Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lineup update

With the arrival of the King concert, I guess it's time to do a lineup update. Hopefully this will be it for UAS for a while (yeah right!).

Since the last update, the changes are:

Goings: Kala tenor-neck soprano, Kelii tenor, National mahogany concert, Martin style 1 (on the blocks), Sonny D tenor (junked).

I guess I'm behind on the one-in-one out policy, but overall I guess it's not bad. The Aaron Taylor was something unexpected, so if you don't count that one, I kind of sort of (not really) achieved one-in-one out. With so many ukes, look for some wacky comparisons down the road as I attempt to put the number of ukes I have to good use.

Below are the group shots.

Tenors: Top row (L-R): Bluegrass Ukes cigar box, Koa Works, Aaron Taylor, KoAloha Pineapple Sunday
Bottom row (L-R): LoPrinzi model A, Kamaka, William King, Kanile'a super tenor, Fender Nohea

Concerts (L-R): Pete Howlett Uklectic, Honu XXX, William King, Kepasa Gypsy Rose, Kanile'a super soprano

Sopranos (L-R): Kiwaya KTS-7, DaSilva Santo reproduction

Bushman Cedartone baritone


Anonymous said...

kind of a silly question but I can't find an answer elsewhere...
is Aaron Taylor the uke maker the same guy who played guard for the Packers in the mid 90's?

GX9901 said...

Haha, no it's not that Aaron Taylor. The Aaron Taylor uke is made by Aaron Oya from Oahu. He now goes by his own name and doesn't use "Taylor" (his son's name) on his labels anymore. He also does inlays for Ko'olau, Kamaka, and KoAloha. One of the Ko'olau ukes with his inlays sold for over $10,000 at the past NAMM show.

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: