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Uke-lahoma
06-21-2011, 05:15 PM
I'm selling this ukulele to thin my collection. I bought this instrument from MGM a couple of years ago, and have enjoyed playing it alot. It was somewhat quiet when it was strung with Aquila strings. I restrung it with Worth Browns and that took care of the problem.

This is a solid koa ukulele and is in excellent condition. The grain on the front and back is gorgeous and has lots of curl. Here are a couple of sound samples for this ukulele:

Darktown Strutters Ball (http://soundsofdovecreek.com/Honu/Darktown Strutters Ball.mp3)
Ain't Misbehavin' (http://soundsofdovecreek.com/Honu/Ain't Misbehavin.mp3)

I am asking $400, which includes insured shipping within the continental US. Payment via PayPal.

It comes with a hardshell case, as shown below. It also comes with a Herco humidifier. Below also are images of its front, back, and head.

http://soundsofdovecreek.com/Honu/IMG_0851.JPG

http://soundsofdovecreek.com/Honu/IMG_0852.JPG

http://soundsofdovecreek.com/Honu/IMG_0853.JPG

http://soundsofdovecreek.com/Honu/IMG_0854.JPG

PoiDog
06-22-2011, 06:47 AM
Oh my ... after fiddling around with the display model at McCabe's I have to say I am so coveting this.

If only I had $400 at my disposal. But after just plinking down $250 for the aNueNue Oahu III, I doubt my wife will be very open to me getting this.

If this is still around in December, I will leap at it. But what are the chances of that, eh?

mds725
06-22-2011, 08:24 AM
I have a Big Island Honu Traditional tenor, and I love it. It's well made and sounds really sweet. I hope your rope series concert finds a loving home.

Coconut Willie
06-22-2011, 08:44 AM
Nice looking uke...love the grain!! This should sell quickly!!

Mopey
06-22-2011, 09:30 AM
[QUOTE=PoiDog;709449]Oh my ... after fiddling around with the display model at McCabe's I have to say I am so coveting this.

If only I had $400 at my disposal. But after just plinking down $250 for the aNueNue Oahu III, I doubt my wife will be very open to me getting this."

Hi poidog - where did you find a Oahu tenor for $250?? That is a great price. I love my anuenue ukes. This Honu is great, I have the tenor version. I would jump on it if I had the cash.

PoiDog
06-22-2011, 01:44 PM
Hi poidog - where did you find a Oahu tenor for $250?? That is a great price. I love my anuenue ukes. This Honu is great, I have the tenor version. I would jump on it if I had the cash.

Well, to be honest, it was on Amazon. Someone returned it, and they had it at this insane price. Normally I wouldn't have taken the gamble, but I confirmed that they have a full refund policy if it is defective, so it really isn't as much a gamble as I thought. Besides, if it ended up being too dinged up or I just didn't like it I reckon I could punt it off again somewhere for at least that much, right?

If the aNueNue turns out to be a steal, I will likely be looking for a concert size later in the year. I'm saving up now, and I hope by then I'll be able to afford to splurge a bit (Big Island, maybe Pono, or perhaps Kanilea).

I've heard good things about the Big Island, both their Honu and their traditional. Unfortunately, they don't have any dealers in the West LA area other than McCabe's, and they only have a soprano in stock.

Canoe Lady
06-22-2011, 02:16 PM
Love that wood (if I had a quarter for every time I said that....).

Uke-lahoma
06-26-2011, 03:39 AM
Here are a couple of sound samples for this ukulele:

Darktown Strutters Ball (http://soundsofdovecreek.com/Honu/Darktown Strutters Ball.mp3)

Ain't Misbehavin' (http://soundsofdovecreek.com/Honu/Ain't Misbehavin.mp3)

Gmoney
06-26-2011, 04:34 AM
That is just stunningly beautiful! LOVE this uke. Can't buy it, but someone will & quick I'd bet.

NYG010
06-26-2011, 06:52 PM
Hey, PM sent!

Uke-lahoma
06-27-2011, 01:20 AM
Still available.

byjimini
06-27-2011, 02:27 AM
Gorgeous. Good luck! :)

Dan Uke
06-27-2011, 06:08 AM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?45075-Fs-Big-island-ukulele-co.-big-island-series-solid-koa-concert-ukulele-model-lt-SOLD-gt&highlight=honu

I think you should follow this thread. It should give you an idea on the response and price. Good luck with the sale.

Uke-lahoma
06-27-2011, 04:09 PM
Sorry folks, but this uke no longer is for sale. Thanks for all the interest!