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Gmoney
02-25-2011, 06:42 AM
Lets try this again! Last night I took delivery on my very own S/N: 1101 Sailor Brand Soprano! What a SWEET instrument! I'll try & do a sound sample later when not traveling, but... it is a very sweet sounding & playing uke. Photos below show some of the finer points, such as "14 frets to the body"; 19(!) frets total, friction tuners, beautifully figured Cherry over Poplar sides & back & one piece Spruce top. Currently strung w/Aquila's, but may try out other strings later after I've played it a bit. Now on to the eye candy!

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Susie A
02-25-2011, 06:44 AM
:::sigh::: I really want one of these.

Gmoney
02-25-2011, 06:48 AM
And... a few more... eye candy!

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http://sailoruke.com/

And... only available at Uke Republic:

http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/category/sailor-brand-ukulele-co

joeybug
02-25-2011, 06:52 AM
Congrats on your new Uke! Looks really nice, love to hear how it sounds!

dkcrown
02-25-2011, 07:40 AM
WTG, Gmoney

Uke Republic
02-25-2011, 07:43 AM
Congratz! Oh I said that yesterday:)
It is a mighty fine instrument
Here are all the specs on this exact one http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/sailor-brand-soprano-spc-s
Some more models with figured Kawazinga and Eucalyptus are in the make .

Gipserio
02-25-2011, 07:46 AM
Looks beautiful. Any idea were these are made?

Uke Republic
02-25-2011, 08:22 AM
They are made in the US. The luthiers prefer to be anonymousness. They make some very high end stringed instruments and we all felt it was important to keep the brands separate. That way we market them the way we like and choose the details that go into the instruments. Still same HQ standards go into each instrument.
Looks beautiful. Any idea were these are made?

dkcrown
02-25-2011, 09:22 AM
They are made in the US. The luthiers prefer to be anonymousness. They make some very high end stringed instruments and we all felt it was important to keep the brands separate. That way we market them the way we like and choose the details that go into the instruments. Still same HQ standards go into each instrument.

Hmmm. I have an idea who makes them.

Gipserio
02-25-2011, 09:44 AM
Considering they are made in the US, that look like pretty good value to me.

fitncrafty
02-25-2011, 09:47 AM
Lets try this again! Last night I took delivery on my very own S/N: 1101 Sailor Brand Soprano! What a SWEET instrument! I'll try & do a sound sample later when not traveling, but... it is a very sweet sounding & playing uke. Photos below show some of the finer points, such as "14 frets to the body"; 19(!) frets total, friction tuners, beautifully figured Cherry over Poplar sides & back & one piece Spruce top. Currently strung w/Aquila's, but may try out other strings later after I've played it a bit. Now on to the eye candy!

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Awesome.. Congrats on the new uke... I think sailor wife (ME) should have one too.. Enjoy... can't wait to hear the sound sample!

mds725
02-25-2011, 09:54 AM
Congratulations on the new ukulele! That's some really pretty grain on the body. I hope it plays as good as it looks!

SailQwest
02-25-2011, 09:56 AM
Congrats! I looove the nautical theme on these...

Gmoney
02-25-2011, 10:09 AM
Congrats! I looove the nautical theme on these...

I bet! I think there's a "Sailor Brand" in your future.

Nuprin
02-25-2011, 11:09 AM
There's a Sailor Brand in my future! I'm getting a tenor with a kawazinga veneer (I'm told I'll have the first kawazinga tenor). Also asked for peghead tuners instead of geared or friction. Should be another 6 weeks or so till I see it.

mailman
02-25-2011, 11:11 AM
I love the looks of these Sailor brand ukes! I love the cherry, love the logo....but I'm going to wait and see what they come up with that doesn't have a spruce top. I'd love to have the logo from the label inside the uke on a tee-shirt (or on a tattoo!)....

didgeridoo2
02-25-2011, 11:49 AM
Congratz! Oh I said that yesterday:)
It is a mighty fine instrument
Here are all the specs on this exact one http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/sailor-brand-soprano-spc-s
Some more models with figured Kawazinga and Eucalyptus are in the make .
Tell us more about the Eucalyptus...have you had opportunity to try it? Never heard of it being used other than in some traditional didges. Great resonance and wonderful overtones.

