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sarastro
05-20-2013, 04:51 PM
Hi,

I'm looking to buy a 60's - 70's vintage soprano uke. Nothing fancy, a lower end model, with a little character, in good condition. Let me know what you have!

Thanks,

Roger

strumsilly
05-21-2013, 01:22 AM
look at the no name "gumby' i have for sale in the marketplace under spring cleaning, or the Aria. both are nice, the gumby has more volume and a nicer tone, IMO.

UkeOG
05-21-2013, 07:05 AM
I have 3 Aloha Royal soprano ukuleles 1969 - 1974
They were made by the Tokyo Stringed Instrument Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Kamaka contracted with this company to build the Kamaka Kelli.
The Aloha Royal are of a similar design, built in solid mahogany.

Here is an example photo.
http://www.denverfolklore.com/instrument_photos/Aloha_Royal_soprano_uke_photos.htm

That is not one my ukes but I have one that is in the same condition (or better) but w/ lighter blond mahogany body.

PM for photos and prices.
UkeOG Jamie

strumsilly
05-21-2013, 08:18 AM
I think you may mean the KKEIKI, which were built in Japan for Kamaka. I had one and they are nice,if the Royals are similar, they should be pretty nice.