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Thread: Vintage Harmony Roy Smeck Vita-Uke Ukulele W/OHSC !!

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    Default Vintage Harmony Roy Smeck Vita-Uke Ukulele W/OHSC !!

    In 1927 Harmony introduced the Roy Smeck Vita Uke, a pear-shaped instrument with stylized "seal" f-holes. Made in Chicago, natural lacquer finish, curly mahogany back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. The length is 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm.), 8 in. (20.3 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.) in depth at side. The uke has repaired cracks by the seal soundholes and under the slight bridge lift, a wedge was solidly glued in place. I had a very well known luthier/builder inspect these repairs, fully prepared for him to re-do the work...he told me to just keep on playing it...the repairs are just fine. Overall, this is a great playing and sounding instrument!

    The tuners are original and are SMOOTH!

    Comes with the ORIGINAL hardshell case!

    This is a PLAYER'S UKE!

    Intonation is spot on... and it plays like butta!

    SOLD!!!!!!
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    Last edited by warndt; 07-27-2014 at 07:29 PM. Reason: Lowered Price!!!!

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    These are amazing ukes, some of the best ever made. You almost never find them without cracks - the wood was so thin - and the seal sound holes seem especially fragile. The one I have looks like "heck", especially at the bridge. The original tuners are fantastic. I swear they are smoother than modern geared tuners. The sound is rich and loud. If you have any inclination to own a vintage uke - this is the one. Don't kid yourself - an Ohana "copy" is nothing like the real ones (I have one for comparison sake), and the Ukiyo Vita sounds nothing like the original (I have one - it's a cool uke but only looks like a Vita).

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    This is killing me. Deep down I want it but I have a Ukiyo that I love. Good luck with the sale William.
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    SOLD!!!!

    Thanks UU!!!
    Last edited by warndt; 07-27-2014 at 07:31 PM.

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