Hippie Dribble
02-25-2011, 11:50 AM
congratulations Gmoney. Well snapped up mate. Wishing you many years of rollicking the High "C"'s..... :)

pdxuke
02-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Looking forward to a mahogany soprano, with friction tuners! I think that one is coming?

Chris Tarman
02-25-2011, 02:19 PM
Hmmm. I have an idea who makes them.

Yeah, me too. But I'll keep my mouth closed!

WestPhillyUke
02-25-2011, 02:46 PM
In February I have an idea but until August I no say.

thomas
02-25-2011, 02:57 PM
How's the intonation on those high frets?

Gmoney
02-25-2011, 03:09 PM
How's the intonation on those high frets?

Seems to check out spot-on w/my digital tuner. And two other SEUkers saw this one as well & came to same conclusion. Of course, I'LL never need them!! :)

Plainsong
02-25-2011, 03:32 PM
I need this in my life...

Chris Tarman
02-25-2011, 03:37 PM
Seems to check out spot-on w/my digital tuner. And two other SEUkers saw this one as well & came to same conclusion. Of course, I'LL never need them!! :)

My Kiwaya KTS-7 has 17 frets. I have, a couple of times, just for fun, played a G7 chord at the 14th fret. And I've checked the intonation up there. I THINK it's good, but my big fat bassist fingers are NOT good up there! I'd have to get pretty flashy and precise to really seriously think about using any of those notes, other than to maybe run a barre chord way up there in a glissando or something.

thomas
02-25-2011, 09:34 PM
Seems to check out spot-on w/my digital tuner. And two other SEUkers saw this one as well & came to same conclusion. Of course, I'LL never need them!! :)

That's good to hear.

Take care,
Thomas

Uke Republic
02-26-2011, 05:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Up8U4lBk1M

pdxuke
02-26-2011, 06:26 AM
I love the looks of these Sailor brand ukes! I love the cherry, love the logo....but I'm going to wait and see what they come up with that doesn't have a spruce top.

+1. Me want to see mahogany!

Uke Republic
02-26-2011, 01:24 PM
Mahogany should happen in summer and a soprano with solid cedar top/solid poplar back and sides with eucalyptus veneer should be in about 4 weeks or so. Plenty of other fantastic models to come:)
+1. Me want to see mahogany!

cletus
02-27-2011, 01:28 PM
Mahogany should happen in summer and a soprano with solid cedar top/solid poplar back and sides with eucalyptus veneer should be in about 4 weeks or so. Plenty of other fantastic models to come:)

Do you know if there are any plans for sopranos w/concert necks?
Also, how does the weight of these ukes compare to other brands? I'm curious about how much is added by the veneers.

Uke Republic
03-03-2011, 06:49 PM
I haven't weighed them but I haven't noticed any significant weight in holding them. The veneer is on the inside as well. If their is a style someone wanted we could have it made custom. We will have pineapples and a couple of other models before this years over.
One other thing , we have extended the free shirt with purchase until April first. You can also order one of those primo shirts from http://ukerepublic.bigcartel.com/product/sailor-brand-ukulele-co-t-shirt
Do you know if there are any plans for sopranos w/concert necks?
Also, how does the weight of these ukes compare to other brands? I'm curious about how much is added by the veneers.

WestPhillyUke
03-04-2011, 02:55 AM
Also, how does the weight of these ukes compare to other brands? I'm curious about how much is added by the veneers.

will there be solid-wood ukes as well as the 3-ply laminate?

Uke Republic
03-04-2011, 03:17 AM
The current models feature solid spruce and solid cedar tops, back and sides are solid poplar then a veneer of a more exotic wood is put on the back and sides. We will feature an all solid mahogany along with other tonewoods as well.
will there be solid-wood ukes as well as the 3-ply laminate?

pat rock
03-04-2011, 03:24 AM
Very nice, I love a cedar top. Enjoy the uke!

cletus
03-04-2011, 03:27 AM
Is there any info about the manufacturers warranty on their ukes?

Thanks!