View Full Version : FS: Sonny d Bell Shaped Super Concert KOA

09-23-2016, 07:29 AM
After thinking all year, itís time to sell my Sonny d. Purchased new 2014(?) and never played. Hand made with a gorgeous glossy finish. Hand written note below shows the material its made out of (typical Sonny d style), with top, back and sides made out of KOA. Selling the case as well. Definitely no wear.

Price for both $700 includes shipping to CONUS

Photos to follow


09-23-2016, 07:59 AM
Some photos

09-23-2016, 08:01 AM
More Photos

09-23-2016, 08:02 AM
The first truly great uke that I ever played was a Sonny-D concert. It knocked me out, but had the skinniest fretboard I've ever seen to date. I played another later that was more comfortable, but didn't have the "magic sound' of the first. (Isn't it always something?).

May I ask why this one has never been played for 2 years?


09-23-2016, 08:40 AM
No real reason except I love my Kamaka KOA concert. I bought this on a whim since my first uke was a Sonny d tenor. I've just purchased a 6-string from this site and just decided I didn't need it and someone should have it that will play it.

The fretboard is a little wide...probably better for larger hands and finger-style playing. The sound is really great and projects well...would be better, IMHO, with different strings.

09-23-2016, 09:03 AM
Looks great!

Wish I had the scratch to make you a reasonable offer as these don't come up for sale very often...

Good luck with the sale!

09-23-2016, 09:19 AM
No worries...thanks for the feedback.

Jim Hanks
09-23-2016, 03:09 PM
The sound is really great and projects well...would be better, IMHO, with different strings.
I have to admit the choice of strings seems rather, well, odd. But how would you know how they sound when it's never been played? :confused: :p

Seriously, good luck with the sale. This is normally the kind of quirky goodness I dig, but fortunately(?), my UAS is in remission at the moment.

09-23-2016, 04:03 PM
Sonny D's always put a smile on my face. Jim H. hit it on the head, they can be quirky,......but that is part of their appeal. From the pixs, this one looks like a winner. Good luck with the sale....it should sell quickly at that price.

09-23-2016, 04:25 PM
Do you have a soundbite, per chance?

09-23-2016, 04:47 PM
Never heard of a koa fretboard. The neck does look perfect for finger picking. Can you provide the nut width measurement please.

09-23-2016, 05:16 PM
Never heard of a koa fretboard.

KoAloha used them on sopranos and concerts until just this year. Probably very traditional, seeing how the early Hawaiian ukuleles even had koa saddles. :)

09-23-2016, 07:27 PM
If I measured it properly it's 1 11/16".

09-23-2016, 07:32 PM
LOL! Yes, I've played it around the house just noodling around. I guess I consider "playing" when a uke gets taken to a kani and tossed around a bit in the car. This one has not had any serious play.

09-23-2016, 07:34 PM
No soundbite, but let me see what I can put together.

10-05-2016, 01:54 PM
http://https://www.dropbox.com/s/9fymvacwxpu7dal/Sonny%20d%20Bell%20Super%20Concert.m4a?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/9fymvacwxpu7dal/Sonny%20d%20Bell%20Super%20Concert.m4a?dl=0)

Hope this link to my soundbite works. if not, I'll email it to you. At the end my parrot starts chirping...what can I say?


10-05-2016, 08:57 PM
Soundbite works. Nice warm tone!

10-06-2016, 10:08 AM
That's what I love about it...has an awesome sound and easy to play. Action is good. Still for sale if you're interested! Have had lots of lookers, but no firm sale yet.

10-19-2016, 05:20 AM
you have PM in your UU inbox

11-02-2016, 06:36 PM
Thought I had a buyer but the deal fell through. Still available. If it would help, will include shipping to con US in the price.

11-26-2016, 10:37 AM
Looking to pruchase a uke on this site and would like the funds. Dropping price to $625 including case but shipping is extra.

11-26-2016, 03:16 PM
Picture of the specifics ofnthisnukulele sat "17"tenor scale". Is it a tenor or a concert?

11-26-2016, 08:50 PM
The original post states "super concert". Normally a concert body with a tenor neck.

11-26-2016, 09:12 PM
It is a bell shaped super concert. It's a concert with a tenor neck on it. A long neck concert uke. The bell shape makes it larger than the concerts I have and a deeper sound.