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    So you found one?

    So you found one?
  2. Thread: Tangi Kawika

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    Tangi Kawika

    Aloha,
    I found a Tangi Kawika this weekend.My limited research today tells me there were 2 models made.A very ornate model and a somewhat less ornate with no abalone inlay.What I found is the...
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    Well that's a fine search.A Weissenborn uke was...

    Well that's a fine search.A Weissenborn uke was my Holy Grail for a few years.
    A Style O sold in the last few weeks mis $.CHEAP high $400.00.
    Last few years I have seen 10 or 12 mostly style O...
  4. Is that an Armstrong model?And are you interested...

    Is that an Armstrong model?And are you interested in a trade for vintage Martin?
    Aloha,
    Michael
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    King Oliver Creole Jass Band 1923

    King Oliver Creole Jass Band 1923
  6. Thread: Areo Uke

    by hilot.h.
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    That one cool Uke. IMHO ....It is over priced...

    That one cool Uke.
    IMHO ....It is over priced considering the condition.Those are some ugly cracks on the wings.Missing Tail Rudder,mismatched tuners.Still a very unusual piece.However of...
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    Everyone on the Big Island thinks you should just...

    Everyone on the Big Island thinks you should just go join a group of ukesters.The ukulele is designed to be an icebreaker,now go meet some folks.
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    Poll: I like them all.I would go for #1 though.

    I like them all.I would go for #1 though.
  9. I would say in the 300 400 dollar range.I own a...

    I would say in the 300 400 dollar range.I own a few of the early teen koa uke's. And While I love the look and history and feel and smell.They really belong in a glass case as a work of art.Not as a...
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    Knutsen Ukulele

    There was a Knutsen for sale on Fleamarket a month or so ago.Does anybody know what it sold for?I have a Weissenborn and a Knutsen is my next Holy Grail.
    Mahalo
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    p.m. me please on the Knudsen book. Aloha, ...

    p.m. me please on the Knudsen book.
    Aloha,
    Michael
  12. Thread: lava in Pahoa

    by hilot.h.
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    I live three miles from the flow.We try to stay...

    I live three miles from the flow.We try to stay out of Pahoa as much as possible.On the bright side of the tourist issue is the money they bring into the Island economy.Folks please stay on Hilo...
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    Poll: Are you honest or dishonest? CALL CUSTOMER...

    Are you honest or dishonest?
    CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE,NOW.
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    That's life in the Islands.Sometimes it's cool...

    That's life in the Islands.Sometimes it's cool .Sometimes not.Just walk away,and say F**K 'EM.
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    Will Do.But I would kind of liked an opinion on...

    Will Do.But I would kind of liked an opinion on tone.A well such is life.
    IMUA
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    wiessenborn Ukulele

    My mistake I didn't make my post clear.I am refering to the ukuleles made by wiessenborn in L.A. in the 20's.Not the guitars ( which are beautiful).I am trying to get some insight to these older koa...
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    Weissenborn Ukulele

    This turning into my new Holy Grail.
    Anyone has one or heard on that can share a story.
    Mahalo,
    Michael
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    WTB Martin Style 2 Tuner 1922/1923

    I need one more tuner for my style 2.It's the model that was only producted in 1922/23.If you got one,you know.
    Mahalo,
    m
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    Same here.Here at home we say oo-koo for the...

    Same here.Here at home we say oo-koo for the flea,in jumping flea.When I am in the mainland it is just easier on peoples ears if you say you-ko.
    No Big Ting.

    Yes, the correct pronunciation of...
  20. Thread: Antique Uke

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    I would agree.Looks old because of the peg...

    I would agree.Looks old because of the peg tuners.Isn't that what is known as a camp uke?
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    Really!I have to go into Hilo town today.PRA Y...

    Really!I have to go into Hilo town today.PRA
    Y FOR ME.
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    Agree.I have a Taropatch,a 6 string and of course...

    Agree.I have a Taropatch,a 6 string and of course a tenor.The 8 is for strumming,6 for whateva,tenor is the one I use when picking a tune.The few 5 strings I have tried worked well as pickers,because...
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    Haven't you bought it YET????

    Haven't you bought it YET????
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    I agree wholeheartedly it is FOLK ART.I am in no...

    I agree wholeheartedly it is FOLK ART.I am in no way belittleing this instrument
    And yes the worker was most likley using a pedal powered lathe at times if that.These are good points.I really like...
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    Interesting Pineapple Kamaka

    65507Aloha,
    I just saw this on eBay.
    I have never seen a Kamaka with such an offset soundhole.While this is a nice vintage ukulele,what's with the soundhole?
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