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MGM
11-17-2011, 07:38 PM
Actually Joe made this heart shaped sound hole ukulele for his wife Kristen in concert size originally but now it will become a member of their production ukes starting FEB 2011. Slated for unveiling at Namm this winter in january but you get the first look now at this tenor model....the Kuuipo.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/photobucket-3602-1321597538915.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/photobucket-3050-1321597592713.jpg

Mason671
11-17-2011, 07:42 PM
Aloha Mike!
The link you posted doesn't seem to be working :( I am curious to see the Kuuipo.

Mahaloz!
Mason671

Gadzukes!
11-17-2011, 08:32 PM
Works for me. Funky!

Hippie Dribble
11-17-2011, 09:29 PM
I'm a sucker for this kind of thing...he he...LOVE it Mike!!!

Joseph Todaro also builds his akulele's with a heartshaped soundhole...he calls his the 'sweetheart' model:

http://akulele.com/sweetheart

:love::love::love:

mm stan
11-17-2011, 10:03 PM
Nice Koa, reminds me of my Kamaka tiki... Mahalo for sharing..

Trinimon
11-18-2011, 01:39 AM
That's one pretty look'n uke. Thanks for giving us the sneak peek Mike.

mascompro
11-18-2011, 03:03 AM
I think I'm in Love.

Paul December
11-18-2011, 05:16 AM
I'm coining a new term...
... "chick uke"

tainauke
01-28-2012, 01:11 PM
No, you forgot, "beautiful chick uke"!

I love it! :drool:

Dan Uke
01-28-2012, 01:24 PM
Just because it has a heart doesn't mean it's a chick uke...Ukulele Bartt plays a uke w/ a heart soundhole. There should be a poll asking if guys would play a uke with a heart? lol

Hippie Dribble
01-28-2012, 01:27 PM
There should be a poll asking if guys would play a uke with a heart? lol
YES YES and YES!!!! I'd be surprised if less than 75% answered positive to a question like this. The uke is the instrument of luuuuuurrrve aint it????? :)

experimentjon
01-28-2012, 02:01 PM
I've loved their heart-soundhole ukes since they were released. Good to hear that these will become more available in the future!

tainauke
01-28-2012, 02:03 PM
True, can't argue with you there!

Ronnie Aloha
01-28-2012, 02:21 PM
I'm a heartless guy myself...

Hippie Dribble
01-28-2012, 02:23 PM
I'm a heartless guy myself...
ooooooh Ronnie, we don't believe that for a second mate :love: we love you man :)

OldePhart
01-28-2012, 02:54 PM
You know, we need a "courting uke" like the "courting" mountain dulcimers...

Okay OEMs, get to it, you can have the idea free, just send me the prototype... LOL

JOhn

Nickie
01-28-2012, 03:50 PM
I love it. The only thing I would have designed differently would be to shape the end of the fretboard with the top of the heart... instead of ending it abruptly in a square.

v74
01-28-2012, 04:05 PM
One of them is here in Bangkok, Thailand now. (Not mine) :)
http://image.ohozaa.com/i/e4a/Yfyb52.jpg

Ronnie Aloha
01-28-2012, 04:16 PM
ooooooh Ronnie, we don't believe that for a second mate :love: we love you man :)

Thanks for the Love man!

808boy
01-28-2012, 04:16 PM
I'd play one of these. We ALL play from the heart, don't we?
@ Eugene, Kuuipo means sweetheart, but you knew that...........

Kanaka916
01-28-2012, 08:09 PM
Brah. go buy one for Dodie . . .

Ronnie Aloha
01-28-2012, 08:14 PM
Brah. go buy one for Dodie . . .

I second that! I'll even contribute to it!

Dan Uke
01-28-2012, 09:23 PM
I'm coining a new term...
... "chick uke"

Talking about "chick uke", I wonder if they could make a uke have a silhouette of a woman? It already resembles some of the curves. HAHA

tainauke
01-28-2012, 11:35 PM
I wouldn't change a thing on this model. Simple to let the heart stand out and "shine".

Hippie Dribble
01-29-2012, 12:00 AM
I'd play one of these. We ALL play from the heart, don't we?
@ Eugene, Kuuipo means sweetheart, but you knew that...........
I didn't Bo, but I do now, cheers Bruddah!!! :)

dianne54
05-14-2012, 04:30 PM
I love mine... it makes me heart sing... and she has such a sweet, warm, full voice...
Rumor has it these are all from log 14 so far... anyone know if it is true?? mine is SN#0312-7261
These photos are a little dark, but it is the best way to see the grain, which is really beautiful!!
3785437855

MGM
05-14-2012, 08:04 PM
The tenor And concert I have do now have fretboard shaped to the heart...told joe about it when first posted and presto change. They listened