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chrisj893
09-03-2008, 04:59 PM
I've finally realized that i want a quality ukulele, i have a bushman, which is nice but it is no where near the quality of what i see around here. I want a quality handmade ukulele made out of choice woods, something that i can use and cherish for a long long time. My price range is 600 or less, i don't have alot of cash but i know you guys can help me out with some good Ukuleles.

Thanks, peace.

Chris

deach
09-03-2008, 05:03 PM
pm sent .

rayan
09-03-2008, 05:56 PM
Is Santa Deach at it again?

Bassukuguy
09-03-2008, 06:28 PM
thats one deep sack.... *giggles to myself*

chrisj893
09-03-2008, 06:30 PM
I don't get it...someone just recommend me a uke! :worship:

leaveit2jane
09-03-2008, 06:32 PM
And Chris, you're about to fall in love! If he recommended what I think he did anyhow. :love:

Dane
09-03-2008, 07:04 PM
Will Santa Deach give me a miniature pony? I've wanted one since I was 18

Valerie
09-04-2008, 01:34 AM
Chris: check your PM's---> lookie at the top right of the screen where it says "your notifications" click on that then on Private messages....

jkevinwolfe
09-04-2008, 01:48 AM
Chris,

Not to talk you out of the better uke, but have you had the Bushman properly set up by a guitar repair guy or luthier? My local Uke group is fortunate to have Dave, the luterial force of Waverly Street Ukes in attendance. Sunday at our meet, he took a look at my Bushman Cedar Tone Tenor which was up to Bushman specs (since I was there when Bushman's luthier Mike measured the action) and Dave told me it was way high. With Dave's guidance I sanded the bottom of the bridge and filed the nut slots. The action feels a lot more like an expensive uke now. And the sound of a Bushman is way above it's pricetag so I am very happy.

That being said...I'm investigating a more expensive uke as well. Just thought it might make you very happy with two ukes instead of just one.

Kevin

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-04-2008, 02:57 AM
thats one deep sack.... *giggles to myself*

also big...
ok... im not usually that overboard "/

Kanaka916
09-04-2008, 05:01 AM
Chris, I think you may have been deached . . . of course we won't know until you let the rabbit out of the bag. Trust me. it's a good thing.

deach
09-04-2008, 06:08 AM
Chris, I think you may have been deached . . . of course we won't know until you let the rabbit out of the bag. Trust me. it's a good thing.

Nope, just giving him a heads up on a builder in his price range.

chrisj893
09-04-2008, 06:46 AM
Alright, alright checked my PM's and took care of that. Looks like i might be in line for a nice uke! Thanks Guys. Any other suggestions for some non-custom nice ukuleles for under 600. How much do used Kamakas go for. By the way, im in search for a concert uke, not a soprano.

thanks:music:

pnj
09-04-2008, 08:09 AM
Nope, just giving him a heads up on a builder in his price range.

why PM that info? If you post it in this thread, others who might be intrested could use that info as well....

deach
09-04-2008, 08:17 AM
why PM that info? If you post it in this thread, others who might be intrested could use that info as well....

She is a small builder and I didn't know if she wanted more exposure yet.

We just finished talking 10 minutes ago and she's ok with it.


Her name is Lori Espanol. She built my latest that can be heard on my Rough boy vid.

Email Lori at

obmissy@gmail.com

here are some examples

picasaweb.google.com/obmissy

Nurdaben
09-04-2008, 08:32 AM
wow she has made some beautiful ukes.
but im not a big Texas fan so i dont think i would want that inlay =P

upskydowncloud
09-04-2008, 08:42 AM
Alright, alright checked my PM's and took care of that. Looks like i might be in line for a nice uke! Thanks Guys. Any other suggestions for some non-custom nice ukuleles for under 600. How much do used Kamakas go for. By the way, im in search for a concert uke, not a soprano.

thanks:music:

Hey Chris, I think I've decided I want a Kamaka and am currently saving up for a tenor. I've been on the lookout for a second hand one and they seem to be very difficult to get a hold of, probably because they are so good! If they do go on sale I imagine they get snapped up pretty quickly.

rayan
09-04-2008, 08:59 AM
She is a small builder and I didn't know if she wanted more exposure yet.

We just finished talking 10 minutes ago and she's ok with it.


Her name is Lori Espanol. She built my latest that can be heard on my Rough boy vid.

Email Lori at

obmissy@gmail.com

here are some examples

picasaweb.google.com/obmissy


Hey cool! She made a uke for Ginny! She came out to our San Diego workshops.

Kanaka916
09-04-2008, 01:17 PM
Nope, just giving him a heads up on a builder in his price range.
Ooops, sorry Braddah deach, das what I get fo jumping to conclusions . . .

leaveit2jane
09-04-2008, 04:47 PM
She made mine and I really love it. I have one on order from her also.

uluapoundr
09-04-2008, 08:01 PM
Hey Chris, I think I've decided I want a Kamaka and am currently saving up for a tenor. I've been on the lookout for a second hand one and they seem to be very difficult to get a hold of, probably because they are so good! If they do go on sale I imagine they get snapped up pretty quickly.

I see used Kamakas locally, but none for under $600. New ones sell for $1000..I know where they sell new ones for $800. I'll keep an eye out for local sales and give any of you guys a heads up if you PM me and want the info. I'm even willing to check it out and ship if you trust me. Always willing to spread some Aloha!

upskydowncloud
09-04-2008, 10:36 PM
I see used Kamakas locally, but none for under $600. New ones sell for $1000..I know where they sell new ones for $800. I'll keep an eye out for local sales and give any of you guys a heads up if you PM me and want the info. I'm even willing to check it out and ship if you trust me. Always willing to spread some Aloha!

That's very nice of you! I actually just found a Kamaka Concert for sale in the Marketplace of UU, I'm not sure if it's still for sale but there's definitely one there!