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    Fingers crossed, my rehoming days are over.......hopefully, maybe, for now. I've been through a lot of ukes in the two years I've been playing. The most I had at once was 5. I've zeroed in on concert as my "happy place," and I know what nut size, neck shape, and neck finish I like. I'm shooting for three ukes that cover most all bases & get played a lot. Two concerts with very different sounds, both of which have or will soon have MiSi pick-ups so that I have a choice when plugged in. The aNueNue Moon Bird in spruce & rosewood that's well rounded, with great low end, and my soon to be pimped out KoAloha koa that is nice and bright. Up still now my Islander soprano has been my grab-n-go uke. The wide nut helps a lot with the soprano scale, but it's still kind of cramped. I have a KoAloha Opio long neck soprano on it's way, and that will be my new grab-n-go ukulele.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    KoAloha Special Issue longneck soprano - Port Orford Cedar & Koa - circa 2015
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood -2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019

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    RafterGirl, may I ask, what kind of pimpage are you going to be applying to your KoAloha koa?

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    I’ve got a Luna Pearl concert and KoAloha Noah that I might rehome this year. Either that or I’ll build some
    Kind of display case so all of my ukes are equally accessible. Time will tell.
    My Ukuleles
    KoAloha Naupaka soprano
    KoAloha Noah sopranino
    DJ Morgan Mini Pineapple
    Luna Pearl concert
    Cocobolo concert #384 (Teak!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Sheehan View Post
    RafterGirl, may I ask, what kind of pimpage are you going to be applying to your KoAloha koa?
    I started another thread to ask for advice on making changes to my 2006 concert, or selling and starting new. The overwhelming vote was to make the changes to a great playing & sounding uke. So I’m changing out the old style friction tuners to Gotoh UPTs. The old tuners are the white ones with the KoAloha logo & large screws. I’m also adding a MiSi pick-up. It has a gloss neck that I wish was satin, but I may be able to knock that down a bit. Satin necks are my favorite, but semi-gloss will work. Full heavy gloss is a no-go. I have the tuners & pickup on order, and the work will be at a local acoustic guitar & ukulele shop.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    KoAloha Special Issue longneck soprano - Port Orford Cedar & Koa - circa 2015
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood -2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019

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    If I bite the bullet and get a tenor, I might be rehoming my blue concert Flea with upgraded fretboard and tuners. I have it strung low g right now, and I really like it. But if I get a tenor, I'll have that low g. And I strive to be the opposite of a hoarder, so the Flea might have to go.
    "Got a whole lot of nothing, and I watch it like a hawk." - Louis Prima, 'I'm Living in a Great Big Way'

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    I've had my Ohana SK-21M on CL for a while. I occasionally have second thoughts, but just bump the price up when I feel like keeping it, and back down again when the feeling passes.
    Glenn

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    I'm standing pat. Not buying, not selling. For now!
    DEPENDENTS:

    In order of age:


    Martin C-1K Concert, C Re-entrant Tuning 4/2014
    Pono MTD-CR Tenor C Linear Tuning 6/21/2016
    Ko'olau Model 100 Tenor C Linear Tuning 7/27/2018
    Kamaka HF-2 Koa Concert C Linear 6/26/2019

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    I have a Lanikai concert laminate I picked up in a trade for a Lanikai bari and it vexes me. I'm pretty happy with it. It punches way above its price point. I play it a fair amount, and there's nothing at all wrong with it, but the finish is a bit uneven (faded in some spots but with nice grain pattern, even though I know it's fake). It's probably not worth very much to someone unless they actually picked it up and played it. I want to get an Outdoor soprano for the car, and before doing that I'll either rehome the Lanikai locally or cover it with stickers and make it my genuine knockaround home uke.
    Martin C1K • Vintage 'Mauna Loa' c. 1925 soprano • Famous by Kiwaya FS-1 <yippee!!> • Ohana CK-50WG concert (solid cedar top) • Ohana SK-28 ‘Nunes’ <suh-weet> • Ohana SK-35G solid mahogany soprano <yay!!> • Firefly maple concert banjolele <yee-haw!> • Flea koa soprano • Makala MK-CE concert • Kahuna "Felix the Cat" soprano • Woodrow "Steelers" soprano <eyeroll>

    Raleigh Uke Jam:

    My YouTube page

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Yankee View Post
    I'm coming from the other direction. Since rekindling my passion for ukuleles, my guitars are gathering dust.
    Same for me sort of, but almost all of my guitars are electric except for
    my 2001 Martin D-45, and a LX1E.
    However the D-45 has sentimental value which makes it almost impossible for me to sell.

    I will be listing my Kala Elite 1KOA-T tenor for sale on here probably in the next few days.
    I just prefer the sound of sopranos/concerts at them moment.
    When I want to play something bigger I'll just play guitar.
    Last edited by CommonCurt; 03-18-2019 at 10:33 AM.
    Ukuleles:
    1960's Martin Style-0
    LoPrinzi Concert (Redwood & Mahogany)
    Fred Shields Style-0 Replica
    Kala Elite 1MHG-S
    Ohana SK-25S
    Kala Elite 1KOA-T << Letting this one go soon. PM if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcy View Post
    I'm on the other end of the scale from Eddie, with several cheap ukes (Fender Venice, Ohana concert, Kala Tenor) that I bought trying to figure out what I liked and am now replacing with better ones. The problem is that they're not really worth enough to put in effort to sell, and I haven't found a good place to donate them. I have promised not to buy more until they go though, and I still don't have a Bari, so something will move them!
    You might check with your libraries to see if they do the "check out an ukulele" program.
    Also, schools are starting to teach ukulele now, maybe one in your town can use them.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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