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bnolsen
12-18-2013, 04:13 AM
I noticed last weekend or so that the asmus ukulele site at ukestrummer.com no longer has a page and no more active hits list on amazon.

An ebay seller cancelled on dec 10 due to item availability.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asmus-TM-214-All-Solid-Mahogany-Wood-Tenor-Ukulele-/121199415321

hoosierhiver
12-18-2013, 04:27 AM
I'll predict more to follow, the uke craze has crested. Some of these outfits that aren't really into the ukulele will fold.

insula
12-18-2013, 02:23 PM
That's a shame; I got a deluxe acacia tenor last Sept. from Asmus. It's a great player and was very affordable. Looks just like a Koa Pili Koko, with a more traditional headstock shape. I just switched to low G strings over Thanksgiving weekend and now can't put it down. I guess he just couldn't compete with all the nice Asian-made ukes on the market . . .

trowacat
12-18-2013, 02:50 PM
I noticed that as well, I had bought one ukulele from him and was going for a second but the site was no longer up... It's a shame, I wish he would have at least sold off the ukes he had left..

bnolsen
12-18-2013, 03:52 PM
i think he could have competed well, the problem was lack of exposure. i didn't know about them until last month from a kpk thread. did any asmus folks ever camp out here?

Guitar2ukulele
12-18-2013, 04:43 PM
i think he could have competed well, the problem was lack of exposure. i didn't know about them until last month from a kpk thread. did any asmus folks ever camp out here?

I know someone from their company was active on the guitar forum where I frequent more than here. They had giveaways and deals that they promoted from time to time. It seems that they shut down completely as their facebook page is closed from what it seems. I echo what hoosierhiver said in sellers will be weeded out. But thankfully we still have many brands to fill our appetite.

bnolsen
12-18-2013, 06:08 PM
hmmm. ukestrummer posting only at a guitar forum. What could be wrong with that?

Adam25
12-18-2013, 06:24 PM
This is Adam from Asmus Ukuleles. I have been having health problems recently that has been keeping me from being able to provide the type of service I expect myself to provide. As of right now, I don't know when I will be back. If I don't get back, I will sell off current inventory at a deep discount. I am truly sorry for this, and I thank all of you who gave my company chance. You are all very much appreciated. If you have any questions you can still email me at info@ukestrummer.com . I want to continue to do my best to serve those that have purchased my ukes.

bnolsen
12-18-2013, 08:04 PM
I'm sorry about your difficulties. It's unfortunate how easily a small business can be devastated by something like this (I'm part owner of one). I certainly hope you are able to deal with your health issues and are able to continue with your endeavors in the future. Will say a prayer for your situation. I had wrongly assumed that you pulled out for business reasons.

jimmysworking
12-19-2013, 03:43 AM
Sorry to hear of your health challenge. Hope you heal soon and are able to get back to business. Prayers to you and yours.

bnolsen
11-17-2014, 06:55 AM
thread resurrection! The rubin ukulele disappearing act reminded me of asmus ukuleles. Just checked and their site is live again. I have no idea how long it's been going though.

http://www.ukestrummer.com/asmus-ukuleles.html

Captain Simian
11-17-2014, 08:03 AM
I was fortunate enough to win a sapele soprano last year from them. It's a great sounding uke albeit a bit neck heavy due to the sealed geared tuners. My kid took it from me after I installed open geared tuners. She ended up giving it to one of her favorite teachers when he had a heart attack.

bnolsen
12-12-2014, 04:36 PM
oops, look like the site went dead again. wonder what's going on.

Rick Turner
12-12-2014, 08:40 PM
Well, how long do you all think the race to the bottom can continue? Come on now...

CeeJay
12-13-2014, 01:04 AM
I was fortunate enough to win a sapele soprano last year from them. It's a great sounding uke albeit a bit neck heavy due to the sealed geared tuners. My kid took it from me after I installed open geared tuners. She ended up giving it to one of her favorite teachers when he had a heart attack.
CPR would probably have been better ....to be fair.....

mauimark
02-05-2015, 06:45 PM
I heard that they were going out of business, saw a lot for sale on ebay and bought a few for gifts. They are a decent uke.