View Full Version : NUD: I bought a blem, and I love it.

03-29-2013, 08:11 PM
I know it's only a week after my first NUD post about my Kanile'a K-1 tenor, but now it has a brother! Something I won't worry about taking around with me, and might spend some time at the office for a few spare minutes strumming (what spare minutes?).

It's a Islander Spruce/Rosewood laminate tenor (RWSTP) from HMS. It was being sold as a slight blem, at half-price. Couldn't resist. I've taken some macro close-up shots to show the blems, but honestly in real light, and looking at it normally it looks great, you wouldn't really notice. And now I don't have to worry about putting that first ding on it!

And the HMS setup is fantastic. Plays beautifully, really great job preparing the uke - thanks guys!


Dan Uke
03-29-2013, 08:28 PM
Great pics and congrats

03-29-2013, 08:38 PM
Wow, that's a looker! I really like the purfling and binding on it, and the spruce is pretty too. I bet it's got a bright voice. The blemish looks like nothing I wouldn't have done myself. Nice find! Congratulations!

03-30-2013, 12:58 AM
That's super! You're lucky I didn't find it first. :) :)

03-30-2013, 01:32 AM
I keep hearing about how great HMS is. I'll need to scope them out next time I'm shopping. Congratulations on your new uke.

mm stan
03-30-2013, 02:02 AM
Aloha Adrian,
Congrats....seems like the Jumping Flea has bitten you...what a score...it's a real stunner and at great price...smart move HMS Happy strummings..

03-30-2013, 02:03 AM
I bought my Clearwater tenor as a 'B-Stock' at half-price and the 'blems' on it were only found on really close scrutiny! I've made more marks on it myself just after a couple of weeks playing it!

Yours look great! Congrats! :D

03-30-2013, 06:02 AM
Sweet uke and awesome close up picture :).

03-30-2013, 04:34 PM
Congratulations! It's quite pretty...you must have gotten a good deal, I'd buy it anyday!

03-30-2013, 05:32 PM
Nothin' wrong with this uke-very nice! Congrats!

03-30-2013, 05:45 PM
Nice. I loves blemses! :)

03-30-2013, 09:38 PM
I love the Islander look of faux tortoiseshell on spruce, I nearly bought one myself. Enjoy!

03-31-2013, 09:51 AM
Two ukes over the span of a week? You need to see you sign up at your local Ukulele Anonymous group for help! haha! Congrats!