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mm stan
03-03-2015, 04:50 PM
I just tried this compass rose concert and it has such a beautiful tone, I am wondering how many too love the great tone and guitary sound7687676877

byjimini
03-03-2015, 11:51 PM
Lovely aren't they? :)

mm stan
03-04-2015, 01:26 AM
Lovely aren't they? :)

Yes once you pick it up, you just can't put it down..this uke does have a clean tone which the clarity is very nice

Debby
03-04-2015, 01:48 AM
It sure is pretty!

Kanaka916
03-04-2015, 05:04 AM
Yea Stan, played Gillian's CR concert (think it was) last year at Hayward. Very playable, has a lovely tone and just a beautiful instrument. I was drawn more to Gary's CR tenor . . .

mm stan
03-04-2015, 05:27 AM
Yea Stan, played Gillian's CR concert (think it was) last year at Hayward. Very playable, has a lovely tone and just a beautiful instrument. I was drawn more to Gary's CR tenor . . .

Aloha Mai Danny,
Yes wish I could try theirs too, as they have tenors ..my concert really sounds like a tenor so I would
Love to try theirs too... speaking of Gillian, congratulations on her new ukulele and prayers on her health
Issues and a speedy recovery. ..

Kanaka916
03-04-2015, 06:31 AM
Stan, wasn't aware of her problems. You know if she doing okay?

Gillian
03-04-2015, 08:12 AM
Stan, wasn't aware of her problems. You know if she doing okay?

Thanks for your concern, guys. :) I'm getting back to normal and evidence of that is my UAS returned and am eagerly awaiting a Blackbird BTU w/RMC pickup from HMS!!

I took my precious "Wowee" CR microjumbo tenor (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?94621-New-Compass-Rose-Day&highlight=wowee) to a uke meeting last week and almost had a potentially damaging collision with another person's uke. Hence, my CRs will stay home after I receive the Blackbird.

I've never heard a CR concert, only tenors, but I'm sure they sound just as lovely as their bigger brethren.

mds725
03-04-2015, 08:39 AM
I've had a chance to play a number of CR tenors at Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto and Sylvan's Music in Santa Cruz, and they are lovely instruments. My own CR tenor is all walnut, so it has more of a deeper mellow tone, and I occasionally think about swapping it for a sprucetop, which in my experience have a brigherand more guitar-like tone. (And I have two much-heralded and beloved CR baritones, one a steel string tuned DGBE, the other a nylon string tuned octave-lower CGEA, and both with spruce tops and Amazon Rosewood back and sides.) But all the CR tenors I've played are great instruments with a wonderful voice and nice sustain.

Stan, is that CR concert yours?

Kanaka916
03-04-2015, 10:32 AM
Thanks for your concern, guys. :) I'm getting back to normal and evidence of that is my UAS returned and am eagerly awaiting a Blackbird BTU w/RMC pickup from HMS!!
Great to hear that Gillian . . .

WCBarnes
03-04-2015, 11:03 AM
I've had a chance to play a number of CR tenors at Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto and Sylvan's Music in Santa Cruz, and they are lovely instruments.

Have you played both the Style B and Jumbo variations of CR tenors? I was curious to know what, if any, difference there was in sound between the two (recognizing that there will be a difference due to different soundboards)? I am looking at getting a CR tenor and would love to know more about the how the different shape changes the sound.

Many thanks!

mm stan
03-04-2015, 12:04 PM
Aloha Gilly, wow your is really nice and you have the lion logo and upgraded tuners, what brand are they
They look amazing and so is your cr .wow wee.

Nickie
03-04-2015, 01:33 PM
I wondered why they called it a Compass....now I know! Very cool looking uke!