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UkeKnowDamnRight
08-04-2014, 12:20 PM
Hello! I am selling a white label Kamaka soprano that is in need of a little love. I bought it a few months ago thinking I would either take it to a luthier or perhaps learn to fix it myself, but am finding that other things are taking me away from my original intention.

The tuners appear to be original. I think the C string tuner may need to be replaced (doesn't hold its tension very well), but this is my first time restringing a uke so it's possible I just restrung it wrong. I put some Living Water strings on it when I got it. There is a part on the lower bout where it looks like a sliver of wood came off and was repaired, a bit sloppily (you can see this in a couple of pics).

I'm no luthier but it seems to me like replacing tuners and fixing the lower bout might be simple(ish) repairs for someone who knows what he or she is doing. I hope someone who is interested in a little bit of restoration might be interested in this uke--I am asking $250 with CONUS shipping included.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need any more information. I have sold a few ukes on UU before so if you want a reference, let me know. :)

Thanks!
Erin

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UkeKnowDamnRight
08-04-2014, 12:21 PM
A couple more photos:

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kenikas
08-04-2014, 07:28 PM
I'm interested, pm sent

UkerDanno
08-05-2014, 03:12 AM
trim those string ends, HOLYCOW!

UkeKnowDamnRight
08-05-2014, 05:45 AM
trim those string ends, HOLYCOW!

I'm gathering you feel pretty strongly about it? ;) I am happy to trim those string ends before shipping if purchaser wishes--no problem!

leokiekie
08-05-2014, 06:17 AM
Hey Erin. Can you post a pic of the tuner buttons? I have tuners from a 1950 Kamaka that might fit. I might be interested.

Kamaka Rocka
08-05-2014, 07:07 AM
.....the C string tuner may need to be replaced (doesn't hold its tension very well), but this is my first time restringing a uke...


Erin,

You can tighten the tension on the tuner using a screwdriver on the lone screw. Have you tried to tighten it? A slight clockwise turn should do it.

UkeKnowDamnRight
08-05-2014, 10:54 AM
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Hey Erin. Can you post a pic of the tuner buttons? I have tuners from a 1950 Kamaka that might fit. I might be interested.

Here's a pic of the tuners. Let me know if you need a different angle.

UkeKnowDamnRight
08-05-2014, 10:54 AM
Erin,

You can tighten the tension on the tuner using a screwdriver on the lone screw. Have you tried to tighten it? A slight clockwise turn should do it.

Thanks, that does seem to make a difference.

UkerDanno
08-05-2014, 12:22 PM
I'm gathering you feel pretty strongly about it? ;) I am happy to trim those string ends before shipping if purchaser wishes--no problem!

would you try to sell a messy house? jus' sayin'...

UkeKnowDamnRight
08-05-2014, 05:22 PM
I think enough has been said about the strings. They don't interfere with anything as they are. As I said, I am happy to trim them before shipping if the purchaser wants. Thanks.

UkeKnowDamnRight
08-05-2014, 05:26 PM
Sold. Thank you for the interest in this uke.