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onyx725
03-27-2017, 06:16 PM
Looking to buy a Mele mahogany concert. Please let me know what you got. You can also pm me.

Thanks.

wdonley
03-27-2017, 06:51 PM
Pm sent.... Bill D

onyx725
03-28-2017, 05:43 PM
To the top. Surely somebody has one sitting in a case not getting played?

robinboyd
03-29-2017, 05:25 PM
Sitting in a case not getting played? On the contrary, my Mele concert isn't going anywhere. Sorry, but good luck! I love my Mele uke, and I hope you do too when you find one.

PhilUSAFRet
03-30-2017, 04:41 AM
My Mele concert is a 6 string....staying right where it is.

onyx725
03-30-2017, 11:39 AM
Just not seeing a lot of Mele's in online stores. Just in eBay. Any other online retailer out there?

robinboyd
03-30-2017, 04:02 PM
You mean apart from the manufacturer? http://meleukulele.com/

onyx725
03-30-2017, 07:49 PM
Yes, I only see their eBay store (which references the meleukulele website). So far haven't seen any other online store carrying Mele ukes.

robinboyd
03-30-2017, 08:01 PM
Yes, I only see their eBay store (which references the meleukulele website). So far haven't seen any other online store carrying Mele ukes.

But their website has an online store (not connected with ebay). For example their mahogany concert is on special right now http://meleukulele.com/product/mele-mahogany-concert/

PhilUSAFRet
03-30-2017, 11:19 PM
Mele does have sales on it's ebay store if you aren't in a big hurry.

PhilUSAFRet
03-30-2017, 11:25 PM
love that rope edged koa concert on their ebay page right now.

onyx725
03-31-2017, 06:06 PM
Thanks for the heads-up Robin and Phil. I'm torn between the mahogany and koa top. The latter with the rope binding on top looks tempting but I currently have 2 koa ukes and no mahogany yet.

Yukon Cornelius
03-31-2017, 06:36 PM
I am out of the Mele loop, but I used to be the resident expert here, but that was under a different name.
If I am not mistaken the only place to get a new Mele is from Mele. or used.

I have a nice koa back and sides and redwood top, I was going to sell, but I discovered a small crack in it last week.

You will enjoy your Mele.

robinboyd
03-31-2017, 06:36 PM
When I was in at the shop, I played the Koa top, the all Koa, and the mahogany. Each had a very distinctive characteristic. If you are after a deep, rich, typically mahogany sound, I definitely recommend their mahogany. I got a Mango one because I wanted something brighter.

Although the ropework is beautiful, remember that Mele ukes already have a decorative trim thing on the side (rather than try to explain it, just look at some pictures).

PhilUSAFRet
04-02-2017, 10:24 AM
Mele mahogany ukes I've heard, concert size and above, sounded sweet and full, just like good mahogany should. I had a mahogany soprano I couldn't get to sound good, but been kicking myself for getting rid of it before trying more string sets. Martin sounded like poop on it, who'd a thunk it. I often think how nice it would be to have a tenor cutaway with a pickup. Plays like butter, sounds like mahogany heaven.

onyx725
04-02-2017, 06:44 PM
I had a chance to try someone's mahogany concert yesterday. It has a narrow neck which I found easy to play. Plus a a great, rich tone, so different than my koa super concert, which is brighter. Liking the 'hog so much.

onyx725
04-02-2017, 06:47 PM
Sorry to hear about your redwood Mele, Cornelius. I hope the crack can be easily glued/fixed and doesn't affect the sound of your uke.

onyx725
04-04-2017, 02:53 PM
I have contacted Mele and have been given three options for the mahogany concert. Oh man, I don't know which one to choose!

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PhilUSAFRet
04-04-2017, 03:36 PM
The pineapple sounds huge, next is fairly loud double puka, very tempting. Nearly everyone has a uke with just one hole in it. Good luck choosing.

Yukon Cornelius
04-04-2017, 07:38 PM
Sorry to hear about your redwood Mele, Cornelius. I hope the crack can be easily glued/fixed and doesn't affect the sound of your uke.

My fault. I lost my humidifier and haven't replaced it yet. Alaska gets very dry. It is a hairline and doesn't effect the sound at all. I am assuming it is humidity caused, but I have seen my kids standing on the hard case.

Yukon Cornelius
04-04-2017, 07:40 PM
I have contacted Mele and have been given three options for the mahogany concert. Oh man, I don't know which one to choose!

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I've owned all three models, and I love the looks of the double puka, but the way I play, my finger will occasionally strike the bottom edge of that top puka. It doesn't feel good.

I love my Mele, and all the one's I have owned (just gave away a soprano to a friend's daughter), but I don't play the uke like I used to.

robinboyd
04-04-2017, 10:35 PM
I have contacted Mele and have been given three options for the mahogany concert. Oh man, I don't know which one to choose!

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Good luck with that choice. Personally, I don't like the feel of holding a pineapple, and I don't like the look of the double puka, so that would be an easy choice for me, but it's a matter of taste. They'd all be great!

Tommy B
04-08-2017, 03:59 PM
This just showed up on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mele-Ukulele-/172617548865?hash=item2830cec441:g:q1wAAOSwc49Y6W0 R

boogie10
04-08-2017, 10:36 PM
I have contacted Mele and have been given three options for the mahogany concert. Oh man, I don't know which one to choose!

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I vote for the pineapple. I just love the shape and sound! I own a mahogany concert mele and it's a great instrument.

deschutestrout
04-09-2017, 08:34 AM
I vote for the pineapple. I just love the shape and sound! I own a mahogany concert mele and it's a great instrument.

My Mele Hog pineapple concert is one of my favorite, best sounding and most played ukes.

onyx725
04-09-2017, 01:08 PM
Thank you so much everyone for your comments, suggestions and leads. I got my concert directly from Mele and is awaiting final setup before it gets shipped. I'm totally convinced it is a high quality instrument as so many people in this forum testified and are not willing to let go of theirs. I decided I can't go wrong with a new one and the brand new price was very reasonable.