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bird007
09-03-2010, 11:01 PM
Found what I want

Ahnko Honu
09-03-2010, 11:42 PM
Recording Kings are pretty cool:
http://www.extramusical.com/catalog/images/RU-998_side.jpg

ichadwick
09-04-2010, 01:16 AM
What size? Several brands are concert scale only - Republic, Recording King and Johnson for sure.

Hippie Dribble
09-04-2010, 05:32 PM
hi there bird.

I happen to have a virtually brand new candy-orange coloured concert scale Beltona that I would be willing to sell.

The cost to me in May of this year was $1000 Australian Dollars. I would be prepared to sell for $700.

It has hardly been played.

Email me at the following address if you would like to discuss this further and have some pictures sent your way.

jandfduncan@westnet.com.au

all the best. eugene

bird007
09-15-2010, 04:11 AM
concert or tenor.... now I think about a wood body - mahony... or something like that.
I try to look for a Mya Moe - very nice sound.... but not to find - or national mahony... not to find second hand.

lindydanny
09-15-2010, 04:17 AM
Recording Kings are pretty cool:
Oooo!!! Shiney!!!

ukeatan
09-15-2010, 07:44 AM
I haven't played one, but more on the budget end of things, Republic (http://www.republicguitars.com/ukuleles.html)came out with a wood-body concert reso this year:
http://www.republicguitars.com/images/597_448_IMG_7184.jpg

Ahnko Honu
09-15-2010, 08:21 AM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ohana-Delta-Tenor-Resonator-Retro-Ukulele-Delta-Cone-/320568836118
http://shared1.ad-lister.co.uk/GetImage.aspx?id=b1148e4a-fcd8-405d-bc63-e57ddc9d7921&num=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwzx3qSJytY

Keef
09-15-2010, 09:10 AM
I checked reviews on the recording king ukes and it appeared that most were not pleased but I have no first hand experience with them

Ahnko Honu
09-15-2010, 09:43 AM
Recording King Review


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANRGYMP7eDg

Ahnko Honu
09-15-2010, 10:00 AM
This fellow claims his resonator is handmade in the UK. If true then $300 sounds like a relative steal for this instrument:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Resonator-Soprano-Ukulele-Hand-Made-/260664072591?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Sting_Instr uments&hash=item3cb0ca198f
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_FMCVYoPRkiA/TJElFtPEXOI/AAAAAAAAABg/yZkAe4eA2mw/Reso%20Uke.jpg

bird007
09-15-2010, 10:03 AM
It is a nice instrument but I'm looking for a more "professional - Mature sound"

I haven't played one, but more on the budget end of things, Republic (http://www.republicguitars.com/ukuleles.html)came out with a wood-body concert reso this year:
http://www.republicguitars.com/images/597_448_IMG_7184.jpg

bird007
09-15-2010, 10:05 AM
After sound hunting... found out that I prefer woold for body. Ohhhh I like shiny...but, but uhh......

This fellow claims his resonator is handmade in the UK. If true then $300 sounds like a relative steal for this instrument:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Resonator-Soprano-Ukulele-Hand-Made-/260664072591?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Sting_Instr uments&hash=item3cb0ca198f
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_FMCVYoPRkiA/TJElFtPEXOI/AAAAAAAAABg/yZkAe4eA2mw/Reso%20Uke.jpg

AzMichael
09-15-2010, 10:05 AM
Two Nationals here...

http://http://www.acousticvibesmusic.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=170_178

~Michael

Sorry...don't know why that link isn't working. Their website is acousticvibesmusic.com.

bird007
09-15-2010, 10:07 AM
National and Mya Moe I prefer after searching the internet. mahogany or maple... or Mya Moe black/white ebony.
But where to find a used item ? Hummm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ohana-Delta-Tenor-Resonator-Retro-Ukulele-Delta-Cone-/320568836118
http://shared1.ad-lister.co.uk/GetImage.aspx?id=b1148e4a-fcd8-405d-bc63-e57ddc9d7921&num=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwzx3qSJytY

bird007
09-15-2010, 10:08 AM
I don't know for shure yet. And I think when the sound is right, it doesn't matter to me.

