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moe
10-01-2011, 05:16 PM
I asked Mike Pereira of http://mpukuleles.com/ to build me a Spruce-Koa tenor.

Mike has been great and extremely responsive. He's been sending me frequent work-in-progress pics. It's almost done, just some final coats remaining. I can't wait to hear how it sounds.

Before stain:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ulJO5KfhUVY/TofSaG_97UI/AAAAAAAAADM/BVN7Z7jen-w/s800/mp_ukulele_wip_nostain_1_of_2.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4qzut2Lwieo/TofSAbW9TFI/AAAAAAAAACs/p9pxO_rFbRE/s800/mp_ukulele_wip_nostain_2_of_2.jpg

moe
10-01-2011, 05:20 PM
After stain:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-IvNQKGul1Bs/TofSDZtR-KI/AAAAAAAAAC4/zV5QgCaCpAo/s800/mp_ukulele_wip_stain_1_of_3.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DrCMqajs7-Q/TofSC4v8sgI/AAAAAAAAACw/01BeEU0RkAI/s800/mp_ukulele_wip_stain_2_of_3.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lxTMVz6fsM4/TofSDK7YzsI/AAAAAAAAAC0/trGxK7SlhRs/s800/mp_ukulele_wip_stain_3_of_3.jpg

coriandre
10-01-2011, 05:25 PM
That is gonna be one sweet ukulele Moe :cool: Real classy looking.
I really enjoy seeing the construction steps in photos like this.
Mike just informed me that he will start building mine on Monday !
I just received the pictures of the woods that will be used.
I'll start a building log post for it.

mds725
10-01-2011, 06:30 PM
Wow! That's really pretty! The grain on the sides and back is really nice!

Nuprin
10-01-2011, 06:37 PM
I have an MP Spruce-Koa tenor and I love it! I'm sure you'll be very happy with yours!

Dan Uke
10-01-2011, 06:49 PM
Is that Maple binding? I don't know if the combo is popular but I'm getting Engleman Spruce, with Koa B/S, and Maple Bindings from Donaldson. I think as people are buying more than one uke, they are open to other types of wood!!

coriandre
10-01-2011, 07:21 PM
Ha Ha Nongdam, I have the exact same wood combination on order with B. Donaldson myself !
Great minds think alike :o

coriandre
10-01-2011, 07:22 PM
That does look like curly maple bindings to me...

Dan Uke
10-01-2011, 07:34 PM
Ha Ha Nongdam, I have the exact same wood combination on order with B. Donaldson myself !
Great minds think alike :o

I hope mine comes out first!!! I doubt it as I still have 3 months to go :(

coriandre
10-01-2011, 08:08 PM
Wrong ! I still have about a 7 months wait for this one :p

moe
10-02-2011, 05:55 AM
I have an MP Spruce-Koa tenor and I love it! I'm sure you'll be very happy with yours!
Nuprin- Your reviews and your videos were extremely helpful in making my decision. Looking forward to seeing and hearing your LFdM uke.

Coriandre, Nongdam- Based on what I've heard online, I love the sound of Sitka Spruce and Koa MP tenors. BTW, I need to ask Mike if the binding is Maple. Whatever it is, I think it looks nice. Looking forward to your Donaldson ukes.

Mds725- Thanks. I love the look of wood (both curly and non-curly) and can't wait to see it for real.

v30
10-02-2011, 06:39 AM
That is a sharp looking uke. I hope you enjoy it.
I just bought the mahogany tenor he had on his website, it should be here next week.

PhilUSAFRet
10-02-2011, 09:08 AM
Wow, great looking uke. If it sounds as good as it looks, will be amazing!

pulelehua
10-02-2011, 11:33 AM
That is a sexy beast. Been a while since we've had an MP photo shoot.

mm stan
10-02-2011, 11:44 AM
Mike is a pleasure to do business with and a really nice guy and makes awesome ukes...here is mine a madagascar rosewood and spruce concert..sounds awesome.. worth every cent..
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/ukestan/Newaquisitions72211010.jpg

Couloirman
10-02-2011, 07:10 PM
Koa and spruce is such a great combo; I might place an order for the very same one!