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Nuke-ulele
01-22-2009, 08:49 AM
OK all my fellow Kanile'a enthusiasts! Lets join the Kanile'a Club...find it in the social groups section:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php

Maybe we can have a photo album competition with the Kamaka Club...lets see all those Kanile'a beauties!

thejumpingflea
01-22-2009, 08:53 AM
OK all my fellow Kanile'a enthusiasts! Lets join the Kanile'a Club...find it in the social groups section:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php

Maybe we can have a photo album competition with the Kamaka Club...lets see all those Kanile'a beauties!

And so the rivalry begins! :music:

Nuke-ulele
01-22-2009, 08:56 AM
And so the rivalry begins! :music:

I'll see you in the parking lot after class :music::rock:

GX9901
01-22-2009, 09:04 AM
I'm in the Kanile'a club right now, but someday I'd like to join the Kamaka Klub too. What should I do??? :p

Jimmy
01-22-2009, 09:07 AM
No Kala Club? No Cheap Ukulele Club? It would appear I belong nowhere...

wearymicrobe
01-22-2009, 09:09 AM
When I get home, get ready to rumble. But a taste, dare I say it though I am getting a kamaka so I might have to knock myself out.


http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1117199/FrontShot.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1117199/FullHeadStock.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1117199/FullRow.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1117199/100_2096.jpg

GX9901
01-22-2009, 09:11 AM
My Kanile'a super soprano with some Stew-Mac koa bridge pins.

wearymicrobe
01-22-2009, 09:13 AM
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1117199/FrontSpruce.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1117199/100_2506.jpg

Nuke-ulele
01-22-2009, 09:18 AM
Be sure to join and post pics in the official club album as well...

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php?groupid=20

It will be great to have a one-stop shop for Kanile'a pics!

bbycrts
01-22-2009, 09:18 AM
So...when people start rumbling about a Ko'olau club, can I join as a Pono owner, or do I have to go for the "offshore builds" club? I suspect the latter...

thejumpingflea
01-22-2009, 09:19 AM
So...when people start rumbling about a Ko'olau club, can I join as a Pono owner, or do I have to go for the "offshore builds" club? I suspect the latter...

Haha I'd suspect the prior! Make the club! :D

Nuke-ulele
01-22-2009, 09:22 AM
So...when people start rumbling about a Ko'olau club, can I join as a Pono owner, or do I have to go for the "offshore builds" club? I suspect the latter...


Well, we are going to let owners of the Lanikai lk's (which were made by Kanile'a) in, so I suspect a Pono owner could be in a Ko'olau club!

Leisureclub
01-22-2009, 09:34 AM
If UPS keeps their "delivery on time" message associated with my tracking number, I'll be joining this club tomorrow!

I'm pretty stoked.

Lanark
01-22-2009, 09:45 AM
Well, we are going to let owners of the Lanikai lk's (which were made by Kanile'a) in, so I suspect a Pono owner could be in a Ko'olau club!

Hear that NatalieS. we're in with the cool kids.

wickedwahine11
01-22-2009, 09:46 AM
OK all my fellow Kanile'a enthusiasts! Lets join the Kanile'a Club...find it in the social groups section:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php

Maybe we can have a photo album competition with the Kamaka Club...lets see all those Kanile'a beauties!

Ya beat me to it! Okay, it's on like donkey kong with those Kamaka guys!:D

wickedwahine11
01-22-2009, 09:46 AM
If UPS keeps their "delivery on time" message associated with my tracking number, I'll be joining this club tomorrow!

I'm pretty stoked.

Congrats, how exciting for you...welcome to the club.

Lanark
01-22-2009, 09:55 AM
I'm now bracing for the Koaloha club. I'd have to join that too and I'm not sure where my loyalties would lie.

I'd feel like Mary MacGregor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1F5BLLFAeM&feature=related)...

rayan
01-22-2009, 10:43 AM
of course you know the only way to settle this is a uke off....:music:

NukeDOC
01-22-2009, 11:15 AM
this is like pokemon.

player 1: kanile'azard! i choose you!

player 2: kamakachu! i choose you!

