View Full Version : New build thread. Wunderkammer Ike Soprano.

12-04-2017, 07:26 PM
Ever since hearing the lovely Samantha Muir on youtube playing what i thought was the most wonderful sounding soprano i had ever heard, (youtube junkie) i had to ask what it was.

The reply took a while but she told me it was a Wunderkammer Ike soprano. I almost ordered straight away but other things got in the way thus i stopped short at just inquiring. FF to around 6 months ago i booked my slot and waited, the message came through Friday to say it has started. Should be ready around Christmas. What a lovely gift for me. If the timing is right i may pick up in person. :D

Some pics and more when they come.


12-04-2017, 07:27 PM

Ukulele Eddie
12-05-2017, 02:57 AM
Very cool. I had not heard of him before. I enjoyed checking out his web site. He's clearly dedicated to a bygone era. Looking forward to following this build and hearing your thoughts when you get it.

12-05-2017, 06:14 AM
I’m on the waiting list as well! Hopefully mine won’t be too far behind yours!!

Peace Train
12-05-2017, 08:13 AM
What a great looking ukulele. Is yours an all mahogany build? Looking forward to the final outcome.

12-05-2017, 08:45 AM
I’m on the waiting list as well! Hopefully mine won’t be too far behind yours!!

Shipping out to Missouri? I didn’t know he was so well known. :)

12-05-2017, 08:45 AM
What a great looking ukulele. Is yours an all mahogany build? Looking forward to the final outcome.

Yes. All hand tooled mahogany. As an ex Timms owner I have heard these are a bit more refined. Can’t wait.

12-13-2017, 01:30 PM
Seems most people I talk to haven’t heard much about him but I’m insane and always searching for something new ha.. When I saw his methods of building it made me even more eager to try one!!

12-13-2017, 03:23 PM
I had the opportunity to briefly meet him when I was at the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain earlier this year. He was set up as a vendor there.

My buddy was picking up a custom soprano that he had ordered. I also know someone else who has one. They are very pleased with the workmanship of his Ukes.

12-13-2017, 03:55 PM
Holy cats are those some good looking ukes! I'd never heard of him before. Just what I needed (except not really!). This may be just the builder to get me to recover from my one not-so-great custom experience. Love his aesthetic and his Luddite ways!

12-14-2017, 05:59 AM
I do hope it’s ready for Christmas so I can meet him and pick it up in person. Apart from the hand made Timms, it’s my first hand made ukulele I’ve commissioned.

01-19-2018, 06:22 PM
Bit excited. Incoming next week.

First pic from Liam’s house before finishing was applied. Next two pic’s, Koa tuners chosen and Martin M600’s fitted.

Ready to go. :)


01-20-2018, 12:26 AM
Looking just beautiful!! I'm sure you are very excited. I am looking forward to reading the NUD post and review!

01-20-2018, 01:49 AM
I do recognize this instrument as the same one played by Sam Muir and I agree the sound is amazing. Congratulations, you must be very excited to get this in your hands. Please post a NUD with lots of pictures. It looks to be beautiful but the thumb nail photos aren't doing it any justice.

01-20-2018, 01:53 AM
Can't wait to see and hear more. Lovely instrument. Congratulations!

01-21-2018, 09:52 AM
Really nice. I found this review time ago.


01-21-2018, 10:53 AM
Yeah I read/saw Baz’s review after Sam. Baz is more the talking part. Sam is the player. I’m sure Baz would agree.

I maybe need to host pics when I get it. I used the standard uploader.

I won’t use photobucket on principal. Ala, photobucket, breaking forums for profit since 2017. ;)