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Thread: FS: Two Solid Koa Sopranos (recent)

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    Default FS: Two Solid Koa Sopranos (recent)

    Apparently my fingers prefer concert models over soprano. Both are solid koa both mint, both play and sound exceptional.

    1. aNueNue 1879, now $450.00 shipped. Includes hard case.
    Nice tone and surprising volume. There are a number of demo videos of
    these on youtube. Made in Taiwan.

    Narrative stolen from another site in order to give as much info as possible:

    "1879 refers to the year that the Portuguese arrived in Hawaii bringing with them their little 4-stringed Braguina instruments which the islanders adopted and which evolved into the ukuleles we know today. This aNueNue 1879 model soprano ukulele is inspired by the Jonah Kumalae "Gold Award" soprano ukuleles that were made in Honolulu between 1911 and 1940. In 1915 Jonah Kumalae won the Panama Pacific International Exhibition Gold Award in San Francisco, and from that time on his ukuleles featured on their headplate the distinctive crest of Hawaii, the maker name, the "Gold Award" name by which these ukuleles are often called, and the date 1915. For more on Jonah Kumalae, see: en.wikipedia.org .

    This 1879 model soprano ukulele features a body with a gracefully arched back made with beautifully figured solid koa, a koa headplate with a facsimile of the crest of Hawaii, a koa fingerboard and koa saddle. It also features modern tuning pegs that look like friction pegs and fit in place like friction pegs but are turned instead by a hidden internal mechanism."IMG_5295.jpgNueBack.jpgNueHead.jpgNueLabel.jpgIMG_5146.jpg
    Last edited by John ByTheSea; 04-22-2019 at 12:57 PM. Reason: Price reduction

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    2. Kelii S_K Soprano, now $350.00 shipped. Solid case included.

    Specs as presented by Kelii:
    ・Keli’i logo on the Koa headplate
    ・All solid Hawaiian Koa body
    ・Rosewood nut and saddle
    ・Rosewood Fretboard, Mahogany Neck
    ・Ivoroid or mother of pearl fret markers on the 5th, 7th, and 10th fret
    ・Ivoroid or mother of pearl side marker on the 7th fret
    ・Gold colored side peg geared tuners
    ・Satin finish
    ・Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Hawaii)*

    Length 53.9cm
    Width of Body 17.8cm
    Depth at Bottom of Body 5.8cm
    Scale Length 35.4cm
    Distance of Strings at Nut 9mm
    Distance of Strings at Saddle 14mm
    Neck Mahogany
    Thickness of Neck at Nut side1.4cm
    Nut Width 3.5cm
    Number of Frets 16 frets
    Jointed at Fret 12 fret Body
    Weight 425g

    *Note: Ukuleles can be labeled “Made” or “Handcrafted in Hawaii” (as this one is) if 50% of the work is done in Hawaii. In this case, I believe the body and neck are built in China, and the instrument is completed, finished, and set up in Hawaii. As a result, the cost isn’t as great as the K brands, but the instrument is in their class.


    Kelii:
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    Last edited by John ByTheSea; 04-22-2019 at 12:15 PM.

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    St. Patrick’s day sale! A one time price reduction.
    aNueNue Model 1879: $450.00

    Kelii S-K: $350.00

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    Still for sale.

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    You hv mail.

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    Kelii Sold. closing thread.

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