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Ahnko Honu
07-09-2009, 10:49 PM
I found this awesome unique Kamaka Tenor in the local Craigslist at what I think is a steal of a price ($500). Too bad (good thing) I'm broke now.
http://images.craigslist.org/3nc3k13lcZZZZZZZZZ9790b6871ffb23c1ffa.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/3n83k13ofZZZZZZZZZ9790c2cea72a4ce15b9.jpg
http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/msg/1262355915.html

Bratset
07-09-2009, 10:55 PM
Wow!
That is beatiful!

thejumpingflea
07-09-2009, 11:02 PM
Interesting!

upskydowncloud
07-09-2009, 11:26 PM
I found this awesome unique Kamaka Tenor in the local Craigslist at what I think is a steal of a price ($500). Too bad (good thing) I'm broke now.
http://images.craigslist.org/3nc3k13lcZZZZZZZZZ9790b6871ffb23c1ffa.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/3n83k13ofZZZZZZZZZ9790c2cea72a4ce15b9.jpg
http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/msg/1262355915.html

What a strange looking ukulele! Do you think it's a custom or did he do that? I've never seen a Kamaka with bridge pins before.

Ahnko Honu
07-10-2009, 12:20 AM
I'm guessing it's a one of a kind special order custom, no Hawaiian in his right mind start chopping up a Kamaka, and the crazy ones don't own Kamakas. ;)

jkevinwolfe
07-10-2009, 12:50 AM
Don't want to cast doubts on it's authenticity, but examine this headstock of Kamakas from their site (http://www.kamakahawaii.com/instruments.html). Doesn't look as pointy in the center as those on their site.

While a tenor with that much elaborate work put into is probably worth close to that price no matter who made it, I think I'd ask for some closeups of the headstock and manufacture sticker inside. With the price of custom Kamakas it's hard to image someone letting one go for that cheap.

upskydowncloud
07-10-2009, 01:26 AM
Don't want to cast doubts on it's authenticity, but examine this headstock of Kamakas from their site (http://www.kamakahawaii.com/instruments.html). Doesn't look as pointy in the center as those on their site.

While a tenor with that much elaborate work put into is probably worth close to that price no matter who made it, I think I'd ask for some closeups of the headstock and manufacture sticker inside. With the price of custom Kamakas it's hard to image someone letting one go for that cheap.

Yeah I thought the same thing with the bridge pins, it's not a very nice custom job if it is one and I couldn't see any signs of the KK logo anywhere.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-10-2009, 02:37 AM
Its worth being broke, let me tell you..@!!@

Ahnko Honu
07-10-2009, 08:47 AM
I emailed the guy asking for a label picture, and some history on this unique 'ukulele, hopefully it's authentic. Great observations guys! :shaka:

experimentjon
07-10-2009, 09:13 AM
Yeah, I saw that Kamaka yesterday too. But I just wasn't digging the "improvements" to it. And it wasn't very clear that it was an actual Kamaka model. The most interesting thing to me about this one is how it actually got to be like that...so yeah, if the guy sends some history, that'd be cool to read.

Guting
07-10-2009, 09:46 AM
ugly imo

Ahnko Honu
07-10-2009, 11:03 AM
ugly imo

Honesty, too much bling for my simple tastes too. Gotta wonder how much a negative impact all that inlay work on the sound board has on the sound quality.

DeG
07-10-2009, 02:13 PM
Both of my Kamakas have bridge pins, but they are in a straight line, not offset in the center like these are. This and the head stock issue pointed out by JKevinWolfe, put me in the non-believer catagory...

Ahnko Honu
07-12-2009, 07:21 AM
Seller hasn't replied to email requesting history so I think he may not be legitimate. :mad: