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Camsuke
03-22-2012, 04:41 PM
Hi everyone,
We have just arrived back in Australia after a short visit to the UK.
Whilst in the UK I was lucky enough to visit the guys at the Southern Ukulele Store at Bournemouth were I found this amazing intsrument and immediately fell in love with it. What made the entire experience so enjoyable apart from their extensive range of quality ukes was the way the guys made us feel completely welcome and the way they went about their business in such a professional and friendly manner. They even gave me a seniors discount! Thanks gents, well done.3538135382353833538435385

wickedwahine11
03-22-2012, 04:44 PM
It looks beautiful, congratulations.

vanflynn
03-22-2012, 04:51 PM
Congrats. Beautiful wood grain. Glad it survived the trip half way around the world!

Nickie
03-22-2012, 04:52 PM
Congrats! Nice lookin uke. Nice lookin guy holding it, too!

Trinimon
03-22-2012, 04:56 PM
K4?! Damn! Sweet looking uke with amazing curls! Congrats!

Eyeguy
03-22-2012, 04:59 PM
Stunningly beautiful! Congrats!

Scott S.
03-22-2012, 05:01 PM
Gorgeous! I bet its sounds as great as it looks.

mds725
03-22-2012, 05:41 PM
Kanile'as seem to have some of the most striking grain. That's a hella beautiful ukulele! Congratulations on an ukulele/human match made in heaven! And thanks for making me drool on my keyboard. :)

coolkayaker1
03-22-2012, 05:42 PM
Nice, very nice. Their top of the line non-custom uke...the one I'd buy, if I could afford it.

am I the only one that noticed in your photo pointing to the sign you have a cutaway in your hand, with some sort of turtle bridge. A Big Island, maybe? Hmmm.

wmboy
03-22-2012, 06:47 PM
Congrats. Lovely uke.

Gillian
03-22-2012, 08:51 PM
I am convinced that Kanile'a makes the best looking production ukes.

Absolutely fabulous.

mm stan
03-22-2012, 09:46 PM
Congrats on your new Kanilea..wow it looks like the K5 my friend owned...even with a seniors discount it must
have cost as much as you trip..wow..thank you for sharing..Many happy years of strumming matey!!
Here is the uke my friend used to own..almost looks like twins, yes kanilea's are very beautiful..yours seems to have a nicer wood for sure..
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/ukestan/083.jpg

Plainsong
03-22-2012, 10:51 PM
Wow! Now slap some D'addario t2 strings on there (can be found in the UU store) and be happy! Seriously I could rave all day about these strings on a Kanilea.

Camsuke
03-23-2012, 02:43 PM
Thanks for all your kind compliments folks, I am dearly looking forward to a long and very enjoyable journey with this uke.
Thanks for the tip on the D'Addario T2 strings Plainsong, I'll give them a try.

Hippie Dribble
03-23-2012, 07:34 PM
wow Cam, just an incredibly stunning instrument mate. Super choice. You clearly have a keen eye for a beautiful uke brother...NOW...get that bloomin recording equipment out and record something. You can only hold out on us for so long!!!!! :drool:

Camsuke
03-23-2012, 07:39 PM
No worries mate, I'll get something together soon.

Tack
03-23-2012, 08:19 PM
Hmmm Yup - that uke just about ticks all the boxes! The curl on the wood is amazing .. Reminds me of tiger stripes.
Any issues with customs/quarantine when you came back in.. Did you have to pay gst on it??

Beautiful mate - beautiful!

smellofstrings
03-23-2012, 08:46 PM
WOW~ What a beauty!!! :drool: Congrats!!!

Camsuke
03-23-2012, 09:11 PM
Hmmm Yup - that uke just about ticks all the boxes! The curl on the wood is amazing .. Reminds me of tiger stripes.
Any issues with customs/quarantine when you came back in.. Did you have to pay gst on it??

Beautiful mate - beautiful!
Hi Tack,
No issues with quarantine as the instrument has already travelled from Hawahii to the UK and Australia has very similar restrictions to the UK, the VAT charged in the UK can be claimed at the airport on departure.

Camsuke
03-23-2012, 09:15 PM
WOW~ What a beauty!!! :drool: Congrats!!!
Thanks William,
As you well know, there's always room for one more uke!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-23-2012, 09:27 PM
Beautiful! Congratulations and enjoy.