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BIGDB
05-29-2012, 03:08 PM
I always see people with a bunch of ukes so I'm wondering what's your favorite overall uke in your collection

BIGDB
05-29-2012, 03:10 PM
I only have 2 so it would have to be my style 3 Martin (compared to my s1)

wickedwahine11
05-29-2012, 03:10 PM
Hmm, I have a great deal of sentimental value towards my Kamaka and Kamoa ukes, but if I could keep only one, it would probably be my KoAloha.

janeray1940
05-29-2012, 03:12 PM
Someone once told me that three or more of anything counts as a collection, so I guess my three ukes qualify. The one that gets played the most and goes everywhere with me is my Kamaka pineapple.

TCK
05-29-2012, 03:16 PM
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1940 Martin Style 3M...if you want to know how I know exactly what year it is, I am happy to share. Older than me Dad...who I love slightly more than this uke :)

patfia
05-29-2012, 03:16 PM
hmmm ... Makai or Kanilea ... decisions, decisions ... ok, yup, gotta go with the Kanilea:o

jmw
05-29-2012, 03:20 PM
My Ohana SK-25Z gets played daily.

fernandogardinali
05-29-2012, 03:46 PM
My favorite is the KoAloha I recently bought from AncientMatingCalls. It's a great player.

Raygf
05-29-2012, 03:49 PM
I cherish my Glyph Custom Tenor, but my KoAloha long neck soprano is right up there with it.

ryanvt
05-29-2012, 03:54 PM
I love my mya moe!

RichM
05-29-2012, 03:55 PM
I have some really nice ukes, so it's hard to pick a favorite... but my Martin Style 0 is the one I go to most right now.

Hippie Dribble
05-29-2012, 03:55 PM
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These were my first ukes and I'm a sentimental old fool :o

Canoe Lady
05-29-2012, 04:30 PM
I am also quite sentimental, so the Kamaka I bought on Maui will always be in my heart, but I must say my Moore Bettah is sharing the spot right next to it.

TCK
05-29-2012, 04:34 PM
Precisely why we love ya mate...more mojo in those two than in most of our collections :)

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These were my first ukes and I'm a sentimental old fool :o

Markr1
05-29-2012, 05:17 PM
I can't get it down to 1 I have to give 2 because I can't choose between the 2 which one I like best sorry. So I have to say my Kamaka HF-3 and my Kanilea super concert.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
05-29-2012, 05:19 PM
My broken Lyon & Healy Camp Uke is my favorite (and my first) ukulele.

Chris Tarman
05-29-2012, 05:57 PM
Probably my Style 3 Martin. I've loved the looks of that model since I first started playing, and finally got a good deal on one.
I also really love my Gibson Uke 3 (which is "in hospital" right now, having a back brace re-glued and a couple of bits of new wood grafted onto its bridge). It's about the same age as the Martin (right around 1930), and while it doesn't sound quite as good, it is significantly less common. So it gets serious cool-factor points!

roxhum
05-29-2012, 06:50 PM
I love my Kamaka Soprano above all others.

bynapkinart
05-29-2012, 08:20 PM
I love my Pono, but my favorite uke is my Johnny Marvin. I've never played a single instrument like it, it just begs to sing. Over eighty years and thousands of miles old, and it's still singing loud and clear. Amazing.

http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss258/bynapkinart/P8230026.jpg

Patrick Madsen
05-29-2012, 08:55 PM
My Griffin Tenor. I have a few high end ukes but the Griffin has such a deep, mellow tone and the neck plays like baduh; so much so I'm possibly selling my others as I don't play them like I do the Griffin. I reach for him first.

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kamaka_4_life
05-29-2012, 09:44 PM
Hands down, my Kamaka HF-3!! Such a great uke, and the sound will only get better with time :)

Nickie
05-29-2012, 10:11 PM
The ONLY one I play is my Kala concert.

bazmaz
05-29-2012, 11:04 PM
My Kanile'a K1 Tenor

http://www.gotaukulele.com/2011/08/kanilea-k-1-tenor-ukulele-review.html

808boy
05-29-2012, 11:26 PM
For now, a Maui Music Concert and a Mele Slothead, Double Puka Koa Tenor.
Anxiously waiting for my Custom WAW Tenor....3 weeks away....................

