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bluesuke
03-15-2013, 06:00 PM
Terry and I stopped by The Uke store in Haleiwa this afternoon what a fantastic store. We had a chance to meet and talk with Aaron. He is very knowledgeable and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. If your ever on Oahu put the store on your list of one of your must see's.

coolkayaker1
03-15-2013, 07:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YsI2H0-_E4

Is this it, Perry?

hawaii 50
03-15-2013, 07:23 PM
Hey Perry do you mean The Ukulele Site(aka HMS) ?

AndrewKuker
03-15-2013, 08:24 PM
Thanks so much Perry! I was just talking to Aaron about this and getting super excited to show your beautiful ukes in the future. We are fans and honored to have you come by. Hope this begins a long and fun relationship with Covered Bridge and the excellent instruments you make. Enjoy you stay in HI. Aloha!
Btw, I think it's time you guys went full time on the uke building :D

mm stan
03-15-2013, 08:30 PM
Aloha Perry,
Glad you made it to Oahu and haleiwa.....did you go also the all the K brand factory tours...and cruising through waikiki ....of course the drive around the island for sure...
Yes Hawaii Music Supply with Mike Andrew and all the employees are the most fun uke things to do here...have fun on your vacation here....

bluesuke
03-15-2013, 08:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YsI2H0-_E4

Is this it, Perry?


That's the place Steve it's a great store and they have huge selection

hawaii 50
03-15-2013, 08:43 PM
Wow Andrew you been busy..all these new ukes at the shop..you must of been busy at NAAM huh?always heard of Covered Bridge Ukes.but never saw one..looking forward to it..i gots to get Stan to HMS when all the new ukes come in

bluesuke
03-15-2013, 09:06 PM
Aloha Perry,
Glad you made it to Oahu and haleiwa.....did you go also the all the K brand factory tours...and cruising through waikiki ....of course the drive around the island for sure...
Yes Hawaii Music Supply with Mike Andrew and all the employees are the most fun uke things to do here...have fun on your vacation here....



Hi
Stan

Terry and I and our wives are staying on Waikiki. We visited Kamaka and Kanile'a . Fred gave a great tour ,there is a lot of history there. We showed up 2 hours late at Kanile'a and Joe was gracious enough to give Terry and I a short private tour

808boy
03-15-2013, 10:27 PM
Yep, the Ukulele Site aka HMS is da bomb.
They (Mike and Andrew) are handling a special order for me. I KNEW they would hence I went there.
Mahalo Bigtime....................Bo.............

mm stan
03-15-2013, 11:08 PM
Hi
Stan

Terry and I and our wives are staying on Waikiki. We visited Kamaka and Kanile'a . Fred gave a great tour ,there is a lot of history there. We showed up 2 hours late at Kanile'a and Joe was gracious enough to give Terry and I a short private tour
Aloha Perry,
Since Terry, you and your Wives are in waikiki, go in front of the international market place at night and see Troy fernandez playing on the street with his uke, and Kanikapila Grill (catch a cab)
and to the hilton to watch Olomana play....best buffets, catch a cab to hawaii prince hotel , prince court restaurant for the brunch or dinner buffet.....also take a cab to Ala Moana center
and do some shopping and to Tsukiji Restaurant for their lunch and dinner buffets...one last stop....leonards bakery for the tasty malasadas...just outside waikiki.....have fun and enjoy

coolkayaker1
03-16-2013, 02:52 AM
Hi
We showed up 2 hours late at Kanile'a and Joe was gracious enough to give Terry and I a short private tour

The benefits of being uke royalty, Perry. You guys make incredible instruments, so you are part of the "in" crowd.

If it was me and my wife, we would have been staring at a locked door. Lol

Stan, where is Swim Bar that Taimane plays at? I know Waikiki fairly well, but don't know that bar. Thanks.

bluesuke
03-16-2013, 04:30 AM
Aloha Perry,
Since Terry, you and your Wives are in waikiki, go in front of the international market place at night and see Troy fernandez playing on the street with his uke, and Kanikapila Grill (catch a cab)
and to the hilton to watch Olomana play....best buffets, catch a cab to hawaii prince hotel , prince court restaurant for the brunch or dinner buffet.....also take a cab to Ala Moana center
and do some shopping and to Tsukiji Restaurant for their lunch and dinner buffets...one last stop....leonards bakery for the tasty malasadas...just outside waikiki.....have fun and enjoy


Stan

Troy was on my must see list he is such a great player. We caught up with him Monday night . It's been a great trip we are off to the airport this morning and back to Oregon . Terry pick out some great wood last week on Kauai we can't wait to get home and get something started

mm stan
03-16-2013, 09:09 AM
The benefits of being uke royalty, Perry. You guys make incredible instruments, so you are part of the "in" crowd.

If it was me and my wife, we would have been staring at a locked door. Lol

Stan, where is Swim Bar that Taimane plays at? I know Waikiki fairly well, but don't know that bar. Thanks.
Aloha Steve,
The "Swim Bar" is the newest bar in the Hyatt Waikiki Hotel right across waikiki beach...it's on the the second or third floor where Ciao mein used to be....
http://www.tasteofaloha.com/blog/news/sampling-swim-the-new-pool-bar-at-the-hyatt-regency-waikiki/

iDavid
03-16-2013, 01:05 PM
Don't forget the Hawaiian plate lunch.

tattwo
03-16-2013, 04:15 PM
The poke and calamari were amazing.

