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Moore Bettah Ukuleles
01-20-2011, 01:06 PM
Some of you saw this in progress. It's finally finished.

tattwo
01-20-2011, 01:08 PM
That is beautiful Chuck! Where do you get your Shell blanks?

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
01-20-2011, 01:34 PM
I get a lot from a source in Australia or from Masecraft but but I seem to get better material from Rescue Pearl in California. JoAnn selects only the best and is wonderful to work with.

Ronnie Aloha
01-20-2011, 01:35 PM
That is just SICK!!!

fitncrafty
01-20-2011, 01:44 PM
Some of you saw this in progress. It's finally finished.

that is truly stunning...

BobN
01-20-2011, 01:49 PM
Absolutely amazing artwork! It looks like a left-hand uke?

ukulele-melee
01-20-2011, 01:52 PM
Incredible, I think the bar just went up another couple notches. How do you follow up something this awesome? Of course many of us thought the same after the flamingo!

tattwo
01-20-2011, 01:55 PM
I get a lot from a source in Australia or from Masecraft but but I seem to get better material from Rescue Pearl in California. JoAnn selects only the best and is wonderful to work with.

Have you ever tried Andy DePaule here in Oregon?

Lexxy
01-20-2011, 02:06 PM
That..Is..Legen-wait for it. Dary.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
01-20-2011, 02:59 PM
It looks like a left-hand uke?

Yes, it's left handed. The pity of it is that I can't play it. I've often thought a builder should charge more for a left handed instrument (especially a cutaway). So many times I had to catch myself during the building process. Even as I started cutting the pearl for the head stock inlay I realized the dragon was facing the wrong way and had to reverse the patterns. I caught it before I got too far however.

Tattwo: I haven't boughten anything from dePaulle.

ukeeku
01-20-2011, 03:20 PM
its left handed? Did hank order another one?
Looks really nice.

Bosconian91
01-20-2011, 03:24 PM
Awesome Uke!

mm stan
01-20-2011, 03:30 PM
Aloha Chuck,
It's a beauty...totally awesome....and outdid yourself again....WOW!!! put one one my wish list....thanks for sharing...MM Stan

Gmoney
01-20-2011, 03:36 PM
Just stunning! As expected, but still, stunning. Love every one you make & it seems with each one you share with us, they only get more stunning. Setting the bar high & perhaps this year, I'll be contacting you for one of my own.

Kalihonu
01-20-2011, 04:38 PM
Amazing just amazing, legendary Mr. Moore. Thanks for sharing.

sukie
01-20-2011, 06:29 PM
Dang! It's gorgeous. You almost topped the flamingo ukulele. :p The tail around the sound hole makes me drool a little bit.

cowfodder
01-20-2011, 06:59 PM
Chuck, you amaze me.

bbycrts
01-20-2011, 08:04 PM
Dang! It's gorgeous. You almost topped the flamingo ukulele. :p The tail around the sound hole makes me drool a little bit.

I like the flamingo around the sound hole better ;)

But the dragon is still a true masterpiece.

UncleElvis
01-20-2011, 08:50 PM
You should be ashamed of yourself, sir.

I thought with the purchase of my Kamaka (My first "Expensive" ukulele) that the sheer, unadulterated and wanton lust I have for your instruments would hold at bay for at least a little while.

But NOOOOOO... we can't have THAT, can we? NOOOOO...

Mr. Moore has to make yet another glorious, gorgeous, simply stunning, magnificent and just plain BEAUTIFUL instrument.

Inspiring this level of covetousness HAS to be a Biblical sin, doesn't it?

SailQwest
01-21-2011, 12:57 AM
Absolutely gorgeous!

dnewton2
01-21-2011, 03:10 AM
That inlay is just amazing. You have out done yourself agian Mr. Moore, Bravo. :)

Mandarb
01-21-2011, 03:34 AM
Very cool. Thanks for sharing some pics of the finished masterpiece.

roxhum
01-21-2011, 03:47 AM
That is phenomenal!

elisdad
01-21-2011, 03:53 AM
Hands down, the coolest uke I have ever seen! I hope one day that I can play well enough to own one of your pieces of art. Absolutely stunning!

Kekani
01-21-2011, 05:32 AM
Chuck,

Every now & then you pull something out that is well, amazing (not to say that you're other work is not).

Out of respect and appreciation for what you do, I humbly copied your title on another thread. I hope you don't mind.


From a builder's standpoint, one of the most difficult things to do is build a left handed instrument, much less a cutaway. I know this thread is about the dragon, but personally, I see so much more than "just" the inlay, which in and of itself presents its own challenges.

Love the nut!

Aaron

Hankthetank
01-21-2011, 06:49 AM
Yes, it's left handed. The pity of it is that I can't play it. I've often thought a builder should charge more for a left handed instrument (especially a cutaway). So many times I had to catch myself during the building process. Even as I started cutting the pearl for the head stock inlay I realized the dragon was facing the wrong way and had to reverse the patterns. I caught it before I got too far however.

Tattwo: I haven't boughten anything from dePaulle.

Wow, glad to see another custom lefty. Although I am a bit saddened as I was sure I had the best custom left handed uke in the world. I have now been dethroned! Great work Chuck!

Allen
01-21-2011, 09:49 AM
I asked in a previous thread about your plan for the tuners. Looks like you had that figured out to a T. A really refined design Chuck. It's things like the tail becoming a rosette that have me thinking "how cool is that".

jerickson
01-21-2011, 10:16 AM
Chuck, that is wonderful!!! I like the added touch around the soundport too. Incredible!!!!

Dominator
01-21-2011, 10:20 AM
Simply amazing Chuck.