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barefootgypsy
07-05-2015, 01:47 AM
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this - as soon as Dave Morgan had got this uke finished and photographed I knew it had to be mine - I saw it, played it and snapped it up. It plays like a dream and it's loud. And it's beautiful. When I bought on of Dave's mahogany concerts just a few months back I loved the subtle inlaid stripes on the headstock - he has refined the stripes in his signature design into art deco curves now, and on this uke and its sister concert, the stripes are fashioned into parallel black lines now - so classy, and they complement the ebony fingerboard and the black binding. These are his pics - great luthier! DJ Morgan Ukuleles (http://djmorganukuleles.co.uk/).....812668126781268

Rakelele
07-05-2015, 02:10 AM
Congratulations Lesley, and thanks for introducing the work of DJ Morgan. His ukes look very nice!

kvehe
07-05-2015, 02:12 AM
I love it! Congratulations and have fun.

Hippie Dribble
07-05-2015, 02:14 AM
Oh, it's gorgeous Lesley! Congratulations. x

mm stan
07-05-2015, 02:45 AM
Aloha Lesley, congratulations,what a cracking ukulele girl, looks amazing..happy strummings :)

Doc_J
07-05-2015, 03:29 AM
Beautiful uke ! Thanks for introducing us to DJ Morgan Ukes!

GinnyT11
07-05-2015, 03:40 AM
What a gorgeous instrument!

I hope you have lots of fun getting to be intimate friends with it. Post some vids of you playing it!

PhilUSAFRet
07-05-2015, 03:51 AM
A very cool, classy looking uke. Guess I know who DJ Morgan is now.

wayfarer75
07-05-2015, 04:30 AM
Looks great! I peeked at the website, and there's a fantastic looking spruce and walnut soprano still for sale. Very cool ukes!

rappsy
07-05-2015, 04:36 AM
Where in England is he? Beautiful work. A new force in the Uke world? Has he made a concert LN?

wildfire070
07-05-2015, 05:59 AM
Looks great! I peeked at the website, and there's a fantastic looking spruce and walnut soprano still for sale. Very cool ukes!

That one caught my eye as well!

barefootgypsy
07-05-2015, 06:00 AM
Looks great! I peeked at the website, and there's a fantastic looking spruce and walnut soprano still for sale. Very cool ukes! Yes, I saw that uke yesterday, Dave had it on his stall at the uke fest we were at..... and it is for sale - it's lovely! Not expensive either, not at all. He's holding that price at 225, I seem to remember... you can easily contact him through his facebook page!

barefootgypsy
07-05-2015, 06:04 AM
Where in England is he? Beautiful work. A new force in the Uke world? Has he made a concert LN?

Yes it really is beautiful work, Dave knows his stuff. I have two of his ukes now. He's in the Dudley area - that's in the English West Midlands, not too far from me, actually! And yes, a new force in the uke world really! There is a concert just like my soprano - I really struggled with the decision, which one to have!

Ukulele Eddie
07-05-2015, 06:17 AM
That's a very handsome uke. Love the clean the lines and the birdseye maple figuring looks like water droplets on the back! I'm a sucker for maple in general. Enjoy your new treasure!

DownUpDave
07-05-2015, 06:30 AM
I love it, blonde ukes can be fabulous looking and the birdes eye maple is stunning. The fact you bought a second ukulele from this builder so soon speaks volumes. Congratulations.

wayfarer75
07-05-2015, 06:53 AM
Yes, I saw that uke yesterday, Dave had it on his stall at the uke fest we were at..... and it is for sale - it's lovely! Not expensive either, not at all. He's holding that price at 225, I seem to remember... you can easily contact him through his facebook page!

Yeah, that's about $350 US. A very good price, even with shipping on top of that. Hopefully someone here will jump on it. I'd love to hear sound samples! I'm not in the market for anything right now, except some strings!

Camsuke
07-05-2015, 12:39 PM
Congratulations Lesley, just beautiful! So clean & classy.

Nickie
07-05-2015, 01:20 PM
Very pretty, congratulations!

Ukejenny
07-05-2015, 01:31 PM
Very, very nice! Elegant!!!

Steedy
07-05-2015, 03:24 PM
Very nice, congrats! :shaka:

barefootgypsy
07-06-2015, 10:57 PM
Thanks all, I'm so pleased with my Sprucey Lucy..... I think ukuleles are like a meal... just as a good meal should please with the eye as well as the taste, so a uke is such a joy when it's a real beauty as well as sounding great! Yep, Lucy is juicy all right....

Hippie Dribble
07-06-2015, 11:27 PM
a real beauty as well as sounding great! Yep, Lucy is juicy all right....

Wow. I'm in love. I'd like to meet her. Reckon you could arrange that mate? :p

Trinimon
07-07-2015, 02:53 AM
Wow! Congrats! I like! :)

Uncle Leroy
07-07-2015, 02:58 AM
Congrats on the new uke!

barefootgypsy
07-07-2015, 04:19 AM
Wow. I'm in love. I'd like to meet her. Reckon you could arrange that mate? :pIf only, Hippie, if only! Lovely to hear from you! :):):)

wildfire070
07-09-2015, 05:07 AM
Love the wood choices! Looks like someone bought the spruce/walnut soprano that was available. I wonder if it was a UU member.

barefootgypsy
07-09-2015, 10:52 AM
Just an update... Dave (Morgan) the luthier had put Aquilas on this uke... well I'm not too keen on Aquilas, to my ears most ukes sound better with something different on... I have a Kiwaya KTS-4 that I have Worth browns on right now and I really like the sound, so I thought I'd put some on Lucy. I've just done it and it sounds fabulous! Loud, too.... I can't get over it really...she's an absolute beauty!

barefootgypsy
07-11-2015, 10:26 AM
Well here she is, Sprucey Lucy, the Worth browns are pretty well settled in.... here's a little
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrblt_kLDqA demo on an instrumental - work in progress!

Mivo
07-11-2015, 11:17 AM
It is very beautiful! I think this was the one I saw in his gallery, and when it said "sold", I was both disappointed and relieved! (I don't need a new soprano just now, with a tenor being on the way.) Congratulations on a very fantastic instrument!

wayfarer75
07-11-2015, 01:22 PM
I like the sound, punchy and classic, the way a soprano should be.