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Ukulele Eddie
02-26-2018, 06:54 PM
Yesterday I took delivery of this wonderful tenor from Joji Yoshida. It's been a pleasure getting to know Joji through the Luthiers for a Cause: Voice of the Luthier project.

This instrument also features two other project participants: Rodgers Tuners and Harvey Leach Inlay. These custom, made-to-order tuners are not only unbelievably gorgeous, they are significantly smoother than any other tuners I have ever tried. I'm very impressed.

And, of course, to have an inlay by the Master inlay artist Harvey Leach, even if it's a relatively simple one, is pretty sweet.

Because of these connections to the project, this will always have a special meaning for me. The fact that the tone is exceptional makes it all the more special to me.

* Lucky Strike Redwood top
* Brazilian Rosewood body
* Rodgers custom-engraved tuners, engraved to match the headstock inlay
* Canadian big leaf maple neck
* Maple rosette
* MOP front and back
* Harvey Leach torch inlay on headstock
* Jojo Yoshida 12th fret inlay

The uke is currently strung with Oasis Brights and tuned Linear C. Here's a quick sound sample ("dry") with three snippets:


And a few pics:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4715/26638871298_9fae6728b7.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GzZbms)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4715/40467381242_5457b7fd92.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24DXUzG)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4607/25639433147_8431df83b1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F4ENdc)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4626/25639433227_030880cce2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F4ENez)

02-26-2018, 07:28 PM
That is a splendid instrument!

02-26-2018, 07:29 PM
Absolutely stunning instrument. Sweet sounding. Congratulations!

02-26-2018, 08:04 PM
Congrats Eddie. Absolutely frigging gorgeous and amazing sound!!!! So thrilled that you have such a special instrument after all your hard work. Indeed, such a special meaning for you.

02-26-2018, 08:55 PM
A joy to behold! Congrats Eddie, you really know how to spoil yourself. Well done!

02-26-2018, 09:24 PM
Congratulations Eddie! She’s a beautiful, modern classic instrument. Thanks for the great pictures and sound sample. Looks like the neck is a beautiful curly maple. So wonderful it is also the result of 3 artists, with whom you have a personal connection. Thanks for sharing.

02-27-2018, 12:08 AM
I do believe that you have found THE instrument, at least it would be for me...jaw dropping sound and beauty in every aspect!

02-27-2018, 01:51 AM
Suhweeeeet Eddie! It certainly will be right at home in your fine stable of ukuleles.

02-27-2018, 01:52 AM
drooooooooooooooooling eye candy and great sounding to boot!

02-27-2018, 05:24 AM
Wow.....I mean WOW Eddie. You know how to pick them. Really incredible in everyway.

02-27-2018, 05:34 AM
A Uklele that the rest of us dream about. Beautiful woods, fantastic appointments and influenced by three master craftsmen.

02-27-2018, 05:44 AM

02-27-2018, 07:33 AM
Congratulations! Looks absolutely phenomenal and sounds amazing!

02-27-2018, 09:17 AM
Stunning! It's even nicer than I imagined.

02-27-2018, 09:45 AM
Yowza indeed! Congratulations Eddie, looks and sounds like a great addition to your collection!

Ukulele Eddie
02-27-2018, 01:14 PM
Thanks, everyone. I'll do a more complete review down the road, but I'm very pleased with it.

02-27-2018, 01:46 PM
That is a stunning looking ukulele. Congrats!!

02-27-2018, 06:09 PM
this is, without a doubt, the most exquisite ukulele.

thank you for buying it for me. I'll PM my address. :rofl:

02-27-2018, 06:41 PM
Wow! absolutely stunning woods and tasteful choice of custom options! The tone is amazing. So complex with a round fullness on the low end and clear sweet tones in the upper registers. The overtones are haunting . . . congratulations and enjoy playing it!

02-27-2018, 07:07 PM
Looks stunning and sounds fantastic. Congrats; enjoy it and keep on ukekin' !

02-28-2018, 05:44 AM
I'd never heard of Joji Yoshida. This made me realize I've got my head in the sand. Very very nice use of the various woods.

I was listening to the clip and the guitarist whose office is next door got up and wandered in with the lyrics to "time in a bottle". So, it's certainly got an inspirational, "make em get up and sing along" quality to it's voice!