:eek:

ukudele
01-22-2009, 11:18 AM
damn you guys are quick! youl made this like ninja pics posted and all.

thejumpingflea
01-22-2009, 12:36 PM
of course you know the only way to settle this is a uke off....:music:

Haha less do it! I am game. :D

We get all Kamaka players on the site though right? Haha that does include Aldrine if he is game, no? :rock:

experimentjon
01-22-2009, 12:48 PM
I'm torn. I joined both.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e308/Experiment_Jon/DSC_0255.jpg

And when KoAloha Club comes out...I'll be split three ways. T_T There went all the money I made over summer. Horrible horrible UAS.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e308/Experiment_Jon/DSC_0077.jpg

cpatch
01-22-2009, 12:53 PM
I just picked up a custom curly walnut tenor off eBay, should have it tomorrow. Here's one of the eBay pics...I'll replace it with one of my own this weekend:

http://i13.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/fc/c5/d53e_12.JPG

Craig

experimentjon
01-22-2009, 12:54 PM
I just picked up a custom curly walnut tenor off eBay, should have it tomorrow. Here's one of the eBay pics...I'll replace it with one of my own this weekend:

http://i13.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/fc/c5/d53e_12.JPG

Craig

I always wondered how those Exotic wood kanileas sounded. Let us know!

wickedwahine11
01-22-2009, 03:24 PM
Okay, here are a couple of pics I posted in the group album...
http://travellifeisshort.com/closesmall.jpg
http://travellifeisshort.com/frontsmall.jpg

The strings have been changed back to Aquilas, but I'm still loving my koa bridge pins from StewMac.

wickedwahine11
01-22-2009, 03:51 PM
Do any other Kanile'a owners out there have to deal with the perceived inferiority of our ukuleles? I don't mean among most people in the know, but among the general public or casual ukulele fans?

For example...I'm enrolled in ukulele classes right now, and my instructor plays a Kamaka, great uke, it sounds great and is beautiful. The thing that annoyed me though was in the first class session he tuned all of our ukuleles and so I know he saw my K2 tenor. He then proceeded to launch into a speech about how he has the only tenor (we all have soprano or concerts) in the room, and that none of us have solid wood koa like he does. Okay I know he saw my ukulele, he tuned it for crying out loud. And yet he dissed it entirely.

I know one girl in my class recognized the Kanile'a because she remarked on it, and she plays a Lanikai. But my instructor had no idea what it was.

Don't get me wrong, I play it because I like its sound and I think it is beautiful - I'm the biggest Kanile'a ambassador out there. And nobody else's opinion should mean anything to me, but I was irritated at the perceived Kamaka snobbery he was exhibiting. Before I get flamed, this is not a charge against anyone on this board. I have found that all the uke owners, Kamaka, Koaloha, Kanile'a, Ko'olau, etc. have all respected and admired each others ukuleles.

I sort of equate it to how people in the auto industry (manufacturers, car enthusiasts, mechanics, media) know that Audi is a well made car, but casual observers only think of Mercedes, BMW or Lexus in that area.

I know that it is not a custom uke, and I love it to death (in a fire I'm not sure whether I would grab it or my beloved baseball glove first) but sometimes I get annoyed when perceived authorities don't even acknowledge the beauty and artistry of these instruments.

Okay, I'm off my soapbox and done ranting, and I'm sure I'm taking all of this way too seriously, and it isn't like I'm losing sleep over it, but does anyone else feel that Kanile'a is sometimes left out?

Nuke-ulele
01-22-2009, 04:48 PM
Do any other Kanile'a owners out there have to deal with the perceived inferiority of our ukuleles? I don't mean among most people in the know, but among the general public or casual ukulele fans?

For example...I'm enrolled in ukulele classes right now, and my instructor plays a Kamaka, great uke, it sounds great and is beautiful. The thing that annoyed me though was in the first class session he tuned all of our ukuleles and so I know he saw my K2 tenor. He then proceeded to launch into a speech about how he has the only tenor (we all have soprano or concerts) in the room, and that none of us have solid wood koa like he does. Okay I know he saw my ukulele, he tuned it for crying out loud. And yet he dissed it entirely.

I know one girl in my class recognized the Kanile'a because she remarked on it, and she plays a Lanikai. But my instructor had no idea what it was.

Don't get me wrong, I play it because I like its sound and I think it is beautiful - I'm the biggest Kanile'a ambassador out there. And nobody else's opinion should mean anything to me, but I was irritated at the perceived Kamaka snobbery he was exhibiting. Before I get flamed, this is not a charge against anyone on this board. I have found that all the uke owners, Kamaka, Koaloha, Kanile'a, Ko'olau, etc. have all respected and admired each others ukuleles.

