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NatalieS
06-06-2014, 03:05 AM
I would like sell my DaSilva 3K replica soprano uke (#243). This uke is light as a feather, impeccably made with incredible materials, and it plays like butter. The sound is very vintage and very soprano, perfect for Tin Pan Alley style playing and the sort. Physically, the uke is in excellent condition although it does have some light strum marks on the soundboard. Also, there is some bellying/dishing of the soundboard adjacent to the bridge. It doesn't affect the tone, and the bridge is level. I have discussed this with Mike and he said it is not of concern, as he builds his instruments very light.

Specs include curly koa top, back, and sides, ebony fretboard, ivoroid binding, and Peghed tuners. Full specs are described at: http://www.ukemaker.com/images/UkeGallery/243-S3K.jpg

I am located in north-central Florida. Reduced price: asking $1200 shipped within conUS. The uke will come with its DaSilva-exclusive fiberglass case. I've read here on the forum that a new DaSilva 3K costs $2,500 to commission, so I hope this uke will make someone very happy at a lower cost.

These are brand new pics, along with a video. I'm also including a picture of the "dishing". Feel free to PM questions. Thanks!

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/nksteckler/Instruments/IMG_2443_zpsfae66389.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/nksteckler/Instruments/IMG_2444_zps841823af.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/nksteckler/Instruments/IMG_2451_zps9322a2cb.jpg

NatalieS
06-06-2014, 03:08 AM
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/nksteckler/Instruments/IMG_2449_zps3736fb0b.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/nksteckler/Instruments/IMG_2447_zpsafd0b3a2.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/nksteckler/Instruments/IMG_2463_zpsb0e8ca31.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/nksteckler/015-3.jpg

NatalieS
06-06-2014, 03:09 AM
Videos:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/nksteckler/th_uke_look.jpg (http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/nksteckler/uke_look.mp4)


http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/nksteckler/th_uke_sound.jpg (http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/nksteckler/uke_sound.mp4)

coolkayaker1
06-06-2014, 03:15 AM
Wow! :drool: Wow!! And you're a good player, Natalie. Cute when you say "sorry" , even though you play well (nice multifinger picking...not this thumb only stuff like some).

NatalieS
06-06-2014, 03:44 AM
Lowered the price to match the last time I had it up for sale. :-)

Tommy B
06-06-2014, 04:49 AM
Beautiful uke. Just a side note: Three of the best-sounding ukes I've owned (a Martin 0, a Martin baritone and a Maui Music Deluxe concert) all had that dishing. I now consider it a good sign when I see a little of that on an uke. Good luck with the sale.

Mattyukaholic
06-06-2014, 08:43 AM
That's beautiful. Oh man, I wish I had the money right now but I just don't. Someone will love this.

janeray1940
06-06-2014, 09:33 AM
Oh, man. Every time one of these comes up I am so incredibly tempted. And then I have to remind myself that I seldom play sopranos any more. Sometimes I wish I just wasn't so darned practical! Best of luck with the sale, Natalie.

NatalieS
06-06-2014, 02:21 PM
Thanks for your replies. :) I certainly hope this uke will make someone very happy. I'm playing uke so little nowadays and have moved to tenor guitar instead.

RichM
06-06-2014, 03:26 PM
Wow! :drool: Wow!!

I couldn't have said it better myself! Whatta uke! Whatta price! If I didn't have a 3K replica of my own on the way, I would SO buy this!

mm stan
06-06-2014, 03:41 PM
Here is Mine Nat, that is a very good price you got there... 67685Aloha Nat...Good luck on the sale...I got one too and it sounds amazing with the same dip on the soundboard...hope you been well, have not heard from you in a while..
take care and happy strummings... yes these ukes do sing and the prices currently have risen up high too

NatalieS
06-06-2014, 03:53 PM
Aloha Nat...Good luck on the sale...I got one too and it sounds amazing with the same dip on the soundboard...hope you been well, have not heard from you in a while..
take care and happy strummings... yes these ukes do sing and the prices currently have risen up high too

Hi Stan, good to hear from you! Hope you are well. :) Yeah the Da Silvas are hard to beat. They are just so well done, light as a feather.

NatalieS
06-11-2014, 12:09 PM
This uke is still available. :-)

NatalieS
06-15-2014, 08:12 AM
Lowered the price!

NatalieS
06-29-2014, 03:12 AM
This uke is still available!

