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    Looking at my ukes, I guess I bought these for the way they look. The Fender 52 and the Mahalo surfboard electric actually sound ok. The Mahalo USA not so good.image1.jpg

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    I'm currently waiting for a custom uke to be built by Jay Lichty.

    So I'm buying it based on conceptual looks alone.

    And yes I'm dying with anticipation.
    -Abe (ah-bay)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtoolie View Post
    Looking at my ukes, I guess I bought these for the way they look. The Fender 52 and the Mahalo surfboard electric actually sound ok. The Mahalo USA not so good.image1.jpg
    I'm just the same. If it catches my eye, there's a good chance I'll buy it.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!

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    This is the uke that inspired this thread, a Kala KA-ZCT-C. (Ziricote laminate front, back and sides. Walnut fretboard and a satin finished neck which I love and wish I had it on my other ukes.) I couldn't resist it!

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    Ohana CK-42R concert - solid sinker redwood top, solid rosewood back and sides, maple binding, Ltd. Edition
    Kala KA-FMCG concert- solid spruce top, laminate spalted flame maple back and sides, mahogany binding
    Ohana CK-120G - all-solid acacia, mahogany binding, Limited Edition

    Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a ukulele which is basically the same thing.

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    I'm waiting for Fred Shields to build my concert mahogany backpacker - order based on looks and all the folks here who rave about Mr. Shields work.

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    Bought a rip tide US-11NS on looks and a good price

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    An Oreo from Bonanza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelz777 View Post
    This is the uke that inspired this thread, a Kala KA-ZCT-C. (Ziricote laminate front, back and sides. Walnut fretboard and a satin finished neck which I love and wish I had it on my other ukes.) I couldn't resist it!
    I would have done the same.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    I would have done the same.
    Now I need to quit looking at ukes that I don't already own!
    Ohana CK-42R concert - solid sinker redwood top, solid rosewood back and sides, maple binding, Ltd. Edition
    Kala KA-FMCG concert- solid spruce top, laminate spalted flame maple back and sides, mahogany binding
    Ohana CK-120G - all-solid acacia, mahogany binding, Limited Edition

    Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a ukulele which is basically the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelz777 View Post
    This is the uke that inspired this thread, a Kala KA-ZCT-C. (Ziricote laminate front, back and sides. Walnut fretboard and a satin finished neck which I love and wish I had it on my other ukes.) I couldn't resist it!

    IMG_2780.jpgIMG_2778.jpg
    That's beautiful wood.
    Tiny Tenor spruce/mahogany
    Kiwaya KTC-2 mahogany concert
    Flight Travel soprano

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