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PeformanceUke
09-25-2010, 03:02 AM
My high grade Curly koa custom tenor bell has just been completed. Wow i am so excited. Every time i get a new uke i end up picking up allot new things messing around hearing the sound, getting a new uke motivates me to play even more, i end up buying a new uke every 6 months to fuel this addiction.



This uke has a super potent ring to it and this uke slams hard. Sonny D's Bell ukes are my new favorite design. I also ordered me another custom uke with a customized inlayed fret board, should be done in a few months. Its 3 am here and i been playing this thing all day. The sounds seems to be getting better and better.

SuzukHammer
09-25-2010, 03:04 AM
It do look nice.

Lexxy
09-25-2010, 03:11 AM
Wow..The joining part of the neck and the back of the body is stunning. :)

RyRod
09-25-2010, 03:41 AM
The whole thing looks awesome! I'm loving that bridge too!

roxhum
09-25-2010, 03:48 AM
It is a beaut. Congratulations

Kanaka916
09-25-2010, 03:57 AM
My high grade Curly koa custom tenor bell has just been completed. Wow i am so excited. Every time i get a new uke i end up picking up allot new things messing around hearing the sound, getting a new uke motivates me to play even more, i end up buying a new uke every 6 months to fuel this addiction.



This uke has a super potent ring to it and this uke slams hard. Sonny D's Bell ukes are my new favorite design. I also ordered me another custom uke with a customized inlayed fret board, should be done in a few months. Its 3 am here and i been playing this thing all day. The sounds seems to be getting better and better.

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Eh, how many you get now? And if can, try upload one sound sample.

Howie1947
09-25-2010, 04:50 AM
Sonny D is a very "colorful" person. Had the opportunity to meet him a yr or so ago. Must get back to his shop on my next trip to Honolulu. He makes some nice ukes. Does everything himself too.

mm stan
09-25-2010, 05:11 AM
Aloha PreformanceUke,
Howzit, your new Sonny D looks awesome...I like the nice flamed Koa and the contrasting inlays and bindings..
The larger soundhole must give it some volume and must pound out sum soundz....Congrats and have some fun!!
"Keep strumming them strings" MM Stan...

shrink9
09-25-2010, 03:52 PM
I love that koa!!! Congrats!!!

Ahnko Honu
09-25-2010, 04:27 PM
Awesome 'ukulele, how many now? I saw an older Sonny D pineapple made from purple-heart for sale on the Elderly Instruments website a month ago. Is Sonny D still making pineapples?

molokinirum
09-25-2010, 04:37 PM
Wow, that is an awesome looking uke!!! I LOVE that Koa wood, BEAUTIFUL!!!! Congrats!!
If possible, could you put up a sound sample????
Mahalo!!

ADD
09-25-2010, 04:42 PM
The fretboard looks wide or is it just an optical illusion? So when do we get to see, hear this beautiful performance uke?

Toucan Mango
09-25-2010, 05:04 PM
Wow I really dig that one! congrats!

Mandarb
09-27-2010, 05:54 AM
Looks beautiful - cool grain pattern. Thanks for sharing.

toerebangin
10-11-2010, 03:20 PM
thats a nice one, man i tried getting ahold of sonny d but just kept getting the machine, i left a message , i wanna get a quote of the uke i had that was stolen, anyways your uke is nice

PeformanceUke
10-17-2010, 01:40 AM
Thanks Everyone for the nice Comments. I have a quite a few custom Sonny D Ukes. I also have a few Kamaka's and couple vintage martins. Too bad my camera sucks i would jam some sound clips if not. Also yes the fretboard is wider and was made to my preference. And yes Sonny is a very nice guy, and makes great ukes.

PeformanceUke
10-17-2010, 01:42 AM
Awesome 'ukulele, how many now? I saw an older Sonny D pineapple made from purple-heart for sale on the Elderly Instruments website a month ago. Is Sonny D still making pineapples?


I have quite a few ukes. Yes i saw that Pineapple uke, its a factory second, i am not sure why eldery hasn't posted it as one. And from what i know Sonny will only make a pineapple if its special orderd.