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UkePA
01-03-2012, 04:28 AM
Has anyone seen the new kit that Grizzly is selling. It looks like a Stew Mac kit, but the body is all Koa. $219 seems a bit high, but if the quality is good, I guess that's not too bad.

I'd like to hear from anyone that has seen this kit.

Thanks,
Erik

DanielHulbert
01-03-2012, 05:00 AM
They also have a new "Mahogany" concert ukulele kit for "$59.95".

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Concert-Ukulele-Kit-Mahogany/T10457

The Koa one does seem pretty cool.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Soprano-Ukulele-Kit-Koa/T10458

Hobo
01-03-2012, 05:04 AM
It certainly does look like a Stew-Mac type of kit... no pre-assembly. I believe most of these kits (both Grizzly and Stew-Mac) originate from the same supplier. I'd be interested in the Koa Soprano when it becomes available.

Pete Howlett
01-03-2012, 05:37 AM
That is the right price for such a kit and it looks good too. I think I'm going to have to put up my prices :)

Hobo
01-03-2012, 11:40 AM
They want $20.00 shipping... that's excessive, considering the price of the kit. Perhaps Stew Mac will offer the same kit at a more reasonable shipping rate? Then again, maybe not... :confused:

Pete Howlett
01-03-2012, 12:07 PM
All shipping is now not what it was. I'm afraid you just have to suck it up these days...

Hobo
01-03-2012, 12:45 PM
You are right about sucking up the shipping these days, Pete. In this case, they're charging double the fee to ship the 'expensive' kit versus the 'cheap' kit... is what I meant.

Michael Smith
01-03-2012, 01:39 PM
Maybe I'm jaded but $219 doesn't sound like too much if the koa is decent. I am being charged $25 for shipping from Gurian for some binding and was further charged a $16 design fee to make a bwb fiber purfling. Now that seems wrong to me.

dustartist
01-03-2012, 08:55 PM
Good to see more hams into ukulele and fishing!

73
KZ6U

Sven
01-03-2012, 09:44 PM
You are right about sucking up the shipping these days, Pete. In this case, they're charging double the fee to ship the 'expensive' kit versus the 'cheap' kit... is what I meant.

Maybe... The koa kit comes in a box of good quality mahogany.

Hobo
01-05-2012, 08:16 AM
Good to see more hams into ukulele and fishing!

73
KZ6U

Nice to see a fellow ham also involved with ukulele's
73

Sven
01-05-2012, 08:20 AM
Wot?! A secret code, known only to the ones that have passed some arcane rite? How intriguing. And ham... Is there mustard?

thistle3585
01-05-2012, 10:02 AM
You are right about sucking up the shipping these days, Pete. In this case, they're charging double the fee to ship the 'expensive' kit versus the 'cheap' kit... is what I meant.

They charge based on the price of the product. If you call their customer service center and order it over the phone then they will reduce the shipping charge. They will also cut the price if it is being shipped to a commercial address versus a residential.

Hobo
01-05-2012, 03:28 PM
They charge based on the price of the product. If you call their customer service center and order it over the phone then they will reduce the shipping charge. They will also cut the price if it is being shipped to a commercial address versus a residential.

Thanks for that tip. I will certainly call my order in when I decide to build one.

Hobo
01-05-2012, 03:29 PM
That's funny! But, not really secret. After all there's always google. :o