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    Default IZ's uke

    this one caught my eye and been tryin to figure out who made it for a while,does anyone know who made iz's ukulele,the one on the back of his first album?(not a martin)

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    if im not mistaken braddah Iz was sponsored by Kamaka. not saying thats the uke on the cd. He also played low G

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    Can you post the picture? Iz is best known for playing a vintage Martin tenor. He plays it in this video.
    Last edited by ukejon; 02-09-2008 at 03:40 AM. Reason: added video link

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    All I know is that he played a tenor, low G uke.

    he is the reason i started playing the ukulele.

    I heard his music on the Rice Crispies commercial. lol

    then I found out it was ukulele.

    I got my soprano.

    found out he played a tenor.

    got a tenor.

    got on ukulele underground

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    gently weeps and iz are the 2 things that got me to buy a uke, and dont regret it!

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    Weeps and Iz got me started as well and I also am not embarrassed at all. But mention this fact on some of the other big ukulele boards and you are likely to get your head ripped off by the so-called traditionalists or "ukulele purists"--a term they actually use to describe themselves! I've been on uke boards for about three years now and, because I like to play Jake tunes, have witnessed a lot of really vicious Jake hating first hand. Doesn't make any sense. The man is an amazing musician on all levels, a generous and humble soul, and he is revolutionizing the world of uke music for many people. As for Iz, he will get ripped on the board because some folks claim he doesn't do the lyrics right for Its A Wonderful World and also because his version of Rainbow is popular, which somehow then makes it a bad thing.
    Last edited by ukejon; 02-10-2008 at 04:04 AM. Reason: grammar

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    Cool

    I agree,

    Braddah IZ and Jake got me into the Ukulele, and I am not ashamed.
    I guess some people like them and some don't.
    But to each there own....

    Aloha
    Acabooe

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    i remember back in the day, to get my island music fix, I'd go to tower records and randomly pick 3 island cd's. One of the cd's was Pure Heart. When I listened to Europa, I was hooked. I don't see why people would hate on you if Jake got you to play the uke. Another song that got me was when I first heard Troy Fernandez play On Fire. He ripped it there.

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