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mcat13
03-31-2017, 04:20 AM
Sadly I need to sell my Maui Music ukulele, but I'm not sure how much I should ask for it. I bought it in 1997 for a teaching graduate class, taught by a friend of Peter Lieberman, best class ever! Shortly after I developed health problems that make playing too painful. I've held on to it for quite awhile, but it's time to let someone play it again. I understand these are harder to come by, that's why eBay has not been very helpful in getting a value. It has been kept in the proper environment and looks beautiful. I've included a few photos that show it's in excellent condition. I would appreciate any and all helpful suggestions. Thanks!

Ernie
03-31-2017, 05:23 AM
I've said it before- Peter's concerts are some of the very best sounding/playing concert ukuleles to be had, vintage or modern.
As the replies roll in, bear in mind that some of the folks suggesting a price for this uke might be interested in buying it (if you know what I mean)! 8^D
A beautiful specimen. Good luck with the sale!

johnnyn2o
03-31-2017, 06:07 AM
You could email the maker and ask what he thinks it's worth.

Not knowing what you paid for your concert new, I would compare it to other HI made ukuleles of the same age. Scarcity of a brand doesn't equate to demand when there are many equivalent products.

Beautiful ukulele.

counsel1
03-31-2017, 11:58 AM
A new tenor with similar appointments is offered for $1200 -- http://www.theukulelesite.com/shop-by/maui-music-koa-tenor-t4k-12212.html
I would expect a new concert to be priced 15 -20% lower than a tenor. I would normally expect a used instrument to be further discounted 30 - 45%. Unless there is a collectibility factor in play, I would think you should expect to sell it for $550 - $750.
Hope this helps.

hmgberg
03-31-2017, 04:10 PM
I bought mine, used, on Ernie's recommendation as a matter of fact. It is indeed a great sounding concert and very easy to play. Mine came with a high-quality, hard case. I paid $650 for it, so right in line with what counsel1 wrote.

mm stan
03-31-2017, 05:36 PM
Peter checks here occasionally, he's on fb too, I can mention this to him if you want.
To me it's worth at least 750.00 as it looks in mint condition. .. good luck

mcat13
04-01-2017, 06:21 AM
Thanks for all the information, it's definitely helpful. I would appreciate you saying something to Peter. You can tell him the class that I took was taught by Dr. Andrew Gunsberg. Andy spoke very highly of Peter:-)

urcuzzn
04-01-2017, 12:47 PM
All of the replies are in the ballpark.

Ernie
04-01-2017, 08:25 PM
(Pssst... that last post was from Peter Lieberman).