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Kamanaaloha
11-30-2012, 11:35 AM
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz164/hbwingnut/kamakaheadupright.jpg

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz164/hbwingnut/kamakafrontupright.jpg

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz164/hbwingnut/kamakabackupright.jpg

Wongo
11-30-2012, 11:38 AM
Stunning. May you have many happy times together

sukie
11-30-2012, 11:46 AM
Bee-you-tee-ful!
Happy New Uke Day to you.

mm stan
11-30-2012, 12:16 PM
Congrats on your new long neck Kamaka....happy Strummings....Awesome

frets alot
11-30-2012, 12:27 PM
Wow, that is stunning. Enjoy it!

Tailgate
11-30-2012, 12:33 PM
Congrats... Beautiful wood .. Koa is truly amazing for that deep warm sound! Love it!

hammer40
11-30-2012, 01:30 PM
Congrats on the new uke, looks nice and I bet it sounds awesome.

kvehe
11-30-2012, 02:40 PM
Beautiful! It's terrific!

Newportlocal
11-30-2012, 02:51 PM
Very nice! Congratulations!

coolkayaker1
11-30-2012, 03:48 PM
Is that a tenor with a baritone neck?

ScooterD35
11-30-2012, 04:28 PM
That's some sweet looking' wood!

Congrats on the new uke!


Scooter

HBolte
11-30-2012, 04:41 PM
Awesome lookin Uke!

mds725
11-30-2012, 06:28 PM
Beautiful ukulele with amazing koa. That head plate wood alone is jaw-dropping. Is it tuned DGBE or GCEA?

Kamanaaloha
11-30-2012, 10:30 PM
Thanks for the well wishes!

It is tuned GCEA (I may tune it low G at a later date).
It has a 19 inch scale that is 2 inches longer than a tenor and one inch shorter than a Baritone(I got this from the HMS site...and they have a sample played by Corey if you want to hear it...but you have to put in HF-3L in their search window to find it). Supposedly(well according to HMS), they used to make these only for "family members <kamakas>".

They are extremely rare, but mine took 5 weeks to build once I orderred it from the factory...note: it is not custom...as their custom orders, according to their website, are not doable at this time. The only reason I know one existed is because HMS had one and it sold in about a week. I had since found one that also sold at Gryphon of Palo Alto, online, but I wanted one sooner...so I inquired at the factory...and Tekla was very helpful and extremely nice! Since then, Gryphon got another one in, but I had already orderred one from Kamaka.

dkcrown
12-01-2012, 03:16 AM
Congratulations Kamanaaloha. That is a beautiful looking Kamaka. I have a William King long scale tenor that is also a 19" scale which I love.You will have a lifetime of beautiful playing with that ukulele.

Kamanaaloha
12-01-2012, 12:39 PM
thanks dkcrown.
I went to ukulele lessons today...and our instuctor also has Kamaka hf-3...he really liked the long scale however...as Corey from HMS is quoted..."they should make this the default tenor scale"!

Great sound, just the normal new string break in stuff and retuning...fun to play with my big meathook paws/fingers...way more room!

Kamanaaloha
12-04-2012, 07:26 AM
http://www.theukulelesite.com/kamaka-tenor-long-neck.html

here is the write-up i was quoting. and the video. The ukulele realy looks like mine as well.


http://vimeo.com/50615273

lennymac
12-04-2012, 07:54 AM
Congrats! Beautiful! I got a long neck concert not so long ago - love it!

hawaii 50
12-04-2012, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the well wishes!

It is tuned GCEA (I may tune it low G at a later date).
It has a 19 inch scale that is 2 inches longer than a tenor and one inch shorter than a Baritone(I got this from the HMS site...and they have a sample played by Corey if you want to hear it...but you have to put in HF-3L in their search window to find it). Supposedly(well according to HMS), they used to make these only for "family members <kamakas>".

They are extremely rare, but mine took 5 weeks to build once I orderred it from the factory...note: it is not custom...as their custom orders, according to their website, are not doable at this time. The only reason I know one existed is because HMS had one and it sold in about a week. I had since found one that also sold at Gryphon of Palo Alto, online, but I wanted one sooner...so I inquired at the factory...and Tekla was very helpful and extremely nice! Since then, Gryphon got another one in, but I had already orderred one from Kamaka.


