View Full Version : Tenor Purchase, Change of Plan

03-17-2014, 04:48 AM
I was ready to purchase a MIM Tenor, but some expected cash failed to come in. I know, don't count.....
So I took a chance on Leolani solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, nice binding and inlaid abalone
sound hole. I read that used to make "tourist Ukes," I don't think this one of them, the components are too
nice. I checked the net and found them priced at the mid level, I got this one for chump change. So I've got
two of everything crossed, well not EVERY thing!

03-17-2014, 04:51 AM
So sorry to hear that you weren't able to work with Mim. I have really enjoyed the uke I purchased from her. Good luck with the Leolani. I hope it meets and exceeds your expectations!

03-17-2014, 05:27 AM
That Leolani should compare favorably with the equivalent model Kala. In fact, some have called the better Leolani models "Hawaiian Kalas" I haven't heard a solid spruce topped, rosewood bodied uke made by a reputable maker that I didn't like. Good luck.

03-17-2014, 10:08 PM
I have been favorably impressed with the Leolani ukuleles I have purchased for my own use and for resale. They are working on building their own products in Hawaii. What designater do they use for the model you have?

03-18-2014, 09:02 AM
It's not in my hand hand yet, snagged if off Fleabay for very little money. I don't know
the model designation, but a close look at the picture of the inside label shows the year 2002.
A search of the net found this:
It's not as nice as the one I bought. The binding and perflin are much nicer than the one on
the link.