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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasGeorge View Post
    I looked at Jupiter. Seems as if nothing is available.
    Jupiter Ukuleles (Jonathan Dale) is a custom builder/one-man-shop. His output is limited and although he might occasionally have an instrument available for purchase, he primarily builds to order. (He does have a lovely Cocobolo & Port Orford Cedar Parlor Guitar/Guitalele available. I handled that one in person and it's a beauty.)
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    Don't buy another Mainland, Ohana, or Kala.

    I'm headed to our State Comptrollers Website.....
    Last edited by Nickie; 02-28-2021 at 06:19 AM.
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    Sorry, Nickie. I just couldn't help myself. When I saw this Ohana, I just couldn't get it out of my mind. So, regardless of the budget I had to work with, I went for it. I already have the Concert version of this Uke, and it's stunning! The combination of woods, the colors, the beautiful bindings, etc. create an instrument of extraordinary beauty. And, the Concert plays with a cheerful, complex voice that's uniquely its own. I just had to have its big brother. The "set" will be an eye popper for sure! Yes, I know. I left money on the table. But sometimes that's just the way it goes.

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    What do y'all think? Did I make a good choice, or should I have gone for the Romero Concert that's tugging on my sleeve? Here's a hint about my thinking process: That Ohana is a Special Edition, and when they're gone, well, that's it. They're gone. The Romero, made from Mahogany, is a standard model, and I'm thinking it's much more likely to be available later on.
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    OK, here's the resolution. The money from the State has come through. So, I ordered the Romero Concert Large Body that I wanted. And, on a whim, I also ordered a Snail Flame Acacia Concert. I know I'll love the Romero. But I've never played a Snail. The reviews looked good, and I think it is a very attractive instrument. So, we'll see. It must be Spring already, as my UAS is in full bloom!
    "The sole cause of all human misery is the inability of people
    to sit quietly in their rooms." - Blaise Pascal, 1670

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    I had a Snail Mahogany Concert and loved it. An attractive ukulele, both in sound and looks, and very comfortable to play. Only sold it to help finance the acquisition of a KoAloha Koa Concert. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by your flame acacia model. I’ve been fighting UAS this past year. The object of my affection is the Soprano version of your Romero Creations large body uke.
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    I have the Romero soprano version on order, Jan D. We shall see what it's like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadia View Post
    I have the Romero soprano version on order, Jan D. We shall see what it's like.
    I’d love to hear about your Romero after you receive it. I play mostly finger-style these days, so I’m looking for a soprano scale uke with 12 or more frets, one that has decent sustain and tone, and an A string that doesn’t wimp out when played up the neck around the 10th and 12th frets. The Romero soprano has the fret range I want, and I like the idea of a larger body (and low G). If the Romero’s A string also rings well up the neck, then my search may finally be over. I’ll be looking forward to hearing your comments, Cadia! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaky Keith View Post
    KoAloha Opio tenor necked concert body solid acacia - it's what cured my UAS......

    I just bought one and I’m super excited to receive it!
    Last edited by socal16; 03-29-2021 at 09:06 AM.

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    Last edited by socal16; 03-29-2021 at 09:11 AM.

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