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Rodeo
03-29-2017, 10:01 AM
Howdy,
Im on a kamaka baritone jones. Searching for something built in 2000 or newer. HMU if you have one you're looking to move.

Non-smoker instruments only plz.

jon

Rodeo
04-05-2017, 08:51 AM
still looking

Cornfield
04-05-2017, 10:38 AM
Check out the older ones. I had a white label baritone Kamaka that I sold some time back. It sounded wonderful with Worth Brown strings.

Ernie
04-06-2017, 05:23 AM
I think the older ones are lighter and better-sounding.

Rodeo
04-06-2017, 08:18 AM
John S, or Ernie,
Can you offer a timeframe in regards to Earlier?

thanks!

Cornfield
04-06-2017, 10:50 AM
I think the one that I had was 1960's or 70's. As long as it's in good shape a solid Koa Kamaka ukulele should sound great. I don't know if it is a case of the wood "opening up'" with time.

Ernie
04-06-2017, 01:45 PM
Those that I've liked have been 60's and 70's as well. At some point they seemed to start building them heavier, but I don't know exactly when. The bridge style is one delineation marker for me.

cletus
04-06-2017, 02:20 PM
I think the one that I had was 1960's or 70's. As long as it's in good shape a solid Koa Kamaka ukulele should sound great. I don't know if it is a case of the wood "opening up'" with time.

Definitely 1970's. I bought that baritone through CL, and the little old lady had been storing it for son since then. He told her to just get rid of it cheap. I was lucky enough to be the first to message her.

That thing sounded amazing, but I'm just not a baritone player.

Cornfield
04-06-2017, 04:04 PM
Definitely 1970's. I bought that baritone through CL, and the little old lady had been storing it for son since then. He told her to just get rid of it cheap. I was lucky enough to be the first to message her.

That thing sounded amazing, but I'm just not a baritone player.

It was a beauty. I had regretted selling that one.

librainian
04-06-2017, 04:31 PM
I have the late 70's one Ernie sold and Eddie didn't bond with so he passed it on to me. It's a beaut! I love the look feel and sound of it. The only thing I would change would be the tuners. I've had it almost a year now. Time flies when you're having fun! I play it quite a bit and have done a few vids with it too.

Rodeo
04-07-2017, 03:59 AM
Thanks for all the thoughts and pro opinions. I found a used '60s that im looking into now.
Anyone have an opinion on the new ones? The 100yr anniversary and newer?

Thanks again.
Jon

Cornfield
04-07-2017, 04:35 AM
The new ones will be bigger, shinier and cost more.