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rappsy
11-29-2014, 05:26 PM
I am interested in a higher quality concert and have heard great things about Anakoneke (thanks Hodge). In the price range I want to stay in, approx $600, I have read about Kanillea (as well as the other K's), Talsma, Loprinzi, Sailor, etc. At this price, I know I can't get a new one, but I have never needed to buy new, and frankly don't want to, and that's what makes buying here such a great resource. Every buy and trade I have made here has worked out beautifully.

WHATCHGOT? I like thinner necks and a scale of 15 to 15.5. Prefer a warm and full sound, as long as it still sounds like a Uke. Some I have played sound like a guitar. I do like the Uke sound.

I am open to suggestions and just because I may never have heard of it, doesn't mean I won't listen to what you have. Until I started coming around, I had not heard of most of the items that attract the most attention in the forum: Mya-Moe, Moore Bettah, Collings, GString, Blackbird, etc. I would love to be offered these as well, but alas they are out of this range, OR ARE THEY?

I look forward to seeing what this brings. WHAT DO YOU HAVE THAT NEEDS A NEW HOME???

Please include pix and sound samples if possible.

UkerDanno
11-30-2014, 03:16 AM
Take a hard look at the Martin C1K!

Johnnies Boy
11-30-2014, 07:18 AM
I have a very nice Blackbear Custom Concert. It is made of 30 year old Koa. Koa top and body. Very nice soundI'd like to get $550 for it. Will send pics on request.

l3uffer
11-30-2014, 07:41 AM
Dang... I'd go for that Black Bear concert if I were you rappsy... that looks sweet, Johnnies!
(By the way, we or at least I can see the pictures!)

Johnnies Boy
11-30-2014, 07:46 AM
I'm blown away that the pics showed up. I'm trying to get together a sound sample now. That should be interesting. I also have more pics if anyone wants to see them. I have had this Uke a little over a year. Concert scale is too small for my fingers, plus I just picked up a DaSilva that is absolutely killer.

DownUpDave
11-30-2014, 08:44 AM
I have a very nice Blackbear Custom Concert. It is made of 30 year old Koa. Koa top and body. Very nice soundI'd like to get $550 for it. Will send pics on request.


Winner, winner...........buy this now or regret it later. If I was in the market for a concert I would jump at this. Highly regarded custom builder at less than the price of any K brand, no brainer.

sam13
11-30-2014, 09:02 AM
Winner, winner...........buy this now or regret it later. If I was in the market for a concert I would jump at this. Highly regarded custom builder at less than the price of any K brand, no brainer.

If you don't act now, DUD will buy it because he doesn't have any restraint ... ukes to him ... is like catnip to cats! LOL.

I agree with Dave, this is an excellent opportunity. Tremendous quality.

Strumdaddy
11-30-2014, 10:34 AM
Jumping on the band wagon here....
I have a koa Black Bear concert.
From your description Johnnies Boy's uke would meet your needs in style. They have a nice thin neck, and sound very "ukey" - sweet, and ring like a bell.

rappsy
11-30-2014, 11:40 AM
Thanks all for the comments. Keep the suggestions coming. In the meantime, I have a PM to johnnies boy for more info.

Johnnies Boy
12-01-2014, 02:22 PM
The Blackbear Uke is sold. Thanks for all the interest.

stevepetergal
12-01-2014, 05:29 PM
Look at this.
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?102501-Barron-River-Custom-Curly-Maple-Concert

stevepetergal
12-01-2014, 05:32 PM
Another one. We're concert-heavy! You can't miss.
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?102343-Excellent-Collings-quot-UC-1-5-quot-With-OHSC-For-Sale

stevepetergal
12-01-2014, 05:34 PM
Better still!! You're crazy if you let this one get away.
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?102508-Koaloha-Concert-KCM-00-750-shipped

stevepetergal
12-01-2014, 05:36 PM
A Kamaka, too. I wish I was shopping for a concert right now.
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?102391-Kamaka-Concert-Ukulele-for-your-Holiday-s
(I'd get the Koaloha, though)

rappsy
12-01-2014, 05:38 PM
For a while over the last two weeks, it was only tenors. Bring on the concerts. This is getting exciting. The Collings and the Baron River above this post look are amazing, but they are out of the price range I want to stay in.. See OP. . Thanks. Keep those cards and letters coming.

stevepetergal
12-01-2014, 05:41 PM
Some would call the Flea mid-range. Are you aiming higher?
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?101658-Flea-concert-and-Fluke-tenor-for-sale

stevepetergal
12-01-2014, 05:43 PM
out of the price range I want to stay in.. See OP.

