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WS64
07-18-2008, 09:21 AM
I got a new ukulele, a cigar box from a member of the 1st German Ukulele Club, Hans Thüring.
Mine is the tenth ukulele he ever made.

There are some pictures:
http://i36.tinypic.com/scq6o7.jpg
http://i34.tinypic.com/2qk761i.jpg

I recorded one song so far, and I recorded the audio part twice at the same time, once with the mic of my Zoom H2, and once with the build-in pickup.
The song is "Seasons In The Sun": Acoustic version (http://vimeo.com/1364622) / Electric version (http://vimeo.com/1364625)

deach
07-18-2008, 09:24 AM
I like the custom headstock label.

The sound hole is awesome.

HumbleSounds
07-18-2008, 12:16 PM
Very cool. It has a great sound, and the fact that the cigar box actually opens :cool: Thanks for sharing.

Dominator
07-18-2008, 12:57 PM
Nice ceegar box uke WS. I prefer the sound of it acoustically vs. with the pickup. Congrats on the new addition.

Neil Cursed Diamond
07-18-2008, 01:09 PM
That soundhole is incredible. Nice detail on the knobs too. Enjoy your new uke!

WS64
07-19-2008, 04:44 AM
And one more recording with the new uke, audio only, recorded with the pickup, not a mic:
Bridge Over Troubled Water (http://www.box.net/shared/nlxze2ykgc)

caz
07-19-2008, 06:01 AM
That's one of the nicest cigar box uke's I've ever seen. In fact, if there was a kit for that style, I would buy it.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-19-2008, 05:53 PM
i like the sounds hole, and its even a pickup.. sweet as

WS64
07-25-2008, 12:09 PM
Here's another version of the S&G song "Bridge Over Troubled Water", this time as an acoustic video version:
YouTube LoFi (http://youtube.com/watch?v=TCKWnodbGZM)
Vimeo HiFi (http://vimeo.com/1407711)

drfrancov
07-26-2008, 05:21 PM
I just got a cigar box ukulele made by Tom in Traverse City, MI...His website is: http://cigarboxukes.com/ ...I restrung it with Aquilas and I am pretty pleased...Got the concert size with pick up...Now I have 2 questions: 1) where do I get a hard case for this baby? 2) I don;t own an amplifier, which one should I buy ? (need small one with good sound and not very expensive)

Thanks guys.