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hybridnightmare
02-08-2008, 06:44 AM
http://ukuleleworld2.com/product.php?productid=1144&cat=22&page=1
anyone have experience with this? im kinda interested in buying one.

Ryan
02-11-2008, 09:35 AM
It's beautiful! I would also like to know if anyone has experience with this uke and would recommend it.

rklicsu
02-11-2008, 10:22 AM
http://www.ukuleleworld2.com/files/t_1144.jpg

hybridnightmare
02-11-2008, 11:22 AM
yeah i wish there was a website with a BUTT LOAD of ukulele reviews. makes life and searching for the perfect uke easier.

Minamin
02-14-2008, 05:15 AM
I have the Kala Kiwi (http://cgi.ebay.com/Hot-New-Item-KALA-KIWI-SOPRANO-UKULELE_W0QQitemZ330211841744QQihZ014QQcategoryZ16 224QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem), which I imagine is the same thing except for the small differences. I like it a lot, It makes a nice mellow sound, stays in tune well, and it's just a blast to play. Musicguymic set it up with Worth Clears, which took some getting used to when I was so used to Aquilas, but they compliment the uke nicely.

I only have/had two very minor problems with it. The lower tuners are angled downward, so they get in the way of my hand when I'm plying an E7 or F minor. The Pineapple design doesn't have this problem though. The other problem I had is that the bridge is placed very low on the body. This left the bridge rubbing against my right arm, but somehow I don't seem to have this problem anymore either. I must have changed the way I hold it or something.

I say buy it! It's a fun uke, and I've ordered from Ukulele World before, they're great people to deal with.

Here's two videos of my kiwi for further reference:

Me playing Happy Birthday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_lI-AEINj8)

My girlfriend playing Scream and Run Away (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exwykdXF01I&feature=user)

hybridnightmare
02-14-2008, 07:55 AM
I have the Kala Kiwi (http://cgi.ebay.com/Hot-New-Item-KALA-KIWI-SOPRANO-UKULELE_W0QQitemZ330211841744QQihZ014QQcategoryZ16 224QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem), which I imagine is the same thing except for the small differences. I like it a lot, It makes a nice mellow sound, stays in tune well, and it's just a blast to play. Musicguymic set it up with Worth Clears, which took some getting used to when I was so used to Aquilas, but they compliment the uke nicely.

I only have/had two very minor problems with it. The lower tuners are angled downward, so they get in the way of my hand when I'm plying an E7 or F minor. The Pineapple design doesn't have this problem though. The other problem I had is that the bridge is placed very low on the body. This left the bridge rubbing against my right arm, but somehow I don't seem to have this problem anymore either. I must have changed the way I hold it or something.

I say buy it! It's a fun uke, and I've ordered from Ukulele World before, they're great people to deal with.

Here's two videos of my kiwi for further reference:

Me playing Happy Birthday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_lI-AEINj8)

My girlfriend playing Scream and Run Away (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exwykdXF01I&feature=user)

are worth clears better?

Minamin
02-14-2008, 08:21 AM
I don't know about better. They come stock with GHS strings which I like, but I think for this ukulele I prefer the sound of the Worths.

strumsilly
10-25-2010, 01:45 PM
they both are great strings, but if you are going to do any fingerpicking, the aquilas are squeakier, which i find annoying

strumsilly
10-25-2010, 01:47 PM
woo, i didn't notice the original post date

Lori
10-25-2010, 03:10 PM
My review of the Kiwi version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6RfRzMW1t0

It tends to be a bit head heavy, so a strap or Uke Leash is very helpful. Great little instrument for the money... lots of fun too. I like Worth Clear strings on mine, but if you are more of a strummer, you might like Aquila.
–Lori