View Full Version : Another New Uke Day - Big Island HONUs

07-31-2012, 05:37 PM
Arrived home Monday evening to find a rather large box from Mim's Ukes on my doorstep. I wondered what could it be?


Hmm, a couple of nice cases, but what were they hiding?


Oh my goodness, a pair of sea turtles had swam my way from Summer NAMM 2012:


Built-in hygrometers are nice (if they're accurate):


07-31-2012, 05:48 PM
Concert & Soprano, a pair of nice-looking little solid koa ukes:





07-31-2012, 06:01 PM
Pretty backsides, wouldn't you say:



Maybe just a couple more:



The foks at Big Island Ukulele Co. really got it right with these two. All the bling aside, I just love the koa, and the maple bindings give them a creamy beige touch around the edges, almost like a classic car or something.

Of course, Mim gave them an awesome setup! They both play very nicely, with good intonation and a sweet, clear, bell-like tone.

Thanks for looking. Sorry if I got a little carried away...

07-31-2012, 06:04 PM
Wow, those are gorgeous! I bet they sound as good as they look too. I wish I could post my new WW concert, but I lost the computer cord for my brfand new Nikon camera. I feel stupid!

07-31-2012, 06:12 PM
Woah! Those are some "blinging" ukes! Love the honu inlay on the fretboard. Congrats!

07-31-2012, 06:12 PM
Lovely indeed! That's some pretty koa & I love the Honu bridge & fretmarkers.

07-31-2012, 10:36 PM
Congratulations on your beautiful new ukes! That koa is amazing!

As for your avatar: His new beautiful koa ukes said "wow" when they first saw him...."
As a result of these ukes, the world's most interesting man just got even more interesting.

08-01-2012, 03:03 AM
Carried away? We love seeing these pics. Congrats on the new pair Steedy. And thanks to Mim for all of those pics from Summer NAMM

mm stan
08-01-2012, 03:47 AM
Congrats on the new mama and baby honu's....wow happy Strummings
Your Avatar reminds me of that guy on the beer commercial....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxgiTeXKOOc&feature=related
Yes I got that woven uke crazy case too.. too cool...You might have
started something new...buy two new ukes instead of one..I am so jealous..

08-01-2012, 03:54 AM
They look great. Thanks for sharing some pics. Enjoy!

08-01-2012, 04:15 AM
Thank you Steedy, I like the pictures very much. 'Tis dreaming on my porch I am.

08-01-2012, 05:48 AM
Thanks guys, I shouldn't have bought them both, but they looked so good together I couldn't bear to separate them. Er um, they looked so good together I couldn't decide on one or the other. Er uh, Mim's the Debbil! ;)

The Big Kahuna
08-01-2012, 06:16 AM
I fell in love with the cutaway Tenor Honu xxx (you can probably guess why by my avatar) but I went off the idea when I found out they were manufactured outside Hawaii. Nothing against that at all, but I want a Hawaiian-built Uke for sentimental reasons, as much as anything. The Honu is still on my list...just a bit further down the line now.

Awesome looking pair of planks though pal, I'd be happy as hell to own those puppies!

08-01-2012, 06:47 PM
That soprano was probably one of the prettiest pieces of Koa I have seen! Thanks for posting their pics! I love to see Pics of the ukes I send "out in the wild"! :) I am so glad you love them!

08-02-2012, 04:14 AM
Oh baby, Oh baby! Congrats on two very sweet new ukes. You had to buy them both. Just think how lonely one would be without the other. I'd love to hear a sound bite of each.

Happy strummin