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D_X
05-14-2016, 04:37 PM
I'm an American living in the Philippines for the last five years.
Finding a branded ukulele here is a lesson in futility, but I got lucky finding a Córdoba U100 four months ago and started my journey into playing the uke...

A month ago I contacted Syo at UkeCebu Ukulele Shop. Syo was very professional and answered all my questions via email, always with fast replies to all my question.

I ordered a custom concert Spalted mango concert for my birthday treat to myself. Yesterday Syo sent me a email saying the assembly was done sending me pictures of my new HUNI mango concert uke...

Solid Spalted Mango front back and sides
Ebony fretboard, headstock and bridge
Ebony bindings
Mahogany neck
Paua unique sound hole rosette
Cow bone nut and saddle
Grover StaTight tuners
Aquila strings
Satin finish


Here is my HUNI.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Dxomas/image_3.jpeg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Dxomas/image_4.jpeg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Dxomas/image_5.jpeg

Camsuke
05-14-2016, 04:53 PM
Congratulations D_X, please keep us updated with more photos once it is completed, it looks very cool so far.

D_X
05-14-2016, 04:59 PM
Congratulations D_X, please keep us updated with more photos once it is completed, it looks very cool so far.

I'm very excited, yes I'll keep everyone updated.

Thank you!

Luke El U
05-14-2016, 05:17 PM
Wow, that is really beautiful already - will be even more so when finished. Lucky you!

D_X
05-14-2016, 05:21 PM
Wow, that is really beautiful already - will be even more so when finished. Lucky you!

A couple more weeks, thank you!

For under 200$ US

hollisdwyer
05-14-2016, 06:05 PM
Looks fantastic. Hope it turns out to be all you want. It is a wonderful exercise to commission a custom build for yourself.

D_X
05-14-2016, 06:13 PM
Looks fantastic. Hope it turns out to be all you want. It is a wonderful exercise to commission a custom build for yourself.

Thank you!

I'm sure it will be more then the Córdoba I'm playing now... Although this Córdoba does sound sweet to my ear.

Jim Hanks
05-15-2016, 02:34 AM
Very pretty grain. I'm curious to see how it looks finished. I thought the first pic was black-n-white until I saw the back of the neck in the others. Interesting.

D_X
05-15-2016, 03:56 PM
Very pretty grain. I'm curious to see how it looks finished. I thought the first pic was black-n-white until I saw the back of the neck in the others. Interesting.

Thank you Jim, I'm excited to see as well...

Here is a uke a week ahead of mine with the finish applied, looks like the color comes out.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Dxomas/image_6.jpeg

Ukulele Eddie
05-17-2016, 02:50 AM
Love the spalted figuring. Look forward to hearing your thoughts. It will be nice to have two ukes. BTW, I've owned two Cordoba's and they were really great values.

Griffis
05-17-2016, 03:33 AM
Man, that is a work of art and a thing of beauty! I really like the shape especially.

bonesigh
05-17-2016, 03:13 PM
Hope she sings as sweet as she looks (: Congrats!

Luke El U
05-17-2016, 06:39 PM
Love the spalted figuring. Amen to that!

D_X
05-17-2016, 06:42 PM
Man, that is a work of art and a thing of beauty! I really like the shape especially.

Thank you, the shape is unique to HUNI concerts.

D_X
05-17-2016, 06:44 PM
Hope she sings as sweet as she looks (: Congrats!

I'll have her soon and keep everyone updated... Thank you

D_X
05-17-2016, 08:10 PM
Update...

This afternoon Syo sent pictures of side and back of my HUNI, finish applied...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Dxomas/image_7.jpeg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Dxomas/image_8.jpeg

I guess Syo forgot to send me this third photo, this was posted on his FB page today...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Dxomas/image_9.jpeg

D_X
05-19-2016, 04:55 PM
The Huni is completed... I'll take delivery in two weeks.

Thank you all for your comments.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Dxomas/image_10.jpeg

boogie10
05-19-2016, 05:36 PM
I own a Huni tear drop tenor also in all mango and it sounds good. I hope yours will as well! Good luck!

D_X
06-03-2016, 05:28 PM
Quick update on my HUNI mango concert

This ukulele sounds amazing, the sustain is long and beautiful. It's quite it a good way, doesn't bark. Sings like an angel. Rings like a bell.

Compared to the Córdoba I had to begin learning on, this HUNI is far far superior in tone and sound. Playability is very very nice...

I am more then pleased!

natchez
06-04-2016, 12:49 AM
That is one strikingly beautiful ukulele! Enjoy.

bonesigh
06-04-2016, 04:10 PM
Tiz beautiful (:

Nickie
06-05-2016, 04:35 PM
Wow, that's a beauty! I like the grain and the shape. Congrats.
Did you post that it was less than $200? Or $2000?
Was it hard to find a case for it?

D_X
06-05-2016, 09:07 PM
Wow, that's a beauty! I like the grain and the shape. Congrats.
Did you post that it was less than $200? Or $2000?
Was it hard to find a case for it?

Less then $200 but I added Grover tuners and the price shot up to $230. I had a UkeCrazy concert case I was using for my Córdoba but it's now my HUNI's nest, and it fits like a glove.

It's getting louder the more I play, the sustain is insane...

I'm so happy with this song bird!

D_X
06-11-2016, 03:44 PM
Here is a sound sample of the HUNI, simple recording on my iPad...

https://soundcloud.com/kevin-foley-213293066/huni-sounds-of-silence-3

PhilUSAFRet
06-11-2016, 03:52 PM
Looks and sounds great....congrats~

D_X
06-11-2016, 04:06 PM
Looks and sounds great....congrats~

Thank you Phil

OhioBelle
06-11-2016, 04:38 PM
Lovely ringing tone from a very beautiful instrument. Thank you for sharing!

I especially like the unique shape. How is it to hold?

D_X
06-11-2016, 04:48 PM
Lovely ringing tone from a very beautiful instrument. Thank you for sharing!

I especially like the unique shape. How is it to hold?

Holds easy, the unique shape doesn't inhibit...

Thank you, she does ring...