Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Even MORE ukuleles...Tropical Surprises


Sometimes I venture out of Ukuleletown into strange lands…

On a recent trip to Florida I visited the mysterious Nina Coquina and her amazing collection of idiosyncratic and lush sounding ukuleles. Over a couple of “Dark and Stormys” we played through a staggering group of great sounding ukes…

Front row L to R: ca. 1937 Style 4 Kamaka Pineapple (my favorite of the “bunch”, a definitely useful sound and a fabulous neck); late '40s Kamaka Style 4 Soprano (I’ve never seen this body shape on a Kamaka); Kelii Mahogany Supersoprano (holy cow, not to be beat for the money, go buy one of these right now!), Second row: 2000 Larrivee 10K Soprano; KoAloha Pineapple Sunday (superconcert)(a great sounding ukulele in a really comfortable size); Talsma custom soprano "Carmen Miranda"(a marvelous pickup in this one to amplify a fantastic tone); Glyph Curly Mango Concert (luscious sound, luscious wood); 1920s Supertone.
Back Row: Regal LeDomino(Do I REALLY have to comment on one of these?); Black Bear "Fall Uke" Soprano

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2 comments:

Gary said...

all of Craig's friends are more attractive, and have more ukes, than me.

Nina Coquina said...

It's funny, but the first night Craig was here we didn't go through my collection of ukes, but my collection of vintage HATS. Equally entertaining.

 
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