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Raygf
07-30-2011, 04:06 PM
Dave emailed me Thursday evening. I was on my way to Annapolis on Friday morning to pick up my Glyph custom tenor. Dave is such a fine man and an incredible artisan. I was absolutely elated on the drive and look forward to many happy hours of playing this incredible instrument.

Here is a sample of build photos.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.216065761738148.62266.100000041780487&l=657be9feaf&type=1

Here are a few photos of the finished product. I am having some difficulty getting good shots. These are okay for now. I'm planning on doing a series of recordings over the coming months to chronicle the development of the tone. I'll post a video in a few days.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.256113927733331.73805.100000041780487&l=55e7c186c2&type=1

Here are a few more specs;
Standard Martin tenor size, shape and scale, 12th fret neck joint
AAAA curly koa
koa neck with carbon fiber reinforcing rod
Indian rosewood binding top and back, maple, ebony, purpleheart top purfling lines
bound ebony fretboard
Paua abalone rosette with maple/ebony/purpleheart lines inside and out
ebony tail graft
Peghed tuners
Mi-Si pickup

TCK
07-30-2011, 04:11 PM
That fingerboard in itself is AMAZING- what a beautiful instrument

Raygf
07-30-2011, 04:31 PM
That fingerboard in itself is AMAZING- what a beautiful instrument

From the moment I saw his herringbone inlay I knew I had to have it. Mine is rosewood, maple and koa. Dave put a strip of purpleheart down the center, maple outside the herringbone and maple bound ebony fingerboard.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-30-2011, 04:33 PM
Very cool. Enjoy that beauty!

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
07-30-2011, 05:13 PM
Very Nice!

mds725
07-30-2011, 05:20 PM
Wow! That's gorgeous! I think I'd almost be afraid to play it. It looks like a piece of art! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to hearing what it sounds like.

hmgberg
07-30-2011, 06:29 PM
Really beautiful. Sound sample?

Ronnie Aloha
07-30-2011, 06:35 PM
That is a wonderful piece of functional art!

joeybug
07-30-2011, 08:20 PM
That is a beautiful Uke :drool: Congrats! Enjoy that Uke!! :D

mm stan
07-30-2011, 09:26 PM
Aloha Ray,
awesome man...Congratulations..it's beautiful...thanks for sharing..MM Stan

byjimini
07-30-2011, 10:26 PM
Love the fretboard. :)

Lexxy
07-30-2011, 10:41 PM
Absolutely lovely. Videos soon? :)

Raygf
07-30-2011, 11:26 PM
Really beautiful. Sound sample?


Absolutely lovely. Videos soon? :)

Absolutely! Early this week some time. Busy weekend with company on tap.

Jake Wildwood
07-30-2011, 11:56 PM
A premium uke!

It's nice to see a throwback in styling to the old '20s folksier ukes (read: multicolored herringbone and pearl!)

NatalieS
07-31-2011, 12:24 AM
Wow, that's a gorgeous uke. Thanks for sharing pictures!

johntz
07-31-2011, 01:36 AM
Stunning and absolutely fantastic. Congrats! Play it in good health.

WhenDogsSing
07-31-2011, 06:54 AM
Very nice...!!!

joejeweler
07-31-2011, 08:50 AM
WOW! :drool: :drool: :drool:

....fretboard inlay really cool also.

Kekani
07-31-2011, 08:57 AM
Dave definitely does nice stuff.

Maiyah888
07-31-2011, 09:20 AM
Wow, it's beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hoping you have many wonderful decades together!

PhilUSAFRet
07-31-2011, 09:45 AM
If envy really is a sin, I'm screwed. Gorgeous!

Mandarb
08-01-2011, 04:19 AM
Congrats on you new uke. Enjoy. I am not on FB so I can not see pictures.

GX9901
08-01-2011, 04:27 AM
Congrats! Dave makes a fine ukulele. How long did you end up waiting for it?

luke'nlele
08-01-2011, 05:07 AM
So glad we had the chance to see your new baby up close this weekend, Ray. The pictures really don't do it justice. It really is the prettiest uke we've ever seen. The herringbone inlay alone is absolutely gorgeous! Looking forward to hearing your videos.

ukestah
08-01-2011, 08:35 AM
If envy really is a sin, I'm screwed. Gorgeous!

I thought the same exact thing when I saw the pics! Man is that instrument gorgeous!