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P-co
07-09-2010, 05:24 AM
Just bought a uke on ebay. It's a Jonah Kumalae from pre1920 apparently. Don't know much about it and I hope it is in reasonable condition when I check it out in the flesh.
Wanted to ask if anyone had any info before I bought it but was scared someone else may have outbid me. Paid $167.50 Australian which is about $150 US.
Looking forward to having a strum and worst case senario it will make a cool wall hanger.

P-co
07-09-2010, 05:26 AM
Would I be correct in thinking this will most likely be made of Koa?

mailman
07-09-2010, 06:29 AM
Yes, I believe that would be koa. I think Ahnko Honu has one, and speaks highly of it....

Gmoney
07-09-2010, 06:30 AM
I saw that one & wondered myself about it. There's another one on eBay right now for $499 US!

http://cgi.ebay.com/1920s-Jonah-Kumalae-Flame-Koa-Uke-Sherman-Clay-Vintage-/180528694665?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a08594589

So, perhaps you got a deal.