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rbeetsme
04-26-2011, 11:15 AM
Thinning the herd: Loprinzi custom concert
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z2/rbeetsme/Ukes%202011/UU.jpg

rbeetsme
04-26-2011, 11:18 AM
Loprinzi is a Rosewood/Sprucetop custom, very similar to MRS model currently listed for 1300.00. Excellent shape, top has usual light strum marks. This is a 12 fret concert, body is smaller than my other concerts, maybe closer to a soprano, so a concertino? There is a slight separation around the soundhole, very tiny, hard to notice, but it is there. An easy fix for Donna or Augusto or just play it like I did. 750.00 or best reasonable offer.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z2/rbeetsme/Ukes%202011/front.jpg
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z2/rbeetsme/Ukes%202011/back.jpg
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z2/rbeetsme/Ukes%202011/sideangle.jpg
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z2/rbeetsme/Ukes%202011/soundhole.jpg

rbeetsme
04-26-2011, 11:22 AM
The Boat Paddle Baritone is sold.

Gmoney
04-26-2011, 11:25 AM
Wow - love that LoPrinzi! you got to start off w/a ballpark price though. Unless you want to spend a lot of time turning down low bids.

rbeetsme
04-26-2011, 12:44 PM
I edited the listing, asking price is less than I paid, thanks.

rbeetsme
04-26-2011, 12:45 PM
BTW: "Aloha from Alabama" cracked me up, I imagined the accent that goes with it! ("Aloha, Ya'll!")

mm stan
04-26-2011, 04:35 PM
That Loprinzi is very nice...price is a little high...I just bought a Madagascar rosewood spruce concert for 525 and a couple months old...and thought it was a fair price...just saying...

rbeetsme
04-26-2011, 04:52 PM
I am asking more than I paid and considering offers. This is my 5th Loprinzi, great feel, balance and tone. A comparable one new is over 1300.00. You don't want to know what I paid for my Rosewood/spruce William King tenor, and I think it's worth every penny! It's not just the wood, but the expertise, skill and talent ofthe builder. I tend to favor guitar makers. The Loprinzis are among the best.

ichadwick
04-27-2011, 01:38 AM
I have a BP tenor and it's wonderful. I would kill for the BP baritone, since I play more bari these days than tenor. Well, I won't actually kill someone. Anyone you want me to insult instead? Maybe correct their spelling?: Point out their egregious misuse of apostrophes?

Sigh.

rbeetsme
04-27-2011, 01:47 AM
How about your accountant?

Gmoney
04-27-2011, 02:56 AM
BTW: "Aloha from Alabama" cracked me up, I imagined the accent that goes with it! ("Aloha, Ya'll!")

Absolutely! And it probably sounds more like "Alohaw, Y'alll"!

Fair price for great ukes! I think that LoPrinzi's are a real deal - I love mine.

mm stan
04-27-2011, 08:14 AM
I am asking more than I paid and considering offers. This is my 5th Loprinzi, great feel, balance and tone. A comparable one new is over 1300.00. You don't want to know what I paid for my Rosewood/spruce William King tenor, and I think it's worth every penny! It's not just the wood, but the expertise, skill and talent ofthe builder. I tend to favor guitar makers. The Loprinzis are among the best.
Aloha Rbeetsme,
I wasn't trying to bum you out on your sale man...Just saying I had a great deal...it's a little high, but fair considering.....it's a Loprinzi...good luck man, and sorry MM Stan

ichadwick
04-28-2011, 01:43 AM
I added light gauge D'Addario steel guitar strings...
Woah. Just re-read that as I was pondering my options. Missed it earlier. Not a good idea.
Way too much tension and stress on the bridge and neck for an instrument designed for nylon. Even with the shorter scale it's too much.

