View Full Version : Black Bear Mahogany Soprano

Hippie Dribble
04-23-2011, 05:15 PM
hi gang <SOLD>

I have a near brand new Black Bear mahogany soprano up for sale. NOW UP FOR AUCTION ON EVIL BAY: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120719944937&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

Solid mahogany, rosewood fretboard, 15 frets (12 to the body), bone nut & saddle, aquila strings.

Had about an hour playing time. Some very light strum wear around soundhole but otherwise as new.

I will ship in a gorgeous yellow Vineyard premium hardshell case in mint condition.

some pictures...


Asking $300 split shipping. BARGAIN!!!

thanks for looking. any questions, more pics etc please PM me. eugene

Hippie Dribble
04-23-2011, 05:17 PM
some more pictures...22998229972299923000

04-24-2011, 04:03 AM
Wow Eugene you got some great deals here. Lucky folks who will be taking advantage of the deals. This one I would love but I am plum out of money. It most be hard to let go of them. Once they are gone though I bet you will be fine with it. Good luck my friend.

04-24-2011, 04:11 AM
Nice uke. That is a great deal. My Black Bear koa uke is my favorite soprano!

But I really don't need a mahogany one......do I? :D

Hippie Dribble
04-24-2011, 08:42 PM
Nice uke. That is a great deal. My Black Bear koa uke is my favorite soprano!

But I really don't need a mahogany one......do I? :D

Yep Doc, you do. :)

mm stan
04-26-2011, 06:05 AM
Wow wee wonder why no one snapped this deal yet....has anyone seen the prices of these ukes on FMM....

04-26-2011, 08:02 AM
I just noticed that it has a string-through-top bridge similar to the ones made by Dave at Waverly Street. Only way to go...!!!

Hippie Dribble
04-26-2011, 01:14 PM

PRICE DROP: $300 (split shipping)

These sell for $450 normally. This price means you are basically getting a case and shipping for free with a virtual brand new uke...anyone? I can't go any lower than this.

04-26-2011, 05:17 PM
Wow. I can't believe this Black Bear uke is still available.....at that price. unreal!

Hippie Dribble
04-28-2011, 02:17 AM
BUUUUUUMP...oops, pardon...that was last night's garlic. :o

Still here. still sounds sweet. still a bargain. Please rescue this from the clutches of evil bay.... :uhoh:

04-28-2011, 03:51 AM
Do you have any links with a sound file?

04-28-2011, 09:41 AM
I'm not sure if my Black Bear koa soprano (built April 2011) is exactly like this one, but I have a review with a sound file


04-28-2011, 10:54 AM
does anyone know if one still gets clobbered with import tax into UK on non-business purchases of this sort of value?
And are your dollar prices AUS or US?!

Hippie Dribble
04-28-2011, 02:03 PM
sorry EDW, no sound file. I have no idea how to do it. I will do a short youtube demo if it still won't sell.

pondweed, I have no idea what import costs you may or may not be up for in your country, guess you'd have to check that out yourself. I am asking in AUS dollars. (though really, with an item of this cost the extra to pay is going to be fairly negligible)

Thanks for the questions all! :)

Hippie Dribble
05-01-2011, 01:32 PM

a few more days then off to evil bay...

Uncle Leroy
05-01-2011, 03:43 PM
PM Sent, curious about exchange rate and shipping costs.

Hippie Dribble
05-02-2011, 02:53 AM
still for sale

05-02-2011, 01:42 PM
If anyone is considering a Martin S-1 (made in Mexico I believe), this USA, luthier-made, Black Bear would be a much better choice, for about the same $.

Hippie Dribble
05-03-2011, 06:09 PM
sadly, gone to evil bay:


05-04-2011, 07:11 AM
Man, I can't believe nobody jumped on this - only reason I didn't was that I just really don't care for the short scale of a soprano. I find my pudgy little fingers get all tangled up on one. Even so, I had to step on my hands and remind myself that it would mostly sit in the case to stop myself from buying this.

05-06-2011, 06:39 PM
I bought it today! I win the ebay bid. HEHEHEHE! in a few weeks this Black Bear will be in my hands ... Thanks Eugene!

Hippie Dribble
05-07-2011, 04:17 AM
and thanks to you Fabio. It's a ripper uke. I'm sure you'll be really pleased. Will ship out to you first thing monday morning.

This uke is now <SOLD>