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Thread: Marcy Marxer's Ken Franklin Tenor Ukulele

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    Default Marcy Marxer's Ken Franklin Tenor Ukulele

    Here's Marcy Marxer playing Autumn Leaves on her new Ken Franklin tenor ukulele in Alaskan yellow cedar and myrtle.


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    Lovely Ukulele, played by a wonderful artist. Love that song, BTW.

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    There's no better feeling than receiving and opening up that package for the first time. I love seeing the expression of joy on her face. Thanks for sharing Ken. Lovely instrument.

    Marcy is a great musician. I had the pleasure of meeting her and Cathy Fink at NAMM a few years ago.IMG_0346.jpg

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    Yes! And Ken is a master Craftsman. He has an impeccable eye for detail, adding exquisite touches but the best part is the tone of his instruments. They make me shiver. I've played a few of his ukuleles and I can tell you each one is a delight. He will ask you questions about what you play and what you want the instrument to do and he makes it happen. Now if only all of us could play like Marcy...
    KoAlana Sapele Concert -- now known as the KoAloha Opio
    Mainland Mahogany Concert - my knockabout jam ukulele
    Mahalo Pineapple Soprano -- the one that started it all
    Kala Travel Soprano -- tiny profile with BIG sound
    Blue Frog Maple Soprano - Beautiful sonorous sound cannon

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    Great looking. I especially like the headstock. Looks a bit like the top line of a stylized letter F.

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    A beautiful ukulele & wonderful playing
    All the best,
    Campbell

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    Sounds and looks amazing!

    I've always been a huge fan of Marcy Marxer, and nice to see her so happy with her new uke from you Ken

    Congrats to you both!
    Just the FAQs __________Less > more.__________Serenity now, insanity later.

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    Very nice sounding wood combo. Nice song. Checking out Ken’s site after this reply. Love the tone of the yellow cedar and myrtle

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    Nice to see that one of my favourite ukulele players still gets excited about a new instrument.
    It sounds great Ken.

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    Thanks for the kind words folks. There's a little more information about the ukulele on my site. I just put it up today.

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