Since I just ranked the ukuleles in my collection, I guess it's time to post a lineup update. Since the last update, the count has grown from 13 to 16 (gasp!). New from that time are a Kepasa Gypsy Rose, Sonny D purpleheart tenor, Kala tenor-neck soprano, Kanile'a super tenor, and a Kelii tenor. Gone are the Pono Ebony deluxe tenor, and the Compass Rose Walnut tenor.
Of the new blood, the Kepasa and Kanile'a super tenor are outstanding, while the Kelii tenor is very nice as well. The Kala is nice for the price and a good knock around uke. The Sonny D, however, is a disappointment. While it's a good uke in its own right, it probably sounds a tick better than a typical Pono but costs almost as much as a Kanile'a. It also has some of the worst workmanship I've seen whether it's a Chinese import or USA/Hawaiian made ukulele. I guess the only reason I got the Sonny D was because it's a purple uke (I bleed Vikings purple), so I can't really complain. Still, given how much it cost ($700+), I don't think it could ever get rid of it because no one will pay close to that amount for it. I guess it'll be my "Vikings Uke" or whatever that means.
As you can see, the couch is barely big enough to accompany the madness. With 2 custom ukes that are in the works for the not too distant future, I'd better get my butt going on moving a few more of these.
Anyway, here are some more pictures (all pictures taken using a Nikon D300 with 17-55mm, 1:2.8 DX lens):
Frontal shot of the entire lineup:
Tenors (L-R): Bluegrass cigar box, Kelii, Kanile'a super tenor, William King LS, Koa Works, KoAloha Pineapple Sunday, Kala tenor-neck soprano, Sonny D
Another shot of the tenors:
Concerts (L-R): Uklectic, Honu XXX, Kepasa Gypsy Rose, Kanile'a super soprano, National Mahogany
Baritone & sopranos (L-R): Bushman Cedartone Bari, Kiwaya KTS-7, Martin style 1