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Thread: 2003 KoAloha Long Neck Soprano

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    Default 2003 KoAloha Long Neck Soprano

    Well, with a Donaldson LN soprano coming around the first of the year, and a Pohaku concert 10 coming within a month, and a LN Soprano Kiwaya coming in a couple of weeks, it is time to sell!!! I also want a Kamaka HF1-LN--open to trades for that (with me kicking in some cash)

    For sale is a 2003, KoAloha long neck soprano. The font and back are one piece Koa with a lovely reddish tinge. The neck is also Koa. The tunes are original--there are a light tight, which is normal for tuners of this age. They do work well, and hold the tune. Within the last two weeks, I dinged the uke, and have included the pictures of the two very small dings in my latest bump (the limit is five here). Besides that, it is in really great shape, and is even prettier in person.

    It is really lovely little uke, with a loud and jingly sound.

    Due to the two little dings, I am lowering the price to $625 with shipping in the COUS. Friends and family, or you please pay the fee. I am not inclined to negotiate on this one, please--this is a fun hobby for me, and high pressure negotiations are the antithesis of fun to me. Most of these "classic" KoAloha seem to go for a bit more than this, but this feels fair to me.
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    2003 KoAloha one piece koa LN soprano
    2017 Kamaka HF1 Soprano
    Ohana Ck-70B spruce Top
    Ohana CK 50G cedar/rosewood
    Harmony 1950s birch soprano
    Kimise Freaky Cat concert

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    Wow, that's a sweet uke to let go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin666 View Post
    Wow, that's a sweet uke to let go.
    It really is. I am one of these people, however, that actually prefers to own less things than more--I lost sight of that in picking up too many ukes!
    2003 KoAloha one piece koa LN soprano
    2017 Kamaka HF1 Soprano
    Ohana Ck-70B spruce Top
    Ohana CK 50G cedar/rosewood
    Harmony 1950s birch soprano
    Kimise Freaky Cat concert

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    In terms of the condition, it is a very pretty uke in very good condition. It has two very, very hard to notice playing scratches--the type you need to keep turning in the light to see. Action solid--not super low, but good. As mentioned, the tuners are old and tight, and if someone wanted maximum ease, those should be replaced (although this makes it less "authentic."

    I traded this for my KoAloha Opio Spruce tenor, which was about the same price. There is currently a 2001 Concert that lists on Reverb for $975 with a case, but that has been sitting there for a long time. So, this seems fairly right priced to me, as it is also more than my trading partner bought it for.
    Last edited by richntacoma; 09-05-2020 at 02:17 PM.
    2003 KoAloha one piece koa LN soprano
    2017 Kamaka HF1 Soprano
    Ohana Ck-70B spruce Top
    Ohana CK 50G cedar/rosewood
    Harmony 1950s birch soprano
    Kimise Freaky Cat concert

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    I have traded with Rich and can verify that he is an upstanding UU user and man of his word.

    I had this uke before him and paid about what he's asking on Reverb a few years ago. There were no issues with it when I had it and from the pictures here it looks like Rich has taken exceptional care of it.


    Just for whoever needs to know.

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    Sorry for the confusion I have deleted the post.

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    Price drop to $700.
    2003 KoAloha one piece koa LN soprano
    2017 Kamaka HF1 Soprano
    Ohana Ck-70B spruce Top
    Ohana CK 50G cedar/rosewood
    Harmony 1950s birch soprano
    Kimise Freaky Cat concert

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    Weekly bump.
    2003 KoAloha one piece koa LN soprano
    2017 Kamaka HF1 Soprano
    Ohana Ck-70B spruce Top
    Ohana CK 50G cedar/rosewood
    Harmony 1950s birch soprano
    Kimise Freaky Cat concert

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    My new Kamaka totally meets the need this serves, and with three new Ukes price drop to $675, with a retro style hardcase.
    2003 KoAloha one piece koa LN soprano
    2017 Kamaka HF1 Soprano
    Ohana Ck-70B spruce Top
    Ohana CK 50G cedar/rosewood
    Harmony 1950s birch soprano
    Kimise Freaky Cat concert

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    I played a friend's KSM-02 a few years ago and remember being impressed, but it's been awhile. What would you say about the sound of this one?

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