View Full Version : New Christmas uke.

12-24-2011, 05:24 AM
My Kamaka HF-3 just arrived fron Artisan guitars in Nashville. They had 5 new ones come in and I got first choice of the 5. The box says don't open for 24 hours and I'm sitting here looking at it thinking how can I let that thing sit in that box for that long. Very tempted to open it.

mm stan
12-24-2011, 05:32 AM
Aloha Mark
Congratulations on your new Kamaka Christmas Present...yes you need to have it to acclimate...just for safety precaution...I know it's hard...he he
Merry Christmas to you and your family ....MM Stan

12-24-2011, 05:39 AM
Nice Christmas present! Congrats and Merry Christmas

12-24-2011, 05:54 AM
I am sure the folks at Artisan guitar know far better than me, but in general I think you can let the box warm up to room temp and then open the box. If the uke is in the case, you can let the case get up to room temp and at that point things should be acclimated.

12-24-2011, 06:07 AM
Haha, just like being a kid looking at the presents under the tree before Christmas. Congrats on the new uke!

12-24-2011, 06:27 AM
I know it's killing me....lol
Haha, just like being a kid looking at the presents under the tree before Christmas. Congrats on the new uke!

12-24-2011, 06:28 AM
Now that's what I call a chrismas present!

And please post pictures of the unboxing.


12-24-2011, 06:47 AM
happy waiting! hahaha :D

12-24-2011, 06:58 AM
Congratulations on the new Kamaka. Looking forward to photos. I need to go check out Artisan Guitars and see what they have in the store.

Merry Christmas!

Dan Uke
12-24-2011, 07:20 AM
You should be like me and open 1 gift on Christmas eve!!! Congrats Mark

12-24-2011, 07:26 AM
congrats with the new ukulele! have fun!

12-24-2011, 07:31 AM
congratulations on havin your kamaka they are lovely ukes, one day i will own a kamaka, great idea to film the unboxing, would love to see your face when you finally take it out of the box

12-25-2011, 09:24 AM
Here's what I waited 24 hours to open. I haven't been able to put it down since I got it. Very happy with my choice and it even came with a tee shirt.http://i3http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo348/nomaj112/100_2697.jpg90.photobucket.com/albums/oo348/nomaj112/100_2703.jpghttp://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo348/nomaj112/100_2698.jpg

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12-25-2011, 09:47 AM
Definitely a Christmas to remember. Now see how many Christmas songs you can pull out of that thing today :) ENJOY, and merry Christmas.

12-25-2011, 09:52 AM
Congrats and Merry Christmas~ it's a beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12-25-2011, 11:23 AM
is it okay to be jealous of a christmas present? If so, I am. Congratulations. :)

12-25-2011, 02:16 PM
Beautiful, beautiful Kamaka! Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

12-25-2011, 06:17 PM
Beautiful, thanks for the pics!

12-26-2011, 03:21 AM
Wow, it's gorgeous! I hope you enjoy it for many years. A Kamaka would be a dream come true for me. Good idea for them to throw in a Tshirt. Good promotional idea!

12-26-2011, 03:30 AM
Very nice Mark. Now change out those Kamaka strings so she can really sing!

01-01-2012, 06:12 AM
Very nice Mark. Now change out those Kamaka strings so she can really sing!

Thanks for the advice Dana. I changed out the strings put some Aquilas on it and it made quite a difference in sound. I was pleased before but even more so now.