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davo17
12-07-2012, 05:34 AM
i recently purchased this off e-bay awaiting its arrival
i love the kanilea sound but have never laid ears on a super tenor or a walnut super tenor for that matter

Its a little late to ask but anyone strum one of these ? feel free to voice the good and the bad i wanna hear it all.
thanks Dave

Doc_J
12-07-2012, 08:07 AM
Congrats Dave! It sounds like a very unique uke.


Got a picture of your new Kanile'a?

davo17
12-07-2012, 08:29 AM
Congrats Dave! It sounds like a very unique uke.


Got a picture of your new Kanile'a?

thanks, not yet it is in transit anxiously awaiting .
Broke the news to my wife last night ,she got kinda quiet now im kinda nervous hopefully it sounds sweet i wonder how many ukulele's have been the root cause of divorce? hmmmm

uke42
12-07-2012, 08:54 AM
I've always wondered how a walnut Kanile'a would sound after seeing them for sale on eBay. I was tempted to buy the walnut tenor. Walnut being a much denser wood then koa would probably give it a much brighter sound compared to a similar koa super tenor.

whepper
12-07-2012, 08:59 AM
The Kanile'a website says following:
Some of the best sounding 'ukuleles we have built have been of Claro Walnut back and sides with a Sitka spruce soundboard. This wood combination is very popular with custom and production guitar builders.

http://kanileaukulele.com/faq15.php

Please review it when you received it! Enjoy. :)

uke42
12-07-2012, 09:29 AM
The Kanile'a website says following:
Some of the best sounding 'ukuleles we have built have been of Claro Walnut back and sides with a Sitka spruce soundboard. This wood combination is very popular with custom and production guitar builders.

http://kanileaukulele.com/faq15.php

Please review it when you received it! Enjoy. :)

I'll be in Hawaii next week and will definitely visit Kanile'a at least once. Will definitely talk to them about that wood combination. I told myself that I wouldn't buy another uke while I'm there and that I would wait a while before I buy another one but I'm weak an may have a relapse with my UAS. I know that my next uke will definitely be a custom.

Thanks for nothing 'davo17' for making me think about getting another uke. And I thought my UAS was under control. But no you had to bring up that you where getting a walnut Kanile'a!! Now my wife will definitely divorce me! My dogs and cat will disown me. I hate you ;) I hope you enjoy your new uke :)

davo17
12-07-2012, 09:56 AM
I'll be in Hawaii next week and will definitely visit Kanile'a at least once. Will definitely talk to them about that wood combination. I told myself that I wouldn't buy another uke while I'm there and that I would wait a while before I buy another one but I'm weak an may have a relapse with my UAS. I know that my next uke will definitely be a custom.

Thanks for nothing 'davo17' for making me think about getting another uke. And I thought my UAS was under control. But no you had to bring up that you where getting a walnut Kanile'a!! Now my wife will definitely divorce me! My dogs and cat will disown me. I hate you ;) I hope you enjoy your new uke :)

sorry bout that , however it is an all walnut super tenor so i hope it is not to bright

davo17
12-07-2012, 10:00 AM
seams UAS is rampant this time of year.

Doc_J
12-07-2012, 10:18 AM
thanks, not yet it is in transit anxiously awaiting .
Broke the news to my wife last night ,she got kinda quiet now im kinda nervous hopefully it sounds sweet i wonder how many ukulele's have been the root cause of divorce? hmmmm


Dave,

You need a critical mass of ukes. That way when a new one arrives, it will not be noticed by your wife. Much less explaining that way.

Also make sure you support your wife's hobby. That will keep her too occupied to notice new ukes. :D

davo17
12-07-2012, 10:37 AM
Dave,

You need a critical mass of ukes. That way when a new one arrives, it will not be noticed by your wife. Much less explaining that way.