AndrewKuker
03-16-2013, 09:34 PM
Taimane is about to go on at Honolulu night market. Free show. Awesome food. All the food wagons. Like the fried spam musubi. Who knew, it just needed to be a little less healthy. But tons of options and music. Kakaako , not far, taimane is on is in maybe half hour

coolkayaker1
03-17-2013, 01:46 AM
Taimane is about to go on at Honolulu night market. Free show. Awesome food. All the food wagons. Like the fried spam musubi. Who knew, it just needed to be a little less healthy. But tons of options and music. Kakaako , not far, taimane is on is in maybe half hour
You're tearing my heart out, A.

Maybe Taimane would do one of those depth of field HMS vids for a couple songs. She's going to be on Hi*sessions youtube channel soon, the story goes.

You really turned me on to her music when you posted about her latest CD a few months ago.

we tigers
03-17-2013, 03:27 AM
Incredible to read about these places guys; feels like I'm there. A Hawaiian vacation is pretty much an utopia, but when we win big time in the lottery (one day Gadget! One day!), that's where we'll be burning it! Loved the pics on Facebook as well guys.

Dan Uke
03-17-2013, 05:57 AM
Don't forget Zippys. No matter what time the plane lands, that's the first place we stop garans ball barans!!

coolkayaker1
03-17-2013, 08:21 AM
Don't forget Zippys. No matter what time the plane lands, that's the first place we stop garans ball barans!!
I saw roaches climbing the walls when I ate at Zippys Ewa Beach.

I'll stick to the haole Spam, eggs and rice at Mickey D's. lol

pdxuke
03-17-2013, 10:19 AM
Thanks for posting that link to MGMs vid, Steve--I had missed that.

Believe it or not, I've never been to Hawaii. It's killing me. I'm dreaming of the Royal Hawaiian and coming home with a Kamaka Baritone! :-) Then I'll know all these spots that you and Stan and Dan are talking about!

hawaii 50
03-17-2013, 10:24 AM
Thanks for posting that link to MGMs vid, Steve--I had missed that.

Believe it or not, I've never been to Hawaii. It's killing me. I'm dreaming of the Royal Hawaiian and coming home with a Kamaka Baritone! :-) Then I'll know all these spots that you and Stan and Dan are talking about!

I am going down to The Ukulele Site(aka HMS) today..I will say Hi to MGM for you

fyi you better order your Kamaka before you get here..they are never in stock,maybe send MGM an email before you come on vacation..give him 2 or 3 months notice..

pdxuke
03-17-2013, 10:27 AM
I am going down to The Ukulele Site(aka HMS) today..I will say Hi to MGM for you

fyi you better order your Kamaka before you get here..they are never in stock,maybe send MGM an email before you come on vacation..give him 2 or 3 months notice..

Yes, I thought of that. It's probably going to have to be special order! :-)

Mike sold me my Kamaka pineapple. It's a treasure!

hawaii 50
03-17-2013, 10:33 AM
Yes, I thought of that. It's probably going to have to be special order! :-)

Mike sold me my Kamaka pineapple. It's a treasure!

Yeah, if you want a special(S)..then you can order it direct from Kamaka and try to have the pickup date while you are here.. so you can take it home with you..but if you are looking for a regular production Bari..let MGM get it for you..he can probable get you a better price,either way MGM can save you money on a special or production Kamaka

Dan Uke
03-17-2013, 10:59 AM
Yeah, if you want a special(S)..then you can order it direct from Kamaka and try to have the pickup date while you are here.. so you can take it home with you..but if you are looking for a regular production Bari..let MGM get it for you..he can probable get you a better price,either way MGM can save you money on a special or production Kamaka

Thom, pick up your special after the factory tour and you can get Fred Kamaka sign the back of the headstock! I can't believe I forgot that as I had my Kamaka with me. :(

coolkayaker1
03-17-2013, 11:28 AM
Thom, my girl, Cathy, and I might (might) be going to Oahu for a couple weeks in Feb 2014. You and your bride possibly game?

AndrewKuker
03-17-2013, 11:31 AM
You're tearing my heart out, A.

Maybe Taimane would do one of those depth of field HMS vids for a couple songs. She's going to be on Hi*sessions youtube channel soon, the story goes.

You really turned me on to her music when you posted about her latest CD a few months ago.
50400

She killed it! So awesome. Glad my daughter got to see that too. Her playing is getting to be even more amazing. Ima keep my eyes out for that HI sessions. love their vids. You guys should subscribe to their youtube if not already

Dan Uke
03-17-2013, 11:59 AM
Thom, my girl, Cathy, and I might (might) be going to Oahu for a couple weeks in Feb 2014. You and your bride possibly game?

Hopefully you can time it during Ukulele Picnic since it is around Feb. Great performers and lots of good vendors like HMS!!

tattwo
03-17-2013, 01:17 PM
50400

She killed it! So awesome. Glad my daughter got to see that too. Her playing is getting to be even more amazing. Ima keep my eyes out for that HI sessions. love their vids. You guys should subscribe to their youtube if not already

Love HI sessions! One om my favorite channels

MGM
03-17-2013, 02:31 PM
Okay so theres a new store in Haleiwa....I guess i better annouce our opening lol...
50404

hawaii 50
03-17-2013, 03:02 PM
Hey Mike

I thought you were joking..ha ha
always nice to talk story with you..take it easy

hawaii 50
03-17-2013, 03:07 PM
50400

She killed it! So awesome. Glad my daughter got to see that too. Her playing is getting to be even more amazing. Ima keep my eyes out for that HI sessions. love their vids. You guys should subscribe to their youtube if not already




Hey Andrew I did not know you could speak Japanese..Ima means I or me or now?

pdxuke
03-17-2013, 04:21 PM
Thom, my girl, Cathy, and I might (might) be going to Oahu for a couple weeks in Feb 2014. You and your bride possibly game?

That would be great, Steve--I would love that, but the pesky day job makes Feb a bad travel month. But I will keep you posted on our plans and let you know! Do the same!