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weerpool
10-21-2012, 10:11 AM
44467i'd dump my wife for this (j/k).this is another one of my recently finished build . i love the rich caramel'y tone of the Koa. sounds real nice and loud.


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here's for a sound sample (http://youtu.be/F1sA7ICRGlg)

Hippie Dribble
10-21-2012, 10:26 AM
that's one beautiful uke John, congrats on another fine build mate.

weerpool
10-21-2012, 10:37 AM
thank you Jon! i had fun building this little bugger.
that's one beautiful uke John, congrats on another fine build mate.

wolfchs
10-21-2012, 11:48 AM
Wow! That's really pretty... I want one!

weerpool
10-21-2012, 12:05 PM
thank you Ms. Wolfchs. if i have time, i'll build you one. no kidding.
Wow! That's really pretty... I want one!

ChrisRCovington
10-21-2012, 12:36 PM
I'm not sure how many builds you have under your belt but it looks like each one you post looks more and more refined. This one looks very nice, thank you for sharing.

OldePhart
10-21-2012, 12:58 PM
That's a beauty. Regarding the location of the soundhole - I notice it's off center but partially under the strings, not all the way up in the bout like some do their offset soundholes. Was there a scientific/audio theory behind the positioning of the hibiscus or just an aesthetic thing?

John

weerpool
10-21-2012, 01:24 PM
yep, its off center like most kasha braced ukes. instead of an oval shape soundhole, my customer wanted a hibiscus flower.
That's a beauty. Regarding the location of the soundhole - I notice it's off center but partially under the strings, not all the way up in the bout like some do their offset soundholes. Was there a scientific/audio theory behind the positioning of the hibiscus or just an aesthetic thing?

John

weerpool
10-21-2012, 01:25 PM
thank you Chris, yes i have a few builds under my belt. 85 to be exact.
I'm not sure how many builds you have under your belt but it looks like each one you post looks more and more refined. This one looks very nice, thank you for sharing.

wolfchs
10-21-2012, 01:39 PM
Yay! Let me know when you're ready for me :o

thank you Ms. Wolfchs. if i have time, i'll build you one. no kidding.

oldetymey
10-21-2012, 02:06 PM
thats very pretty, the back in particular is gorgeous.

ukuLily Mars
10-21-2012, 04:24 PM
Wow! She's beautiful. Sounds good, too. Nice work!

weerpool
10-21-2012, 06:10 PM
will do. so im assuming you wanted a Koa soprano too?
Yay! Let me know when you're ready for me :o

weerpool
10-21-2012, 06:11 PM
thanks :)
. just delivered it to its new owner and shes quite giddy and cant peel her hands off of it.
Wow! She's beautiful. Sounds good, too. Nice work!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-21-2012, 07:25 PM
Looks great; sounds sweet; nice work!