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janeray1940
06-05-2011, 05:30 PM
I've never had any success at embedding pics in a post, so I'll start by posting a direct link to pics of the ukulele (https://picasaweb.google.com/101724239277274632387/2003KamakaHF1?authkey=Gv1sRgCMX4-4mrx8q71wE#).

I've owned this ukulele since last June. It came to me new from a man who was downsizing his music school on the North Shore. He had originally gotten the uke from the Saint Andrews Priory (http://www.priory.net/) school in Honolulu, when they downsized *their* music department. I was told it was brand new and had never been played, and it certainly looked like it. The side of the headstock (https://picasaweb.google.com/101724239277274632387/2003KamakaHF1?authkey=Gv1sRgCMX4-4mrx8q71wE#5614437250316478194) is marked Saint Andrews Priory in what appears to be black Sharpie - I was going to have a luthier remove this, but then decided it was a part of the history of the uke and I left it alone.

The uke was my main player for a few months, until I got my first concert uke. While this one still gets played, it is still in very good, well-cared-for condition. It comes with the factory hardshell case and factory-installed passive pickup. It's currently strung with Aquila concert strings, which I think sound and feel great on a soprano (higher tension, longer sustain). This uke has 12 frets to the body and a total of 14 frets. I'll include a little Honeytone practice amp if you would like.

I'm selling this one to finance the purchase of a Kamaka HP-1 pineapple - it doesn't make sense for me to keep two soprano ukes, and I prefer the pineapple.

Asking $475 shipped, CONUS. Open to reasonable offers - doesn't hurt to ask me :)

https://picasaweb.google.com/101724239277274632387/2003KamakaHF1?authkey=Gv1sRgCMX4-4mrx8q71wE#5614437325994573602

Sound sample with Aquila Concert strings (chords) (http://soundcloud.com/janeray-1/kamaka-soprano).

Sound sample with Aquila Concert strings (campanella melody) (http://soundcloud.com/janeray-1/sakura).

Sound sample with Aquila Soprano strings (http://soundcloud.com/janeray-1/greensleeves).

janeray1940
06-07-2011, 05:22 AM
Bump! Still available :)

PedalFreak
06-07-2011, 05:59 AM
You got photos? It's not showing up here for me

janeray1940
06-07-2011, 06:14 AM
Does this link (https://picasaweb.google.com/101724239277274632387/2003KamakaHF1?authkey=Gv1sRgCMX4-4mrx8q71wE&feat=directlink) work for you? I can't embed photos in a post for some reason. Let me know if that link doesn't work and I'll post my pics elsewhere and try again - thanks.

janeray1940
06-07-2011, 06:34 AM
I think I figured out what I have to do to get pics posted. Can you see me now?

PedalFreak
06-07-2011, 06:54 AM
Cool thanks!

janeray1940
06-08-2011, 05:58 AM
Bump for price drop... Still available!

mustacheukuleles
06-08-2011, 09:22 AM
wats the price drop

janeray1940
06-08-2011, 09:24 AM
Went from $500 to $475 shipped.

janeray1940
06-10-2011, 05:48 AM
It's still available...

csr5z
06-10-2011, 06:39 AM
Any idea what would be involved in removing that "Saint Andrews Priory? from the side of the headstock? Can it be done without damaging the headstock?

janeray1940
06-10-2011, 07:13 AM
I'm not sure - another UU member suggested toothpaste could remove it, but I haven't tried that yet. I'll try to bring it by the guitar shop this weekend to see if I can get a more expert opinion, and I'll get back to you.

janeray1940
06-13-2011, 11:20 AM
Okay, after careful contemplation... I think I'm going to ask the mods to close this thread. Mods, are you there? Thanks :)

I've gotten several *seriously* lowball offers on this. Like I said, it doesn't hurt to ask, but really - be realistic. And when I say "thanks but no thanks," please respect that. You know what this uke is worth, and I know what this uke is worth. At the moment, I'm not exactly desperate to sell it - really, keeping it wouldn't be such a bad thing. So at least for the time being, I think that's what I may do.

wickedwahine11
06-13-2011, 11:35 AM
Okay, after careful contemplation... I think I'm going to ask the mods to close this thread. Mods, are you there? Thanks :)

Thread now closed.