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DownUpDave
07-13-2018, 02:51 PM
Luis from LfdM just sent me these pictures of the 4 tenors he completed and has just shipped off to HMS. The pictures were just intented for me as I had helped him out with some strings but I know he won't mind me sharing.

Left to right

*Engleman spruce / Cocobolo, 6 string w Gotoh stealth tuners
*Sinker Redwood/Quilted Maple
*Sinker Cedar/Curly Myrtle w an adjustable action which can be raised or lower by just the turn of a screw. You can set it the way you like it
*Bearclaw Sitka Spruce /Zircote


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Jim Hanks
07-13-2018, 03:01 PM
That cedar/myrtle though! :drool:

robinboyd
07-13-2018, 04:19 PM
That cedar/myrtle though! :drool:

It's the redwood maple that really does it for me...

Kenn2018
07-13-2018, 08:31 PM
Wow! Just wow!

kohanmike
07-13-2018, 08:35 PM
Those are beauts. Still dreaming of a myrtle uke.

stevejfc
07-14-2018, 02:32 AM
Dave, you have my address, just ask Luis to ship the bearclaw sitka spruce direct to me:drool:

DownUpDave
07-14-2018, 02:40 AM
Dave, you have my address, just ask Luis to ship the bearclaw sitka spruce direct to me:drool:

Good choice, great choice......outstanding choice. It was my favorite, the tone was soooooo sweet, not what you would expect from bearclaw spruce.

kvehe
07-14-2018, 03:01 AM
Heart, be still!

SoloRule
07-14-2018, 03:34 AM
He is such a teaser.

Spicysteve
07-14-2018, 03:53 AM
The quilted maple/sinker redwood is incredable! Something about quilted maple just speaks to me.:iwant:

Joyful Uke
07-14-2018, 09:26 AM
There is no cure for UAS. Drooling over these photos proves it. :-)

DownUpDave
07-14-2018, 09:34 AM
There is no cure for UAS. Drooling over these photos proves it. :-)

Only cure is move to the jungle and live like a caveman. Any exposure to the internet will cause UAS. We are doomed , all doomed. But it is fun

etudes
07-14-2018, 10:47 AM
I agree the myrtle cedar stands out. Wow, just wow. It will be interesting to see how long they last on the site. Truth be told I'm not familiar with the LFDM's and would like to learn about them.

SoloRule
07-14-2018, 11:56 AM
Only cure is move to the jungle and live like a caveman. Any exposure to the internet will cause UAS. We are doomed , all doomed. But it is fun

Stay away from Dave is your first step to rehab

Doc_J
07-14-2018, 12:01 PM
Indeed, those instruments made by Luis are SERIOUS Eye Candy! Thanks for sharing.

https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=110435&d=1531529126
https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=110434&d=1531529099

Jim Hanks
07-14-2018, 01:13 PM
I agree the myrtle cedar stands out. Wow, just wow.

Is it just me or does that one have a longer scale than the others? Sure that's a tenor? :confused:

DownUpDave
07-14-2018, 01:38 PM
Is it just me or does that one have a longer scale than the others? Sure that's a tenor? :confused:

Well Jim you are very observant. If you remember I have a Build in Progress thread about my 19" super tenor. Luis decided to build one before mine and this is it, has an adjustable action as well, mine won't. This is the same wood combo as mine, sinker cedar and myrtle.

DownUpDave
07-14-2018, 01:52 PM
I agree the myrtle cedar stands out. Wow, just wow. It will be interesting to see how long they last on the site. Truth be told I'm not familiar with the LFDM's and would like to learn about them.

The very short version is Luis was born in Spain took an interest in the guitar as a young boy. There was a guitar builder in town and he let Luis learn in his shop. He came to Toronto in his 20s to attend University and became an engineer. That was his profession but continued to build guitars as his passion. Fast forward to today he turns 70 this year, been retired 15 years so he has built many Classical, Flamingo and steel acoustic guitars. He built his first uke maybe 7-8 years ago and has been kept busy with orders ever since. He builds his ukes like classical guitars, uses lattice bracing, tops are thin, light and sound like a drum. Andrew and Corey have said LfdM is right up there with the very best in the world, they know a thing or two about tone.

Many very good players have played my spruce rosewood tenor and said it was the best sounding instrument they every played.