Sunday, March 1, 2009

Minnie and ukulele

When I took the pictures for the last lineup update, I thought since I had all the ukes out at the same time, I would take some pictures of individual ukes too. The pictures from the last few reviews were from that session. In addition to the group shots and single shots, I also decided to take my daughter's Minnie Mouse doll and take some pictures of it posed with some of my ukes. (Don't ask me why. Maybe I was just bored or something...)

The Nikon D300 I used to take these pictures is a very good camera and capable of taking good pictures in low light conditions (well, I didn't exactly have anything to help with lighting adjustment) and I took the pictures with the ambient afternoon light without using a flash. Being a novice at taking pictures (the camera is technically my wife's), I experimented with some ISO and aperture settings to while taking the pictures to see how they might compensate the relative lack of lighting. That's why you might notice that some of the pictures are brighter than others and have different look.

Anyway, just thought I'd throw the pictures up here since I did take them. Hope you enjoy them.

William King LS-tenor

Bluegrass cigar box tenor

Koa Works tenor

Sonny D purpleheart tenor (you should avoid Sonny D ukes, it's kind of disassembling and cracking itself right now)

Kala tenor-neck soprano

Kiwaya KTS-7

National mahogany concert

KoAloha Pineapple Sunday

Kelii tenor

Kanile'a super tenor

1 comment:

C: said...

First thing I thought of...

Which uke should I bring on my next trip to Oahu???

What's the maximum you'd spend on a ukulele case for your best uke?

If you could steal one of my ukes, which one would it be???

How curly do you like your koa? (preferably on a uke)

What's the maximum number of ukes a perfectly sane person should have???

Poll: How often do you play the ukulele???

Poll: Which guitar company's approach to ukes do you prefer???

Poll: What's your favorite type of headstock???

Poll: The new basic Collings concert uke (UC-1) sells for about $1k, your reaction is: