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JasonTLC
09-28-2015, 07:29 PM
Had my Barron River Huon pine / Tassy blackwood tenor from Allen McFarlen for a couple of weeks. I am very impressed with it. I believe you may have read the review by Any Chen about his tenor. Well... this is his twin uke in a sense!

Some specs from the website:

Blackwood Tenor
Blackwood and Huon Pine with curly Mango bindings.
Head plate is York Gum burl, with Gidgee fret board and bridge.
Fitted with Gotoh Stealth machine heads and a K&K Aloha Twin pickup.
http://www.brguitars.com/gallery/tenor/blackwood_huon2/

These are some pictures which I have an additional scratch guard installed before shipment.
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I love this uke. It has superb playability and has a very very strong mids in terms of tone. I have been playing with it for a couple of weeks and it has been sounding better each day! The trebles are settling in and it plays and sounds awesome. It has very very strong mids which I love and sounds awesome when amplified with the K&k installed.

It has a perfect finish and the workmanship is flawless! The only factor that I wish for will be a 14 fretter to the body and I understand this is a point to hit the sweet spot in this build with a 12 fretter.

In all, I love it and recommend this to all those out there wanting a professional grade instrument that shines acoustically and reach out to you in its simple yet beautiful aesthetics.

Perhaps.... a mahogany tenor :p (hint at Andy Chen)

Jason
Singapore

JasonTLC
09-28-2015, 07:34 PM
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Some photos of the sides and backs too :o

Camsuke
09-28-2015, 09:07 PM
Congratulations Jason, super looker that's for sure! The Gotoh Stealth tuners are really cool.

hollisdwyer
09-28-2015, 09:15 PM
Gorgeous, congratulations Jason. Can't wait for Allen to finish my mahogany 8 string tenor.

Andy Chen
09-28-2015, 11:41 PM
Glad to hear you love the Barron River more each day, my twin uke owner-slash-ukebuddy!

Allen's work really deserves more mileage. I am just glad we got ours before his wait list piles up...

kaizersoza
09-29-2015, 06:14 AM
That is a seriously attractive uke, beautiful attention to detail, I likey very much

wayfarer75
09-29-2015, 08:14 AM
Gorgeous instrument. Happy to see a fellow satisfied BR owner!

Katz-in-Boots
09-29-2015, 06:46 PM
Wow, that's a big brother/sister to Hippie Dribble's. Another "Tassie" uke made of our beautiful woods. I was thinking I should get a concert size made and that'd complete the family.

turtledrum
09-30-2015, 04:48 AM
Sound sample, please, Jason?

turtledrum
09-30-2015, 04:49 AM
Glad to hear you love the Barron River more each day, my twin uke owner-slash-ukebuddy!

Allen's work really deserves more mileage. I am just glad we got ours before his wait list piles up...Sound sample, please, Andy?