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tiki_ink
06-23-2009, 10:29 AM
Well, I did it. I ordered a custom Mike Periera Tenor Ukulele. I am having it made specially for my wedding on August 1, 2009. I am going to surprise my fiance by playing her a song, with 7 back-up ukulele players. The uke is all Curly Koa with a Slotted Headstock. It has ebony binding, ebony fretboard, ebony pin bridge, and ebony stringers in the 5 peice neck. I had a custom polynesian turtle tattoo inlay (My fiance loves sea turtles) made out of puau abalone by custominlay.com for the headstock in ebony also. I went with the Mi-Si pickup with a preamp. It also has a puau abalone rosette around the sound hole. Mike is putting the final finish coats on it this week and it should be strung up by the weekend. Hopefully it will be in my hands soon. I can't wait. Here are some pics of the build.

tiki_ink
06-23-2009, 10:33 AM
here are some more pics

tiki_ink
06-23-2009, 10:37 AM
even more pics

tiki_ink
06-23-2009, 10:41 AM
guess what? more pics.

tiki_ink
06-23-2009, 10:43 AM
last round until finished.:shaka:

Link
06-23-2009, 10:48 AM
Gorgeous!!! Congrats.

1014
06-23-2009, 10:49 AM
if can, how much?

AnnaUK
06-23-2009, 11:03 AM
Thank you for posting all those pictures. It's really interesting to see how ukes are put together.

Congratulations on your new uke :D

specialmike
06-23-2009, 11:06 AM
how much does this custom uke from MP cost? It's a beaut.

bbycrts
06-23-2009, 11:18 AM
Drool!


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experimentjon
06-23-2009, 11:34 AM
Very nice uke! Congrats!

And looking at those pics, I think its safe to say that pickup installation is a lot less tricky when you don't have to reach into the soundhole to do it in the dark. :P

dnewton2
06-23-2009, 12:12 PM
Congrats on such a fine instrument, it is beautiful.

More importantly congrats on the upcoming wedding. I hope you have many years of happiness with your future wife.

tiki_ink
06-23-2009, 12:39 PM
Congrats on such a fine instrument, it is beautiful.

More importantly congrats on the upcoming wedding. I hope you have many years of happiness with your future wife.

Thanks. Much appreciated.

tiki_ink
06-23-2009, 12:43 PM
For those who asked about pricing. Base for an all koa tenor is $875.00. With all the custom work(headstock, pick-up, abalone rosetted, etc.) I payed Mike $1270.00 and CustomInlay $95.00 for a total of $1365.00. Not bad for a complete custom. I think Mike Periera is way over worked and under payed for his beautiful craftsmanship. Not to mention his custom service and photo catalogue of the uke build. But hey, I am not complaining.
:music:

mailman
06-23-2009, 01:12 PM
Congratulations, on both the wedding and the beautiful ukulele! You've got me wondering....

What's the special song?

BTW; "Pix (or video), or it didn't happen!" ;)

bt93
06-23-2009, 01:50 PM
this sexy uke makes me want to order a Mike Periera custom too (damn UAS):smileybounce:

Craig
06-23-2009, 01:55 PM
Very pretty ukulele! I really dig the turtle!

CoffeeMate
06-23-2009, 02:01 PM
looks yummy, congrats on the new uke and your impending nuptials :)

fumanshu
06-23-2009, 02:32 PM
Congrats Tiki for your wedding and this beautiful uke. I too have a all koa with a slotted headstock that Mike build for me 2 few months ago.

And all I can tell you, is that you won't be disapointed. It sounds very nice but you can improve the sound a lot by changing the strings even if stock it comes with Worth BT.... Well I always chat with Mike about strings that I'm trying on his ukes.

I already own 3 MP custom ukes and I seriously, I'm totally satisfy with each of them.

You shoud try next to get a spruce top with koa for sides and back... It's insane how the one that he build for me last year sounds like.

It has that snap and crisp that no other uke that I've own got...

Anyway....congrats once again!

tiki_ink
06-23-2009, 02:34 PM
To answer the song choice question......1,2,3,4 by none other then The Plain White Tees. Of course covered by Aldrine. And yes I learned it here on UU. I actually have the other 7 guys learning from the Tutorial here on UU and the play along on Youtube. It is a simple song with the only 3 words that I need to say to my girl.

GX9901
06-23-2009, 03:06 PM
Nice MP you've got there. Looks great!

There was a girl who contacted me last week via my blog to ask about a custom uke for her wedding next year. MP was where I pointed her toward given her budget and time constraints. I guess Mike Pereira might be specializing in wedding ukes!

tiki_ink
06-30-2009, 03:46 PM
Here is a pic of the final product. I should receive it by the end of this week or next week. Stoked!!!

Spooner
06-30-2009, 03:56 PM
Here is a pic of the final product. I should receive it by the end of this week or next week. Stoked!!!

That's REAL purdy!!! :)

GREAT progress pics too!

Congrats on the uke and the wedding!!!

May you enjoy both for many many years!!!!