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Thread: New Strad Uke arrived!

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    Default New Strad Uke arrived!

    Here's a new uke, fresh from the workshop of Joel Eckhaus in Portland, Maine. Its a concert sized Stradelele from Earnest Instruments. The top wood is spruce and the back and sides are curly mahogany. A really nice fingerstyle uke, great tone all the way up the fretboard. Strums well too. I am happy to recommend Joel. Its took about 4 mos for him to make the uke, which is exactly what he promised.

    I am working on a celtic uke youtube channel, and I'll put some sound samples on there. I'll post when I get that going. Should have a free celtic uke ebook ready in a month or two also.

    The Strad is a great uke for fingerstyle celtic. I chose the Strad because I like the retro look, and also because John King and Rob MacKillop played them on their youtube vids. I can verify, however, that the beauty of their music was in their fingers, not the uke. I have a long way to go...

    Enjoy the eye candy!

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    Congrats! Looks awesome. I am very happy for you. Can't wait to hear it too.

    Also, thank you so much in advance for making the youtube channel and celtic book. I am very much looking forward to both as you can expect from my interest as per the other thread.
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    Well done Brimmer! Looking very nice.
    All the best,
    Campbell

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    That's a beautiful uke. Congratulations!
    Last edited by Tommy B; 02-12-2015 at 02:53 PM. Reason: Makin' nice
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    Right you are, its Joel Eckhaus. Should have known, his signature is on the label in the soundhole! I fixed the orig post.

    He's just been Joel to me throughout our emails. Nice fellow to deal with.

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    Oh man!

    That's my all-time favorite uke -- congrats!

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    Very cool body shape! Me likey!

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    Does her make a tenor size? And is there a web link to his work? Very beautiful ukulele….. looking forward to sound samples.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3Ukulele View Post
    Does her make a tenor size? And is there a web link to his work? Very beautiful ukulele….. looking forward to sound samples.
    Thanks for sharing.
    No tenor Strad; nonetheless, you're in for a treat if you haven't seen his work: http://www.earnestinstruments.com/ukuleles/

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    Joel does indeed make tenor Strads. Shoot him an email… at least, he did email me that he had a couple in the works, anyway- I noticed that he doesn't list them on the site after investigating… Still, like I said, he said he was making some over email.
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