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Ryan<3Ukes
11-23-2011, 11:35 AM
There's a lot of ukes I really want. However there is probably that ONE uke that'll probably be above all the others. I don't have a specific brand in mind but I do have some custom specs in mind.
A Tenor uke with Solid straight Koa body w/ a cutaway, abalone rosette,abalone purfling,curly koa binding,dual sound holes and ebony pin bridge looks really good in my head.
A solid koa neck, slotted ebony headstock, ebony fretboard with an abalone dragon running down from the 1st fret to the last, with Worth clears and a fishman active pickup. :drool:
:iwant:

Your ideas can be more simple than mine of course Lol and it doesn't have to be custom.

joeybug
11-23-2011, 11:39 AM
Mine would have to be the Custom I'm saving up for...english yew body, ebony fretboard, will have my name on it somewhere...ooo, :iwant: After Christmas I should have enough in my pot for it! :D

willisoften
11-23-2011, 11:41 AM
G-string M1 standard - although they seem to be out of production :iwant:

ukulelepuapua
11-23-2011, 12:11 PM
G-string M1 standard - although they seem to be out of production :iwant:

Hey there willisoften, guess what? We just got some G-strings in. I looked and we have 1 m1 standard! :)

Nickie
11-23-2011, 12:26 PM
The one I just got today!

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-23-2011, 12:35 PM
There's a lot of ukes I really want. However there is probably that ONE uke that'll probably be above all the others. I don't have a specific brand in mind but I do have some custom specs in mind.
A Tenor uke with Solid straight Koa body w/ a cutaway, abalone rosette,abalone purfling,curly koa binding,dual sound holes and ebony pin bridge looks really good in my head.
A solid koa neck, slotted ebony headstock, ebony fretboard with an abalone dragon running down from the 1st fret to the last, with Worth clears and a fishman active pickup. :drool:
:iwant:

Your ideas can be more simple than mine of course Lol and it doesn't have to be custom.

You might want to rethink the koa neck. It's going to be a LOT heavier than some of the more common choices, and depending upon the particular piece chosen, sometimes not as stable. I like Spanish cedar or Honduran mahogany with carbon fiber reinforcement. (The CF is not absolutely necessary but cheap insurance.)

RyanMFT
11-23-2011, 12:43 PM
Well, for me it would be a vintage Roy Smeck Vita uke. Those seal shaped sound holes and the teardrop shape, I think they are super cool and from what I can see, the best of what Harmony produced.

mds725
11-23-2011, 12:57 PM
The ukulele I had been dying to get was a Kamaka HF-3. I got one in April from Larry's Music in Kauai.

ukuleledaveey
11-23-2011, 01:18 PM
the one im still *$&kin waiting for:mad: hopefully now by december :iwant:

ksiegel
11-23-2011, 01:37 PM
Until I played it, I didn't know that the KoAloha Sceptre Tenor was the ukulele I had been waiting for.

Yes, I've played a few others that I want, but nothing that felt so completely right when I played it - and still does, each and every time.

That doesn't mean that there will never be another ukulele that speaks to me the way the Sceptre did - I won't know that until I've played them all. (g)



-Kurt

philpot
11-23-2011, 01:40 PM
Custom tenor from a yet-to-be-decided builder. That's my "in the next couple years" dream.

costaricadave
11-23-2011, 01:54 PM
Moore Bettah Tenor......

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-23-2011, 01:59 PM
I already have the one ukulele I want, but it's badly broken. It's my first ukulele, a Lyon & Healy Camp Uke. I still haven't had the heart to talk to a luthier to see if it's reparable.

KamakOzzie
11-23-2011, 02:27 PM
Ralf, I just sent you a PM.

I also would agree with Kurt. I would love a Koaloha Sceptre.

Bill

Ryan<3Ukes
11-23-2011, 02:27 PM
You might want to rethink the koa neck. It's going to be a LOT heavier than some of the more common choices, and depending upon the particular piece chosen, sometimes not as stable. I like Spanish cedar or Honduran mahogany with carbon fiber reinforcement. (The CF is not absolutely necessary but cheap insurance.)

I had that feeling and it I actually forgot to ask about that so thank you ! :) Sadly, I've never owned a solid koa uke before so I kind of went overboard. I like the shiny(gloss finish and the abalone I mentioned) and I like the sound of koa though. I'm happy with what I have though... ok not really I have to have more.

hmgberg
11-23-2011, 02:33 PM
Well, for me it would be a vintage Roy Smeck Vita uke. Those seal shaped sound holes and the teardrop shape, I think they are super cool and from what I can see, the best of what Harmony produced.

I have one. It is a special ukulele. Very unique sound-old timey. Quite playable. Curly mahogany. They are hard to find in perfect condition. The one I have had a side crack that I repaired. If you can get one, you should.

Jnobianchi
11-23-2011, 02:34 PM
Well, for me it would be a vintage Roy Smeck Vita uke. Those seal shaped sound holes and the teardrop shape, I think they are super cool and from what I can see, the best of what Harmony produced.

