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David Newton
08-29-2014, 07:27 AM
See Post # 12 for a new beginning.

David Newton
08-29-2014, 07:30 AM
See post #12 for a new beginning.

David Newton
08-29-2014, 07:32 AM
See post # 12 for a new beginning.

David Newton
08-29-2014, 07:34 AM
See post # 12.

Tommy B
08-29-2014, 10:25 AM
Beautiful work, David! It looks ready for another 100 years.

09-01-2014, 04:08 AM
That is stunningly lovely & w/the repairs likely to last another century! I LOVE my vintage Kumalae - sweet sounds.

mm stan
09-01-2014, 04:18 AM
Aloha David..
It looks stunning and in mint condition...wish I had the moolah...this would be with me for sure....shoots

David Newton
09-18-2014, 09:10 AM
Bump, thanks.

Tommy B
09-18-2014, 09:32 AM
I can't believe this hasn't been snapped up yet!

David Newton
05-26-2016, 10:50 AM
See post # 12.

tenor madness
05-26-2016, 03:32 PM
David the photos seem to be gone.
Are you still making any ukuleles, looks like some is looking for one in the marketplace (the thought runs through my mind too, though to tell the truth I am pretty much tapped out - maybe some day??)

David Newton
05-27-2016, 09:27 AM
Vintage Kumalae Style 3, $450. reasonable offers considered.
Restored by David Newton, (me) this lovely uke, 20's I believe, has had its shrunken back removed, all interior work re-glued, and a back binding added. Mostly original finish, with French polish added where appropriate.

2 back cracks on the lower bout wings are glued. The bridge has been replaced with a intonation-compensated replica. The frets have been smoothed, new boxwood pegs have been fitted and work well. Aquila genuine gut strings are supplied. The string height is 3/32” over the 12th fret, and the tone is as expected with gut strings, modern strings may add some punch. This is a fine old instrument, ready to play without fear. Original, end-loading case included. Shipping extra.


David Newton
05-27-2016, 09:30 AM

David Newton
05-27-2016, 09:31 AM

David Newton
05-27-2016, 09:33 AM

05-27-2016, 10:15 AM
Hey Dave...are you planning on ever building any more ukes?
You made some real nice ones!

David Newton
05-27-2016, 11:10 AM
You never know. Any instruments that are for sale can be found at my website, http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/

06-11-2016, 01:21 PM
Bump, because if it ain't been sold, it should have.

06-11-2016, 03:10 PM
Lovely work. I have always been very impressed with the beauty and craft in your builds- always top notch!

06-12-2016, 05:57 AM
Man, that Kumalae is so beautiful.

Are there any soundsamples available ?

David Newton
06-21-2016, 08:01 AM
No sound samples, I'm not a very good uke player, but I will try to work something up.

07-08-2016, 02:02 PM
Hi David,
It's good to hear that you MAY be making new ukes for sale, and hopefully once again in the near future. I had recently been lucky enough to purchase one of your second hand taropatch ukuleles from Neal, and I just wanted to express my appreciation for this incredible instrument. It's an absolute wonderfully light build... with all the Newton Ukulele mojo to match. (I think Neal helped a tiny bit with that mojo too :-)

Anyway, if I could recommend any builder to do a restoration such as this, this is the man.:cool:

I'm shocked that this instrument is still here and available for sale.

A well deserved bump for a talented builder!