Road Toad Mana, Kala Sunburst: Ukulele Window Shopping

Ukulele4U has an usual looking Road Toad Mana Tenor. It looks like the bottom half of a Vita uke spliced to the top half of a standard uke with the soundhole shunted into the corner. I’m not too keen on the look of it myself.

But I am keen on the look of the Kala Koa Sunburst ukuleles. They’re being called ‘limited edition’. So if you want one, best get your skates on.

The Southern Ukulele Store are doing a bang up job of bringing quality uke brands to the UK. The latest additions include Honu and Pono.

MGM describes the cut-out soundhole on this Ana’ole custom tenor as, “resembling a maple leaf.” But it looks a whole lot more like a more medicinal type of leaf to me.

Ukulele photos: long hair ukulele, harp guitar and what might be a taropatch. It’s a mandolinetto. Thanks, Karl

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  1. Andrea September 18th, 2009 7:25 pm

    Yeeees… it’s a “maple” leaf… ha!

  2. karl September 18th, 2009 8:26 pm

    Mandolinetto, not taropatch.

    Don’t ask, but yes, I’ve got one myself

  3. Woodshed September 18th, 2009 9:06 pm

    Andrea: “It’s maple leaves, Officer.” I don’t think you’d get away with it.

    karl: Thanks for the info. I’ll make the necessary adjustments.

  4. byjimini September 18th, 2009 10:45 pm

    Urgh, cannot stand sunburst-looking instruments. Such a dated look IMO. I love my natural wood finishes. :)

    Great deal all the same tho, coming with Aquila strings and a hard case.

  5. Joe September 18th, 2009 11:35 pm

    I would say yay canada but ya….

  6. Jimmy September 19th, 2009 6:52 pm

    I do love that sunburst koa kala – dated or not. Just looks funky, I say.

  7. Woodshed September 20th, 2009 5:31 pm

    byjimini: You say ‘dated’ like it’s a bad thing.

    Joe: I say yay Canada anyway.

    Jimmy: I agree. I want to get one and pretend I’m Bon Jovi.

  8. Nick Bardy-Chivor September 20th, 2009 7:48 pm

    …I’m in the sunburst club…It’s a thing o’ beauty…I just wish I had some cash to buy me one…

  9. J-Hob September 21st, 2009 8:14 am

    question is, could a stoner afford $2500?

  10. Woodshed September 21st, 2009 6:36 pm

    Nick: I wouldn’t mind one but there are a few dozen ukuleles on the list before I reach that one.

    J-Hob: Hmm… most likely person to buy that ukulele. Woody Harrelson?

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