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turtle10786
08-25-2012, 11:46 AM
My new KoAloha Sceptre tenor just arrived yesterday from the great folks at Hawaii Music Supply. HMS had listed this KoAloha as a blem at a reduced price so I jumped at the opportunity. The blemish is almost invisible and the Koa on this uke is spectacular. I'm absolutely amazed at the tone and playability of this uke. While I was testing it out last night my wife commented that she thought I was playing my PRS custom 24 as it sounded that rich and full. I upgraded the case to a Ko'olau one made for the thin body of the Sceptre and the combination is spot on. I'd like to give a resounding mahalo to Andrew and the gang at HMS for the good advice, perfect setup and quick delivery of my uke. Here are some pics:

mm stan
08-25-2012, 11:48 AM
Contrats on your new Sceptre......it looks real sweeet.....thank you for sharing and happy strummings...

kvehe
08-25-2012, 12:11 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

Kathryn

coolkayaker1
08-25-2012, 12:14 PM
Swell uke. HMS is my "go-to" place for production ukes.

I'd buy a Sceptre, but I know myself: it's not if, but when, that I ding one of those points.

Snorky
08-25-2012, 12:18 PM
The grain looks really awesome on the back! I bet it looks even better in person. Congrats!

Tigeralum2001
08-25-2012, 01:30 PM
Nice looking Sceptre! I think the Sceptre is underrated. Mine plays really well, sounds great and is loud. Easy access to about the 18th fret or so is another bonus. :)

rem50
08-25-2012, 01:42 PM
You got a real winner! My concert is my favorite!

tigersister
08-25-2012, 01:49 PM
Congrats! It a beauty f'sure.

wickedwahine11
08-25-2012, 02:04 PM
Congratulations, it is beautiful.

Markr1
08-25-2012, 02:14 PM
Congratulations. Beautiful Sceptre. I'll be pleased if mine looks that good when it arrives.

Gmoney
08-25-2012, 02:28 PM
Congratulations! I ALSO got a new Sceptre from HMS this week. Can't tell from the photo's - is your's a tenor or concert?? Mine is a Concert & I also added the O'ahu case & got a LR Baggs Five.0 p/u installed.

KoAloha's are such GREAT ukes & HMS is hard to match for customer service. Both Andrew & MGM made it all simple.

Mahalo!

TCK
08-25-2012, 02:52 PM
Such amazing grain on it- especially on the back...which leads me to why would they put such pretty wood on the back? Sure is a beautiful uke

coolkayaker1
08-25-2012, 04:44 PM
Gmoney, congrats and post photos.

Wait...doh! Or, start a thread....

dkcrown
08-25-2012, 06:48 PM
Congrats on your new sceptre turtle. Nice grain on that one. She is a real looker.

Trinimon
08-25-2012, 08:52 PM
Congrats on the new uke.

kirbo
08-25-2012, 10:56 PM
Niiiice! Congrats dude!

OliviaW
09-09-2012, 07:02 PM
My new KoAloha Sceptre tenor just arrived yesterday from the great folks at Hawaii Music Supply. HMS had listed this KoAloha as a blem at a reduced price so I jumped at the opportunity. The blemish is almost invisible and the Koa on this uke is spectacular. I'm absolutely amazed at the tone and playability of this uke. While I was testing it out last night my wife commented that she thought I was playing my PRS custom 24 as it sounded that rich and full. I upgraded the case to a Ko'olau one made for the thin body of the Sceptre and the combination is spot on. I'd like to give a resounding mahalo to Andrew and the gang at HMS for the good advice, perfect setup and quick delivery of my uke. Here are some pics:

I have serious ukulele envy right now.... it isn't pretty. :-)

mds725
09-09-2012, 07:58 PM
Congratulations on your new Sceptre! It has wonderful koa! I tried out a Sceptre once at Ukulele Source in San Jose, and while I thought the sound was heavenly, I couldn't figure out how to hold it, when seated, in a way that it didn't pole me in my legs, and even then I almost bought it. Every Sceptre I've had the chance to hear has had wonderful song, and the koa is always really pretty. Happy strumming!

Newportlocal
09-09-2012, 09:34 PM
Congratulations on the new uke and love the grain pattern!