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Ukador
11-01-2015, 11:33 PM
Hello everybody

I am looking for a vintage solid Wood Koa or Mahogany Soprano Ukulele.

Possible makers/brands are: Sam Chang, Nunes, Paul Summers, S. S. Steward, La Foley and similar.

I live in Germany so you should be willing to ship over here.

I don't want to spend more than 500 USD

Please send me your offers, thank you !

Ukador
11-03-2015, 06:20 AM
Of course I am also taking Martins into consideration :cool:

Tommy B
11-03-2015, 06:29 AM
Private message sent.

pahu
11-03-2015, 02:00 PM
Ukador, Sorry to rain on your parade, but potential Sellers of ANY vintage wooden instruments need to be aware of restrictions on importing/exporting certain
woods,ivory and tortoise shell-no matter how tiny the pieces are. Here's a good link:
http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/entry.php?771-Musical-Instruments-and-CITES

Ukador
11-04-2015, 11:43 PM
By the amount of ebay sellers offering international shipping I guess that this can't be too much of an issue.

YorkSteve
11-05-2015, 09:25 PM
Daniel - your PM inbox is full so I can't message you. The courier needs a phone number for the delivery. Thanks!

UkeOG
11-08-2015, 01:02 PM
Some what unique. Must PM w/ details.

Ukador
11-08-2015, 08:14 PM
Some what unique. Must PM w/ details.

Your inbox is full. Pls toss me a pm with all information.

Ukador
11-28-2015, 04:44 AM
And Up :drool:

Ukador
12-05-2015, 05:41 AM
Already acquired a beautiful La Foley Soprano from the first half of the 20th century

Im still interested in other gems so please keep on sending me pm's

Tommy B
12-07-2015, 11:02 AM
Hi Ukador. I'm going to sell off my sopranos, as I don't play them any more. One of them is one of the "crown jewels" of my collection: a deluxe Weymann from the 1920s. I mentioned it in another thread, and you can see photos of it next to a friend's Martin by clicking on the link in the first post. If this is something you might be interested in, let me know. Thanks.

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?104594-Show-and-Tell-for-the-Vintage-Fans-Weymann-amp-Martin&highlight=Weymann

warndt
12-07-2015, 12:42 PM
YIKES! That Weymann is really nice!!! It looks nicer than the Martin in that comparison.

Good luck to both parties.

chefuke
12-07-2015, 09:23 PM
YIKES! That Weymann is really nice!!! It looks nicer than the Martin in that comparison.

Good luck to both parties.

Its sure does! However the style 2 Martin looks like it had a tougher life and was repaired and refinished at some point and it seems to miss that warm '30's glow due to that.

Ukador
12-08-2015, 08:04 AM
Hi Ukador. I'm going to sell off my sopranos, as I don't play them any more. One of them is one of the "crown jewels" of my collection: a deluxe Weymann from the 1920s. I mentioned it in another thread, and you can see photos of it next to a friend's Martin by clicking on the link in the first post. If this is something you might be interested in, let me know. Thanks.

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?104594-Show-and-Tell-for-the-Vintage-Fans-Weymann-amp-Martin&highlight=Weymann

I feel like I do not have the cash for this but feel free to send me a pm and tell me how much you want for it ;)

Ukador
12-15-2015, 01:41 PM
I'm still looking.

If you guys have something to sell please send me a pm and tell me your price. It's useless if you post here that you have something to sell but do not react to pm's.

Thanks

EDW
12-15-2015, 01:57 PM
I saw this one listed

http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/2015/12/1950s-martin-style-0-soprano-ukulele.html

I have no connection, other than that I know the seller is reputable and it looks like a nice one (as in, I wish I had the cash for it!)

Tommy B
12-15-2015, 02:36 PM
I'm still looking.

If you guys have something to sell please send me a pm and tell me your price. It's useless if you post here that you have something to sell but do not react to pm's.

Thanks

Sorry, Ukador. I think that comment was directed at me. :o I don't think you'd be interested in my uke, but I'll PM you anyway.

Ukador
12-19-2015, 11:30 AM
And up. I am willing to pay a bit more than 500 USD now but only for a vintage Koa instrument.

Ukador
12-30-2015, 10:51 PM
There seems to be a lack of affordable vintage Ukes :(

Ukador
01-05-2016, 05:43 AM
But I am not giving up :cool:

Ukador
01-09-2016, 12:32 PM
Annnd up. I am happy about all offers - I am especially looking for Akai, Echo, Kumalae, Mossmann, Supertone, Regal, Nunes, Mouna Loua etc.

Ukador
01-23-2016, 01:57 PM
Still looking

Ukador
01-29-2016, 02:14 AM
Still looking ..... especially for a second la Foley Ukulele (No tenors)

Ukador
02-05-2016, 12:37 PM
And up

I would like to add that I am only looking for instruments with a nice playability. I do not care about scratches, repaired cracks etc. but I care about a good=low action.

Thanks :)

Ukador
02-07-2016, 08:34 AM
I'd also be interested in a affordable "De Vekey" Tenor sized Uke :cool:

strumsilly
02-07-2016, 11:50 AM
how about my Gibson. I lowered the price to $250 + shipping. It's really a player, but not really for a collector.

Ukador
02-25-2016, 10:31 PM
And up :cool:

Ukador
06-17-2016, 04:47 AM
Aaaaaaand up :)

Still looking for a lovely vintage koa/mahogany soprano/concert Ukulele

Ukador
06-21-2016, 09:30 AM
There have to be some fancy Regals out there :(

Or maybe a George La Foley ? Or maybe a ..... ? :)

Ukador
06-28-2016, 11:53 PM
Just to let you guys know:

I am not willing to pay more than 600 € / 650 USD / 495 GBP

You can also offer me one of Ken Timms Koa Sopranos :)