I sort of equate it to how people in the auto industry (manufacturers, car enthusiasts, mechanics, media) know that Audi is a well made car, but casual observers only think of Mercedes, BMW or Lexus in that area.

I know that it is not a custom uke, and I love it to death (in a fire I'm not sure whether I would grab it or my beloved baseball glove first) but sometimes I get annoyed when perceived authorities don't even acknowledge the beauty and artistry of these instruments.

Okay, I'm off my soapbox and done ranting, and I'm sure I'm taking all of this way too seriously, and it isn't like I'm losing sleep over it, but does anyone else feel that Kanile'a is sometimes left out?

I prefer to think of us as young upstarts...sort of the indie crowd of high-end ukulele!

Funny enough...I hang out with two guys who play Martin guitars (which I dearly love as well) but my acoustic is a Taylor. Now here is the rub...my Taylor is a far finer grade guitar than their entry-level Martins....but they acted like they had never heard of any other guitar BUT a Martin. Sheesh. Just let the creamy cool uku tone of your Kanile'a knock their socks off ;)

GX9901
01-22-2009, 04:56 PM
Okay, I'm off my soapbox and done ranting, and I'm sure I'm taking all of this way too seriously, and it isn't like I'm losing sleep over it, but does anyone else feel that Kanile'a is sometimes left out?

I think for a lot of people (not people here at UU), Kamaka = ukulele. That's just the way it is and perhaps Kamaka has earned that distinction from their longevity. Kanile'a is relatively new on the scene, so perhaps it gets placed behind the likes of KoAloha & G-String sometimes (again, not the case around UU), which is understandable also.

The best endorsement I can give Kanile'a is that my Kanile'a super tenor, with some Worth CTs and lowered action, comes closest to my William King custom tenor of any uke I've played so far, custom or off-the-rack. I'm actually kind of shocked that I've come to that conclusion, so for me that's pretty high praise.

Lanark
01-23-2009, 03:04 AM
I'll also put forward that it's usually those "in the know" instruments that end up accruing the most value and rep over the long run. Chances are that over time you're not going to lose any value on your Kanile'a and more likely will have an instrument that others lust after.
I suspect that a "vintage Kanile'a" will carry some weight in times to come.

Nuke-ulele
01-23-2009, 07:47 AM
I'll also put forward that it's usually those "in the know" instruments that end up accruing the most value and rep over the long run. Chances are that over time you're not going to lose any value on your Kanile'a and more likely will have an instrument that others lust after.
I suspect that a "vintage Kanile'a" will carry some weight in times to come.

You may be right. I have had offers on my uke that are equal to what I paid for it already.

Rubbertoe
02-25-2009, 04:53 PM
Wow. I didn't realize that my Kanile'a would be the victim of uke snobbery. But what the heck does it matter? It's like when my friends ask: why not just play the guitar? Because it's not a uke; I play the uke. I like being a part of the minority. I don't want to own something that everyone and his brother also has. And while we might be a minority group (for now) in the world of ukuleles but we don't need a marquee with flashing lights to prove our worthiness. We don't need the Chanel purses, or Gucci clothing. I guess that's why mine didn't come with a flag that says "Hey everyone, look at my uke".
Hmmm.... I'm not sure why I ranted and raved. I've never seen any of the snobbery I ranted about on UU. I don't even see it in my day to day life (since I'm probably one of only a dozen uke players in the area anyway). Nevermind. I guess I just like the sound of my own... uh, typing.

taropatch
02-26-2009, 03:48 AM
I'm just a beginner, with a pretty decent Chinese uke to learn on. As my enthusiasm for the uke grew, I browsed the websites of the big names. The one that spoke to me was the Kanile'a. I loved the tone and I thought the style -- woodwork, inlays, bridge shape, etc -- was the most attractive.

If I ever get good enough to deserve one, I'm thinking the K2 concert. Should that day come, I'll proudly join the Kanile'a club. So much for the uke snobs!

dnewton2
02-26-2009, 06:26 AM
Stagg Nation (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php?groupid=29) 4 Life!!! We don't have numbers but we have heart and a mean dog!!:D:D

I will probably join this club one day. When I get the right creditials.

generem
02-26-2009, 06:40 AM
Like already mentioned, Kanile'a is a fairly new company so it will take some time to achieve that stature. If they keep churning out these high quality products.. It wont be long till they get the respect they deserve.

