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Ukulelerick9255
08-25-2016, 09:27 AM
There is a Ricky Claffey Africn Blackwood tenor Uke on Reverb for $3,000
I'm the original owner and this is at least the third owner, I paid $1,800 and sold it to someone in CT not in Hawaii for the same $1,800.
It's not worth $3,000 don't pay it.

Booli
08-25-2016, 09:57 AM
There is a Ricky Claffey Africn Blackwood tenor Uke on Reverb for $3,000
I'm the original owner and this is at least the third owner, I paid $1,800 and sold it to someone in CT not in Hawaii for the same $1,800.
It's not worth $3,000 don't pay it.


I never even heard of this brand. For $3,000 I would expect it to be hand delivered. LOL. :)

mds725
08-25-2016, 10:13 AM
I never even heard of this brand. ....

I hadn't either, so I became curious.

The builder's website: http://claffeyguitars.com/

The Reverb listing: https://reverb.com/item/2748850-rick-claffey-custom-african-blackwood-sinker-redwood-kasha-style-tenor-ukulele-2014-gloss-natural

Ukulelerick9255
08-27-2016, 10:48 AM
He no longer builds

raduray
08-27-2016, 11:54 AM
Did it sound as good as it looks?l

hammer40
08-27-2016, 10:48 PM
There is a Ricky Claffey Africn Blackwood tenor Uke on Reverb for $3,000
I'm the original owner and this is at least the third owner, I paid $1,800 and sold it to someone in CT not in Hawaii for the same $1,800.
It's not worth $3,000 don't pay it.

A uke is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. In the few short years I have been here, the prices have gone way up on a lot of ukes, especially the custom made ones. Knowing now what it initially cost, it would be interesting to see what it finally sells for though.

Rllink
08-28-2016, 08:29 AM
A uke is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. In the few short years I have been here, the prices have gone way up on a lot of ukes, especially the custom made ones. Knowing now what it initially cost, it would be interesting to see what it finally sells for though.I agree. Unless there is something wrong with it, it is worth whatever someone will pay for it. Kind of underhanded to undermine someone trying to sell a uke, even if they did used to own it and didn't get anywhere that much for it.

whmeltonjr
08-28-2016, 09:17 AM
Wait, OP did you really get a tattoo of the uke in question?

flailingfingers
08-28-2016, 01:22 PM
http://claffeyguitars.com/african-blackwood-ukulele-with-sapwood/

This from the builder: says the OP, Rick is a "great guy" and even had a tattoo of the uke put on his arm presumably in happy celebration of the uke in question... this is getting a bit weird with the OP bashing the new asking price.

Nickie
08-28-2016, 01:45 PM
Some ukes appreciate in value, don't they? Especially after they become out of supply.

Dan Gleibitz
08-28-2016, 01:51 PM
http://claffeyguitars.com/african-blackwood-ukulele-with-sapwood/

This from the builder: says the OP, Rick is a "great guy" and even had a tattoo of the uke put on his arm presumably in happy celebration of the uke in question... this is getting a bit weird with the OP bashing the new asking price.

Might be hoping to buy it back for <$3,000?

johnson430
08-28-2016, 02:07 PM
Looks like someone bought it, the reverb listing has ended.
https://reverb.com/item/2748850-rick-claffey-custom-african-blackwood-sinker-redwood-kasha-style-tenor-ukulele-2014-gloss-natural

Nickie
08-28-2016, 02:18 PM
I'm very curious about how much it sold for. Maybe it's a member, and they'll do a NUD thread?
It reminds me a little of a Devine ukulele....sort of.

pritch
08-28-2016, 02:35 PM
It would be a nice excuse to visit Honolulu for a few days if you have the cash.

I like the way you think. :)

Ukulelerick9255
08-30-2016, 06:23 PM
No it sounds good but not $3,000 good

Ukulelerick9255
08-30-2016, 06:26 PM
I'm not bashing the price I'm telling people it's not worth it and that's the truth and at $3,000 for an $1,800 Uke I think that's gouging so I tried to warn everyone, sorry for trying to be a good guy.

stevejfc
08-31-2016, 10:13 AM
Thanks Rick..........I appreciated the heads up

hoosierhiver
08-31-2016, 11:37 AM
Same one I presume? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Claffey-African-Blackwood-Sinker-Redwood-Tenor-Ukulele-/201601040389

hammer40
08-31-2016, 08:06 PM
Wow, 1800 dollars to 1100 dollars to 3000 dollars. Nice profit, if it did sell at Reverb.

Steve in Kent
08-31-2016, 08:12 PM
Looks like it went for $1199 on eBay

Rllink
09-01-2016, 04:54 AM
Looks like it went for $1199 on eBay
Back in June.

Steve in Kent
09-01-2016, 05:24 AM
Back in June.

Doh

Steve