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PeformanceUke
10-30-2009, 07:25 PM
Just got my custom ukuleles from legendary ukulele builder Sonny-D in hawaii, Im so happy !!! They both sound bad ass. :D Now its time for a pickup but in which one? Hmm not sure yet 8 string our the 4 string.

There made out of Dark black curly Hawaiian Koa. Also its got sonny-d's new dimension sound hole.

4 string :)

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5924/4stringlaydownfullneck.th.jpg (http://img22.imageshack.us/i/4stringlaydownfullneck.jpg/)

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7907/4stringbackbody.th.jpg (http://img21.imageshack.us/i/4stringbackbody.jpg/)

click on the pic to zoom. more pics below of the 8 string.

PeformanceUke
10-30-2009, 07:25 PM
8 String Tenor this thing is a screamer very powerful sound. I was mostly into 4 strings but this ukulele change my mind.

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9619/8stringlaydown.th.jpg (http://img19.imageshack.us/i/8stringlaydown.jpg/)

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3152/8stringback.th.jpg (http://img3.imageshack.us/i/8stringback.jpg/)

click on pic to zoom.

Lori
10-30-2009, 07:49 PM
Really nice uke! Wow! Bet it sounds like a whole room full of ukuleles.

–Lori

mds725
10-30-2009, 08:06 PM
Beautiful instruments! Gorgeous wood grains! Is the 4-string also a tenor?

ChamorroDT
10-30-2009, 08:19 PM
oOoo, very very nice.

Personally, I'd put the pick up in the 4 string, but that's just me.

PeformanceUke
10-30-2009, 09:13 PM
Here is some more pics, don't mind the finger print marks it somehow glared in the photo taking.


The wood changes its color and grains when you look at it from different angles its pretty cool it reminds me of some hologram marvel and dc cards..

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4739/sidebysidej.th.jpg (http://img3.imageshack.us/i/sidebysidej.jpg/)

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4597/8stringfrontstanding.th.jpg (http://img4.imageshack.us/i/8stringfrontstanding.jpg/)

Click on image to zoom in.

PeformanceUke
10-31-2009, 12:01 AM
Thanks for the compliments i appreciate it. The 4 string is a tenor. :)

I always love that famous black koa Ukulele made by Sonny-D for Troy Fernadez. Now i finally got mine. Auritye!

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8328/d624c060ada086fe821ea11u.jpg

Steiner
10-31-2009, 12:28 AM
Those are sweet. I like the darker one.

What is the new dimension sound hole?

keithy351
10-31-2009, 12:32 AM
wa wa wee waaa.... dammmm niiice

specialmike
10-31-2009, 04:05 AM
THEY MAKE BLACK CURLY KOA?! Oh... I wants one

veep
10-31-2009, 04:37 AM
nice ukes .

Soleman
10-31-2009, 05:15 AM
Beautiful wood and looks like fine craftsmanship. Sound is everything .... and I bet these are sweet. Your instrument is like your vocal chords... enjoy!

Ed

bbycrts
10-31-2009, 05:32 AM
Is the ring around the soundhole actually raised up a bit? I can't quite tell from the pics - I was wondering if that's what's meant by the dimension soundhole. They are truly beautiful!

haolejohn
10-31-2009, 08:17 AM
THEY MAKE BLACK CURLY KOA?! Oh... I wants one

Now that is the Mike that I know.

Nice ukuleles performanceuke. I've always wanted to play a Sunny-D.

haolejohn
10-31-2009, 08:19 AM
Those are sweet. I like the darker one.

What is the new dimension sound hole?

I'm no expert but i do know math. That sound hole appears to have a larger diameter and circumference than normal ukuleles. I would bet one of my ukes that is what the new dimension sound hole is.

DeG
10-31-2009, 05:42 PM
Nice, I really like the 8-string. Normally, the headstocks look freakishly large on 8-string ukes, but this one looks very nice. He's got those tuners in pretty tight to keep the size of the head stock in proportion to the rest of the uke.

MisoHappy
10-31-2009, 05:46 PM
BEAUTIFUL. I've never seen anything like it!

And might I suggest you amp the 4 string????? 6 strings are used mainly for strumming, and that's not all you want to do on stage right? :D

Matt Clara
11-01-2009, 12:49 AM
Those look amazing, but it's a little hard to tell from the high contrast in your images. Next time, instead of putting them on the couch with the window behind them, put them across from the couch, with the window behind you. You may have to angle them a little to avoid a reflection from the window, but your camera should have an easier time with the lighting and the exposure.

surfer
11-03-2009, 01:46 PM
These look awesome. I'd also go with the pickup in the 4 string--will be great for solos!

countrybumpkin
11-03-2009, 10:20 PM
Nice looking ukes. I found that his ukes have a beautiful tone and project well. Hopefully after developing a little more callous and technique, I'll be able to work up to one of his 6 or 8 string tenors. Uncle Sonny spent 3 hours one afternoon talking story and playing some songs for me, my family and a friend while we were visiting his shop.