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DownUpDave
05-15-2016, 12:34 AM
HMS just put up three new LfdM tenors on their Vimeo channel, two are for sale on their site. Luis had sent them four tenors so I guess two are sold already. Simon and I had the great pleasure of seeing these before they were shipped out. Simon took some great pictures so I thought I would share them with you. Unfortunately the pics were sent to me imbedded in a email and not attachments so the quality of these postings are not very good.

Sunday morning eye candy for those ukulele obsessed among us. Yes I am talking about you :drool:


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DownUpDave
05-15-2016, 12:37 AM
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DownUpDave
05-15-2016, 12:39 AM
Still more

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DownUpDave
05-15-2016, 12:44 AM
Last ones, sexy shots as Simon put it.


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kvehe
05-15-2016, 12:59 AM
What pix to wake up to.....

If I weren't already in love with another (no, not the Takamine, although it does have its place), I would be seriously tempted.

DownUpDave
05-15-2016, 01:23 AM
What pix to wake up to.....

If I weren't already in love with my own, I would be seriously tempted.

The cedar and curly mahogany is amazing sounding. The grain in that piece of mahogany is unbelievable and the cedar top is 80 years old. It was Luis's favorite sounding of the batch. But mine was the sinker redwood and Simons was the Carpanthian spruce.

sam13
05-15-2016, 02:02 AM
Andrew's photography is way better, and Corey's video was excellent.

The tone and quality of work is superb.

Good luck to the lucky buyer.

billten
05-15-2016, 03:33 AM
Just from a sound perspective te redwood is my favorite, they are all wonderful of course but that one just rings so clearly.

Ukulele Eddie
05-15-2016, 07:47 AM
Both are wonderful and very hard to resist!

sam13
05-15-2016, 07:56 AM
Both are wonderful and very hard to resist!

Don't resist Eddie. It would be worth it.

Camsuke
05-15-2016, 12:07 PM
Thanks for sharing these great photos Dave & Simon. These instruments are definitely up there with the very best.

Nickie
05-15-2016, 12:20 PM
Nice photos, nice ukes. They are just stunning. I'd have one like these if I was filthy rich.

kohanmike
05-15-2016, 08:07 PM
I know Luis makes great instruments, these certainly are beautiful, but I really miss the classic gypsy jazz bridge and tailpiece. I know he says they compromise the sound of a uke, but after years of longing for a Django gypsy jazz guitar that I could never afford back when, the ukes seem unfinished to me without them.

DownUpDave
05-16-2016, 12:13 AM
I know Luis makes great instruments, these certainly are beautiful, but I really miss the classic gypsy jazz bridge and tailpiece. I know he says they compromise the sound of a uke, but after years of longing for a Django gypsy jazz guitar that could never afford back when, the ukes seem unfinished to me without them.

Looks can be a very personal thing but Luis is all about sound. He would not let me make a slight change to the bridge shape because of that. Listening to him talk about the smallest of details and how it effects sound is like listening to the Steven Hawkings of lutherie. But I know how you feel Mike, when you really like the look of something that is what you want.

Ukulele Eddie
05-16-2016, 04:25 AM
Don't resist Eddie. It would be worth it.

You know, my mama always told me to listen closely to men who tower over you. ;-)

hawaii 50
05-16-2016, 06:51 AM
The cedar and curly mahogany is amazing sounding. The grain in that piece of mahogany is unbelievable and the cedar top is 80 years old. It was Luis's favorite sounding of the batch. But mine was the sinker redwood and Simons was the Carpanthian spruce.

this one gone already...but here is the sound sample

https://vimeo.com/166647650

sam13
05-16-2016, 09:24 AM
this one gone already...but here is the sound sample

https://vimeo.com/166647650

Exciting to see LFdM's leaving from HMS so quickly.

Andrew does a wonderful job of displaying the true qualities of Luis' work.

DownUpDave
05-16-2016, 12:02 PM
Exciting to see LFdM's leaving from HMS so quickly.