I personally fell in love with a K2 tenor at Island Bazaar and One day I will own one then I can join this club too :)

But for Now.. Go team Kamaka Go....

Kidding!!!:shaka:

wickedwahine11
02-26-2009, 07:53 AM
Like already mentioned, Kanile'a is a fairly new company so it will take some time to achieve that stature. If they keep churning out these high quality products.. It wont be long till they get the respect they deserve.

I personally fell in love with a K2 tenor at Island Bazaar and One day I will own one then I can join this club too :)

Hmm, I bought my K2 tenor at Island Bazaar. Could they be one and the same? :D

PaulGeo
02-26-2009, 08:08 AM
Payment sent for a new (to me) Kanile'a. Oooo hooo :nana:

generem
02-26-2009, 10:36 AM
Hmm, I bought my K2 tenor at Island Bazaar. Could they be one and the same? :D

NNNnnnnOOOooooo... Damn You :D

Its OK.. It's gonna be a while till I can justify another Ukulele at that price range anyways... :shaka:

Waterguy
02-26-2009, 02:40 PM
Thing is, if you can get them to close thier eyes while they listen to the Kanile'a, they end up realizing that the Kanile'a is the best sounding uke in the room.

NatalieS
03-07-2009, 09:51 AM
Hear that NatalieS. we're in with the cool kids.

Woohoo! I'm so glad :)

Aldrine Guerrero
04-09-2009, 02:00 PM
i'll soon be joining this club and representing it haha.
Here's some sneak peek pictures of my new custom...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_1713copy.jpg

Here it is stained to show the curl:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_1715copy.jpg

She'll be mine soon :D

keno poi
04-09-2009, 02:12 PM
i'll soon be joining this club and representing it haha.
Here's some sneak peek pictures of my new custom...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_1713copy.jpg

Here it is stained to show the curl:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_1715copy.jpg

She'll be mine soon :D

Looks awesome....

wickedwahine11
04-09-2009, 03:18 PM
i'll soon be joining this club and representing it haha.
Here's some sneak peek pictures of my new custom...

Awesome! I'm so happy to hear you are getting one Aldrine, that is just beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished photos of it. Woo hoo! Aldrine is no longer just a Kamaka guy, we can claim him on our team too! :D

GX9901
04-09-2009, 04:09 PM
Whoa, that's some serious "crushed aluminum" koa on Aldrine's new uke! Pretty awesome stuff. Can't wait to see it.

thejumpingflea
04-09-2009, 04:12 PM
Whoa, that's some serious "crushed aluminum" koa on Aldrine's new uke! Pretty awesome stuff. Can't wait to see it.

Crushed Aluminum. I like the analogy.

Ukulele Friend
04-09-2009, 05:54 PM
Aloha Aldrine...

That's a beautiful piece of Koa. Can't wait to see it when it's all completed. Please do keep us posted. We'd love to see the build along the way. :shaka:

best,
Shawn

http://ukulelefriend.com

wearymicrobe
04-09-2009, 06:47 PM
Oh even aldrine is now getting one.

bbycrts
04-09-2009, 07:13 PM
YEAH BABY! Now Aldrine and I have something more in common than just our charming, boyish looks and shocking ukulele talents!

(Aldrine - shockingly good. Me - shockingly bad. So, on the whole we're both shocking!)

Aldrine Guerrero
04-09-2009, 09:22 PM
Thanks guys! I'll keep you guys updated. Joe is gonna send some more pictures over and I'll post them as soon as I get them. I also did a uke got mail episode at the kanile'a shop so look forward to that next week (hopefully I can get it done by then)

They are sponsoring me so I'm reppin them all the way. With an awesome brand and great people like them, they pretty much doin all the reppin necessary and I'm just glad to be a part of their ohana.

DeG
04-10-2009, 04:33 AM
They are sponsoring me so I'm reppin them all the way. With an awesome brand and great people like them, they pretty much doin all the reppin necessary and I'm just glad to be a part of their ohana.

... did you workout a special discount for UU members on Kanile'a products??:)
(fingers crossed)

GX9901
04-10-2009, 04:36 AM
Damn, this means my Kamaka tenor is no longer the "Aldrine Guerrero signature model"...so sad...:p

bbycrts
04-10-2009, 05:00 AM
Damn, this means my Kamaka tenor is no longer the "Aldrine Guerrero signature model"...so sad...:p

Right...but now your multiple Kanile'as can be considered Aldrine Guerrero signature models, so it all comes out in the wash!

