View Full Version : NUD: Grimes redwood/ziricote tenor

Ukulele Eddie
12-04-2018, 10:52 AM
I have been wanting a Grimes for quite some time and even had some wood with Steve waiting to be built. He built a uke for the recent UGH show that was pretty close to what we planned and I could not resist any longer even though timing was not great for me.

Steve is highly regarded for the amazing tone of his instruments and deservedly so. What I find even more unique, is the unsurpassed playability. His neck profile, string spacing and low action without sacrificing projection, place his instruments on a pedestal of their own in terms of playability.

And this is not unique to this particular instrument. I had the pleasure of extended playing time with two other recent Grimes and was blown away. So I am especially happy to provide this one with a loving home. :cool:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4803/45268475285_fd31855d00_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bYdLzc)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4906/46130297022_8b11a935a5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dhnQ9E)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4848/46130297012_e1e3511458_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dhnQ9u)

12-04-2018, 11:06 AM
That is beautiful Eddie, congratulations!


12-04-2018, 11:21 AM
Congratulations Eddie. Absolutely gorgeous with beautiful craftsmanship.



12-04-2018, 11:24 AM
Lovely looking wood combo. Really attractive grains! Hope it sounds as great as it looks! Congrats, and play it in good health!


12-04-2018, 11:36 AM

12-04-2018, 01:29 PM
Bravo Eddie, you're really scaling the summit of ukuleldom. That is spectacular in every aspect, congratulations

12-04-2018, 01:32 PM
Just stunning Eddie,....……...stunning! Congrats

12-04-2018, 01:52 PM
Congratulations Eddie. Gorgeous! I recall Steve telling me that redwood was generally what he preferred for a warm tenor.

12-04-2018, 02:58 PM
Congrats! Eddie. I had a chance to play this in Hawaii and it was fantastic!!

12-04-2018, 03:35 PM
Would love a video!

12-04-2018, 03:53 PM
Sweet! In the very unlikely event that your attention ever drifts away from the tone, you can just stare at the perfect miters in the purfling! :)

12-04-2018, 03:58 PM
Beautiful. :drool:

12-04-2018, 05:15 PM
How nice Eddie, a beaut.

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12-04-2018, 05:22 PM
I don't often reply on NUD posts, but there's only one word for that, "Wow!"

12-04-2018, 05:23 PM
Wow Eddie! Congratulations, it’s gorgeous!

12-04-2018, 05:29 PM
Another beauty added to your fine collection! Congratulations my friend
Please show us family pictures of all treasures!

12-04-2018, 06:18 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! I love a solid Redwood top. Bet it sounds incredible! :shaka:

12-04-2018, 07:49 PM
Wow Eddie, what a huge surprise, just when I thought your appetite for new ukes was slowing down you go ahead with one of the most striking instruments I have ever seen! Congratulations, I wish you many hours enjoyment with it!