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Al-K
Aloha

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 10/25/2005 :  1:40:12 PM  Show Profile
Anyone ever heard of a Kapalai Uke made by Takemori of Kaneohe? All I have been able to find out so far is that it was made between 1950 and 1970 and the maker is no longer around.

I found one in a pawn shop and was wondering if it was a good buy.

Please help!

Mika ele
Ha`aha`a

USA
1478 Posts

Posted - 10/25/2005 :  3:00:18 PM  Show Profile
It is a good buy if it meets your price and it sounds good to you -- you will play it often.

You might ask someone from the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii.

E nana, e ho'olohe. E pa'a ka waha, e hana ka lima.
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Al-K
Aloha

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2005 :  05:37:08 AM  Show Profile
Mika'ele,

Thanks for info. I am also on uke guild, but so far, no answer. I'll keep researching.

Al
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Pua Kai
Ha`aha`a

USA
1004 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2005 :  11:11:40 AM  Show Profile
Hi Al -
Have you asked anyone at any of the local shops? specifically, McCabe's in Santa Monica?
nancy
manhattan beach
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Al-K
Aloha

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2005 :  12:26:04 PM  Show Profile
Pua Kai,

Thanks..i called them...still no luck.
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Bd1
Lokahi

USA
114 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2005 :  1:30:33 PM  Show Profile
Aloha Al-K, I went to Google and found this.Made by Takemori & Son, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Mr. Takemori made Ukuleles in the mid 50's to the mid 70's. When Mr. Takemori passed on, the establishment ceased operation. It does'nt help much I guess.

BD1
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Al-K
Aloha

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2005 :  05:29:14 AM  Show Profile
BD,

Yeah, i googled it too and that's all i found(on tiki king) about it.

Thanks,

al
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Julie H
Ha`aha`a

USA
1206 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2005 :  8:33:19 PM  Show Profile
To my mind, it doesn't matter much if you can't find out who made it, as long as it sounds good to you, you fall in love with it, take it home and enjoy it.

Kind of like the lost dog I brought home and took care of, not knowing where he came from, at one point he became family and that was that!

I assume if it was in a pawn shop it will be a good buy.

Julie

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