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    Default Shima Ukulele anyone?

    Anyone getting the new Shima Ukulele? Designed by Jake Shimabukuro.

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    I wonder how it sounds.

    http://www.shimaukulele.com/
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    Wow, didn't know this was a thing. Is this a relatively new venture?
    What an exciting endeavour.

    Good guy Jake.
    Makes own brand of ukuleles. Price accessible to most



    EDIT: Oh I mustn't... mustn't...mustn't... UAS bug getting me bad. Thanks for this


    EDIT 2: Ok ok.. I crumbled and ordered one.. on the condition I'll never need to buy another ukulele again. And don't tell the wife.
    I think I need to go on the UAS-Anonymous program again
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    It says laminated mahogany body. I assume that it means the top as well, since there is no other mention.

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    What is "Reconstituted Rosewood"?

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    how will you ever know if its just an Ohana or Kala with a new name on headstock.?
    300 bucks for an all laminate. ? count me OUT. You can buy an allsolid wood Ohana
    for that or a cordorba 30 series all solid on sale.

    I was trying to sell an very nice all laminate Kala tenor exotic mahogany with pickup brand new here with case for $99.00 bucks shipped! and no one wanted it. I gave it away.
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    Jake Shimabukuro Wideneck Soprano Ukulele With Tenor Range
    Doesn't make any sense!
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakelele View Post
    What is "Reconstituted Rosewood"?
    It comes dehydrated and they add water.

    Actually my guess would be that perhaps it is in some way recycled or formed like plywood (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by UkuleleSprinter View Post
    Anyone getting the new Shima Ukulele? Designed by Jake Shimabukuro.

    AF516E65-6FFF-467C-99B7-89A3BD6E28A4.jpg

    I wonder how it sounds.

    http://www.shimaukulele.com/
    Interesting. I'd like to hear the story behind this someday. Either a company approached him, or he approached a company to make a signature line. It's hardly cheap for what it offers. We'll have to wait for a test and review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UkuleleSprinter View Post
    Anyone getting the new Shima Ukulele? Designed by Jake Shimabukuro.
    Not for $300 for a laminate soprano...you could get an Islander MS-4 for 1/3 that.
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    Kiwaya can make a great all laminate soprano for around $300, why not this one? If the build quality and sound is as good as the Kiwaya, I say go for it.

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