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PoiDog
09-08-2012, 06:55 AM
This is really hard, but my dog needs eye surgery and I need money, so I have no choice but to put up my Kanile'a K1 for sale. It's actually a bit of a no-brainer, actually. She's more important than the uke.

I figured I'd start here because I know it would find a good home.

No need to give details on how good Kanile'a is. My uke is the satin finish, and it is so gorgeous and feel so incredible. Serial 0611-6361

Along with the uke you get the Uke Crazy case, an Oasis in-hole humidifier, and three sets of strings: 1 Aquila (scavanged from another uke), 1 Worth Clear, and 1 Worth Brown.

I'm asking $875 for everything, shipped. Paypal is fine.

Some pics:

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Mahaloz for looking

PoiDog
09-08-2012, 07:09 AM
Oh, I should mention that this uke is in virtually immaculate condition. Absolutely no damage or structural problems. The frets are level and dressed, there are no cracks, finish glitches, separations, etc. I always wiped it down after play, never let it rest in harms way, and it was kept in a completely smoke free home.

janeray1940
09-08-2012, 07:21 AM
Hey there PoiDog, just wanted to wish you and your dog well! Best of luck with the sale.

dkcrown
09-08-2012, 11:19 AM
Good luck to you and your dog, PoiDog

connor013
09-08-2012, 12:35 PM
Good luck with the pup, PoiDog. Lab, right? How old?

Sorry -- highjacking -- good luck with the sale as well.

Flyke
09-08-2012, 01:23 PM
Much love to your doggy. Hope all goes well.

It's a beautiful uke, good luck with the sale.

Teek
09-08-2012, 08:49 PM
I am sorry to hear about your pup and needing to sell your uke.

To anyone looking for an awesome Hawaiian-made tenor, Kanile'a is the best I have personally found so far and I have been through a few. These run around $1,300+ new when you add in a case, tax and shipping!

Bump for the pup.

mm stan
09-08-2012, 11:41 PM
Aloha Poi Doggie,
You are a good man bruddah....I hope your your doggie well and good luck with the sale....

The Big Kahuna
09-08-2012, 11:45 PM
Hope everything goes well with your doggie mate. Poorly dogs make me sad :(

PoiDog
09-09-2012, 04:53 AM
Big mahaloz to everyone for your nice words for my little girl.

On the plus side, it's just cataract surgery, so it isn't complicated or anything like that (she already went through her scare-us-to-death event about two years ago with a five pound tumor attached to her spleen. Just a benign hematoma, thankfully). But it is hella expensive, and she is 15. We might not have even considered it, but she is also deaf, and so she does really need her eyes.

Anyway, thanks so much again. Puck (black) is very appreciative of all the support and nice wishes. Her sister Anabelle (brown) is a bit jealous, but understands.

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Oh, and Connor, Puck totally looks like a lab, but she's a beagle-spaniel mix. A Speagle.

pahu
09-09-2012, 05:41 AM
My family is the same: "To Hell with everything else-let's get the Dog fixed up."
and...you can always get another Uke

vanflynn
09-09-2012, 06:06 AM
Hey PoiDog. What is your PayPal account? My dog Darby and I would like to send you some cash to help you save Puck's vision and possibly save your Uke.

I would really hate for you to sell your Uke but understand. Ukes are replaceable, friends are not.

Jim

patfia
09-09-2012, 07:33 AM
Hey PoiDog. What is your PayPal account? My dog Darby and I would like to send you some cash to help you save Puck's vision and possibly save your Uke.

I would really hate for you to sell your Uke but understand. Ukes are replaceable, friends are not.

Jim

That's a wonderful idea Jim. I can't afford much right now but could put in a few bucks. I know how much you've loved that Kanile'a.

Pat

wickedwahine11
09-09-2012, 07:41 AM
That's a wonderful idea Jim. I can't afford much right now but could put in a few bucks. I know how much you've loved that Kanile'a.

Pat

Count me in as well. If there is a way to help the dog and save the ukulele, I can't give much right now, but I'm in for what I can. That Kanile'a means a lot to you and I would like to help you keep it if possible.

kvehe
09-09-2012, 07:57 AM
Me, too, absolutely.

PoiDog
09-09-2012, 10:25 AM
Hey PoiDog. What is your PayPal account? My dog Darby and I would like to send you some cash to help you save Puck's vision and possibly save your Uke.

I would really hate for you to sell your Uke but understand. Ukes are replaceable, friends are not.

