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Dan Uke
01-07-2013, 02:59 PM
I've been playing uke for about a year and a half now and when I first started, all I heard was Mainland or Pono. Later on, Islander by Kanilea was hot and a couple of months ago, the Koalana was the next great affordable uke. Since NAMM is just around the corner, I wonder what will be the next one?

Affordable meaning $200 - $400.

hammer40
01-07-2013, 03:56 PM
Maybe the rumored Pepe Romero designed Cordoba will be next.

Doc_J
01-07-2013, 04:22 PM
Maybe the rumored Pepe Romero designed Cordoba will be next.

+1 on that


I am hoping KoAlana will come out with a mahogany tenor.

TheCraftedCow
01-07-2013, 08:09 PM
Perhaps the Bob Gleason (Pegasus Guitars and Ukuleles) designed Lehua Line already is. www.lehuaukulele.com.

pdxuke
01-07-2013, 08:10 PM
Brüko. Lovely.

consitter
01-07-2013, 08:11 PM
+1 on that


I am hoping KoAlana will come out with a mahogany tenor.

Don't want to rain on your parade, but I have it on very good authority that's not going to happen.

The Big Kahuna
01-07-2013, 10:51 PM
I heard a rumor that Makala are bringing out a cheap Baritone called "The Whale"

PhilUSAFRet
01-08-2013, 03:55 AM
I heard a rumor that Makala are bringing out a cheap Baritone called "The Whale"

:confused:..........:rofl::biglaugh:

Sporin
01-08-2013, 03:59 AM
I heard a rumor that Makala are bringing out a cheap Baritone called "The Whale"

http://1389blog.com/pix/rimshot.gif

Well played sir... well played. :)

ukuLily Mars
01-08-2013, 04:15 AM
Has anyone heard any of the new KPK mahogany 'ukes? The soprano just came out a couple weeks ago but the concert and tenor have been out a few months. They are certainly affordable.

Really looking forward to the scuttlebutt from NAMM!

mattydee
01-08-2013, 04:21 AM
I heard a rumor that Makala are bringing out a cheap Baritone called "The Whale"

I would actually buy one of these, provided it had a whale bridge. Think of it, white whale, blue whale, black whale, the perfect beach Bari.

Plainsong
01-08-2013, 12:16 PM
I would actually buy one of these, provided it had a whale bridge. Think of it, white whale, blue whale, black whale, the perfect beach Bari.

Speaking of protest ukes, that's the one you take with you when you join Sea Shepherd.

mattydee
01-08-2013, 02:44 PM
Speaking of protest ukes, that's the one you take with you when you join Sea Shepherd.

Ba-dum-dum. Tip your waitresses, folks!

Plainsong
01-08-2013, 02:56 PM
Ba-dum-dum. Tip your waitresses, folks!

Try the veal!

Bill Mc
01-08-2013, 04:34 PM
Has anyone heard any of the new KPK mahogany 'ukes? The soprano just came out a couple weeks ago but the concert and tenor have been out a few months. They are certainly affordable.

Really looking forward to the scuttlebutt from NAMM!

If inclined read my review of the KPK mahogany soprano on the website. It is a wonderful instrument with a warm, clear sound.