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strumsilly
11-11-2018, 02:54 AM
In my continuing effort to unload my ukulele collection I am not selling a recently purchased uke purchased here because it is so cute and little, and looks and sounds great.
I am a big Kiwaya fanboy and am keeping the FS-0 because it fits in my BMW motorcycle side case, this one is a little longer and doesn't fit. Don't let the fact that it is a laminate dismiss it, Kiwaya used a very thin laminate and their ukes sound as good or better than a lot of solid woods without the disadvantage of cracks and splits that sometime occur in drier climates. There are some condition issues, but it's no longer for sale. new they are about 3 bens , plus this has upgraded Gotoh UPT's for tuners which are about $60 + install. Sorry, no case, but will be securely shipped.
, but here is the previous owners add.
https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?134744-Early-Famous-(by-Kiwaya)-FS-5&highlight=famous+fs-5

strumsilly
11-11-2018, 02:58 AM
Looks like the link to the pics don't work anymore. maybe Ukecaster still has them and can post.

Ukecaster
11-11-2018, 09:16 AM
Here's my previous pics of that uke, which I sold to strumsilly, it's a very nice uke

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strumsilly
11-11-2018, 10:59 AM
thanks John

strumsilly
11-11-2018, 12:18 PM
glad no one snapped this little jewel yup. keeping for awhile, it's small .

EDW
11-11-2018, 12:38 PM
The Kiwaya laminates are amazingly good. They play beautifully and sound better than some solid instruments. Intonation and action are terrific.

strumsilly
11-12-2018, 01:37 AM
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