Also make sure you support your wife's hobby. That will keep her too occupied to notice new ukes. :D i am getting there quickly believe me, Chuck Moore told me just make sure she gets somthin real nice too , and then it don't matter .
but she's the saver i'm the spender and if she was like me we would both be in a lot of trouble , i think your camouflage by qty is an interesting concept how well has it worked for ya?

davo17
12-07-2012, 10:42 AM
i will check out the vid at home tonight when i get off work , no sound here thanks
but my uke is walnut top and back so i hope its not to bright

molokinirum
12-07-2012, 12:14 PM
Here is a clip of a Kanile'a with walnut sides and back and a cedar top. Sounds really nice!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEh-v_urJ1U

Kamanaaloha
12-07-2012, 12:26 PM
uh that is a Koolau not a Kanile'a.

mm stan
12-07-2012, 05:41 PM
I got a walnut claro super concert but it is not a Kanilea...sounds ssweet loud and has lots of resonation and substain...love mine to death...

davo17
12-07-2012, 08:16 PM
I got a walnut claro super concert but it is not a Kanilea...sounds ssweet loud and has lots of resonation and substain...love mine to death...

great thats encouraging i played a Kanilea a few weeks ago standard tenor and it was very loud and rich sounding i almost purchased that one , it was koa but i fell in love with the walnut on this one after drooling over it for a few days on e-bay i just hope it sounds as good , the supers have a wider lower bout some one said somthing about it being the nicki manaj tenor ......nice.

The Big Kahuna
12-07-2012, 08:58 PM
It's a Kanile'a, it's bound to be good.

consitter
12-07-2012, 09:28 PM
thanks, not yet it is in transit anxiously awaiting .
Broke the news to my wife last night ,she got kinda quiet now im kinda nervous hopefully it sounds sweet i wonder how many ukulele's have been the root cause of divorce? hmmmm

Dang, I hate when they get quiet, cause I know the explosion will come. It may not be today, but it could be tomorrow, or next week, or even next year. But it will come. And it won't be pretty.

blue_knight_usa
12-08-2012, 03:04 AM
Dave,

You need a critical mass of ukes. That way when a new one arrives, it will not be noticed by your wife. Much less explaining that way.

Also make sure you support your wife's hobby. That will keep her too occupied to notice new ukes. :D

My wife's hobby are shoes and she sure as hell uses the critical mass theory on me!!! The critical mass theory is a good one. I can never tell when she buys a new pair. However, I just say "think of the big estate sale you are going to have and all the money you'll make selling my ukes... I am building you financial future honey!

Guess what? She didn't buy it! But she did ask "where do I sell them?", so she must be planning to knock me off! :-)
Thus I need to order more ukes to really get that theory working to my advantage.

Markr1
12-08-2012, 03:25 AM
I've got a Tom Guy Blugrass tenor with Walnut back and sides tho it does have a spruce top and tuned Low G that I think sounds great. At least I did till My 29 year old Daughter Bethm83 a member here on UU came by and tried it out and liked it so much she stole it from me so now I'm without it for a while. I'm sure your going to like it but I'm not sure what the difference between the spruce versus cedar is going to change. My Collings UT-1 Mahogany that I recently got from Dana AK (DK the man with the crown) is strung Low G and we compared them when she was here and between those two the Bluegrass was a sinificantly brighter. I really liked the way the Bluegrass sounded but thought the Collings sounded better after hearing them side by side but we are talking about a Collings. Its hard to stand up to one of those. If I ever get the bluegrass back from her which i have a feeling may be awhile I'll have to video record a sound comparison between the two and let others here see what they think.
Congrats on your new uke. I know your going to love it.

Plainsong
12-08-2012, 11:44 AM
If your wife has a spendy hobby, it helps keep the peace a bit, responsibility with finances aside because we assume you're an adult ;). I mean, with my killer ukes, I can't really say anything against my husband when he says he wants a big ole embarrassing-looking calabash pipe for Christmas. I get it. Same as when I geek out if we IM during work hours. If I send him uke porn, he sends me pipe porn and we understand each other. Doesn't mean we can get all the cool toys at once, but it's nice when someone understands your UAS.

