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scdano
05-13-2014, 06:31 AM
I'm selling off a couple of ukes to help finance a transmission rebuild on my old BMW. This is a 2003 Hand built Mele 6-string tenor with a solid mahogany body and neck. Ebony binding, fingerboard, nut and bridge with rope inlay around the sides. It has very nice 18 to 1 geared tuners and a non-adjustable truss rod. I bought this uke to try a six string and almost immediately changed the octave paired strings to unison instead of octave tuning. I play primarily fingerstyle and no configuration of octave tuning worked for me. I guess I should have realized these were more for strumming. The uke sounds amazing, maybe a bit brighter than most mahogany topped ukes, plenty loud, and if there were a reasonable way to set it up with four strings I would do that. These usually sell for over $600 so this one is a great deal. Very good condition for an 11 year old with no cracks of any kind, just finish swirls, a few minor scratches and something funny with the finish around the neck joint. Structurally, it's perfect with a nice flat top and beautiful streaking in the ebony fingerboard. No case or bag, but I'll package it well so there are no worries. Sorry, but I can only ship to CONUS. USPS Priority Mail shipping included in the price. Thanks for looking. $260 firm, no trades.
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scdano
05-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Here's a shot of the finish around the neck joint-66759

Yukon Cornelius
05-13-2014, 06:59 AM
I'm selling off a couple of ukes to help finance a transmission rebuild on my old BMW. This is a 2003 Hand built Mele 6-string tenor with a solid mahogany body and neck. Ebony binding, fingerboard, nut and bridge with rope inlay around the sides. It has very nice 18 to 1 geared tuners and a non-adjustable truss rod. I bought this uke to try a six string and almost immediately changed the octave paired strings to unison instead of octave tuning. I play primarily fingerstyle and no configuration of octave tuning worked for me. I guess I should have realized these were more for strumming. The uke sounds amazing, maybe a bit brighter than most mahogany topped ukes, plenty loud, and if there were a reasonable way to set it up with four strings I would do that. These usually sell for over $600 so this one is a great deal. Very good condition for an 11 year old with no cracks of any kind, just finish swirls, a few minor scratches and something funny with the finish around the neck joint. Structurally, it's perfect with a nice flat top and beautiful streaking in the ebony fingerboard. No case or bag, but I'll package it well so there are no worries. Sorry, but I can only ship to CONUS. USPS Priority Mail shipping included in the price. Thanks for looking. $280 firm, no trades.
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What part of SC?

scdano
05-13-2014, 07:09 AM
Greenville, upstate.

PhilUSAFRet
05-13-2014, 11:13 AM
Anyone interested in a 6 string tenor couldn't possibly get one as good as this for that kind of money. These things sound gorgeous and well balanced. I also happen to think they look gorgeous too. Wish prospective buyers could hear this uke live. They have a great, full, woody tone.

lakesideglenn
05-13-2014, 12:40 PM
Nice Uke...do you have a sound sample or video?

scdano
05-13-2014, 01:58 PM
Here you go. Sorry for the sub par audio and video (and playing). All I had to record with
was my phone. Please keep in mind that the paired strings are tuned in unison, so they
won't sound as full as octave tuned paired strings.www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNtQK8-9C8M&feature=youtube_gdata_player

scdano
05-15-2014, 02:11 AM
Price Drop!

scdano
05-15-2014, 02:17 PM
SOLD, thanks Lakeside Glenn!