Paul Dominic Martin
05-29-2012, 11:34 PM
my "Al" KoAloha Thin Body Tenor!!! :rolleyes:

kvehe
05-30-2012, 12:07 AM
The one whose sound gets everyone talking is the Blackbird.

bdukes
05-30-2012, 12:35 AM
Favorite player: Kamaka HF-3
Sentimental value: my first, bought at a Kauai gas station Hilo Soprano

Although, there might be some tension in the collection as a Koaloha long neck sop will be introduced to the pack on Monday... I've heard such good things.

stevepetergal
05-30-2012, 01:05 AM
The collection is down from about a dozen to three. Sold off the Kamaka. Hated the Makalas and Kalas. The Kanile'a was an absolute disaster. Returned it. The Mya-Moe was the best, by far, no contest. But it was the wrong uke for me, my mistake on the specs. My favorite is indoubtedly my Koaloha Concert.

dkcrown
05-30-2012, 01:40 AM
I have many top notch ukuleles and play them all. But if I had to get down to one, it would be my Moore Bettah, the Phoenix. For amazing, complex sound and unsurpassed beauty and craftsmanship, IMO it has no equal.

caukulele
05-30-2012, 02:42 AM
Well, I have two..and I really have to say that when I play one I think it's my favorite..then when I pick up the other I think it's my favorite...so I would have to say that it's the one I am currently playing....

GinnyT11
05-30-2012, 03:30 AM
Well, I have two..and I really have to say that when I play one I think it's my favorite..then when I pick up the other I think it's my favorite...so I would have to say that it's the one I am currently playing....

The wise Steven Stills sang about that in his philosophical treatise "Love the One You're With."

whit
05-30-2012, 04:20 AM
The wise Steven Stills sang about that in his philosophical treatise "Love the One You're With."

In the words of Las Teclas de Negro, it may well be my "next girl". Why else do they keep appearing?

kvehe
05-30-2012, 04:27 AM
In the words of Las Teclas de Negro, it may well be my "next girl". Why else do they keep appearing?

Well, for those who view their ukes as children or friends, that would be like saying that people have more than one (human) child hoping for a better one the next time around. :D :D :D

bdukes
05-30-2012, 05:09 AM
Well, for those who view their ukes as children or friends, that would be like saying that people have more than one (human) child hoping for a better one the next time around. :D :D :D

Funny, I was going to make that analogy as I often find myself imparting "human" characteristics onto my ukes. Then I indeed felt bad about selling so many of them. And obviously, I would never consider selling my children, but my dogs on the other hand... :)

mo9090x
05-30-2012, 08:08 AM
Right now I have to say Collings Concert Koa UC1K for sure!

G Hill
05-30-2012, 11:17 AM
Without doubt my Martin Baritone, it has such a sweet tone.
I love it!!!
cheers
Gary

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
05-30-2012, 11:18 AM
Without doubt my Martin Baritone, it has such a sweet tone.
I love it!!!
cheers
Gary

Jealous. Very jealous.

Chris Tarman
05-30-2012, 12:58 PM
Well, I have two..and I really have to say that when I play one I think it's my favorite..then when I pick up the other I think it's my favorite...so I would have to say that it's the one I am currently playing....

That's how I feel a lot of the time too.

Ethan
05-30-2012, 02:05 PM
I choose my mainland cedar concert

ChrisRCovington
05-30-2012, 02:10 PM
I am torn between my Martin S1 and my Bruko No. 6. I also love my Applause UA10, too. That's why I can't have just one ukulele I love them all!

ksiegel
05-30-2012, 03:50 PM
KoAloha Tenor Sceptre. No ifs, ands, buts, or maybes.




-Kurt

poppy
05-31-2012, 06:01 AM
My Honu Concert it has captivated me.

MisterRios
06-01-2012, 07:38 AM
My Ohana Pineapple PK-25 is so sweet, I prefer it over the SK-35 that I got two months later. I've been thinking about selling the SK. It's a good uke, but when I really want to play and have fun, I'll bring out the pineapple.

