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Thread: KoAloha All 'Hog Longneck Soprano, Laughlin 2M Soprano and Mono M80 Concert Case

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    Default KoAloha All 'Hog Longneck Soprano, Laughlin 2M Soprano and Mono M80 Concert Case

    I have sold or have for sale almost all of my ukes as I caught a nasty case of "sixstringitis." I am keeping a couple of tenors so I can have one linear and one re-entrant. I have sold dozens of instruments here and on FMM. I always offer a three day inspection.

    I'll update with pics in the next day or so, but below are two instruments and a Mono M80 concert gig back.

    1. KoAloha All Mahogany Longneck Soprano (Limited Batch Run)
    These were a limited batch run. The gang at the Ukulele Site was disappointed that KoAloha did these as a limited run b/c the all 'hog adds a bit of warmth over the normal all koa version. This was ordered upgraded with UPT's, so new price was $875 installed. In as-new condition. $575 shipped ground CONUS, includes nice soft-sided case.

    Price lowered to $540.

    Link to the ukulele site listing for these:

    https://www.theukulelesite.com/koalo...m-02-mh-1.html

    2. Laughlin "Travistone" 2M Soprano. SOLD.
    I picked this up at a great price from Jon here on UU because I could not believe a Laughlin was available at that price and am willing to pass along the savings.

    So what is a "Travistone"? Well, Tim Laughlin made a few of these private-labeled ukes for ukulele performer Travis Harrelson. Here is a bit of information about Travis:

    https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/afterword/2010/08/travis-harrelson-noted-ukulele-player-dies-at-80.html

    I literally checked it out when it arrived -- yes, it's awesome as it's a Laughlin -- but haven't touched it since as I simply don't play soprano. Every time I watch a George Elmes video, I think I should really focus on soprano for awhile. Then I pick one up and think, "Oh heck no, I don't have these dexterity to do this." LOL. Just looking to get whole on this fantastic instrument. $525 shipped CONUS, includes nice soft-sided case.


    3. Mono M80 Concert Padded Case.
    These are fantastic cases and new go for $150 on Amazon. $100 shipped CONUS.
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    The Laughlin is sold, pending payment and satisfaction upon receipt.

    Who is going to grab the KoAloha and the Mono M80, which are both still available. Come on, it's been a whole 5 minutes! ;-)
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    An All Mahagony KoAloha??? OMG, my UAS is screaming at me to buy it, KoAloha is my absolute favourite. Would you consider shipping to the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mokka79 View Post
    An All Mahagony KoAloha??? OMG, my UAS is screaming at me to buy it, KoAloha is my absolute favourite. Would you consider shipping to the UK?
    HI, @mokka79, yes, so long as I net the same as I would if shipped CONUS.
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    Do you have any other sopranos?
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    Hi @Ukulele Eddie, I'm very tempted I must say. Do you have any current photos of the uke? When was it made?
    Many thanks. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mokka79 View Post
    Hi @Ukulele Eddie, I'm very tempted I must say. Do you have any current photos of the uke? When was it made?
    Many thanks. :-)
    You should be! LOL. Pics below. It was made in February 2018 and purchased by me from The Ukulele Site in April 2018. Pretty sure it has less than 2 hours total playing time. Sounds fantastic, especially for strumming, but I rarely strum. Must of what I attempt is fingerstyle and I just simply prefer tenors.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Do you have any other sopranos?
    That KoAloha is my last one, assuming that Laughlin is loved but its recent buyer. And there is already a back-up offer on that, so pretty safe to say that this KoAloha is my only instrument shorter than tenor scale.
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    [QUOTE=Ukulele Eddie;2205672]You should be! LOL. Pics below. It was made in February 2018 and purchased by me from The Ukulele Site in April 2018. Pretty sure it has less than 2 hours total playing time. Sounds fantastic, especially for strumming, but I rarely strum. Must of what I attempt is fingerstyle and I just simply prefer tenors.


    @Ukulele Eddie OMG, this is a real beauty!!! I have a concert Opio at the moment, which I totally love, and I wanted to add a solid mahagony to my (intentionally small) collection, and this would be perfect. I will risk that someone else will snap this up, and go away to think about my finances lol (I don't dare to make a rush decision). Thank you so much for the pics and the extra info!!! :-)

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    Man my wife would kill me but.........., I'm only really looking for two ukes at the moment......a long neck soprano......and a resonator.......a mahogany koaloha would really fit the bill...i gotta live another day......perhaps I could tell her about all the money I saved buying this one rather than the 3K+ kinnard long neck soprano I actually had in my hands and passed on last November....

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