SOLD: tkitki Custpm-T Curly Mango Tenor

taro

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Purchased from Southern Ukulele Store (SUS) about a month ago, selling to partially fund a custom.

$1475 incl. free shipping to CONUS, Paypal F&F or Zelle.

Mint condition tenor ukulele, made in Japan of all-solid Hawaianian curly mango.

This is a Martin-style ukulele, albeit in the modern style of 14 frets to the neck instead of 12. It has clear articulation and very nice overtones. It will ship strung high G with Uke Logic fluorocarbon strings, in the pictured Freestyle hard case.

There are uneven patches to the light gloss finish on the sides -- according to SUS, it shipped from the factory in that condition. It has no impact on sound and can't be observed by eye (at least not in photos), but can be felt by hand. The price has been adjusted accordingly.

All Solid Curly Hawaiian Mango body
Light gloss finish, with no grain filler
Ebony Fretboard and Bridge
434mm Scale length
36mm fretboard width at nut
Bone nut and saddle
Tortoiseshell effect binding front and back
Pinned bridge
Compensated saddle
Gotoh UPT Planetary tuners
Curly Mango faceplate
Mahogany neck, light gloss finish, shallow profile
 

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rhiggie

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That's some real nice wood grains. Never heard of the brand but that's true of lots of Japanese builders. Nice looking case too!
 

taro

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That's some real nice wood grains. Never heard of the brand but that's true of lots of Japanese builders. Nice looking case too!
Indeed, I think it's pretty much unknown outside of Japan, other than SUS picking up a small number of their instruments recently. SUS did a good job describing it:

 

DuckyI

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I love my Tkitki soprano. It is built incredibly light, and it has a really loud and vibrant tone. The finish is open pore so not plasticky like on some, but very thin with some minute imperfections. It looks great, imho. And the wood they get is unbelievably beautiful. I think this builder has very good connection with timber suppliers in Hawaii. Good luck with your sale!
 

taro

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Still available with price drop to $1425. It's an excellent sounding uke, very different from my other tenors, but the overall scale (body size, fretboard width) is a bit small for my taste. If no interest, I'll stick in the closet and wait for the kids to grow into it :)