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Nickie
06-15-2016, 05:37 AM
It seems that the popularity of Cocobolo Ukuleles has outpaced the speed at which they can be built.
There is now a lottery system to buy one. I think you have to sign up here:
https://www.facebook.com/cocoboloukuleles
or here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cocoboloukulelesmarketplace/

I sure am glad I got mine when I did, otherwise the wait might be a lot longer!

rappsy
06-15-2016, 06:30 AM
Congrats to Kevin on this news. He is a real gentleman and I am happy to hear of this success.

Snargle
06-15-2016, 06:46 AM
It seems like each one recently posted has at least 20 or 30 potential buyers. I'm glad to see it switched to a lottery system. Much fairer than having to hover over your keyboard hoping to be the first one to say "I want it" when a new uke is posted.

Ukejenny
06-15-2016, 06:47 AM
Nickie, I just read your review and saw the photos. Wow. Striking instruments! Looking forward to seeing a video so I can see/ear it in action.

Nickie
06-15-2016, 08:47 PM
Well, it turns out that my friends are going nuts over mine. Our friend Annie just won the lottery for a concert. Another friend is waiting for a soprano to come out. A member of TBUS that we jam with can't leave mine alone, so he ordered a tenor. TBUS is gonna be Cocobolo country!

Ukejenny
06-16-2016, 10:25 AM
You will end up converting them all!!!!

MickeyD
06-16-2016, 11:23 AM
I just purchased a tenor one used - it's on it's way from the UK to Colorado! Super excited!

strumsilly
06-16-2016, 01:00 PM
they sure are purty

jfalconc
06-16-2016, 02:14 PM
Hello, I won yesterday the lottery for Cocobolo Uke Tenor #123...it is really a beauty!!!

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kvehe
06-16-2016, 02:54 PM
Congratulations! You will love it, for sure.

Nickie
06-16-2016, 04:45 PM
Hello, I won yesterday the lottery for Cocobolo Uke Tenor #123...it is really a beauty!!!

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Congratulations! That's a very striking looking uke. Good luck keeping your friends' hands off it!

Tenore76
06-20-2016, 02:15 AM
FYI to anyone in the Chicago area! Hix Bros. Music in Aurora has at least 2 Cocobolo Concerts in stock. They don't have as figured wood on the top like the one above, but they do on the rest. And yes, they are the Cocobolo brand. Thought real hard about one, but my stable is full right now...

kristimyers
06-28-2016, 06:39 AM
Has anyone noticed that the Cocobolo Ukuleles Marketplace page on FB is missing all of its posts and the Cocobolo Ukuleles FB page is gone? Are they in FB jail?

Snargle
06-28-2016, 06:56 AM
Has anyone noticed that the Cocobolo Ukuleles Marketplace page on FB is missing all of its posts and the Cocobolo Ukuleles FB page is gone? Are they in FB jail?I just noticed that also. I wonder if they may have violated some Facebook rule about running raffles or lotteries?

kristimyers
06-28-2016, 07:58 AM
I hadn't thought of that. I know Kevin is traveling right now so I wonder if he even knows what is happening?

bonesigh
06-28-2016, 12:16 PM
Anyone notice the gorgeous Bolo that's now on the marketplace. Wish I had the bucks to get it!

kristimyers
06-28-2016, 12:56 PM
Really? The Cocobolo Ukuleles Marketplace is not showing me any listings.

kvehe
06-28-2016, 02:08 PM
I think it's the one in the UU marketplace; in any event, it has been sold.

Nickie
06-29-2016, 08:50 AM
Has anyone noticed that the Cocobolo Ukuleles Marketplace page on FB is missing all of its posts and the Cocobolo Ukuleles FB page is gone? Are they in FB jail?

I just went on FB (ugh) and they are both there, but there are no posts on the Marketplace page, and only one on the main page. I'll email Kevin, in case he isn't aware of it.

mmfitzsimons
06-30-2016, 11:32 AM
Meanwhile another seller (who I won't name, because the owner has threatened UU with lawsuits if ever his firm's name is taken in vain) has a Facebook page called "Cocobolo Ukuleles Marketplace by (insert name of other seller here)."

I understand Kevin has had issues with that same outfit in the past; he might want to be aware of that, and follow up with FB as he sees fit.

kristimyers
06-30-2016, 11:57 AM
Meanwhile another seller (who I won't name, because the owner has threatened UU with lawsuits if ever his firm's name is taken in vain) has a Facebook page called "Cocobolo Ukuleles Marketplace by (insert name of other seller here)."

I understand Kevin has had issues with that same outfit in the past; he might want to be aware of that, and follow up with FB as he sees fit.

Which brings me to my suspicion that Cocobolo Ukuleles is in FB jail because someone reported them for something silly to get them in trouble. I really hope that, whatever took them down, they can get back online soon.

davidksmusicschool
06-30-2016, 09:29 PM
FB pages has gone...

Nickie
07-01-2016, 02:46 PM
I Sent Kevin an email. I got back an autoreply. Maybe he's off the grid....

OhioBelle
07-01-2016, 02:54 PM
I Sent Kevin an email. I got back an autoreply. Maybe he's off the grid....

I'm so glad you reached out to him. Something fishy is definitely going on!

Nickie
07-01-2016, 03:14 PM
I consider Kevin a friend, even though we've not yet met. I'll hear from him, I'm sure.