WTB: Kamaka Gold Label ukulele

mbonitat

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All,

Decided to post a WTB.....

I am looking for a 50's/ early 60"s Kamaka Gold Label ukulele. I am trying to get one from the year I was born (1958). Soprano, tenor is fine, must be able to play, and in decent shape. Any possibilities out there? Thanks I appreciate it. Best to all,
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I have a Kamaka Gold Label soprano that I don't play and have been thinking about selling. I don't know the year it was built. Mine is in good condition with some scratches. It had a crack in the back that was repaired by Donna LoPrinzi at the LoPrinzi Ukulele workshop in Clearwater. She seemed to think the instrument has a wonderful voice.

Mine also had the tuners replaced with Waverly tuners though the originals and an original case will be included. It currently has Living Waters strings. I didn't know how to price this ukulele but now I think I'd like to get $250 plus buyer would pick up reasonable shipping costs. Let me know if you have any interest or would like more information.

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Kamaka Gold Label soprano

Thanks for getting back to me! Yes I have an interest in this for sure. Would I be putting you out if I asked for some pictures and maybe a sound bite? I don't want to be a PITA. Concerned about the crack but really that won't be a showstopper, I am looking obviously for something I can play.....its not going to stay in the case.....do you think it could handle everyday playing? Let me know when you get a moment. I appreciate your time.....Best Mark

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I have a Kamaka Gold Label soprano that I
don't play and have been thinking about selling. I don't know the year it was built. Mine is in good condition with some scratches. It had a crack in the back that was repaired by Donna LoPrinzi at the LoPrinzi Ukulele workshop in Clearwater. She seemed to think the instrument has a wonderful voice.

Mine also had the tuners replaced with Waverly tuners though the originals and an original case will be included. It currently has Living Waters strings. I didn't know how to price this ukulele but now I think I'd like to get $250 plus buyer would pick up reasonable shipping costs. Let me know if you have any interest or would like more information.

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I just saw the pics....uke looks good.....do you think it was Hawaiian made or made in Japan?.....from the label in the pic it looks like it was made in Hawaii. I think if you believe it to be a daily player and it sounds good....let's talk for sure. I am very interested.

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Wow that is an unusual grain pattern. Makes me think it came from a twisted tree though I don’t have the wood knowledge for any certainty. I see that as a plus. More interesting.

Of course the tone will tell the tale.
 

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Mark, it's Hawaiian made. Can tell by the placement of the bridge. MIJ's bridge is set lower on the top. You're getting one heck of a deal on this. Donna is a premier luthier so the crack is not a problem. Add the Waverlys and you have a wonderful daily player. Better jump on it before I do lol. I don't need another but at this price and condition... The dating for a Gold label is 1954-1969.
 
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ok lets do this....shipping to Naugatuck, CT 06770 what will the shipping costs be? Thanks again Mark
 

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Hi BBegall, just wondering how would you describe the sound/tone and what strings are on it? Also wondering have you tried other strings?