Thursday, 15 January 2015

Try out Ukulele - FREE and ukuleles supplied.

FREE COME AND TRY UKULELE LESSON at Adelaide Hills Farmers Market Saturday 17th Jan 10:30am Mount Barker.

Ukuleles supplied or bring your own.

Presented by Ink Pot Arts’ AHUG (Adelaide Hills Ukulele Group) 

Ever wondered what it’s like to strum a ukulele? Well, wonder no more, because here’s your chance to have a go! 

As Jake Shimabukuro says, “If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place”.

WHERE:  Adelaide Hills Farmer’s Market

WHEN:    10.30-11.00am, Saturday 17th January

TUTOR:   Christopher Carr (aka CC)

COST:      Free!

 Christopher teaches Ink Pot Arts’ Beginners and Intermediate Uke classes on Monday nights, starting Monday 2nd Feb 6.30pm. Or if you want to join our Absolute Beginners, they are happening Saturday 21st Feb and Saturday 21st March, 2-3.30pm. For more details contact Jo-anne on quill@inkpot.com.au or 0429 673 327.

www.inkpot.com.au

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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Aquila Thundergut UBass Strings, Second hand. Off to ebay Auction.

I removed these Aquila Thundergut UBass strings from a UBass for a customer who wanted the Silver Rumblers as part of my included Setup.

I initially, but mistakenly, fitted the Thunderguts, but had to remove them when I discovered my error in the order requirements. 

The customer brought back his UBass and I made the string changeover. They have been sitting in my string drawer ever since.

So off to EBAY AUCTION they go so someone can get some pleasure/use out of them. 

CLICK TO GO TO ebay AUCTION Aquila Thundergut UBASS Strings

So here you have a set of  'used'  Aquila Thunderguts that need a good home.

Aquila Thundergut U-BASS Strings
Aquila strings of Italy introduced this new set, which is made with a proprietary plastic compound; a dense elastic-plastic blend. The result is a string with density, stability, and the ability to resonate at very low frequencies.

(Fits all 4 String U-BASSES)











Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Violin Strings to clear Half Price and FREE Shipping in Australia


Up for purchase is 
New Thomastik Dominant 3/4 size Violin Strings (I have 3 sets at $45 each).


Were $89.95 each set
Now $45 each
INCLUDING POSTAGE in Australia.
Buy It Now via PayPal
3/4 Dominant Violin Strings



These strings are the most popular strings in the world.
As used by some of the most renowned violinists in their concert appearances.
  • Dominant Violin Strings by Thomastik Infeld Vienna.
  • Size 3/4  
  • #135 Medium Strings.
  • Handmade in Austria.
  • Dominant strings are probably the most popular strings in the world. 
  • They are the default choice for many violinists, including in various combinations with other strings. 


THE SOUND:
The DOMINANT string is a highly flexible, multi-strand synthetic core string for tonal warmth and feel of gut and is impervious to changes in humidity, allowing for stable intonation and long life.

The sound is soft, clear and rich in overtones.

DOMINANT strings, widely recognized as “the reference standard”, are legendary for distinctive tone and playability.

These time-tested synthetic core strings are a great choice for students or anyone wanting a quality string at a reasonable price.

These strings, like all perlon core strings, have a highly flexible, multistrand and nylon core and cater for artists who feel uncomfortable with steel strings.

The sound of the Dominant string is full and mellow with rich overtones.
It is radiant and can project without sounding metallic.

HALF PRICE AND FREE SHIPPING
Were $89.95 each
Now $45 each
INCLUDING POSTAGE in Australia

Monday, 5 January 2015

Ukulele Lessons Salisbury, Adelaide, South Australia

The NUkes ukulele nights resume Tuesday 13th Feb at 7pm.
Come join the friendliest ukulele group in town, and all 
levels of experience welcome.  

FORMAT: Group Ukulele Lesson
Beginners for the first hour, then intermediate more challenging Ukulele stuff after 8pm.

Music sheets provided, reading music notation IS NOT required.
Loaner ukuleles available for those that want to come and try out ukulele, or those who bring a friend.

ENTRY: Gold Coin Donation

Hope you have all had a great holidays, that Santa got you that special ukulele and you have all practised your little fingers off.
Cheers CC

7pm till late.
Old Spot Hotel.
Main North Road,
Salisbury
South Australia.


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Auction of Kala KA-ASAC-C Solid Acacia Concert Ukulele PACKAGE inc Hardcase Tuner Worth $780

Life is too short to play a crappy instrument, 
Happy Strumming is where it's at.

So here is my Incredible Christmas Auction,
99c Start
No Reserve
Merry Christmas.

Ukulele and Case Package $780
Kala KA-ASAC-C All Solid Acacia Wood Concert Size Ukulele
and Alligator Hardcase with inbuilt hygrometer & thermometer.

Includes; 
KA-ASAC-C Ukulele (RRP $550)

Alligator Hardcase  ($125)

Clip On Headstock Tuner ($15)
Setup ($50)
Shipping Registered and Insured (approx $40 value within Australia).

That's a Ukulele and Case Package worth $780


Warranty and After sales backup from an Official Aussie Kala Ukulele Dealer

Your Choice of
1. Aquila or Worth Strings. 
2. Low or High G String.
3. Right or Left-handed.

