View Poll Results: Most ukes from 1 builder have you owned?

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Thread: Have you owned multiple (3 or more) ukes from the same builder?

  1. #1
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    Default Have you owned multiple (3 or more) ukes from the same builder?

    I was just thinking about the ukes I owned and have formerly owned.

    There are some instances where either I consciously or subconsciously have been a serial owner or multi-owner, 3 or more ukes from a builder. Can't say exactly why. Sometimes it is a builder's sound and style just clicks with me, and possibly good buying opportunities. I have some great ukes that I have only 1 of that builder. So this is not a favorites list.

    For me the ukes where I have owned several (3 or more) from 1 builder are:

    4 Kanile'a (Super concert, 2 concerts, super soprano, tenor 6-string) still own 1
    3 Kepasa (2 sopranos, 1 concert) still own 1
    3 Boat Paddle (tenor, soprano, concert)still own 1
    4 GString (2 sopranos, concert, super soprano) still own 1

    How about it? Are you a serial uker, too?
    Last edited by Doc_J; 04-21-2013 at 02:38 PM.
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    Only Koalohas so far...I don't think I'll reach 3 with anyone else as I moved on to customs and the costs are much higher. I think 2 of each brand I own would be ideal...or a fantasy

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    Serial Kamaka owner here - I've owned 4 and have kept 2. I can't say exactly why either - I'm not generally a brand-name loyalist in any way.*

    *Oh. Except for the multitude of Apple products in my life, and the fact that I've owned three Toyota Corollas in a row and would buy another in a heartbeat. So there goes that theory.

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    4 Boat Paddles
    4 Loprinzis
    3 Kamakas
    4 Risas

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    Presently own 3 Kamakas (2 concerts and a soprano) and 3 KoAlohas (a soprano and 2 concerts). Reluctantly decided to let some go. Now being sold on consignment at a local dealer. Just keeping one concert size of each.
    Never thought I would be willing to part with these "keepers" . . .

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    The only thing I've owned three or more of is Mainlands (7) unless you count ukes I bought for the grandkids in which case Lanikai would be the big winner at around 9 or 10.

    I really need to buy another KoAloha so I can add them to the 3 or more list...(hey, one excuse is as good as another, right?)

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    I own 4 Collings now but sold one a while back that I regret so a total of 5. I also had 3 Koalohas till recently if you include the Guitalele.

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    Four Makalas, I love cheapos.
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    Interesting thread, Doc. I was wondering who bought all the Kepasas!

    2 Black Bears
    2 Ponos
    2 Kamakas
    2 Ohana sopraninos
    2 Koa Pili Kokos
    2 Brukos for me. Only the Pono MB and the Brukos remain.
    Last edited by connor013; 04-21-2013 at 10:48 AM. Reason: My nemesis... Auto-correct

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    In the past, I've had quite a few Kamaka/KoAloha:
    KoAloha: Soprano, Super Soprano, Concert, SuperConcert, 2x Tenor, Sceptre, PS.
    Kamaka: Soprano, 2x Concert, Tenor, Tenor 6 string, 2x Tenor 8 string.
    Downsized a lot from then. At one point, you realize you just can't play them all. Now, it's quality over quantity...not that those weren't quality instruments.

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