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itsscottwilder
02-03-2012, 09:11 AM
Or is it basically get your name on a list and wait?

I'm not buying one. Just curious.

ghardy
02-03-2012, 09:20 AM
I emailed HMS last week and they said they're restocking in a few weeks. If you don't mind me askin, why are you curious? :P

mm stan
02-03-2012, 09:28 AM
Hey Scott,
Buy direct from Kamaka factory....then you get their warranty too...

mds725
02-03-2012, 09:37 AM
Gryphon Stringed Instruments (http://gryphonstrings.com/inventory/instrument_page.php?Instrument=Ukuleles&Query=Ukuleles&Type=Tenor&Query=Tenor%20Ukuleles)in Palo Alto usually has them, but at the moment they seem to have only 6-string and 8-string tenors. I think Aloha Warehouse (http://www.alohawarehouse.com/) in San Francisco may have one, and El Cerrito Music Works (http://www.ecmusicworks.com/) (north of Oakland) had two when I was there a few weeks ago.

Hippie Dribble
02-03-2012, 09:42 AM
Artisan Guitars in Nashville do
http://artisanguitars.com/kamaka-hf-3-tenor-koa-ukulele/#more-31846
Try elderly instruments too Scott, they've usually got a spare floating round :)

Drew Bear
02-03-2012, 10:36 AM
My impression is that it's always better to call uke retailers for the most current inventory. Don't just rely on what shows up on their websites. That said, here's one that shows three HF-3s in stock:

http://www.acousticvibesmusic.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=170_191

gyosh
02-03-2012, 10:39 AM
Ukulele Source in San Jose

http://www.ukulelesource.com/

You could call up Smiley and see what he has in stock.

itsscottwilder
02-03-2012, 10:47 AM
I emailed HMS last week and they said they're restocking in a few weeks. If you don't mind me askin, why are you curious? :P

Kamaka. It's not just a brand. It's THE brand.

It's just interesting because in the guitar world, unless you're looking for something that is limited run, signature model or custom shop; really most new guitar models are fairly easy to come by.

Kamaka just generally seems to be more demand than supply.

poppy
02-03-2012, 10:49 AM
Watch ebay also there was one posted yesterday about 8:30 in the AM a little before 11 I saw it . was very nice hard case and a pickup $750 BUY IT NOW hmmmmm was considering it very seriously when BAM was sold lol.
He who hesitates !

Caboose66
02-03-2012, 12:43 PM
Indeed, Elderly appears to have an HF-3 in stock

http://elderly.com//new_instruments/items/HF3.htm

Dean

Drew Bear
02-03-2012, 01:40 PM
Kamaka just generally seems to be more demand than supply.
I think all the "K" brands are struggling to keep up with demand. When I was shopping around for Tenors 2-3 months ago, my impression was that the Kamaka KF-3 was easier to find than either the KoAloha or Kanile'a Tenors. The Kamakas were the most expensive of the "K" Tenors.

BTW, I left out Ko'olau because it seems they are mostly a custom shop these days.

Markr1
02-03-2012, 02:13 PM
I was looking for one a couple of months ago and only saw a couple of used go for over a grand on eBay so I thought if they are selling for that much used I may as well get a new one. I contacted Artisan guitars in Nashville and they were out at the time but were expecting some new ones around Christmas and that was a month away. I preordered one put a deposit down and they priced it at $1150. About a week after they priced it for me the Kamaka prices went up to $1245. They emailed me and said their prices went up on them and they would honor the old price they quoted me. They sent pics of all 5 HF-3s that came in and I picked which one I wanted. It came on Christmas eve and was perfect. It was everything I expected it to be. If I didn't have it now I would buy another one in a heartbeat and the extra plus here is that if I ever did sell it I wouldn't take much of a loss on it. I feel I spent my money wisely on this one.

wickedwahine11
02-03-2012, 02:41 PM
I think all the "K" brands are struggling to keep up with demand. When I was shopping around for Tenors 2-3 months ago, my impression was that the Kamaka KF-3 was easier to find than either the KoAloha or Kanile'a Tenors. The Kamakas were the most expensive of the "K" Tenors.

BTW, I left out Ko'olau because it seems they are mostly a custom shop these days.

Ditto, I think that all three are tough to find. I actually thought the KoAlohas were the hardest to find.

Dan Uke
02-03-2012, 05:35 PM
Ditto, I think that all three are tough to find. I actually thought the KoAlohas were the hardest to find.

It could also be because they make less tenors. When I picked up my second from Koaloha in May 2011, the headstock date was Nove 2010 and Brian said they make less tenors than the other shapes.

WOBster
02-03-2012, 08:47 PM
Try Acoustic Vibes Music in Tempe AZ. They list three in stock but I know it is no more than 2 as one just came to my house :D
http://www.acousticvibesmusic.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=170_191