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Thread: Moore Bettah Auction at HMS TheUkuleleSite

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    Default Moore Bettah Auction at HMS TheUkuleleSite

    There is a new auction going on at HMS' TheUkuleleSite.com for a Moore Bettah tenor made from "The Tree" Mahogany back & sides, Ulu (breadfruit) soundboard. And the usual inlays and details.

    It's listed on the last page of the tenors, or by searching Moore Bettah.

    Bidding is up to $7400 USD and ends Saturday, Oct. 13th.

    It's worth taking a look at this beauty. (But make sure you don't drool on your keyboard... )

    Way too rich for me. But fun to dream about.

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    I've paid less than that for cars.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!

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    WOW! That's some gorgeous quilted mahogany and handiwork, good job, Chuck!
    Just Play

    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins | Fender Piha'eu - Worth Browns | Lanikai banjolele - Worth Browns
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Ohana CK-35-8 - Living Water | Kala KA-ACP-CT - Living Water, low G
    UBass: Kala Exotic Mahogany - Road Toad Pahoehoe

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    https://youtu.be/3tshuUg4H6s

    So nice to see that Chuck was able to go back to his home and workshop after the volcano and storms that Hawaii suffered this year.
    Listen to the lovely sounds this ukulele makes.
    Imagine if Chuck was Banksy and his ukes shredded after one tune. https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/10/0...eing-sold.html
    Last edited by Cornfield; 10-10-2018 at 07:47 AM.

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    Wow, really beautiful wood, and incredible sound. Someone is going to end up with an astounding ukulele.

    I have fun watching the auctions, even though I'm not a potential buyer. Thanks for alerting us.

    As Cornfield said, I'm glad that Chuck was able to get back home.

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    When I watch these auctions, I always wonder why people are bidding so early in the auction. Maybe somewhere here can explain the strategy?
    Current makers: Kinnard, DeVine, Moore Bettah, Ko'olau, Grimes, Kamaka

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    Can't at for sure, but I imagine some people snipe at the end to get a bargain and some people bid up to scare off some of the legitimate competition. Then again some bid with no intention of buying knowing he/she will be outbid just to say they bid on an item.

    If the item is sought after and well publicized, I'm not sure anyone is going to be able to snipe it for less.

    John

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    $21,000!
    If anyone here got the ukulele, enjoy. It was one of the most beautiful sounding ukuleles I've heard.

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    Sold for a meager $21,000.00. WOW!!!

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    Yikes!

    Well, I'm glad Chuck Moore is back up and making the ukuleles he wants to make. Until he gets fully operational, or he remains in limited creation mode, I wish him the best. His instruments are pretty exceptional.

    And, yikes!

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