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Thread: New build thread. Wunderkammer Ike Soprano.

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    Default New build thread. Wunderkammer Ike Soprano.

    Ever since hearing the lovely Samantha Muir on youtube playing what i thought was the most wonderful sounding soprano i had ever heard, (youtube junkie) i had to ask what it was.

    The reply took a while but she told me it was a Wunderkammer Ike soprano. I almost ordered straight away but other things got in the way thus i stopped short at just inquiring. FF to around 6 months ago i booked my slot and waited, the message came through Friday to say it has started. Should be ready around Christmas. What a lovely gift for me. If the timing is right i may pick up in person.

    Some pics and more when they come.

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    Very cool. I had not heard of him before. I enjoyed checking out his web site. He's clearly dedicated to a bygone era. Looking forward to following this build and hearing your thoughts when you get it.
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    I’m on the waiting list as well! Hopefully mine won’t be too far behind yours!!

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    What a great looking ukulele. Is yours an all mahogany build? Looking forward to the final outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jddewitt81 View Post
    I’m on the waiting list as well! Hopefully mine won’t be too far behind yours!!
    Shipping out to Missouri? I didn’t know he was so well known.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peace Train View Post
    What a great looking ukulele. Is yours an all mahogany build? Looking forward to the final outcome.
    Yes. All hand tooled mahogany. As an ex Timms owner I have heard these are a bit more refined. Can’t wait.
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    Seems most people I talk to haven’t heard much about him but I’m insane and always searching for something new ha.. When I saw his methods of building it made me even more eager to try one!!

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    I had the opportunity to briefly meet him when I was at the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain earlier this year. He was set up as a vendor there.

    My buddy was picking up a custom soprano that he had ordered. I also know someone else who has one. They are very pleased with the workmanship of his Ukes.

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    Holy cats are those some good looking ukes! I'd never heard of him before. Just what I needed (except not really!). This may be just the builder to get me to recover from my one not-so-great custom experience. Love his aesthetic and his Luddite ways!

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