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bonesoup
06-24-2016, 05:05 AM
I ordered an Ike from luthier Liam Kirby in the UK. It's a mahogany soprano. If you're not familiar with Wunderkammer, check out Baz's review here (http://www.gotaukulele.com/2015/06/wunderkammer-ike-soprano-review.html). Also Sam Muir plays one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1smkHL_whI), so between her and what Baz had to say, I had to get one for myself.

On with the pics!

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Reckhart
06-24-2016, 08:06 AM
Nice uke and great playing!

lakesideglenn
06-24-2016, 11:30 AM
Does the "Ike" name have anything to do with Cliff Edwards aka Ukulele Ike?

bonesoup
06-24-2016, 12:09 PM
Nice uke and great playing!

Thanks and I agree, Sam Muir is one of my favorites.


Does the "Ike" name have anything to do with Cliff Edwards aka Ukulele Ike?

I don't know the reason behind Liam's uke names, but your theory makes sense!

Nickie
06-24-2016, 12:30 PM
Neato! I bet that makes it easier to play Irish/Scottish/Baroque tunes. And of course, you'll get a totally different sound than I would, let's say a cocobolo concert uke....

I've just learned about Sam Muir, and I love her playing. I'd love to take lessons from her. I may try to get her to come to the US to do a series of workshops. She said she'd like to come.
Oops, thread highjacked.

DownUpDave
06-24-2016, 12:58 PM
Dan, you sly dog you, custom uke being built and no advanced notice :biglaugh:

It looks fabulous pal, what type of wood is that for the fret board, very interesting color and grain. Love it

Camsuke
06-24-2016, 01:00 PM
Congratulations Dan, I love the body shape & vintage look, a very cool uke my friend.

bonesoup
06-25-2016, 03:36 AM
Neato! I bet that makes it easier to play Irish/Scottish/Baroque tunes. And of course, you'll get a totally different sound than I would, let's say a cocobolo concert uke....

I've just learned about Sam Muir, and I love her playing. I'd love to take lessons from her. I may try to get her to come to the US to do a series of workshops. She said she'd like to come.
Oops, thread highjacked.

Thanks Nickie. I agree about the sound. The Wunder seems to have real definition for fingerpicking and then some old timeyness when strummed. Which is awesome for me.

Thread highjack! That's cool haha. I know from following her that Sam Muir just did a workshop at the GNUF. So I'm sure she'd be an asset to Tampa Bay, or individually even.


Dan, you sly dog you, custom uke being built and no advanced notice :biglaugh:

It looks fabulous pal, what type of wood is that for the fret board, very interesting color and grain. Love it

Lol thanks buddy. It's rosewood but that is a different kind of grain pattern on it, no? I'm super pleased with how it's coming together. Glad you like it too!


Congratulations Dan, I love the body shape & vintage look, a very cool uke my friend.

Thanks mate. That vintage look really does it for me. Now if it will just give me your talent for playing, I'll be all set!