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    I was amazed when I saw the email from Kevin telling me that I won the lottery for this tenor. I have super soprano, concert, and now tenor, so I'm through entering the lotteries. These are wonderful ukuleles, and they are making them at a faster pace than before. Find the Cocobolo Facebook page and enter your email address to get notifications.

    The dog paw cutout is a $40 option which I have on all three ukes in honor of my dogs. With any luck, I'll get strap buttons on it today and bring it to the weekly jam session in Morristown, NJ tomorrow night.

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    Congratulations Jerry, great looking instrument. Does the tenor have a radiuses fretboard? My old, arthritic fingers require a radiused fretboard. Enjoy
    DEPENDENTS:

    In order of age:


    Martin C-1K Concert, C Re-entrant Tuning 4/2014
    Pono MTD-CR Tenor C Linear Tuning 6/21/2016
    Ko'olau Model 100 Tenor C Linear Tuning 7/27/2018
    Kamaka HF-2 Koa Concert C Linear 6/26/2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJFN View Post
    Congratulations Jerry, great looking instrument. Does the tenor have a radiuses fretboard? My old, arthritic fingers require a radiused fretboard. Enjoy
    Yes, it does. I think all their ukes have radiused boards.
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    How does the lottery process work? Is it for a chance at buying an already made uke or for the opportunity to have it custom made?
    Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a uke which is basically the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelz777 View Post
    How does the lottery process work? Is it for a chance at buying an already made uke or for the opportunity to have it custom made?
    You will receive an email when a batch of ukes is finished. You can click on one or all of them. You will get a personal email if you win, and you can either buy it or not. The cost is $550 - $600, plus $109 shipping to the US. You will also receive an email listing the winners and what they won. The drawing is just a few days after the lottery is announced. There might be a way to enter if you don't want to use Facebook.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    You will receive an email when a batch of ukes is finished. You can click on one or all of them. You will get a personal email if you win, and you can either buy it or not. The cost is $550 - $600, plus $109 shipping to the US. You will also receive an email listing the winners and what they won. The drawing is just a few days after the lottery is announced. There might be a way to enter if you don't want to use Facebook.
    Really vibrant colors! Does cocobolo change appearance over time? Or did they do something to the finish or wood to slow that process? Awesome win Jerry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrdr View Post
    Really vibrant colors! Does cocobolo change appearance over time? Or did they do something to the finish or wood to slow that process? Awesome win Jerry!
    The colors on their FB page are brighter and redder than what you will receive - just a matter of processing, I guess. The first picture below is how I shot and posted it (indoors w/flash). The second shot is the same picture re-processed, and the third one is from the Cocobolo Facebook page - same uke. The first picture shows what it actually looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    You will receive an email when a batch of ukes is finished. You can click on one or all of them. You will get a personal email if you win, and you can either buy it or not. The cost is $550 - $600, plus $109 shipping to the US. You will also receive an email listing the winners and what they won. The drawing is just a few days after the lottery is announced. There might be a way to enter if you don't want to use Facebook.
    These ukes are stunning and I'd love to have one. I went to their website and signed up for notifications and got an email confirming I would get emails for future lotteries.

    So we're looking at $659 to $709 delivered with no case. Oof! That's a bit of a punch to the gut! I'll need to sit down and ponder that for a spell while I catch my breath! I love a beautiful wood grain and these certainly have it. My head and heart aren't giving me an immediate "no" for an answer but I might have a hard time trying to justify spending that much. Maybe if I sold a bunch of my stuff and had that balance sitting in my PayPal account I could do it. That's pretty much how I bought my last 3 ukes. I'll have to let that Cocobolo pot simmer on the stove for a while and see how I feel down the road a bit.
    Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a uke which is basically the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelz777 View Post
    These ukes are stunning and I'd love to have one. I went to their website and signed up for notifications and got an email confirming I would get emails for future lotteries.

    So we're looking at $659 to $709 delivered with no case. Oof! That's a bit of a punch to the gut! I'll need to sit down and ponder that for a spell while I catch my breath! I love a beautiful wood grain and these certainly have it. My head and heart aren't giving me an immediate "no" for an answer but I might have a hard time trying to justify spending that much. Maybe if I sold a bunch of my stuff and had that balance sitting in my PayPal account I could do it. That's pretty much how I bought my last 3 ukes. I'll have to let that Cocobolo pot simmer on the stove for a while and see how I feel down the road a bit.
    I ordered a case - which won't arrive for at least a week, but this came in a hard, zippered case. I don't remember if the others came in cases. I prefer regular hard cases without zippers.

    You can enter the lottery and then decide not to buy if you win, but you can't go online and order one when you decide you want one. Just a few days before, I had received a Blackbird Clara which I had ordered five weeks earlier, so I know about spending more than was intended. I'm all through buying now - unless I sell a lot.

    Those Cocobolos are beautiful and distinctive, and they sound great. Every part of it is beautiful, and no two are alike. I like the radiused fretboard, something costs a lot extra on other ukes - if it's even available.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I ordered a case - which won't arrive for at least a week, but this came in a hard, zippered case. I don't remember if the others came in cases. I prefer regular hard cases without zippers.

    You can enter the lottery and then decide not to buy if you win, but you can't go online and order one when you decide you want one. Just a few days before, I had received a Blackbird Clara which I had ordered five weeks earlier, so I know about spending more than was intended. I'm all through buying now - unless I sell a lot.

    Those Cocobolos are beautiful and distinctive, and they sound great. Every part of it is beautiful, and no two are alike. I like the radiused fretboard, something costs a lot extra on other ukes - if it's even available.
    Do they come with a satin finish? They look like they have a natural wood look/feel to them. About how often do the auctions come up?
    Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a uke which is basically the same thing.

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