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dkcrown
02-20-2012, 05:13 AM
I must be nuts to be selling off so many of my nice ukuleles, but I have decided to sell my KoAloha Tenor Sceptre. As many of you know, I will be taking delivery of a custom very soon and I have decided to continue to pare down my wonderful collection. I can't justify having so may ukes. This will make six that I have sold in the past 5 months, all of them fantastic ukes. I can only play so many.

This is strung with Aquillas with a wound low G. It does not have a mark on it, truly mint. It comes with the case pictured. I would also be willing to include my custom stand. I made one of these and gifted it to Papa KoAloha last year after he expressed an interest in my stands. The time that goes into making these is far greater than one could imagine. I have made them in small quantities in the past to try to get the cost per stand down. Even with that, it still takes about 6 hrs of labor per stand to make these, plus the materials. Curly maple, mahogany with ebony accents. At $75 per hr for shop time, well you do the math.

***$875.00 plus paypal fees and shipping CONUS.***

STAND IS NOW INCLUDED!

*SORRY GUYS. THE STAND HAS BEEN SOLD SEPERATELY. IT IS NO LONGER PART OF THE SALE.*

AND NOW THIS UKE HAS BEEN SOLD

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/KoAloha%20Sceptre/KoAlohaSceptre021.jpg
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/KoAloha%20Sceptre/KoAlohaSceptre002.jpg

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/KoAloha%20Sceptre/KoAlohaSceptre008.jpg

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/KoAloha%20Sceptre/KoAlohaSceptre011.jpg

dkcrown
02-20-2012, 05:15 AM
Some more pics
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/KoAloha%20Sceptre/KoAlohaSceptre013.jpg
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/KoAloha%20Sceptre/KoAlohaSceptre016.jpg
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/KoAloha%20Sceptre/KoAlohaSceptre014.jpg

dkcrown
02-20-2012, 05:16 AM
And some more
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/KoAloha%20Sceptre/KoAlohaSceptre018.jpg
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/KoAloha%20Sceptre/KoAlohaSceptre019.jpg

efiscella
02-20-2012, 05:20 AM
What a beauty!!!!!!!! And with the stand, as pictured, they are a match made in heaven. Great work on the stand-- so perfect for that uke. I'm not in a position to do this financially right now but can only dream. This will make somebody truly happy. Oh I wish, I wish I could. Good luck on the sale.

wickedwahine11
02-20-2012, 06:15 AM
I have a feeling this won't be around for very long. ;)

mrroyliu
02-20-2012, 06:27 AM
Beautiful instrument and amazing work on the stand. How does the sound of the scepter compare to your regular tenor? Best of luck on the sale!

coolkayaker1
02-20-2012, 08:03 AM
Gorgeous uke, dkcrown.

Please help clarify something in your write-up. "I would also be willing to include my custom stand." and another part says. "Let's talk about the stand."

Is the stand included in your price?

And when it says "plus fees and shipping", I understand shipping, but do you live someplace with fees? LOL Where will you be shipping from? Thanks. It's a beaut.

ksiegel
02-20-2012, 08:20 AM
If only I had $900, I'd love to have a second Sceptre!

For that matter, I'd love to have one of those stands! (But not for $450!)




-Kurt

haolejohn
02-20-2012, 09:14 AM
I just bought a six string. I'm kinda glad b/c I have no idea how I could explain this one to my wife.

dkcrown
02-20-2012, 09:40 AM
Gorgeous uke, dkcrown.

Please help clarify something in your write-up. "I would also be willing to include my custom stand." and another part says. "Let's talk about the stand."

Is the stand included in your price?

And when it says "plus fees and shipping", I understand shipping, but do you live someplace with fees? LOL Where will you be shipping from? Thanks. It's a beaut.

The fees refer to paypal, usually 3% of the selling price. I'm just looking to get back what I have into the uke, which is $900. The stand is not included in that price, I would certainly include it for $100.00. It obviously is "Sceptre specific" because of the cradle for the point of the sceptre. Since I will no longer have a sceptre after it sells, I won't have a need for the stand. I would like to see it go to the person who buys it. Besides hanging, there is no safe way to put the sceptre down when you are done playing it, unless you lay it down in the case.

