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Timbuck
07-02-2010, 12:28 AM
First one off the assembly line :cool:.. Now up for auction on E-bay.. But I don't think it will go out of the UK, what with all the New reg's and high postage costs.:mad:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT7364.jpg

fromthee2me
07-02-2010, 12:53 AM
It looks AW . . . . . . fully nice !!!

mm stan
07-02-2010, 01:30 AM
Aloha Tim,
really nice, can you post the ebay listing.....
MM Stan..

Timbuck
07-02-2010, 02:10 AM
Aloha Tim,
really nice, can you post the ebay listing.....
MM Stan..

OK ...i've put it on the UKULELE MARKETPLACE section..(To keep within the rules)

dave g
07-02-2010, 03:01 AM
Beautiful, as always :)

bluesuke
07-02-2010, 04:01 AM
That looks Fantabulous! :drool:

SweetWaterBlue
07-02-2010, 04:40 AM
Ken - if it sounds anywhere near as nice as your sopranos (and I am sure it will), it will be a great buy for those lucky enough to own one.

tattwo
07-02-2010, 04:49 AM
Very nice!....Bluesuke what the hell kind of word is " Fantabulous" ?? :D

Dusepo
07-02-2010, 06:11 AM
Very nice!

Timbuck
07-02-2010, 08:42 AM
Very nice!....Bluesuke what the hell kind of word is " Fantabulous" ?? :D
It's a real adjective.. http://www.dictometer.com/fantabulous

tattwo
09-02-2010, 04:17 AM
It's a real adjective.. http://www.dictometer.com/fantabulous

Bluesuke and I fight over that silly word all the time. ;)

Lexxy
09-02-2010, 04:34 AM
It looks...Aw....Aw....AWESOME

Dibblet
09-02-2010, 05:27 AM
Very nice!....Bluesuke what the hell kind of word is " Fantabulous" ?? :D

A portmanteau.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau

Timbuck
09-02-2010, 06:01 AM
A portmanteau.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau

"Portmanteau" ??? I could have sworn that was a suitcase:confused:

tattwo
09-02-2010, 06:29 AM
A portmanteau.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau

The hillbillies use Fantabulous here. Bluesuke and I argue about grammer all the time. It's kind of a inside joke. :D

olgoat52
09-03-2010, 09:53 AM
Interesting compensated saddle. How did that work out for you? I would assume that locks you into re-entrant high G tuning? Pretty uke.

Timbuck
09-03-2010, 11:18 AM
:)
Interesting compensated saddle. How did that work out for you? I would assume that locks you into re-entrant high G tuning? Pretty uke.

I only made two of these...They take me twice as long to make as sopranos do..and cost more in materials and consumables...The design was almost spot on first time, but there's always room for improvement..... If I make another I will make some slight adjustments to the internals...To be honest! I don't really like making them...To me Tenor ukes are more like a small guitar with 2 strings missing.......every time I hear a great soloist on a Tenor uke eg: James Hill and Jake Shimibukuro, I consider it as a bit of a novelty (like Larry Adler and the harmonica playing classical stuff)...(and why is it that these guy's never sing) and I always wonder if it would sound much better if they play'd the same thing on the guitar...but if they did? then the competition would be manifold........This Cabernet Sauvignon is quite good tonight, I wish you could all join me:drool:.

Gmoney
09-03-2010, 11:52 AM
That is absolutely stunning! My next uke (after the one that I hope ships today) will be a tenor. Makes me want to fly over the big pond & get a Timbuck original! And as said later in the thread - its FANTABULOUS!)

Matt Clara
09-03-2010, 12:25 PM
Lovely uke, Timbuck, and compliments to your wife on another fine finish, too.

olgoat52
09-03-2010, 12:42 PM
:)

I only made two of these...They take me twice as long to make as sopranos do..and cost more in materials and consumables...The design was almost spot on first time, but there's always room for improvement..... If I make another I will make some slight adjustments to the internals...To be honest! I don't really like making them...To me Tenor ukes are more like a small guitar with 2 strings missing.......every time I hear a great soloist on a Tenor uke eg: James Hill and Jake Shimibukuro, I consider it as a bit of a novelty (like Larry Adler and the harmonica playing classical stuff)...(and why is it that these guy's never sing) and I always wonder if it would sound much better if they play'd the same thing on the guitar...but if they did? then the competition would be manifold........This Cabernet Sauvignon is quite good tonight, I wish you could all join me:drool:.

As a new Ukulelist (sp?) I have 2 sopranos and 2 concerts and have had reservations about a tenor for exact the same reasons you specified. However as a guitar os many years, the tenor is appealing plus can all these fantabulous tenor players be wrong? Guess there is only one way to find out.

Related to my prior question, does the compensated saddle really lock you into a high G tuning? or can you still get away with a low G? I would guess you were committed to high G.

Thanks and keep up the craft.

Timbuck
09-03-2010, 09:18 PM
Related to my prior question, does the compensated saddle really lock you into a high G tuning? or can you still get away with a low G? I would guess you were committed to high G.
The Idea of the single movable saddle on the G string is so you can move it back and forth depending on how you want to string up the uke "Low G or reentrant"...if you look carfully at the photo you can see a saddle slot for both positions.

olgoat52
09-03-2010, 09:27 PM
The Idea of the single movable saddle on the G string is so you can move it back and forth depending on how you want to string up the uke "Low G or reentrant"...if you look carfully at the photo you can see a saddle slot for both positions.

Your monitor must be better than mine. I could not see that. What a great idea!! Did you intone the saddle slots after the bridge was glued on and the instrument was strung? Always a bit scarey doing that but it always seemed like the only way to be sure the intonation was right.

Great job. Thanks for the additional comments.

Timbuck
09-03-2010, 10:01 PM
It was done by direct measurement with dimensions I got from "The David Hurd website" it can be found here http://www.ukuleles.com/LBLBook/TOC.html the bridge and saddle slots were then cut out with a CNC router.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT7358.jpg