SOUND DEMO at  https://soundcloud.com/kalabrandmusic/ka-asac-c-kala-ukulele-solid

MAX BANG FOR YOU DOLLAR

Kala have got a lot of things right with their acacia range of ukes. They’re obviously going after a more serious ukulele player but they’re keeping it affordable by using Acacia wood (a close relation of Koa and much cheaper) and manufacturing it in China.

'Definitely worth checking these Solid Acacia ukuleles
out if you’re in the market for a quality uke,
but don’t have a massive budget.'

Solid woods are usually reserved for high end professional luthier constructed ukuleles great to see a solid wood ukulele at this mid range price point. If you were looking for a beautiful, solid wood concert in this price range, then put this All Solid Acacia Concert from Kala on you short list, check out the pictures and the sound demo and you may find that the KA-ASAC-C may be just what you want.


SPECIFICATIONS
Size: Concert
14-7/8 Concert Scale (Distance from Nut to Saddle)
24-3/8 Overall body length
11 Body length
6 Upper Bout
8-1/4 Lower Bout
5 Waist
2-1/4 to 2-3/4 Arched Back Body depth
1-3/8 At Nut
All solid Acacia Top, Sides and Back
Rosewood Binding with herringbone purfling
18 Silver Nickel Frets
Custom vine Fret position Marks at 5th,7th,10th and 12th frets on neck and top of fingerboard
Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge
Ebony Nut and Saddle
Mahogany neck
Multi-Layered Headstock cap with carved Kala logo
Satin Finish
Chrome Die-Cast Tuners with black buttons




Ukulele and Case Package $780
Kala KA-ASAC-C All Solid Acacia Wood Concert Size Ukulele
and Alligator Hardcase with inbuilt hygrometer & thermometer.

Includes; 
KA-ASAC-C Ukulele (RRP $550)

Alligator Hardcase  ($125)

Clip On Headstock Tuner ($15)
Setup ($50)
Shipping Registered and Insured (approx $40 value within mainland Australia).

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The ALL-NEW Kala Guitalele Now Available In Australia rrp $395 Aussie Includes Setup and Headstock tuner

The ALL-NEW Kala Guitalele has arrived Downunder and surprisingly the RRP of $395 is lower than the USA RRP... sweet.

Tuned A-D-G-C-E-A
Solid Spruce Top
Hawaiian Koa Back and Sides
Mahogany Binding and Rosette
Rosewood Fingerboard
Slotted Headstock with Koa cap
Grover tuners
Satin Finish
(Fits any of our tenor size cases or bags)

KALA’s Guitarlele is 'The New Voice in Town"
Kala Brand Music’s new hybrid instrument, the Guitarlele, will delight guitar players
looking for the perfect travel guitar as well as ukulele players exploring guitar for the first
time. 

The six stringed instrument is tuned to A-D-G-C-E-A and projects a bright full tone,
similar to capoing up on the 5th fret of a regular guitar. A solid spruce top and Koa back
and sides project a full rich sound that makes the guitarlele the perfect choice for all
players seeking to add a new voice to their sound repertoire. .

Features include a select solid spruce top, Koa back and sides, mahogany binding and
rosette, slotted headstock with Koa cap, Grover Tuners, rosewood fingerboard, and
satin finish. Kala’s model number is KA-GL-KOA 

Not many available in this first shipment, so if you want to expand into guitalele give me a call or send me an email and i can hook you up.

Remember every ukulele I sell gets a setup... no lemons or nasty surprises.  


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Ohana SK-28 Soprano Ukulele Vintage Series Limited Edition Solid Mahogany $365 with hard-case, tuner and Set-up.

In a world overflowing with 'ME TOO' Cookie Cutter ukuleles the Ohana  SK-28 is a breath of fresh air... the tone, the feel, the look, really are a world away from mass  produced blandness. 

And at $365 AUD somewhat of a bargain as my Package Includes Hardcase, Setup, Tuner, Shipping within Australia

Launched recently overseas the SK-28 is another homage to a vintage instrument, inspired by  the instruments introduced to Hawaii by the likes of legendary luthiers Manuel Nunes and
Augusto Dias.
"The Ohana SK-28 model is copied from  an ORIGINAL UKULELE made by cabinet maker Augusto Dias." 

The 'Figure 8' or 'Peanut' body shape is a true classic, it is the closest relative of the  Portuguese instruments brought to the Hawaiian islands.  Dias and Manuel Nunes the earliest
ukulele makers and crafted ukuleles for more than 40 years and are legend amongst ukulele  enthusiasts.


HISTORY
History tells that Samuel Kamaka and Nunes own son, Leonardo, were apprentices and continued making quality ukuleles. In 1998, the Ukulele Hall of Fame inducted Manuel Nunes  into their honorees.

Louis Wu of Ohana Music has come up with a fantastic homage to the 'original' ukulele, made  in the traditional style.

If you are serious about your ukulele playing and uke collecting then a 'Peanut' body style soprano  is a must have for you.

This soprano has such a pleasing warm tone and easy playability that you soon realise that the  old master Luthiers really were onto something good.



SPECIFICATIONS SK-28 Soprano

  • $365 AUD Includes Hardcase, Setup, Tuner, Shipping within Australia
  • Premium solid mahogany top/back and sides
  • Ebony nut and saddle
  • Classic rope rosette and purfling
  • Satin finish
  • Friction tuners
  • Aquila strings