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dip.mojica
08-27-2011, 02:19 PM
thinking of getting a pineapple ukulele as my next uke. whats a good pineapple ukulele? i'm pretty flexible with my budget, so all suggestions are welcome!

Chap
08-27-2011, 02:34 PM
My favorite is a David Gill, as reviewed by Ukeeku here: http://ukeeku.com/2010/07/19/david-s-gill-ukuleles/

As for others, well, Mya-Moe are now taking orders for pineapples, and then there's Koaloha, Kamaka, Mainland, Ohana, and I'm also fond of the Anuenue U900 Bear pineapple.

I think you need to narrow it down a bit. :P

dip.mojica
08-27-2011, 02:43 PM
My favorite is a David Gill, as reviewed by Ukeeku here: http://ukeeku.com/2010/07/19/david-s-gill-ukuleles/

As for others, well, Mya-Moe are now taking orders for pineapples, and then there's Koaloha, Kamaka, Mainland, Ohana, and I'm also fond of the Anuenue U900 Bear pineapple.

I think you need to narrow it down a bit. :P

hahah! thanks thought! i had no idea where to start and though your list is long, its a start :P

chindog
08-27-2011, 02:53 PM
I don't have one, but I really want one.

Ko'Aloha Pineapple Sunday.

http://www.alohaoutlet.com/shops/108/Images/10915/1.jpg

cb56
08-27-2011, 03:05 PM
Here's my DS Gill Tenor pineapple. Spuce / mahogany. I like it.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/cb56/Ukes/Dgill2.jpg

guitarsnrotts
08-27-2011, 03:20 PM
I have a Mainland red cedar/rosewood soprano that I really like. Great tone, nice projection and perfect intonation. Couldn't be happier. Got mine from UkeRepublic.

http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/mainland-red-cedar-pineapple-rc7-p

janeray1940
08-27-2011, 03:33 PM
Kamaka HP-1 Pineapple, of course :)

The Koaloha pineapples also are pretty great.

Kazz3lrath
08-27-2011, 03:51 PM
Luna makes a soprano pineapple that isn't great, but can be obtained fairly cheaply and I would say that it is pretty good for the price.

Hippie Dribble
08-27-2011, 04:16 PM
Best pineapple on the market in my view is the Kamaka HP-1.

Doc_J
08-27-2011, 04:19 PM
I always liked those Ko'olau concert and tenor pineapples.
But those are a bit on the pricey side.

foxfair
08-27-2011, 04:42 PM
Best pineapple on the market in my view is the Kamaka HP-1.
Too bad Kamaka doesn't have long neck version of their HP-1

janeray1940
08-27-2011, 04:45 PM
Too bad Kamaka doesn't have long neck version of their HP-1

Oh but they do! For $150 more than list (I think) you can order it from the factory with a 14-fret join, 18 frets total. Or you can order through Puapua (http://ukulele.pua2.com/details/hp1l.html).

foxfair
08-27-2011, 04:49 PM
Holy.... WANT!
How come did I miss puapua and only check on http://www.kamakaukulele.com/instruments.html#ukehp1?

ok, incoming UAS must be resisted...

roxhum
08-27-2011, 04:53 PM
Kamaka, Kamaka, and Kamaka

janeray1940
08-27-2011, 05:30 PM
Holy.... WANT!
How come did I miss puapua and only check on http://www.kamakaukulele.com/instruments.html#ukehp1?

ok, incoming UAS must be resisted...

It's interesting that Kamaka doesn't make their long-neck instruments more well-known. Seems they're very popular in Japan but not marketed much anywhere else.

olgoat52
08-27-2011, 07:37 PM
I would like a concert pineapple in Koa.. Now that would be sumthin'

foxfair
08-27-2011, 07:50 PM
It's interesting that Kamaka doesn't make their long-neck instruments more well-known. Seems they're very popular in Japan but not marketed much anywhere else.
I noticed that you have a 2011 HP-1 in your signature, is it long neck one?

dip.mojica
08-27-2011, 08:00 PM
o: a lot of you seem to love the kamaka! i've watched several videos and it does sound amazing!

janeray1940
08-27-2011, 08:31 PM
I noticed that you have a 2011 HP-1 in your signature, is it long neck one?

Mine's the standard one, 12 fret join, 16 frets total. It's by far my favorite uke.

When I was shopping around for it, I was able to try out a long neck Kamaka concert and couldn't really see much difference - a lot of the arrangements I play go up to the 13th fret but I have no trouble playing that on a standard neck. For this particular uke, I wanted to pick it out in person rather than order it from the factory, and the only way to get a long neck is by special order.

Gary Gill
08-28-2011, 01:43 AM
Forgive me for a shameless plug for David Gill, but he just delivered an aromatic cedar concert pineapple to the the Weed Patch Music store in Nashville, Indiana last Monday. It is probably is still available.

David is my uncle.

cb56
08-28-2011, 01:54 AM
Forgive me for a shameless plug for David Gill, but he just delivered an aromatic cedar concert pineapple to the the Weed Patch Music store in Nashville, Indiana last Monday. It is probably is still available.

David is my uncle.
Wow, that won't last long. If I had the bucks it would be gone. I wasn't sure if David was still making ukes. I'd heard he had some health problems. Hope he's doing better. I'd really love an aromatic cedar pineapple with a tenor neck. I've I could raise some bucks do you think he'd build one like that?

Gary Gill
08-28-2011, 02:10 AM
David did have some health problems a few months ago but is back to building ukuleles. He is not feeling as good as he used too, but you can't make him take a rest for any length of time.
I have been helping him lately and we have built four ukes in the last two weeks. All were taken to the Weed Patch for sale. Send me an email or pm with what you want and I will run it by David. I hesitate to post his email address without asking him first.

cb56
08-28-2011, 02:25 AM
Thanks Gary. Won't bother him unless I have cash in hand ready to buy. I already have david's email and facebook. Last time I emailed him, he refered me to weedpatch which is where I bought my spruce mahogany pineapple.

molokinirum
08-28-2011, 12:04 PM
That's easy.....Kamaka!!!! I was just at their factory and was playing the Pineapple...what a uke!!!!!
Just picked up my repaired 1935 Kamaka Pineapple.

redBee
08-28-2011, 01:04 PM
My vote goes to the Kamaka Pineapple too.
Just got one a few months ago and I'm really enjoying it.

Michael_
08-28-2011, 09:08 PM
It's interesting that Kamaka doesn't make their long-neck instruments more well-known. Seems they're very popular in Japan but not marketed much anywhere else.
I also wonder why they haven't updated their homepage yet. The longnecks were shown at the NAMM and I think they're supposed to become standard models.