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MGM
10-27-2008, 05:21 PM
After about a year of redevelopement and selling in Japan the honu line from Big island ukulele company and winkler woods is returning to the US Market. These are higher end imports along the lines of Pono. Winkler is a Big Island wood supply company which harvest and mills Koa for a very large percentage of guitar manufacturers in the business. They have now gone into making Ukulele with their own wood.

uluapoundr
10-27-2008, 07:47 PM
I use to work for Winkler Wood Products, which is where I fell in love with Koa. Ukuleles huh? Cool!

deach
10-28-2008, 01:43 AM
In other words, more choices for Christmas.

GX9901
10-28-2008, 08:48 AM
Will they be selling the version with the honu shaped bridge (http://gx9901ukes.blogspot.com/2007/10/revisiting-honu.html)? I got a concert (from MGM last year) that is outstanding. Superb workmanship and great sound.

MGM
10-28-2008, 11:47 AM
i will be looking at all the new models tomorrow so I can answer morew then

uluapoundr
10-29-2008, 08:30 PM
Hey Mike, got an update on the Honu ukes?

MGM
10-31-2008, 12:48 PM
The Honus now come in three sizes traditional plai no binding
Rope with Rope style purfling
Deluxe with ebony fretboard, honu shaped pinned bridge and honu shaped fret markers.

I am taking pictures now. Michael

ichadwick
11-02-2008, 10:41 AM
Pardon my ignorance, Michael, but can you give us a bit of background on Honu? Can anyone tell us more about them and maybe a bit about why we should be looking at them (as opposed to the several dozen other manufacturers)?

MGM
11-02-2008, 11:17 AM
I let it speak for itself heres a clip of a concert I just got Deluxe Koa model.

http://www.youtube.com/v/8ontCcAbaF4

DeG
11-02-2008, 02:27 PM
I can't get the link to work :confused:
Anyone else having trouble?

leaveit2jane
11-02-2008, 03:03 PM
GX9901 has a lovely clip in that link he put in there also. You have to scroll down a bit to get to it. I was able to get both to work.

GX9901
11-02-2008, 04:27 PM
While we're at it, here's a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU-sNNH7TdE)with my Honu concert.

uluapoundr
11-02-2008, 10:04 PM
MGM,
The Honu ukes on your ebay store look lovely. When I worked for Winkler I saw so much beautiful woods pass through the shop, man do I wish I bought some back then. Perhaps I just need to settle for one of their ukes ;)

UkuLeLesReggAe
11-02-2008, 11:23 PM
In other words, more choices for Christmas.

hahaha :D :D

are they good??

expensive
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