I got my HF3 special in Sept..i also worked with Tekla..she one nice lady..when on vacation i picked it up and went on the Kamaka tour..i live in San Francisco bay area and visit Gryphon alot they have some nice ukes there

Kamanaaloha
12-04-2012, 02:01 PM
thanks

yeah Tekla rocks

molokinirum
12-05-2012, 05:33 AM
That is a real beauty!! Gotta love those Kamaka ukuleles!! How do you like their new ukulele case??

molokinirum
12-05-2012, 05:35 AM
thanks

yeah Tekla rocks


Oh yes ..... Tekla is THE BEST!!! One very, very lovely person!!

Kamanaaloha
12-05-2012, 09:24 AM
The cases are pro as well! I wish Kanile'a and KoAloha did cases as well...not a problem...Koolau does cases!

bearbike137
12-08-2012, 10:04 AM
http://www.theukulelesite.com/kamaka-tenor-long-neck.html

here is the write-up i was quoting. and the video. The ukulele realy looks like mine as well.


http://vimeo.com/50615273

Welcome to the Kamaka Long Neck Tenor club! That's my uke that Corey is playing in that video. :D Actually, it sold at HMS the first day it was listed - to me! It is an amazing instrument. I sold everything else after receiving that one. I don't think I will ever go back to a standard length Tenor. There is just something special about that longer scale. I did not like the Kamaka strings that came on it and switched them to Worth Clears. I know that Andrew at HMS thought it was the best sounding Kamaka Tenor he had ever heard. I have to say I agree! Amazingly, it had even better intonation than my Collings tenor. I couldn't be happier and I hope you are enjoying your's as well.

Kamanaaloha
12-09-2012, 01:57 AM
I love it too! My concert longneck is awesome as well! I plan to own a KoAloha, kanile'a, koolau, and a devine and all will be tenors with 19 inch necks if available.

ukeonthebeach
12-09-2012, 09:20 AM
Congrats!! Welcome to the Long Neck Tenor club indeed. I have one too. (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?61185-New-Uke-Day!!-(Kamaka-HF-3L-%96-long-neck-tenor). I absolutely love it. Consider tuning it down a half or whole step sometimes. It really sings. Enjoy!!

hawaii 50
12-09-2012, 09:26 AM
I love it too! My concert longneck is awesome as well! I plan to own a KoAloha, kanile'a, koolau, and a devine and all will be tenors with 19 inch necks if available.


My Devine ready in middle of 2014..i will be living on Oahu by then..what town you live in? i will show it to you..

Kamanaaloha
12-09-2012, 07:46 PM
Honolulu...I will look at the one at puapua unless they sell it by friday

hawaii 50
12-10-2012, 07:33 AM
Honolulu...I will look at the one at puapua unless they sell it by friday

Did you see how fast the Brazilian Rosewood Devine sold a couple of months ago? in less than a week for $12,000.00 crazy..Wow

which Pua Pua are the Devine's at? i probably going to be living in the country..

Kamanaaloha
12-10-2012, 09:00 AM
They have an online sales department, but I believe it is their shop at the Sheraton Waikiki.

hawaii 50
12-10-2012, 09:06 AM
They have an online sales department, but I believe it is their shop at the Sheraton Waikiki.


Yeah..they have two shops one next to the Waikiki police station.. and the other by the Sheraton..i think..the one by the police station looks bigger and they other one has nicer more expensive ukes i believe

Kamanaaloha
12-10-2012, 08:54 PM
Congrats!! Welcome to the Long Neck Tenor club indeed. I have one too. (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?61185-New-Uke-Day!!-(Kamaka-HF-3L-%96-long-neck-tenor). I absolutely love it. Consider tuning it down a half or whole step sometimes. It really sings. Enjoy!!

I remember you posting it or I think I searched it when I first joined after seeing HMS sell one...yours really has nice figuring on the front and back to go with the faceplate. They really should regularly offer these. If I were Kamaka I would also put out more "specials". I am sure they would sell!