View Full Version : Compass Rose Maple tenor sunburst UK

07-26-2017, 06:15 AM
Hi everyone,

It's with a heavy heart I sell this beautiful Compass Rose tenor as I've not had it long. My new Hive Hornet just arrived and I can't see past playing my two Hives.

My friend bought it direct from Rick Turner at NAMM a few years back but as a guitarist never played the thing. I bought it from him good as new.

It's is serial number 13 265. The flamed maple body (top, back and sides) is really stunning with a really classy sunburst finish. The neck is mahogany I believe. It has the really clever cantilevered fretboard and really sings. The sound is bright and crisp but with a real oomph! (Technical term! :) ).

There are minute signs of use but it honestly looks to me as good as new. I've only played it a few times. It comes with the original receipt and has a really amazing case; light but strong!

I'm based in the U.K. but am happy to ship worldwide if the buyer pays.

900 plus postage and fees.







07-26-2017, 06:16 AM


07-26-2017, 06:25 AM
Great looking Compass Rose, Matt. But I know where you are coming from with regards to your new Hive. :)

I am curious when this Compass Rose was built? Is it possible that Jake built this one too? If it was in 2013, then I imagine not.

07-26-2017, 06:35 AM
Thanks mate. I think it was 2013 but I'm not sure if it was Jake or not. I got the impression Rick had done this one himself.

07-26-2017, 07:04 AM
Beautiful uke! I am looking for a Rick Turner right now and your price seems fair (not sure what the exchange rate to US$ is right now) but alas, I have a beautiful Webber custom all maple sunburst already and one bright maple uke is all I need. I'm looking for something rosewood or mahogany. Anyway, just had to chime in a say it's a beauty and good luck! Rick

07-26-2017, 09:54 AM
Stunning sunburst!

07-26-2017, 11:17 AM
Lovely instrument Matt, saw your post on 'got a ukulele' showing your new Hive, stunning!
I'm in the UK and am looking for a new uke at the moment but sadly this is beyond my budget. I'm a soprano guy really anyway, if you happen to have any nice sopranos that may go unplayed now let me know :)

07-26-2017, 11:24 PM
Thanks guys. I'm open to offers. I'm trying to concentrate on what I'm most likely to play and two tenors is enough. I'd be interested in trading for a baritone e.g. Pono, Bruko plus some cash my way.

07-27-2017, 12:11 PM
Have confidence doing business with this guy. He is an absolute professional and takes care of his stuff.

Best on the sale, Matt.

07-30-2017, 10:40 PM
Thanks Lenny.

Priced reduced to 1100 or trades and cash.


08-03-2017, 11:13 AM
Hi everyone,

I leant my uke to a fellow uke trooper and he noticed a tiny defect in the laquet next to the bridge. I'd not ever noticed it before. It appears a tiny bit of laquer has chipped next to the bridge.


In the interests of openness I thought I'd share it here. I've reduced the price accordingly too. Get yourself a bargain! Now 900 and open to trades.


08-03-2017, 12:41 PM

Sent you a PM and included contact info. Beautiful instrument and best of luck with your sale regardless. I'm sure it will find the right home soon.