View Full Version : FS: RISA Concert Ukulele

01-29-2012, 06:51 AM
Hi all - A change of heart leads me to sell this 6 month old RISA. I just prefer playing my standard acoustic ukes. I find that these ukes are a little hard to play cuz there is so little to hang onto, I can't brace it to my body like a standard uke.

It is a great travel uke tho, except that airport security never fails to open up my suitcase after going thru the x-ray machine to try and figure out what the heck it is.

It is in totally new condition and has geared tuners and a passive built-in pickup. $260, you pay S&H. I live in the midwest of the US of A.

Thanks for your interest. - Ross

02-03-2012, 02:48 PM
Is this still for sale?

02-04-2012, 03:21 AM
Yes sir. Still available.

- Ross

02-04-2012, 08:17 PM
I own the soprano, and for anyone looking for a uke to play while the family is asleep (yet, the player can still hear it), and for a bombproof traveler, this uke is it. It's wonderful. A keeper for me, for sure. I can practice in hotel lobby or airport terminal, for instance, without disturbing others. And yet, if I plug it in to any amp (even a travel battery powered amp), this thing rings truer than a church bell.

Ed Gilkison
02-05-2012, 01:06 AM
These are awesome ukes! I have a couple of the Sopranos.

Here is a 'tube' vid of what they can sound like- in more capable hands then mine!

02-05-2012, 05:10 AM
Wow, Ed. Thanks for the link to that video. I've sen other videos with RISAs, but not that particular one. My natural soprano is in it, too. Thanks for posting.

And, for anyone out there thinking about an electric uke, (peanut, etc.), this German made solid walnut uke is the bee's knees. Ross has it here for a huge, huge discount off the new price.

Someone will jump on this,. Ross. It's superb.

02-05-2012, 08:25 AM
To make my Risa even more fun, I plug it into a Korg Pandora PX4A (http://www.korg.com/px4a) (the 'A' model is for piezo pickups, the 'D' for magnetic (e.g. steel string electrics).


04-13-2012, 04:40 PM
Sorry to bump an old thread, but I'm looking out for my first uke.

@Toothpicktower, is this Risa still available?

04-14-2012, 11:03 AM
Hello singh44s

Yes still available.

- Ross

04-15-2012, 12:07 AM
I'll just add that I highly recommend this uke. One of my favourites of all time.

04-15-2012, 05:50 AM
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04-15-2012, 06:04 AM
Awesome! Let's talk details, I'm at cr41gsingh44s (at) yahoo (dot) com

Hello singh44s

Yes still available.

- Ross

04-15-2012, 07:33 PM
Is is still available? What is the difference between the geared and now planetary tuning pegs.

04-16-2012, 02:47 PM
Jah hey. Still available.

It has planetary tuners, they are in line with the little drum the string is wound around. It is geared, but in line with the tuning drum. I'm not sure what the ratio is. I believe a simple "geared" peg would be at 90 degrees to the tuning drum, I'm not aware if RISA ukes ever had those. I know they originally had friction tuning pegs which were reportedly a little unwieldy.

- Ross

04-16-2012, 04:58 PM
From what I can gather, planetary geared tuners are a kind of geared tuner, usually used on banjo headstocks. They often have 3:1 or 4:1 effort-to-post turn ratios.

Worm gear or "machine" tuners are the other major kind of geared tuners usually seen on the guitar family of instruments. This is the kind that feature a 90-degree turn between the post and the key. I've seen anywhere from 7:1 to 12:1 ratios for these.

Or, that's what the world of geared tuners looks like to someone who's yet to lay a hand on a uke. Corrections, please?

04-21-2012, 06:08 AM
Sorry all, it's been sold!

Regards, - Ross