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Couloirman
09-11-2012, 11:48 AM
One of the last Backpackers ever made, and one of the last he was willing to export out of his country. Great little uke, my hands are just too huge to get much use out of it. Comes with the padded sleeve case it came with. The uke has a pickup but I have never used it so can't comment on how that sounds. If you are looking for an awesome little travel uke, that is as unique as it gets, look no further than this little guy.

SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD


Here is his description of the woods used and where they came from: The Kohekohe came from a farm just down the road from me. It was milled 13 years ago by an old guy I recently met, who was kind enough to part with some.
The Puriri came from the Victoria valley in Northland. It was a very large tree which was hit by lightening about 50 years ago, and was brought down some time later. The same old guy gave me a couple of small slabs he's been keeping in his shed for many years.
The Rewarewa was given to me by a friend living in Hunterville. He renovated a house and the attached shed. This Rewarewa was from a beam holding up a workbench.

http://captainukuleles.co.nz/backpacker.html


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Gmoney
09-11-2012, 02:19 PM
These are SUCH FUN! I love mine! The pickup works well & the uke is just wonderfully made. Clearly in limited supply since Bevan stopped making them. This is a great price as well. Great travel uke.

Mahalo

chrimess
09-11-2012, 02:34 PM
What are the body dimensions and scale length on this, pls?

Couloirman
09-11-2012, 04:30 PM
Thanks!

All specs are listed on the website I linked. The page is not clickable since the model has been discontinued, but scroll down and you'll see dimensions. It is a standard concert scale length. I am selling it for what I paid which seems reasonable considering no one in the USA will ever be able to order another one from the Captain.

Sorry for not putting in size, I thought he only made these in concert size.

Concert: total length = 430mm, scale length = 14.75” width = 75mm, depth incl. saddle = 50mm

chrimess
09-12-2012, 07:45 AM
Thanks very much. I was wondering if he made concerts only since that was the ones that I could find on the website.


Thanks!

All specs are listed on the website I linked. The page is not clickable since the model has been discontinued, but scroll down and you'll see dimensions. It is a standard concert scale length. I am selling it for what I paid which seems reasonable considering no one in the USA will ever be able to order another one from the Captain.

Sorry for not putting in size, I thought he only made these in concert size.

Concert: total length = 430mm, scale length = 12” width = 75mm, depth incl. saddle = 50mm

Couloirman
09-14-2012, 01:45 AM
Price drop to 290

Couloirman
09-15-2012, 03:33 AM
Price drop to 270 shipped in CONUS. Lets get this uke a new happy home!

Couloirman
09-16-2012, 04:42 AM
Another drop. Lets do this

1937Scott
09-16-2012, 08:48 AM
PM sent...

Couloirman
09-16-2012, 02:06 PM
There was a typo on Captain's website. This is a concert uke so the scale length is NOT 12", its 14.75

mm stan
09-16-2012, 02:51 PM
Sent you a PM...

1937Scott
09-16-2012, 05:46 PM
Thus, my PM. I was giddy and hopeful, but mistaken in that I thought it was a short-scale uke. :-(

mm stan
09-16-2012, 10:23 PM
The Scale is shorter but overall length is shorter than my soprano
by over 3 inches...:o

Couloirman
09-22-2012, 06:34 AM
BUMP for a fun little uke looking for a new home

Couloirman
09-25-2012, 10:27 AM
bump for a sweet uke. Get one while you can.

Couloirman
10-06-2012, 01:41 PM
A lot of messages but no one has pulled the trigger yet. I think I have responded to all PMs by now but if I forgot you shoot me another one and Ill reply.