Ukulele Friend
04-10-2009, 07:34 AM
Thanks guys! I'll keep you guys updated. Joe is gonna send some more pictures over and I'll post them as soon as I get them. I also did a uke got mail episode at the kanile'a shop so look forward to that next week (hopefully I can get it done by then)

They are sponsoring me so I'm reppin them all the way. With an awesome brand and great people like them, they pretty much doin all the reppin necessary and I'm just glad to be a part of their ohana.


Aloha Aldrine,

Congratulations on your sponsorship! You (and so many on the UU board) work so hard at sharing the versatility and joy of this instrument at it's wonderful that the blessings are coming full-circle for you.

Can't wait to see more photos along the way and future "Uke Got Minutes" with you jammin' on this beauty once it's all said and done. Joe, Kristen, Bill and the gang there at Kanile'a are truly wonderful people and I'm sure this uke is going to be amazing!

all the best to you,
Shawn

http://ukulelefriend.com

wickedwahine11
04-10-2009, 12:13 PM
Thanks guys! I'll keep you guys updated. Joe is gonna send some more pictures over and I'll post them as soon as I get them. I also did a uke got mail episode at the kanile'a shop so look forward to that next week (hopefully I can get it done by then)

They are sponsoring me so I'm reppin them all the way. With an awesome brand and great people like them, they pretty much doin all the reppin necessary and I'm just glad to be a part of their ohana.

Wow! Congrats Aldrine on the sponsorship. :D

I can't wait to see that Uke Got Mail. I'm visiting their factory in May and I'm literally counting down the days. I certainly don't do justice to my Kanile'a, but it will be nice to watch you play one the way it should (and could) be played!

keno poi
04-10-2009, 03:33 PM
what is the difference between a K-1 tenor and a K-1 tenor deluxe? Thanks

GX9901
04-10-2009, 07:55 PM
what is the difference between a K-1 tenor and a K-1 tenor deluxe? Thanks

Usually Kanile'a puts the "Deluxe" designation on ukes that has some figured koa.

keno poi
04-11-2009, 01:15 AM
Usually Kanile'a puts the "Deluxe" designation on ukes that has some figured koa.


Oh okay ... thanks!

wickedwahine11
04-14-2009, 04:05 AM
When I decided to sell my Kala, I had narrowed it down to getting either a Kanile'a or a KoAloha (though I considered Kamaka as well). I ended up getting the Kanile'a (obviously).

Well, I held/quickly strummed a KoAloha for the first time last night. It was a beautiful koa tenor. But I thought it was twice as heavy as my Kanile'a (which is light as a feather) and I also thought the neck was a lot thicker and less comfortable to hold.

It had great volume, it was beautiful, and it sounded terrific, but I was really glad to see that I made the right decision, as I much prefer the Kanile'a. I do, of course, recognize that different ukes are for different folks, and that just as many people would prefer the KoAloha to my tenor. But for me, I chose wisely. :)

Lori
06-19-2009, 02:14 PM
Anyone of you out there have the Kanile'a K-1 Guitarlele, or have seen one in a shop? I would love to see one in person before buying. I am in the Los Angeles area, and hope to do a trip to Hawaii in the late summer/ early fall. So, do you know of any stores that would have it, or would the factory have one to test out?

–Lori

wearymicrobe
06-19-2009, 03:07 PM
Anyone of you out there have the Kanile'a K-1 Guitarlele, or have seen one in a shop? I would love to see one in person before buying. I am in the Los Angeles area, and hope to do a trip to Hawaii in the late summer/ early fall. So, do you know of any stores that would have it, or would the factory have one to test out?

–Lori

Your going to have a heck of a time finding one. I have seen one, period, in a private collection and never one for sale.

Best bet is to give Joe and Kristan a call and see if a distributor has one for sale.

grappler
06-19-2009, 04:38 PM
Anyone of you out there have the Kanile'a K-1 Guitarlele, or have seen one in a shop? I would love to see one in person before buying. I am in the Los Angeles area, and hope to do a trip to Hawaii in the late summer/ early fall. So, do you know of any stores that would have it, or would the factory have one to test out?