Sorry, I saw the first two and got so excited I lost control. (Clean-up in aisle 2!)
I'd sell my car and get the Koaloha.

rappsy
12-01-2014, 05:46 PM
Sorry, I saw the first two and got so excited I lost control. (Clean-up in aisle 2!)

Ah if only I could convince the Collings post to move it into the price range. We could dream, huh???

rappsy
12-01-2014, 05:52 PM
Some would call the Flea mid-range. Are you aiming higher?
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?101658-Flea-concert-and-Fluke-tenor-for-sale

Yes I have a Flea. Aiming higher.

DownUpDave
12-01-2014, 11:46 PM
I am guessing that you passed on the black bear and someone else scooped it up real fast, that will haunt you. That is not a jab, just relating a personal point as I have regretted letting more than a few ukes slip through my grasp :mad: Didn't you recently buy a Cocobolo, if so how do you like that uke. They are very interesting looking.

stevepetergal
12-05-2014, 03:23 AM
This is a very nice instrument well below your max (50%!).
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?98057-FS-David-S-Gill-Pineapple-Concert

rappsy
12-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Thank you. I saw the post but as the OP hasn't responded, don't know if it's still available. Never played a pineapple shaped Uke and am concerned that I may feel uncomfortable with the shape. I would try and play something similar before committing.

Gary52
12-05-2014, 08:02 AM
There is a Kamaka concert on Flea Market Music for $625.
https://www.fleamarketmusic.com/marketplace/default.asp

Telperion
12-05-2014, 08:32 AM
I've always been intrigued by this one:

http://www.theukulelesite.com/pono-rc-pc-koa-bound-rosewood-concert-spruce-top.html

I love the Pro Classic tenors, so I imagine this concert would be sweet.

-Steve

rappsy
12-05-2014, 11:27 AM
Thanks for all the recommendations. I'm going to leave the thread open a bit longer so others can see it and get some ideas.

JJFN
12-05-2014, 02:32 PM
For the money you can't beat the Martin C1K. You will never outgrow it.

sam13
12-05-2014, 02:58 PM
DownUpDave has an Opio Concert by KoAloha ... it is really great ... and for the money ... I think better sounding than the Martin C1K ... for sure ... IMHO.

sam13
12-05-2014, 03:00 PM
I am guessing that you passed on the black bear and someone else scooped it up real fast, that will haunt you. That is not a jab, just relating a personal point as I have regretted letting more than a few ukes slip through my grasp :mad: Didn't you recently buy a Cocobolo, if so how do you like that uke. They are very interesting looking.

dUDe, you missing was simply the Universe saying ... Hey, relax ... I got more coming along that will make you happy you never got a chance to buy that uke you were all gaga about ... and also are you trying to buy two a month? Start a dealership? LOL.

UkerDanno
12-05-2014, 06:15 PM
For the money you can't beat the Martin C1K. You will never outgrow it.

agreed....

dogstayplay
12-05-2014, 09:31 PM
I really love my Covered Bridge. Walnut back, spruce top. Great craftsmanship & spot on intunation!

tangimango
12-06-2014, 12:19 AM
you should check the flea market music page too. some great ukuleles pop up there as well.


https://www.fleamarketmusic.com/marketplace/default.asp

rappsy
12-06-2014, 04:17 AM
I really love my Covered Bridge. Walnut back, spruce top. Great craftsmanship & spot on intunation!

I don't know too much about Covered Bridge. I'll check them out.... Thanks.