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pluck
01-21-2016, 05:02 PM
If you ever check for used Kiwayas on eBay then you know that they don't appear very often. Last week I was doing my usually fruitless search when way down at the very bottom of the listing, down below the Kiwaya felt picks, I saw a Kiwaya KTC-1 listed with the best offer option available. The listing stated that the uke was in perfect condition, unused, and numbered 036. I could tell it was older because it has ebony rather than bone for the nut and saddle. It looked promising so I counted my pennies, made my best offer and it was accepted.

Now that I have it, the uke really does appear to be unused. I can't guess how old it is but it's in perfect condition. It sounds great and I think we're going to become very good friends. Here it is pictured with its smaller brother, a Timms Style 0 soprano:

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If anyone can make an educated guess about the age of this uke I'd like to hear it.

sam13
01-21-2016, 05:34 PM
Congratulations. Great choice. I have been considering one for a number of days.

Camsuke
01-21-2016, 05:52 PM
Well done, what a great score, your diligence & patience have been well rewarded..

hollisdwyer
01-21-2016, 06:30 PM
Great score Pluck. Now that you have 2 instruments you have a collection.

theboss
01-21-2016, 06:52 PM
Are those some sort of strap connectors on the headstock. If so, where can I get them? I've been looking for something like that. Thanks

igorthebarbarian
01-21-2016, 06:54 PM
Nice find! I have 3 Famous (their cheaper Japanese laminate brand) and they're fabulous.

Ukulele Eddie
01-21-2016, 07:13 PM
Nice score!

pablo285
01-21-2016, 10:24 PM
Are those some sort of strap connectors on the headstock. If so, where can I get them? I've been looking for something like that. Thanks
It looks like Uke leash, just google it. It actually pretty easy to DIY. Have a look here:
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?109636-Holding-Strumming&p=1802196#post1802196

pluck
01-22-2016, 02:56 AM
Are those some sort of strap connectors on the headstock. If so, where can I get them? I've been looking for something like that. Thanks

Yes, they are from Uke Leash. The original Uke Leash is designed for use without a button but they have a button friendly design as well.

Thanks for all the comments. I heard from the seller this morning and he told me that he bought the uke in around 2008.

UkerDanno
01-22-2016, 03:34 AM
Nice, don't you love finding treasures...kind of like the Pono I snagged about a month ago.