Mmmm, that's a great uke. It's on my list, too, but the top of my list is the Ludwig Banjo Ukulele, gold plated with crowns. I'd need $4-5K, so it's not likely I'll get one until after I pay for the girls' weddings in about 15 years...

Plainsong
11-23-2011, 02:42 PM
I dare not speak its name, but I have a tattoo of its namesake. Only the luthier knows for sure. It makes my latest battle with UAS so tough. I have money to burn and I start window shopping, and it's .. "No! Stop it! Bad Plainsong!" The wait to get there and the wait to get it built will be so worth it though.

Ryan<3Ukes
11-23-2011, 03:02 PM
I dare not speak its name, but I have a tattoo of its namesake. Only the luthier knows for sure. It makes my latest battle with UAS so tough. I have money to burn and I start window shopping, and it's .. "No! Stop it! Bad Plainsong!" The wait to get there and the wait to get it built will be so worth it though.

I have $2000 saved up that I could spend on anything :/ I need to save for a car though :( If only we could ride ukuleles

Trinimon
11-23-2011, 03:10 PM
For me, the next dream uke would be a Kamaka HF-3 with curly koa top, sides and back with an ebony bridge, fingerboard and headstock with MOP KK and fret markers. Simple, not too much bling. Undecided if I want rosewood binding on the top only and a MOP rosette.

Nice thing about dreams is that you can always make more after you check one off. Next would be a MB curly koa cutaway tenor with the amazing dragon inlay (to reflect my Chinese name) and a DeVine curly koa tenor (or long neck concert) with the hibiscus soundhole!


Dreams are free so dream big! :)

pdxuke
11-23-2011, 03:20 PM
I'm good! Happy with what I've got--but it took me a while to get here! :-)

Kem
11-23-2011, 03:24 PM
My yearning is mostly about sound: perfect intonation, no fret buzz, nice sustain, clear, sweet notes, preferably a soprano scale to accommodate my skinny fingers and joint pain, but with extra frets. Then I bought a soprano Boat Paddle used and...there it was. The UAS may come back in the future, but to my surprise, it's currently entirely gone. I'm satisfied with my current collection and deeply in love with my latest uke. We shall see what happens when the honeymoon phase ends.

coriandre
11-23-2011, 04:36 PM
Those DeVine ukuleles were just awesome for something already made.

But, for something custom, made for me, I'm thinking of a tenor 8 string, cedar top, pau ferro back and sides, padauk bindings, snakewood bridge and fretboard bound with padauk, padauk headstock, spanish cedar neck, snake fretmarkers done in maple......I'm a wood freak !

sukie
11-23-2011, 04:50 PM
I had that feeling and it I actually forgot to ask about that so thank you ! :) Sadly, I've never owned a solid koa uke before so I kind of went overboard. I like the shiny(gloss finish and the abalone I mentioned) and I like the sound of koa though. I'm happy with what I have though... ok not really I have to have more.

Dear Chuck........ :)

I have my dream ukulele. A Moore Bettah super-concert. With Flamingo inlays. It is to die for.

Gadzukes!
11-23-2011, 05:11 PM
Someday, a Moore Bettah, with curly wood and a nice inlay.

haole
11-23-2011, 05:12 PM
As far as semi-attainable ukes go, a Mya-Moe chocolate heart mango super-soprano.

If I decide to break bad, I'll just send Chuck Moore a fistful of cash and let him work his magic. Some of the coolest ukes I've ever seen were built by Chuck just for fun, so I'd get something out of the ordinary. Only requirement would be a moon jellyfish inlay.

willisoften
11-23-2011, 06:05 PM
Hey there willisoften, guess what? We just got some G-strings in. I looked and we have 1 m1 standard! :)

Tempted to get further details from you but I'm already waiting to pay for a LoPrinzi Bambino in the new year some time.
Just can't stretch the budget any further at the moment.
Thanks anyway.

Will

kenikas
11-23-2011, 07:18 PM
I'd certainly love anything by Chuck Moore, but afraid they're a bit beyond my budget and way beyond my playing ability! I think my next aspiration would be either a Koaloha concert, or a Kamaka HF-2. Unless Mike at Mainland gets some concert mangos with slotted headstock.

Ryan<3Ukes
11-23-2011, 07:29 PM
I'd certainly love anything by Chuck Moore, but afraid they're a bit beyond my budget and way beyond my playing ability! I think my next aspiration would be either a Koaloha concert, or a Kamaka HF-2. Unless Mike at Mainland gets some concert mangos with slotted headstock.

Yeah, I was having the same thoughts about the mango tenor with a slothead... Of course i'm pretty open to any warm-mellow sounding uke I can get my hands on (Mahogany,Mango,Koa,Acacia Etc.)

kamaka_4_life
11-23-2011, 08:01 PM
My semi-custom concert long-neck from Kamaka. This week makes 5 weeks since I ordered it, and I am dying to receive it!! Hopefully it'll done soon :)

Ryan<3Ukes
11-23-2011, 08:10 PM
Did Kamoa stop selling their koa ukes? :( Would have been nice to have. Who can do some research for me?

