Should i buy this ukulele with a small repaired crack?

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Hey guys!

I was looking for a uke that i could take with me on holidays, because i don't want to endanger my Pono pro classic. I found a Kala Ka Asac tenor. Solid acacia, slotted headstock. It is priced at €140,- including shopping. I've just found out that there is a small crack at the back of the body. The crack has been repaired. Is this uke still worth €140,-?. I've included some pics.

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Kind regards,
JP
 

melensdad

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What is the regular 'street price' for a perfect condition new ukulele of the exact same make/model?

I'd have no problem buying a repaired ukulele if I got it at half price or less, especially if it was a quality instrument, and doubly so if the intention was to have it as travel/knock around/pool/beach uke.

But I'd only be willing pay €140 if the normal price for a new version of the same was in the €250 to €350 price range.

Clearly just my opinion. And my opinion is worth exactly what you paid for me to give it. Others may disagree on this, their points will be just as valid.
 

Croaky Keith

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The Kala acacia series are very good ukes, I paid £350 for my concert, a little while ago, so I'd say you're looking at a bargain. :)
 

EDW

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A well repaired crack would be just fine.
 

frianm

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A well repaired crack would be just fine.

I have a repaired 50s Kamaka and it plays and sounds amazing - well repaired and stable. Sometime this is how an expensive and amazing instrument can become affordable.
 

stevejfc

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Seems like a good deal.......small crack repaired, no problem.
 

mmn

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A well repaired crack would be just fine.

^^^ This. If it's repaired correctly it will be stable and not affect the sound. Value will always be subjective but it should not affect it much. Aesthetics - purely personal.