Uke Whisperer
06-01-2012, 08:05 AM
SK-38 today. Perhaps I'll go back to KOA wood next week???

frets alot
06-02-2012, 01:28 AM
This is easy, since I only have one uke. So, my favorite is my Kala Thinline Tenor. Pretty pathetic, huh? But, I do really like my first uke.

bazmaz
06-02-2012, 02:16 AM
Talk of collections prompted me to photograph mine!

http://www.gotaukulele.com/2012/06/current-ukulele-collection.html

1931jim
06-02-2012, 02:16 AM
This is easy, since I only have one uke. So, my favorite is my Kala Thinline Tenor. Pretty pathetic, huh? But, I do really like my first uke.
Hello frets alot,
Most certainly not pathetic. Congratulations are in order. One favourite ukulele and all your other interesting instruments only goes to reinforce your choice of forum name. You must have been a string enthusiast for quite a while.
Jim

bdukes
06-02-2012, 03:17 AM
Talk of collections prompted me to photograph mine!

http://www.gotaukulele.com/2012/06/current-ukulele-collection.html

Nice collection. If only Apple did make a ukulele... it'd be white, paper thin and only have one string. :)

bazmaz
06-02-2012, 03:23 AM
Nice collection. If only Apple did make a ukulele... it'd be white, paper thin and only have one string. :)

:D

Would also cost more than all other ukes, and you would need a dedicated Apple add on to change the strings.

bdukes
06-02-2012, 03:27 AM
Haha. I wasn't going to go there for fear of the religious war that would ensue. But very true and you'll find no bigger iFan than me.

iUke, hmmm.

Pondoro
06-02-2012, 03:31 AM
Ohana SK-35. I have more expensive ukes and ukes I built myself but the Ohana just keeps calling me back.

KimosTherapy
06-02-2012, 04:33 AM
My hands down favorite is my Van Pelt Redwood Top, Koa Back & Sides Tenor. Awesome uke!

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frets alot
06-02-2012, 06:03 AM
Hello frets alot,
Most certainly not pathetic. Congratulations are in order. One favourite ukulele and all your other interesting instruments only goes to reinforce your choice of forum name. You must have been a string enthusiast for quite a while.
Jim

Thanks, Jim. Yes, I started out with guitar in 1973, and haven't looked back since. I love playing with strings....it keeps me out of trouble (most of the time). One of these days, though, I'm going to have to stop learning new instruments. I think it's a sickness....just like UAS. Ukulele is fun, though, and I'm sure glad I finally came to my senses and bought one.

frets alot
06-02-2012, 06:04 AM
Talk of collections prompted me to photograph mine!

http://www.gotaukulele.com/2012/06/current-ukulele-collection.html

Really impressive collection!

wickedwahine11
06-02-2012, 07:20 AM
Just that quick, my answer changes to the one I am getting next week (or at least I think it does). I guess that is just proof of UAS.

didgeridoo2
06-02-2012, 07:37 AM
Currently it's my Mya Moe Sinker Redwood and Koa Tenor Reso (#549). Could change in a couple weeks when I get a William King LS Koa Tenor.

Gillian
06-02-2012, 08:00 AM
Tough question, but I would have to say my Kamaka longneck concert.

ksiegel
06-02-2012, 11:30 AM
:D

Would also cost more than all other ukes, and you would need a dedicated Apple add on to change the strings.

Actually, you wouldn't be able to change the strings without violating the warranty during the first year - and when you brought it in to the Apple Store to get the strings changed, they'd just give you a refurbished uke, and call it even.

1931jim
06-02-2012, 11:58 AM
Apples and Oranges and Pineapples. Decisions decisions.

mds725
06-02-2012, 12:49 PM
I think I have situational favorites. I prefer my Kamaka tenor for my Hawaiian music classes and for class performances. I prefer my Mya-Moes -- a myrtle tenor (#635) and myrtle baritone -- for popular music (I only play the bari when I'm alone so that I don't have to transpose chords from G tuning to C tuning in my head). I prefer my Kamaka 8-string when I feel like playing an 8 string (which includes playing it sometimes for one of my Hawaiian music classes). I'm not sure what I'd do if I could only keep one.

Jane
06-02-2012, 02:16 PM
The Loprinzi Model A Soprano. Love its rich tones and great sustain. A delight to play.

joekulele
06-02-2012, 05:05 PM
See my kids down there below? Well fortunately, they can't read but my favorite is L-e-i-l-a-n-i...shhh!
-joe

blue_knight_usa
06-02-2012, 05:34 PM
On the top on my list! I still can't believe I own it! Thinking about ordering another one from Char!

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I love my mya moe!

GKK
06-02-2012, 09:30 PM
My Pono Mahogany Tenor Slot Head (MHTSH), has the Best Look and Sound too, me!...

There is no "K" Brand uke that I would ever trade it for!

consitter
06-02-2012, 11:10 PM
Easy for me. My KoAloha custom tenor.