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MGM
03-30-2012, 06:25 PM
Heres a great new builder..lreally liked that carved models and especially the sound of the Dali uke.
Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgMrWwk7_MY&feature=youtube_gdata_player


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mds725
03-30-2012, 07:20 PM
Cool video, Mike. Thanks for posting! Those are some interesting-looking, artsy ukes. There's lots more eye candy (aka uke porn) at the webiste. http://iriguchiukuleles.com/

smellofstrings
03-30-2012, 07:56 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They put my "You've Got A Friend In Me" video on their website!!! What an honour!!! Thank you!!! :bowdown:

Hippie Dribble
03-30-2012, 08:40 PM
great vid Mike....what I'd give to be there sampling some of those beauties :cool:

mm stan
03-30-2012, 09:11 PM
Mahalo Plenty Mike,
Wow the Reno Event is kinda big eh....wish I was there, and in bettah condition to go...and lucky like you..

localmana
03-30-2012, 09:48 PM
Mahalo for the video, Mike,
I was supposed to be there but plans changed. Watching your was a good second best.

Raygf
03-30-2012, 10:26 PM
http://youtu.be/BjYMgqampsw

Gadzukes!
03-31-2012, 03:34 AM
Wow, what a great eye for design. He has a nice logo and everything. Prices aren't bad either!

Kanaka916
03-31-2012, 05:40 AM
Dave is a member since April 2010 (username is thehappyukulele) . . . For you guys in Nor Cal, he and Dianna reside in Carmichael.

pulelehua
03-31-2012, 09:57 AM
That archtop is lovely, and has a nice tone. Would love to see/hear one in a concert. Are there any reviews of these ukes? Anyone know how they are for consistency, intonation, etc.?

uke4life
03-31-2012, 12:55 PM
Zero fret is interesting...Haven't seen those on ukes...What are people's thoughts on that? Kind of interesting :)

Raygf
03-31-2012, 01:20 PM
Zero fret is interesting...Haven't seen those on ukes...What are people's thoughts on that? Kind of interesting :)

Flukes and Fleas have zero frets and I think they work very well.

fumanshu
03-31-2012, 01:28 PM
Zero fret is interesting...Haven't seen those on ukes...What are people's thoughts on that? Kind of interesting :)

All LFDM ukes have zero fret. Pahu Kani ukes also have zero fret....By the way, Pahu Kani ukes are amazing both in playability and tone wise.

chrimess
03-31-2012, 01:46 PM
Maybe an archtop under 8 grand?

mds725
03-31-2012, 02:05 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They put my "You've Got A Friend In Me" video on their website!!! What an honour!!! Thank you!!! :bowdown:

Where on the website?

nix
04-01-2012, 06:14 AM
I got to meet Dave this weekend too. I fell in love with his keystone ukes. He makes some of them with side sound holes and the shape is great for shorter forearms. The really exciting thing about these ukuleles though is the necks. I tried 3 different experimental necks. All of them are an attempt to make it easier to bar chords and get enough pressure. One of the necks had a V shape in the back. That didn't work for me because I have short thumbs but I saw how it worked great for people with bigger hands. He also had a a sort of angled neck and then a really thin neck. The thin one was fabulous. I never had such an easy time barring a chord.

As an aside, I'm a woman with small hands. When I say "people with bigger hands" that would probably be average size hands for a man.

Nix

thehappyukulele
04-11-2012, 07:36 AM
Heres a great new builder..lreally liked that carved models and especially the sound of the Dali uke.
Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgMrWwk7_MY&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Sent from my iPad

Wow! Thanks so much MusicGuyMic! This is too cool. Had a great time at the Reno show with my booth next to yours. Note to other vendors at shows: try to get a booth next to MGM because he brings a lot of traffic! Lots going on in the workshop. Have a new FatBottom Electric Archtop in the works.

thehappyukulele
04-11-2012, 07:40 AM
That archtop is lovely, and has a nice tone. Would love to see/hear one in a concert. Are there any reviews of these ukes? Anyone know how they are for consistency, intonation, etc.?