–Lori


Umm not that hard to find one.
MGM has one here (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-KANILEA-GUITARLELE-GUITAR-UKULELE-6-STRING-w-dlx-cs_W0QQitemZ270411865478QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Defa ultDomain_0?hash=item3ef5cd9d86&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14&_trkparms=%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A30) if you wanna hear a sound file - click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=777He44r35c)

Lori
06-19-2009, 06:32 PM
Umm not that hard to find one.
MGM has one here (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-KANILEA-GUITARLELE-GUITAR-UKULELE-6-STRING-w-dlx-cs_W0QQitemZ270411865478QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Defa ultDomain_0?hash=item3ef5cd9d86&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14&_trkparms=%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A30) if you wanna hear a sound file - click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=777He44r35c)

That's a nice one all right. But before spending that much dough, I would have to see it in person, and play it for myself. I tried emailing them from their website several weeks ago, about who might carry them in my area, and if they had them in Hawaii anywhere, and didn't get any response. Maybe they don't check their email. You think a telephone call would be better?

–Lori

wickedwahine11
06-20-2009, 05:51 AM
That's a nice one all right. But before spending that much dough, I would have to see it in person, and play it for myself. I tried emailing them from their website several weeks ago, about who might carry them in my area, and if they had them in Hawaii anywhere, and didn't get any response. Maybe they don't check their email. You think a telephone call would be better?

–Lori

I would try calling them. I have found that their customer service, as a rule, is fantastic, but I have also had some occasional messages go without a response. I think if you call, you will find that Joe and Kristen are very warm and friendly and helpful, and that is probably the better route to go. Of course, if you are going to Oahu, you should head out to Kaneohe and see the factory for yourself, they may have one you can play there. I did their tour, and it was terrific...

And if they don't there are sooooo many uke stores in Oahu that have tons of Kanile'as, many more than you can find here in the mainland.

Lori
06-20-2009, 06:21 AM
I would try calling them. I have found that their customer service, as a rule, is fantastic, but I have also had some occasional messages go without a response. I think if you call, you will find that Joe and Kristen are very warm and friendly and helpful, and that is probably the better route to go. Of course, if you are going to Oahu, you should head out to Kaneohe and see the factory for yourself, they may have one you can play there. I did their tour, and it was terrific...

And if they don't there are sooooo many uke stores in Oahu that have tons of Kanile'as, many more than you can find here in the mainland.

I will give them a call, then. I wasn't planning on going to Oahu though... probably just Maui and Kauai. There is so much to see, and I want to hike and do nature stuff more than city stuff. I want the uke hunt to be a secondary activity if I can control myself... for my husband's sake.
–Lori

wickedwahine11
06-20-2009, 07:29 AM
I will give them a call, then. I wasn't planning on going to Oahu though... probably just Maui and Kauai. There is so much to see, and I want to hike and do nature stuff more than city stuff. I want the uke hunt to be a secondary activity if I can control myself... for my husband's sake.
–Lori

If you go to Kauai, there is Larry's Music and Scotty's. Larry's is in Kapa'a and has a really good selection of high end ukuleles, they had some Kanile'as there if I recall...

Ahnko Honu
06-20-2009, 08:22 AM
On Maui check out Bounty Music if you have time, they have a great selection of 'ukuleles at very reasonable prices. http://www.ukes.com/

Bounty Music Maui
111 Hana Hwy. #105
Kahului, Maui, HI 96732

info@ukes.com
Phone: (808) 871-1141
http://maps.yahoo.com/map?q1=111%2BHana%2BHwy%20Kahului%2C%20HI%2096732-2300%20us&mag=4&lat=&lon=&ard=1#mvt=m&lat=20.8911&lon=-156.461014&mag=4&zoom=14&q1=111%2520Hana%2520Hwy%2520Kahului%252C%2520HI%25 2096732-2300%2520us

CTurner
06-21-2009, 06:14 AM
Can I get inta dis fight?! (He said, jumping up and down and wanting to be one of the guys.) My Kanilea concert is one sweet uke.

Crawfish
06-23-2009, 02:38 AM
The strings have been changed back to Aquilas, but I'm still loving my koa bridge pins from StewMac.

Did you have to do much fitting to get the Stew-Mac pins to fit? And did you slot them? I see they come unslotted.

I'm thinking about changing out the pins on my K1 - that's why I ask. I just put a bone saddle on it over the weekend, so this is phase 2 of the mods.

-Kevin

wickedwahine11
06-23-2009, 05:24 AM
Did you have to do much fitting to get the Stew-Mac pins to fit? And did you slot them? I see they come unslotted.

