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Landshark
05-09-2011, 07:39 PM
Just got the uke on Friday, photos can not begin to show how well made and beautiful this uke is. I am beyond thrilled, thank you Chuck
here are some images shot outdoors
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/outfrontsidesm.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/outsoundholesm.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/misism.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/topsideoutsm.jpg

wickedwahine11
05-09-2011, 07:41 PM
It is beautiful, congratulations!

Landshark
05-09-2011, 07:43 PM
here are some from in the studio
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/soundholesm.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/bridgesm.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/rightuppersm.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/headinlaysm.jpg

Landshark
05-09-2011, 07:46 PM
hanging out in the studio
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/inthestudiosm.jpg
and with my other tenors
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/Thetenorssm.jpg

CoLmes
05-09-2011, 07:49 PM
That's an amazing collection. Did you get that Kanile'a off of ebay lately? I saw a few on with that lighter middle to the soundboard.

Landshark
05-09-2011, 07:52 PM
Nope, I bought that one in Hawaii awhile ago, it was my first uke

Lexxy
05-09-2011, 07:52 PM
hanging out in the studio
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/inthestudiosm.jpg
and with my other tenors
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/Thetenorssm.jpg

I am extremely jealous. Extremely. Jealous.

mds725
05-09-2011, 08:21 PM
Dang, the new Moore Bettah is deady gorgeous! A nice addition to a lovely tenor family! Congratulations!

bbycrts
05-09-2011, 08:37 PM
Holy moly look at that wood shimmer!

Another amazing Moore Bettah!

Pippin
05-09-2011, 09:21 PM
Absolutely breathtaking ukulele! Chuck does fantastic work.

erivel
05-09-2011, 09:41 PM
Wow, that's an incredible collection you have. Congrats on the new addition, truly lovely!

mm stan
05-09-2011, 10:43 PM
Aloha Bob,
Congratulations on the Moore Bettah, it is a stunner absoultely awesome....and so is your collection...thanks for sharing..Happy Strummings..Have Fun and enjoy!! MM Stan..
Was the parrot your idea??? Pirate Bob???hmm

wolfybau
05-09-2011, 10:46 PM
wowee, you so lucky :)

Mason671
05-09-2011, 11:10 PM
I don't know what it is about slotted headstocks...they just look so good! Another work of art coming out of Chuck's workshop!

SuzukHammer
05-09-2011, 11:36 PM
Have you played it?

johntz
05-10-2011, 12:39 AM
Gorgeous!!! Play it in good health.

guitharsis
05-10-2011, 12:48 AM
Gorgeous new addition to a beautiful collection!

Uncle Leroy
05-10-2011, 01:01 AM
Incredible! Chuck is one the greats for sure! Enjoy your new uke.

fitncrafty
05-10-2011, 01:20 AM
Gorgeous collection.. congrats on the new uke. It's stunning!

v30
05-10-2011, 01:39 AM
that's some dandy ukes :drool:

uke552
05-10-2011, 01:55 AM
Love that headstock...Very nice uke!

tozan
05-10-2011, 02:04 AM
A real beauty. What ever happened to the thread that had pictures of everyone's prized ukuleles. It had the unfortunate title of "Uke Porn".

Doc_J
05-10-2011, 02:05 AM
Awesome! Congrats.

Here a stupid question: Which one is your favorite?:D

SailQwest
05-10-2011, 02:24 AM
Congrats on the gorgeous new uke!

savagehenry
05-10-2011, 02:28 AM
Beautiful, nice collection too!

PhilUSAFRet
05-10-2011, 02:35 AM
Aswesome! Very tastefully done, classy! Just enough trim work.

Mandarb
05-10-2011, 02:39 AM
A real beauty. What ever happened to the thread that had pictures of everyone's prized ukuleles. It had the unfortunate title of "Uke Porn".

Here is a more recent picture thread with a different title.... http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?45034-Ukulele-picture-thread

Mandarb
05-10-2011, 02:40 AM
Congrats on the new uke - beautiful. Great collection.

dkcrown
05-10-2011, 04:30 AM
Beautiful collection, Bob. You saved the best for last.

It looks like it is strung Low G? Worth clears CHLG HD?

Landshark
05-10-2011, 04:39 AM
Awesome! Congrats.

Here a stupid question: Which one is your favorite?:D

Well I would have to say my MB is my number 1 :love: after that all the others are equally :smileybounce:

Landshark
05-10-2011, 04:44 AM
Beautiful collection, Bob. You saved the best for last.

