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Ludwig.
08-25-2018, 01:09 AM
Guten Tag! ;)

I usually do not post NUDs but this one is pretty special. :o

I waited over three years and recently (finally!) received my new all maple concert ukulele by Claus Mohri.

Claus has been building stringed instruments for over 40 years and is a bit of a legend in the German uke scene. Although he is a master craftsman his prices are still pretty fair. I paid a little more than 1200 including pegheds with ebony buttons and a pretty decent hard case (which makes the actually ukulele around 1k).

Well, what can I say. The uke is way better than everything in everything I expected (sound, playability, finish, look & feel, beauty :o )

For the German speakers among you, here's a little text I wrote - it is about the first holiday, me and my uke spent together (lots of pics as well, including the built process): http://ukulelezeit.de/meine-claus-mohri-ukulele/

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More info about Claus: http://www.cmohri.de/index_en.php

Best wishes from Germany

Ludwig.

Ludwig.
08-25-2018, 01:11 AM
I did not do a proper sound demo yet but here's a little picking (with a capo though) where you can at least get an idea of the bell like sound that comes out of the instrument.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgKnCp5_KiM

Wonder
08-25-2018, 03:58 AM
Wow, that sounds really nice. Congrats on the fine new instrument.

Mike

Ludwig.
08-25-2018, 06:09 AM
In case folks are interested, here's the original. It's become an equivalent of "Happy Birthday" in Russia—a song about Gena the crocodile's birthday.


Indeed. In my video, it's the Lithuanian version actually. :o

DownUpDave
08-25-2018, 10:06 AM
Your singing and playing skills are excellent, I thoroughly enjoyed that. I can see why you would wait 3 years for one of those to be built, simply the purest sounding reentrant ukulele I have heard, it was capoed as well. Absolutely fantastic......is that a spruce top with maple back and sides

bsfloyd
08-25-2018, 11:50 AM
Very, very beautiful instrument!! Congrats after the long but well worth wait!

kvehe
08-25-2018, 12:36 PM
That was wonderful! Thank you for posting, and such a beautiful instrument!

Ludwig.
08-25-2018, 12:46 PM
Your singing and playing skills are excellent, I thoroughly enjoyed that. I can see why you would wait 3 years for one of those to be built, simply the purest sounding reentrant ukulele I have heard, it was capoed as well. Absolutely fantastic......is that a spruce top with maple back and sides

Thanks, Dave!

Since Claus is a magician, it is all maple, even the top. I asked him if a spruce top made a big difference and he said that he can make both, maple and spruce, make sound equally good. And so he did. :D

70sSanO
08-25-2018, 02:25 PM
Just a wonderful instrument; as well as your performance. Excellent! I love to see and hear ukuleles that are not so common for many of us. Thank you so much for sharing.

John

Lapyang
08-25-2018, 05:02 PM
Congratulation on this fantastic instrument. It is clear as bell. Your playing and singing are excellent as well.

Jerryc41
08-26-2018, 01:52 AM
That's beautiful! Nice playing and singing, too.