View Full Version : FS Luis Feu de Mesquita Classical Tenor

07-27-2017, 04:02 AM
For sale is a wonderful classical tenor by Luis Feu de Mesquita. Named “Dulcinea” by Luis, this uke is a “Spanish Guitar” variant of the Ukaferri family. It features a beautiful mosaic rosette with a fish motif on a Carpathian Spruce top, with the tested-and-true East Indian Rosewood back and sides. It also has a custom special carved head stock, two birds facing each other. Dulcinea is lovely, with no scratches, dents or dings and is in like new condition, and sounds terrific. I have two LFdM tenors so I think that I can part with one in my efforts to reduce my collection.

- Carpathian Spruce Top
- East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
- Spanish Cedar Neck
- Ebony Fretboard
- Ebony Bridge
- RW ? Bindings
- Grover Tuners
- Beautiful Marquetry Rosette
- Matching colored purflings on top, sides
- Lattice bracing
- Kala Tweed Hardcase

Dulcinea's sound is as beautiful as her looks. Her tone is warm, resonant, and very projecting with much volume. She is currently strung in low g with a combination of strings (SC wound g, D’ Addario wound c, and Oasis bright trebles). I keep her in B or B-flat tuning.

Sample in B tuning : https://app.box.com/s/6tfex24yrg9fbsv5kluv6x09bux3rmf6
Sample in B-flat tuning : https://app.box.com/s/zb9qktxh1e4mdeugs0xpt0onnr472cr9


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07-27-2017, 04:03 AM
More pictures :

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07-27-2017, 04:06 AM
more pictures.
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07-27-2017, 04:08 AM
Looks beautiful!

The drool :drool: factor is high on this one!

07-27-2017, 04:36 AM
can you hold on. Let me see if Luis can do a side sound pot for me. Pleaseeeeeee

07-27-2017, 05:46 AM
wow! if i were still buying ukes, I'd probably buy this!

07-27-2017, 06:14 AM
Wonderful instrument, with my all-time favorite rosette.

Uke man
07-27-2017, 06:32 AM
Wow, another beauty Hodge!
Is the nut width 1.5 inch?

07-27-2017, 06:44 AM
Wow, another beauty Hodge!
Is the nut width 1.5 inch?

Thanks, she is a beauty. I'm probably going to regret selling.

Nut width is 1-7/16 inch width.

Ukulele Eddie
07-27-2017, 07:56 AM
For any "noobs" who don't already know, you can buy from Hodge with confidence. I've purchased two ukes from him in very smooth transactions. This seems like a great buy on a popular builder's instrument.

07-27-2017, 08:41 AM
Such a distinctive style and design. This is a lovely one. Best wishes, Hodge!

07-27-2017, 08:42 AM
That's an incredibly low price for an LFDM! Good luck with the sale.

07-27-2017, 09:19 AM
Thanks folks. This uke is sold.