What size? Several brands are concert scale only - Republic, Recording King and Johnson for sure.

bird007
09-15-2010, 10:11 AM
Thanks for emailing me !! But I know now I prefer a wood uke. Thanks anyway !

hi there bird.

I happen to have a virtually brand new candy-orange coloured concert scale Beltona that I would be willing to sell.

The cost to me in May of this year was $1000 Australian Dollars. I would be prepared to sell for $700.

It has hardly been played.

Email me at the following address if you would like to discuss this further and have some pictures sent your way.

jandfduncan@westnet.com.au

all the best. eugene

bird007
09-15-2010, 10:13 AM
Yep.... I found them. But I realy need a little cheaper offer. Let's say 800 - 1000 $
So a used one..... I hope to find.

Two Nationals here...

http://http://www.acousticvibesmusic.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=170_178

~Michael

LoMa
09-15-2010, 10:21 AM
I wish someone would make a steel string reso uke - just doesn't sound like a reso unless it's steel string... to my ears anyway...

strawman_special
09-15-2010, 10:26 AM
If you are looking for a wooden bodied resonator then might I suggest Pete Howlett who builds a concert size wooden bodied resonator

http://petehowlettukulele.co.uk/resonator_ukulele.html

He is a regular poster on this board so is easily contacted. The list price is 715.

bird007
09-15-2010, 10:40 AM
Still the sound is more blues for my ears... and... you can put steel strings on.
Ok it's an experiment but... nice results for shure.

I wish someone would make a steel string reso uke - just doesn't sound like a reso unless it's steel string... to my ears anyway...

bird007
09-15-2010, 10:52 AM
I request a soundfile.... and waiting : ))

If you are looking for a wooden bodied resonator then might I suggest Pete Howlett who builds a concert size wooden bodied resonator

http://petehowlettukulele.co.uk/resonator_ukulele.html

He is a regular poster on this board so is easily contacted. The list price is 715.

LoMa
09-15-2010, 11:57 AM
I'd be leery of putting steel strings on an instrument not made for steel strings. There's too strong a possibility that the pressure ont the biscuit from the steel strings would crush or deflect the cone.

Have ytou tried steel strings on a reso uke?


Still the sound is more blues for my ears... and... you can put steel strings on.
Ok it's an experiment but... nice results for shure.

bird007
09-15-2010, 08:41 PM
No... but I did lot's of experiments with strings. And yes you are right to be very carefully with an experiment like that.
Let me give an example: starting with a 4 very light (flexible) guitar (high E) strings, differtent thickness. Not wounded.
They are more flexible then nylon strings. The playability will be "non comfortable" but the stiffnes can be checked.
And this setting can be used as a guiding starting point to change. Sorry for my english. My point is this, that there are the right strings and a right brand to come to a succes. Ok... if it's an expensive uke.... I would be more then carefully... but to try to customise would be a challenge.
And avery challenge has it's risks. But..... If I decide to buy a cheaper model.... I hope to let you know and listen. : ))

I'd be leery of putting steel strings on an instrument not made for steel strings. There's too strong a possibility that the pressure ont the biscuit from the steel strings would crush or deflect the cone.

Have ytou tried steel strings on a reso uke?

smiler
09-16-2010, 06:30 AM
I haven't played one, but more on the budget end of things, Republic (http://www.republicguitars.com/ukuleles.html)came out with a wood-body concert reso this year:
http://www.republicguitars.com/images/597_448_IMG_7184.jpg

I bought the prototype wood bodied Republic (pictured above) and I love it!
Its well made, nice soft growl that you want from a resonator, for the money it can't be beaten.
Its not a National but its a good uke!
:-)

bird007
09-17-2010, 11:27 AM
I'm talking with Mya-Moe becaurse they have gorgeous wood on stock right now.
Let's see what comes out..... Yahooooooo
Thanks for the tip !!!! If I can not effort the Mya-Moe.... yep the republic can be a sweet alternative.

I bought the prototype wood bodied Republic (pictured above) and I love it!
Its well made, nice soft growl that you want from a resonator, for the money it can't be beaten.
Its not a National but its a good uke!
:-)