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Rakelele
07-22-2017, 08:02 PM
I'm interested in buying an ultra small high quality guitar (or Guitarlele, if you will), like the Kiku from John Kinnard and Jay Lichty or the latter's Baby Bard model. I know it's probably a long shot, but let me know if you have one that you'd consider selling. Thanks!

Rakelele
07-23-2017, 07:02 AM
Forgot to mention: potential sellers must be willing to ship to Switzerland.

Rakelele
08-31-2017, 11:56 PM
Bump, still interested.

SoloRule
09-01-2017, 01:04 AM
You put a smile on my face.

Rakelele
09-03-2017, 12:10 AM
You put a smile on my face.

Yeah I know, I'm pretty desperate. :drool:

Rakelele
09-11-2017, 05:35 AM
Still looking for a high quality small guitar, guitarlele, kiku, or whatever you may want to call it. What appeals to me is a tenor or baritone body size, scale length in between 17" and 21.5", nut width of about 1 7/8", definitely radius fretboard, preferably slotted headstock and gloss finish. I know this is very specific, so having one custom made would be the way to go, but I can't afford a new one at this time.

SoloRule
09-11-2017, 07:04 AM
Still looking for a high quality small guitar, guitarlele, kiku, or whatever you may want to call it. What appeals to me is a tenor or baritone body size, scale length in between 17" and 21.5", nut width of about 1 7/8", definitely radius fretboard, preferably slotted headstock and gloss finish. I know this is very specific, so having one custom made would be the way to go, but I can't afford a new one at this time.

Hmmm those spec sounds familiar. :o

Rakelele
09-11-2017, 08:35 AM
Hmmm those spec sounds familiar. :o

Yep, the specs of a Kinnard Kiku or Lichty Baby Bard would fit the bill perfectly. [Hint] ;)

nickr1977
09-12-2017, 07:03 AM
Why not just order one from Jay for example? I put my deposit down a couple weeks ago for one :)

Rakelele
09-12-2017, 07:14 AM
Congrats Nickr, way to go! I might end up doing just this somewhere down the road, but at this time, unfortunately, I cannot afford ordering a new one.

From my Lichty baritone, I can tell you that you're in for a real treat! Looking forward to seeing yours being built.

mds725
09-12-2017, 12:27 PM
John Kinnard built me a beautiful tenor guitar. If I were interested in an instrument like the Kiku, I would have no hesitation in ordering one.

Good luck in your search! It may be hard to find a Kinnard Kiko used, as I believe John has only built a couple of them so far.

Camsuke
09-12-2017, 12:39 PM
Brenda is the proud owner of this beautiful Kiku now, they are truly rare and amazing instruments. Good luck with your search Rainer.


http://youtu.be/Lh64cGYfeGg

SoloRule
09-12-2017, 12:55 PM
Campbell, You have been away for so long. The first thing you do when you re-enter is to tease Rainer? You are just as bad as me. Poor Rainer.

Rakelele
09-15-2017, 08:54 PM
John Kinnard built me a beautiful tenor guitar. If I were interested in an instrument like the Kiku, I would have no hesitation in ordering one. Good luck in your search! It may be hard to find a Kinnard Kiko used, as I believe John has only built a couple of them so far.

Thanks for your recommendation, Mark! I had a Kinnard Concert, but had to realize the size wasn't for me. This is what got me thinking that a Kiku would be better suited for me, along with a new reference for six strings. I know it's a long shot. I think there were about four or five built, and I suppose most owners like theirs so much they won't sell...

Rakelele
09-15-2017, 08:58 PM
Brenda is the proud owner of this beautiful Kiku now, they are truly rare and amazing instruments.

Thanks for posting your video, Campbell! Your recordings of the Kiku were among the things that steered me towards thinking that an ultra small guitar such as this might be a good fit for me.