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Thread: NUD: I bought a blem, and I love it.

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    Default NUD: I bought a blem, and I love it.

    I know it's only a week after my first NUD post about my Kanile'a K-1 tenor, but now it has a brother! Something I won't worry about taking around with me, and might spend some time at the office for a few spare minutes strumming (what spare minutes?).

    It's a Islander Spruce/Rosewood laminate tenor (RWSTP) from HMS. It was being sold as a slight blem, at half-price. Couldn't resist. I've taken some macro close-up shots to show the blems, but honestly in real light, and looking at it normally it looks great, you wouldn't really notice. And now I don't have to worry about putting that first ding on it!

    And the HMS setup is fantastic. Plays beautifully, really great job preparing the uke - thanks guys!




    Adrian // wadley.us // photography // history
    2013 Rob Collins, Tinguitar 8-string tenor 2013 Kanile'a K-1T satin 2012 Kala Lacewood/Spruce Soprano 2013 Islander Spruce/Rosewood RWSTP (x2-g&G)

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    Great pics and congrats

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    Wow, that's a looker! I really like the purfling and binding on it, and the spruce is pretty too. I bet it's got a bright voice. The blemish looks like nothing I wouldn't have done myself. Nice find! Congratulations!

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    That's super! You're lucky I didn't find it first.
    Kathryn

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    I keep hearing about how great HMS is. I'll need to scope them out next time I'm shopping. Congratulations on your new uke.

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    Aloha Adrian,
    Congrats....seems like the Jumping Flea has bitten you...what a score...it's a real stunner and at great price...smart move HMS Happy strummings..

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    I bought my Clearwater tenor as a 'B-Stock' at half-price and the 'blems' on it were only found on really close scrutiny! I've made more marks on it myself just after a couple of weeks playing it!

    Yours look great! Congrats!
    Keith

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    Sweet uke and awesome close up picture .
    Kala KA-15S Soprano
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    Congratulations! It's quite pretty...you must have gotten a good deal, I'd buy it anyday!
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    Nothin' wrong with this uke-very nice! Congrats!
    “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
    ― Martin Luther

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