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    Default Da Silva 3K Ukulele and Fiberglass Case

    I would like sell my DaSilva 3K replica soprano uke (#243). This uke is light as a feather, impeccably made with incredible materials, and it plays like butter. The sound is very vintage and very soprano, perfect for Tin Pan Alley style playing and the sort. Physically, the uke is in excellent condition although it does have some light strum marks on the soundboard. Also, there is some bellying/dishing of the soundboard adjacent to the bridge. It doesn't affect the tone, and the bridge is level. I have discussed this with Mike and he said it is not of concern, as he builds his instruments very light.

    Specs include curly koa top, back, and sides, ebony fretboard, ivoroid binding, and Peghed tuners. Full specs are described at: http://www.ukemaker.com/images/UkeGallery/243-S3K.jpg

    I am located in north-central Florida. Reduced price: asking $1200 shipped within conUS. The uke will come with its DaSilva-exclusive fiberglass case. I've read here on the forum that a new DaSilva 3K costs $2,500 to commission, so I hope this uke will make someone very happy at a lower cost.

    These are brand new pics, along with a video. I'm also including a picture of the "dishing". Feel free to PM questions. Thanks!





    Last edited by NatalieS; 07-19-2014 at 03:41 PM. Reason: reduced price

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    Videos:





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    Wow! Wow!! And you're a good player, Natalie. Cute when you say "sorry" , even though you play well (nice multifinger picking...not this thumb only stuff like some).
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    Lowered the price to match the last time I had it up for sale. :-)

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    Beautiful uke. Just a side note: Three of the best-sounding ukes I've owned (a Martin 0, a Martin baritone and a Maui Music Deluxe concert) all had that dishing. I now consider it a good sign when I see a little of that on an uke. Good luck with the sale.
    "The ukulele is the thinking man's violin." - Krusty the Clown

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    That's beautiful. Oh man, I wish I had the money right now but I just don't. Someone will love this.

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    Oh, man. Every time one of these comes up I am so incredibly tempted. And then I have to remind myself that I seldom play sopranos any more. Sometimes I wish I just wasn't so darned practical! Best of luck with the sale, Natalie.

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    Thanks for your replies. I certainly hope this uke will make someone very happy. I'm playing uke so little nowadays and have moved to tenor guitar instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    Wow! Wow!!
    I couldn't have said it better myself! Whatta uke! Whatta price! If I didn't have a 3K replica of my own on the way, I would SO buy this!



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