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Allen
10-04-2014, 09:13 PM
Here's another one that is a bit out of the norm. Seems like I'm getting a fair bit of requests for something different lately. I guess that's what keeps custom builders in business.

This one was based on a 5 string uke I did a while ago that had the g,G strings spaced so that they could be played in unison, or with some skill the high g could be muted and just the low G played. However this was morphed into an 8 string instrument with the remaining 3 courses spaced as you would expect.

Body - Figured Honduran Mahogany
Neck - Spanish Cedar with CF truss rod
Fret Board - Ebony with 12" radius
Peg Head Veneer - Ebony
Bindings - Cocobolo
Bridge - Cocobolo
Pickup - K&K Aloha Twin
Machine Heads - Gotoh Stealth
Finish 60% gloss lacquer

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Allen
10-04-2014, 09:14 PM
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greenscoe
10-04-2014, 09:43 PM
I believe Americans use terms such as 'awesome', and 'thats something else again' to appreciate work of this quality.....................

PhilUSAFRet
10-05-2014, 04:44 AM
I like it a lot, and looooooooooove that headstock. Great job. I love that tiger maple on your site. Going to do this uke in a concert size?

hammer40
10-05-2014, 05:08 AM
I believe Americans use terms such as 'awesome', and 'thats something else again' to appreciate work of this quality.....................

I'd like to describe this uke in the term that our friends from the UK would most likely use...it's "brilliant".

Allen
10-05-2014, 09:43 AM
I like it a lot, and looooooooooove that headstock. Great job. I love that tiger maple on your site. Going to do this uke in a concert size?

I only do this sort of instrument as a commission. Far to specialised and time consuming to put into stock and hope it would sell.

Steveperrywriter
10-05-2014, 10:01 AM
Nice, Allen.

ksquine
10-05-2014, 10:35 AM
Sweet. Those stealth tuners look great

igorthebarbarian
10-05-2014, 10:37 AM
Yeah that headstock looks awesome. Almost dangerous. Very bada$s

Booli
10-05-2014, 10:48 AM
OMG as in OOOHHHH MY GAAAWWWWWD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (faints from excitement)

I've NEVER seen anything like it, never seen such a perfect instrument.

That looks UNREAL. OMG. OMFG!!! :drool:

I WANT one so badly, but funds are in contention.

Now, I will DREAM of this instrument. I LOVE the headstock too!!!!! OhHhHhH MY GAAAWWWWWDDDD!

perep
10-05-2014, 11:39 AM
Wish you were in Oregon so I could play that beauty, thanks for the photos.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
10-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Nice Allen. This is one instance where you really need those stealths.

Allen
10-05-2014, 05:12 PM
I've only used the Stealths on these multi string instruments. The pleasant surprise is that this head stock feals just as light as a paddle head with my usual Grover Sta-tites.

mds725
10-05-2014, 06:15 PM
I love the 8-string slotted headstock.