Wow...how did you get your uke to stand up in the desert all by itself like that. Good training!!!!!!!!! hahahahaha
Dude, that's a great shot!
I just recently made the upgrade from my starter. a Leolani Super-Soprano that I really have no complaints about. (It sounds and plays pretty well for what it is. an inexpensive laminate, but we also went through a rack of ukes before we settled on that one.) to this a Lanikai LK-1C that I got from Ukulele4U off Ebay.
It was actually made by Kanile'a for Lanikai and almost the same thing as the Kanile'a K-1. It's just got one fewer frets, the bridge pins don't have dots. (And it may or may not have the TRU Bracing depending on the build date according to the email I got from Joe asking about it.) But it was also a lot cheaper than getting one made special.
I'm really digging it.
Uhoh, I impulse bought another one. I told myself I needed something small and portable, so I got a concert flea with "Ivy" design on it. Nothing fancy, just the plastic fretboard. I'll use aquilas so no worries about seeing the strings. I've played both versions of the neck and it ain't a big difference unless it is one of your main ukes.
I think I'm going to put the Risa uke-solid concert stick up for sale, but not yet, because the Pono isn't here - I'd be ukeless!
wow thats a nice ukulele. Lanikai seems to be moving on up now yeah? Fricking making solid koa ukes with the signature kanilea bridge pin feature. Thats awesome.