View Full Version : Bluegrass Ukulele Curly Maple - "the flying owl"

Tom Guy
02-22-2011, 08:44 AM
Curly Maple Tenor Ukulele "Flying Owl" ($695)
Includes hard shell case
16 frets to the box, 18 frets total
27" overall Length
1 1/2" wide at the nut
carbon fiber reinforced neck
1/8" Koa & maple triple stringer in neck
Highest quality Gotoh gold & amber geared tuners
Bubinga fretboard
Walnut bridge
White Corian nut and Saddle
Paua inlay fret markers on top and side
Aquilla Strings
Satin Finish





More pictures at the website (http://www.bluegrassukes.com)


02-22-2011, 08:58 AM
That's a beauty Tom. Nice little piece of playing too. Is the top also maple? I'm watching on my phone and I can't tell. I should check it again on my desktop, the curls in that wood are superb. Man, I wish I was shopping for a new tenor...

02-22-2011, 10:06 AM
Loverly, nice picking too

02-22-2011, 10:42 AM
Someone is gonna be soooooo happy with this uke.

As you can see from my sig., I've got a bluegrass tenor in cedar and walnut. I initially wanted a curly maple one which Tom also had for sale at the time, but I was too slow on the up-take and someone else bought it first. So I had to settle (boo-hoo ;)) for the cedar and walnut.

I think this is a deal of a price as well.

Where else can you get a custom or luthier built tenor for under $700.

(No, I don't work for or get a kickback from bluegrass - I just love their stuff!)

02-22-2011, 10:47 AM
Amazing picking and sound. A beautiful uke....now I know why they call them bluegrass ukes, what a distinctive sound. Would sure like to hear more.

Just had to hear it one more time!

And Again! I haven't heard many high end ukes in person, but I have heard many on YouTube, and yours is so distinctive, and clear, I am amazed! I've never heard anything else like it. Owning and playing a uke like this would be a huge honor. I hope my playing ability will someday justify owning a uke like this.

02-22-2011, 07:51 PM
Gorgeous uke, Tom. That, combined with your excellent playing, make for a perfect combination. Congratulations on yet another beautiful instrument. I'm loving my cigar box uke you make. EXCELLENT sound and quality work!!!

Hippie Dribble
02-23-2011, 10:25 AM
wow Tom, that is stunning. I just watched the demo 3 times...

mm stan
02-23-2011, 12:08 PM
Wow Too Tom,
That was super sweet, Like eugene, I watched several times to pick up some fingerings. Your finger was too fast for me to pick up on...wish I could slow it down somehow....Happy strummings...thanks for sharing..

Tom Guy
02-23-2011, 02:55 PM
Thanks for the all kind words everyone. I have posted pictures above.

Tom Guy
02-23-2011, 04:14 PM
Sale pending

Chris Tarman
02-23-2011, 06:58 PM
I can see why you call it the Flying Owl. That is really clear once you spot it!

02-24-2011, 01:18 AM
Gorgeous and sweet sounding, beautifully played.

02-24-2011, 02:55 AM
glad it's not a concert, I would have a hard time not wanting it, especially a longneck I've been craving.

02-24-2011, 09:05 AM
A big Amen to the long neck concert flying owl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hippie Dribble
02-24-2011, 11:08 AM
mmmmmmm...that maple is just amazing. Your prettiest yet Tom.

02-24-2011, 12:20 PM
Is this sold??? If not, please let me know, I am Interested... beautiful work and playing...cheers d54

Tom Guy
02-24-2011, 01:44 PM
SOLD! Just recieved payment... by someone on this thread, but I won't announce who it is, I will let them come forward! Congrats to them!

I did post up the new walnut if you are interested.

02-24-2011, 01:52 PM
SOLD! Just recieved payment... by someone on this thread, but I won't annouce who it is, I will let them come forward! Congrats to them!

I did post up the new walnut if you are insterested.

My money is on eugene ukulele. John?????

02-24-2011, 02:26 PM
I don't know who bought it... but thank you. It has been so tough to be tempted every day. Even my wife said I could buy it.


Hippie Dribble
02-24-2011, 02:45 PM
My money is on eugene ukulele. John?????

gee Dana, I've really gotta do something about that C.U.A.S.S. label on my forehead mate. :o

(Chronic Ukulele Aquisition Syndrome Sufferer)

02-24-2011, 02:57 PM
John, I recommend you buy the cedar top. Tom's standard body ukes are awesome. I have the mahogany that was up for sale in December. It's meticulously crafted, with a great loud tone, at a rediculous price. It does have a thicker neck, and wide nut width, which for me is perfect. I'm no connoisseur by any means, but I have, at this point, run through plenty of makers' offerings. I'm not sure there's a better value out there than these top quality ukes.