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CiceroAnon
03-18-2016, 05:44 PM
I know these are impossible to find, but I still would like one. Is anyone selling? :-)

theboss
03-18-2016, 06:07 PM
Elderly.com has one.

Stevelele
03-18-2016, 06:18 PM
I didn't see anything like that on elderly.com. you have a link?


Elderly.com has one.

Doc_J
03-20-2016, 08:02 AM
Kawika ukes are hard to find, but worth the search. But they do come up for sale every blue moon. Last one I saw for sale was at UkuleleFriend.com last summer.
http://ukulelefriend.com/ukes/custom-kawika-tenor-ukulele-3/
Shawn finds Kawika ukes more often than anyone. Email him to be on the look-out for you.
Good luck on the hunt, it may take awhile. Have your funds ready ($3k to $5k), as they sell fast.

Stevelele
03-20-2016, 02:24 PM
have you played one before Hodge? I've heard that they sound similar to a moore bettah, but who knows really? there aren't that many people i know who've played one. I almost bought one but pulled back because the sound sample made it sound exactly like another uke i have.

Doc_J
03-20-2016, 04:08 PM
have you played one before Hodge? I've heard that they sound similar to a moore bettah, but who knows really? there aren't that many people i know who've played one. I almost bought one but pulled back because the sound sample made it sound exactly like another uke i have.

Steve, I have 2001 Kawika koa tenor. It's different for sure from most ukes including a MBU ( X-bracing on the back, French polish finish, zero fret). My Kawika sounds terrific in reentrant, very clear with excellent note definition, yet full. I'd say the sound is nearer a Pegasus tenor.

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wildfire070
03-20-2016, 04:47 PM
Man Hodge...you've got all the great ukes!

Stevelele
03-20-2016, 04:56 PM
wow, where did you get this hodge?!


Steve, I have 2001 Kawika koa tenor. It's different for sure from most ukes including a MBU ( X-bracing on the back, French polish finish, zero fret). My Kawika sounds terrific in reentrant, very clear with excellent note definition, yet full. I'd say the sound is nearer a Pegasus tenor.

89566895678956889569

Uke man
03-20-2016, 05:08 PM
Wow that's a pretty uke with interesting bracing and the zero fret.

aculadd
03-20-2016, 07:07 PM
Hodge, that is one beautiful ukulele. The Koa is gorgeous, and the French Polish really makes the beauty of the wood stand out. It's funny, when I look at the first photo, the full frontal shot, it is so perfect looking in it's simple unadorned way, and I can actually feel how good the build quality is.

Kanaka916
03-20-2016, 07:50 PM
Try contacting Shawn Yacavone at Ukulelefriend (http://ukulelefriend.com/).

mm stan
03-22-2016, 02:16 AM
Aloha Hodge, Bryan Tolentino has the same model baritone and l have a concert. I just strung it with oasis re entrant
Strings, it sings sweetness.. btw i know someone who got a nice tenor, she might be reading this :) you know you lucky to get one for under 3000.00 these ukes are not cheap because they are rare and not being made anymore, good luck to you

Steve, I have 2001 Kawika koa tenor. It's different for sure from most ukes including a MBU ( X-bracing on the back, French polish finish, zero fret). My Kawika sounds terrific in reentrant, very clear with excellent note definition, yet full. I'd say the sound is nearer a Pegasus tenor.

89566895678956889569

Stevelele
03-22-2016, 11:18 AM
maybe someday! i should have bought one when i had the chance. oh well!


Aloha Hodge, Bryan Tolentino has the same model baritone and l have a concert. I just strung it with oasis re entrant
Strings, it sings sweetness.. btw i know someone who got a nice tenor, she might be reading this :) you know you lucky to get one for under 3000.00 these ukes are not cheap because they are rare and not being made anymore, good luck to you

coolcow
03-22-2016, 07:09 PM
btw i know someone who got a nice tenor, she might be reading this :) Stan is it me you referring to? :)
I love my Kawika....like its sound with reentrant....like Hodge said...it sounds near a Pegasus tenor.....I have both...and they are just amazing....

mm stan
03-23-2016, 03:49 AM
Stan is it me you referring to? :)
I love my Kawika....like its sound with reentrant....like Hodge said...it sounds near a Pegasus tenor.....I have both...and they are just amazing....
Aloha Jen,
Oh dear i got busted :) I thought I'd slip that in there when no one was looking hee hee ;)

5tumbs
11-07-2016, 02:48 PM
I know these are impossible to find, but I still would like one. Is anyone selling? :-)

Kawika
All Koa
Abalone binding
Ukulele Bridge doctor to eliminate top deflection (quite ingenious installment by David Hurd)

5tumbs
11-12-2016, 05:28 PM
Sorry, my post got attenuated by mistake.

I have an all koa Kawika 6 string tenor that I may be willing to part with.
Abalone Binding
X-brace
and a Ukulele Bridge doctor that David Hurd installed when he built it.

Send me a message if interested.

bluechip
11-17-2016, 11:05 AM
Rodrigies Music in WA state has one...bluechip

Stevelele
11-17-2016, 01:41 PM
anyone know what store this is? i can't seem to find it online


Rodrigies Music in WA state has one...bluechip

bluechip
11-19-2016, 05:37 AM
Rodreguiz music in Anacortes washington has one, see his website for pics
bluechip

bluechip
11-19-2016, 05:39 AM
Look at Dusty Strings in Seattle..website
chip

Stevelele
11-19-2016, 08:07 AM
My sister lives there but I can't find it-- do you have a link?


Rodreguiz music in Anacortes washington has one, see his website for pics
bluechip

bluechip
11-19-2016, 08:55 AM
http://store.dustystrings.com/

bluechip
11-19-2016, 10:12 AM
I'm sorry. I mis-remembered his name. http://www.fernandezmusic.com/Kiwaya_Ukuleles.html
chip

Doc_J
11-19-2016, 10:49 AM
http://store.dustystrings.com/


I'm sorry. I mis-remembered his name. http://www.fernandezmusic.com/Kiwaya_Ukuleles.html
chip

Those are Kiwaya ukes, not Kawika.

Stevelele
11-20-2016, 03:40 PM
Thanks everyone.


Those are Kiwaya ukes, not Kawika.