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Skitzic
12-07-2011, 04:52 AM
I have a minty mahogany style 2 LoPrinzi soprano I'm looking to sell. It's a wonderful instrument. Balanced, melow...it plays like a dream and sounds what I imagine butter would sound like.

I'm selling it for 2 reasons: I can't get used to the neck. I like my necks to have a little more chunk to them. The second reason is I'm getting a slammin' deal on a ubass and I need the money!

Comes with a nice Fremont rectangular locking case. Keys included. $750 shipped to continental US. Sorry, no over seas shipping.

Will post photos later tonight.

mm stan
12-07-2011, 05:34 AM
Will be waiting on the pic's....good luck on the sale.... never played one..T

Skitzic
12-07-2011, 07:54 AM
Ohhh Stan, it's lovely. That's why I held on to it so long, even though I really don't like the neck at all. It is the lovliest sounding soprano I have ever played / heard. I was hoping I could get used to the neck eventually, but I have fat troll fingers and the thin neck is very uncomfortable for me. And I have been having a love affair with u-basses since they came out.

joejeweler
12-07-2011, 08:11 AM
Ohhh Stan, it's lovely. That's why I held on to it so long, even though I really don't like the neck at all. It is the lovliest sounding soprano I have ever played / heard. I was hoping I could get used to the neck eventually, but I have fat troll fingers and the thin neck is very uncomfortable for me. And I have been having a love affair with u-basses since they came out.

If you ever want to "go soprano" again,......you might consider a Kanile'a soprano. The neck on mine is a lot beefier in the hand, and the neck is wider also. I believe my K2-S with claro walnut B&S and bearclaw spruce top has a 1 1/2" nut width, and plays really easy and almost feels like a concert.

PS,....i'd put the tone and volumn of this one up against ANY soprano. A thick & meaty tone that can bring tears to your eyes. (in a good way!). I've done some "minor" (:D) work on it, of course,......but it was special before i started.

Skitzic
12-07-2011, 08:36 AM
If you ever want to "go soprano" again,......you might consider a Kanile'a soprano. The neck on mine is a lot beefier in the hand, and the neck is wider also. I believe my K2-S with claro walnut B&S and bearclaw spruce top has a 1 1/2" nut width, and plays really easy and almost feels like a concert.

PS,....i'd put the tone and volumn of this one up against ANY soprano. A thick & meaty tone that can bring tears to your eyes. (in a good way!). I've done some "minor" (:D) work on it, of course,......but it was special before i started.

I have had bad luck with Kanile'a. If I ever ran across one in the wild that I fell in love with, I would consider it...but I will not purchase another sound-unheard if that makes sense.

I have a Mainland cedar top soprano which suits me just fine. The neck is more comfortable for me, and it sounds lovely too. If I were to pick up another soprano it would be from a smaller shop, preferably local...but I know of two smaller Hawaiian builders I would buy from in a heart beat.

bobmyers
12-07-2011, 10:19 AM
I have a Kamaka HF-1 Soprano in Koa that is made for you see my recent UU ad in marketplace.
Bob

chrimess
12-07-2011, 02:55 PM
Kelii is the way to go for beefy necks.

Skitzic
12-08-2011, 02:20 AM
I apologize for the lack of photos still. Verizon is experiencing 'difficulties' in this service area and the internet isn't working at home. I even brought the camera into work...but the memory card is in the laptop at home! GAH!

Maybe this is a sign from higher powers that I need to keep it?

Nah. Just my bad luck. :(

rbeetsme
12-08-2011, 09:43 AM
I have had 5 Loprinzis, all were great players. In my opinion, the best uke for the money. I mean, come on, all made by Augi, Donna or both. A custom ukulele at factory prices, everyone should own at least one! BTW: model 2 sopranos retail for 1050.00!

Skitzic
12-09-2011, 03:44 PM
As promised, the photo album.

http://s300.photobucket.com/albums/nn5/Skitzic/LoPrinzi/

Uke Republic
12-10-2011, 05:17 PM
I have had 5 Loprinzis, all were great players. In my opinion, the best uke for the money. I mean, come on, all made by Augi, Donna or both. A custom ukulele at factory prices, everyone should own at least one! BTW: model 2 sopranos retail for 1050.00!
This is true. An incredible value any LoPrinzi is. Very nice materials used on all.

Skitzic
12-12-2011, 03:57 PM
Bump.

This is a super nice uke. Buy yourself a wonderful early Christmas present!

Susie A
12-13-2011, 03:07 PM
Can't believe this one is still sitting here. Santa .. WHERE ARE YOU??? I have been very very good!

Skitzic
12-15-2011, 06:44 PM
Can't believe this one is still sitting here. Santa .. WHERE ARE YOU??? I have been very very good!

He must be lost! Someone give the jolly man a GPS!

Skitzic
12-19-2011, 05:47 AM
Bump.

Give the gift of a WONDERFUL handmade uke for the holidays!

Skitzic
12-21-2011, 09:27 AM
I'll consider trade or trade+$ offers. Let me know what you have. Other instruments welcome

Skitzic
12-26-2011, 03:12 AM
Bump for those with Christmas money burning holes in your wallet!

mm stan
12-26-2011, 03:41 AM
Whew no overseas ....I am safe on this one then.....

SuzukHammer
12-26-2011, 03:47 AM
Whew no overseas ....I am safe on this one then.....

safe from what?

mm stan
12-26-2011, 04:04 AM
I know you want this one as much as me Frankie.....

rreffner
12-26-2011, 05:42 AM
I'll consider trade or trade+$ offers. Let me know what you have. Other instruments welcome

Would you like a Gibson Hummingbird in trade?

Skitzic
12-26-2011, 06:11 AM
Whew no overseas ....I am safe on this one then.....

For you Stan, I'd ship to Hawaii. :D

Susie A
12-28-2011, 06:08 AM
He must be lost! Someone give the jolly man a GPS!

He never found me! Hope this uke finds a home soon!

Skitzic
01-02-2012, 05:57 AM
Bump for the new year.

Markr1
01-02-2012, 06:12 AM
How about you give me the hummingbird and I'll buy the ukulele for you. Surely you weren't talking about a straight out trade for that uke and your hummingbird.
Would you like a Gibson Hummingbird in trade?

Skitzic
01-09-2012, 06:25 AM
Bump.

Not currently set up for sound sample. I could play it for you over the phone though.

Skitzic
01-13-2012, 09:12 AM
Weekend bump.

Skitzic
01-17-2012, 03:57 AM
...annnnnnnd another bump.

provines
01-20-2012, 11:24 AM
I thought T would appreciate a bump.

rasputinsghost
01-22-2012, 05:14 AM
Would you like a Gibson Hummingbird in trade?

A Gibson Hummingbird retails at $2500.

Skitzic
01-31-2012, 06:56 AM
Bump again.

Remember trades welcome. :)