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VinnyQH
12-05-2012, 12:16 PM
I wasn't going to make one of these threads till I actually had it in my hands. But it's gonna be about 3 more weeks. Onto the pics cuase I know that's why you're really reading this thread!!

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Specs you might ask? Super concert. Gilbert slot head tuner (mother of pearl dot with mother of pearl knob). LR Baggs Five.0 pick up (which i had to purchase twice because the first one got lost in the mail to thailand super bummer). Metal Frets. Custom Koi inlay fingerboard. Gloss body with a satin neck, so it would be easier to slide hand up and down the neck. Custom red painted interior.

I have been waiting on this uke since march. So needless to say I'm pretty dang excited. Enjoy these pictures and stay tuned when I actually have it in my hands!!

Also I will be selling my Koaloha Soprano Noah because I will have no more use for it as it was my travel uke, and now this carbon fiber uke will take it's place.

Vincent

connor013
12-05-2012, 12:56 PM
That fretboard looks sweet.

If it sounds half as good as it looks you've got a keeper, Vincent. Congrats.

You'll post a review, yeah?

uke42
12-05-2012, 01:21 PM
How much was it for the custom koi inlay on the fretboard? Is Karadoo making a tenor yet?

Daytwah
12-05-2012, 03:45 PM
Looks pretty sweet! Let me know about that Noah!

slackkey007
12-05-2012, 04:42 PM
How much was it for the custom koi inlay on the fretboard? Is Karadoo making a tenor yet?

Bruddah uke42,

Karadoo does make a tenor uke. The maker sells all the various Karadoo uke models on Etsy. Here's the links to the Etsy listings:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/107191027/carbon-fiber-ukulele-composite-tenten


http://www.etsy.com/shop/Karadoocomposite

VinnyQH
12-06-2012, 10:05 AM
The koi inlay i think was around 550? I'd have to double check. The whole thing ran me upwards of 2k including 2 pickup's, the gilbert tuners and then all the customized parts on it and shipping. I'll put up a review once i get my hands on it, but don't expect anything awesome coming out of me, I only play once or twice a week.

VinnyQH
12-13-2012, 11:55 AM
Got some more pics!! I'm so excited!! It's been shipped, so hopefully it'll get here soon!!!

Yes, those are gilbert tuners!

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rocko
12-13-2012, 12:20 PM
Congrats! I must admit to some ignorance on the carbon fiber ukulele situation... but it looks very cool.

I notice you're in Portland. Maybe I'll run into you at busking by the river someday! ;)

connor013
02-22-2013, 09:30 AM
Thought I'd revive this thread since

1. There's no review yet (Vinny!)
2. I did a winter hike the other day, and my fellow hikers teased me about bringing a uke. Full disclosure: I'll admit I was pretty fired up for the idea of strumming atop Mt. Chocura in -3 with 50+ knots.

So whattya say, Vinny. Is the Karadoo a keeper?

bluesuke
02-22-2013, 01:17 PM
I have been looking at these. I wonder how the quality is compared to the Black Bird carbon fiber ukes ? The price is much less and they look really nice

teruterubouzu
02-22-2013, 04:32 PM
I love these carbon fiber ukes! The inlay is amazing too.