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mkatz
11-09-2018, 05:59 AM
When I saw TobyDog's post and photos of a new Fred Shields Backpacker, I couldn't resist. I contacted Fred and ordered one in mahogany and it arrived today - 3 weeks to the day!

The craftsmanship is amazing, it sounds great, and is surprisingly loud for such a small instrument.

Curious if anyone has found a gig bag that fits the Backpacker.

Mitch
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RafterGirl
11-09-2018, 06:09 AM
Soprano scale or concert? What are the dimensions? What was the price?

kvehe
11-09-2018, 06:41 AM
I have a concert Backpacker and use a concert Córdoba bag.

...and welcome to the world of Fred Shields!

TobyDog
11-09-2018, 06:47 AM
Hi Mitch,

Very pretty backbacker, and great photos. What kind of tuners does it have?
I use a bag that I bought on Amazon, it's got a little extra room on the sides but lengthwise it's perfect.

Tosnail 23 Inch Heavy Duty Ukulele Cases Ukulele Padded Bag - Great for Concert Ukulele

Beth (aka tobyDog)

mkatz
11-09-2018, 07:13 AM
Soprano scale or concert? What are the dimensions? What was the price?

It's concert scale. The dimensions are 24.5" long, 4.75" @ the widest part of the top and 2" deep. I am sending a PM.

Mitch

mkatz
11-09-2018, 07:18 AM
Hi Mitch,

Very pretty backbacker, and great photos. What kind of tuners does it have?
I use a bag that I bought on Amazon, it's got a little extra room on the sides but lengthwise it's perfect.

Tosnail 23 Inch Heavy Duty Ukulele Cases Ukulele Padded Bag - Great for Concert Ukulele

Beth (aka tobyDog)

Thanks Beth. I have Grover friction tuners on mine.

Mitch

SoloRule
11-09-2018, 07:19 AM
Welcome to the FS family. I hope we are not working Fred too much. I enjoy my cherry pineapple FS and I have the pocket size uke that is so tiny and cute. He made beautiful backpack uke. I don't know if anyone else build this kind of uke.

I have been thinking of re-homing one of my Fred Shields concert thin body uke, its a cutaway with 14th fret to the body. It is koa top, gear tuner. Very very easy to play but I have not touched it since I bought the Clara. Any one interested let me know. Sorry for mentioning this on the thread. I will keep quiet now but PM me if you are interested. :D

SA Condor
11-09-2018, 02:29 PM
Cool! I just received my modified FS Backpacker too. I need to do a NUD/Build thread ASAP, I had Fred send me pictures all along the way. Congrats on a great instrument! I too am absolutely stunned at how much volume this little instrument puts out.

Rllink
11-09-2018, 02:33 PM
Very nice.

Lapyang
11-09-2018, 04:30 PM
Welcome to the FS family. I have a FS oval (14 in scale length) and a FS pocket uke (11 in scale length). Both are great fun to play.

Jerryc41
11-10-2018, 12:46 AM
That's beautiful, and different.