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    I commented earlier in the thread and I wasn't...

    I commented earlier in the thread and I wasn't overly complimentary, though I love my SLNG, just because I haven't played a lot of other soprano-body ukes to have a baseline for comparison, other...
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    I have not played one but judging by Mim's video...

    I have not played one but judging by Mim's video the solid-top sounds better to me.


    https://youtu.be/YToJZJpa8-c
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    I bought the SLNG earlier this year - I like it...

    I bought the SLNG earlier this year - I like it and find it comfortable to play. I have small fingertips and actually didn't notice any difference in playability between this and my (proper) concert...
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    Looks like the Kickstarter campaign reached their...

    Looks like the Kickstarter campaign reached their goal in no time. In case anyone's interested, the makers have a form to gauge interest in concert/tenor/leftie/guitar versions of the Ava. FYI...
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    Ahh looks so nice... I don't have experience with...

    Ahh looks so nice... I don't have experience with electric ukes. What are the pros and cons of solid body vs. An acoustic with pick-up? What about this one vs. a chambered solid body like the Pono...
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    That's a nice informative video. Thanks for...

    That's a nice informative video. Thanks for posting!

    I didn't go for it as I prefer concert/tenor scale. They mentioned if the campaign is successful they will consider adding tenor scale. Looks...
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    Campaign is live now on Kickstarter:...

    Campaign is live now on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/688504158/ava-ukulele-by-novako-music

    Seems to be nearly 50% there already.
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    Ok got more info about the tuners. Screenshot on...

    Ok got more info about the tuners. Screenshot on my phone from their email. I can see how to tune it but not sure how the magnetic part works exactly.

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    Edit: better upload link:...
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    Their last email promised more details on the...

    Their last email promised more details on the tuners so I guess we'll find out :) Will post back if I hear anything interesting.

    I don't have an electric uke yet so I'm quite intrigued. Still...
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    Haha yeah.. Some more info from their email: ...

    Haha yeah.. Some more info from their email:

    Retractable forearm rest for compact storage (extended for ergonomic strumming)

    Onboard speaker delivers sound comparable to an acoustic ukulele
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    Ava electric ukulele by Novako

    Was browsing Instagram and came across an ad for a new electric uke, coming soon to Kickstarter.

    Looks interesting to me. A RISA stick with arm rest and speakers basically, though can't compare in...
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    She's already back. Her Reverb store will say at...

    She's already back. Her Reverb store will say at the top of the store description if she's away (I know because I stalk the store regularly to drool over uke photos :D)
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    Absolutely agree with you about being a one-lady...

    Absolutely agree with you about being a one-lady shop and busy traveling - though I don't think any of us was not cutting her some slack?

    My first attempt to communicate with Mim was via email,...
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    In my experience she's super responsive if you...

    In my experience she's super responsive if you message her on Reverb.
  15. Easy mistake to make. Who has time to look at...

    Easy mistake to make. Who has time to look at timestamps :P
  16. You're welcome - I should change my name to...

    You're welcome - I should change my name to thread revivor, hah! ;)
  17. Haha I did? I don't know how I got here... I had...

    Haha I did? I don't know how I got here... I had it open on my phone this morning and started reading. It was an interesting read. Sorry for the resurrection! :o
  18. There's also the setup factor that will improve...

    There's also the setup factor that will improve on the cheaper factory ukes. Most factory ukes will probably come with high action and intonation issues, but if you buy from Mim or HMS etc., they...
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    I saw that before (thanks for posting the info)...

    I saw that before (thanks for posting the info) but that was back in March, things could have changed. Also dealers may be selling them at lower prices than manufacturer's price tags (I am seeing...
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    You're probably right. That must be how I read...

    You're probably right. That must be how I read about trembesi and koa/acacia in the same sentence. The look is quite similar, I wonder how the tone is.

    Re-reading the specs on the promo photo,...
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    Laminate trembesi (acacia family?) made in...

    Laminate trembesi (acacia family?) made in Indonesia. I heard they come in both gloss and matte options. No idea about bracing. There's very little info so far. I'm looking forward to HMS demo videos...
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    For anyone interested, I just came across this...

    For anyone interested, I just came across this video review posted on KoAloha youtube... That tenor sounds sweet!

    https://youtu.be/WjmZOeGfbRw
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    Thanks. I'm not really looking to buy one right...

    Thanks. I'm not really looking to buy one right now (recently got a laminate longneck soprano) but I am keeping an eye on the new KoAlana because I like the look of the new wood in gloss finish. Glad...
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    You're right - they're not, and the price points...

    You're right - they're not, and the price points show. They are laminates though which fill some use cases an all-solid does not. I am thinking of swapping out one of my all-solids for a good...
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    According to KoAloha Instagram, the new KoAlanas...

    According to KoAloha Instagram, the new KoAlanas are available for pre-orders! Prices unclear yet.
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