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d-mace
02-10-2009, 06:59 PM
Here's a like new G-String koa tenor recently purchased. I've had a Kamaka and KoAloha and my experience with this one has been every bit as good. It sounds great and the build quality is superb. This uke comes with the case pictured and is currently strung with Worth Clear high G. I also have the Hilo set that came with it with the wound C.

$690 shipped.

grappler
02-10-2009, 08:56 PM
what a bargain!!

deach
02-11-2009, 01:38 AM
Any intonation problems?

d-mace
02-11-2009, 06:49 AM
Any intonation problems?

The G and C strings are a little flat per my ear and tuner at the 12 fret......

grappler
02-11-2009, 09:19 AM
i can see deach getting his wallet out. UAS woo

E-Lo Roberts
02-11-2009, 12:48 PM
Any intonation problems?
Not to slam G-String or anything. James Hill plays one and so do I. They are very well made. However, I had problems with intonation on my Tenor G-String. Had to bring the bridge forward almost an 1/8" of an inch to get it correct...e.lo..

cpatch
02-11-2009, 12:59 PM
Not to slam G-String or anything. James Hill plays one and so do I. They are very well made. However, I had problems with intonation on my Tenor G-String. Had to bring the bridge forward almost an 1/8" of an inch to get it correct...e.lo..
I'm assuming you or your luthier checked this, but are you sure the saddle wasn't mounted backwards? I had intonation problems on my DeVine concert and thought I was going to have to move the bridge until I tried reversing the saddle. That moved the point of contact with the strings almost 1/8" and fixed the problem.

E-Lo Roberts
02-11-2009, 01:12 PM
I'm assuming you or your luthier checked this, but are you sure the saddle wasn't mounted backwards? I had intonation problems on my DeVine concert and thought I was going to have to move the bridge until I tried reversing the saddle. That moved the point of contact with the strings almost 1/8" and fixed the problem.
I wish it would have been as simple as that. No saddle switching, no point-of-contact, no string brand changing could (would) solve this problem. Don't want to get into a personal skill level discussion of how I know it was off. Deach should just take it as another point of interest to the intonation concerns..e.lo..

d-mace
02-11-2009, 01:59 PM
I'm assuming you or your luthier checked this, but are you sure the saddle wasn't mounted backwards?.


I've seen this done on a couple of KoAlohas I've had and I guess it was a quick fix because the intonation was good. I'll have to look at the saddle if switching it would make a big difference. As it is now, it intonates pretty good until the 10th fret.

d-mace
02-12-2009, 04:45 PM
Any intonation problems?

I'm glad Deach asked about it. After changing the strings to Worth Clears I had not checked the intonation. I would have returned the uke if the intonation was like that with the Worths. It came strung with Hilos originally which intonated fine which is why kept the uke. I then swapped them for D'darrio's and they were good to. I just put the D'darrio's back on and at the 12th fret it's flat approx -2.5 - 5 per my tuner.

d-mace
02-25-2009, 07:32 AM
sold.....thanks guys!