Considering selling a Kanilea K-1

Kimosabe

Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2007
Messages
785
Points
18
I have a Kanilea K-1 that I love. It has a beautiful sound. Everyone, even with more expensive custom ukes, loves its sound but I don’t play it much. It has a few minor nicks here and there. I only would consider selling if I could get a decent price. Basically I only play bass and my Pono electric baritone. I’m a bass player, singer and songwriter who also plays rhythm.

Can anyone give me an idea of what I should ask? Great hard case. I could use the money to purchase a few luxuries. I hate to let it go but I’m not a collector by nature. I like to use what I have.
 
Last edited:

Doc_J

Active member
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Messages
4,660
Points
38
If it is a standard (not Deluxe or Premium) K-1 tenor, I’d estimate $700-$800, depending on how worn it looks. I’m assuming it is several years old, gloss, and not the latest TRU-R bracing.
 

man0a

Active member
Joined
Sep 22, 2019
Messages
548
Points
28
A good rule of thumb is 2/3 of your original cost for an instrument in great shape. Adjust that up or down depending on age and condition. Higher-end instruments hold their value better.