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WhenDogsSing
07-10-2012, 05:36 AM
With the Kamoa E3s hitting the market, I just had to show off my Kamoa Custom 700 Evolve. It is a real sweetheart, plays like butter, purrs like a kitten, and roars like a lion...!!! I am sure the E3s are every bit as nice, just not quite as fancy as the Custom 700.

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Uke Republic
07-10-2012, 06:50 AM
Look'en goooooooooooood!

uke42
07-10-2012, 06:56 AM
How are these different from the E3's aside from the much nicer grade of wood and what looks to be better pick-ups?

Mandarb
07-10-2012, 07:00 AM
How are these different from the E3's aside from the much nicer grade of wood and what looks to be better pick-ups?

They are hollow body not a semi-hollow.

Mandarb
07-10-2012, 07:02 AM
To the OP - beautiful uke....enjoy!

WhenDogsSing
07-10-2012, 07:38 AM
How are these different from the E3's aside from the much nicer grade of wood and what looks to be better pick-ups?

Mine is a prototype Custom 700. I believe the new 700s, when they hit the market, will have a stop bridge/saddle arrangement similar to the ones that are on the E3s. The pickups on my 700 are Seymour Duncan rail humbuckers. I do not know what pickups the E3s have on them. I am sure they sound great. Kamoa has introduced a very nice line of steel string electrics. I love the Gibson ES335 look, a real classic. One more thing, the electronics on both the E3s and 700s are high grade, top quality. No cheesy stuff from Kamoa.

The Big Kahuna
07-10-2012, 08:14 AM
How do they define the difference between semi-hollow and hollow ? It's still going to have a solid block running down the centre.

WhenDogsSing
07-10-2012, 08:29 AM
How do they define the difference between semi-hollow and hollow ? It's still going to have a solid block running down the centre.

A true hollow body electric archtop doesn't have a block running through it. Pickups are attached directly to the body. The Gibson ES335 was introduced in 1958 and it was the first "semi-hollow" body electric guitar made. The block, which ran through the body, eliminated feedback problems inherent in archtop electrics when cranked too high.

ukulelecowboy
07-10-2012, 09:47 AM
Very nice. What the nut width? There seems to be very little fretboard taper.

Mike

Brad Bordessa
07-10-2012, 10:43 AM
I can't wait to get my hands on mine. I've been waiting since they came out. A '65 Fender Super Reverb stares me in the face every day and I don't have anything to play through it!

Doc_J
07-10-2012, 01:00 PM
With the Kamoa E3s hitting the market, I just had to show off my Kamoa Custom 700 Evolve. It is a real sweetheart, plays like butter, purrs like a kitten, and roars like a lion...!!! I am sure the E3s are every bit as nice, just not quite as fancy as the Custom 700.

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Thanks for sharing Tim. That looks amazing. I'd love to hear you play it.

WhenDogsSing
07-10-2012, 01:58 PM
I can't wait to get my hands on mine. I've been waiting since they came out. A '65 Fender Super Reverb stares me in the face every day and I don't have anything to play through it!

You're going to be one happy camper playing this baby through a Fender Super Reverb...I envy you...!!!

WhenDogsSing
07-10-2012, 02:00 PM
Very nice. What the nut width? There seems to be very little fretboard taper.

Mike

Nut width is 1-1/2". It's very comfortable.

Hippie Dribble
07-10-2012, 02:30 PM
gee Tim, it's stunning mate. I'm with doc...let's get you a video up...pronto!!!! :)

WhenDogsSing
07-10-2012, 02:39 PM
Thanks for sharing Tim. That looks amazing. I'd love to hear you play it.

Here's a quickie video I did Doc and Jon...There are a couple of "Oh Poop" moments but I'm sure you'll understand...!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnar84_4NQY

Dan Uke
07-10-2012, 02:57 PM
Here's a quickie video I did Doc...There are a couple of "Oh Poop" moments but I'm sure you'll understand...!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnar84_4NQY

That's awesome playing!! Everyone should sell their electric guitars and buy one of these bad boys!!

Doc_J
07-10-2012, 03:56 PM
Here's a quickie video I did Doc and Jon...There are a couple of "Oh Poop" moments but I'm sure you'll understand...!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnar84_4NQY




That's awesome playing!! Everyone should sell their electric guitars and buy one of these bad boys!!

Amen! That was beautiful Tim. OK, now I really want one, even though I wil never play as good as that.

23skidoo
07-10-2012, 05:19 PM
It does sound great - and very nice playing. I also love it that you have a lot of catfish noodling videos as 'related videos'.......

Mim
07-10-2012, 06:34 PM
That's awesome playing!! Everyone should sell their electric guitars and buy one of these bad boys!!

Agreed... tee hee hee!

tigersister
07-10-2012, 07:36 PM
Here's a quickie video I did Doc and Jon...There are a couple of "Oh Poop" moments but I'm sure you'll understand...!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnar84_4NQY

It sounds amazing in your hands! Thanks for sharing that with us.

bodhran
07-10-2012, 08:55 PM
That is really nice Sir.

WhenDogsSing
07-11-2012, 01:37 AM
It does sound great - and very nice playing. I also love it that you have a lot of catfish noodling videos as 'related videos'.......

Hee! Hee! Hee! I think that YouTube shows those videos off on the right side based on wording in the title of the featured video. While I am familiar with "noodling" for catfish and turtles, those videos are not mine. I'll have to give them a look-see though...!!!

strumsilly
07-11-2012, 01:57 AM
awesome. this is not helping my UAS though. I've already got a bass on my list , and now this comes along. liked Pancho & Lefty too, that's one I've been practicing.

Brad Bordessa
07-12-2012, 11:04 AM
Bump for more videos. (How 'bout a searing Santana lead one?)

Wicked
07-14-2012, 05:20 AM
Out of curiosity.... How does it sound unplugged?

WhenDogsSing
07-14-2012, 05:44 AM
Out of curiosity.... How does it sound unplugged?

They are not intended for acoustic play. You can barely hear it unplugged.

The Big Kahuna
07-14-2012, 06:28 AM
Go play a Gibson 335 acoustically and imagine it 100 x quieter, that should give you an idea, I imagine. Great for quietly practising, but get something like a Zoom 9002 and some headphones.

Wicked
07-14-2012, 11:14 AM
That's what I figured, but I saw some comment somewhere that said it had a nice sound unplugged... which didn't make much sense to me, but I thought I would ask.... because waiting another five days or so for my semi-hollow evolve was just too logical.

PhilUSAFRet
07-14-2012, 01:53 PM
I'm still waiting on a Gibson ES 175 clone

Brad Bordessa
07-14-2012, 03:33 PM
I'm still waiting on a Gibson ES 175 clone

Ah yeah...

I wish PRS or Fender would get on the electric 'ukulele boat. An 'ukulele strat or mira? That would be solid.

Wicked
07-14-2012, 03:50 PM
I'm still waiting on a Gibson ES 175 clone

This is pretty close, but I don't think that I want to know the sticker price.

http://bouzouki.de/Ukulele/jazz_uke/jazz_uke.html