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arpie
09-27-2011, 03:45 PM
Hi guys

An exciting day in my household yesterday - USPS took 1 month to get my Kamaka Soprano from the US to Aussie - I thought they'd lost it at one stage! 3 weeks just to get from the seller to US Customs! :eek:

So, VERY happy to receive it & tighten up the strings & give it a go!

Very sweet sounding, can't wait for the strings to 'settle in' - will take it to my uke groups today! :)

Cheers

Roberta

roxhum
09-27-2011, 03:50 PM
Congratulations. It is a pretty little thing and worth the wait I hope. I just got a Kamaka last week and can't put it down.

Hippie Dribble
09-27-2011, 03:50 PM
Awesome Roberta. What a pretty ukulele. Knock 'em dead at uke group mate!

arpie
09-27-2011, 04:05 PM
Thanks guys - can't get the smile off the dial! Also just keep wanting to just hold it for some reason! I am amazed at how light they are, compared to my Mainland Banjo Uke!! I almost thought the box would be empty when it finally arrived, it was SO light!

Hmmm, the other half seems to think it belongs to HIM ......... well, I did promise him a uke ..... but have my heart set on a concert for him - time will tell!!

Cheers

Roberta

foxfair
09-27-2011, 04:10 PM
congrats on your new owning kamaka, it looks awesome. and, solution for your issue is buying him a new Kamaka concert :)

Trinimon
09-27-2011, 04:33 PM
Congrats! She's a little cutie that's for sure! A uke with a history. Made in Hawaii, traveled to the US Mainland and now all the way down to the land of Oz. Good on ya Roberta! Make her sing! :)

allanr
09-27-2011, 04:56 PM
Woo hoo!!! Congratulations on your new uke, and for surviving such a looonnnnnggg wait for it.

arpie
09-27-2011, 08:22 PM
Thanks guys - the first group (learners) loved it & couldn't believe how much better it sounded than THEIR ukes ....... Just about to go to the 2nd group of 'OK' players! Bet they love it too! :D

...solution for your issue is buying him a new Kamaka concert... That could be it!!! UAS FULL ON!!

She sings nice & pure all up the frets - almost 'chimes' up on the 12th fret!!

She is a well travelled uke, indeed!! SO pleased when she arrived!

Cheers

Roberta

Uke Whisperer
09-28-2011, 12:36 AM
Congratulations! Nice!

nscafe
09-28-2011, 03:40 AM
Wow, that looks really nice! I'm planning to buy a new Kamaka HF-3 next summer. I can only hope I'm as happy with mine as you are with yours. :)