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Dan Uke
12-06-2012, 07:56 PM
New Used Uke Day for me!! I was able to purchase a Kamaka HF-2LS from UU Marketplace.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?73733-Custom-Kamaka-Concert-Long-Neck-(HF2-LS)-with-hardshell-case

I used to own a Kamaka Concert and sold it because it had 12 frets to the body. I don't see too many longnecks around so I said when the next one shows up, I'm going to buy it as long as it's a reasonably priced. My friend says that I try to buy "a champagne uke on a beer budget" which is so true :p I'll buy almost anything if the price is right.

Another reason why I wanted to buy THIS uke was that it was ordered in March 2011, which was my 40th Bday and the start of my ukulele journey. Never wanted a uke but I figured I'll try something new. She gave me Carte Blanche but I couldn't imagine why anyone would pay more than $200 for a uke so I splurged and waited until Koaloha had a factory second tenor. She's so lucky as I know a lot more now and I would have bought something bettah!

Here's a sound sample



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1AqAjL0J2A&feature=youtu.be

tigersister
12-06-2012, 08:05 PM
Daniel, it's gorgeous and sounds fantastic! Congrats.

Hippie Dribble
12-06-2012, 08:05 PM
very very nice Daniel. Lovely playing too mate. She's a real beaut. And those aquilas sounded fine to me. Congrats on a great instrument, and you are in highly esteemed company brother as you share a birthday with miss eugenie :)

Dan Uke
12-06-2012, 08:08 PM
very very nice Daniel. Lovely playing too mate. She's a real beaut. And those aquilas sounded fine to me. Congrats on a great instrument, and you are in highly esteemed company brother as you share a birthday with miss eugenie :)

I share the day but too bad I don't share a voice as Miss Eugenie sings beautifully!!

foxfair
12-06-2012, 10:12 PM
grats for your HF-2LS...
try PHD or LWS strings, you won't regret.

foxfair
12-06-2012, 10:14 PM
Oh and, you have to try some Low G combination too.
My HF-2LS has low G and I decide to put it on for a long long time.

mm stan
12-06-2012, 11:04 PM
Congrats Daniel, what a score...yes rarely long necks kamaka's come up...happy strummings..

erivel
12-06-2012, 11:14 PM
Congrats Daniel, that's beautiful! I've played one Kamaka long necked concert earlier this year and loved it! I think those Aquilas sound nice too.

dkcrown
12-07-2012, 01:46 AM
Awesome Daniel. I am happy for you, and a little jealous. Time for some Savarez'?

strumsilly
12-07-2012, 02:01 AM
I'm glad you bought it, I was sorely tempted. I really like a tenor neck, and think the concert size Kamakas sound great. I had a chance to Play a Kamaka concert on a recent trip. I thought it sounded the best out of any uke in the store. I can't complain though, I bought a Koaloha tenor sceptre of UU, and it has a smaller body, smaller than a tenor, so kind of a long neck concert.it sounds awesome too. anyway, congrats.

bonesigh
12-07-2012, 02:24 AM
Wow. I really like that uke. Beautiful golden color and clear sound. Congratulations!

guitharsis
12-07-2012, 03:19 AM
Just beautiful and sounds great. Congrats!

NinetySimonSomething
12-07-2012, 03:25 AM
Congrats on the piece ! Sounds great and what a looker :)

GinnyT11
12-07-2012, 03:54 AM
Way to go, Daniel! You and that uke were destined to be together. I hope we'll hear it often for Seasons entries.

Does this mean you're giving up on a Collings UT-1?

caukulele
12-07-2012, 04:17 AM
Sounds lovely! What a beautiful uke. May you make it sing always!

Tim Mullins
12-07-2012, 06:41 AM
That's beautiful! Perfect size, great sound. Congratulations!

coolkayaker1
12-07-2012, 07:05 AM
GReat video and looks like a wonderful ukulele. Your talent exceeds your months of playing. You are skilled, a natural musician.