Pueo
11-23-2011, 08:22 PM
My dream ukulele is the Moore Bettah custom I will own someday!

mr moonlight
11-23-2011, 08:44 PM
It's the one that's coming through the mail right now! A blond Spruce top Pono with maple back and sides, a slot headstock and ebony binding. Its one sexy looking instrument. It will fit nicely with my flamenco that has a similar look. My favorite uke is my custom Ko'olau, but Since I already own it I can't really be dying to get it.

MisterRios
11-23-2011, 09:37 PM
I've been wanting an Ohana SK-38 for about three months now. I'm almost obsessed with it, plus the wait/unavailability is simply killing me. But just a few more weeks...

Also, I'm getting obesssed with the Pono ukes- beautiful. AND, after playing a Flea at my local uke store I totally want one. But I'm holding off for the Ohana... Someday.

mangorockfish
11-24-2011, 12:10 AM
The Kamaka super concert Gillian got the other day. Gorgeous!!!

Lardy Fatboy
11-24-2011, 02:06 AM
Eveything in the "one day - maybe" section of Ukulele Corner (and the "buy next" section But I stand a chance of actually getting those) but if i had to choose one at the moment it would be the Stevens Bass Ukulele... or maybe the Blackbird .... or maybe that Koll Archback... or the Toda Alien.... basically everything in the One Day maybe section

dnewton2
11-24-2011, 02:48 AM
I have a Moore Bettah so I have mine. There are some other ukes I would like to play. I will just list them in no order a glyph mezzo soprano, kanaka pineapple and Koaloha 6 string. But like I said I have a MB. So not much hurry to get anything.

ukegirl
11-24-2011, 03:23 AM
A Martin Daisy.....or I'd settle for a 2K!

UncleElvis
11-24-2011, 03:34 AM
Dear Chuck........ :)

I have my dream ukulele. A Moore Bettah super-concert. With Flamingo inlays. It is to die for.

Yes. Yes, it is. It is absolutely amazing.

MY dream is the "Bamboo" Moore Bettah on his website, in the gallery, which is, far and away, the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

(I hate to say it, but it's even nicer than the custom I want him to build me at some point in my life, when I have some money... and a job!)

UncleElvis
11-24-2011, 03:35 AM
Oh, and I wouldn't say no to one of those carbon fibre ones... just as the ultimate knock-around.

Lexxy
11-24-2011, 03:39 AM
Nothing i want more than a Moore Bettah.

Huna
11-24-2011, 04:33 AM
I really think I am cured of UAS as I seem about just as happy whether I am playing the Martin, Ohana, Makala or Mahalo. I sort of like the sort of ukes you can just leave on the floor next to the easy chair......

MGM
11-24-2011, 07:23 AM
gibson poinsettia or a Mahelona Violin Ukulele

Howie1947
11-24-2011, 07:32 AM
Kamaka.......................Jake Tenor Model

Howie1947
11-24-2011, 07:33 AM
Like to find a very good Martin 14fret to bodyTenor sometime to add to my collection. The are certainly few and far between.

pdxuke
11-24-2011, 08:44 AM
OK, I have to amend my previous comment. There IS a uke I've been thinking about buying for years: it's not rare, or fancy--but it looks like fun:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=30241&d=1322163800

Uke Republic is out of them. That's the kind of thing that just might find its way under my Christmas Tree..

mr moonlight
11-24-2011, 11:04 AM
Oh, and I wouldn't say no to one of those carbon fibre ones... just as the ultimate knock-around.I've been thinking about one of those Carbon Fiber ukes and a guitar. One of my friends owns Blackbird Guitars, but I haven't tried out his uke's yet. His travel guitars are pretty amazing.

kenikas
11-24-2011, 01:11 PM
OK, I have to amend my previous comment. There IS a uke I've been thinking about buying for years: it's not rare, or fancy--but it looks like fun:

I've got one...and it is!

Canoe Lady
11-24-2011, 01:33 PM
For me, a Moore Bettah would be the tops. Great sound and an amazing piece of art all in one. I often have to wipe drool off my keyboard when I look at his website. I am just afraid he'll see my video and decide I am not worthy.

fabioponta
11-24-2011, 02:19 PM
a Martin style 1 or 2 mint condition from the 60', or a custom Collings mahogany soprano....Collings, please, make some soprano!!!!

AetherBlue
11-24-2011, 04:19 PM
A Mya Moe tenor resonator or slide uke would be great.

Big_e
11-24-2011, 04:27 PM
I've been wanting to add a six string tenor to my collection. I haven't considered the brand yet. I looked at some tenors at a nearby guitar store but I really don't want a tenor and less yet, a four string. My favorite size is sopranos but I do want a six string to add to my family.
Ernest