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Thread: Ukulele Clearance!!! No.2 - Japanese soprano

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    Default Ukulele Clearance!!! No.2 - Japanese soprano

    SOLD!
    You may know that we're adopting. We hope to have a little boy from Russia by Wintertime. So I've got to make room in my closet for our new family member's clothes! Therefore, I'm selling some great ukuleles, a couple which I never thought I'd part with.

    But things change. We need the space. And the money!

    Here is info on the ukulele:


    Unknown Japanese model - 1950's or 1960's:
    This Mahogany ukulele looked like it had never been played when I bought it. In fact, it still had a tag on it telling how to tighten the friction tuners. When I played it, I found out why - the nut was way too high! But I simply sanded it down and the result was one of my best-sounding ukes! I played it alot after putting Aquila nylgut strings on it. Here's videos as I compare it with other ukes (It's labelled "Unknown brand" in the video):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLGs4-FAwjY

    I love the fretboard! It is painted to look like woodgrain. And the "inlay dots" are plastic discs glued onto the uke. But don't let that fool you - It sounds great! Some days I prefer this one to my Martin! I put new tuners on this one too!

    Why buy a new Johnson uke for $45 - $50 bucks when this one sounds infinitely better for the same price?
    Here is a video of the Uke:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMJ2IzEVDC0

    Other photos:
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/...308be41c_b.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3105/...e1d48cef_b.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/...6dd0373e_b.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3009/...b831b1ea_b.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/...0f9e8d9d_b.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/...ec4a51e2_b.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3150/...a32a4d52_b.jpg

    Asking price: $50 firm plus $15 shipping
    Money order or cashier's check. For Paypal, add $5 bucks.

    More ukes coming up!
    Thank you for looking!
    Last edited by UKISOCIETY; 06-15-2008 at 02:43 PM. Reason: forgot to say it's mahogany
    -Alan (UKISOCIETY)

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    I might be able to find someone who'd want this ukulele. Bear in mind I live in the UK, would that be okay?

    (my band, not something dirty)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    I might be able to find someone who'd want this ukulele. Bear in mind I live in the UK, would that be okay?
    I'll have to find out the exact shipping fee, but that's fine!
    -Alan (UKISOCIETY)

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    I might be able to find someone intirested. In fact, I'm intirested myself.I'll let you know by next week.
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    Default Can you combine shipping in any way if I buy 2?

    I want to get your blue uke for sure, and if there is any way to save a dollar or two if I buy two, I will take this one as well. Let me know what it would be to ship both ukes to Los Angeles, and I will pay you speedy quick. I teach kids in LA, and it is the end of the school year and parents want to buy their kids their own ukes. I am trying to hook a few kids up with a little better than the entry level.
    Thanks,
    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by misteruke View Post
    I want to get your blue uke for sure, and if there is any way to save a dollar or two if I buy two, I will take this one as well. Let me know what it would be to ship both ukes to Los Angeles, and I will pay you speedy quick. I teach kids in LA, and it is the end of the school year and parents want to buy their kids their own ukes. I am trying to hook a few kids up with a little better than the entry level.
    Thanks,
    Bill
    Are you selling these to the kids or giving it to them?

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    Default student ukes

    I provide them with a mahalo during the school year, and now some of the parents want to buy their kids their own ukes. I have subsidised one student's purchase, but for the most part, if I find a deal, I offer my price to them ( I am not making a profit-and I can't afford to buy the world a uke, but I wish I could). I bought my class ukes at McCabes in Santa Monica, and they have extended a discount to my kids if they purchase their own too. One of my students just bought an Ohana from McCabes this morning.
    --Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by misteruke View Post
    I provide them with a mahalo during the school year, and now some of the parents want to buy their kids their own ukes. I have subsidised one student's purchase, but for the most part, if I find a deal, I offer my price to them ( I am not making a profit-and I can't afford to buy the world a uke, but I wish I could). I bought my class ukes at McCabes in Santa Monica, and they have extended a discount to my kids if they purchase their own too. One of my students just bought an Ohana from McCabes this morning.
    --Bill
    If these are going to kids who really can't afford a decent ukulele of their own, I'll pay for half if you buy both.

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    Default You are awsome!

    Quote Originally Posted by deach View Post
    If these are going to kids who really can't afford a decent ukulele of their own, I'll pay for half if you buy both.
    Yes, I teach in Hollywood, and my school is nearly 100% receiving free lunch. We are title-1, and all the students are pretty poor. If you really wanted to contribute, I will contact you as soon as the seller gets back to me. This is my first full year with the class set of ukes, and it is so great to see how turned on some of these kids are. My uke students seem to practice more and harder than my guitar students.
    Mahalo!
    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by misteruke View Post
    Yes, I teach in Hollywood, and my school is nearly 100% receiving free lunch. We are title-1, and all the students are pretty poor. If you really wanted to contribute, I will contact you as soon as the seller gets back to me. This is my first full year with the class set of ukes, and it is so great to see how turned on some of these kids are. My uke students seem to practice more and harder than my guitar students.
    Mahalo!
    Bill
    #2 - $70
    #3 - $32
    tot - $102

    I'll pay half.


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