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Gmoe
02-14-2012, 09:05 PM
Aloha All!

I am selling a new KoAlana Concert in mahogany with black Pegheds Tuners. Yes! That's right!

Probably the only KoAlana that I know of that has Pegheds tuners installed on it. It was installed by the inventer himself John Charles Herin.

As you know the KoAlana line was stopped because of manufacturing issues but this KoAlona is a good very loud sounding instrument.

There was only one issue, a very tiny lacquer defect near the edge of one of the tuners. When the tuners were replaced to Pegheds John repaired the finish to blend in with the original finish.

This uke was played just a few times with Worth Brown Medium Low-G strings and has sat in the a brand new Access Stage-One Ukulele Gigbag for a while.

Also, comes with a humidifier as well as the extra length of the original Worth Brown Medium Low-G Strings so you'll have a 2nd set in the future.

I'm selling because I'm looking to upgrade and I play my other KoAlohas more.

I'd like to sell it for $315 and that includes shipping. Again. Very rare with Pegheds!

Pictures will post later this morning.

Thanks for looking!

Gary

Gmoe
02-15-2012, 07:03 AM
Here are some pics:

http://www.componentgeek.com/ebay/koalana/01%20-%20koalana%20%28Medium%29.JPG

http://www.componentgeek.com/ebay/koalana/02%20-%20koalana%20%28Medium%29.JPG

http://www.componentgeek.com/ebay/koalana/03%20-%20koalana%20%28Medium%29.JPG

http://www.componentgeek.com/ebay/koalana/04%20-%20koalana%20%28Medium%29.JPG

Gmoe
02-15-2012, 07:04 AM
More Pics:

http://www.componentgeek.com/ebay/koalana/05%20-%20koalana%20%28Medium%29.JPG

http://www.componentgeek.com/ebay/koalana/06%20-%20koalana%20%28Medium%29.JPG

http://www.componentgeek.com/ebay/koalana/07%20-%20koalana%20%28Medium%29.JPG

http://www.componentgeek.com/ebay/koalana/08%20-%20koalana%20%28Medium%29.JPG

Snorky
02-15-2012, 07:16 AM
Looks great with those pegheads! Good luck with your sale! :)

808boy
02-15-2012, 07:28 AM
I have the same uke but with genuine Koaloha tuners compliments of Brian at Koaloha.
Good luck with your sale...............................BO............. ........

Gmoe
02-15-2012, 10:06 AM
Thanks for the good comments on the Pegheds Snorky and for the kudos on the KoAlana 808boy. Feel free to PM with offers as well. :)

I want to make sure this goes to a good home.

Thanks all!!

Gary

LeftyT
02-15-2012, 01:45 PM
Damn...I wish! That's the exact uke I'm looking for. Too bad I can't make it happen. (I'm not knocking the price, by the way).
Really nice stuff!

Dan Uke
02-15-2012, 04:02 PM
Damn...I wish! That's the exact uke I'm looking for. Too bad I can't make it happen. (I'm not knocking the price, by the way).
Really nice stuff!

Subtle :rolleyes:

LeftyT
02-15-2012, 04:13 PM
Hey, I meant it! Haha.
I'm likely going with a uke that's like $200 cheaper! I was just saying that it's a sweet one.

Gmoe
02-15-2012, 04:40 PM
Thanks Lefty! LOL!

It is a sweet sounding uke and kinda unique to have the Pegheds on it. John Herin did a great job doing the install and since I have upgraded to my last uke. I have to let this one go. Hopefully to a good home of course.

Another user had requested to hear it so I may do a quick test recording and I'll post it here later tonight.

mascompro
02-15-2012, 04:56 PM
Beautiful Uke, would be very tempting if I didn't already have my KoAloha Soprano.

Gmoe
02-15-2012, 10:08 PM
Okay by request, obviously bypass the playing, hopefully you can get a sense of the sound of the ukulele. Though it is a KoAlana the full rich sound call out KoAloha obviously the Mahogany gives it a little bit of volume.

