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cds
05-02-2018, 10:28 AM
This is a concert sized uke hand made by Mike Pereira in his California shop. I bought this just about two weeks ago from Mim's Ukes. It is in perfect condition as I have only played it around the house. I bought it on impulse thinking that I would like to try a concert size. It sounds very similar to Mahogany. Plays wonderfully. I am just not a concert size guy.

Here are the specs:
Top back & sides are solid black Walnut
Honduran Mahogany neck
East Indian Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
Black Walnut headstock overlay with a Cali "C" decal
Light wood (Maple???) face dots
Bone nut & saddle
Gotoh Deluxe friction tuners
Hand rubbed satin oil finish.

Not Available for sale any longer.


Thanks,
Chris

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mgsondance
05-02-2018, 02:25 PM
I’m guessing Mim would take it back if you’re not happy with it.

cds
05-02-2018, 02:48 PM
I’m guessing Mim would take it back if you’re not happy with it.

It's not that I am unhappy with it. It is just that I do not like the concert size.

Jim Hanks
05-02-2018, 03:24 PM
I’m guessing Mim would take it back if you’re not happy with it.

Y'know I was thinking the same thing. If it is truly still in "new condition" I'd offer to pay her shippiing to you and any transaction fees and see if she'll refund the rest. You'll be out less money and she will probably have better luck finding a new owner than you will.

cds
05-04-2018, 12:51 AM
I corrected a mistake that I made in the description. The nut & saddle are genuine bone. The face dots are some type of wood inlay (Maple??)

kerneltime
05-04-2018, 03:37 AM
Pm sent with contact details.

EDW
05-04-2018, 04:50 AM
I love the look of walnut. It is a lovely instrument. Good luck!

cds
05-04-2018, 05:44 AM
PM responded to. Still for sale.

Dionysis
05-04-2018, 07:20 PM
Man I really dig the look of that walnut! Beautiful instrument. Too bad the timing isn’t right for me to buy it.

Best luck with your sale.

Joyful Uke
05-05-2018, 07:43 AM
What is the nut width?

Any sound samples or YouTubes you could point us to? I found a Ken Middleton review of a tenor, (not the Cali model, though), & it looked and sounded fantastic, but I would guess that the Cali concert would sound a bit different. Looks like Pereira is a great builder.

cds
05-05-2018, 01:26 PM
What is the nut width?

Any sound samples or YouTubes you could point us to? I found a Ken Middleton review of a tenor, (not the Cali model, though), & it looked and sounded fantastic, but I would guess that the Cali concert would sound a bit different. Looks like Pereira is a great builder.

The nut width is 1 3/8". I have no sound samples, sorry. Yes, Mike makes some really high quality Ukes.