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Eric Skye
04-30-2010, 03:02 AM
I've played guitar for thirty seven years, professionally all my adult life... but I've only played uke since Sunday. I just can't put it down! This thing looks, sounds, plays, and even smells fantastic. It's just incredible. I had the high G on there for a few day, now I have the low G.... Can't decide which I prefer. Here's a few pics I took last night.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/min7b5/IMG_3050.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/min7b5/IMG_3056.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/min7b5/IMG_3060.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/min7b5/IMG_3069.jpg

Eric Skye
04-30-2010, 03:06 AM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/min7b5/IMG_3058.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/min7b5/IMG_3053.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/min7b5/IMG_3052.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/min7b5/IMG_3067.jpg

Rzr
04-30-2010, 03:13 AM
Beautiful! Welcome to UU!

cornfedgroove
04-30-2010, 03:41 AM
aaaah my beloved chocolate mango...how long must you tease me? chocolate mango is awesome looking

no positional markers? interesting

congratulations, the more you play, the more you'll love it

iDavid
04-30-2010, 03:50 AM
WOW!

Is that a Tenor?

arashi_nero
04-30-2010, 05:11 AM
such a beautiful instrument!! very nice buy. welcome to UU. and it is true, the more you play, the more you will love and become addicted to it.


WOW!

Is that a Tenor?

i'm thinking it's a concert. looks a little small for a tenor and only has 17 frets. but i guess that's not always a determining factor. my concert eleuke has 20 frets lol.

Skottoman
04-30-2010, 05:23 AM
Looks awesome! I've always been interested in their work. But since I just picked up my 9th uke, I'll have to wait a while.

I love the woodpattern and their unique headstock. Bet it is great to play! Congrats!
Cheers,
Skottoman

cletus
04-30-2010, 06:26 AM
VERY beautiful! Thanks for sharing>

Sambient
04-30-2010, 08:48 AM
Way to jump in!

ukecantdothat
04-30-2010, 09:13 AM
Hmmmm... a guitarist turned uker... where have I heard that before? Welcome to the club my friend. A word of advice - Keep the guitar out or you may never see it again. The last time I picked mine up it felt like a baseball bat! It hangs on my wall like a museum piece. I just made a cigar box uke and strung it with low G, just to try it. It's great for blues and many tunes that just "cry out" for it, but the re-entrant tuning is my fav. There are just so many cool "inside-out" finger rolls that you just can't get otherwise. Solution: Two ukes!

omnistegan
04-30-2010, 09:50 AM
Beautiful! I love it.

Heed these fine people's advice: Play your guitar too.
Uke is pretty new to me too. I'm trying to play my guitar as well, but the Uke is a lot of fun.
I remember when I got my new uke. Played it pretty much straight for two days. Then I picked up my guitar. Holy crap! Did you ever realize how large a guitar is?

SailingUke
04-30-2010, 09:55 AM
Beautiful! I love it.

Heed these fine people's advice: Play your guitar too.
Uke is pretty new to me too. I'm trying to play my guitar as well, but the Uke is a lot of fun.
I remember when I got my new uke. Played it pretty much straight for two days. Then I picked up my guitar. Holy crap! Did you ever realize how large a guitar is?

When I play guitar I am always blown away by the full sound.
My Mya-Moe is scheduled for late may delivery.

Uncle Rod Higuchi
04-30-2010, 10:32 AM
Stunning.

thanks for sharing the pics.

Keep uke-in',

Dane
04-30-2010, 10:34 AM
"You're beautiful, eeeeeeeeeeeeets true" haha, damn fine lookin uke there

csibona
04-30-2010, 10:44 AM
That's one pretty ukulele. Mya-Moe does great stuff.

nscafe
04-30-2010, 10:51 AM
Mmmm, uke porn. I've never seen one of those. It looks amazing, and the personalized tag on the inside is a nice touch.

tozan
04-30-2010, 12:40 PM
Really nice, congratulations! Beauty and sound probably makes you want to play all the more.

mailman
04-30-2010, 01:21 PM
Are those Peghed tuners? And if so, how do you like them? Gorgeous uke, BTW....

Mim
04-30-2010, 01:32 PM
Wow! Stunning! Absolutely STUNNING!!! I am all about wood grain! My husband saw it and said it looked like a wood floor... in a good way!

iDavid
04-30-2010, 01:32 PM
Those are pegheads. They are standard on Mya-Moe soprano and concerts. And no upcharge is you put them on a tenor...

cool people

Eric Skye
05-02-2010, 04:54 PM
OK, I’m back. Sorry to post and run.... I ended up being up at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop Spring retreat since Friday, which is how I know Gordon and Char from Mya-Moe. The uke was a huge hit up there.

So a few questions answered; it is indeed a concert, it does have the geared tuners (love them!), it’s master grade chocolate Mango (sounds good enough to eat) yup, no fretboard inlays, but there are side position markers.

So I’ve been laying uke for a whole week today, and loving it. I’ve gone back and forth with high G and low G a few times, can't decide. Mostly I’ve been playing fiddle tunes, but also some gypsy jazz. I love this thing!

guitharsis
05-03-2010, 12:57 AM
Congrats, Eric. Absolutely gorgeous uke. I played a Mya-Moe in a music store. It wasn't as pretty as yours but it sounded fantastic!

cornfedgroove
05-03-2010, 04:36 AM
I dig high g...low g is too much like guitar for me and you get the whole clawhammer banjo aspect to high g. I think it makes the instrument more unique.

That being said, I'll probably have a 2nd uke to tune to low g because its a whole different sound