And that superb ukulele... well, what can I say. It's not a Collings hog tenor, but it's close.

Dan Uke
12-07-2012, 07:12 AM
Thanks everyone. I did put on Martins for now as I didn't have anything else. I will probably buy some Savarez or Southcoast in the future.

As for now, I don't have too much interest for a Collings but if the price is right...I've tried the Collings koa UT-3 and it was avg. at best. Maybe the hog is better?

I hope to play in the seasons but we'll see...I joined a uke group and I find more enjoyment in that and lately, I felt like I was bound by the season vs. enjoying playing in the season. Does that make sense?

After getting this concert, I sorta want to buy a bari as I feel like I really don't need 2 tenors as this uke takes the role of high G uke...expect to see one of my tenors on the marketplace...

Gillian
12-07-2012, 07:31 AM
I have Martins on my Kamaka longneck concert also. They are much brighter sounding than the Aquilas in your video.

I like the longneck model because not only do you get more frets to the body, but it comes with geared Schaller tuners. The regular neck concert has friction tuners.

coolkayaker1
12-07-2012, 07:36 AM
Thanks everyone. I did put on Martins for now as I didn't have anything else. I will probably buy some Savarez or Southcoast in the future.

As for now, I don't have too much interest for a Collings but if the price is right...I've tried the Collings koa UT-3 and it was avg. at best. Maybe the hog is better?

I hope to play in the seasons but we'll see...I joined a uke group and I find more enjoyment in that and lately, I felt like I was bound by the season vs. enjoying playing in the season. Does that make sense?

After getting this concert, I sorta want to buy a bari as I feel like I really don't need 2 tenors as this uke takes the role of high G uke...expect to see one of my tenors on the marketplace...

Daniel: which tenors will you sell? You should put your ukuleles in your signature line (like the rest of us) so we can keep track of your comings and goings. lol Plus it helps if someone has quesitons abouta uke in your signatiure -- plus you can clikc or unclic your signatire on any post, so it need not always be there. His Settings above then add Signatiure if interested).

A baritone would be superb for you.

Dan Uke
12-07-2012, 07:51 AM
A baritone would be superb for you.

I'm slowly moving to the dark side...I just played a Kamaka and Martin bari and my ears are receptive. ;)

Markr1
12-07-2012, 07:58 AM
Congratulations Daniel. That's a beautiful uke! I would have liked to of had it to go with my Kanilea Super Concert had I not just bought my Collings. I love my Kanilea body size with the tenor neck.

coolkayaker1
12-07-2012, 08:02 AM
my ears are receptive. ;)

but is your wallet? lol

i watched your vid a third time now. wow. thats a gorgeous ukulele, d. it really is a keeper

vanflynn
12-07-2012, 08:10 AM
Wow, congrats.

It sounds super on the vid. I can only imagine what it sounds like live.

Dan Uke
12-07-2012, 08:22 AM
but is your wallet? lol



If I could buy your Pohaku, "a champagne uke on a beer budget"

lennymac
12-07-2012, 08:40 AM
Fantastic - looks and sounds great. I ordered a Kamaka HF-2L earlier this year, tried the kamaka strings, aquila, worth brown and living water - the living water were by far the best sounding (to me), so I'd highly recommend them.

Here's hoping you get as much pleasure from your uke as I'm getting from mine!!

Dan Uke
12-07-2012, 12:49 PM
Awesome Daniel. I am happy for you, and a little jealous. Time for some Savarez'?

My friend, you have nothing to be jealous about...You have lovely sons and lovely ukes!

Dan Uke
12-07-2012, 12:50 PM
Fantastic - looks and sounds great. I ordered a Kamaka HF-2L earlier this year, tried the kamaka strings, aquila, worth brown and living water - the living water were by far the best sounding (to me), so I'd highly recommend them.

Here's hoping you get as much pleasure from your uke as I'm getting from mine!!

That's awesome that you own a long-neck as well! Thanks for the string recommendation