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mattivie1
05-26-2009, 02:15 PM
look for my next ukulele and i like this but is it for show or could it be very playable
http://cgi.ebay.com/Solid-Koa-Cutaway-Tenor-Ukulele-inlaid-classical-U460_W0QQitemZ110393805576QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item19b3fbcb08&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

thejumpingflea
05-26-2009, 02:19 PM
look for my next ukulele and i like this but is it for show or could it be very playable
http://cgi.ebay.com/Solid-Koa-Cutaway-Tenor-Ukulele-inlaid-classical-U460_W0QQitemZ110393805576QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item19b3fbcb08&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

NO!!!!!!!!!!

These are a big scam. There is a thread around here somewhere...

HoldinCoffee
05-26-2009, 02:25 PM
Just Google " Antoniotsai"

Note that Antonio has removed his name off the ebay listing... or the company removed Antonio's name off...

(But honestly, I kinda still want one)

mattivie1
05-26-2009, 02:26 PM
good thing i asked they look cool and i was set on getting one

seeso
05-26-2009, 02:28 PM
That's not Antoniotsai, that's taisamlu. Apparently, he's a different guy with a slightly better reputation, but I'd still be very, very, wary.

seeso
05-26-2009, 02:29 PM
BTW, there's no way that's Koa.

HoldinCoffee
05-26-2009, 02:46 PM
That's not Antoniotsai, that's taisamlu.

Yup. my bad... Bruceweiart is another similar vendor.

One of the main concerns with one of these instruments seems to be the high cost of return shipping if something is wrong with the instrument.

haolejohn
05-26-2009, 03:35 PM
look for my next ukulele and i like this but is it for show or could it be very playable
http://cgi.ebay.com/Solid-Koa-Cutaway-Tenor-Ukulele-inlaid-classical-U460_W0QQitemZ110393805576QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item19b3fbcb08&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

If it is too good to be true it usually isn't true.

Pippin
05-26-2009, 08:51 PM
A friend of mine bought one of the Vietnamese ukes with all the pearloid inlay and it is beautiful, but it just hangs on a wall and he never actually ever played it. It does look nice, but I have never even heard so much as a single strum.

grappler
05-26-2009, 08:54 PM
I would not recommend it

Fred Miu
05-26-2009, 09:03 PM
I would not recommend it


ahahaha, my input......NO!

ukulele2544
05-26-2009, 09:07 PM
nice ukulele

UkuEroll
05-26-2009, 09:40 PM
I've seen these Ukes go for silly money, If people want an Instrument don't buy, If you want an ornament, get one, they do look nice.

Ahnko Honu
05-26-2009, 10:21 PM
The shipping cost is ridiculous, and I have of the inlays popping off.
I'd personally buy a Keli'i Hawaiian made Koa 'ukulele for around the same price.

ichadwick
05-27-2009, 02:30 AM
Nice piece of art. That filigreed/inlaid fretboard is beautiful - and a bugger to play (which is the third fret? the fifth?). If I had wall space to hang it, I might be interested.

But caveat emptor: if factory-made solid-top/laminate side ukes are selling at $250, why would a handmade, soild koa uke be so inexpensive?

Witters
05-27-2009, 04:23 AM
No mate. Don't buy it. I deal with ebay a lot and this looks iffy, and someone told me a long time ago that if it looks iffy then it probably is.
Everyone could be wrong but why take the chance.

wfwhitson
05-27-2009, 04:32 AM
Cost of the uke plus shipping you are paying over 300 bucks, I would check out MGM also on eBay. the only place to buy off eBay I have bought 4 uke's from him. Really a nice guy to deal with.