Pulelehua,
I'm trying to get some quality sound samples over the next few weeks. I have a couple friends who are going to help me and who can demonstrate the sound much better than I.

thehappyukulele
04-11-2012, 07:49 AM
I got to meet Dave this weekend too. I fell in love with his keystone ukes. He makes some of them with side sound holes and the shape is great for shorter forearms. The really exciting thing about these ukuleles though is the necks. I tried 3 different experimental necks. All of them are an attempt to make it easier to bar chords and get enough pressure. One of the necks had a V shape in the back. That didn't work for me because I have short thumbs but I saw how it worked great for people with bigger hands. He also had a a sort of angled neck and then a really thin neck. The thin one was fabulous. I never had such an easy time barring a chord.

As an aside, I'm a woman with small hands. When I say "people with bigger hands" that would probably be average size hands for a man.

Nix

Thanks for coming by the booth Nix. It's always interesting to me to see what people think of the different neck profiles. I really try to focus on playability and comfort when I design my ukuleles and your main connection point is your fret hand. I really appreciate your comments.

xtoph
04-11-2012, 04:05 PM
I know someone who wants to help with sound samples!! I even have a little Tascam recorder we could use!

thehappyukulele
04-11-2012, 08:22 PM
I know someone who wants to help with sound samples!! I even have a little Tascam recorder we could use!

Outstanding Brah! Let's do it!

PoiDog
04-12-2012, 04:48 AM
Wow, what a great eye for design. He has a nice logo and everything. Prices aren't bad either!

the prices are very reasonable! Good grief, with so many new small luthiers entering the fray, it seems there is more and more incentive to give in to getting more ukes that I could ever possibly need!

Must. Resist.

pulelehua
04-12-2012, 09:06 AM
Pulelehua,
I'm trying to get some quality sound samples over the next few weeks. I have a couple friends who are going to help me and who can demonstrate the sound much better than I.

Are they just available in tenor? Or is a concert possible? I've never seen a concert archtop advertised, come to think of it... Hmmm.

thehappyukulele
04-13-2012, 02:40 AM
Give in... don't let 'need' be your master. Celebrate 'want'! :o


the prices are very reasonable! Good grief, with so many new small luthiers entering the fray, it seems there is more and more incentive to give in to getting more ukes that I could ever possibly need!

Must. Resist.

thehappyukulele
04-13-2012, 02:41 AM
Are they just available in tenor? Or is a concert possible? I've never seen a concert archtop advertised, come to think of it... Hmmm.

I haven't made a concert archtop yet, but we recently did a super-soprano.
http://iriguchiukuleles.com/portfolio-item/haigha-the-march-hare-semi-hollow-archtop-electric-soprano-ukulele/

thehappyukulele
04-15-2012, 11:39 AM
And now for something completely different... an acoustic tenor keystone ukulele with a custom milk paint finish on the back and sides. It depicts the five animals and five elements of Hung Gar Kung Fu.

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It has a sweet sounding Redwood sound board and a Sapele neck. This unusual ukulele is bound for Australia.

hapuna
04-15-2012, 04:14 PM
Heres a great new builder..lreally liked that carved models and especially the sound of the Dali uke.
Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgMrWwk7_MY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Mike I was visiting Just Ukes in Kohala at the Shops at Mauna lani I think and there were some very nice sounding and good looking ukes without any markings. When I asked about it they said they were working with a maker in Vietnam. I tried to get more info but none was forthcoming. Any idea who these ukes come from. Have you run into them??? They were not in the other Just Ukes shop in Kona.

thehappyukulele
05-28-2012, 05:38 PM
We just completed a new archtop tenor in Mahogany. She's an electric, semi-hollow, FatBottom archtop in Mahogany. Her name is "Breeze (http://iriguchiukuleles.com/portfolio-item/breeze-fatbottom-semi-hollow-archtop-f-hole-electric-tenor-ukulele/)".

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thehappyukulele
07-24-2012, 12:51 PM
Hey Mike we just finished a new ukulele like the "Dali" uke you saw at Reno. This one is called Savanna and is in Zebrawood and Padauk. Sounds very similar to the one you saw.
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http://tinyurl.com/bwfsrfy