KoAlana sound file sample recorded on SD 552 (http://www.componentgeek.com/ebay/koalana/12Y02M15-007.WAV)

LeftyT
02-16-2012, 01:44 AM
Well, it sounds better than my free uke that I stole from a 10 year old, after music class... Just kidding! It has a really nice and clean sound. Hopefully it sells soon, for you!

Gmoe
02-16-2012, 04:16 AM
Thanks LeftyT! LOL! Hopefully this fine uke will find a happy home. :)

chrimess
02-16-2012, 05:00 AM
I believe a price adjustment would be highly conducive to the sale considering what the Koalanas have sold for recently.


Thanks LeftyT! LOL! Hopefully this fine uke will find a happy home. :)

TCK
02-16-2012, 02:03 PM
I believe a price adjustment would be highly conducive to the sale considering what the Koalanas have sold for recently.
Was going to reply with the same- $200 is what I am seeing with a quick search for the same instrument. Sound file is broken link as well

Gmoe
02-16-2012, 04:37 PM
Again, this is a KoAlona with Pegheds upgrade and case. Pegheds install and tuners are not cheap.

Sound file is not a broken link. Must be your browser because the sound file can play very well for me on Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox from what I've tested.
Test in other browsers please and let me know. I work in IT so I know the link works well. :)

Again, I am always open to offers. Probably send it to the bay later tonight. Mahalo and Aloha!

TCK
02-17-2012, 04:37 PM
Weird- I tried it in Firefox and Chrome and got no satisfaction....off to try again to work this crazy interweb. Thanks for the info

Doc_J
02-17-2012, 04:51 PM
Okay by request, obviously bypass the playing, hopefully you can get a sense of the sound of the ukulele. Though it is a KoAlana the full rich sound call out KoAloha obviously the Mahogany gives it a little bit of volume.

KoAlana sound file sample recorded on SD 552 (http://www.componentgeek.com/ebay/koalana/12Y02M15-007.WAV)

A set of pegheds is a very nice addition to that pleasant sounding uke. File took a while to load, but played fine on a Safari browser.

Good luck on your sale.

Gmoe
02-17-2012, 04:55 PM
"Weird- I tried it in Firefox and Chrome and got no satisfaction....off to try again to work this crazy interweb. Thanks for the info"

TCK- that is weird, you can also right click on the link and choose "save link as" then download the file. Thanks for trying again.

TCK
02-17-2012, 05:45 PM
I downloaded it- what a great sound that is there...now to count my duckets

Gmoe
02-18-2012, 08:02 AM
TCK- Glad you got it working. :) Yes, great KoAloha sound in this uke and I used my best recorder to get a clear sound without any manipulation from the recorder or editing software.

Price reduced for the weekend- $315 includes shipping

PoiDog
02-18-2012, 08:18 AM
Just saw this thread. Very nice uke, but I agree that the cost may be a bit high (at least in my opinion).

Still, more power to the seller. Ask what you want and get what you can.

coolkayaker1
02-19-2012, 04:30 AM
I've tried for two days to download the file sample, Macbook Pro on Chrome. Nope, no go. I even right clicked it and downloaded by Save As, and it took almost three minutes (I can download a video in about 30 seconds, fast internet) and I still can't hear it. Darn!

It does look nice, Gary. And I can appreciate that your price includes the case (which looks good) and the Pegheads. Maybe you should make a video or something (like Faricelli just did for his Mele koa tenor on Marketplace now)--just a thought.

dolliwood
02-21-2012, 02:19 PM
A KoAlana ukulele :o Pretty rare, aren't they? Yeah, it looks real nice. The cost is a bit high though.

Gmoe
02-29-2012, 03:54 AM
SOLD! Please close thread. Many thanks!

chrimess
02-29-2012, 04:00 AM
hope you got an OK price on Ebay.

SOLD! Please close thread. Many thanks!

Dan Uke
02-29-2012, 06:59 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KoAloha-KoAlana-Concert-Mahogany-Ukulele-with-Pegheds-Tuner-Upgrade-Rare-/120864586795?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c24173c2b