It looks like it is strung Low G? Worth clears CHLG HD?

Yes it is, good eyes

Landshark
05-10-2011, 04:54 AM
Love that headstock...Very nice uke!

The parrot inlay is a tribute to my beloved African Grey "Poe" who loves music so much he sings or whistles along and even makes up his own tunes

maclay
05-10-2011, 05:34 AM
Congrats Landshark. Chuck makes a fine ukulele.

Ronnie Aloha
05-10-2011, 05:45 AM
I have come to the conclusion that Chuck Moore is the best 'ukulele luthier in his age group. From what I can tell by the photos on his website he's about 80 or so, right? :confused:

Bob, do you have a photo of your parrot so that we can compare photos?

(I think this post is going to put me back on "the list.")

sukie
05-10-2011, 06:26 AM
I have come to the conclusion that Chuck Moore is the best 'ukulele luthier in his age group. From what I can tell by the photos on his website he's about 80 or so, right? :confused:

Bob, do you have a photo of your parrot so that we can compare photos?

(I think this post is going to put me back on "the list.")

Guessing you don't want another one, huh? :p

sukie
05-10-2011, 06:28 AM
It is a very pretty ukulele. Enjoy!

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-10-2011, 06:54 AM
Guessing you don't want another one, huh? :p

Yeah, Ronnie knows which list he's on!

Landshark
05-10-2011, 07:38 AM
I have come to the conclusion that Chuck Moore is the best 'ukulele luthier in his age group. From what I can tell by the photos on his website he's about 80 or so, right? :confused:

Bob, do you have a photo of your parrot so that we can compare photos?

(I think this post is going to put me back on "the list.")

not a photo of mine but they look much the same but here is a grey
http://m1.ikiwq.com/img/xl/bnEwxicWbfuOlmmwBYHXUb.jpg

Pippin
05-10-2011, 09:19 AM
The parrot inlay is a tribute to my beloved African Grey "Poe" who loves music so much he sings or whistles along and even makes up his own tunes

Cool bird. Great vocabulary.

molokinirum
05-10-2011, 10:44 AM
Wow, what a beauty and that is one heck of a collection you have!!! Outstanding and Congrats!!!!

Ronnie Aloha
05-10-2011, 11:05 AM
not a photo of mine but they look much the same but here is a grey
http://m1.ikiwq.com/img/xl/bnEwxicWbfuOlmmwBYHXUb.jpg

Wow, that looks great!

Ronnie Aloha
05-10-2011, 11:08 AM
Yeah, Ronnie knows which list he's on!

All of a sudden I have a craving for soup...

Landshark
05-10-2011, 11:13 AM
He has an amazing vocabulary of hundreds of words and phrases, in both Spanish and English. He does everybody in the family's voice. The number of sounds is astonishing, everything from the doorbell, to sneezing, to cheering for sporting events, to dogs barking, to trucks backing up. The most amazing thing is that he usually does this in context, i.e. he makes the doorbell sound as someone approaches the door, or there are times when he just whistles begging you to copy him and when you do he keeps make different whistles sounds for you to copy,sort of like duel banjos except he is leading.

Plainsong
05-10-2011, 12:38 PM
I don't know how current or accurate this is, but I remember coming across a study about African Greys that hypothesized that they do a bit more with those small brains than people generally thought before, and they're pretty smart applying that vocabulary. It just confirms what everyone who has one already knows. Ever seen Sparky the swearing parrot on Youtube? He calls the dog over and tells him to shut up if he barks. He also generally does whatever he can to get the right response... attention and treats. :)

Congrats on the awesome uke. It sure does look its worth the wait.

OldePhart
05-10-2011, 01:34 PM
He has an amazing vocabulary of hundreds of words and phrases, in both Spanish and English. He does everybody in the family's voice. The number of sounds is astonishing, everything from the doorbell, to sneezing, to cheering for sporting events, to dogs barking, to trucks backing up. The most amazing thing is that he usually does this in context, i.e. he makes the doorbell sound as someone approaches the door, or there are times when he just whistles begging you to copy him and when you do he keeps make different whistles sounds for you to copy,sort of like duel banjos except he is leading.

I've never been around a grey but I ahd a friend who had a pair of yellow parrots that were amazing. They could mimick everybody in the family. They also could mimic the dogs (he raised and trained dogs) outdoors. The thing that always blew me away was that the birds would be in the living room but when they would "bark" they immitated the dogs as they sounded outdoors. There was more than once that it fooled not only me, but him, and he'd go to yell at the dogs only to realize that it was the boids!

