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haolejohn
12-14-2008, 01:31 PM
When I lived on Maui I saw a gentelman that played an ukulele that had the Hawaiian Islands as soundholes. I contacted one builder and asked if this would be possible and they informed me that it wouldn't be. I know that it is possible. Has anyone seen a uke like that or heard of a company that makes them that way? Not one island but all 8.

deach
12-14-2008, 01:34 PM
like this?

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll14/kaneohegrown/uke2.jpg

gallopingsalmon
12-14-2008, 01:44 PM
that ukulele looks sick. where can you get one deach?

deach
12-14-2008, 01:46 PM
that ukulele looks sick. where can you get one deach?

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6878

Lucyisafish
12-14-2008, 01:49 PM
Wow that is COOL. Wonder if I could get me a UK one of those..

Kanaka916
12-14-2008, 02:28 PM
It's a Wai'olu Ukulele (http://www.waioluukulele.com/) and the luthier is Mark Bajet who worked for Derek Shimizu at GString. . . Another instrument that is similar is a Pahu Kani (http://ukulelefriend.com/builder_PahuKani.htm) also built in the 808.

menehunenyc
12-14-2008, 04:23 PM
It's a Wai'olu Ukulele (http://www.waioluukulele.com/) and the luthier is Mark Bajet who worked for Derek Shimizu at GString. . . Another instrument that is similar is a Pahu Kani (http://ukulelefriend.com/builder_PahuKani.htm) also built in the 808.

From the PahuKani website, check out the fret-long-board (http://web.mac.com/syacavone/iWeb/Site/131985A4-360D-4F2C-9932-500DCFB2DA7B_files/slideshow.html?slideIndex=11) on the "Hawaiian Islands" Uke:

nikolo727
12-14-2008, 04:40 PM
I wouldnt see why not its possible. It would be a lot of hard word for the luthier but it obviously can be done. That would be cool to get a custom sound hole uke though. hmm..

Kaneohe til the end
12-14-2008, 04:42 PM
sad to say i sold that wai'olu. i needed money to pay for school

nikolo727
12-14-2008, 04:43 PM
sad to say i sold that wai'olu. i needed money to pay for school

thats a uke players worst nightmare: selling his babies to pay for his school.

sorry bro, we are here for you.


:D

ichadwick
12-15-2008, 01:44 AM
Hmmm. I wonder if that could start a trend of geographic soundholes for ukes? I mean, if Hawaii can have them, why can't Canada? And I mean ALL of Canada: PEI, and and all the Arctic islands, too. Damn big sound hole. Wonder if the remaining wood can take the tension? Never mind, I want a Canada-shaped soundhole now!

HaileISela
12-15-2008, 02:30 AM
Hmmm. I wonder if that could start a trend of geographic soundholes for ukes? I mean, if Hawaii can have them, why can't Canada? And I mean ALL of Canada: PEI, and and all the Arctic islands, too. Damn big sound hole. Wonder if the remaining wood can take the tension? Never mind, I want a Canada-shaped soundhole now!

man, I'd like to get Africa, that'd be awesome!

uluapoundr
12-15-2008, 10:55 AM
Ukulelefriend has an Ana'ole with island chain soundholes, beautiful uke, serious cash;)

http://web.mac.com/syacavone/iWeb/Site/131985A4-360D-4F2C-9932-500DCFB2DA7B.html

bundy
12-15-2008, 02:03 PM
hahahah. lets see em try to get 7000 islands on a sound board.
PI respresent. :nana:

experimentjon
12-15-2008, 02:39 PM
Ukulelefriend has an Ana'ole with island chain soundholes, beautiful uke, serious cash;)

http://web.mac.com/syacavone/iWeb/Site/131985A4-360D-4F2C-9932-500DCFB2DA7B.html

Holy cow...that's a gorgeous uke...someday....

Must...work...harder...in...college....

haolejohn
12-15-2008, 04:47 PM
sad to say i sold that wai'olu. i needed money to pay for school

I must confess. I used my student loans to buy my ukes. I'm buying my Koaloha in January when I get my next loan.

haolejohn
12-15-2008, 04:51 PM
Kaneohe until the end, Where did you get that uke? I tried searching for Wai'ole and I can't get anything. You have a contact?

Kanaka916
12-15-2008, 05:43 PM
Kaneohe until the end, Where did you get that uke? I tried searching for Wai'ole and I can't get anything. You have a contact?
There's a link in my previous post . . .

leo76dragon
12-15-2008, 07:57 PM
yes it is a beautiful uke... I liked it so much that I had to have one made. It'll be ready for me in 2 months.... and personalized. Man I gotta work some serious overtime... hahahaaaa! :music:



Ukulelefriend has an Ana'ole with island chain soundholes, beautiful uke, serious cash;)

http://web.mac.com/syacavone/iWeb/Site/131985A4-360D-4F2C-9932-500DCFB2DA7B.html

Kaneohe til the end
12-15-2008, 08:40 PM
Kaneohe until the end, Where did you get that uke? I tried searching for Wai'ole and I can't get anything. You have a contact?

theres a link in kanaka's post and theyre called wai'olu. but incase you didnt see it waioluukulele.com
edit: o and if you could, dont mention i sold it. i still feel bad about having to sell it