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Hippie Dribble
08-02-2015, 03:40 PM
How about this Black Bear soprano? [/B]

Lovely instrument in near new condition, #480 built by Duane Heilman 4/2015. Some very minor rubbing around soundhole, otherwise as new.
Full, warm, punchy, resonant, lovely feel, excellent volume.

* 40 year seasoned all koa body
* mango neck with graphite truss rod for extra strength/stability
* rosewood fretboard and bridge
* bone nut and saddle
* grover friction tuners w/ white buttons
* maple and ebony headplate bear inlay
* double ringed maple rosette
* 12 frets to the body, 15 total
* pearl marker inlays at 5, 7, 10
* currently strung with high G fremont blacklines

It's a brilliant uke. This is your chance to get hold of an essentially new Black Bear at considerably reduced price.

Pictures below and a review and sound sample in next post.

Uke cost $600 plus shipping without a case.
I am asking $525 and will include shipping and a new hardcase. Price reduction: $495
PRICE REDUCTION: $450
Paypal gift preferred.
Thanks for looking everyone. Cheers.

FINAL PRICE REDUCTION - $425 shipped worldwide in new hard case

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Hippie Dribble
08-02-2015, 03:44 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXTV55xDjp0

Ukulele Eddie
08-02-2015, 04:38 PM
Had I not just bought another soprano, I would've clicked "buy"! ;-) Congrats to whomever picks this up!

provines
08-02-2015, 05:33 PM
Very nice. You cannot go wrong with this Uke, just saying...

Hippie Dribble
08-04-2015, 06:08 PM
Cheers lads.

Buuuuuuuuuurp. 'scuse me...last night's garlic. :p

Hippie Dribble
08-06-2015, 04:06 PM
OK. Gonna go with the Soupmeister's terms and see if I can move this ripper uke on to somebody.

Price Drop:

$495 shipped with hardcase

trevorg888
08-06-2015, 05:53 PM
Black bear ukes a wonderful I have owned a couple ofver the years they play and sound really well and at this price its a real bargain lucky new owner

Hippie Dribble
08-11-2015, 07:52 PM
Bumping this. This sweet soprano is still available. Thanks folks.

Hippie Dribble
08-14-2015, 02:33 PM
Whoa. that slipped into the ether quickly!!! Seems everybody is selling and nobody is buying...

Anyway, bumping this again. Beautiful uke and still available.

Offers/trades considered.

Hippie Dribble
08-18-2015, 06:01 AM
Betty Boop.

Uke Mama
08-19-2015, 09:24 PM
This is a real steal at 495.00 shipped with hardcase. Black Bear Ukes are finely crafted and well known for their quality tone and playability. If you are a soprano person...you shouldn't pass up this deal. Jon is great to deal with.

Hippie Dribble
08-25-2015, 01:24 AM
Happy Hump Day!

DownUpDave
08-25-2015, 02:34 AM
You had me at boobs..............but no pictures and it's not real :p

mm stan
08-25-2015, 03:00 AM
LOL bait and switch move mate huh.. :) but the bb is a good player, maybe not MB status but certainly a fun uke.. good luck

Hippie Dribble
08-25-2015, 03:01 AM
You had me at boobs..............but no pictures and it's not real :p

Can I interest you in a couple of floatation devices?

82784

Hippie Dribble
08-25-2015, 03:03 AM
C'mon let's trash this thread good and proper before I shut it down and ban myself. :wtf::uhoh::wallbash:

DownUpDave
08-25-2015, 04:53 AM
Can I interest you in a couple of floatation devices?

82784


Those instruments are definitly NOT tuned B flat.

sam13
08-25-2015, 05:38 AM
:rofl::biglaugh:

d-mace
08-25-2015, 06:50 AM
Ugh...another More Better thread....:)

Hippie Dribble
09-22-2015, 03:40 PM
BUMPITY BOOB.

Uke is back up for sale at reduced price.

Now $450 inc. worldwide shipping

(PS could a moderator please alter the title and remove evidence of my smart-assery please?
Title should read: Black Bear Koa Soprano.
Thanks! *hangs head in shame* :o )

danersen
09-22-2015, 05:29 PM
Ahoy, there, mate.
Before this thread shuts down, I really must say that staying abreast of your shenanigans continues to be an enhancing experience, Jon.


Can I interest you in a couple of floatation devices?

