View Full Version : "New" vintage uke day

05-14-2013, 03:28 PM
Grabbed this nice baritone off EBAY. Apparently made my Sam Koontz, a luthier of some note among fine jazz guitar fans who was involved in making Harptone and Standel guitars early in his career before striking out on his own and producing a line of highly regarded and very expensive archtop guitars which bear his name.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b42/iguy/DSC_0192_zps59bd30c5.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/iguy/media/DSC_0192_zps59bd30c5.jpg.html)

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Jim Hanks
05-14-2013, 04:35 PM
Looks pretty good from here!

mm stan
05-14-2013, 05:02 PM
Congrats on the nice score..it it loud with the bigger sound hole and was it built about the 1960's have fun and enjoy...Happy Strummings...

05-14-2013, 05:46 PM
Very nice-congrats!

05-14-2013, 08:20 PM
I bet Jim HAND signed that by HAND!

05-14-2013, 08:21 PM
Congrats on the 'new' uke - and for showing some baritone love!

05-14-2013, 10:32 PM
Nice! Lucky you!

05-15-2013, 01:46 PM
Thanks folks - it's a good one. I think most folks passed on it because it had some kind of "water spot damage" front, sides and back (see before and after pics below). Not sure what actually happened, but I figured for the low price it was worth trying to fix. Turns out it was a very easy fix and it looks great now.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b42/iguy/IMG_0450_zpsb55becbc.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/iguy/media/IMG_0450_zpsb55becbc.jpg.html)http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b42/iguy/IMG_0427_zpsad332df6.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/iguy/media/IMG_0427_zpsad332df6.jpg.html)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b42/iguy/DSC_0199_zps9fd4351a.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/iguy/media/DSC_0199_zps9fd4351a.jpg.html)http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b42/iguy/DSC_0194_zps769fe974.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/iguy/media/DSC_0194_zps769fe974.jpg.html)

05-15-2013, 02:43 PM
You did I nice job fixing it up. It is really nice. I like the wood grain. Congratulations.

Jim Hanks
05-15-2013, 03:15 PM
Very dramatic improvement! What was the fix?

Appalachian picker
05-15-2013, 04:58 PM
Nice. Would love to hear a sound sample.