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Thread: New custom carbon fiber Uke day (Just waiting for shipping)

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    Red face New custom carbon fiber Uke day (Just waiting for shipping)

    I wasn't going to make one of these threads till I actually had it in my hands. But it's gonna be about 3 more weeks. Onto the pics cuase I know that's why you're really reading this thread!!

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    Specs you might ask? Super concert. Gilbert slot head tuner (mother of pearl dot with mother of pearl knob). LR Baggs Five.0 pick up (which i had to purchase twice because the first one got lost in the mail to thailand super bummer). Metal Frets. Custom Koi inlay fingerboard. Gloss body with a satin neck, so it would be easier to slide hand up and down the neck. Custom red painted interior.

    I have been waiting on this uke since march. So needless to say I'm pretty dang excited. Enjoy these pictures and stay tuned when I actually have it in my hands!!

    Also I will be selling my Koaloha Soprano Noah because I will have no more use for it as it was my travel uke, and now this carbon fiber uke will take it's place.

    Vincent
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    Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple
    KoAloha KPSM-03 Pineapple Sunday
    Kala KA-PU-SSFM Pocket Uke
    Karadoo Tripper8 Custom Carbon fiber w/ koi inlay
    KoAloha KSNM-00 Soprano Noah

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    That fretboard looks sweet.

    If it sounds half as good as it looks you've got a keeper, Vincent. Congrats.

    You'll post a review, yeah?

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    How much was it for the custom koi inlay on the fretboard? Is Karadoo making a tenor yet?
    UASA Member: Kanile'a K1 Premium Concert, Kanile'a K1 Super Concert, Pono MPTSH Tenor, Pono RTSHC Tenor, Kanile'a K1 Premium Tenor, Kanile'a Islands Model Premium Tenor, Pono MS Soprano, Kamoa E3 Evolve

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    Looks pretty sweet! Let me know about that Noah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uke42 View Post
    How much was it for the custom koi inlay on the fretboard? Is Karadoo making a tenor yet?
    Bruddah uke42,

    Karadoo does make a tenor uke. The maker sells all the various Karadoo uke models on Etsy. Here's the links to the Etsy listings:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/10719102...mposite-tenten


    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Karadoocomposite

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    The koi inlay i think was around 550? I'd have to double check. The whole thing ran me upwards of 2k including 2 pickup's, the gilbert tuners and then all the customized parts on it and shipping. I'll put up a review once i get my hands on it, but don't expect anything awesome coming out of me, I only play once or twice a week.
    Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple
    KoAloha KPSM-03 Pineapple Sunday
    Kala KA-PU-SSFM Pocket Uke
    Karadoo Tripper8 Custom Carbon fiber w/ koi inlay
    KoAloha KSNM-00 Soprano Noah

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    Got some more pics!! I'm so excited!! It's been shipped, so hopefully it'll get here soon!!!

    Yes, those are gilbert tuners!

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    Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple
    KoAloha KPSM-03 Pineapple Sunday
    Kala KA-PU-SSFM Pocket Uke
    Karadoo Tripper8 Custom Carbon fiber w/ koi inlay
    KoAloha KSNM-00 Soprano Noah

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    Congrats! I must admit to some ignorance on the carbon fiber ukulele situation... but it looks very cool.

    I notice you're in Portland. Maybe I'll run into you at busking by the river someday!

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    Thought I'd revive this thread since

    1. There's no review yet (Vinny!)
    2. I did a winter hike the other day, and my fellow hikers teased me about bringing a uke. Full disclosure: I'll admit I was pretty fired up for the idea of strumming atop Mt. Chocura in -3 with 50+ knots.

    So whattya say, Vinny. Is the Karadoo a keeper?

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    I have been looking at these. I wonder how the quality is compared to the Black Bird carbon fiber ukes ? The price is much less and they look really nice
    Perry Bullinger
    Covered Bridge Ukuleles

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