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Ernie
02-10-2012, 02:16 PM
I'm looking for a great-sounding Kamaka Tiki head concert in good condition. If you have one that you would consider letting go, please drop me a line!
Thanks!
Ernie

mm stan
02-10-2012, 04:40 PM
I got two of them..sorry not for sale though...they are quite expensive. are you up for a trade for that martin?

Ernie
02-10-2012, 04:55 PM
Hi mm Stan. That's a bit more than I'm hoping to spend, but Thanks for asking!

littlebird
02-21-2012, 07:28 AM
There's a 1973 White Label Kamaka Tiki Concert listed on Ebay right now.

Ernie
02-21-2012, 12:39 PM
Thanks- I'm watching it excitedly! I've communicated with the seller, and the repairs are pretty extensive (but I'm prepared to bid anyway)!
If I win it, and someone asks how I came to hear about it, I can say a littlebird told me.
8^)

Ernie
02-24-2012, 06:28 AM
The ebay Kamaka tiki has gotten too rich for my blood (especially considering the amount of work that has been done on it).
Good luck to anyone here who might be bidding!

rpfrogner
02-26-2012, 01:14 PM
So.........did you buy it anyhow?

Ernie
02-26-2012, 06:14 PM
Nope! That uke had pretty extensive work done on it, and I feel the price was too high, all things considered. I sold my Kamaka tiki a couple years ago, for $675 (or something like that), and it was in great, original shape. I have a hard time taking that much of a hit, so I'll just keep watching until one comes along at a reasonable price.

Ernie
02-26-2012, 06:33 PM
Or I may just go for a regular old white label Kamaka concert, sans tiki.

SuzukHammer
02-26-2012, 07:24 PM
yeah, make your own tiki and glue it on.

Ernie
02-26-2012, 07:33 PM
The thought HAS occurred to me!
8^)

H.MooreIII
03-18-2012, 08:31 AM
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I've started my first ukulele build and will have a tiki in the headstock...here's one I carved out of ebony.

Ernie
03-18-2012, 09:01 AM
That looks great! Nice work!

uke4life
03-21-2012, 03:25 PM
Did you see this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-1970s-tiki-koa-kamaka-concert-ukulele-hawaii-hawaiian-/360442776722?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53ec104c92

Ernie
03-21-2012, 06:59 PM
I sure did, thanks. I think it's way too high though, personally. Mostly I've seen these sell in the area of $600-$700. Then one sells for a freakishly high price (simewhere around the starting price for this one), and now everyone who has one to sell wants double their former value. Well, more power to them. It's everyone's right to get whatever a customer will pay but I'll never own one at that price. Incidentally- I had one of these, but regrettably sold it in the throes of UAS years ago (for around $650 if I recall).
Thanks for the heads-up on the auction! I'm hoping it will end with no buyers, and the seller will reassess the uke's value!
8^)

Waipahu75
07-06-2012, 05:14 PM
I'm looking for a great-sounding Kamaka Tiki head concert in good condition. If you have one that you would consider letting go, please drop me a line!
Thanks!
Ernie

How much are you willing to spend? I have 2 a white label and a Gold label, both in excellent contion.

Ernie
07-06-2012, 07:45 PM
Hi Waipahu- thanks for the reply. I've recently sunk a bunch of money into a Maui Music concert, which had two undisclosed back cracks, and a bunch of loose frets (also undisclosed). It's going to cost me a small fortune by the time it's fixed up, so I'm pretty flat at the moment. I was hoping to purchase a white label Tiki concert for $750 or under, but at the moment I couldn't manage it.
Thanks!