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Hippie Dribble
08-27-2011, 01:02 PM
hi gang

I have a mint condition Kamaka concert here with a tweed hardshell case.

I have a guy calling round to my house in the morning who is interested in buying it.

What is a realistic price to ask for such an instrument. It is mint, made 2010, sail headstock etc etc. I was going to ask 850 straight up for the uke and case. Is that fair do you think? (Kind of hoping a tall price may be a disincentive...guess I could just tell him it's not for sale anymore)

Just would hate to sell this one and regret it like I have with several others.

chindog
08-27-2011, 01:18 PM
I looked at the price on Elderly Instruments, and converted US $ to Austrailian $, and it was right at what you were thinking of asking.

Hippie Dribble
08-27-2011, 01:21 PM
ok, thanks chindog. Never sold a nice uke locally before. Appreciate it mate.

Dan Uke
08-27-2011, 01:51 PM
It also depends on customs...Does Kamakas purchased in Australia cost the same as the states? I don't know. Either way, if you want to offer that price and he wants to buy it, then it's very fair

pcspud
08-27-2011, 01:56 PM
Price sounds ok - I bought one new earlier in the year- the koa had a bit more curl in it, even though it was a standard hf2 - cost about 950 usd to ship it to Melbourne- Aussie dollar was 1.10 at the time!

cletus
08-27-2011, 03:02 PM
http://www.acousticvibesmusic.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=170_191&products_id=1292&zenid=39f401f67ed24cd907f1a4968002bfbc

If you are in doubt about selling it..., ask a higher price than you expect to ever get for it. :old:You might be pleasantly surprised.

:cheers:

bdukes
08-27-2011, 03:43 PM
Just would hate to sell this one and regret it like I have with several others.

Aww, man... you don't want to sell it. That's the hardest part. I've sold a few in the past that I've regretted too but I've sworn to replace at another/better time. At the end of the day, it makes me like and appreciate the ones that are left even more.

I'd say the price is a fair price and probably close to the max you could expect. Good luck.

basilhenriques
11-10-2011, 03:59 PM
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Is this headstock addition factory or 'Aftermarket' I've just acquired this and only just joined here so please excuse me if I'm out of order posting here..
Basil

Uke Mama
11-10-2011, 04:31 PM
Jon,
Don't sell it unless you really have to! The Kamaka concert is destined to be a classic, especially if it's in mint condition. These Kamaka concerts will only increase in value. I have one that is an older vintage and wouldn't let go of it for anything...
Sending warm wishes from California.
Vicki (Uke Mama)

mm stan
11-10-2011, 06:44 PM
Aloha Eugene,
I would be with you and put it for 900...so nobody buys it and you can keep it...wouldn't let that on go too..
Generally here, about 650-700 ball park on a good condition one...maybe more in a few months since the price increase.
Worried for you ....you're down to selling your most important babies..

dkcrown
11-11-2011, 12:54 AM
2983429835
Is this headstock addition factory or 'Aftermarket' I've just acquired this and only just joined here so please excuse me if I'm out of order posting here..
Basil

Aloha basilhenriques,

I believe what you have is a somewhat rare Tiki concert Kamaka. There was one that was recently up for sale on ebay. I could be wrong, but I believe that the tiki was factory installed. I would contact Kamaka directly to get the full story.

basilhenriques
11-11-2011, 03:04 AM
Thanks Dane, It is I believe a '69 Gold Label model.

http://www.waikiki-islanders.com/assets/Kamaka%20Concert/IMG_0370.jpg

http://www.waikiki-islanders.com/assets/Kamaka%20Concert/IMG_0376.jpg

http://www.waikiki-islanders.com/assets/Kamaka%20Concert/IMG_0371.jpg

Sorry for the hi-jack of this thread ..Mahalo nui..