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mds725
05-07-2011, 05:48 PM
Hi. I'm Mark and I'm a Kamakaholic.

I went to Gryphon Stringed Instruments (http://www.gryphonstrings.com/)today to get a strap button installed on my Kamaka tenor HF-3, and I couldn't resist the charms of this cute little Kamaka concert HF-2.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=23547&d=1304825947

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=23546&d=1304825946

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=23544&d=1304825945

Like it's older brother, the HF-2 also got a strap button.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=23542&d=1304825943

Gmoney
05-07-2011, 05:51 PM
Beautiful! Absolutely....

Lexxy
05-07-2011, 05:53 PM
Wow.
Did you just.
Another.
Kamakas.
I....want. Happy new uke day! Bet that beauty sounds sweet too!

sonicbaker
05-07-2011, 06:16 PM
Awesome Kamaka! I joined you today as another HF-3 owning UU-er who picked up a Concert today...except I went with a KoAloha.
Enjoy!

mds725
05-07-2011, 07:17 PM
Congratulations on your new KoAloha concert! I got to play a concert uke on the KoAloha factory minitour and it was sweet.

Pippin
05-07-2011, 07:21 PM
Congrats to both of you UUers for your new ukes. Play them in good health.

Hippie Dribble
05-07-2011, 07:54 PM
wow Mark, that is a really pretty one. Great buy mate. Hope you have many years of enjoyment with her.

erivel
05-07-2011, 10:28 PM
Wow, just wow! I tell ya that Gryphon is a dangerous place! You and sonicbaker are killing me with your new concerts! I hope I find a nice one in Maui next month. Congrats!!

erivel
05-07-2011, 10:32 PM
BTW what kind of case does Gryphon supply with the Kamakas? Their website says they don't come with the stock cases.

Uke Whisperer
05-07-2011, 11:21 PM
Congratulations! Looks nice!

guitharsis
05-08-2011, 02:17 AM
Congrats! Very nice. You'll love it.

ksiegel
05-08-2011, 03:48 AM
BTW what kind of case does Gryphon supply with the Kamakas? Their website says they don't come with the stock cases.

That's a Uke Crazy case, in the photo. They are, I believe, from Kala.


-Kurt

freackykit
05-08-2011, 04:16 AM
Gratz on the Uke,

Love the story about just going out for a strap button..Typical of us really!

Enjoy,

Chris

mm stan
05-08-2011, 05:16 AM
Aloha Mark,
Congratulations....what a beauty..it a pickup too....sheesh you went all out eh...and is that the guardian case..it fits the uke perfectly....I have one too and love it...Happy Strummings..MM Stan
Whoa...no kidding you been bitten by the dangerous Kamaka Flea and you been infected with Kamaka UAS Virus...there is no known cure now...ha ha Is this your monthly Kamaka fix now??:):)

rem50
05-08-2011, 06:04 AM
when will all this madness stop? Never, I hope :)

mds725
05-08-2011, 07:15 AM
BTW what kind of case does Gryphon supply with the Kamakas? Their website says they don't come with the stock cases.

It's actually a Ko'olau case. The body shape isn't an exact match, ukulele to case, but a Kamaka uke fits very snugly without being forced, the padding is thicker than in Kamaka cases, and the case itself feels a little more solid than Kamaka cases. The guys at Gryphon said that they've had problems with the vinyl skin coming off Kamaka cases and with the animal-based glue supposedly used in Kamaka cases smelling funny if the case is left in the sun for a while.

OldePhart
05-08-2011, 09:26 AM
Hmmm, that probably qualifies as the world's most expensive strap button! Congrats!

Nickie
05-08-2011, 09:59 AM
Way to shop!

janeray1940
05-08-2011, 11:03 AM
Congratulations! And, hooray for strap buttons :)

sonicbaker
05-08-2011, 11:09 AM
Wow, just wow! I tell ya that Gryphon is a dangerous place! You and sonicbaker are killing me with your new concerts! I hope I find a nice one in Maui next month. Congrats!!

I'm rationalizing that buying Hawaiian ukes saves me plane fare on actually going to Hawaii ;)

Skottoman
05-08-2011, 11:15 AM
Very nice uke. Gryphon rocks!
Cheers,
Skottoman

Plainsong
05-08-2011, 02:58 PM
I really love the koa on that strap button. You don't usually get such lovely sound from them either. Congrats! :)

Wukulele
01-09-2019, 08:25 AM
I'm rationalizing that buying Hawaiian ukes saves me plane fare on actually going to Hawaii ;)
^^ This quote deserves a bump!

Astein2006
01-09-2019, 06:24 PM
Beautiful Kamaka. I own a Standard Kamaka and I love it to pieces. It's my favorite one to play. Enjoy it!

kkimura
01-10-2019, 01:47 AM
BTW what kind of case does Gryphon supply with the Kamakas? Their website says they don't come with the stock cases.

Kamaka supplies their own ukulele cases.