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Nuprin
03-26-2014, 12:55 PM
Selling my Pono ETSH-PCC tenor ukulele I received from Mim last year. Mim did a wonderful job setting this up and it plays beautifully. Unfortunately money is tight as my fiancÚ and I are saving up for our wedding this July so I can't afford to keep it.

The bitterness of this winter did take a toll on this uke...it developed a crack in the back. After spending a couple weeks rehumidifying to close the crack, my local guitar tech cleated the crack so it won't get worse (see pictures).

Solid cedar top, solid macassar ebony back & sides. Koa binding. Slotted headstock. Abalone rosette.

Hawaiian Music Supply is selling this same model for $1119 which is similar to what I paid from Mim. You can hear a sound sample of this on their site:

http://www.theukulelesite.com/pono-macassar-ebony-cedar-pro-classic.html

I know that due to the crack (even though it is cleated) I won't be able to get the full used value for it, but I am hoping to get $725...that's close to $400 off new price. I will entertain offers but am not interested in trades. I am including the hard case pictured and will offer free shipping within the continental US.


Pics:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/1_zps3f53c9b5.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/1_zps3f53c9b5.jpeg.html)
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/2_zps2afebd74.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/2_zps2afebd74.jpeg.html)
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/3_zps12728d75.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/3_zps12728d75.jpeg.html)
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/4_zps53f73686.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/4_zps53f73686.jpeg.html)

Nuprin
03-26-2014, 12:57 PM
More pics:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/8_zps50b8d0d6.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/8_zps50b8d0d6.jpeg.html)
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/9_zpsf45bb624.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/9_zpsf45bb624.jpeg.html)
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/5_zpsea5c426f.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/5_zpsea5c426f.jpeg.html)
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/10_zpsae06f31f.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/10_zpsae06f31f.jpeg.html)

Nuprin
03-26-2014, 12:59 PM
Pic of the crack (the long white stripe to the right...the other white stripes are scratches...the flash from the camera made them much more noticeable than they are):

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/6_zpse458c1e5.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/6_zpse458c1e5.jpeg.html)

Pic of the cleat inside:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/7_zpsd252caf5.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/7_zpsd252caf5.jpeg.html)

Other pics:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/11_zps60aa352c.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/11_zps60aa352c.jpeg.html)
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/12_zps14815b1d.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/12_zps14815b1d.jpeg.html)

dkcrown
03-26-2014, 03:42 PM
There is no better person to buy a uke from on the UU than Nuprin. No one.

dismount
03-26-2014, 03:53 PM
There is no better person to buy a uke from on the UU than Nuprin. No one.

I second that!

Doc_J
03-26-2014, 04:01 PM
Excellent price. Congrats on the upcoming wedding Chis!

Nuprin
03-26-2014, 04:11 PM
Aww shucks...you guys make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

Teek
03-26-2014, 04:49 PM
I have the rosewood version of this uke and can vouch for the overall playability, they are extremely nice, basically what I have been looking for the last 5 years.

sam13
03-26-2014, 05:15 PM
I have this Uke model. I can tell you that the sustain is amazing and it is a great pleasure to play every single time. And I am just a noobie doobie do. Just love this Uke. Pono is a great product.

Ronnie Aloha
03-26-2014, 08:03 PM
Top notch seller. Does a great job in packing and shipping too!

Nuprin
03-28-2014, 04:35 AM
Price drop...$625 with free shipping within continental US.

Yukon Cornelius
03-30-2014, 08:59 PM
Price drop...$625 with free shipping within continental US.

I'll third or fourth the motion that Chris is a great guy to buy from.

Also this price makes me want to buy it. But I can't. One of the wood combos that I've lusted after in the past.

Nuprin
03-31-2014, 04:17 AM
I've had a few inquiries as to whether there is other damage to this uke due to this frigid winter we've been having. I was so focused on the crack that I didn't give a very thorough check over the rest of it. I had a chance to look it over yesterday and found the following:

A couple of dings and scratches (similar to what you would get from a used uke). Took a couple pictures of the dings:
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/image2_zps5fbd4b5a.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/image2_zps5fbd4b5a.jpeg.html)
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/image3_zpse5773c64.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/image3_zpse5773c64.jpeg.html)

The seam at the butt doesn't look seamless. There might be a tiny bit of separation but it came to me this way and hasn't gotten worse.
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/image4_zpse19dbd96.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/image4_zpse19dbd96.jpeg.html)

Someone had mentioned it looks like the bridge is coming up a bit on the G side. It's not...the A side has a rounded corner which makes it look like it's lifting but it isn't...the rounded corner just isn't flush with the body.
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/image1_zps55c5fe7f.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/image1_zps55c5fe7f.jpeg.html)

Nuprin
03-31-2014, 04:22 AM
Lastly, someone had mentioned the crack on the inside didn't look completely closed. The first picture I posted does suggest that...upon further inspection I believe it is closed but there is glue inside it which makes it look like it's not completely closed.
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac230/Nuprin1030/Pono/image_zpsa112ab97.jpeg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/Nuprin1030/media/Pono/image_zpsa112ab97.jpeg.html)

I have had a few interested buyers and, after this new information, it's up to them if they still want it.

Nuprin
04-01-2014, 06:39 AM
Price drop...looking to sell quickly. $575!!! That is less than 1/2 the cost of it new. Free shipping with the continental US.

Nuprin
04-02-2014, 06:38 AM
I'm leaving Saturday morning for 10 days visiting relatives in Singapore. Really hoping to sell before I leave. So, final price drop (and this is a big one)...$400 shipped. Someone take advantage of this!

dkcrown
04-02-2014, 07:22 AM
Somebody, anybody, please buy this. If I wasn't selling ukes to raise cash myself it would have been gone by now. And now at $400! Yikes!

Best of luck with the wedding Chris and your trip to Singapore

davidrboy
04-02-2014, 08:15 AM
At $400 this is a steal. My ebony/cedar Pono is an exceptional instrument. At that price, perhaps I need a backup...

kkimura
04-02-2014, 09:20 AM
PM sent just now

sam13
04-02-2014, 09:31 AM
if it doesn't work out with kkimura ... then let me know. I would be happy to buy at $400. I do recognize that kkimura has first dibs. And would honour that.

kkimura
04-02-2014, 09:43 AM
PM sent just now

I had to back out of this great deal. Someone else will be getting a great uke!

sam13
04-02-2014, 10:24 AM
I have been working with another UUer on a MT ... and I also feel I need to back out of this opportunity. My apologies ... I can tell you as I own one ... this is a BEAUTIFUL sounding ukulele ...

FrankB
04-02-2014, 11:56 AM
My wife is going to be in Burlington Vermont for the next four days.... Hmmmmmm.......

Nuprin
04-02-2014, 12:15 PM
Uke is sold. Thanks everyone!