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Rob-C
01-23-2011, 01:44 AM
Meranti is one of the lowest price hardwoods readily available to me in the UK. It is plain-looking, porous, fibrous and quite soft.

But it makes great-sounding ukes! I've just finished this soprano in all meranti for the neck & body with a rosewood FB and an offcut of mahogany for a head veneer..
http://www.tinguitar.myzen.co.uk/images/P1070292.jpg
http://www.tinguitar.myzen.co.uk/images/P1070294.jpg
http://www.tinguitar.myzen.co.uk/images/P1070296.jpg
http://www.tinguitar.myzen.co.uk/images/P1070297.jpg

HornedOne
01-23-2011, 02:09 AM
soundclip please :D

Rob-C
01-23-2011, 02:30 AM
soundclip please :D

This is a demo of the first meranti soprano I built. The new one sounds identical.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKPezWkwmEA

HornedOne
01-23-2011, 02:38 AM
sounds very nice indeed

Rob-C
01-23-2011, 02:44 AM
Thank-you!

strumsilly
01-23-2011, 02:51 AM
nice looking uke, congrats

Vic D
01-23-2011, 07:49 AM
Looks / sounds great.

narrowuke
01-23-2011, 11:00 AM
What a great idea, looks and sounds great too.

UkeforJC
01-23-2011, 11:55 AM
Hi! Rob,
I agree with everyone. This uke sounds great and look fantastic.
Even though it is made of the cheapest wood, but that is one of the prettiest uke I have seen.

dave g
01-23-2011, 01:11 PM
I think it looks rather nice :-)

Sounds great too!

Bosconian91
01-23-2011, 01:47 PM
This ukulele is so simple, it's pretty! It also sounds just what a soprano should - loud, clean and bright!

Rob-C
01-23-2011, 09:35 PM
Thanks folks - I just need to start finding customers for these things now...
...that seems to be the really challenging part.:eek:

ADD
01-24-2011, 08:39 PM
I'm impressed. Love the simplicity, look and sound. I believe there would be interest from some UU members. Depending on cost of uke and shipping to US, I would be proud to own one even though I need another ukulele like I need another hole in my head. Just let us know that you've posted in the Marketplace forum here. You can also post on FMM.

PhilUSAFRet
02-14-2011, 09:10 AM
Great looking uke, Fine workmanship, sounds great, congrats. thanks for sharing.

Rob-C
02-14-2011, 09:20 AM
Thanks. I'm working on another one of these for a UK customer at the moment.