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    Default NUD: A Naupaka hat trick

    I know the split soundboard is not for everyone, but I really liked the way the woods complement each other, both in appearance and sound. Like other KoAloha the sound is big with good sustain, but it sounds more balanced compared to my KTM-25.
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    KoAloha KSNP-00; KoAloha KCNP-00; KoAloha KTM-25; Kamaka HF-3; Cocobolo concert; Kala Journeyman UBass

    Technically my wife's collection:
    Kanilea K-3 S Premium; Kanilea K-1 C; Kanilea KPA-C 5 string Premium; Kanilea P-1 T Premium; Kamaka HP-1; Kamaka HF-2D2IS; KoAloha KTNP-00; Blackbird Cara; Ohana SK-21A; Ohana CK-450QEL; Ohana TK-270G; Outdoor soprano; Risa Tenor Tele T-Style

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    Lovely trio!

    Did you get them all recently or collect one per naupaka run?
    Klos Tenor (carbon fibre)
    KoAloha Tenor (mango)
    Maui Music Tenor (koa)
    Lone Tree Tenor (driftwood red cedar, black cherry, western maple)
    Kamaka Long Neck Soprano Pineapple (koa)

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    Which one is your favorite?
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    Kamaka HF3, Tenor
    Ko'olau C1, Concert
    Pono MC, Concert

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    Quote Originally Posted by fretie View Post
    Lovely trio!

    Did you get them all recently or collect one per naupaka run?
    Thanks! They are all from the batch that HMS got in this run. They arrived this week so I haven’t played them much and my comments are mostly first impressions. Looking forward to seeing how they open up over time.
    KoAloha KSNP-00; KoAloha KCNP-00; KoAloha KTM-25; Kamaka HF-3; Cocobolo concert; Kala Journeyman UBass

    Technically my wife's collection:
    Kanilea K-3 S Premium; Kanilea K-1 C; Kanilea KPA-C 5 string Premium; Kanilea P-1 T Premium; Kamaka HP-1; Kamaka HF-2D2IS; KoAloha KTNP-00; Blackbird Cara; Ohana SK-21A; Ohana CK-450QEL; Ohana TK-270G; Outdoor soprano; Risa Tenor Tele T-Style

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkimura View Post
    Which one is you favorite?
    They just came in so it's too early to tell. I'm typically partial to the size of a tenor, but we got that one for my wife so I'll be playing the concert and soprano more.
    KoAloha KSNP-00; KoAloha KCNP-00; KoAloha KTM-25; Kamaka HF-3; Cocobolo concert; Kala Journeyman UBass

    Technically my wife's collection:
    Kanilea K-3 S Premium; Kanilea K-1 C; Kanilea KPA-C 5 string Premium; Kanilea P-1 T Premium; Kamaka HP-1; Kamaka HF-2D2IS; KoAloha KTNP-00; Blackbird Cara; Ohana SK-21A; Ohana CK-450QEL; Ohana TK-270G; Outdoor soprano; Risa Tenor Tele T-Style

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    Very cool. It's great that your wife plays as well.
    There is a subtle yet profound difference between the learning of something and the knowing of that thing.
    You can learn by reading, but you don't begin to know until you begin to try to do.

    --Lou Churchill, Plane & Pilot Magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veritas99 View Post
    Thanks! They are all from the batch that HMS got in this run. They arrived this week so I haven’t played them much and my comments are mostly first impressions. Looking forward to seeing how they open up over time.
    Cool.
    I’m curious how the Naupaka tenor sounds in comparison to the regular Koaloha tenor that your wife plays.
    Klos Tenor (carbon fibre)
    KoAloha Tenor (mango)
    Maui Music Tenor (koa)
    Lone Tree Tenor (driftwood red cedar, black cherry, western maple)
    Kamaka Long Neck Soprano Pineapple (koa)

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    Whoa! Sweet!
    Pohaku "Yellow Label" Mahogany Soprano
    Weymann Model 10 Mahogany Soprano (c. 1918)
    Uke.S.A. Hawaii (by "Pops KoAloha") Bearclaw AO Soprano

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    That is a great set!

    On one level, I am glad that I am uncomfortable playing tenors so that my buying (and enjoyment) is limited to concerts and maybe sopranos.

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    Wow! Sweet! I bet it’s hard to stop buying ukes with the amount of UAS at home when your spouse plays too. Each would be encouraging the other! Lol. Nice trilogy there!
    Pono Acacia Tenor
    Pono Mahogany Concert
    Pono Mahogany Soprano
    Anuenue Concert Banjolele
    Kolaoha Opio Concert Longneck
    UkeSA Pineapple Sunday Concert
    Cocobolo Concert
    Romero Creations Baritone B6

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