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Tigeralum2001
03-22-2013, 03:44 PM
Easter price reduction- $750 shipped

I present a "classic" (predates TRU bracing) K-1 6-string Super Concert (concert body with a tenor neck) uke from 2004. This is listed as a custom, though I am unsure exactly why. From the original invoice, this uke features: Curly Koa Body, Curly Koa Fretboard and Bridge, Chrome Open Grover tuners, and Internal Electronic Pick-up. Other features worth noting- Abalone fretmarkers on the fretboard and side of the neck (for right-handed players). No knicks, scratches, or dings, though there is some minor finish crazing on the back and sides. This can only be seen in direct light at the right (wrong?) angles. I would rate this uke's appearance a 9/10. Full disclosure- the passive pickup works just fine, but the technology is 8 years old, so it doesn't sound as clear as a modern pickup. Any questions, feel free to ask. I am asking $850 shipped anywhere in the US by my preferred shipping method. Comes with a Uke Crazy hard shell case and two sets of Aquila strings. It was recently restrung with Hilo strings with the C and A courses in octaves. The buyer will also receive the original 2004 invoice, care instructions, and Kanile'a Traditions and Techniques. International shipping may be available with higher shipping rate and buyer covering any import duties and other fees.

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Sound samples:
https://soundcloud.com/tigeralum2001/kanilea-sample-1
https://soundcloud.com/tigeralum2001/kanilea-sample-2

Doc_J
03-24-2013, 10:22 AM
Nice price on a quality 6-string. These Kanile'a 6-strings sound so good.

hawaii 50
03-24-2013, 10:28 AM
Wow nice uke..

Tigeralum2001
03-24-2013, 08:41 PM
This would be something nice to have if you have a little tax return money. I have references, if needed. PM me.

The Orange Mage
03-24-2013, 10:22 PM
I may be wrong here, but I'd guess it's considered a custom because of the fact that it's a six-string on a concert-sized body? I've never seen that anywhere else!

Doc_J
03-25-2013, 04:55 AM
I may be wrong here, but I'd guess it's considered a custom because of the fact that it's a six-string on a concert-sized body? I've never seen that anywhere else!

The 6-string uke is a standard configuration tenor for Kanile'a, it's just more rare than a 4-string. The sound of the 6-strings is very full and has more volume than a 4-string.

Tigeralum2001
03-26-2013, 06:33 PM
Odd; I thought a K brand 6-string for less than 1K was a good deal. Any offers? If I put it on eBay, I have to pay the fees, so I would rather avoid that and send it to a good home.

strumsilly
03-29-2013, 04:16 AM
If I just didn't acquire a K1T, I'd be very much interested. I've got to say, their finish and koa are beautiful. I just want to sit around and look at it. It plays and sounds as good as it looks too. It' kinda slippery though. not sure if I like it that glossy on the neck. but it's purty too. I wish.............

Tigeralum2001
03-30-2013, 01:45 PM
Now with sound samples!

https://soundcloud.com/tigeralum2001/kanilea-sample-1
https://soundcloud.com/tigeralum2001/kanilea-sample-2

Tigeralum2001
03-31-2013, 10:37 AM
Priced reduced

Tigeralum2001
04-02-2013, 07:00 PM
One more bump before sending it to eBay. This is a great uke and it deserves a great home. Plus, it is tax return time... don't you deserve something special? :)

Doc_J
04-02-2013, 07:42 PM
Easter price reduction- $750 shipped


Excellent price! If I didn't already have a Kanilea 6-string, I'd get this one.

mm stan
04-03-2013, 02:29 AM
Wow this uke is still here....good luck CJ but I know you'll miss this one... :) yes this is not a common made uke, for all who wants a nice and cool uke...

Tigeralum2001
04-08-2013, 06:16 PM
Come, on UU! You know you want it! Tax returns should be in the bank or on the way... This is a really nice uke!

wadleysf
04-08-2013, 07:40 PM
Come, on UU! You know you want it! Tax returns should be in the bank or on the way... This is a really nice uke!


He's absolutely right! It is a lovely instrument. Thanks Tigeralum2001 for letting me play it yesterday at the NorCal Uke Fest. Good to meet you and the other UUers who were there. With your recent MB addition I can see why you'd not be giving this uke the attention it deserves! Hope you find someone else to appreciate this great super-concert soon!

Tigeralum2001
04-14-2013, 07:03 AM
Any interest out there? I will entertain trade offers...

Tigeralum2001
05-08-2013, 04:38 PM
Sold! Thanks for looking!