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spruce
09-24-2010, 10:39 AM
Hi all...

I'm looking for an early Kamaka Pineapple--white or blue label....

Ones needing extensive repair might be just fine, as I can fix them...
Trashed tops, etc.

What have U?
Also looking for a vintage case for an old Pineapple...

OK, thanks!

SuzukHammer
09-24-2010, 12:16 PM
Hi all...

I'm looking for an early Kamaka Pineapple--white or blue label....

Ones needing extensive repair might be just fine, as I can fix them...
Trashed tops, etc.

What have U?
Also looking for a vintage case for an old Pineapple...

OK, thanks!

Go to a thread in uke talk labeled... "look what I just found"

drool

mm stan
09-24-2010, 02:35 PM
Aloha Spruce,
SuzukHammer, I thnk he's looking for a -early 30's Kamaka pineapple.
There's one on e-bay...Kinda high priced and beat up...$880.00 and needs alot of work.
However this one has rope designs...
Good Luck, I hope this helps....MM Stan...

Hippie Dribble
09-24-2010, 05:11 PM
hi spruce,

if you go here:

www.ukuleleguy.com

then click on the "Kamaka" brand ukes tag on the RHS of the page, you'll see a few there. One absolute ripper from early 30's with rope bindings and the pineapple decal still intact...

spruce
09-24-2010, 07:09 PM
hi spruce,

if you go here:

www.ukuleleguy.com

then click on the "Kamaka" brand ukes tag on the RHS of the page, you'll see a few there. One absolute ripper from early 30's with rope bindings and the pineapple decal still intact...

Thanks!
This (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230506305094#ht_746wt_913) one is exactly what I'm looking for, except that I just bought this one (http://elderly.com//vintage/items/180U-1165.htm) for 600 bucks, so I figure the former is a 250.00 deal, and not the 900.00+ that is being asked...

Man, these things are all over the board, aren't they?? ;)

Hippie Dribble
09-24-2010, 10:23 PM
they sure are. Quite frankly I'm totally confused with the way vintage Kamaka's are priced...there's nothing consistent about it at all...600 sounds like a great price for the one you bought, it's beautiful.

spruce
09-25-2010, 06:12 AM
600 sounds like a great price for the one you bought, it's beautiful.

I played it non-stop last evening....
It's just a great instrument, frets accurately (more than you can say for some vintage ukes), and sounds fabulous...

BTW, here's (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=1212426629&aid=76581) pics of the Kamaka tour I took a couple months ago....
That's where I picked up the Pineapple Bug...
I'm sure a lot of you have taken that same tour.... ;-)

spruce
09-27-2010, 06:38 AM
Well, another Pineapple just showed up on CL...
Here (http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/1974761625.html) tis...

That thing is even more hammered than the others...
The soundhole is trashed, cracks on both front and back leaking air, and a trashed label...

These folks must stumble onto this one (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230517835173&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_1237wt_1139), and figure they've struck gold??

Weird weird weird...

Here's the one I just picked up:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/P1070485.jpg

Can't put it down....

eejermon
10-22-2010, 08:12 AM
If you're still looking, search Kamala (yes, kamala) ukulele on Ebay.
You're welcome.
eeej