I'm thinking about changing out the pins on my K1 - that's why I ask. I just put a bone saddle on it over the weekend, so this is phase 2 of the mods.

-Kevin

Hi Kevin, no you don't have to do much to the pins. They are unslotted but they actually will fit fine as is (I think a couple of people here did just that). I didn't like how they stuck up too high on the bridge for my liking, so I shaved just a tad off of the wood so they would fit more flush with the bridge.

I think a bunch of the Kanile'a Club have gone with the koa or the snakewood pins, I just think they make the ukulele look a lot classier than the plastic white or black ones that come stock with the Kanile'a.

They aren't very expensive either, so you can't go wrong. I'd love to see pics when you finish your mods to the K1!!

bbycrts
06-23-2009, 07:15 AM
I did the snakewood pins - didn't shave them down and should have. I got the slotted ones because that's what was available with a paua dot to match my fretboard dots. Now that I want to shave them down I find I jammed them in a little too hard and I'm at a loss for how to remove them without doing damage to the uke...d'oh! Any ideas?

Lori
06-23-2009, 09:09 AM
I did the snakewood pins - didn't shave them down and should have. I got the slotted ones because that's what was available with a paua dot to match my fretboard dots. Now that I want to shave them down I find I jammed them in a little too hard and I'm at a loss for how to remove them without doing damage to the uke...d'oh! Any ideas?

I don't have a Kanile'a yet, but I think I had a 12 string guitar that had those kind of pegs. I had to resort to needle nose pliers to pull out the pins. Grip it by the sides behind the head of the peg... it might help to rock the pin a little while slowly pulling. Be prepared though for a sudden release, and stay clear so you don't hit yourself in the face!

–Lori

CTurner
06-23-2009, 09:18 AM
Stew-Mac also carries a bridge pin puller that will fit and pull the pin more elegantly than pliers and there is also a combination stringwinder/puller, either for less than $2. I have a combo that I got with my Kanilea at a shop and it works great.

Aldrine Guerrero
06-23-2009, 09:42 AM
I haven't posted the pics I took from the shop yet. They changed the wood that was gonna be used and finished the inlay work on the fretboard. Here's some pics for you guys:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0130copy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0126copy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0140copy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0138copy.jpg

thejumpingflea
06-23-2009, 11:18 AM
I haven't posted the pics I took from the shop yet. They changed the wood that was gonna be used and finished the inlay work on the fretboard. Here's some pics for you guys:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0130copy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0126copy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0140copy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0138copy.jpg

Wowser! That looks great Aldrine. Congratulations!

bbycrts
06-23-2009, 11:21 AM
Any idea on the finish date, Aldrine?

wickedwahine11
06-23-2009, 12:24 PM
I haven't posted the pics I took from the shop yet. They changed the wood that was gonna be used and finished the inlay work on the fretboard. Here's some pics for you guys:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0140copy.jpg

Awww, this is what Joe showed me when I saw your ukulele in progress at the Kanile'a factory last April. It looked adorable then, and it looks awesome now. I love the wood you are getting as well, looks great...

Crawfish
06-26-2009, 11:42 AM
Mine isn't quite so glamorous but here it is:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_1_6LVu8pkpU/SkJeo3H0vAI/AAAAAAAAAxU/8oP7nN-lxeY/s320/3couch.jpg

This was two days after I bought it - shot at a resort in Kapalua.

More pictures coming soon - including the change to a bone saddle.

BTW, what does the "SF" stand for? I know about the 'Sound Monster,' but mine is a K-1 T SF, so I'm wondering.

-Kevin

1014
06-26-2009, 12:03 PM
Mine isn't quite so glamorous but here it is:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_1_6LVu8pkpU/SkJeo3H0vAI/AAAAAAAAAxU/8oP7nN-lxeY/s320/3couch.jpg

This was two days after I bought it - shot at a resort in Kapalua.

More pictures coming soon - including the change to a bone saddle.

BTW, what does the "SF" stand for? I know about the 'Sound Monster,' but mine is a K-1 T SF, so I'm wondering.

-Kevin

satin finish

ukeskywalker79
09-21-2009, 01:43 PM
Any updates on the new uke Aldrine? I'm sure everyone's dying to see the all new "Aldrine Signature Model" uke from Kanile'a :D

Ronnie Aloha
09-21-2009, 01:49 PM
Any updates on the new uke Aldrine? I'm sure everyone's dying to see the all new "Aldrine Signature Model" uke from Kanile'a :D

:agree:

What he said.

thejumpingflea
09-21-2009, 01:58 PM
:agree:

What he said.

