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Howie1947
07-27-2016, 01:20 PM
I'm putting my beautiful 6-string tenor on the market. I have to sell it to help defray costs of new set of dentures. The uke has a date of 2009. It's in excellent condition except for minor "finish" blemish on the underside of the body. Hard to see in photos. No cracks, plays great. Just put new set of Worth brown strings on too. Asking $800.00. Buyer to pay shipping cost. Comes with hard case. Thanks, Howie.............special note........I purchased this from the late MGM. RIP92932[/ATTAC/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]9293492935

Howie1947
07-28-2016, 02:21 AM
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Howie1947
08-06-2016, 03:31 AM
Price reduction...................$700.00 !

zivilars
08-06-2016, 06:46 AM
I'm not in the market for this KoAloha (though wishing the seller good luck, I'm sure this baby will find a new home soon) – but I am curious: Where can one identify if an offered KoAloha is a factory second? I always was under the impression that the label directly under the sound hole is different and explicitly says "factory second" (saw such a photo a while I go, if I remember correctly) – now, looking at these photos, the label seems to be identical to the "normal" ones ... Can anybody clarify this for me? (For a potential future used KoAloha purchase on my side.)

Mivo
08-06-2016, 07:06 AM
I believe the black mark on the label marks it a factory second.

zivilars
08-06-2016, 07:15 AM
Ah, I see. The small one near the "A" of "KoAloha"? That's a very discreet mark for a factory second, as mentioned above: I thought the have special dedicated labels for those. (Maybe they have, though, and this one was sorted out later in the manufacturing process.)

Mivo
08-06-2016, 07:22 AM
I wasn't sure if I remembered correctly, either, but see here: http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?107701-KoAloha-Label-Where-does-the-mark-showing-it-is-a-quot-Factory-2nd-quot-go It depends on when they were built. Older ones have the mark, newer ones the label, if I understand correctly.

zivilars
08-06-2016, 07:37 AM
Yeah, you seem to be correct – learned something today. Thanks for the link and the info!

Howie1947
10-14-2016, 02:25 AM
Weekend bump !

Uke man
10-15-2016, 11:06 AM
Which Fishman pickup is intalled on this ukulele. Does it have the pre-amp to control tone and volumne?

Thanks

Howie1947
10-17-2016, 04:01 AM
Yes it does have volume and tone controls