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redBee
07-22-2011, 01:41 PM
I went to the Aloha Yokohama 2011 event yesterday, where Boo Takagi (a famous comedian/ukulele player in Japan) played.

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I got a photo of his double neck ukulele made by Takahiro Shimo (http://www.shimoguitars.com/).
It sounded really nice too.

SuzukHammer
07-22-2011, 01:50 PM
I have a few few japanese ukes and they are hard to get. Expensive too.

There is lots of eyecandy in that website for Takahiro Shimo. I like the Surf K. but I'd love to try all of them if there was a shop.

Some of our Japanese members should let us know where some of these unique ukes can be found in Japan. I'd like to make a trip just to shop for ukes and harmonicas (at Suzuki )

ukestah
07-22-2011, 02:01 PM
Ah it would have been great to have listened to a sound sample! That `ukulele looks real nice!

didgeridoo2
07-22-2011, 02:06 PM
Anyone see Manitoba Hal's double neck uke. Here's a vid of him playing it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXRtU9pQixw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

redBee
07-22-2011, 02:17 PM
Ah it would have been great to have listened to a sound sample! That `ukulele looks real nice!

I really wanted to record a video, but filming and photos were prohibited (got this pic while they were setting up the sound stage)
But I found a video of him on utoob : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfcuvXatPgc

redBee
07-22-2011, 08:38 PM
I have a few few japanese ukes and they are hard to get. Expensive too.

There is lots of eyecandy in that website for Takahiro Shimo. I like the Surf K. but I'd love to try all of them if there was a shop.

Some of our Japanese members should let us know where some of these unique ukes can be found in Japan. I'd like to make a trip just to shop for ukes and harmonicas (at Suzuki )

Even here these are not so easy to find. I guess you have to go to his atelier for that.
And yes, Japanese ukes are expensive! For those abroad, the exchange rate now doesn't help either. (But hey, at least it is easier for us to buy Hawaiian ukes now)

ukestah
08-10-2011, 09:42 AM
Check out the TRIPLE neck `ukulele that Takahiro Shimo made for Boo! Crazy!

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redBee
08-10-2011, 03:08 PM
Check out the TRIPLE neck `ukulele that Takahiro Shimo made for Boo! Crazy!

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Sometimes when I drink, my uke looks like that! LOL
I wonder how a case for that ukulele looks like....

Shin
08-10-2011, 05:06 PM
Wow, that's a really great uke! We hope that Boo Takagi appears in ukulele festival hawaii also.

ukestah
08-10-2011, 05:14 PM
Sometimes when I drink, my uke looks like that! LOL
I wonder how a case for that ukulele looks like....

LoL I have the same problem when I drink too much. Probably has to use a special made gig bag?

redBee
08-10-2011, 05:32 PM
Wow, that's a really great uke! We hope that Boo Takagi appears in ukulele festival hawaii also.

I hope so too. He is a great Hawaiian Music singer with a Japanese touch....

ItsMrPitchy
08-11-2011, 12:34 AM
Some cool pictures of double and triple neck ukes thanks for sharing.

Oh and what id give to play one of them.