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Thread: Full Setup or Expedited?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Catskill Mountains, NY

    Default Full Setup or Expedited?

    When you buy from Hawaii Music Supply, do you get the full setup or the new Expedited setup? I bit the bullet and went with the full setup. It takes about two weeks, and the wait is awful, but I figured I might as well have it arrive in as good condition as possible.
    Last edited by Jerryc41; 03-25-2018 at 01:48 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    El Segundo, CA


    Full setup ... ALWAYS!

  3. #3


    Personal preference: full setup.

    Compared to the potential years you may own the uke, waiting a few days or weeks longer for a great setup is worth it

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Stephenson, VA


    I do both, depending on what ukulele brand I am buying.

    Recently, I did the full setup on a Kala and the expedited setup on two Koaloha's and a Kiwaya. They all play perfect.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012


    Quote Originally Posted by slackkey007 View Post
    Full setup ... ALWAYS!
    Just Play

    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Waverly Street banjolele - Worth Browns
    Tenor: Martin Iz - Living Water low G
    UBass: Kala FS2 (fretless) - Pahoehoe

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2014


    I'd assume that their "full setup" is mostly needed with the entry level stuff. On more expensive instruments, I'd expect the makers to dress the frets nicely etc. Nevertheless, I wouldn't want to take any chances and always go with the full setup. It is a painfully long waiting period, but like others have said: better to wait a few days longer and receive an instrument that has been set up to its full potential.
    Enjoying instruments by - Beau Hannam - Jay Lichty - Jerry Hoffmann - Luis Feu de Mesquita - Kala - Kamaka - Kanile'a - KoAloha - Ko'olau - Moore Bettah - Pono - Romero Creations - and others

  7. #7


    Haven’t find any difference, I have 3 Ukes from them 1 with expedite, all play great!!!
    "Sometimes I can't think of a better day to end my day than coming home and just strumming my Ukulele for a few minutes."

    Jake Shimabukuro

    Imua IS Soprano: GCEA
    Kamaka Gold Label: GCEA
    Cocobolo Ukulele Tenor #123: GCEA
    Kala Ka-Asac-T8: GCEA
    Ohana Concert CK-250G: GCEA
    Ohana SK-38 Vintage Martin: GCEA
    Ohana SK-28 Vintage Nunes Style: GCEA
    Ohana SK-21A: ADF#B
    Ohana SK-08 Sopranissimo: ADF#B
    Oscar Schmidt Spalted Mango Soprano OU-17: GCEA
    Oscar Schmidt laminated Koa Concert OU-5E: GCEA
    Kahua KA-21 Soprano Laminated Mahogany: ADF#B
    Outdoor Ukulele (Brown Bottle) Soprano: ADF#B

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