:agree:

What he said.

bbycrts
09-21-2009, 02:31 PM
:agree:

What he said.

:agree:

What he said.
:agree:

What he said.

clayton56
09-21-2009, 11:02 PM
Bounty doesn't show any Kanilea on their website - are they a dealer?

They're a good outfit, I have gotten my Ponos from them, and may get a Kamaka from them one of these days.

Aldrine Guerrero
09-21-2009, 11:22 PM
:agree:

What he said.

Give me a few days :D

wickedwahine11
09-22-2009, 03:36 AM
I'm really looking forward to seeing it, the initial shots of the inlay looked great and the wood grain was beautiful.

So what happens to Mika?

haole
09-22-2009, 06:37 AM
I heard Mika's going to be dismantled, with the neck going to a cigar-box uke. ;)

Ronnie Aloha
09-22-2009, 06:52 AM
Me thinks a SoCal Ukefest unveiling?

ukeskywalker79
09-22-2009, 07:49 AM
:agree: Oct. 3 is the day

Ronnie Aloha
09-22-2009, 08:59 AM
I heard Mika's going to be dismantled, with the neck going to a cigar-box uke. ;)

I think someone should email that guy from "Dirty Jobs" to clean Mika first.:D

d-mace
09-22-2009, 10:33 AM
:agree: Oct. 3 is the day

I'll be there to witness the unveiling...

Lori
10-17-2009, 07:42 PM
Yes, I finally did it! I bought a Kanile'a Super Concert while vacationing in Hawaii. Here are a few photos taken while traveling. I posted these on another thread, but thought I should officially join the Club. Hope to have a little more time next week to take more photos. It has that great sparkly sound that made it stand out in MGM's blind tenor test. Great volume too, sounds like a tenor. It came with the black bridge pins, but I got the Stew Mac snakewood ones. I think I will be restringing it for Low G. Should I expect any problems switching to Worth Clear Med Low G. Do you think I will have to have the uke adjusted?

–Lori

bbycrts
10-17-2009, 09:58 PM
Yes, I finally did it! I bought a Kanile'a Super Concert while vacationing in Hawaii. Here are a few photos taken while traveling. I posted these on another thread, but thought I should officially join the Club. Hope to have a little more time next week to take more photos. It has that great sparkly sound that made it stand out in MGM's blind tenor test. Great volume too, sounds like a tenor. It came with the black bridge pins, but I got the Stew Mac snakewood ones. I think I will be restringing it for Low G. Should I expect any problems switching to Worth Clear Med Low G. Do you think I will have to have the uke adjusted?

–Lori

Yeah Lori! Welcome to the club. I have StewMac snakewood pins - a little sanding was necessary to get them to fit all the way in the holes. They are purrrrrty!

Aldrine Guerrero
10-27-2009, 10:40 AM
Just thought I'd share :3

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0691.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0676.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0680.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0693.jpg

Aldrine Guerrero
10-27-2009, 10:44 AM
More :3

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0677.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0681.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0694.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ukuleleoversoul/IMG_0690.jpg

wearymicrobe
10-27-2009, 10:56 AM
First to say it congrats. how you enjoy it. You and I have almost exactly the same ukulele minus the inlay of course.

Lori
10-27-2009, 11:43 AM
Wow Aldrine, that's really beautiful! Is that a concert size? Love the custom inlay too! Will we see a video soon?

Couldn't help but notice the Blue UU shirt in the b/g. Is that a color that is available now?

–Lori

Landshark
10-27-2009, 03:30 PM
Hi, I am new to this forum and Ukuleles both. While working on a job here in Honolulu for the who knows the 30th time, I decided I would finally buy and try playing a Ukulele. A friend of mine here, who plays toured me around to a few stores, where I fell in love with this stunning Kanile'a Tenor Custom, more than I need or wanted but I could not resist.
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/Ukeanglearmsm.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/Ukearmbacksm.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/Ukecasesm.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/Ukeheadstocksm.jpg

Landshark
10-27-2009, 03:37 PM
few more photos
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/Ukebodyfrsm.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/Uketreefull2sm.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/Uketreesidesm.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/UKEBacksm.jpg

dab745
10-27-2009, 03:41 PM
What a nice curl! I will post picks of my super soprano soon.