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KevinV
11-18-2014, 05:18 PM
I'm starting to get the bug for collecting one uke to represent each decade in which it was made. I have a Nunes from the 10's, a Martin from the 20's, and a Harmony from the 50's. I'd like to go up through the 60's, but the caveat for the 60's is that it has to be from 1968I want it to be a birth year uke. I'm not sure which builder I could be sure of that from. I've run across some in the past that said 68-69, but I want to be sure.

So here's what the list looks like. Those in parenthesis are not yet acquired and open to suggestion and revision.

10's - M. Nunes
20's - Martin
30's - (Gibson)
40's - (Favilla)
50's - Harmony
60's - (1968 ?)

What would you suggest for the remaining 3 ukes? And any ideas of what builder I could be assured of getting a correctly dated '68 from?

KoaDependent
11-18-2014, 05:43 PM
You might stand a decent chance of definitively dating a 1968 Kamaka as that's the year they incorporated as "Kamaka and Sons".
Looks like one sold here not too long ago. (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?95000-For-Sale-Kamaka-Soprano-same-owner-since-new(approx-1968-or-69))

KevinV
11-18-2014, 05:50 PM
You might stand a decent chance of definitively dating a 1968 Kamaka as that's the year they incorporated as "Kamaka and Sons".
Looks like one sold here not too long ago. (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?95000-For-Sale-Kamaka-Soprano-same-owner-since-new(approx-1968-or-69))

Thanks for the tip, I'll do some research on that one.

I see you own one of the only modern ukes that I still lust after…a Timm's Soprano. I came close to getting one a couple times but still haven't yet. I'm sure I'll end up with one someday, they're spectacular looking and sounding instruments.

UkerDanno
11-19-2014, 04:35 AM
that will be a great collection. I was also going to suggest a '68 Kamaka...