NatalieS
07-04-2014, 05:11 PM
One last offer before heading to ebay. :)

NatalieS
07-19-2014, 03:42 PM
Lowered price: $1200 shipped within conUS!

soupking
07-19-2014, 03:49 PM
Ughhhhhhh why is this still here? Seriously shocked someone hasn't purchased it yet. Even before the price drop! Speechless. The 3Ks are pretty much DaSilva's specialty, are they not? I have a Laughlin 3K and no money and every time this is bumped it kills me. Haha. It has to sell soon, it's just that the right person hasn't caught wind of it yet. Hang in there and good luck with the sale! -- Matt

NatalieS
07-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Matt. This is a special instrument for sure, but I think the market is just pretty full right now and there are a lot of fine ukes to choose from. I'm not dropping the price any more than this. If it doesn't sell I'll hang on to it and try again at a later date, although I would definitely like to see it get played rather than sitting in its case!

NatalieS
10-03-2014, 02:27 AM
This uke is still available.

Doc_J
10-03-2014, 07:13 AM
That is awesome deal Natalie. These DaSilva 3K's sound incredible. This one is particularly pretty and at a small fraction of what a new one costs from Mike, without a wait.

If you're looking for that special soprano this could be it.

mm stan
10-03-2014, 06:54 PM
Yes I think thhey are over double the price now new...Great uke eh Doc...Still got it man :)

jrutledg
11-10-2014, 04:21 AM
PM sent. Joyce

sonomajazz
11-15-2014, 05:42 AM
Or you can buy the new one on DaSilva's website right now...for a measly $2500...!

http://www.ukemaker.com/DaSilvaUkulele-InstrumentsAvailableNow.html

(Wanted to bump this Natalie...hope that's ok)

NatalieS
11-16-2014, 11:17 AM
Thanks for the bumps everyone. This uke is still available.

coolkayaker1
11-16-2014, 12:08 PM
It is astonishing that this instrument is still for sale: magnificent, highest grade Koa; custom luthier of utmost repute; respected, honest UU'er who cares for her instruments; and more than half off a new DaSilva with no wait.

Can someone please buy this already so that I can stop ferreting for change in my couch cushions!

soupking
11-16-2014, 12:13 PM
It is astonishing that this instrument is still for sale: magnificent, highest grade Koa; custom luthier of utmost repute; respected, honest UU'er who cares for her instruments; and more than half off a new DaSilva with no wait.

Can someone please buy this already so that I can stop ferreting for change in my couch cushions!

I agree, Cool. I've been in deacquisition mode for the better part of at least a year. Time to start listing to raise cash for this. I'm just way too lazy and should've done so back when this first came up; I just didn't think it'd be here...

Nickie
11-16-2014, 03:55 PM
Oh my....I'm lucky it's not a concert size! What a beauty.

Fisherman
11-16-2014, 10:10 PM
Why are you selling?

NatalieS
11-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Why are you selling?

I no longer play ukulele and now am focusing only on tenor guitar. For this reason I have had to turn down some very good trade offers!

janeray1940
11-17-2014, 12:31 PM
I no longer play ukulele

Aw, Natalie, that makes me sad :( But hey, as long as you're still enjoying making music that's the important thing.

I'm puzzled as to why this uke hasn't sold (not to mention constantly tempted, but I *know* I don't need another soprano). But I'd have to say based on my own experience selling a DaSilva, either DaSilvas or customs in general are a slower sale than factory ukes.

Fisherman
11-17-2014, 10:08 PM
Only reason this hasn't sold is I can't make my mind up between this one and the other da silva!

coolkayaker1
11-19-2014, 11:00 AM
James Hill's primary instrument is a DaSilva (his signature model). Also, Sarah Maisel, Craig Chee, Honey (of Bosko & Honey) and many other pros.

Very interesting discussion about thinness of tops, on DaSilva ukuleles, in this video (starts at 4:06 minutes, ends about 6:00 minutes) with ukulele heavyweights, James Hill, Brad Bordessa and Pepe Romero, Jr.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXjWH5CT2v8

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Your DaSilva just may be prettier, Natalie. :o

NatalieS
11-20-2014, 03:41 AM
^ Interesting video, coolkayaker1! It's nice to see others reiterate what I heard from Mike himself regarding the dishing.

NatalieS
12-06-2014, 02:19 AM
This uke is still for sale. As I stated before, I can't lower the price anymore otherwise I'll be taking a huge hit on it. If anyone is looking for a nice uke for themselves or for a loved one for the holidays, this little soprano is a great option. :)

NatalieS
01-24-2015, 01:42 PM
This uke is still for sale.

hollisdwyer
01-30-2015, 04:12 AM
Hi Natalie,
Have PM'd you. Did you received them?

NatalieS
02-03-2015, 11:25 AM
This uke is still for sale.

hollisdwyer
02-03-2015, 11:41 AM
Sent another PM. Did you receive it?

NatalieS
02-04-2015, 02:22 AM
This ukulele has sold. Thank you hollis! I hope you love it. :)