Jim


That's a wonderful idea Jim. I can't afford much right now but could put in a few bucks. I know how much you've loved that Kanile'a.

Pat


Count me in as well. If there is a way to help the dog and save the ukulele, I can't give much right now, but I'm in for what I can. That Kanile'a means a lot to you and I would like to help you keep it if possible.


Me, too, absolutely.

Wow ... thanks so much to all of you for this incredible offer. Honestly, I have no idea what to say. In fact, my wife was even more stunned.

As much as I would like to take all of you up on it, I honestly couldn't. While times are tight, at least my wife and I have jobs, so it wouldn't be right. I'll get some extra cash by selling the uke and the guitars for now, and go the old fashioned belt-tightening after that. Besides, my nephews and nieces don't need that many xmas gifts :)

Again, thanks so much for such wonderful generosity. I'll find a temporary use soon enough, and after my dog is back to normal, I'll start saving my pennies and when I've got enough, I'll find another good fit -- just like I did for the Kanile'a.

PoiDog
09-09-2012, 12:58 PM
Sale pending ...

hawaii 50
09-09-2012, 01:24 PM
I am sorry to hear about your pup and needing to sell your uke.

To anyone looking for an awesome Hawaiian-made tenor, Kanile'a is the best I have personally found so far and I have been through a few. These run around $1,300+ new when you add in a case, tax and shipping!

Bump for the pup.


PoiDog
sorry about your doggy..(i guessing it is a poidog?)

but Teek i saw a gloss Kanilea tenor (brand new..with a hard case) sold at HMS in Haleiwa(the ukulelesite) go out the door for less than a thousand..this person got a real good deal..maybe she was in the right place at the right time?

mm stan
09-09-2012, 01:25 PM
I would had contributed too...I'm an animal lover too...:)

PoiDog
09-09-2012, 01:59 PM
This has been sold to kvehe!

I'd just like to thank everyone again for their generosity and their kindness in offering to help with donations. Kanaka had a thread up about a week ago talking about the definition of aloha spirit. Well, I think we all have that now.

mahalo nui loa, everyone.

PS: Puck says thanks, too
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kvehe
09-09-2012, 02:09 PM
We are an ohana.

wickedwahine11
09-09-2012, 02:56 PM
I am sorry you had to sell it, but very grateful you found a buyer so quickly. My cats and I wish the very best of luck to your sweet doggie's speedy recovery.

Howie1947
09-09-2012, 03:52 PM
What kind of eye Sx?

itsme
09-09-2012, 04:08 PM
I hope Puck sails thru her surgery with no problems. She looks like a nice dog, she's sure cute. :)

Personally, I think you did the right thing. :)

Patrick Madsen
09-09-2012, 07:46 PM
Kathryn, you got class girl and one heck of a good deal.. One more and a countin'. I'd like to donate also if possible. Had a blind cat once who had a seeing eye duck. She would follow that ducks quack all around the property by the quacking. Incredible pair.

kirbo
09-10-2012, 06:01 AM
I hope your doggie makes a speedy recovery!

PoiDog
09-10-2012, 06:16 AM
I'd like to thank everyone for their kind words and generous offers. It was very overwhelming, unexpected, and nice to see. And, while I absolutely do appreciate the idea of putting together a Puck collection, I just can not accept anything like that.

I mentioned earlier that while I do have to tighten my belt and sell a few things, that since both my wife and I are working there is just no way I could take any gifts from anyone. It'll be a bummer being without a uke for a while, but if that's the worst thing that happens to me this year, I'm definitely one of the lucky ones.

As for the questions about Puck, well here are some answers:

Puck is poidog, I guess - but just barely. She's a Beagle / Black Spaniel mix.
She is 15 years old, but has the energy, playfulness, curiosity, and attitude of a dog half her age.
The surgery will be to remove cataracts so she can see again. Right now her vision is down to about 25%, and while she can still do just fine, it is starting to have an impact.
Because of her age, we will need to have an additional check up to make sure she is up for surgery, but our vet says that's pretty much just a formality.
Yes, I will miss having my uke around, but for the time being I still have a guitar, and until that gets bought, I'll just capo the 5th and play the top four strings to satisfy my cravings.

I'll put up a status report once the surgery is completed.

Again, thank you to everyone for your wishes and offers. It really really meant a lot to me, my wife, Puck, and her big sis Anabelle.

With that, I will go ahead and close this thread once I figure out how :)

Mahalo nui loa, everyone!