View Full Version : So....5 months later and this uke will be in my hands on Tuesday.

11-17-2011, 06:32 PM
Hey folks,

Just wanted to share pics of my new resonator with the forum. Gordon, Char and Aaron at Mya Moe are terrific to deal with. This was a piece of sinker redwood that I sourced last year and Char helped me match it up with some beautiful koa. I sold my national resophonic because I wanted a woodier reso sound and Gordon says that this indeed has a woody tone and he's thrilled with the entire instrument. Char is looking to acquire more redwood for future builds.


Can't wait to actually play it.


Hippie Dribble
11-17-2011, 06:36 PM
wow Jeff...that looks unbelievable...my entire body has turned Kermit green. Congratulations brother, great choice and well worth the wait. Wishing you many years of enjoyment with her mate. :)

11-17-2011, 06:36 PM
Holy smokes, is that ever lovely! I hope it plays as well as it looks. Congrats!

11-17-2011, 07:03 PM
That looks great! Where does redwood fit in as a tonewood on the bright to warm spectrum? Char found you a fine set of koa, too. I've got two MMs in the pipeline, and Char and Gordon have been great to work with. Please post a sound sample after the uke arrives. Congratulation!

11-17-2011, 07:04 PM
That is beautiful and yes, Gordon and Char are great...Hoping to hear sound samples the minute this hits because I have had a hell ova time deciding what my Mya resonator will be built out of (sigh...all the money in my piggy bank, and my indecision the only hindrance).

11-17-2011, 07:30 PM
A beauty ! Congrats !

11-17-2011, 07:54 PM
Thanks guys, it really turned out well, IMO. According to Gordon and Char, a redwood top warms up the tone of whatever wood you match it up with. Koa is also pretty warm, generally, and my hope was that the resonator would bring a warm, woody tone forward a bit more.

I'll try to put a sound sample together at some point soon after I get it. It's gonna be a long weekend....

11-18-2011, 12:05 AM
:drool: Congratulations! What a beauty!:iwant:

11-18-2011, 12:53 AM
Very nice!!!!

11-18-2011, 01:33 AM
Dang! That looks beautiful! Congrats!! Be sure to post some sound samples! :)

11-18-2011, 02:00 AM
Wow, what a beauty. Nice choices all around.

11-18-2011, 02:34 AM
Gorgeous! Great job on the build.

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11-18-2011, 03:53 AM
wow. Wow. WOW!

11-18-2011, 04:01 AM
that is one everybody should look at now because we will certainly never see it in the marketplace! Stunning!