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mds725
02-16-2011, 12:20 PM
Another Kamaka custom Jake Shimabukuro ukulele has shown up on eBay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/KAMAKA-JAKE-SHIMABUKURO-22-Ukulele-Koa-NEW-PRICE-/150559990929?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230e132491

This ukulele, which is #22 of 100, is a relative bargain at $9,995 compared to this $17,000 Jake Shimabukuro ukulele (#17) (http://cgi.ebay.com/SHIMABUKURO-KAMAKA-CUSTOM-UKULELE-AUTOGRAPHED-17-100-/190494726792?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c5a5eda88) that's still available, but #22 is listed as "used (mint condition), while #17 is listed as new and has a lower number.

PedalFreak
02-16-2011, 12:28 PM
I'll give him $1000 Cash Money! :D

wickedwahine11
02-16-2011, 01:24 PM
I'd never pay $10K for any uke, especially one that was purchased new for $5500, but at least this auction's asking price is not insanely offensive like the 17K. While I would never pay it, I'm guessing somebody out there could if they really regretted the chance to get one of these new.

PedalFreak
02-16-2011, 01:51 PM
Yeah, I'd never play a signature model that is that blatantly someone else's ukulele. But thats just me.

Ronnie Aloha
02-16-2011, 02:52 PM
You can get a lot of Moore Bettah for that amount of green.

mm stan
02-16-2011, 02:57 PM
I'd never pay $10K for any uke, especially one that was purchased new for $5500, but at least this auction's asking price is not insanely offensive like the 17K. While I would never pay it, I'm guessing somebody out there could if they really regretted the chance to get one of these new.

I feel even $9995.00 is offensive even..Gee I cant imagine paying even $5500.00...
All these guys either shouldn't have won the lottery and gave another one a chance
to get one or I'd say they can't play them....I would have gotten something to my
specifications, so it works for me and sounds like I would like it to...and you can
always add the finishing Jake touches...BTW this one may have been posted before
for 11,000...

philpot
02-16-2011, 03:10 PM
Why haz not slotted headstock? O.o I absolutely love the look of the slotted headstock on his uke... that one kinda kills it... that said, I wouldn't spend even 5500 for it xD

experimentjon
02-16-2011, 03:59 PM
Warmer...maybe he'd take less if it was paid in person in cash since Paypal plus Ebay fees would eat into a ton of his gross receipts from that sale.

pithaya9
02-16-2011, 04:37 PM
You can get a lot of Moore Bettah for that amount of green.

and Chuck could probably put your signature on it.

collin415
02-16-2011, 08:28 PM
Yah, so the $9,995 is a relisting--originally tried to sell it for $11,995 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&hash=item230db5c649&item=150553871945&nma=true&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&rt=nc&si=I7N1kuRiW0SNw1Rnk2hFDzEuO1Y%253D).

Eduardo
02-18-2011, 04:07 PM
You could commission a better instrument for that moolah.

Pete Howlett
02-19-2011, 04:09 AM
I've got no idea why this instrument is such a price. Who paid money for these suckers? $3000 maybe but not this price especially without the slotted headstock! Sorry if I seem harsh but I don't think a signature model ukulele is worth that much.

joeybug
02-19-2011, 05:26 AM
Even if I had that kind of money (which I really don't) I would buy a custom from someone like a UU luither like Pete Howlett..since he could make it to my specs (I chose him because he's the only one I've seen in the UK near me!)

joeybug
02-19-2011, 05:27 AM
I've got no idea why this instrument is such a price. Who paid money for these suckers? $3000 maybe but not this price especially without the slotted headstock! Sorry if I seem harsh but I don't think a signature model ukulele is worth that much.

Ah, now I feel like I'm sucking up...I didn't realise you were the post above me! :o

Pete Howlett
02-19-2011, 05:47 AM
There are others in the UK tho I would gladly build you a uke for much much less than this puppy!

joeybug
02-19-2011, 06:06 AM
There are others in the UK tho I would gladly build you a uke for much much less than this puppy!

Yeah, but I haven't seen any near me..granted Wales is big, but it's the closest I've seen...

alndrkmp
02-19-2011, 06:13 AM
If I dropped that amount I want something old. You can build something amazing but it still will not sound as good as when it gets much older. Or am I mistaken in this? Nothing in my experience has come close to my 1948 Gibson TU-1, except a friends 1953 Gibson TU-2. Pete, I checked out your link. Looks like some beautiful stuff. Now if Jake had played the instrument in question....?

Pete Howlett
02-19-2011, 08:53 AM
Age does not guarantee a good sound - it has to be good off the bat and I personally never expect to use the phrase 'It will improve over time" -I'd feel a failure if I had to justify a poor sounding instrument in such a way. If you have commissioned an expensive boutique instrument it has got to be good from the get go. Getting that old sound is simply a matter of building it like an old one using similar materials. Those old Gibsons' were made from particularly fine mahogany which is very rare these days...

Ingrate
02-19-2011, 09:04 AM
..but only because my initials are J.S. (really).

Fat chance I'll get it, though.

hmgberg
02-19-2011, 09:06 AM
Age does not guarantee a good sound - it has to be good off the bat and I personally never expect to use the phrase 'It will improve over time" -I'd feel a failure if I had to justify a poor sounding instrument in such a way. If you have commissioned an expensive boutique instrument it has got to be good from the get go. Getting that old sound is simply a matter of building it like an old one using similar materials. Those old Gibsons' were made from particularly fine mahogany which is very rare these days...

I should, but I don't know how to identify fine mahogany. I understand, or have read that "denser" (the wood, not me) is better. How can one look at a piece of mahogany and make an assessment. I assume that better sound has little to do with looks, i.e., curl or flame. Coould be very wrong though.

Pete Howlett
02-19-2011, 02:20 PM
It's a combination of colour and grain that are the indicators - colour should be a darkish pink or red with the 'texture' of the pores nice and close together. Plantation grown is ver open pored, light and mealy looking....

hmgberg
02-19-2011, 04:31 PM
Thanks, Pete!

molokinirum
02-19-2011, 04:56 PM
Nope...no way. Those two took the chance, won the lottery, bought the uke knowing that they were gonna sell it on ebay for twice the price. Awesome looking uke....but not for 5k!!!

for sale
06-17-2011, 10:01 AM
I have one for sale too. I will sell it for $7500 and whomever can turn around to do whatever they want.

Jake DPR
06-17-2011, 11:06 AM
I have one for sale too. I will sell it for $7500 and whomever can turn around to do whatever they want.

Way to introduce yourself lmao

Nixon
06-17-2011, 11:57 AM
Even if I had that kind of money (which I really don't) I would buy a custom from someone like a UU luither like Pete Howlett..since he could make it to my specs (I chose him because he's the only one I've seen in the UK near me!)

That's what I did ;) Expecting my "signature uke" from Pete in a few weeks.

ItsMrPitchy
06-17-2011, 01:06 PM
Im like many others and for that kind of money i would rather have a custom to what i like. However, i do wonder what the value of these will be in 50 years time.

for sale
06-17-2011, 03:06 PM
Way to introduce yourself lmao

Sorry I meant to say $5750. The price I paid with tax.

dnewton2
06-17-2011, 03:59 PM
Sorry I meant to say $5750. The price I paid with tax.

Throw it up in the marketplace with some pics and see what happens. Good luck with the sale. Those ukes sure are pretty.

experimentjon
06-17-2011, 04:23 PM
Sorry I meant to say $5750. The price I paid with tax.

Please take some pics of it and send me an email. I know someone who will definitely buy it at that price.