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mr moonlight
01-19-2012, 08:46 PM
Asking $280 + Shipping.

I'm ready to part with my Solid Cedar Top + Koa Back and Sides Kala Tenor sized uke. There are a couple of upgrades. It has Gotoh tuners and a mineralized walrus tusk saddle that total to about $70 extra. Also included is a uke crazy case although the screws came off one side of the handle. The uke is currently set up for low G, but you can string it up standard if you like. It's in nice condition with only one extremely minor tiny dent in the soundboard that's about half the size of a pinhead. I'll try and show it in the images. Besides that it's in great condition although it could use a good buffing if you want it to be all new and shiny. Otherwise it's a good solid uke that's set up nicely and sounds fantastic. I'd love to keep it, but I can only keep so many uke's in my new place since it will be a bit smaller and I really don't play this one anymore since I got my custom Ko'olau.

Here's the tuners on it.
http://www.hanalimastore.com/servlet/the-13/Gotoh-SG381-Mini-Tuners/Detail

I prefer only to ship within the U.S. since selling anything with Fossilized Walrus Tusk requires a $100 permit if it's going through international mail.

I'll put up some photos later today. Here's a sound sample I just made so you can get an idea of how it sounds.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODz2XnnBO_I

PHOTOS
http://okutakephoto.com/okutakeclient/Sticker/kala_1.jpg
http://okutakephoto.com/okutakeclient/Sticker/kala_2.jpg
http://okutakephoto.com/okutakeclient/Sticker/kala_5.jpg

If you would like to see the hi resolution versions I can email them to you.

tnfishdaddy
01-20-2012, 12:51 AM
Can't wait to see some pictures. Sounds nice.

dancingflee
01-20-2012, 03:52 AM
Mr Moonlight,

It will be so nice to see photos but the sound is good. Could be my second ukulele if you are willing to negotiate with a "hungry student."

mr moonlight
01-20-2012, 07:26 AM
Here's a few more photos
http://okutakephoto.com/okutakeclient/Sticker/kala_3.jpg
http://okutakephoto.com/okutakeclient/Sticker/kala_4.jpg

The one with the case shows where the screws are missing from one side of the handle (I just used the strap, or you could screw the handle back in if you want. I lost the screws). The close up of the soundboard shows the small dent. It's right in the center.

ksiegel
01-20-2012, 07:34 AM
It is a very nice instrument, and a very nice price! I paid about $350 new for mine, just over a year ago from MGM, with the standard tuners and saddle.

Whoever gets this from you is getting a very good deal!



-Kurt

mr moonlight
01-20-2012, 07:47 AM
It is a very nice instrument, and a very nice price! I paid about $350 new for mine, just over a year ago from MGM, with the standard tuners and saddle.

Whoever gets this from you is getting a very good deal!



-Kurt

Yeah, I got this one around a year ago and paid a little more with the case. I think it was around $375 and for how good a uke this is, I felt like that was quite a deal. I wasn't too happy with the standard tuners so I upgraded to the Gotoh ones and they were much smoother and stayed in-tune better. I had some Mineralized Walrus Ivory laying around, so I made a saddle for it to replace the standard one. If I remember correctly it was a synthetic. Either way the new one gave it a slightly warmer tone with more clarity.

mr moonlight
01-20-2012, 08:05 AM
Almost forgot, the strings on it are the d'Addario's. My favorites strings right now are the Ko'olau Alohi's, but I didn't have an extra set to put on. Plus whoever buys it may want it strung differently.

Gl8121
01-20-2012, 09:40 AM
Hey mr Moonlight! Pm sent!

pahu
01-20-2012, 02:56 PM
Nice arrangement(but we can t see your right hand technique!)
"I had some Mineralized Walrus Ivory laying around"
oh sure, doesn't everybody? =D
Good luck with the sale-it's a beauty.

mr moonlight
01-20-2012, 03:12 PM
Nice arrangement(but we can t see your right hand technique!)
"I had some Mineralized Walrus Ivory laying around"
oh sure, doesn't everybody? =D
Good luck with the sale-it's a beauty.
I was just playing to show how it would sound. Sorry, I never thought of that. My big knee was in the way ;)

I used to do a lot of work on guitars so I just happen to have a stash. It's actually pretty easy to get online. Enough for a few saddles will only cost around $50 depending on where you get it.

mr moonlight
01-20-2012, 05:25 PM
This Uke has been SOLD!!!!