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    Thanks - I've just bought a Noah pineapple, spruce top and mahogany body, with sunburst finish. It's a little bit messy, but I knew that going in (I saw a photo), and nothing that affects my enjoyment. The Aquila strings didn't really bring out anything special, so I've just tried some D'Addario Titaniums. Definitely more tone coming out, though I'm not sure these are my final choice of string. Still, I'm happy with it. It's not quite love at first sight, but it's comfortable and pretty and I'm looking forward to playing it some more.

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    To be honest, when I first looked at the photos, I thought I was looking at a Ohana Pineapple.
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    Very nice. Remember what happened to the price of Timms ukes after Baz reviewed them?

    If I got one, I'd replace the tuners with geared of some kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farkvam View Post
    Thank you for sharing, a green field. I've been interested in Noah ukes for a few months but with the shipping and duty fees I calculated, the soprano I wanted would work out to $500 Canadian. I'm not sure if I would be better off spending that $500 (eventually) on another uke.
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    Further update - another string change to Martin fluorocarbons. Now I’m in love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    To be honest, when I first looked at the photos, I thought I was looking at a Ohana Pineapple.
    Whilst there are lots of 'overlap' ukes (made in same factories and just rebadged) - having met the guy and seen prototypes - these are categorically not re-badges - hand made in Vietnam. Matt who runs Noah (a Brit) used to live there and built a relationship with the luthier. He started with Saigon guitars which he also runs - same workshop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Very nice. Remember what happened to the price of Timms ukes after Baz reviewed them?
    I've felt uneasy about that since I wrote the review - it even backfired on me - I had to sell my Timms as our boiler died and it was a case of 'fund that or not have hot water'. When I came to replace it they were twice the price.

    Saying all that - I stand by what I said - and certainly think he had them underpriced before. I mean.. he was selling them for the price of some Ohana sopranos..nuts..
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