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portlandjosh
03-03-2010, 12:15 PM
I know there are Bushmans with the Florentine-style cutways (sharp vs. rounded (http://www.acousticguitar.com/issues/ag118/QandA118.html)), but I'm curious if anyone knows of other brands that use the Florentine style. Most I have seen are Venetian.

Cheers!

ukecantdothat
03-03-2010, 01:50 PM
I'm by no means a luthier, but from what I understand, the rounded cutaway is pretty hard to pull off on a small scale instrument like a uke.

dnewton2
03-03-2010, 02:06 PM
I think the Ibanez has a cutaway that comes to a point. see it here (http://www.ibanez.com/AcousticGuitars/model-UEW10QM) The point does not stick out but it is not rounded. I have seen ukes in both style of cut-away but nothing really comes to mind.

mangorockfish
03-03-2010, 03:15 PM
Ohana TK75CG, the Limited Edition maple has the florentine cutaway. It doesn't curve, but is sharp. The Uke itself is sharp. I'm still up in the air about having Uke Republic save one for me when they come in.

mokai
03-03-2010, 03:42 PM
Ohana TK75CG, the Limited Edition maple has the florentine cutaway. It doesn't curve, but is sharp. The Uke itself is sharp. I'm still up in the air about having Uke Republic save one for me when they come in.

http://www.ohana-music.com/teno/tk75cg/mod_r.jpg
this is the ukulele mangorockfish speaks of

StereoJoker
03-03-2010, 05:13 PM
Apart from usual brands, I found these:

1. Shinji Takahashi's Tenor
2. Pete Howlett's Tenor Cutaway
3. Beneteau Tenor

1. http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc27/reversedink/Forum%20Items/Ukes/takahashiuke.jpg 2. http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc27/reversedink/Forum%20Items/Ukes/Tenor-Cutaway.gif 3. http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc27/reversedink/Forum%20Items/Ukes/ten_uke1copy.jpg

portlandjosh
03-03-2010, 05:21 PM
The Ohana is gorgeous. I love the older style of the Bushman Jenny cutaway. It is so dramatic with the sharp point. It seems the latest version is more rounded.
http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab193/portlandjosh/JennyTenorSMALL.jpg

hoosierhiver
03-04-2010, 03:20 AM
Florentine cut-aways are more apt to crack. I think that is why alot of companys stay away from them.

portlandjosh
03-04-2010, 11:11 AM
Florentine cut-aways are more apt to crack. I think that is why alot of companys stay away from them.

Interesting. Too bad, 'cause the look is more dynamic, IMHO. I wonder if others agree or don't care?

SailingUke
03-04-2010, 11:22 AM
I like this cut-a-way

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10600

portlandjosh
03-04-2010, 11:35 AM
Wow, that is an interesting look!

CulpRJ
03-04-2010, 03:55 PM
Regarding that "James Hill" uke, I've played that very instrument. It's very comfortable and retains most of the uke's resonating surfaces. Regarding the Florentine cutaway, it's funny you mention it, because I've just modified a StewMac tenor kit to have a Florentine cutaway. I just hope it works.