Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?....

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?....

Post by JSett » Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:09 am

Johnny boy poopy pants

I bought a new Ukulele a couple of weeks back. I have a Fender Jazzmaster one which is, surprisingly, really good...but I struggle with the tiny neck of it's concert scale. So I set about finding a Tenor for that extra 2" that it would provide. I decided I also wanted a pineapple shape one (because they're cute, and I don't care about admitting that). Not many pineapple tenors exist outside of the +£1000 range which I wasn't wanting to spend. But this got recommended to me so I went for it.

It's a Makaio MKTP-10 which has a concert body size but tenor neck. I immediately broke a string the day it arrived annoyingly (maybe it got weak in the shipping from Chicago to the UK?). Still it's back to a full set and the strings are currently bedding in and stretching.

It's a book-matched Koa body which looks lovely...

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I do miss the built-in tuner the Fender has but I have plenty of clip ons lying around
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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:26 am

That's awesome!! Are you gonna rock it ("indie it"?) as is, or paint it to look like a pineapple? I would love a single copy of every major stringed instrument that exists, and my wife wants a ukulele pretty bad too.
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Re: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?....

Post by JSett » Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:43 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:26 am
That's awesome!! Are you gonna rock it ("indie it"?) as is, or paint it to look like a pineapple? I would love a single copy of every major stringed instrument that exists, and my wife wants a ukulele pretty bad too.
I'm just gonna leave it as-is. I like the Koa and I wanted one that looked kinda 'nice'. It'll likely get a sticker at some point and I might pop a pickup in there eventually.

It's nice to play and the low G is a nice change
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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:18 am

Wicked! I agree that the koa is really lovely. It would be a shame to paint over that 8)
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Post by JM Convert » Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:56 pm

A Dole sticker?

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Re: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?....

Post by JSett » Thu Feb 08, 2024 2:27 pm

JM Convert wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:56 pm
A Dole sticker?
Oh my God yes
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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Feb 08, 2024 8:41 pm

JSett wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 2:27 pm
JM Convert wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:56 pm
A Dole sticker?
Oh my God yes
A big Dole sticker on the headstock like it's the guitar brand!! And a maybe a Chiquita banana lady on the guitar body?
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Re: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?....

Post by Sweetfinger » Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:54 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:26 am
my wife wants a ukulele pretty bad too.
Eh, I got one for sale but unless you're close enough to stop by Phoenix, AZ, there's probably one near you, cheaper.

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Re: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?....

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:34 am

Sweetfinger wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:54 am
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:26 am
my wife wants a ukulele pretty bad too.
Eh, I got one for sale but unless you're close enough to stop by Phoenix, AZ, there's probably one near you, cheaper.
Yeah, we're near Milwaukee. I'm not sure about sales, but my local shop (Cream City Music) has a pretty nice selection of ukuleles. One of these days ;D
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