hey Matt, hope all is well your side of the water... just wondering... I keep urging to get a Kamaka Ohta-san, have you tried one up against a normal HF2 (comparison vid would be great if you have both =D ). Just wondering if the different shape, figured Koa and other variables are detrimental to the sound.
All the best!
First off, I am such a massive fan of your uke playing and video's, you were my inspiration to buy my first $30 uke and now I want to play like you on an all-solid one
I saw your video review of the solid acacia kala, and i'm leaning towards buying that from MGM. But with all the fantastic mainland reviews, with a similar price, i'm all confused about which would be better - the mainland or the kala.
Have you had any experience with any mainland ukes? I know your probably really busy, so I appreciate your time. Also, between the mahogany/cedar/mango wood, which one would sound better? (i always thought mahogany was a cheaper wood that was inferior?)
I am sorry to post this novel on your board, but your PM box was full.
Hello my name is Jason, I posted a thread earlier for some helpful advice in concern to a quandary I have. I am in the process of trying to make a decision between two ukes, which thanks to our fellow UUers have lead me to you. I am very interested in either the Kala Acacia Tenor or the Lanikai Monkeypod Tenor. I watched both reviews you posted on Youtube, but I was wondering what your personal advice would be on which of these instruments you would purchase given a choice to one. I agree with what you had mentioned on your review the sound of the Kala is very bright and defined. If I had to narrow it down by just the video clips I would surely choose the Acacia. However I would greatly appreciate any input you could give me... Thank you for your time.
Hey Matt - it was great meeting you at the Cairns UkeFest, and doing your workshop in Sydney.
Hope you have the best time here in Oz - and maybe see you at the Ukulele World Congress 2011 ... fingers crossed