FS: Recording King RU-998-M Resonator Concert Ukulele

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Jon Moody

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Sep 2, 2011
I bought this new a couple years back from Elderly Instruments. It apparently looks like they don't offer this color anymore, and I can tell you that while they say it's a "matte" finish, it's definitely a high gloss (which you can see from the pics). It currently has some fluorocarbon strings with a phosphor bronze low G on it, which give it a really nice and warm sound. I just haven't used it nearly as much as I thought, and it deserves to be played. Comes with a Snark tuner and a very night lightweight hard case.

$200 OBO shipped CONUS. Paypal okay. Sorry, no trades.

Please PM me with any questions or comments.


From the Recording King website:

Made from an entirely European bell brass body and featuring a 6" hand-spun Continental cone, the Recording King RU-998 ukulele adds a unique twist to the classic Hawaiian instrument. This rare model features a mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, Champion-style friction tuners, pearloid headstock overlay and a bell brass cover plate. These excellent features give this traditional instrument fantastic projection and a bark that is uncommon yet very appealing for a ukulele.!


Body: Champagne Matte Finish
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: rosewood
Cone material: hand-spun aluminum
Coverplate: roundhole
Headstock: plated Recording King logo
Headstock overlay: pearloid
Tailpiece: bell brass
Bridge: hard maple
Position markers: mother-of-pearl dot
Tuners: nickel-plated
Includes a hard featherweight case
Total Length: 23"
Lower Bout: 7 5/8"
Upper Bout: 5 7/8"
Nut, Width: 1-3/8"
Body Length: 10-5/8"
Scale length: 15"
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