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tad
05-14-2008, 06:41 PM
Well, last Friday my concert uke from Papa's Boxes came in. Honestly, I really love it. It's got a great plunky tone, and is really well set-up. The neck is REALLY wide-- like, a lot wider than my other concert size ukes... It makes it a bit tricky to play, but it gives the fingers good exercise.

Some Pictures:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/papa1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/papa2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/papa3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/papa4.jpg

(Continued...)

tad
05-14-2008, 06:42 PM
The obligatory headstock shot:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/papaheadstock.jpg

From behind:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/papaback.jpg

It's got a really tall bridge that gives it nice action:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/papaaction.jpg

My only complaint is that the neck doesn't connect to the box... It seems really well-attached, I'm not too worried about it, but it looks a bit funky... I'm half-tempted to shim it, but I'd be too afraid of messing it up...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/retius/papagap.jpg

la_ingrit
05-14-2008, 06:43 PM
Congratulations....it's beautiful!!!

Upload a videooo!!! :music:

thejumpingflea
05-14-2008, 06:46 PM
Congrats on your buy. These are magnificent looking instruments. Any chance you can post some mp3 tracks with it? :nana:

Ukulele_Junkie
05-14-2008, 06:48 PM
that things awesome, i wish i had some green to get one. congratz on ur purchase, now u need to post some videos.

tad
05-14-2008, 06:48 PM
Congratulations....it's beautiful!!!

Upload a videooo!!! :music:

I don't have the skillz...

thejumpingflea
05-14-2008, 06:55 PM
I don't have the skillz...

Come now. It is the ukulele! Literally a C, F, G7 transition sounds good. I really want to see one of these being played.

russ_buss
05-14-2008, 08:32 PM
nice box tad! thanks for sharing your photos.

menehunenyc
05-15-2008, 04:32 AM
Whoa, gettingh dizzy looking at those picks, but congrats!! I wanna get a kit one of these days and make my own...

zymeck
05-16-2008, 04:31 AM
that looks great :)

Ive been in communication with 'papa' regarding how easy it is to build one. -It looks like its just a matter of drilling a few holes and slapping in a few screws.

Oh, and the gap between the neck and the box is so that you can adjust the action

seeso
05-16-2008, 04:56 AM
That's a sweet looking uke, Tad. Thanks for posting those pictures! Have you named her yet?

russ_buss
05-16-2008, 07:09 AM
friday morning, heat wave in san francisco, UAS acting up. placed an order for a concert kit with geared tuners!

got a glimpse of the PDF instructions from Papa, and like Zymeck said, the neck gap is for adjusting action.

Neil Cursed Diamond
05-16-2008, 08:45 AM
Thats really cool. I like the tuners on the body.

Nice inlays too. Have fun with it!

ukeeku
06-28-2010, 12:22 PM
I loved my kit. Here is a link to the first of 3 posts on my site about it
http://ukeeku.com/2009/12/04/papas-boxes-concert-build/
Love the one you made. Great choice of box

jtafaro
07-02-2010, 02:35 PM
I have a video you tube review http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZbGrACyYx8 I found the action high. Now I am going to try to adjust it with the screw attaching it to the neck. Thank you for that information

jtafaro
08-22-2010, 11:05 AM
I just changed to Aquila strings and adjusted the action and I like it much better