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Gary Gill
11-28-2014, 10:02 AM
I just completed these three pear shape tenors. Numbers 20, 21, and 22. I have much to learn about building. Still a little apprehensive about building with expensive tonewoods.
734267342773428 Certainly need to improve my photography skills and resources.

Olarte
11-28-2014, 10:21 AM
Nice! So what's the asking price for these?

Gary Gill
11-28-2014, 10:33 AM
Nice! So what's the asking price for these?

I sent a pm to you.

hammer40
11-28-2014, 10:58 AM
They look good, with nice clean lines. These "pear" shapes are really nice, quite pleasing to the eye.

connor013
11-28-2014, 02:35 PM
That mahogany/walnut looks particularly sweet.

Congrats!

bonesoup
11-29-2014, 01:22 AM
You're rockin it Gary.

billten
11-29-2014, 02:32 AM
These are really pretty Gary. Do you have any demo's or sound samples? Does Mim? Love to hear how they sound, i suspect they will be very loud...

Gary Gill
11-29-2014, 02:35 AM
Thanks for the kind words.

Mim will have these next week. She usually does video demos. They sound very much like my previous ukes she has demonstrated.

I am not trying to sell these on UU. Just posted here for feedback. I have yet to buy expensive tonewoods to build with. Maybe it is time to try something exotic.

Doc_J
11-29-2014, 03:10 AM
Very cool Gary! I like the signature look of your ukes. It is instantly recognizable as Gary Gill.
I could see one made of sinker redwood and Claro Walnut, as a little more exotic, but not too expensive.

Jim Hanks
11-29-2014, 03:53 AM
Myrtle and cedar (POC or WRC) would be mighty nice too I bet.

billten
11-29-2014, 04:11 AM
Mim will have these next week. She usually does video demos.

I should have looked on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n92ZxuCdV8

I'd think about rosewood and spruce for a low G...

greenscoe
11-29-2014, 04:55 AM
Had a look/listen on youtube. They all sound good and just as I was wondering why you don't use a binding along came #19 in maple and spruce with a binding. That was my favourite in terms of appearance and not just because it had a binding. I've only made ukes with the regular box shape but I think I'll have to try one pear shaped (theres a joke in there somewhere, this side of the pond at least)!

Gary Gill
11-29-2014, 06:11 AM
I bind about one out of four.

Barbablanca
11-29-2014, 12:39 PM
Gorgeous and much nicer looking that pineapple shaped ukes IMHO.

Perhaps we should work to change the expression "It has all gone pear shaped!" (meaning "failed spectacularly" in UK English) to "It's all gone pineapple shaped ;)

jcalkin
11-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Thanks for the kind words.

Mim will have these next week. She usually does video demos. They sound very much like my previous ukes she has demonstrated.

I am not trying to sell these on UU. Just posted here for feedback. I have yet to buy expensive tonewoods to build with. Maybe it is time to try something exotic.

Your work looks fine. Every luthier wants to move on to exotic woods. I like them because they justify a higher price tag, but I don't expect a leap in the tonal difference. I even find myself looking back at domestics as sort of a patriotic choice. You'll probably want to try every species you can find, and you should, but I bet your work will stand on its good merit regardless of the species you use. I sense that moving on to exotics will be sort of a graduation in your own eyes. I well remember the feeling. But I also bet you'll look back with a fondness for the "cheap" domestics. We're all looking forward to your next ukes. Keep truckin'.