Is this a good deal? 💵 💰 Ko’olau Ukulele

A Rare Find??💰💰

  • Yes. Go for it. It is a good deal!

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Kenn2018

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The checking in the finish is probably an indication of some event condition that affected the ukulele. Heat, dampness, dryness. The the top has a belly, it probably was exposed to high moisture. Causing it to ripple. The checking is pretty severe. But, I'm no expert with woods and finishes.

The fittings on the case seem to show oxidation. It shows in one of the photos, but maybe not another. And those tuner pegs don't look right to me. I can't tell if there's a fine white-ish material on the unfinished wood areas such as the bridge and fretboard. Or if it's just a trick of the bright sunlight in the photos.

I'd also want to know what was going on inside. And if there is a musty smell.

I'd ask a lot of questions in writing.
 

Patrick Madsen

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All what Ken said and also looks like bridge is lifting. I wouldn't touch that one for the money they're asking nor for any money really.