PDA

View Full Version : kala Solid koa soprano...Larivee 10K wood?



MGM
10-24-2009, 04:59 PM
Kala has made a handful of Solid soprano pro deluxe ukuleles with wood that was purchased from Larivee which was going to be used on their 10k models until they stopped making ukuleles. Great value as these are correctly built beautiful solid curly wood sopranos with all one piece fronts and backs. Ebony fretboards which are bound.

heres a photo
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/20091024_0436_edited-1.jpg

haolejohn
10-24-2009, 05:04 PM
Mike are these hand made or production? It sure is pretty.

seeso
10-24-2009, 05:06 PM
Wow, that looks great. Any idea what they'll be selling for?

haolejohn
10-24-2009, 05:06 PM
Wow, that looks great. Any idea what they'll be selling for?

$399 Seeso.

seeso
10-24-2009, 05:07 PM
$399 Seeso.

Where'd you find that number?

haolejohn
10-24-2009, 05:13 PM
Where'd you find that number?

I just threw it out there.

haolejohn
10-24-2009, 05:13 PM
I just threw it out there.

J/K:)
MGM has a link in his sig and then I clicked on rare solid koa soprano by kala or something to thatg effect. Wierd how it is new and rare at same time. It has a buy it now for $399

Pippin
10-24-2009, 05:16 PM
What a beauty. If I had not recently spent a bunch on a new laptop for the magazine, that would be a huge temptation.

KC8AFW
10-24-2009, 05:28 PM
That is one beautiful ukulele. MGM has more pictures in the listing. Sucks to be poor.

mokai
10-24-2009, 05:39 PM
oh man if these were longnecks, I'd have one on the way.

soo tempting

haolejohn
10-24-2009, 06:17 PM
They are nice looking but that price is pretty high for a Chinese made uke. The koa is stunning though.

haole
10-24-2009, 07:21 PM
They are nice looking but that price is pretty high for a Chinese made uke. The koa is stunning though.

Yeah, the price is pushing it, considering you can get a Keli'i for less, and a KoAloha for fifty bucks more. But the koa is exceptionally pretty!

haolejohn
10-24-2009, 07:23 PM
Yeah, the price is pushing it, considering you can get a Keli'i for less, and a KoAloha for fifty bucks more. But the koa is exceptionally pretty!

What's the story on keli'I? Are they hawaiian or high quality import?

mds725
10-24-2009, 07:26 PM
Where'd you find that number?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Kala-w-LARIVEE-koa-wood-solid-SOPRANO-Ukulele_W0QQitemZ370279895293QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item563666d0fd

specialmike
10-24-2009, 07:28 PM
... $400 bucks? buy something else. :D

haole
10-24-2009, 07:32 PM
What's the story on keli'I? Are they hawaiian or high quality import?

They're made in Hawai'i; a little less bling than the other K-brands (headstock decal instead of inlay, etc), but they're awesome and way under-rated. Supposedly the owner of the company cut back on production in order to focus on Koa Pili Koko (the acacia import line). Only an industry insider like MGM would know for sure what's up with them at this point.

haolejohn
10-24-2009, 07:53 PM
They're made in Hawai'i; a little less bling than the other K-brands (headstock decal instead of inlay, etc), but they're awesome and way under-rated. Supposedly the owner of the company cut back on production in order to focus on Koa Pili Koko (the acacia import line). Only an industry insider like MGM would know for sure what's up with them at this point.

Hmmm. Mele has headstock decal and I was told it was a cost saving decision. I wonder if the keli'I is fully made in hawaii or majority made. I'd like one and the price is great.

DeG
10-24-2009, 08:52 PM
I dunno, that is one fine looking uke!!:D

haolejohn
10-25-2009, 07:52 AM
I dunno, that is one fine looking uke!!:D

It is pretty. It should sound good too since it is a Kala.