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grenosi
06-18-2016, 09:54 PM
Hi!

Here are some pictures of my latest ukulele:

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Some details:

top: spruce
back, sides: Mango
neck: Mahogany
fingerboard, bridge, bindings, headstock veneer: Bloodwood
rosette: Mango
tuners: Pegheds

Greetings from Vienna, Gregor

Jim Hanks
06-19-2016, 02:29 AM
Very nice. Is that a long neck or small body?

PhilUSAFRet
06-19-2016, 04:41 AM
Very nice, I like it.

Vespa Bob
06-19-2016, 10:55 AM
I like your choice of woods, I like the bridge, I like the design, in fact, I like everything about it! You do good work.

Bob

Nickie
06-19-2016, 02:47 PM
Wow very interesting. It looks great, I wonder how it sounds?

Inksplosive AL
06-19-2016, 07:16 PM
Very nice. Is that a long neck or small body?

I count 12 frets to the body.

sequoia
06-19-2016, 07:21 PM
I just love how the Europeans challenge the shape of the ukulele. This one looks very old fashioned and yet modern. Very cool....The bridge seems to be set well back and I wonder how it sounds. A sound sample would be appreciated. Size of the pins seems a bit over sized to my eye proportionally, but maybe that is what is cool about this uke.

greenscoe
06-19-2016, 08:41 PM
'I just love how the Europeans challenge the shape of the ukulele. This one looks very old fashioned and yet modern.' .........there's a simple reason for that!

The machete from Madeira, tuned DGBD, was transformed into the soprano uke, tuned GCEA after its arrival in Hawaii.

This instrument has the appearance of a machete, and since Gregor is calling this a uke, I reckon he must have tuned it accordingly.

Look at his website: there are some beautiful instruments ( with video/sound samples).

grenosi
06-20-2016, 06:14 AM
Hi!
Thank you for your nice comments!
@ Jim Hanks: The body is quite small. String length is 350 mm.

@ Nickie: I'll try to make video where I play this ukulele.

@ sequoia: I haven't found any smaller pins. And I wasn't up to turning them myself.

@ greenscoe: Yes, this instrument is tuned GCEA. (Thank you for visiting my website!)

Greetings, Gregor

PiterCh
06-20-2016, 12:45 PM
Beautiful ukulele, lots of good taste! It is pleasure to watch your workshop, so clean and tidy (www).
Hope to see next instruments from you soon.

igorthebarbarian
06-20-2016, 12:48 PM
Dang, that is a good looking uke. Very nice and cool/sleek/different. Looks small and lightweight.

grenosi
06-21-2016, 11:53 PM
Hi!

Now you can see the ukulele in action:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlokh1zimIA

(Well, I'm not the most talented ukulele player)

Greetings, Gregor