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    I am so jealous, however I must be satisfied and...

    I am so jealous, however I must be satisfied and say no to UAS - I love the tenor that I now have from you. I would trade for a Sunday model though!
    Best - Ian
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    In my search for an outdoor instrument I ended up...

    In my search for an outdoor instrument I ended up trying the (Kala) Waterman concert. Mine arrived damaged and another instrument clamored to be purchased so I have not pursued it. That being said...
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    Look for a used Opio by Koaloha. I have a...

    Look for a used Opio by Koaloha. I have a longneck soprano that is just amazing and I found it used, well played and far from perfect.
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    Nice and Tracie your addiction is showing! I...

    Nice and Tracie your addiction is showing! I love it
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    That may be true. I love the Koaloha concerts...

    That may be true. I love the Koaloha concerts and ended up with a gorgeous tenor. I have a mahogany concert and like that very much. It is a great size. You may generate more interest if you...
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    If you keep it you will not regret it. I would...

    If you keep it you will not regret it. I would buy it and sell my Opio spruce version BUT dreaming will not put money in my bank account. IMHO this is a perfect combination of sound and...
  7. Thread: Martin S-O

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    I remember seeing one for sale in Appleton, WI in...

    I remember seeing one for sale in Appleton, WI in about 2008, but it could have been in 2007. I was surprised to see it but delighted.
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    I have the Opio version of this - with a spruce...

    I have the Opio version of this - with a spruce top, which is different. This is an amazing instrument and well worth someone buying. Had I not just acquired a Koaloha I might have jumped at this...
  9. Those look like the upt version, not uptl - can...

    Those look like the upt version, not uptl - can you confirm please. Great tuners but this makes a difference.
    Best wishes - Ian
  10. Traded - thanks for all the interest. Ian

    Traded - thanks for all the interest.
    Ian
  11. Time for a bump, I have had some interesting...

    Time for a bump,
    I have had some interesting offers for trade, some cash purchase interest but no one has pulled the trigger - I can be flexible!
    Meanwhile I am beginning to learn mandolin - just...
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    I am tending to dinosaur status BUT my favorite...

    I am tending to dinosaur status BUT my favorite pineapple is an old, beat up Kamaka gold label that cost me $200 with some repaired cracks. It is wonderful to play, the sound is great. I treated it...
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    This is most helpful - thank you. I have just...

    This is most helpful - thank you.
    I have just set up my 97 Braddah concert with Worth Browns and will keep these in reserve. I will check the Mele site.
    Best wishes - Ian
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    Thanks - will try

    Thanks - will try
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    I have just fitted a set - my third set - onto a...

    I have just fitted a set - my third set - onto a 1997 Braddah (Mele) concert. I bought the tuners from Pohaku and they arrived super fast. I am getting better at fitting these! I am so glad that I...
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    Hilo strings - any information

    I just bought a nice used ukulele and it came with a spare set of Hilo concert strings. They are distributed by Pegasus strings, Hilo, Hawaii, so they come from the big island. Does anyone know...
  17. Kamaka Tenor - 2002 with hard or soft case -

    I am selling this lovely Kamaka Tenor. It is of course koa. I am trying to make sense of my instruments and this one should go to a new home.
    I am asking $950 in a Crossrock fiberglass case or...
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    Pohaku sent me a set and they arrived today -...

    Pohaku sent me a set and they arrived today - they are my third set. Observations:-
    The lumpiness seems to go away once installed and used, at least that is my impression
    The bushings are much...
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    I only fly Delta so working with them is easy. I...

    I only fly Delta so working with them is easy. I think my carry on case is 22" and has never been questions. Sometimes it is better to have a duffel bag that is more flexible. Neither have they...
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    FWIW I believe that this is a great offer and...

    FWIW I believe that this is a great offer and should be snapped up. I bought a well used Opio Koaloha longneck soprano with a spruce top out of Indonesia. It is an amazing instrument and I find...
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    Just ordered another set - Pohaku have free...

    Just ordered another set - Pohaku have free shipping which is terrific.
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    Thanks - message sent

    Thanks - message sent
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    Any left? I am looking for a set of 4 Thanks -...

    Any left? I am looking for a set of 4
    Thanks - Ian
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    Wanted set of 4 Gotoh uptl tuners

    I am looking for a used set of four Gotoh uptl tuners -
    Please let me know if you have a set for sale.
    Thanks - Ian
  25. I cannot bear letting an old, in this case...

    I cannot bear letting an old, in this case classic, instrument die. It has lots of life with some real TLC. Sending it to Kamaka is the best solution. I have a 50s gold label with cleated cracks...
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