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ukeeku
09-17-2011, 03:59 PM
Sorry, but I finally got my new Uke last night. I usually never brag, but I have wanted this for a long time
Concert
5-string
PegHed Tuners
Stika Spruce top
Walnut Sides/Back/Neck
MP Inlays
Mi-Si Cutless Pickup (So cool, has a remote)

I will do a full review in the next few months (Gotta let her breathe)

I will have it in Milwaukee if you want to play it.28145281462814728148

uke4life
09-17-2011, 04:24 PM
VERY COOL...CONGRATS!!! Are those friction or geared tuners?

chindog
09-17-2011, 04:35 PM
Congrats, Ukeeku! Looking forward to the review!

Jon Moody
09-17-2011, 04:54 PM
Awesome! I just finalized my order with Jerry and I'm getting a 5 string Concert too. I'll be curious to hear how you like the sound of it.

elisdad
09-17-2011, 05:04 PM
The walnut back and sides are killer! Beautiful uke.

Gmoney
09-17-2011, 05:37 PM
Snip... Are those friction or geared tuners?

Those are "planetary" geared tuners - brand name, Pegheds. Very sweet tuners - appearance of vintage wooden tuners w/4:1 geared ratio. Also very lightweight.

Gmoney
09-17-2011, 05:39 PM
Sorry, but I finally got my new Uke last night. I usually never brag, but I have wanted this for a long time
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Brag away, bro! That's a sweet uke! Congratulations!

blender
09-17-2011, 06:13 PM
That is one beautiful instrument.
I'll be at the Milwaukee Uke Fest also, I hope to see & hear it.

nscafe
09-17-2011, 07:22 PM
Beauty! I really like the custom inlay on the back too. Very nice.

consitter
09-17-2011, 07:35 PM
That's the first one of those i've ever seen! Nice!! Bragging is what it's all about.

Hippie Dribble
09-18-2011, 12:50 AM
Awesome Tim, it's really beautiful. Congratulations. More ukes should be built from walnut I reckon...

mailman
09-18-2011, 04:30 AM
It's a beauty, Tim! I LOVE the custom inlay on the back! It's subtle because of the placement, but yet so definitely 'you'. Brilliant! I hope it sounds as good as it looks (and I'm sure it will)....

mailman
09-18-2011, 04:32 AM
Hard to tell from the photos....what's the exact nature of the 5 string set-up? Is the G string octaved for both high and low G?

ukeeku
09-18-2011, 04:59 AM
Hard to tell from the photos....what's the exact nature of the 5 string set-up? Is the G string octaved for both high and low G?
Yes, High and low G. It gives it a really full sound

ukestah
09-18-2011, 04:40 PM
Awesome Boat Paddle! Definitely brag worthy I must say. Peghead tuners are great, love 'em. Congratulations on the new addition!

Mandarb
09-19-2011, 03:54 AM
Congrats Tim - Enjoy!

cb56
09-19-2011, 04:24 AM
That looks great Tim. Maybe I'll run into you at Milwaukee Uke Fest.
btw who's the maker?

marymac
09-19-2011, 05:24 AM
Hi Tim - I was wondering how you decided on the 5-string paddle style instead of the M-style? I have an M-style I love and haven't heard/held one of the new paddle style models in person. After the review you did of that gorgeous M-style a couple months ago I was surprised to see you went with the paddle! What made you go for that? Thanks - Mary

ukeeku
09-26-2011, 05:09 AM
Hi Tim - I was wondering how you decided on the 5-string paddle style instead of the M-style? I have an M-style I love and haven't heard/held one of the new paddle style models in person. After the review you did of that gorgeous M-style a couple months ago I was surprised to see you went with the paddle! What made you go for that? Thanks - Mary

I have played the prototypes the 12 fret, and was able to play a ton of his ukes in the past year. they all sound super awesome. I fell in love with David (Flea bitten dawgs) 5 string tenor and just had to have one. the bigger soundboard just gives me more of a booming sound over the sweeter sound of the M-style. One of the main things that made me get the new 12 fret style is the neck joint, or lack of. the sides are also the neck, so there is no defined joint and that makes it super strong and adds to the sound. the whole thing sings.

ukeeku
09-27-2011, 05:16 AM
Just added a post on my site with all the pics and 2 videos
http://ukeeku.com/2011/09/27/ukeekus-custom-5-string-concert-boat-paddle-uke/

I promise I will not post any more here aboout it. thank you for all the comments.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-27-2011, 05:28 AM
Congratulations! Can almost see the soundboard bouncing up and down in your video. Cool.

marymac
09-27-2011, 06:03 AM
Just added a post on my site with all the pics and 2 videos
http://ukeeku.com/2011/09/27/ukeekus-custom-5-string-concert-boat-paddle-uke/

I promise I will not post any more here aboout it. thank you for all the comments.

Great review Ukeeku! You can write about it as much as you want - I love hearing about new ukuleles :)

mikeg0232
09-27-2011, 06:10 AM
That's a really nice one. It sounds great while picking with the low/high G combo. Best of both worlds.