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mark howard
09-25-2016, 08:01 AM
Hi all,

Hi all,

Well it was sold... then the funds never appeared, upside is, it's available, and cost of shipping to europe insured is 48 tracked, also price dropped
as I need to re-purpose the money, usual stuff,

700 shipped to Europe, rest of the world depends on zip/postal code area

message me for any other info

I have decided to part with this lovely custom build soprano ukulele, made by Shinji Takahashi, one of Japans top Luthiers and the from what I can gather the luthier behind some of the best well known Japanese ukes like the kiwaya master range
this one looks pretty much exactly like a Martin S5 with all the bling/bindings snowflake fret markers and squiggly mother of pearl headstock design, it's an absolute beauty, not as light as a Martin S3, but built beautifully,

The sound has great character, and is not pingy and bright, but more refined.it's all hand made by Shinji, no date stamp, but has a label that reads, fine ukuleles for your good life, T's Ukuleles, signed Shinji. T, - poduced/custom
model - CSM-5K

I have had a strap button fitted in the end of the uke, I did not have one fitted at the top as I use a piece of silk ribbon to attach the strap at the top via a clip, but wanted the security of a decent fixed button on the bottom, the button was actually from a set that has a jack plug hole, but its not connected to anything, no wiring, I did intend to have a pick up fitted, to do this you would need to remove the button by unscrewing and then solder the required wires to the end of the jack housing, I can add photos later so you can see the pin, it was all fitted properly.

looking 800

thanks Mark

NatalieS
09-25-2016, 11:04 AM
Sending you a PM, Mark.

NatalieS
09-26-2016, 05:12 PM
Hi Mark, I just tried to send a reply to your message, but your inbox is full. :)

mark howard
09-27-2016, 01:21 PM
Hi Natalie,

sorry, I didn't realise there was a limit, just cleared it.

speak soon Mark

mark howard
10-08-2016, 04:23 AM
Hi all,

Well it was sold... then the funds never appeared, upside is, it's available, and cost of shipping to europe insured is 48 tracked, also price dropped
as I need to re-purpose the money, usual stuff,

700 shipped to Europe, rest of the world depends on zip/postal code area

message me for any other info

mark howard
10-09-2016, 08:15 AM
No takers????

last chance guys and girls, this has to be as rare as anything unicorn related, probably a one off, in soprano size,
I will be chopping it in against a Classical guitar on Tuesday, unless someone stops me.....

you know you want:D

mark howard
10-12-2016, 09:53 PM
shameless bump