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aquadan
03-13-2013, 11:05 AM
I've been coveting a K-brand concert sized uke for awhile and started a fund to save up for one, but didn't expect to reach that point for quite some time. That is until last week when I found out I won first place in the HMS trivia contest. The prize was an awesome Pono uke, but it was very similar to the one I got from HMS a few weeks ago. Andrew kindly offered to instead give me credit toward another instrument.

I had to kick into high gear on a decision, Kanilea, Koaloha, Kamaka, gloss or not, pineapple, concert, ???..... After listening to tons of samples over and over again and emailing and talking with Andrew multiple times, I finally decided on this Koaloha Longneck Pineapple. I did have to kick in a little bit of my own money to make up the difference.

I got it last night and couldn't put it down. It sounds fantastic, is incredibly light and I love the look of it. The concert neck is a nice change from my tenors which are going to be ignored for just a little while.

Bonus, it's a Kamaka pineapple case, so now I can stretch the truth a bit and say I have a Kamaka too.

Huge thanks to Andrew and HMS for this prize and their great customer service. I frequently feel like I'm their only customer. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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Steedy
03-13-2013, 11:10 AM
Wow, that's beautiful, congrats! Nice photos too!

aquadan
03-13-2013, 11:13 AM
Andrew gets credit for those, the ones I took didn't look nearly as nice. (as indicated by my fuzzy 3rd picture)

Macmuse
03-13-2013, 11:34 AM
That is until last week when I found out I won first place in the HMS trivia contest. The prize was an awesome Pono uke, but it was very similar to the one I got from HMS a few weeks ago.


Well, the contest ended a little too close to Valentine's Day (when the decision to acquire that Pono tenor was made - can highly recommend the cedar top Pono, btw!). ;)

Ahaglund
03-13-2013, 11:35 AM
Congrats!!!

I have the exact same LN KoAloha Pineapple and Kamaka case. Love Love Love them!!!

BigSkyUkuleleGirl
03-13-2013, 12:02 PM
Wow, a beaut!! Congrats!!

Newportlocal
03-13-2013, 12:21 PM
Wow what a great story. Love the uke. Congratulations!

connor013
03-13-2013, 12:37 PM
Whoa -- that is one good looking pineapple.

Congrats!

vanflynn
03-13-2013, 01:52 PM
Congrats. That's a beauty. So happy you turned the win into a uke you really wanted. Andrew is a class act.

UKEonomics
03-13-2013, 04:40 PM
Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous! I've got a pineapple on the way right now...can't get here soon enough.

Congrats on the new uke!

tigersister
03-13-2013, 05:28 PM
Congrats on the KoAloha! I love the dark striping of the Koa.

teruterubouzu
03-13-2013, 06:29 PM
That is a gorgeous ukulele! I can see why you don't want to put it down.