-)

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hmgberg
03-18-2011, 03:59 PM
Perfect! That's the ukulele you were supposed to get. The Kamaka strings have a nice traditional sound to them.

Huna
03-18-2011, 04:09 PM
congratulations on that fine instrument!

uncle phil
03-18-2011, 06:33 PM
So glad you are happy with this one! And not a little envious!!

RyanMFT
03-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Congrats! I knew Gryphon would do right by you, they are really everything a good music shop should be. They treat ukulele players with the same respect as guys who come in for top of the line Martin guitars! Every time I go there they make me feel like I am a musician (which is a bit of a stretch)!

sonicbaker
03-18-2011, 08:25 PM
Looking good!

Tack
03-18-2011, 08:35 PM
Heartfelt congratulations. You did the right thing; you addressed the problem maturely and gryphon responded likewise. It is a magnificent looking beast! Would LOVE to hear how it sounds. Well done :)

brucemoffatt
03-18-2011, 08:57 PM
Excellent outcome, and such a fine looking instrument. I'm so glad for you that it has all worked out so well. Congrats also to Gryphon for rising up to the situation so well.

dip.mojica
03-18-2011, 09:58 PM
awesome! congrats on the uke! glad you were taken care of!

Mandarb
03-19-2011, 02:41 AM
Congrats on the new uke. Looks great. Glad to gear everything worked out well.

guitharsis
03-19-2011, 03:20 AM
Very nice! Enjoy it.

joeybug
03-19-2011, 03:42 AM
Congrats on the new Uke, that's one fine looking Uke :drool: Glad it all worked out for you!

Mason671
03-19-2011, 03:53 AM
Glad you were able to get it all worked out. Congrats on your new ukulele, she's a beauty!

didgeridoo2
03-19-2011, 10:25 AM
Congrats on the new Kamaka Thom. Next stop - Tenors. You know you're gonna get one, eventually...

Love my KoAloha Tenor.

Or perhaps a resophonic?

Time to enjoy the beauties you have.

uke552
03-19-2011, 10:56 AM
Wow...keeper for sure. Congrats on a very beautiful uke. Please post some sound clips...

mds725
03-19-2011, 11:33 AM
It is indeed every bit as good. In fact, I think the set up is better-- or perhaps it's the Kamaka strings. I actually like them!

Good to hear. I remember that you liked the sound of the "unaspirated" ukulele so much that you were worried that a replacement ukulele might not sound as good.

pdxuke
03-19-2011, 02:50 PM
Congrats on the new Kamaka Thom. Next stop - Tenors. You know you're gonna get one, eventually...

Love my KoAloha Tenor.

Or perhaps a resophonic?

Time to enjoy the beauties you have.

I am enjoying my ukes, daily, Jeff!

But I do have a goal of having an Ohana uke of every size--I love Ohana so much, and I can't afford a Kamaka of every size! Haha! I'm real happy with what I do have, however.

As far as the Ohana uke of each size goal, here's the update:

Sopranino: Check
SK35: Check
CK35: Check

Wanted:
TK 35 (no gloss, please--and hard to find this variety, everything seems to be gloss)
BK 35