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haolebrownie
10-17-2012, 05:25 PM
Well, I've been putting this off for quite a while. I wanted to get a few things so I could take non-iPhone photos, but I've been so busy, who knows when that will happen. Here are a few pictures I quickly took on my phone. Sorry they are not the best.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I've put it in the hands of some pretty good players that wouldn't sugarcoat their opinion and they had good things to say. That provided a lot of encouragement. There is nothing like hearing it sign in someone's hand that can really play. Great sustain and intonation high on the fretboard and super loud. I'm trying to get either a youtube or soundcloud clip. Once I do, I'll post it. :D I've already started a second...

Scale: 17 inch Tenor
Top: Englemann Spruce
Sides and Back: Honduran Mahogany
Neck: Spanish Cedar
Fretboard and Bridge: Bubinga
Rosette and markers: Paua shell
Headstock veneer and heel cap: Curly Koa
Other: Side sound port
Finish: Tru Oil
Tuners: Gotoh

Here are two quick clips I took on my iPhone of my ki ho'alu kumu playing. I don't have an external mic or anything, so the quality is so-so. Also, sorry for the not-so-quiet background. Kind of hard to keep a bunch of kids quiet.

http://soundcloud.com/haolebrownie/clip-1-at-liliha-square

http://soundcloud.com/haolebrownie/clip-2-at-liliha-square

Joe

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haolebrownie
10-17-2012, 05:26 PM
And a couple more.

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Trinimon
10-17-2012, 06:21 PM
Nice job! Looks nice and clean!

dofthesea
10-17-2012, 07:13 PM
It was fun watching Joe make this......it came out sweet.

dofthesea
10-17-2012, 07:24 PM
Oh and it's Honduras Mahogany.

UkeforJC
10-17-2012, 07:31 PM
great job on the first. I am sure you will build more.

what plan did you use?

haolebrownie
10-17-2012, 11:08 PM
Thanks everyone. This was built using the Hana Lima plan. The headstock is my design. ;)

Dave- oops! I swore Mike said it was African. Better change that...

hawaii 50
10-18-2012, 07:18 AM
Thanks everyone. This was built using the Hana Lima plan. The headstock is my design. ;)

Dave- oops! I swore Mike said it was African. Better change that...


Looks good can you tell me when the new hana lima class starts in Jan 2013...thanks

ksquine
10-18-2012, 07:41 AM
Very nice uke. I always like that hana lima shape

808boy
10-18-2012, 07:44 AM
Shaka build Bruddah.
Congrats on your first build, good job..............................BO............... ........

dofthesea
10-18-2012, 08:17 AM
hawaii50 the link for the classes is http://www.hanalima.com/classschedule.shtml

haolebrownie
10-18-2012, 09:36 AM
Thanks guys.

Len - Mike has not created the schedule for 2013 yet. When he does, it will get posted online.

hawaii 50
10-20-2012, 10:44 AM
Thanks guys.

Len - Mike has not created the schedule for 2013 yet. When he does, it will get posted online.


right on..Thanks maybe i will see you in the class..

Barbablanca
10-21-2012, 02:04 AM
Very nice job. I love the body shape, kinda reminds me of a 000 Martin Guitar. I also love the simplicity of the decoration. I often find custom instruments too rococo for my tastes.

haolebrownie
10-21-2012, 12:55 PM
Len- Nope. No more classes for me. ;) I'll be building on my own. You'll have a good time though.

Barbablanca- thanks. I think it is pretty close to the Martin uke shape.

haolebrownie
11-05-2012, 01:05 PM
Sorry to bump an old thread, but I said I would post a sound clip or two. Here are two quick clips I took on my iPhone of my ki ho'alu kumu playing. I don't have an external mic or anything, so the quality is so-so. Also, sorry for the not-so-quiet background. Kind of hard to keep a bunch of kids quiet. :)

http://soundcloud.com/haolebrownie/clip-1-at-liliha-square

http://soundcloud.com/haolebrownie/clip-2-at-liliha-square

Barbablanca
11-05-2012, 08:47 PM
Sounds sweet! Curiously, the links work here, but not where you have added them to your opening post.

Once again, congratulations on a lovely instrument.

haolebrownie
11-06-2012, 02:17 PM
Thanks. I fixed the earlier links. Thanks for pointing that out. :D