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RyanMFT
05-03-2013, 02:20 PM
So.....any guesses what is in the box?? I can't wait to get home!

http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz199/RyanMFT_photos/null_zpsa904e825.jpg (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/RyanMFT_photos/media/null_zpsa904e825.jpg.html)

mm stan
05-03-2013, 02:26 PM
Aloha Ryan,
Congratulations on your new jensen speakers.....LOL Okay you teaser...I have a feeling it has strings and it is a concert...do tell

Hippie Dribble
05-03-2013, 02:26 PM
Martin style 1??? Kumalae??? :drool: Hurry up and get home brother, the suspense is killing me... :)

Newportlocal
05-03-2013, 03:02 PM
An old fender tweed amp.:D

rpfrogner
05-03-2013, 03:40 PM
Outdoor Uke? .......just kidding......

rpfrogner
05-03-2013, 03:45 PM
Outdoor Uke? .......just kidding......

Well.....it is outdoors.

Please do tell, it looks VERY interesting.

RyanMFT
05-03-2013, 05:19 PM
VITA!!

http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz199/RyanMFT_photos/null_zpsed6b4d27.jpg (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/RyanMFT_photos/media/null_zpsed6b4d27.jpg.html)

fumanshu
05-03-2013, 05:21 PM
Wow, very very cool!!!! Nice grab!!!! Its seems in good condition too!!!!


https://soundcloud.com/baouke/star-filante-by-caro-bao

coolkayaker1
05-03-2013, 05:49 PM
So.....any guesses what is in the box?? I can't wait to get home!



Let's see. Maybe a Jensen speaker?

Tigeralum2001
05-03-2013, 08:42 PM
Congrats Ryan! I know you will put it to good use!

RyanMFT
05-03-2013, 09:28 PM
Thanks everyone, I just spent the last couple hours cleaning and touching it up. I removed, cleaned, lubricated the tuners, and put on new strings.....and......it sounds great! I am surprised at how big it is, that lower bout is huge when set next to my other ukuleles!

I have been looking for a Vita for a long time, and I finally happened upon one I could afford! I can't wait to share an updated photo and get to playing it!

coolkayaker1
05-04-2013, 05:21 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Roy-Smeck-Wizard-Strings-Times/dp/0595328962/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1367680676&sr=8-4&keywords=roy+smeck

Ryan, did you see this book on Smeck? Cheap as a large bag of Fritos (if you have a Kindle). I read half of it, and learned much about Smeck. It is full of great details about his life, business contracts, and especially the ukuleles, Vita and others, that he sponsored. You might find it enjoyable. Warning: the writing is poor; disjointed, sometimes redundant, and dry as a Texas summer lake. I wish the author was a better writer, but not everyone is F Scott Fitzgerald. lol It does speak about the ukes, though.

RyanMFT
05-04-2013, 07:43 AM
I am going to check out that book, thanks!

UkerDanno
05-04-2013, 01:29 PM
Sweet Vita!:shaka:

RyanMFT
05-04-2013, 05:12 PM
Here are a couple photos of my Vita all cleaned up and with new strings. Martin M600's make it sing! One cool thing is that the scale is between soprano and concert.


http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz199/RyanMFT_photos/Vintage%20Ukuleles/null_zps3c192b61.jpg (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/RyanMFT_photos/media/Vintage%20Ukuleles/null_zps3c192b61.jpg.html)
http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz199/RyanMFT_photos/Vintage%20Ukuleles/null_zps405f38fe.jpg (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/RyanMFT_photos/media/Vintage%20Ukuleles/null_zps405f38fe.jpg.html)

gitarzan
05-04-2013, 07:21 PM
That looks great. I really like that.

mm stan
05-04-2013, 09:54 PM
Congrats Ryan....it looks awesome..wow just like mine and at a good price better than mine....wow happy strummings...

Newportlocal
05-05-2013, 06:02 AM
Congratulations on your new (vintage) uke. This one has been on my list for years. Great score!

RyanMFT
05-05-2013, 09:40 AM
Thank you both! Stan, we should get ours together someday!

Newportlocal, I have been looking for about four years, and this one finally popped up, at a price I could afford! Keep looking!

gaspar
05-06-2013, 05:30 AM
Congrats Ryan! welcome to the vita family!
I just love vita ukes. They are the best uke that Harmony ever made.
Enjoy!

RyanMFT
05-06-2013, 10:01 AM
Thanks Gaspar! You are THE MAN!