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rem50
07-05-2011, 04:45 PM
First off I hope I can figure out how to post a picture. Here is the new sailor soprano on the way from Uke republic. It has a mahogany top with eucalyptus sides. On the 12th fret I had my dads name "Gus" inlayed on it. He was a WWII navy vet and had that tattoo of the anchor on his forearm so I only thought it fitting to name it after him. Mikes pics are great so When I get it I will only be posting a vid for the sound. I think it looks great and cannot wait to get it! rem

mm stan
07-05-2011, 05:01 PM
Aloha Rem50,
Congratulations on the new sailor and getting it engraved with your pops name to it...such a proper dedication..Happy Strummings..MM Stan

allanr
07-05-2011, 05:12 PM
Sweet uke. Sweet gesture to honor your dad. Congratulations

dkcrown
07-05-2011, 05:18 PM
I'm sure you'll enjoy it when it arrives rem50.

haolejohn
07-05-2011, 05:25 PM
First off I hope I can figure out how to post a picture. Here is the new sailor soprano on the way from Uke republic. It has a mahogany top with eucalyptus sides. On the 12th fret I had my dads name "Gus" inlayed on it. He was a WWII navy vet and had that tattoo of the anchor on his forearm so I only thought it fitting to name it after him. Mikes pics are great so When I get it I will only be posting a vid for the sound. I think it looks great and cannot wait to get it! rem

i wonder if that was a popular name back then. My g-pa was named Gus and he is a WWII vet as well.

That mahog/eucalyptus combo is stunning.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
07-05-2011, 05:26 PM
That is indeed some gorgeous wood. Congrats on the new uke!

joeybug
07-05-2011, 09:02 PM
That is a gorgeous Uke, and such a great tribute to your Dad! Hope to hear a sound sample soon!!! Happy New Uke Day :D:D

Pippin
07-05-2011, 09:22 PM
Beautiful ukulele. Nice way of remembering your father, too.

Ataraxia
07-05-2011, 10:38 PM
That is a beautiful instrument! I think it's also a very nice gesture and it makes for a unique ukulele as well.

ItsMrPitchy
07-06-2011, 01:11 AM
Beautiful instrument and it will have great meaning and value to you.

Captain_Lovehandles
07-06-2011, 02:43 AM
That is a great looking uke. I didn't realize it was going to be a mahogany top. Beautiful.

rem50
07-06-2011, 03:28 AM
Thanks yall, I never have named a Uke and I don't really consider this one named. As mentioned in one of the post it's more of a tribute and reminder for me. I also think it has a nice flair to it. :) I cannot wait to get my hands on it and do some "happy strumming" Stan !

roxhum
07-06-2011, 03:45 AM
Ditto, beautiful uke and tribute to your Dad. Did he play the uke? I think I am going to "need" one of those Sailor brands someday...
Congrats on a beautiful new uke.

poppy
07-06-2011, 07:13 AM
Obviously a lot of thought went into the planning on this one! Love the uke and the sentiment. Its beautiful.

rem50
07-06-2011, 07:30 AM
Ditto, beautiful uke and tribute to your Dad. Did he play the uke? I think I am going to "need" one of those Sailor brands someday...
Congrats on a beautiful new uke.
Not a uke player but I always thought he played the guitar because when I started I found his 1936 3/4 size Kalamazoo under his bed. It turns out he only knew G, C, D and had NEVER changed the strings! Ha! Have you ever seen strings left on a guitar for over 50 years? Not pretty, but the neck was still straight and it did not even have a truss rod. Unbelievable.

Coconut Willie
07-06-2011, 01:26 PM
That is one beautiful uke!! Awesome tribute to your Dad...WTG!!!!

savagehenry
07-07-2011, 02:25 PM
Beautiful Sailor, the mahogany looks great with the eucalyptus. That one's a keeper!