View Full Version : FSOT: David Gill Concert Pineapple Cedar

Fire lantern
06-18-2017, 10:15 AM
Hi all,

I have a D.S. Gill concert pineapple cedar from 2011. It's a lovely uke, but doesn't get played as much as it should. It has a nice, warm sound typical of cedar. Strung with living water strings. Comes with a Uke Crazy case. Only a couple hundred of David's ukes out there, so this is pretty special. The cedar is soft (it's cedar), so there are some small dings and surface scratches I tried to capture in the photos, but they're pretty hard to see. Two bigger issues: when I bought the uke, the centre spike? on the headstock was a bit squished (see pic). Also, there is a small crack on the soundboard. I tried to capture this in the photo, but you can only see it if you put pressure on the board, which I obviously avoid, and doesn't affect the sound. I took it to my local luthier and he suggested I leave it as is.

I'm open to offers for both sale and trade. Looking for either concert or tenor. Located in Canada, but happy to ship anywhere.



Fire lantern
06-18-2017, 03:36 PM
Some additional photos

Jim Hanks
06-18-2017, 04:11 PM
Back and sides are also cedar? That's pretty unusual in itself isn't it?

Fire lantern
06-18-2017, 05:14 PM
Correct, cedar back and sides as well. Definitely pretty unique and you get that nice aromatic cedar chest smell every time you open the case or smell inside.

06-18-2017, 06:24 PM
Hello Fire lantern, what did you pay for this Ukulele ? It would help to know this in order to make an appropriate offer or trade.

Fire lantern
06-19-2017, 04:02 AM
Sure thing, it was either $300 or $350 (can't remember, it was a few years ago now) and the case was another $40 or so.

EDIT: It was $350

Fire lantern
06-19-2017, 05:21 AM
I should also mention that I'm most interested in trade rather than sale (+/- $$ depending).

Just to throw out a few options I'd be interested in (ideally concert, but I'm flexible):
KoAloha Opio
Big Island traditional
Vintage Kamaka
Pono Acacia or Mango

06-19-2017, 01:38 PM
Any sound samples of this ukulele ?

Fire lantern
06-19-2017, 01:47 PM
Unfortunately, I don't. I'll see if I can figure out how to make a sound file, but I confess to being a bit embarrassed by my playing to do so :) It does sound very similar to the all-cedar fluke reviewed here:


06-19-2017, 02:39 PM
I have a D.S. Gill of this version with spruce/mahogany. It is a great uke! Nice comfortable neck, low strings, inotation is spot on.

06-21-2017, 04:24 AM
David made some great sounding ukes. They were very well built but simple in design and nicely finished. If this was a tenor I would have already bought it.

Fire lantern
06-21-2017, 05:04 PM
Still open to potential trades, would love to hear what people have!

Fire lantern
06-24-2017, 09:52 AM
Any interest?

07-09-2017, 07:04 AM
I shot ya a message

09-07-2017, 10:17 AM
Is this sold?

Fire lantern
11-01-2017, 11:21 AM
I haven't been on the forum for a while, but this is indeed still available...

Fire lantern
11-05-2017, 10:40 AM

Some additional pictures of the crack on the soundboard

Fire lantern
01-05-2018, 12:23 PM
Still available, asking $300 USD, which includes shipping from Canada to US/Canada. Thanks!

Fire lantern
01-08-2018, 05:16 PM
Any takers for $275 including shipping?

Fire lantern
01-16-2018, 11:47 AM
still available.

01-16-2018, 01:01 PM
I’m thinking about it....someone please beat me to it!

01-16-2018, 01:13 PM
It is a lovely instrument!

Fire lantern
01-17-2018, 03:07 PM
It is pretty sweet...let me know! FYI, I'm heading out of the country in a few weeks, so I'm hoping to sell before I go. Otherwise I'll be away for a couple months and won't be able to ship anywhere until late spring.

I’m thinking about it....someone please beat me to it!

Fire lantern
01-23-2018, 12:33 PM
Sure no one wants it? Really hope to sell before I take off!

Fire lantern
01-25-2018, 12:08 PM
Finally sold! Here's to hoping I find a great one in Hawaii!

01-25-2018, 04:16 PM
Oh thank goodness. Because I really do need to save for that Clara with the radius fretboard that I would really like to have.