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Hippie Dribble
02-16-2015, 09:37 AM
Be quick though. It's just been listed on FMM for the bargain basement price of $5800.

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

Hippie Dribble
02-16-2015, 09:45 AM
oh man. it's a stunner.

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KoaDependent
02-16-2015, 09:55 AM
*checks lottery ticket from last night*

Nope. Still not a winner. Guess I'll have to wait for the next one...

Debby
02-16-2015, 10:22 AM
I love that rope binding!!! I'm sure someone will be very happy with that uke!

Uke man
02-16-2015, 11:37 AM
Thanks for posting the pics. I was wondering what it looked like since seller stated he bought it last year at the price it is for sale.

Someone will be happy with this one. No waiting. If I only had a money tree. hahaha

Camsuke
02-16-2015, 12:02 PM
That's about 8 grand landed in Australia with the current exchange rate & duties! I'd need to rob a bank!

Hippie Dribble
02-16-2015, 12:16 PM
Mindboggling what people are willing to pay for one of these MBs these days. Just thinking...I could get a beautiful Pohaku concert, a Black Bear 3K style soprano, an Ono baritone and a Collings UC3 and still have change. WTF? I have been lucky to play 2 MB tenors and 2 MB sopranos in my time. All 4 superb, but seriously :stop:

katysax
02-16-2015, 12:42 PM
Mindboggling what people are willing to pay for one of these MBs these days. Just thinking...I could get a beautiful Pohaku concert, a Black Bear 3K style soprano, an Ono baritone and a Collings UC3 and still have change. WTF? I have been lucky to play 2 MB tenors and 2 MB sopranos in my time. All 4 superb, but seriously :stop:

Yes, I have a MB but that's a lot more than I paid for mine. That amount of money would buy a lot of nice ukes.

mm stan
02-16-2015, 12:43 PM
It must be sold already, email gone so no pictures, you got to jump on these, if you want one..:)
Probably the hottest and most desired ukes on the planet, they are amazing in
Every aspect...tone and looks there is no better man

Debby
02-16-2015, 12:45 PM
Mindboggling what people are willing to pay for one of these MBs these days. Just thinking...I could get a beautiful Pohaku concert, a Black Bear 3K style soprano, an Ono baritone and a Collings UC3 and still have change. WTF? I have been lucky to play 2 MB tenors and 2 MB sopranos in my time. All 4 superb, but seriously :stop:

It will be interesting to see how fast it sells. If I was interested in gambling, it would be fun to wager how quick it sells.

Debby
02-16-2015, 12:46 PM
It must be sold already, email gone so no pictures, you got to jump on these, if you want one..:)
Probably the hottest and most desired ukes on the planet, they are amazing in
Every aspect...tone and looks there is no better man

Oops, I didn't see this post, before I entered my last one.

Hippie Dribble
02-16-2015, 12:57 PM
It must be sold already, email gone so no pictures, you got to jump on these, if you want one..:)
Probably the hottest and most desired ukes on the planet, they are amazing in
Every aspect...tone and looks there is no better man

Nup. Still for sale mate.

katysax
02-16-2015, 01:21 PM
A few months ago someone had an MB NSB tenor up on FMM and was asking $4500. It didn't sell for weeks, she dropped the price for a while to $3500, it still didn't sell. Then she sent it off on consignment somewhere. The one for sale now though is a much upgraded model. I guess its just a question of how much disposable income you have and how much you want it.

Chuck Moore makes really great instruments. No question about it. But there are other great instruments.

Ukeval
02-16-2015, 07:05 PM
But there are other great instruments.
I agree...

guitharsis
02-16-2015, 11:48 PM
A few months ago someone had an MB NSB tenor up on FMM and was asking $4500. It didn't sell for weeks, she dropped the price for a while to $3500, it still didn't sell. Then she sent it off on consignment somewhere. The one for sale now though is a much upgraded model. I guess its just a question of how much disposable income you have and how much you want it.

Chuck Moore makes really great instruments. No question about it. But there are other great instruments.

I may have liked to have the NSB at $3500 if I known about it. Don't like a lot of bling. Like to let the gorgeous wood speak for itself.

katysax
02-17-2015, 05:38 AM
I may have liked to have the NSB at $3500 if I known about it. Don't like a lot of bling. Like to let the gorgeous wood speak for itself.

She kept moving the price around at had it at $3500 for only a very brief time. I gave it some serious thought at that point. I do like some bling, but the NSB is really far from basic. I think it would have sold fairly quickly if she had kept the price there but she started with the price at $6500 and took a while to get it to $4500. I can see why the one on FMM might have cost $5800, but Chucks base price is $3500 for a tenor which is in line what a premium custom will cost from other builders like Ko'olau.

Paul December
02-17-2015, 05:49 AM
$5,800...
How much do you think the seller paid for it?
More or less than the asking price?

katysax
02-17-2015, 06:21 AM
$5,800...
How much do you think the seller paid for it?
More or less than the asking price?

He says that he paid $5800 - and he might have. Chuck does do things for an up charge so maybe he added so many expensive extras that it got that high. Or, perhaps he bought it off a vendor who marked up the price.

Doc_J
02-17-2015, 07:36 AM
This tenor looks like the same one reviewed in November by Andrew.
It is gorgeous.

http://www.theukulelereview.com/2014/11/21/moore-bettah-rope-bound-koa-tenor-ukulele/

http://www.theukulelereview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/xMoore-Bettah-Koa-Rope-Tenor-2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.9vw_WjPF60.webp

Patrick Madsen
02-17-2015, 08:31 AM
Looks like it sold.

Uke man
02-17-2015, 08:53 AM
Yep, the ad is gone......................Looks like somebody will be a happy strummer soon.

Or they can hang it on the wall and enjoy the artistry. I heard from another friend of mine that he knows a person that collects all the higher end uke brands and doesn't even strum a chord. No picking either. Just a admirer of fine looking instruments. So, to each their own.

Til the next one.

peterbright
02-17-2015, 09:55 AM
Now if they had a matching pair for sale...

Hippie Dribble
02-17-2015, 10:05 AM
It was a particularly lovely one. I think Dani bought it off someone else though not 100%. I guess market dictates price and right now, people seem to be more than happy to pay unbelievable money for these MBs. While they keep doing that the prices aren't gonna change much...actually, all private sale prices for MBs have done over the last couple of years is go up up up. Interesting when compared to other, more standard ukuleles - K brands, factory models etc - that seem to be getting harder and harder to move on the marketplace at decent prices.

katysax
02-17-2015, 01:00 PM
I'm pretty sure the price is the same one that it was sold from the Ukulele Site for. Chuck sells them to stores and individuals at the same price. The stores mark them up some. They are more affordable when bought directly from Chuck, but then you have to be patient.