And it looks pretty cool!

dkcrown
02-20-2012, 09:41 AM
I just bought a six string. I'm kinda glad b/c I have no idea how I could explain this one to my wife.


Whadya get John? A Mele?

dkcrown
02-23-2012, 04:34 AM
Bump. I am now including the stand. Can't beat that.

Dan Uke
02-23-2012, 06:02 AM
Wow, with the stand makes it a no brainer if you have the money!! The Sceptre is such a unique instrument and sounds awesome!!

Skitzic
02-23-2012, 09:18 AM
Whadya get John? A Mele?

Would he buy anything else? :p

UkuleleAdventure
02-23-2012, 09:45 AM
Alienware Laptop or Sceptre Ukulele...
Tough choice :(

dkcrown
02-23-2012, 11:35 AM
Alienware Laptop or Sceptre Ukulele...
Tough choice :(

Hey Uke Ad. Let's pretend this is "This or That" where you have to pick one or the other. And there is only one correct answer here. :)

UkuleleAdventure
02-23-2012, 12:05 PM
I know the obvious answer is the ukulele, but I'm afraid I could use an alienware more... I already own a nice Kamaka :(

Markr1
02-23-2012, 01:42 PM
I'm trying to figure out why this is still for sale even without the stand. The price is right the uke is definitely right. If I didn't have one already this one would have been gone on the first day.

allanr
02-23-2012, 02:34 PM
I'm trying to figure out why this is still for sale even without the stand. The price is right the uke is definitely right. If I didn't have one already this one would have been gone on the first day.

LOL... the trick is to catch someone with a major UAS issue but a limited bank account at just the right time! I have a Koaloha concert on its way already, and bought two guitars last month. So far all that has gone the other way is my Martin Style 1. But that went to a good friend at a very special "good friend" price.

Olarte
02-23-2012, 02:44 PM
I'm so tempted but with having bought about 4k worth of ukes since fall I really can't justify it.

If I remember right I think I bought the pineapple Sunday from you to begin with...

So please someone... Pick this one up already!

Gmoney
02-23-2012, 05:44 PM
Thankfully for me... I'd prefer the concert scale Sceptre! Cut off about 3-4 inches & I'd be tempted! :)

Skitzic
02-24-2012, 03:56 AM
I'm trying to figure out why this is still for sale even without the stand. The price is right the uke is definitely right. If I didn't have one already this one would have been gone on the first day.

Give it a few more weeks...I think higher ends will start moving quickly again when tax refunds start to hit.

GX9901
02-24-2012, 08:49 AM
Thankfully for me... I'd prefer the concert scale Sceptre! Cut off about 3-4 inches & I'd be tempted! :)

Me too. If it was a concert Sceptre at a similar deal, it would have been mine (or maybe yours) already.

coolkayaker1
02-24-2012, 01:38 PM
And if you were selling a concert Sceptre, everyone would be posting that they want a tenor. DoH!

UkuleleAdventure
02-24-2012, 03:41 PM
What he said^

dkcrown
02-25-2012, 01:30 AM
The stand has been sold seperately. And a bump for price reduction.

DenisLemieux
02-27-2012, 05:04 PM
Is this Sceptre still available? if, so, I am interested. Thanks.

dkcrown
02-28-2012, 01:11 AM
Is this Sceptre still available? if, so, I am interested. Thanks.

Yes it is Dennis. I sent you a PM.

mrroyliu
03-10-2012, 03:51 AM
I cant believe this instrument STILL available for sale.. If I had not recently purchased my Koaloha tenor, I dont think i'd be able to pass up this deal.

mds725
03-10-2012, 05:48 AM
Although I'm not a fan of the shape of the sceptre, I will say that the one I played several months ago at Ukukele Source in San Jose (I believe it's the one Kurt ended up buying there) was by far one of the sweetest sounding ukuleles I have ever heard. I can't believe this one has lasted so long here.

dkcrown
03-10-2012, 06:40 AM
Wow, thanks for the bump guys. This sceptre now has found a new home. And there is already another KoAloha sibling there waiting for it!