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beeploop
10-02-2010, 02:34 AM
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww79/topeh24/DSC04719.jpg

This is a handmade all solid wood Philippine Langka (jackfruit) ukulele. The neck is made from Tugas wood and the fretboard and bridge from Bayong wood.

mm stan
10-02-2010, 03:03 AM
Aloha Beebloop,
I like the nice straight grain...is it really from the jackfruit tree??? How does it sound???was it a costly uke???
thanks for sharing...MM Stan...

beeploop
10-03-2010, 09:32 PM
Hello MM Stan,

yes the soundboard, back and sides of this Uke comes from a jackfruit tree. here in cebu, philippines we have a lot of luthiers that can customize anything you want. i paid $50 for this uke

here's a video of me playing the uke. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca9Qydza17o

what do you think of the sound? i'm just using "fishing strings" i believe sound would improve if i'm gonna use "real" uke strings.
by the way, langka or jackfruit has been used for guitars and ukuleles here in the philippines.
check this link http://aands.virginia.edu/x7110.xml

Tomcatkayak
10-06-2010, 08:45 AM
Hello Beeblop,

I have a guitar, from Cebu Lanka back, sides and spruce top a low end 56 usd. but i love the sound.
Who build this uke, from witch family.
What about the luthiers i am verry impressed i also have a Koa tenor, from Ferangeli guitar handcrafter, and ordered a baritone archtop, and will be soon here.
I hear that it is verry difficult to get ukulele strings, let me know, mabey i can help you.

Thomas

beeploop
10-06-2010, 06:24 PM
Hello Beeblop,

I have a guitar, from Cebu Lanka back, sides and spruce top a low end 56 usd. but i love the sound.
Who build this uke, from witch family.
What about the luthiers i am verry impressed i also have a Koa tenor, from Ferangeli guitar handcrafter, and ordered a baritone archtop, and will be soon here.
I hear that it is verry difficult to get ukulele strings, let me know, mabey i can help you.

Thomas

Hi Thomas,

I got this uke custom made by a cebu luthier named Victor. This is a Tenor ukulele and yes it is very difficult to find ukulele strings here and your help is highly appreciated :-)

beeploop
10-06-2010, 06:33 PM
you can check some of his guitars in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68_I5q_w3h0

wrongboy
10-07-2010, 10:53 AM
That sounds way, way decent than the 600peso Lyric Soprano I have re-stringed with ProArte's. Thanks for sharing.

Oh, and that made in the early-1900s-look is charming if you ask me.

Makes me want to check out Sta. Mesa, Manila now.

ADD
10-07-2010, 06:29 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed your soundclip - the sound of your tenor as well as your playing. What kind of strings are you hoping to put on it?

beeploop
11-24-2010, 06:35 PM
Hello Beeblop,

I have a guitar, from Cebu Lanka back, sides and spruce top a low end 56 usd. but i love the sound.
Who build this uke, from witch family.
What about the luthiers i am verry impressed i also have a Koa tenor, from Ferangeli guitar handcrafter, and ordered a baritone archtop, and will be soon here.
I hear that it is verry difficult to get ukulele strings, let me know, mabey i can help you.

Thomas

WOW! I recieved 2 sets of Aquila strings from Tomcatkayak today what an early Christmas gift. Thomas, thank you very much you are heaven-sent.

http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww79/topeh24/DSC05268.jpg

beardco
11-24-2010, 06:46 PM
That sounds pretty good, especially for the price paid. I'm thinking you could bring the wood of your choice to the luthier and get exactly what you want for under $100.

808boy
11-24-2010, 06:58 PM
Aloha Beeploop, Nice looking and sounding uke (even with fishing line). Will sound better with the Aquilas. $50.? good deal......

Slipperyboy
11-30-2010, 01:58 PM
I also had a langka wood guitar years ago. Very resonant body, but i prefer cleaner lines and craftsmanship. I think my current uke right now has fishing line strings also, but that doesn't stop me from playing. Might as well try out d-addarios soon.