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mandrew
08-03-2011, 05:16 AM
I notice the wonderful performance by John KING of a Bach Bouree and cannot make out what make of concert uke he is playing. Does anyone know? It is wonderful sounding!

PedalFreak
08-03-2011, 05:33 AM
Earnest Stradalele (http://www.earnestinstruments.com/straduke.html)

I've never played one....but I want one :D

ksiegel
08-03-2011, 05:20 PM
Jim D'Ville played on the other day at the San Jose "Play By Ear" workshop.

Like Buttah!

He mentioned that he doesn't have UAS, wasn't in the market for uke, but stopped by the shop for a visit, played it, and his wife told him to buy it, period.


-Kurt

syrynx
08-03-2011, 08:37 PM
Earnest Stradalele (http://www.earnestinstruments.com/straduke.html)
That's possible. But King also played Bach (and Hawai'ian music) on a reproduction of a machete (precursor to the 'ukulele) made in Madeira in 1850 by Octavianno Joćo Nunes.

Here's John King's account of how he acquired the 1850 Nunes instrument (http://www.nalu-music.com/notes-of-a-sub-sub-librarian/), and here's a video performance on a reproduction.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeJ5Cj4-KVI

Michael_
08-03-2011, 09:30 PM
I don't know which record you listened to, but on the CD that comes with his book he plays a concert flea to demonstrate that you don't need a high end uke to get his sound.

Raygf
08-03-2011, 10:56 PM
That's possible. But King also played Bach (and Hawai'ian music) on a reproduction of a machete (precursor to the 'ukulele) made in Madeira in 1850 by Octavianno Joćo Nunes.

Here's John King's account of how he acquired the 1850 Nunes instrument (http://www.nalu-music.com/notes-of-a-sub-sub-librarian/), and here's a video performance on a reproduction.
The replica was built by David Means of Glyph Ukuleles. Here is a picture of him from Dave's site holding both the original and the replica.
26486There are more pictures here http://www.glyphukulele.com/baritonesandother.html

Here he talks about receiving a Mike DaSilva instrument.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK6TlyTv95s

There is more about the DaSilva replica at the bottom of this page with a video of John playing Carol of the Bells on it,
http://ukemaker.com/DaSilva-InstrumentsForSale.html

Raygf
08-03-2011, 10:58 PM
I don't know which record you listened to, but on the CD that comes with his book he plays a concert flea to demonstrate that you don't need a high end uke to get his sound.

He plays a concert Fluke on the recording for his book The Classical Ukulele. There is a picture of him holding the Fluke on the cover.

Michael_
08-04-2011, 01:12 AM
Oh you're right. I always mess up flea and fluke...