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tangimango
02-02-2013, 02:48 AM
not sure if im in the right section, but do they still sale these electric ukes? and where and who could i buy one from?

thanks in advance

hope im in the right section if the forums. sorry if in not newbie here.

Skinny Money McGee
02-02-2013, 03:08 AM
not sure if im in the right section, but do they still sale these electric ukes? and where and who could i buy one from?

thanks in advance

hope im in the right section if the forums. sorry if in not newbie here.

Email them, they will have one made for you. I think they only offer two colors now.

grendel1972
02-02-2013, 03:15 AM
If you are interested in a gently used E3, PM me. I have a blue one I should sell since I bought the prototype of the 700 (the higher end model that still hasn't been sold as a production model, as far as I can tell) on the marketplace. It's a great instrument, super fun.

SweetWaterBlue
02-02-2013, 04:22 AM
It would seem a bit odd for a person in the land of ukuleles to buy one from the mainland, but I know Mike at UkeRepublic carries them.

http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/kamoa-e-3-evolve-w-case

Kanaka916
02-02-2013, 05:46 AM
not sure if im in the right section, but do they still sale these electric ukes? and where and who could i buy one from?

thanks in advance

hope im in the right section if the forums. sorry if in not newbie here.

Kamoa™ Ukulele Company, Inc.
4-1310 Kuhio Hwy.
Kapa'a, HI 96746
(808) 652-9999
sales@kamoaukes.com

haole
02-02-2013, 06:53 AM
I thought those would have been huge by now! Wonder why they're so hard to find new lately. A lot were showing up used in the marketplace for a while too. Strange.

Wicked
02-02-2013, 09:21 AM
As you can see.... I have the only black evolve. I play it almost exclusively, at the moment. Sorry, but I don't expect I will ever sell it.

It is a very niche instrument, so I think that the build to order business model is probably best for Kamoa.

OldePhart
02-02-2013, 09:46 AM
Doesn't Mim carry these? I was thinking she had a bunch of them coming in quite some time back...or did they all sell out?

John

Wicked
02-02-2013, 10:12 AM
I believe she sold out. I bought mine from her, as well.

The Big Kahuna
02-02-2013, 10:18 AM
The stores on Kauai are full of them, and I tried a few over there. If you want an electric Uke, buy a top quality Uke with a good pickup, or buy a Risa Les Paul Uke (or an Epiphone Mandobird 4), depending on what it is you're wanting the Uke for.

<edited out all the bad things I was going to say about Kamoa as a company>

Freeda
02-02-2013, 10:18 AM
None on her site at the moment, I already looked.

Mim
02-02-2013, 10:25 AM
Doesn't Mim carry these? I was thinking she had a bunch of them coming in quite some time back...or did they all sell out?

John

I sold out and had a few that needed to be sent back. Decided to wait a little bit and see what happened at NAMM. But Kamoa was not at NAMM. Should call soon and ask about them. I miss selling them. They are so rock n roll!

tangimango
02-02-2013, 10:25 AM
If you are interested in a gently used E3, PM me. I have a blue one I should sell since I bought the prototype of the 700 (the higher end model that still hasn't been sold as a production model, as far as I can tell) on the marketplace. It's a great instrument, super fun.

pm sent for the evolve

tangimango
02-02-2013, 10:30 AM
It would seem a bit odd for a person in the land of ukuleles to buy one from the mainland, but I know Mike at UkeRepublic carries them.

http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/kamoa-e-3-evolve-w-case

yeah land of ukulele but these solid body ukes cant really find. i did find a Risa les paul at puapua for $800 so after tax should be like $850.
out of my budget , so by accidentally learned about kamoa on this forums. looking for a used one would be nice .

hey thanks for the link.

tangimango
02-02-2013, 10:33 AM
As you can see.... I have the only black evolve. I play it almost exclusively, at the moment. Sorry, but I don't expect I will ever sell it.

It is a very niche instrument, so I think that the build to order business model is probably best for Kamoa.

sweet how long have you had it and how would you rate the build quality and sound? thanks

WhenDogsSing
02-02-2013, 11:59 AM
Here is a sound bite for the Kamoa Evolve Custom 700:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnar84_4NQY

kissing
02-02-2013, 06:35 PM
The stores on Kauai are full of them, and I tried a few over there. If you want an electric Uke, buy a top quality Uke with a good pickup, or buy a Risa Les Paul Uke (or an Epiphone Mandobird 4), depending on what it is you're wanting the Uke for.

<edited out all the bad things I was going to say about Kamoa as a company>


The Epiphone 4-string Mandobird has a really good tone and great quality parts.
I loved the tone on it. However, the neck is very narrow (mandolin neck), so I didn't find it all that comfortable to play.
It can be done though - but it doesn't feel quite like a uke:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ_tqZjE108


Risa are spectacular. They have several models - their Les Paul design in Soprano and Tenor, and a semi-hollow version in a "Bean" shape.
I play their Soprano Les Paul here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FwdW-IEqJ4M#t=27s


I also had the Les Paul tenor, played for solos here and there in this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=nDsnPdzPVHw#t=73s


I also had their single-coil tenor (commonly referred to as the "Bean" due to the body shape)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OXy8GjuKk64#t=125s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwdW-IEqJ4M
(used as rhythm)

Risa's nylon string electrics are also fantastic.
I actually like Risa's nylon string electrics more than steel string electrics. They are easier to finger-style play. You can use them as both an acoustic-sounding uke and an electrified uke by tweaking the amp settings/effects.




If you're looking for a cheap steel string electric, consider this option:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mahalo-UE-30S-Surfboard-shaped-Solid-Body-Electric-Ukulele-Steel-Strings-/360477768853?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53ee263c95

It's Mahalo, so I'm not expecting fantastic quality, but it's cute and affordable! With the right setup, I think it could be useable. Heck, I might buy one some day just for fun!

tangimango
02-14-2013, 01:29 PM
If you are interested in a gently used E3, PM me. I have a blue one I should sell since I bought the prototype of the 700 (the higher end model that still hasn't been sold as a production model, as far as I can tell) on the marketplace. It's a great instrument, super fun.

want to thank grendal1972 for helping me get his E3, a great addition to my family that ill play for many years, Just a beautiful instrument. He went thru a heavy snow storm to get my uke out, what a guy, God bless and thank you.

teruterubouzu
02-14-2013, 02:36 PM
Thanks for starting this thread. I was curious about these too and wondered why they seemed impossible to find. It's such a cool looking (and sounding) uke!

scothut
02-14-2013, 05:05 PM
not sure if im in the right section, but do they still sale these electric ukes? and where and who could i buy one from?

thanks in advance

hope im in the right section if the forums. sorry if in not newbie here.

We can order you any current Kamoa model that you need. http://stores.cymbalismmusic.com/-strse-Ukuleles-cln-Kamoa/Categories.bok

Scott