Hippie Dribble
04-28-2011, 02:14 AM
Wow that Boat Paddle baritone is a beauty. After watching krabbers' latest clip with his bari I have a nasty desire to get one. It won't be for awhile though sorry Rick, but that is a real beauty and great price. Both fabulous ukes. That LoPrinzi is a steal and sweet as honey. Hope there's a buyer or two somewhere for you mate.

rbeetsme
04-29-2011, 04:43 AM
Here is a video of the baritone. My buddy and guitar wizrd Delta Don playing the BP baritone, I am playing the BP concert. This is the first time Don had played a baritone uke.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1591858925461&comments&set=t.1432993806&type=1

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1591858925461&comments&ref=notif&notif_t=video_reply

hohnerjones
04-29-2011, 04:49 AM
Wow, sounds good, I can pick out the voices of the individual ukes, nice combination. Holy Cow!, is that a Danelectro Commando amp in the background??? SSSWWWEEEEET!!!

rbeetsme
05-01-2011, 07:08 AM
Yeah, my 8X8 Commando, it is sweet! THE harp amp but works well for uke and guitar too, 2 separate channels. I never leave home without it, well...not when I'm attending a week-end jam. Sounds terrific with my Wm King and pedals.

rbeetsme
05-04-2011, 08:52 AM
Yeah, the concert and baritone are distinctive.

rbeetsme
05-04-2011, 10:03 AM
The comment concerning the strings on the baritone, it was NOT designed for nylon strings. The strings from the builder included 2 heavy wound strings on the 3rd and 4th strings. These Boat Paddle ukes are very well built. The D'Addarios are a lighter gauge on the 3rd and 4th and the 1st and 2nd strings are light steel, should never be a problem. It is tuned DGBE, so the tension is less than the standard uke tuning.

rbeetsme
05-04-2011, 10:40 AM
BTW: I'm determined to clear some credit cards, make a reasonable offer on either instrument, might catch me in the right mood

itsme
05-04-2011, 10:58 AM
The strings from the builder included 2 heavy wound strings on the 3rd and 4th strings.
Those wound strings are not the same, they have a nylon or filament core. Again, that uke was not designed for steel strings. The extra tension can warp the neck or cause the bridge to pull off and even cave in the top.

OldePhart
05-04-2011, 12:59 PM
I have a BP tenor and it's wonderful. I would kill for the BP baritone, since I play more bari these days than tenor. Well, I won't actually kill someone. Anyone you want me to insult instead? Maybe correct their spelling?: Point out their egregious misuse of apostrophes?

Sigh.

BWAAA-HAAA! I definitely got a good laugh out of this one! That boat paddle is killing me, too. That's the one thing I don't have and want is a good bari. With the exception of a bari and maybe a banjo uke I really have everything I want now. Sadly, there is simply no way I can swing another uke right now. Unless, maybe, you have some software gremlins you need swatted... :biglaugh:

John

johndwapa
05-04-2011, 04:42 PM
pm sent to you on the boat paddle

rbeetsme
05-05-2011, 10:24 AM
Baritone sold, Loprinzi concert still available.

rbeetsme
05-06-2011, 04:02 AM
BTW: I don't over use apostrophes but I do have a habit of writing BTW a lot.

rbeetsme
05-10-2011, 02:34 PM
Loprinzi still available

bassfiddlesteve
05-14-2011, 05:15 PM
That LoPrinzi is very tempting. You know I like those twelve fret concerts.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=16076&d=1284768405

- Steve

Hippie Dribble
05-14-2011, 05:24 PM
That LoPrinzi is very tempting. You know I like those twelve fret concerts.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=16076&d=1284768405

- Steve
ooooh, there's that picture again...I'm a breaking out in a cold sweat. :drool:

The price on Rick's LoPrinzi is really a fabulous deal. Surprised no-one has jumped yet...

rbeetsme
05-15-2011, 01:43 AM
Steve, I may send it you, no reply from Donna or Augie about closing up that tiny separation. Maybe you could show it to them.

bassfiddlesteve
05-15-2011, 05:18 AM
Steve, I may send it you, no reply from Donna or Augie about closing up that tiny separation. Maybe you could show it to them.

I'd be happy to help. I was just at the shop yesterday and I know Donna is very busy fulfilling orders. Have you tried calling her at the shop?

- Steve