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FinnP
01-22-2016, 12:12 AM
Got this beauty today. Very nice uke, although I find the Martin strings too thin. I wonder how a set of Living Water will sound?
I send the first one back because it had a discoloration on the back, and a dull looking top.
The new one was perfect and a real beauty :-)
I bought it in a German store called session.de for 467, which is cheap here. Excellent shop with free return shipping.

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DownUpDave
01-22-2016, 12:50 AM
I am assuming the first two pictures are of the one you rejected. I can see why..........not very nice looking.

The one you have now on the other hand is gorgeous, one of the nicest looking C1Ks that I have seen. You normally don't get koa with that much curl and dramtic grain. Congratulations, very well done. Enjoy

FinnP
01-22-2016, 01:34 AM
Correct...they sound about the same, but the replacement sure looks much better.

UkerDanno
01-22-2016, 03:41 AM
That's some nice curl in the koa, don't see that much in a C1K. I used to have one, I tried Living Waters, Worth CM, but kept going back to Martin Strings, they just seemed to be made for each other. Love Living Waters on my Kanile'a though...

wayfarer75
01-22-2016, 04:21 AM
Lovely koa on that second one. If they sound the same, it doesn't hurt to have a prettier uke. If I were you, I'd find a way to shine it up, show off that curl.

I love Living Waters, give them a try. Also Fremont Blackline mediums.

Trader Todd
01-22-2016, 04:54 AM
Congrats on your new uke! A real beauty! Play it daily!