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Thread: FS: MELE 6-STRING Solid Koa with Sitka Spruce Top with Paua Inlay

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    Default FS: MELE 6-STRING Solid Koa with Sitka Spruce Top with Paua Inlay

    I am selling my Mele 6-String Ukulele from my collection, as football season is upon us and I need a new TV. For sale is a beautiful Mele 6 string, made from solid Koa back & sides, solid Sitka Spruce top, accented with real Paua inlay and Ebony binding, fretboard and bridge.
    Mmele package.jpgmele front 1.jpgmele front.jpg
    This beautiful ukulele has a resonant, full sound. The Sitka spruce top makes for a slightly brighter, louder tone quality as compared to mahogany or koa; that's why most guitars and violins have spruce tops. Koa back and sides. Slim, stable steel-reinforced fixed trust rod, mahogany neck for superb playability. Mele is very popular with local Hawaiian musicians.

    Original price was $999, and I am selling it for $499 shipped (CONUS) price includes Hard plush case and a new set of Ko'olau Gold strings, currently strung with Ko'olau Mehana strings. Ukulele is in excellent condition, minor scuff marks on sound board to the left of the sound hole (see photo)
    mele scuffs 2.jpgmele scuffs.jpg

    Link to Mele Ukulele of Maui: http://http://meleukulele.com/

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    I know that I'm going to own another Mele... just have to decide if this is the one... my UAS is only slowed by my incoming KoAloha Sceptre from HMS. But... I have to say, I bet this baby sounds SWEET!
    Soprano: Sailor Brand SPC-S, Donaldson Vintage-S, Gstring Longneck, 1920's Martin 0, Makala Dolphin (YELLOW), Mainland Chili!, Roy Smeck. 1920's Kumalae
    Concert: KoAloha Sceptre, KoAloha Super Concert, Kala "Mighty Uke", Kamoa Grand Concert, Martin 2K
    Tenor: LoPrinzi Model A Mohagany
    Pineapple/Other: Mainland red-cedar, Mya-Moe Concert Pineapple (Mango), KoAloha Longneck Pineapple, Vintage Kamaka Pineapple, Kamaka 100th Anniversary Pineapple

    Aloha from Charleston, SC!

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    Sent you a PM with a question...........................BO............. ...
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    Mele: My Song, My Joy, My uke....
    Proud Designer and Owner of the "B&D Special" and the "Maui Kai" by Willie Wixom

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    This uke sounds very vintage "Hawaiian". mele front 1.jpgmele side 2.jpgmmele back.jpgmele top.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by Gmoney View Post
    I know that I'm going to own another Mele... just have to decide if this is the one... my UAS is only slowed by my incoming KoAloha Sceptre from HMS. But... I have to say, I bet this baby sounds SWEET!
    Last edited by danged; 08-17-2012 at 02:25 PM. Reason: photos

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    Kamaka Custom Jake Shimabukuro Signature Model Tenor serial #25http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5eOP...8&feature=plcp
    Kamaka HF-38 8-String with Fishman acoustic infinity p/u
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    Gorgeous! I'd be all over this if I had a job and the adult kid wasn't siphoning our wallets. I sold my Mele and still miss it, they are awesome players.

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    Nice bunch of "Wall Hangers" in the background!

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