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jgarber
01-18-2016, 04:27 AM
Dies anyone have experience or own on of these Jay Buckey harp-ukes made in Ukraine? I am just curious. No financial interest...

Harp Ukulele - Curly Sequoia Redwood, Claro Walnut, Macassar, Abalone, Bone (http://www.ebay.com/itm/252242979776)

I know, not the same as the one on eBay but a sample video of a different one here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8Wk7SdQSQw

jgarber
01-18-2016, 04:28 AM
Here's a second video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tG-xD3Kk9U

ladywhoplaystheuke
11-08-2019, 04:11 AM
Emerald Synergy Uke vs Jay Buckey harp ukulele

I am a folk harper, harps with levers, and have found a harp ukulele perfect picking out a melody with harmony and no overbearing resonance and weights at least 10 pounds less than my bulky harps.

RE: Jay Buckey - Do not send this maker any money! I ordered a harp ukulele in Feb. 2018, put a deposit on it through his PayPal invoice and nothing yet - it is now Nov. 2019. I told him last month to cancel my order and return my deposit several times now. No reply. PayPal will not cooperate by returning my money as it is older than 180 day. I have read elsewhere in the guitar forums that someone had the same experience back in 2012. Wish I had seen that before I ordered.

I have an older model of a Jay Buckey harp ukulele (6 harp strings), purchased used through Elderly. It is ok. Not crazy about the tuning pegs or the maple wood - so not the greatest for performing. That's why I wanted the new model he was supposedly making.

I now possess a 100% carbon fiber harp uke from Emerald Guitars, came in one week and love it. The tuners, fretboard, sound and feel are superior to the J.B. and I don’t have to worry about climate effects like I do with a wood instrument. I have had to adapt to just 4 harp strings, they will custom to have more but it is not worth the extra $$$ to me for now.

keenonuke
11-08-2019, 05:11 AM
Emerald Synergy Uke vs Jay Buckey harp ukulele

I am a folk harper, harps with levers, and have found a harp ukulele perfect picking out a melody with harmony and no overbearing resonance and weights at least 10 pounds less than my bulky harps.

RE: Jay Buckey - Do not send this maker any money! I ordered a harp ukulele in Feb. 2018, put a deposit on it through his PayPal invoice and nothing yet - it is now Nov. 2019. I told him last month to cancel my order and return my deposit several times now. No reply. PayPal will not cooperate by returning my money as it is older than 180 day. I have read elsewhere in the guitar forums that someone had the same experience back in 2012. Wish I had seen that before I ordered.

I have an older model of a Jay Buckey harp ukulele (6 harp strings), purchased used through Elderly. It is ok. Not crazy about the tuning pegs or the maple wood - so not the greatest for performing. That's why I wanted the new model he was supposedly making.

I now possess a 100% carbon fiber harp uke from Emerald Guitars, came in one week and love it. The tuners, fretboard, sound and feel are superior to the J.B. and I don’t have to worry about climate effects like I do with a wood instrument. I have had to adapt to just 4 harp strings, they will custom to have more but it is not worth the extra $$$ to me for now.

If you can please post a video.

I am a fan of harp ukuleles and really love those by Duane Noble https://www.theukulelesite.com/dl-noble-redwood-the-tree-mahogany-harp-ukulele.html

kohanmike
11-08-2019, 05:57 AM
I will see from time to time a harp uke by Bruce Wei Arts on eBay for $1000. I have a few of his custom made ukes and a ready made that I really like.

This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly West near the Beverly Center
9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 11 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 35)

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ladywhoplaystheuke
11-08-2019, 09:18 AM
I will be posting video from my programs and gigs this month and next sometime later in December.
Here is my Jay Buckey 10 string harp ukulele that Jay is playing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smYDXhDhkXk
Here is a youtube of the Emerald Guitars Synergy Uke being played: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNW_8xz9Vqo&app=desktop
I hold and play a harp uke more like Jay demonstrates. I find the Emerald Guitars one trying to make it play like a guitar. I prefer to play it like a ukulele with resonant harp strings that can harmonize or play bass. Having 6 strings is nicer, but if the wood isn't "sharp" it gets muddy. I have played a double strung harp, so I am practiced at blended or not blending tones in a song.

JGGillespie
11-18-2019, 11:48 PM
Agreed DO NOT BUY FROM JAY BUCKEY: I paid in full for a harp ukulele on 18 April 2019 on good faith it would be posted a week later. Still waiting as of 20th Nov 2019. Too late to ask PayPal to resolve. Yes, I shouldn’t have paid in full! Jay has not responded to repeated emails and the mobile number on his invoices is convenient ly out of service.
If anyone has a phone number for Jay please post it. It appears his regular photos posted of the build of the harp ukuleles and website may be an elaborate scam. Jay if you read this please prove me wrong and I’ll let the forum know you are indeed honest...