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    Oh, and Jano et Krouk, too.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4sHrP8mBu4

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    Quote Originally Posted by seeso View Post
    4 Non Broads. Coming soon to an arena near you.
    Too much Facebook. Went to hit the like button.

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    Two of my favorites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukejenny View Post
    Two of my favorites.
    kimo is by far my favorite his style is so relaxing and smooth and natural not flashy or show offish
    just good technically but soulful at the same time.
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    Makala Shark Soprano (high g)
    Vorson Steel String Solid Body Electric Tenor (low g)

    Electric Guitar/Electric Ukulele Based drone ambient music
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    Been very fortunate to have been able to jam with a few players that I really respect; and I also prefer the unassuming types that play like they've sold their respective souls ... to the "flash players" that turn a nice arrangement into a speed contest or modify an original tune to the point the piece evaporates into a showmanship display. Nothing wrong with playing fast or showing off talent, but I simply feel that this type of playing needs to fit the piece to be fully appreciated.

    All that aside, I've yet to hear anything played by youngsters, Corey (Fujimoto - both guitar AND uke) that I didn't at least like -- Corey is about as unassuming as they come, which earns him more respect in my book; and although his playing is usually accompanied with a bit more "flash," Kris Fuchigami is well on his way to 4-string virtuosity -- Kris can definitely be credited with increasing my appreciation (by a large margin..) for another Chris's (Kamaka) custom shop work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    +1! Love their L'Hebdo!
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    Kiwaya KS-1 (Soprano)
    Brüko (soprano)
    Covered Bridge mahogany and curly koa pineapple (concert)
    Kanile'a K1 deluxe (concert)
    Rob Collins / Tin Guitar walnut five string (tenor)
    Brüko no.16 (baritone)
    Pono Nui BN-10D (pro classic "big baritone")
    Kala Ubass

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    I must say Jake Shimabukuro, the guy who made me want to buy a Ukulele. James Hill, the Ukehendrix. Love his recordings.

    There's this guy, Singto Numchok, from whom I know only two songs but is pure joy.

    But if you ask me who I wish to play alike, the top of the tops, it's John King. Gosh, that's the one. Superb. Before the Ukulele I studied Classical Guitar and Mr King nailed it.

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    No "idols" here because as well as the aforementioned reasons, practicly all musicians I know are humble people who don't put on airs and graces and are happy to help out others. But to take the question in its wider context -as the OP intended- one person who I discovered by chance quite recently is Roy Smeck.

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    At my age and experience I idolize nothing and no one. I do enjoy several players. James Hill comes to mind.

    For any guitarists out there check out Preston Reed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamesperambient View Post
    never heard of him/her/or them.
    ..That's a shame...because he is a member here and fairly active ......


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