If she got quiet, if it were me, it would be about a communication breakdown. But that's me. And yeah, that stuff builds. Make sure she knows you can afford it, and make sure she knows that this isn't your world that she just happens to live in. Just sorta generic advice, but I hate to hear when couples can't understand each other's hobbies.

davo17
12-08-2012, 06:49 PM
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your all very helpful , i received it today and wow it is pretty impressive i knew what it looked like but the sound is very nice also its kinda strange if i strum lightly it sounds kinda puny but if i strum as i normally do (to hard) it sounds amazing it also because of the larger lower bout fits me better i don't chase it as much while i am playing , i expected it to be louder than it is but it has kind of a deepness of tone rather than overall volume , when i deaden the strings for a chunk or chuck or whatever you call it , it really has a good sounding thump to it , the most amazing part is my wife said it sounds really nice , yea! We have a new digital camera i will have to figure out how to post photo's ....added photo's from sale let me know if they work

itsme
12-08-2012, 09:52 PM
I'm not familiar with super tenors. If super concerts have tenor necks, does a super tenor have a baritone neck? :confused:


You need a critical mass of ukes. That way when a new one arrives, it will not be noticed by your wife. Much less explaining that way.
I can relate. With 8 ukes, a guitalele, 4 mandolins and 5 guitars, another small black case would hardly be noticed.

But... there is always that unhideable moment when UPS or FedEx rings the bell and you have a package to explain. :o

slackkey007
12-09-2012, 03:46 AM
I'm not familiar with super tenors. If super concerts have tenor necks, does a super tenor have a baritone neck? :confused:


I can relate. With 8 ukes, a guitalele, 4 mandolins and 5 guitars, another small black case would hardly be noticed.

But... there is always that unhideable moment when UPS or FedEx rings the bell and you have a package to explain. :o


The Kanile'a Super Tenor has a huge lower bout. They definitely have a much deeper rich tone. Much larger than your average tenor lower bout. It doesn't fit a tenor hard case.

davo17
12-09-2012, 11:26 AM
I'm not familiar with super tenors. If super concerts have tenor necks, does a super tenor have a baritone neck? :confused:


I can relate. With 8 ukes, a guitalele, 4 mandolins and 5 guitars, another small black case would hardly be noticed.

But... there is always that unhideable moment when UPS or FedEx rings the bell and you have a package to explain. :o

So it is a tenor neck and body but the lower bout is wider , basically a manaj tenor ......i really like the way it is easier to trap without a strap or leash while i am sitting , the guy on e-bay that is selling them has a make offer button and is willing to come down a lot, 500 bucks in my case. a brand new Kanelia for 1000. sweeeeeeeeet deal it is a Merry Christmas for sure

The Big Kahuna
12-09-2012, 11:30 AM
a brand new Kanelia for 1000. sweeeeeeeeet deal it is a Merry Christmas for sure

My Kanile'a K1 -T Premium was $ 1099 at Scotty's on Kauai. Some good deals to be had.

Great looking Uke btw pal :) I bet you're a happy bunny.

davo17
12-09-2012, 11:54 AM
My Kanile'a K1 -T Premium was $ 1099 at Scotty's on Kauai. Some good deals to be had.

Great looking Uke btw pal :) I bet you're a happy bunny.

Thanks , i am very happy with it , i did a little research on this guys feedback it seams he is selling very nice highly figured ukulele's for 1000. stores around my house are more like 1500 or so so i am a very happy customer and it isn't a run of the mill uke it has a unique look about it.

BassGuyukin'
12-09-2012, 01:03 PM
So it is a tenor neck and body but the lower bout is wider , basically a manaj tenor ......i really like the way it is easier to trap without a strap or leash while i am sitting , the guy on e-bay that is selling them has a make offer button and is willing to come down a lot, 500 bucks in my case. a brand new Kanelia for 1000. sweeeeeeeeet deal it is a Merry Christmas for sure

Wow, you got an even better deal than I did! I purchased on Ebay from the same guy and was also considering a Super Tenor, but one made of koa, however I purchased a regular Kanile'a koa tenor from him just a week ago. He was asking $1,400, I offered $1,050 and expected it to be rejected or countered, but he accepted. It is awesome!

