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Ukador
04-30-2017, 11:45 AM
Hello !

A while ago Mister Ken Timms ( Timbuck ) build a few Koa Soprano Ukuleles.

As I am looking for a Soprano Ukulele at the moment I would like to let you guys know that I am very interested in buying one of them.

I know ... the chances are small that the owners are around here and are willing to part with their Koa Ken Timms but I will give it a try :)

Thanks
Ukador

cogfasser
04-30-2017, 12:52 PM
You might be in luck, there is one currently for sale--posted only a couple of days ago. Although it might not be a koa. Check the threads from the 4/25

Ziret
04-30-2017, 12:55 PM
I think that would be mine, thanks cogfasser, but it's mahogany, not koa. I would live to have a soprano Timms koa myself!

Ukador
04-30-2017, 12:56 PM
You might be in luck, there is one currently for sale--posted only a couple of days ago. Although it might not be a koa. Check the threads from the 4/25

You think of this uke I guess ?
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?127033-Timms-Style-0

Well, yes, that's not Koa but Mahogany and I am not looking for a Mahogany Soprano at the moment :/

Ukador
05-04-2017, 06:03 AM
Yes, i am still looking ;)

Ukador
05-06-2017, 11:29 AM
They are just super lovely, come on guys :(
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Ukador
05-11-2017, 10:28 AM
:confused:

Ukecaster
05-11-2017, 10:37 AM
What a beautiful uke, but I guess they're as rare as hen's teeth

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DPO
05-11-2017, 10:55 AM
Why not ask Ken to make you one?

Jddewitt81
05-11-2017, 02:23 PM
I don't think Ken is making much these days, worth a shot though.

Ukador
05-13-2017, 01:41 AM
Yes, I tried to commission one but unfortunately he is not building any Ukes at the moment :(

Ukador
05-21-2017, 05:00 AM
And up ... :iwant:

Ukador
05-23-2017, 09:11 AM
I might consider comparable Ukes from other luthiers

pluck
05-29-2017, 11:31 AM
Well, I might be able to help you. I bought one of the Koas from Ken. Unfortunately the back was pretty badly cracked in shipping. Mr. Timms returned my money and allowed me to keep the uke. I'm in now about $100 in repairs and another $70 in a hard shell Uke Crazy case. The repairs are solid and include some cleating on the back. It would, however, benefit from some refinishing. I live in a dry climate and think this uke would probably be better off in a more humid local. I would be happy to sell it to you with the case for my investment ($170 plus shipping) but I am inexperienced shipping overseas. If this sounds like something you may be interested in I can send you some photos but if you want something pristine, which I can understand, I'd rather not go thru the trouble. The uke sounds good. I have a mahogany Timms and a mahogany Martin so I'd be happy to let this go to someone who will enjoy it.

One more comment: the wood is very thin on this uke and that is another reason I think it would like a more humid climate.

Ukador
06-05-2017, 07:22 AM
Bump - Still looking

pritch
06-22-2017, 12:19 PM
If you're still looking have you seen this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272730486156?ul_noapp=true