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LutzSpearo
02-16-2013, 04:26 AM
Well, we arrived in Florida last night from South Korea after travelling for 24 hours, and the whole flight I was thinking about my new uke that waited for me. After dinner I opened the package to behold this lovely instrument. It is absolutely gorgeous, prettier than I imagined or expected! It sounds wonderful and plays so easily, a much appreciated improvement over my Kala concert. It really is a joy to play, and it feels good to own such a high quality instrument. The gloss finish looks amazing, and really makes the wood pop. The grain, colors and curl of the koa are gorgeous, it looks like it is 3 dimensional as the curl changed in appearance with just the slightest change in viewing angle. Overall, this ukulele is everything I was hoping for and more. I am really stoked that I made the decision to make such a big purchase (and that my wife approved lol), and its really cool to know that I own this baby and can pick it up and play it whenever I want to, forever! When I dig the camera out of the suitcase I'll take some photos of my own, for now here's a few photos the guys at Hawaii Music Supply sent to me.

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q724/LutzSpearo/IMG_1253_zpsaa2b5718.jpg

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q724/LutzSpearo/IMG_1250_zps502f50a1.jpg

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q724/LutzSpearo/IMG_1251_zpsfefbfe55.jpg

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q724/LutzSpearo/IMG_1255_zps3ca0968c.jpg

Gunna go play it again right now : )

LutzSpearo
02-16-2013, 04:27 AM
A couple more photos:

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q724/LutzSpearo/IMG_1254_zps8fdd8d30.jpg

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q724/LutzSpearo/IMG_1252_zpsfe0d085c.jpg

Ok, NOW I'm gunna go play it some more :)

ghardy
02-16-2013, 04:36 AM
wow that's ......... incredible. i'm more of a tenor guy, but the looks on that are stunning. post a video and share how it sounds!

kvehe
02-16-2013, 04:40 AM
Gorgeous! Fantastic!

vanflynn
02-16-2013, 04:45 AM
Congrats on a beautiful uke. The wood grain is gorgeous. I bet it made the flight worth it.

Wait a minute,

After dinner I opened the package

Man you got a lot more self control than I do.

Happy uking

BigSkyUkuleleGirl
02-16-2013, 04:56 AM
Wow, gorgeous uke!!

OldePhart
02-16-2013, 05:14 AM
Wow, that's a beauty. I would never have made it through dinner before opening the package...of course then I probably wouldn't have made it to dinner after opening the package...

Hmmm, having made a couple of those 24 hour flights in the past...yeah, maybe I would have been able to wait until after dinner...

BlueLatitude
02-16-2013, 05:20 AM
\That is beautiful! Now I have have concert envy. :drool:

BigMamaJ40
02-16-2013, 05:37 AM
Wow! That koa is luscious!!!

Trinimon
02-16-2013, 05:46 AM
Wow, very sweet looking Kanilea! Congrats!

CTurner
02-16-2013, 06:52 AM
Kanile'a: always a superb choice. Even better with such a sweet premium package! Congratulations!

Steedy
02-16-2013, 07:48 AM
Congrats, what a beautiful instrument! I bet it plays and sounds as good as it looks too! :drool:

teruterubouzu
02-18-2013, 12:45 AM
Glad your flight went well and your gorgeous new ukulele was there waiting for you!

mm stan
02-18-2013, 06:06 AM
whew...that was a long flight...wow congrats on your new kanilea...it looks awesome....Happy Strummings..

ChaosToo
02-18-2013, 06:55 AM
Absolutely STUNNING looking thing! :D

uke552
02-18-2013, 05:09 PM
Like everyone else said...stunning! Congrats on that baby!

d-mace
02-18-2013, 05:22 PM
Kanilea seems to have some of the most beautiful koa available!

coolkayaker1
02-18-2013, 06:27 PM
Awesome! Thanks for sharing that.

Dave-0
02-19-2013, 03:23 AM
I remember being stationed in Seoul South Korea in 2001. Those long 17 hour flights from Chicago to Tokyo then on to Inchon seemed to go on FOREVER.

That is a stunning instrument. I can only imagine that it sounds every bit as good as it looks.

LutzSpearo
02-22-2013, 07:33 AM
Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I finally took a couple photos of my own. I'm no photographer, but I tried. My wife looked at me like I was crazy, walking around the backyard arranging my ukulele in different poses.

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q724/LutzSpearo/DSC_0744_zps0926f3f2.jpg

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q724/LutzSpearo/DSC_0745_zps754d3071.jpg

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q724/LutzSpearo/DSC_0749_zpse4773b4a.jpg

I've changed the Aquilas out for Worth Clears, and changed the plastic bridge pins for rosewood pins with mother of pearl dots.

BigSkyUkuleleGirl
02-22-2013, 08:04 AM
......My wife looked at me like I was crazy, walking around the backyard arranging my ukulele in different poses.

I've changed the Aquilas out for Worth Clears, and changed the plastic bridge pins for rosewood pins with mother of pearl dots.

LOL, we totally understand. I have Worth's on my new Kamaka and I really like them alot.

Nickie
02-22-2013, 08:23 AM
wow, holy mother of pearl! it's gorgeous! congratulations....