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RonSound
05-05-2014, 08:32 AM
Ka-Lai/Ka-Lae solid koa uke from the 1930s/40s. Soprano size with new strings. These were made in Hawaii at the Kamaka factory for Johnny Lai. Most Ka-Lai ukes are pineapple-shaped so this is a very unusual one. The neck and sides of this uke are carved from a single piece of koa which is a true rarity. It has an "Aloha Hawaii" sticker on the headstock that is peeling away. No identification of the maker. I had to do a bit of research on this one to find out. Plays great and has a nice mellow tone. One tuner has a chip on the handle but it still works fine. $350 shipped

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RonSound
08-28-2014, 04:33 AM
bump for the day

pahu
08-29-2014, 06:20 PM
It looks to be in much better condition than most .. I believe its Monkeypod, not Koa, but I've
been wrong before....