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thomas
10-03-2009, 02:32 AM
For sale is a handmade solid Acacia Soprano ukulele.

Makapili Ukuleles are 100% handmade by me in my workshop in Italy.


This one is made of 100% environmentally concious wood.


Top, Back, sides, headplate veneer: Acacia Confusa (urban tree removal)

Neck: Spanish Cedar (FSC certified)

Radiused Fretboard: Indian rosewood (recycled from a bass fretboard)
17 frets total, 14 to the body

Tuners: Grover friction tuners


This is a great sounding and looking soprano. It has a radiused fretboard for ease of playability.

This ukulele has a small spot on hte headstock that is not as smooth as the rest of the headstock, and the price reflects this. It does not affect playability or the sound of the instrument at all, only a small cosmetic issue that saves you money. There is also a very fine green line on the back of the headstock whre the ink from the FSC label bled out with the glue, but this is bareley noticable.

Here is a sound sample..My recording gear is rudimentary at best, please let me know if you can hear this ok or not.

updated sound sample: http://www.box.net/shared/kmz6khtyfr

Sold

thomas
10-07-2009, 05:24 AM
All of the ukuleles I sell have two day "inspection" period. If you arent happy after two days, send it back and I will return your money, minus shipping costs.

This ukulele sounds a million times better than my horrible microphone makes it sound. I probably shouldnt have even put this recording up it is so bad. Maybe I need to go buy a new mic.

Take care,
Thomas

bt93
10-07-2009, 03:57 PM
do you ever sell your ukes in american or ship them there?

thomas
10-08-2009, 01:31 AM
Yes,

I can ship any ukulele to the US. I am coming there to visit my mom in November and could bring one with me and ship it from South Carolina if you are interested.

Take care,
Thomas

thomas
10-08-2009, 03:42 AM
So, I bought a new microphone. I think this is a much better representation of the sound of the ukulele. It is still only a 10 Euro mic, but it is better. My playing still sucks though.

Sound sample.

http://www.box.net/shared/kmz6khtyfr

Take care,
Thomas

I Ukulista
10-08-2009, 07:10 AM
Thomas are you a commercial enterprise advertising any where else other than this site? Can I buy one of your ukuleles through an agent in the U.K.

thomas
10-08-2009, 07:38 AM
No, I am not a comercial enterprise. I make very few ukuleles, more as a hobby than anything, because I enjoy it. I am definitlely not a factory.

I Ukulista
10-08-2009, 11:08 AM
I see that your posts are clearly aimed at selling your Makapili ukuleles and that you have a keen following of buyers. Do you sell at trade fairs in Europe?

thomas
10-08-2009, 11:33 AM
I didn't even know there were trade fairs in Europe. I went to a festival in Vicenza once though, but I didnt sell anything there.

By the way, this is the only soprano that I will be selling this year.

Take care,
Thomas

I Ukulista
10-08-2009, 02:22 PM
Thanks, Thomas I hope to be in the Fabriano area at Christmas. I would like to try one of your instruments.
ciao.

bt93
10-08-2009, 02:37 PM
how much is it in us dollars

thomas
10-08-2009, 11:05 PM
Sold

And Ikulista, if you are in the area let me know. Come on by and we can talk story and play some ukuleles.

Take care,
Thomas

thomas
10-11-2009, 11:44 PM
This instrument is sold

thomas
10-15-2009, 11:26 PM
This soprano is still available.

thomas
10-19-2009, 11:32 PM
Yup, its still here,

Take care,
Thomas

thomas
10-26-2009, 10:52 PM
I am going to London today, and I am going to take this ukulele with me. If anyone there is interested we can meet up and you can try it before you buy it. We can also negotiate the deduction of shipping costs.

Send me a message if you are interested in meeting in London. I will be there until Saturday morning.

Take care,
Thomas

thomas
11-02-2009, 12:18 AM
So I took this ukulele to London and played it for a few days, since it is the only one I took... It got a few strum scratches on the upper bout, all minor, but they are there. Saves you the trouble of putting the first scratch on it.

Because of this I will reduce the price to sold, still including shipping, but still no case.

Take care,
Thomas

And if anyone needs or wants anymore information feel free to ask.

thomas
11-04-2009, 06:12 AM
How about sold??? I would really like to sell this soprano before I go to the US in the middle of the month.

Take care,
Thomas

thomas
11-08-2009, 06:13 AM
This ukulele is still available

thomas
11-12-2009, 06:18 AM
Yep still here.

I would be real happy to be able to put this one in the mail before I leave for the US on Monday.

Take care,
Thomas

thomas
12-05-2009, 11:42 AM
This Ukulele is still available.

Doc_J
12-06-2009, 08:14 AM
I recently purchased a pineapple concert uke from Thomas. It is wonderful. As side from the beauty of the instrument, it has incredible sound. Thomas is also a great person from whom to purchase. He really goes out of his way to see that the buyer is satisfied (custom setup, great communication).

Based on my experiences, I would recommend this uke to a friend.:)

thomas
12-09-2009, 07:45 AM
Hi Doc J,

Thanks for the kind words.

Take care,
Thomas

thomas
12-14-2009, 08:02 AM
This ukulele is still available.

Take care,
Thomas

Ukefloh
12-14-2009, 10:22 PM
Hello Thomas,
post it on www.ukulelenclub.de - the german ukulele forum.
There are always members interested on europeen handbuild ukuleles.
www.ukulelenclub.de then on the left side to Foren - serch Das Ukulelenclub Forum deutsch - then croll down to gesucht - gefunden - good luck.
Greetings Barbara

thomas
12-15-2009, 05:39 AM
Hi Barbara,

Thanks for the instructions, I just added it over there too.

Take care,
Thomas

Ukefloh
12-15-2009, 07:07 AM
Hello Thomas,
i saw it - i hope you can make a deal.
Greetings Barbara

thomas
12-21-2009, 10:55 PM
Price Reduced to sold, including shipping within Europe.

Take care,
Thomas

mcnilly
12-22-2009, 01:55 AM
:iwant: If only i hadnt bought my ohana, i could afford this now! What an incredible price.

thomas
12-30-2009, 09:22 PM
This ukulele is sold...

Take care,
Thomas

paw123los
12-31-2009, 12:06 AM
This ukulele is sold...

Take care,
Thomas

I see the Makapili family is growing bigger :)
Congratulations Thomas - keep up the good work.

BTW. What about your website ? I see it is still not working

Happy New Year !

thomas
12-31-2009, 01:16 AM
Hi Pawel,

Thanks for the nice words.

Yeah, the website. Unfortunately I still lack funds to pay someone to make it and put it up for me. But hopefully that will happen in the near future.

Happy New Year to you.

Take care,
Thomas