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BasicUke
03-15-2012, 04:07 PM
I gotta say, it was worth the wait! Today I got my Mango Concert uke from Mike at Mainland!

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bynapkinart
03-15-2012, 04:08 PM
Nice new uke! I had my eye on a mango but stuttered at the last moment...they look so sweet.

mds725
03-15-2012, 04:40 PM
Ooooh! Pretty! Congratulations on your new uke! It looks great!

Nickie
03-15-2012, 05:22 PM
Very nice! Congratulations!

Bill Mc
03-15-2012, 05:38 PM
That's a lovely and great sounding instrument and your photos show their beauty in a way not exhibited on the Mainland site. I've got the Mainland mango in tenor and pineapple size. Both are a pleasure to play.

keywestkeely
03-15-2012, 06:47 PM
Congratulations! I've just ordered my Mainland Concert Mango this week from Mike and Mike (Uke Republic and Mainland) and I can't wait to get it. Loved seeing your photos--made me even more eager to get mine now! I'll have to post pics too...

Enjoy!

tigersister
03-15-2012, 07:07 PM
Congrats, it's lovely!

itsme
03-15-2012, 07:30 PM
That's some gorgeous wood! :)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-15-2012, 08:05 PM
Pretty pretty! Congrats and enjoy!

Kayak Jim
03-16-2012, 12:53 AM
... and your photos show their beauty in a way not exhibited on the Mainland site. ...

I agree whole heartedly! I got a Mainland mahogany but struggled a lot with my decision until I finally asked here on UU to see some photos of Mainlands. Not everyone would bother doing that, they'd just pick one of the comparable brands (Islander, KPK), as I came very close to doing. Mainland (and Uke Republic) would do themselves a BIG favour by posting some better photos of their instruments.

BasicUke
03-16-2012, 01:24 AM
The only down side I can find, with my first two ukes, I didn't mind taking them out of the house. I would take one with me in my car each day and, at lunch, go down by the river and play while I ate my lunch.

Now that I have a really nice uke, I am hesitant to take it out of the house, even in it's new super-d-duper protective case.

Compound that with the fact it's a concert size and neither of my other two are concert size.

LOL! Never marry a pretty woman and never buy a nice uke! Such terrible problems I have!! LOL

Thanks and it really *IS* a beautiful uke!

Jim

BasicUke
03-16-2012, 01:26 AM
BTW, it has the Mi-Si installed! Can wait to try THAT out too!

ckellogg
03-16-2012, 03:05 AM
Last Nov I got a Mainland Mango Pineapple for my bday (and completing UUBL). Best Thing Ever! It's a 'second', yeah, right. It's basically perfect. I replaced the Aquilas with Worth Brown Lights, a little less loudness, softer/sweeter, and, for this newbie, easier on my fingers. I just love it. It's now starting to open up, and, this is the first time I'm understanding that 'opening up' phenomenon. I'm really excited for you!

Wouldn't it be great to have a Mainland Meet Up?

OldePhart
03-18-2012, 09:51 AM
Wouldn't it be great to have a Mainland Meet Up?

UWC - first weekend in June. Not exactly a Mainland meet up as there are a lot of other ukes there - but it is hosted by Mike of Mainland, on land a handful of miles from the Mainland homeland - and I think most of us try to make at least one pilgrimmage to the store while we're there...

JOhn

hibiscus
03-18-2012, 09:55 AM
Congrats~ I'm happy with my Mango Soprano, too! I have Worth Clears on it, and it sounds much sweeter and has more sustain than it did with the Aquilas.

Steedy
03-18-2012, 10:41 AM
That's a beautiful instrument! I love the sound of mango ukes.

kenikas
03-18-2012, 11:02 AM
Congrats! They are amazing ukes for the money, I got mine a few weeks ago and can't wait to try some fluorocarbon strings on it. Unfortunately I haven't had much time to play lately and mine has only been out of the case 4 or 5 times ( mostly just to check the humidifier!).

barefootgypsy
03-18-2012, 11:48 AM
Beautiful uke, congrats! :iwant:There's only one stockist for Mainland ukes in the UK, and they only sell the mahogany concert uke. I wish we had a better choice! Import taxes here are GROSS!:(

smellofstrings
03-18-2012, 02:08 PM
Superb! Have fun with it! :cool: