PDA

View Full Version : NUD: Rob Collins / Tin Guitar 5 string tenor



we tigers
02-08-2017, 08:53 AM
Took delivery of a new (to me) ukulele yesterday. It's a gorgeous five string tenor made by Rob Collins from the UK. English walnut with a laburnum fretboard. Sound is warm and soothing. Love it!

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/Rob%20Collins%205%20string%20tenor/50C19471-5B6E-4C55-BFB8-59B62EEF01E6_zpsrr8kkszp.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/sasenmike/media/Rob%20Collins%205%20string%20tenor/50C19471-5B6E-4C55-BFB8-59B62EEF01E6_zpsrr8kkszp.jpg.html)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/Rob%20Collins%205%20string%20tenor/DBE9AC65-9E34-49F6-9BCA-443661CF67FD_zpshfgkbmdg.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/sasenmike/media/Rob%20Collins%205%20string%20tenor/DBE9AC65-9E34-49F6-9BCA-443661CF67FD_zpshfgkbmdg.jpg.html)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/Rob%20Collins%205%20string%20tenor/EA743ECB-CAE6-4522-89F2-DA1751F896C7_zpsvyuly7jl.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/sasenmike/media/Rob%20Collins%205%20string%20tenor/EA743ECB-CAE6-4522-89F2-DA1751F896C7_zpsvyuly7jl.jpg.html)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/Rob%20Collins%205%20string%20tenor/110B3C9B-977F-46E5-AD2D-B0D2BE79AC8C_zpsoyrmyh8n.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/sasenmike/media/Rob%20Collins%205%20string%20tenor/110B3C9B-977F-46E5-AD2D-B0D2BE79AC8C_zpsoyrmyh8n.jpg.html)

we tigers
02-08-2017, 08:53 AM
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/Rob%20Collins%205%20string%20tenor/ADFBC5C8-D9FD-4C7D-8F75-99FE12BA2830_zpszlc8gcew.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/sasenmike/media/Rob%20Collins%205%20string%20tenor/ADFBC5C8-D9FD-4C7D-8F75-99FE12BA2830_zpszlc8gcew.jpg.html)

Ukulele Eddie
02-08-2017, 09:27 AM
Beautiful! Enjoy!!

bazmaz
02-08-2017, 10:42 AM
Rob is a brilliant luthier and very nice bloke too. Enjoy. For what it's worth, my 7 year old daugher thinks he's her hero. Partly because he makes her laugh with fart jokes..

Doc_J
02-08-2017, 11:05 AM
Wow! Michael that is a gorgeous walnut 5-string from Rob. Congrats! Looking forward to hearing it. The high/low g strings expands the range and provides nice harmonics. I found 5-strings more playable than a 6-string.

we tigers
02-09-2017, 11:28 PM
Beautiful! Enjoy!!
thank you. I will!


Rob is a brilliant luthier and very nice bloke too. Enjoy. For what it's worth, my 7 year old daugher thinks he's her hero. Partly because he makes her laugh with fart jokes..

I've been looking at his ukes for a couple of years now. I'm very happy to own one now! And fart jokes are the best.


Wow! Michael that is a gorgeous walnut 5-string from Rob. Congrats! Looking forward to hearing it. The high/low g strings expands the range and provides nice harmonics. I found 5-strings more playable than a 6-string.
Thanks, Hodge! You're right about the harmonics. The sound is much broader then with a four string. And I'm still able to pick just the high G when weaving melodies. I might want to try and lover the action though. I think there's some room for improvement in that department.

mountain goat
02-09-2017, 11:38 PM
Congratulations Michael! It's beautiful. Looking forward to hearing you play it more than just looking at it though, I confess! Peace mate.

Osprey
02-10-2017, 03:16 AM
Awesome looking ukulele, congratulations!

we tigers
02-11-2017, 09:17 AM
Congratulations Michael! It's beautiful. Looking forward to hearing you play it more than just looking at it though, I confess! Peace mate.

Thanks, Jon! We really need to make some new videos again. Things have been slow the last couple of months.