For anyone wondering, this is the authorized Kanile'a dealer that operates out of Hawaii. Great looking ukes and he is making deals:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/woods369/m.html?item=330838482490&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

The Big Kahuna
12-09-2012, 07:14 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KANILEA-PREMIUM-CURLY-KOA-4-STRING-TENOR-UKULELE-/330842071056?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d07b96010

$ 1300 + $ 45 for a foam case + $ 95 shipping strikes me as a not particularly good deal

Scotty will do the same Uke including a hard case for $ 200 less than that.

HMS will do the same Uke for pretty much the same price as the ebay guy, but including a case, shipping and their famous setup.

davo17
12-10-2012, 08:20 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KANILEA-PREMIUM-CURLY-KOA-4-STRING-TENOR-UKULELE-/330842071056?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d07b96010

$ 1300 + $ 45 for a foam case + $ 95 shipping strikes me as a not particularly good deal

Scotty will do the same Uke including a hard case for $ 200 less than that.

HMS will do the same Uke for pretty much the same price as the ebay guy, but including a case, shipping and their famous setup.
Hey Big K ,
i guess you missed part of the thread, those prices you are looking at are the buy it now price , we were speaking of the make an offer that guy is using on his e-bay page and how we have never seen anyone come down so far from their buy it now price. Mine was buy it now of 1500 and i go it for 1000. + shipping +case so 1125.ish which i thought was a pretty good deal being as i am a mainlander that can't get to the islands to pick one up ....yet.
Dave

The Big Kahuna
12-10-2012, 08:55 AM
You definitely got a great deal pal, my comments were directed purely at the prices of the Ukes still on ebay.

dnewton2
12-10-2012, 09:15 AM
Wow, I was not aware that he would accept a price so much lower than his BIN price. There might be a Kanilea in my future.

Thanks for the heads up.

uke42
12-10-2012, 09:27 AM
Hey Big K ,
i guess you missed part of the thread, those prices you are looking at are the buy it now price , we were speaking of the make an offer that guy is using on his e-bay page and how we have never seen anyone come down so far from their buy it now price. Mine was buy it now of 1500 and i go it for 1000. + shipping +case so 1125.ish which i thought was a pretty good deal being as i am a mainlander that can't get to the islands to pick one up ....yet.
Dave

You also have to see that this is not a koa uke but a walnut uke which I think could be considered a custom build. The Kanile'a site doesn't show pricing for using different types of wood. Great deal btw!

hawaii 50
12-10-2012, 09:32 AM
You also have to see that this is not a koa uke but a walnut uke which I think could be considered a custom build. The Kanile'a site doesn't show pricing for using different types of wood. Great deal btw!


Hey R i hope you bring your new Kanile'a to class when you get back from Oahu.. Lol
when you leaving

davo17
12-10-2012, 11:25 AM
Wow, I was not aware that he would accept a price so much lower than his BIN price. There might be a Kanilea in my future.

Thanks for the heads up.

i am very happy with Kanilea the sound is great and he beat the expected delivery date by 3 days , my pono is on the wall and has been since this one showed up. Good luck

BassGuyukin'
12-10-2012, 03:35 PM
i am very happy with Kanilea the sound is great and he beat the expected delivery date by 3 days , my pono is on the wall and has been since this one showed up. Good luck

I love my Kanile'a too, it is my first Hawaiian made uke! I also have a Pono acacia tenor and it is great too. At less that 1/3 the price of the Kanile'a it is still a damn good uke for the money and better than anything else I've owned in that price range. I actually seem to be playing the Pono more just because I don't want to bang up the new Kanile'a, but I'm sure they'll both receive plenty of love going forward.

davo17
12-11-2012, 07:15 AM
I love my Kanile'a too, it is my first Hawaiian made uke! I also have a Pono acacia tenor and it is great too. At less that 1/3 the price of the Kanile'a it is still a damn good uke for the money and better than anything else I've owned in that price range. I actually seem to be playing the Pono more just because I don't want to bang up the new Kanile'a, but I'm sure they'll both receive plenty of love going forward.

Yai think i have the same pono you do and it is my player also , not afraid to take it to the beach or campfire , i kinda went crazy and picked up a Moore Bettah and i am afraid to take it anywhere , it does get some love but not out in this dangerous world.