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Jerryc41
04-28-2018, 01:40 AM
I finally took some pictures of my new Dewdrop, made by Tyler St. Clare of Baltimore. The top is spruce, the body maple, the fretboard padauk and maple, and the bridge is cocobolo. Tuners are Peghed. Price was $480. Notice how the neck blends into the body. He explained how he did that, but I don't remember the details. It's very light and has a beautiful sound. Now I have to find a hard case for it. I ordered a tenor case that I think will fit.

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bsfloyd
04-28-2018, 02:02 AM
That looks great, Jerry!! Congrats. It looks like a great deal of craftsmanship went into that instrument for only $480!

RafterGirl
04-28-2018, 02:21 AM
Nice. Love the design on the back, the sound hole rosette, and the unique fret markers.

Jerryc41
04-28-2018, 02:35 AM
That looks great, Jerry!! Congrats. It looks like a great deal of craftsmanship went into that instrument for only $480!

Yes. And I like the fact that it's truly a handmade instrument - no laser cutting or automatic machinery. He sourced a lot of the wood locally - probably not the cocobolo. : )

Jerryc41
04-28-2018, 02:36 AM
Nice. Love the design on the back, the sound hole rosette, and the unique fret markers.

I was hard deciding which one to get because they were all slightly different, but that design on the back won me over.

Chopped Liver
04-28-2018, 07:16 AM
Wow! That is very beautiful! Sounds like a bargain at $480 for a handmade uke!

maki66
04-28-2018, 07:52 AM
Beautiful ukulele! I bet they won't be priced in that range long with the demand that is sure to come.

M3Ukulele
04-28-2018, 08:00 AM
I contacted Tyler and asked about potential for a tenor version. He will look at it. Nice wood work and I like the fact a lot of woods are local. No CITIES restrictions. There are a lot of good wood out there that don’t get used as much. Sound samples perhaps? Down the road?

vcs700s
04-28-2018, 08:04 AM
Tyler is a really nice guy. He gave me a uke to review which I just sent back to him.

Will post the review tomorrow.

Spicysteve
04-28-2018, 10:01 AM
What a jewel, I really like the body to neck transition.
Congratulations on a beautiful handmade instrument Jerry.

Jim Hanks
04-28-2018, 01:33 PM
Sound samples perhaps? Down the road?

Yes, please! I guess Vic will give us some tomorrow

Jerryc41
04-30-2018, 12:30 AM
Tyler is a really nice guy. He gave me a uke to review which I just sent back to him.

Will post the review tomorrow.

Very nice reviews of both the Dewdrop and the Soiree.

Jerryc41
04-30-2018, 12:31 AM
Yes, please! I guess Vic will give us some tomorrow

Yes, Vic did give us good sound samples. His playing sounds a lot better than mine. : )

sunshiNee
04-30-2018, 12:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DxucrQNEtY

Sounds pretty nice to be honest.

Lapyang
04-30-2018, 01:02 AM
Congratulations on this great find, Jerry.

M3Ukulele
04-30-2018, 05:49 PM
Very punchy sound. Great looking ukulele. Can you comment on the neck shape? Woods looks great. I agree on the 10th fret marker. I’d rather have that then the 12 th fret inlay. Nice to see something just a little different. Hopefully site will have specs like length, depth of body etc. Looks like zero fret with wooden nut spacer?

Jerryc41
04-30-2018, 11:35 PM
Very punchy sound. Great looking ukulele. Can you comment on the neck shape? Woods looks great. I agree on the 10th fret marker. I’d rather have that then the 12 th fret inlay. Nice to see something just a little different. Hopefully site will have specs like length, depth of body etc. Looks like zero fret with wooden nut spacer?

Offhand, I'd say it's very comfortable. I played it for several hours on Saturday with no complaints (about the neck, I mean :) ) I'll take a closer look later and get back to you.

After a couple of hours, I realized that it had that zero fret feature. I think it's the only one I have like that.