Andrew does a wonderful job of displaying the true qualities of Luis' work.

Yea.........that is code for "Corey" makes them sound MUCH better than you or I ever could buddy

Ukulele Eddie
05-16-2016, 02:37 PM
Exciting to see LFdM's leaving from HMS so quickly.

Yes, especially when it's coming to me. ;-)


Andrew does a wonderful job of displaying the true qualities of Luis' work.

Hear, hear! Andrew and his team do a great job of showcasing ukes, regardless of their price point.

sam13
05-16-2016, 02:44 PM
Yes, especially when it's coming to me. ;-)



Hear, hear! Andrew and his team do a great job of showcasing ukes, regardless of their price point.

You know Eddie, with the line up you have ... congratulations ... this LFdM was delicisousness. :-)

kvehe
05-17-2016, 04:16 AM
Yes, especially when it's coming to me. ;-)

Excellent taste; that's the one I would have chosen. Yay!

1931jim
05-17-2016, 04:45 AM
Nice photos, nice ukes. They are just stunning. I'd have one like these if I was filthy rich.

I wish I was even a wee bit squeaky clean rich. Thank you for this thread DownUpDave. I love day dreaming over the nice pictures.

Uke man
05-17-2016, 06:59 AM
Just went and checked out the one on the HMS site.

Sinker redwood sounded really really good. Looks outstanding. But, I already spent my budget on a 100th anniversary model. Got to start planning again.

DownUpDave
05-17-2016, 07:04 AM
I wish I was even a wee bit squeaky clean rich. Thank you for this thread DownUpDave. I love day dreaming over the nice pictures.


Your welcome Jim, my pleasure. Simon and I are very lucky to live close to Luis and he loves to share his passion and his finished works with us.

@ Eddie CONGRATULATIONS on buying the cedar and curly mahogany beauty. The tone of that is like smooth milk chocate.......really high quality milk chocolate..............yummy :drool:

sam13
05-17-2016, 09:48 AM
Your welcome Jim, my pleasure. Simon and I are very lucky to live close to Luis and he loves to share his passion and his finished works with us.

@ Eddie CONGRATULATIONS on buying the cedar and curly mahogany beauty. The tone of that is like smooth milk chocate.......really high quality milk chocolate..............yummy :drool:

CONGRATS EDDIE. Sweet tone, you will love it.

I was introduced to LFdM by Hawaii50 on the UU ... funny!

Someone from Hawaii brought to my attention a world class Luthier who lives 15 minutes from my house.

hawaii 50
05-17-2016, 01:12 PM
CONGRATS EDDIE. Sweet tone, you will love it.

I was introduced to LFdM by Hawaii50 on the UU ... funny!

Someone from Hawaii brought to my attention a world class Luthier who lives 15 minutes from my house.




Hey Simon you know I am a Lfdm supporter...I was shocked when you did not know him....how about Beneteau Guitars he is close by too?..maybe you can see if he has any ukes to try....wondering for a long time how they sound..

FYI Eddie....
click on to the Gallery page you will see a Koa tenor uke...:)


http://www.beneteauguitars.com/

Ukulele Eddie
05-17-2016, 02:46 PM
Excellent taste; that's the one I would have chosen. Yay!

I liked both the one I bought and the redwood one. But I preferred the aesthetics of the cedar/mahogany. Plus, I wanted one that I can string either re-entrant or linear, and I think the cedar top is more suitable for that.

I'm really excited about it. I've liked all the LfDM's I've heard/seen online. And to hear from Dave and Sam that he is a wonderful person, well that put him on my "must have" list.

Rakelele
05-20-2016, 04:45 AM
Congratulations Eddie, I was hoping it was you who bought it! If my wife didn't have an LFdM already, we would have bought one of them.

Ukulele Eddie
05-20-2016, 04:58 AM
That's a gorgeous koa tenor, Len! I had not seen a Beneteau before.