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JonThysell
03-30-2014, 10:21 AM
Bought on Oahu October 2012 for $200. Beautiful all-solid acacia with gold tuners, engraved headstock, mother-of-pearl binding, rosette and fret markers.

It had a small split on the soundboard right under the bridge, but I had it professionally fixed and had the frets dressed for good measure.

This uke is gorgeous (my fiancÚ's favorite to see hanging on the wall) but it doesn't get much play time now that I have a real Kamaka pineapple. So it's time to re-home. Strung up with Oasis fluorocarbon strings.

Asking $120 with shipping, and will include the gig-bag it came with.


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sonomajazz
03-30-2014, 10:47 AM
How does the sound compare to the Kamaka?
Where was it made?

JonThysell
03-30-2014, 11:31 AM
Melokias are made in China, popular in Thailand.

http://ukulelehunt.com/buy-ukulele/brands/melokia-ukuleles/

Sound-wise I prefer the Kamaka. I've tried several types of strings on this uke and found the best response with fluorocarbons- nice ring and a long sustain, and it's as nice as any Kala I've played in this price range. But judging by how much I've actually played it in the past year and a half, I like it more for its looks than its sound.

Kayak Jim
03-30-2014, 11:46 AM
Thanks for the honest opinion Jon. A nice uke at a great price for someone wanting to get into solids.

rem50
03-30-2014, 01:36 PM
gotta love that about the forum, honesty. Much success with the sale~

mm stan
03-30-2014, 02:05 PM
How does the sound compare to the Kamaka?
Where was it made?
made at the same factory as Koa pili koko... KPK

sonomajazz
03-31-2014, 06:04 AM
made at the same factory as Koa pili koko... KPK

Looks very similar to the KPK...great reviews on Amazon (for the KPK).

JonThysell
04-15-2014, 10:06 AM
Bump and price drop to $140.

JonThysell
06-02-2014, 06:58 PM
Bump and price drop to $120.

JonThysell
06-17-2014, 07:10 PM
Time for another bump - this little guy needs a home!

f2fanatic
06-18-2014, 12:45 AM
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