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a green field

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Just got my new Kimo super tenor ukulele in the mail yesterday, and been playing it today. Curly Port Orford Cedar top, curly Black Walnut back and sides, with more specs available below. Definitely a well constructed uke with no imperfections I can observe, super easy to play and loud volume. Setup in low-G which I think this instrument lends itself to. I was looking for something a little less traditional in tonewoods (I have Koa ukes already) and something semi west-coast themed.

I was glad to customize a uke with someone who takes a great deal of pride in his work. It was also a pleasure talking with Hank about the build, including a few phone calls about building and builders and all the fun ukulele things. Definitely recommend him to others who are looking for a custom uke.

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For way better pictures than what I have around:
https://www.kimoukulele.com/2021/07/16/domestic-woods-super-tenor-ukulele/
 

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Congrats! i thought it was flamed maple!
 

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Just got my new Kimo super tenor ukulele in the mail yesterday, and been playing it today. Curly Port Orford Cedar top, curly Black Walnut back and sides, with more specs available below. Definitely a well constructed uke with no imperfections I can observe, super easy to play and loud volume. Setup in low-G which I think this instrument lends itself to. I was looking for something a little less traditional in tonewoods (I have Koa ukes already) and something semi west-coast themed.

I was glad to customize a uke with someone who takes a great deal of pride in his work. It was also a pleasure talking with Hank about the build, including a few phone calls about building and builders and all the fun ukulele things. Definitely recommend him to others who are looking for a custom uke.

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For way better pictures than what I have around:
https://www.kimoukulele.com/2021/07/16/domestic-woods-super-tenor-ukulele/

Congrats! I've really been digging the POC/Walnut combos that I've seen from some makers recently and you've got yourself an awesome looking one!
 

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Congrats a green field on the build from hank. I was following this specific build on Hank's IG. Great choice in woods (walnut) and love the figured POC. I didn't even know that POC comes like that till your in progress images.

How is the sound guessing really warm with the POC? i was wondering because some have compared it to spruce in tonal qualities. I have a couple Kimo's myself and they are both very different sounding.
 
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Wow! That is just freakin' gorgeous.

I found it interesting on his site that he had to use different bracing for the curly POC. Similar to what he uses for redwood.

Congratulations.
 
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Congrats, a green field! I really like the look of that cedar top and also its combination with the walnut. What a beautiful instrument.
 

a green field

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Congrats a green field on the build from hank. I was following this specific build on Hank's IG. Great choice in woods (walnut) and love the figured POC. I didn't even know that POC comes like that till your in progress images.

How is the sound guessing really warm with the POC? i was wondering because some have compared it to spruce in tonal qualities. I have a couple Kimo's myself and they are both very different sounding.

Definitely warm but also pretty clear at the same time. I don't think it's as bright as my other spruce uke.
 

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Definitely warm but also pretty clear at the same time. I don't think it's as bright as my other spruce uke.

Awesome! It will get louder and warmer with time. At least that is my experience with my Kimo ukes. Love them both! Congrats again:shaka: