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Thread: FS or Trade : Vintage Kamaka 8 string Lili'u tenor (HF-38)

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    Quote Originally Posted by perep View Post
    YEP, just checked every detail, SAME EVERYTHING, I too would like to sell it as I have 3 8 strings, Kamaka, Mele cutaway, and Kanilea
    Man, I wish I could go back in time and buy some ukes with that pricing Today, there are tuners that cost that much or more . . .

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    I paid $1 more than you. I keep my 8 string, humidified in an Oahu case. I am selling the original case just so that whoever buys it has everything original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perep View Post
    YEP, just checked every detail, SAME EVERYTHING, I too would like to sell it as I have 3 8 strings, Kamaka, Mele cutaway, and Kanilea
    1940's Martin Style 1 Tenor
    1979 Kamaka - HF-38 - 8 string Lili'u - tenor
    1997 Early KoAloha soprano (handmade lable by Pops)
    2012 KoAloha KTM-00 TENOR
    2009 KoAloha KCM-00 - Concert
    2017 KoAoha 6 string Imaikalani Tenor
    2015 KoAlana Soprano
    2017 Koaloha Pineapple Sunday Tenor with Engleman spruce top custom made By Alvin "Pops" Okami
    2016 Uke SA HARMONY WOW soprano (Hand Crafted by Alvin Okami)
    2016 Uke SA STAR SPANGLED BANGER (Hand Crafted by Alvin Okami)
    2017 Uke Kit by Alvin Okami

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    If we adjust for inflation, that would be about $620 in 2018 value. So wow, ukuleles sure were much more affordable back then.

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    That was a ton of money to spend for an ukulele for me back then. I was told I was getting that uke at a discount. I think the regular prices was about $250, still a huge deal by today's pricing. I was a full-time school teacher and my annual salary back in 1979 was $9,200/yr.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mezcalero View Post
    Man, I wish I could go back in time and buy some ukes with that pricing Today, there are tuners that cost that much or more . . .
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    1940's Martin Style 1 Tenor
    1979 Kamaka - HF-38 - 8 string Lili'u - tenor
    1997 Early KoAloha soprano (handmade lable by Pops)
    2012 KoAloha KTM-00 TENOR
    2009 KoAloha KCM-00 - Concert
    2017 KoAoha 6 string Imaikalani Tenor
    2015 KoAlana Soprano
    2017 Koaloha Pineapple Sunday Tenor with Engleman spruce top custom made By Alvin "Pops" Okami
    2016 Uke SA HARMONY WOW soprano (Hand Crafted by Alvin Okami)
    2016 Uke SA STAR SPANGLED BANGER (Hand Crafted by Alvin Okami)
    2017 Uke Kit by Alvin Okami

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    You have a really nice one there, I threw my case away years ago, was breaking down

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    What kind of strings did they put on it when you took it back to be cleaned? A few years ago I ordered an 8 string set from Kamaka and they sent me the chunky, dead, black strings that they put on new ukes. I never installed them.

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    They put on their own strings. Wound C and G, black for everything else. I kept the wound G and Wound C. I also kept a black E and Black A. All other strings I replaced with D'Addario Pro Art clear nylon. I also have an unopened set of GHS Original Hawaiian Lili'u stings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    What kind of strings did they put on it when you took it back to be cleaned? A few years ago I ordered an 8 string set from Kamaka and they sent me the chunky, dead, black strings that they put on new ukes. I never installed them.
    1940's Martin Style 1 Tenor
    1979 Kamaka - HF-38 - 8 string Lili'u - tenor
    1997 Early KoAloha soprano (handmade lable by Pops)
    2012 KoAloha KTM-00 TENOR
    2009 KoAloha KCM-00 - Concert
    2017 KoAoha 6 string Imaikalani Tenor
    2015 KoAlana Soprano
    2017 Koaloha Pineapple Sunday Tenor with Engleman spruce top custom made By Alvin "Pops" Okami
    2016 Uke SA HARMONY WOW soprano (Hand Crafted by Alvin Okami)
    2016 Uke SA STAR SPANGLED BANGER (Hand Crafted by Alvin Okami)
    2017 Uke Kit by Alvin Okami

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