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Thread: wanted your old or beginner ukuleles for shantytown children in Peru

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    Order placed - a few Snarks are on their way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TobyDog View Post
    Order placed - a few Snarks are on their way.
    THANKS so much - they will love them
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    Here is what I've sent you Ian. What a great way to spend $30. If there are others that don't want to get to the post office, using Amazon was a snap.
    I have to say I have no experience with this uke so I hope its ok.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lelouden View Post
    Here is what I've sent you Ian. What a great way to spend $30. If there are others that don't want to get to the post office, using Amazon was a snap.
    I have to say I have no experience with this uke so I hope its ok.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Thanks so much Linda - it will be so great
    Kamaka pineapple soprano gold label - 1950s
    Kamaka custom soprano, gold label. 1960s?
    Koaloha Opio long neck soprano. 2016
    Mele pineapple soprano - koa and mahogany - modern
    Martin SO, modern, Mexico
    Mainland longneck concert pineapple
    No name concert in koa
    Kamaka tenor - 2002
    Mele, Braddah tenor 1990s
    Slingerland banjolele Maybell - 1920s

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubulele View Post
    Sorry to be a wet blanket or alarmist, but have you checked on the impact of the CITES restrictions? In particular, most older ukes have rosewood fretboards and bridges, even sometimes bodies. This wood has recently been placed on the CITES list, making shipping of used instruments across national borders an iffy proposition—doesn't matter that rosewood was freely transportable when these instruments were built and sold, even as recently as last year. Border officials are notorious for being unreasonable about such things. Until CITES officials make some sort of exemptions for musical instruments, based at least on year of manufacture, it is now an iffy proposition for any private individual to attempt to ship or carry an instrument across borders. Quite valuable (and legally transportable) instruments have been seized and destroyed by officials before the owners could even mount a protest in the right quarters. Hopefully, you'll have no such problems, you may only meet with reasonable border officials sympathetic to your cause. But you might want donors to vet their instruments, making sure that donations have no woods currently on the CITES list (or even likely to be mistaken for them).
    Let me think about this - thanks for the heads up.
    Kamaka pineapple soprano gold label - 1950s
    Kamaka custom soprano, gold label. 1960s?
    Koaloha Opio long neck soprano. 2016
    Mele pineapple soprano - koa and mahogany - modern
    Martin SO, modern, Mexico
    Mainland longneck concert pineapple
    No name concert in koa
    Kamaka tenor - 2002
    Mele, Braddah tenor 1990s
    Slingerland banjolele Maybell - 1920s

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    I was able to deliver 8 ukuleles, three tuners and some strings donated by friends from the Ukulele Underground - they are going to a wonderful shanty town church where the pastor is a gifted musician. He has taught generations of children. He came with his wife and one of the young people who is now at college. We all played for an hour or so and then they went off. I am promised pictures before Easter. What a joy - pictures within 2 weeks, God willing. Be blessed all those who gave and have made this project possible. IMHO music is an eternal gift. Love you all
    Kamaka pineapple soprano gold label - 1950s
    Kamaka custom soprano, gold label. 1960s?
    Koaloha Opio long neck soprano. 2016
    Mele pineapple soprano - koa and mahogany - modern
    Martin SO, modern, Mexico
    Mainland longneck concert pineapple
    No name concert in koa
    Kamaka tenor - 2002
    Mele, Braddah tenor 1990s
    Slingerland banjolele Maybell - 1920s

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    Thx so much for the update, Ian.

    I have a lot of pet causes, but I don't think I've ever had such satisfaction with charitible giving as donating real ukuleles to efforts like the Shopshire Foundation (teaching music to kids in refugee camps), Survivor Girls Ukulele Band (teaching uke to child survivors of forced prostitution in India), work with flood victims in TX, and Ian's work in Peru.
    It's such a tangible thing, knowing the instrument is bringing joy and self-esteem to a child...
    Tracie

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    Do you take Banjo Ukes..mY .have a Kmise I am not using.
    (Originally a Northern Yankee
    But now a good old southern boy)

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    Martin style 1 1950 soprano
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    send me your mailing address. the kmise banjo is yours
    (Originally a Northern Yankee
    But now a good old southern boy)

    Martin IZ Commenorative Tenor
    Martin style 1 1950 soprano
    Koaloha Long Neck Soprano Koa
    Kamaka 100 year anniversary model hf-1
    Kanilea Concert Koa ( for sale )
    Southern Cross Banjo Concert

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    Quote Originally Posted by frianm View Post
    I was able to deliver 8 ukuleles, three tuners and some strings donated by friends from the Ukulele Underground - they are going to a wonderful shanty town church where the pastor is a gifted musician. He has taught generations of children. He came with his wife and one of the young people who is now at college. We all played for an hour or so and then they went off. I am promised pictures before Easter. What a joy - pictures within 2 weeks, God willing. Be blessed all those who gave and have made this project possible. IMHO music is an eternal gift. Love you all
    Please pm me your mailing address.

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