View Full Version : New Uke Day!! Kamaka HF-1

05-01-2012, 06:10 AM
I've only been playing for a few months. I started with a no-name concert and then a month later I got a Kala KA-S. I told myself that if I was still playing in a year, I'd go ahead and get a Koaloha and if I was still playing in 5 years or so, I'd get a Kamaka or a Kanilea. Then I started browsing the Ukulele Marketplace and this HF-1 came up. I bought it and had it shipped to my brother in LA. There it sat in a dark closet for 3 weeks until today, when I had a friend bring it from LA to Taipei, Taiwan. So here are some pics. I love it.

BTW, the Koaloha and the Kanilea are still on my wish list. Maybe a Koaloha concert and a Kanilea tenor? Who knows, but it definitely won't be happening anytime soon. I'd have to come up with some very good reasons to persuade the wife why I'd need another uke.


05-01-2012, 06:15 AM
Congratulations on a beautiful Kamaka!

05-01-2012, 06:17 AM
Beautiful instrument, congrats!

05-01-2012, 06:31 AM
What a beautiful ukulele! Enjoy!

05-01-2012, 06:32 AM
Lovely! I bought a second uke about three weeks after my first one arrived, but I still find myself thinking about the next one... Kamaka is definitely on the "one to save up for" list.

05-01-2012, 07:10 AM
Beautiful. Happy strumming

05-01-2012, 07:16 AM
Oh happy day! I wish you Kamaka joy.

In contrast to you, we have a Kanile'a concert, which is completely wonderful, and I regularly review the KoAloha tenors for sale.

05-01-2012, 07:23 AM
Hi Kirbo

As someone who began their own confirmed journey towards a dream soprano today I can share your excitement and joy! I always rather fancied a HF-1. Hope it's wonderful for you


05-01-2012, 07:25 AM
Congrats on the new Kamaka! :)

05-01-2012, 08:33 AM
once you start playing amazing things on your kamaka then you'll be able to persuade your wife in song!

05-01-2012, 08:41 AM
Really beautiful! Congrats and I'm sure you will have many happy days together! Thanks for sharing!

mm stan
05-01-2012, 08:41 AM
Congrats on the Kamaka, wow ...have fun and happy strummings...

05-01-2012, 09:12 AM
That's one good lookin' Kamaka!

Happy strumming!

05-01-2012, 09:23 AM
Hey...congratulations!!! Welcome to the Klub!

05-01-2012, 06:18 PM
Congratulations on your new-to-you ukulele! It's really pretty!

05-01-2012, 06:23 PM
Is that Aquila strings on your kamaka? meh... but congrats on your new uke!

05-01-2012, 06:40 PM
Congrats! Have fun with your new uke!

05-01-2012, 07:08 PM

someone needs to make a thread to put all the pickups on haha :P

05-02-2012, 04:02 AM
Beautiful uke and good choice. Since I got my kamaka I have not found another uke that compares to it and UAS has become manageable. You will love it!

Paul Dominic Martin
05-02-2012, 04:29 AM
Congrats on the Kamaka!!!! can't go wrong with any of the 4 K's.... I recently upgraded to a KoAloha Tenor Thin Body!!!! I agree> Woo and persuade her in song... and pursue SAS (Song Acquisition Syndrome) or TAS (Technique Acquisition Syndrome); atleast that's what i tell myself and still find myself in the marketplace of UU and the fleamarketmusic site checking out the new posts... :p

05-02-2012, 05:09 AM
Thank you for all your well wishes. I havent been able to put her down. She puts everything I have ever played ( not really all that much ) to shame. And I'm not really sure if it's in my head, but I think I sound better than I probably am. I really don't know which strings are on. I'm guessing aquilas. I'll eventually get around to experimenting with the different strings, but for now these will do. Once you get a nice uke, do you even touch the beaters anymore?

05-02-2012, 05:13 AM
once you start playing amazing things on your kamaka then you'll be able to persuade your wife in song!

persuade her to...let you buy more ukuleles! Right?

05-02-2012, 06:22 AM
congratulations to your new uke! :)