I didn't spend all that much time at his place but even so they picked up my voice and mannerisms, too. First time I heard "myself" saying something sarcastic I about lost it!

John

Strummingbird Stu
05-10-2011, 01:51 PM
Wow! That is absolutely beautiful! Great work by Chuck - and good taste by you. I love your collection too. I am so jealous - well, it gives me something to aspire to. Happy strumming!

Landshark
05-10-2011, 02:01 PM
There was a fairly famous African Grey named Alex
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_%28parrot%29 who was used for inter species language studies. If you happen to have a motivated and bright grey like Alex they are said to have the intellectual level of a 5 year old human but the emotional maturity of a two year old. I would say my Poe is pretty close to the level of ALex. To this day one of the most amazing things he has done for me is he always yells at the dogs to stop barking, go outside, whatever, when he was young we had two dogs Sheila and Mia. So he would always yell at them Sheila Mia shut-up, sadly Sheila passed away a few years ago, just one day after she passed he has never mentioned her name again. Now he yells Layla(the new dog) Mia shut-up.

experimentjon
05-10-2011, 02:06 PM
That's an amazing uke. It makes me want to consolidate my collection and finally get a Moore Bettah. Congrats on the score!

didgeridoo2
05-10-2011, 02:56 PM
Congrats on the new beauty LS. Helluva lineup of tenors you have there.

downtoearthed
05-10-2011, 04:31 PM
Very cool uke, even cooler bird (post a pic of Poe when you have a chance - we want to see him not just a pic of a grey.) Happy strumming!

Jason Paul
05-10-2011, 04:47 PM
Well, it ain't ugly.:D

By the way, did you take all of the photos yourself? If so, do you do it for a living? That's some nice gear - is that the 180mm macro for the studio shots?

Jason

Landshark
05-10-2011, 05:36 PM
good guess on the lens and yes I have been a photographer for quite some time, I shoot people, almost entirely for the entertainment industry

ukunuke
05-10-2011, 07:03 PM
Stunningly beautiful MB, and the lineup is worth some serious envy. Nice - enjoy!

Pippin
05-10-2011, 09:28 PM
good guess on the lens and yes I have been a photographer for quite some time, I shoot people, almost entirely for the entertainment industry

What is it about photographers and music...

I wrote a book titled "Frame That Shot" on how to take professional quality pictures-- framing the shot. I also publish DSLR-MAG, a digital SLR magazine. Like you, I do a lot of photography of musical entertainers, but my passion is landscape. I also have shot air shows, amusement parks, NHRA events, and more. I want to get a lot more shots of ukulele players at festivals, etc... but I would love to bring the lighting and backdrop with me.

Landshark
05-10-2011, 09:39 PM
Funny thing is while I love it when we are working with musicians most of my stuff is shooting ADs/Publicty special shoots for television and movies.
ie.
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/LOSTSUPPER.jpg
While working on this image I bought my first Uke, the Kanile'a and took this photo between setups
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/abcphotowest/Ukeanglearmsm.jpg

France
05-11-2011, 01:15 AM
Sweet uke's man. Really really nice. Congrats.

Jason Paul
05-11-2011, 04:08 AM
I didn't exactly guess on the lens; your EXIF data is in the photo and I saw the focal length. I just assumed it was the 180mm macro rather than a 70-200mm or other.

Funny, the reason I haven't been here for the last six months is because I've been spending most of my time on photo forums. My wife got the bug a year or so ago, and ended up getting a 60D for Christmas. Shortly after, a great deal on a 50D and three lenses (kit 17-85mm IS, 60mm macro, 70-300mm DO IS) and some other gear fell into my lap, so I bought it.

Great shot of the Lost crew - that's awesome! Funny how many of my hobbies seem to be coming together in this thread. I also fly sportkites and one that was popular a few years ago was the Spirit, designed by Steve LaPorte. He is an award-winning makeup artist and the last I heard on his whereabouts, he was working on... you guessed it: Lost! Did you happen to meet him while you were there?

And to bring this full-circle...

When my wife was trying to decided which DSLR to get, we found out my cousin had gotten into photography a couple of years ago. So, we got to visit him and spend some time talking about cameras. He also has an African Grey - name is Pickles.

And Pippen - I'll check out DSLR-Mag! As a noob, I'm always looking for new tips.

Thanks,
Jason

v74
08-29-2011, 12:05 PM
Absolutely beautiful !
Really wanna have one.

Congratulation on your beauty ukulele. Happy strumming :)