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Jim Hanks
02-18-2017, 04:23 PM
I'll send all the specs with the NUD next week but here are pics from the brothers Bullinger:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/jimhanksnc/Covered%20Bridge%20Ukuleles%20Long%20Neck%20Pineap ple/58DFC742-5287-40A3-AE11-243E2C5A3431_zpspulxfzuk.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/jimhanksnc/media/Covered%20Bridge%20Ukuleles%20Long%20Neck%20Pineap ple/58DFC742-5287-40A3-AE11-243E2C5A3431_zpspulxfzuk.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/jimhanksnc/Covered%20Bridge%20Ukuleles%20Long%20Neck%20Pineap ple/45A65BBE-F67B-4440-B40B-ED68BC7F83F0_zpsgz53lseq.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/jimhanksnc/media/Covered%20Bridge%20Ukuleles%20Long%20Neck%20Pineap ple/45A65BBE-F67B-4440-B40B-ED68BC7F83F0_zpsgz53lseq.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/jimhanksnc/Covered%20Bridge%20Ukuleles%20Long%20Neck%20Pineap ple/797DF10B-9491-411B-9198-9DD9F485BEF8_zpszwcdn4k2.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/jimhanksnc/media/Covered%20Bridge%20Ukuleles%20Long%20Neck%20Pineap ple/797DF10B-9491-411B-9198-9DD9F485BEF8_zpszwcdn4k2.jpg.html)

All the pics on FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Covered-Bridge-Ukuleles-194736710602006/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1196025920473075

Nickie
02-18-2017, 04:31 PM
OMG, Jim, that's great. It looks so much like our Tiny Tenor, if it sounds as good, you're gonna love it! Congratulations!

hollisdwyer
02-18-2017, 04:37 PM
Very, very nice Jim. I'm sure that you will love it. Gorgeous wood set.

Jim Hanks
02-18-2017, 07:51 PM
OMG, Jim, that's great. It looks so much like our Tiny Tenor, if it sounds as good, you're gonna love it! Congratulations!

Thanks. Probably not quite as small but it is a concert body/tenor neck so yeah, similar idea.

Ukulele Eddie
02-18-2017, 07:54 PM
Nice. Can't wait to hear more when you get it!

Jim Hanks
02-18-2017, 07:58 PM
Very, very nice Jim. I'm sure that you will love it. Gorgeous wood set.
Thanks. It's Claro walnut and Port Ordord Cedar. From videos, I love the sound that CB gets out of myrtle/WRC but that's what my Ono bari is. I asked for something in the same tonal territory but a bit different look and Perry suggested this. Good call. Can't wait to hear it.

Jim Hanks
02-18-2017, 08:02 PM
Nice. Can't wait to hear more when you get it!
Me too! I don't think they did a sound sample video so I have no idea what it sounds like.

Now you know why I wasn't biting on yours. ;-) Glad you found a new home for it.

Osprey
02-19-2017, 03:32 AM
That walnut looks pretty darn awesome.

DownUpDave
02-19-2017, 03:41 AM
WHOA.........stop the car!!!!!

Jim that is one beautiful looking instrument, I love your wood choice. The pineapple concert body with a tenor neck is something I am REALLY interested and intrigued about. It should give close to tenor tone and volume because the body shape and size and it will be a comfortable playing size. Well done.....very very well done

OhioBelle
02-19-2017, 04:25 AM
That is one fabulous looking pineapple, Jim! Congrats on an excellent choice, and good luck waiting! :)

Jim Hanks
02-19-2017, 04:38 AM
I did specify the body and scale (and side port), but I can't take any credit on the wood choices. Once we had settled on Claro/POC, I told Perry to just pick the rest. I think he did all right. :p

Maiden Uke
02-19-2017, 04:54 AM
Outstanding! Love the sound port and the wood choices as well as the tenor scale. Have a good time with it!

Doc_J
02-19-2017, 05:10 AM
Congrats Jim. I've always admired Perry's and Terry's ukes. Had a custom tenor of theirs a few years back, that was a great uke.

TheCraftedCow
02-19-2017, 06:57 AM
It is refreshing to see a person of your caliber (and I mean that sincerely and respectfully) recognizing and appreciating the wonderful woods that are around us for both their beauty and their musical qualities. Perry and Terry are amazing builders. I noticed it has PEGHEDS for tuners to keep it light on the head, and strung through the body to transmit the sound with a small bridge and no messy knots on the outside. The curly maple binding certainly adds beauty. Are the edges rounded over rather than sharp L as on most instruments?

WCBarnes
02-19-2017, 07:17 AM
I've been following this build on their Facebook page, drooling at each step! CBs are great ukes and an amazing value! Congratulations! I'm sure you will enjoy it!

1931jim
02-19-2017, 07:17 AM
Very nice pictures indeed, you are a very fortunate new owner. Superb luthiery. Congratulations from Jim to Jim.

Jim Hanks
02-19-2017, 08:55 AM
It is refreshing to see a person of your caliber (and I mean that sincerely and respectfully) recognizing and appreciating the wonderful woods that are around us for both their beauty and their musical qualities. Perry and Terry are amazing builders. I noticed it has PEGHEDS for tuners to keep it light on the head, and strung through the body to transmit the sound with a small bridge and no messy knots on the outside. The curly maple binding certainly adds beauty. Are the edges rounded over rather than sharp L as on most instruments?
Thanks. I've seen enough of their work online and testimonials to know I didn't need to sweat the details. The edges do look rounded. I'll let you know for sure when I get it.

dkcrown
02-19-2017, 11:33 AM
That's one sweet looking pineapple, Jim! I'm sure it will sound great.

M3Ukulele
02-19-2017, 12:27 PM
Congrats Jim. Great choice of wood. Really like the contrast and the maple binding with b/w/b purfling looks great. I'd be interested in you comments on POC top as it compares to spruce. Read some comments on POC compared to Redwood. If memory serves me, you also have a redwood keystone tenor but Irriguchi uses. Can't wait to hear sound sample and. NUD review. Thanks for posting. I'm jus discovering CBU.
Cheers

sam13
02-19-2017, 12:53 PM
Sweet new Uke, Jim ... congratulations! Looking forward to hearing it.

Jim Hanks
02-19-2017, 12:56 PM
I've never played a spruce but I do have redwood on the Iriguchi and that should provide a good apples-to-pears comparison based on the the tuning they will both be sporting (more on that later). I'm also curious to see how it compares to WRC but that's on the baritone so not quite as close a comparison.

Camsuke
02-19-2017, 01:19 PM
Congratulations in advance Jim, please post a sound sample when you get a chance, thanks mate.

Booli
02-19-2017, 07:58 PM
Looks wonderful Jim!

I am excited for you. CONGRATS! :)

bluesuke
02-20-2017, 04:09 AM
It is refreshing to see a person of your caliber (and I mean that sincerely and respectfully) recognizing and appreciating the wonderful woods that are around us for both their beauty and their musical qualities. Perry and Terry are amazing builders. I noticed it has PEGHEDS for tuners to keep it light on the head, and strung through the body to transmit the sound with a small bridge and no messy knots on the outside. The curly maple binding certainly adds beauty. Are the edges rounded over rather than sharp L as on most instruments?

Yes Bill the edges do have a slight round over we think it makes for a nice feel. And thank you for the kind words