82784

SpaasStrummer
09-22-2015, 06:23 PM
I'll trade you the Big Rusty I don't have. Duane makes wonderful ukes and Jon is great to deal with!

Hippie Dribble
09-23-2015, 04:07 PM
Ahoy, there, mate.
Before this thread shuts down, I really must say that staying abreast of your shenanigans continues to be an enhancing experience, Jon.

I'll trade you the Big Rusty I don't have. Duane makes wonderful ukes and Jon is great to deal with!
Ahoy maties

It's awesome to have breast friends like you guys. Really makes a man puff his chest out with pride.

OFFERS CONSIDERED

stevejfc
09-24-2015, 03:59 PM
Someone please buy this.......I can't Bear (actually the way the thread is going "Bare" is more appropriate) this anymore!

wickedwahine11
09-24-2015, 04:43 PM
BUMPITY BOOB.

Uke is back up for sale at reduced price.

Now $450 inc. worldwide shipping

(PS could a moderator please alter the title and remove evidence of my smart-assery please?
Title should read: Black Bear Koa Soprano.
Thanks! *hangs head in shame* :o )

Thread title changed. :)

hollisdwyer
09-25-2015, 06:22 AM
I almost bought this beauty today. Will somebody else please do so to remove the temptation. It is such a nice Uke at a bargain basement price. What do you have to do the sell a good Uke now a days?

Hippie Dribble
09-27-2015, 02:16 PM
Thanks Staci. Bump.

Still available.

Hippie Dribble
09-28-2015, 12:12 AM
Final price drop.

$425 shipped.

This is cheap people. A high quality, beautifully designed and wonderful sounding soprano in near new condition by a renowned luthier.

I've taken $175 off the price. Added a new hardcase for free. And am paying shipping. Just sayin like...

sam13
09-28-2015, 09:35 AM
Beautiful Uke ... super price ... Bump for John.

Jim Hanks
09-28-2015, 02:17 PM
I'm not a soprano guy but this is crazy. That's like half price. The fact that this is still here may be a sign that you shouldn't be letting this one go. Just a thought.

Hippie Dribble
09-28-2015, 03:06 PM
I'm not a soprano guy but this is crazy. That's like half price. The fact that this is still here may be a sign that you shouldn't be letting this one go. Just a thought.
Thanks for the thought Jim. I need the money and I want to sell it.

Folks, I will go down to $400 as a final offer to y'all. Anyone?

Hippie Dribble
09-28-2015, 03:46 PM
I almost bought this beauty today. Will somebody else please do so to remove the temptation. It is such a nice Uke at a bargain basement price. What do you have to do the sell a good Uke now a days?

Uh, give it away?

In 7+ years of playing I never have seen the market this bad. Unless it's a Moore Bettah - then folks are paying double with a smile. WTF.

ksiegel
09-29-2015, 06:51 AM
If it weren't for dealing with an uncle in a nursing home, and trying to sell his house to pay for the nursing home (and paying his expenses myself until I can sell the house and - hopefully- get reimbursed [with a Social Services lien on the house, that's still up in the air]), I'd go for this Jon.

And what the heck is that "guest" under your name? Yesterday you still had your Avatar! Are you bidding farewell to us yet again????


Good luck, my friend.


-Kurt

sam13
09-29-2015, 07:28 AM
I for one would be sorry not to see John's posts ... Cheers John ... wish you well!

Crewpsu
09-29-2015, 07:47 AM
Yeah tried to pm but says invalid user.

YorkSteve
09-29-2015, 08:05 AM
Yeah tried to pm but says invalid user.You could try leaving him a comment on his surviving YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzykSWxEDkZX6CYKvZASLhA

Student-of-Life
09-30-2015, 10:15 PM
Late night Bump ! Why ? Because I can. Hahahahahahahahahahaha !!!!!!
But seriously, GREAT DEAL !!!!!

turtledrum
10-01-2015, 02:34 AM
:)

Crewpsu, hope you get to make this happen! Phenomenal instrument at a phenomenal price!

Inksplosive AL
10-01-2015, 05:52 AM
Stopped in the other morning saw it was down to $400 from the night before and almost sent a pm but decided to go to my dental appt. first. When I came back a couple hours later the OP was already a ghost.

Alas as I thought all along this is not the BB ukulele for me.

Good luck if anyone is going to try hunting this deal.