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drcmusic7
11-27-2011, 02:17 PM
I wanted to share a couple photos of my new Paul Woolson tenor uke. Paul's website is www.woolsonsoundcraft.com Paul had this uke as one of his show instruments at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival. I played it there (I was a performer at the festival) and fell in love with it.

It's a tenor uke with a Adirondack spruce double top. Same build style as the high end classicals with the nomex honeycomb core. The back and sides are mahogany from very famous "the tree."

I'll have a lot more on it soon but I wanted to share a couple photos of it.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l275/drcmusic7/IMG_6967_brown_tiedye_bg_guitar2_back_rtcc.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l275/drcmusic7/IMG_6967_brown_tiedye_bg_guitar2_rtcc.jpg

Kindly,
Danny

coriandre
11-27-2011, 02:24 PM
Wow ! Beautiful ukulele !

Congrats......what is "the tree" ?

garywj
11-27-2011, 02:34 PM
I have one of Paul's parlor guitars. I think you will love this instrument. If you ever decide to part with it, please let me know. Enjoy!

dkcrown
11-27-2011, 02:50 PM
Very pretty. And great photos to boot. Does it sound as nice as it looks?

drcmusic7
11-27-2011, 03:19 PM
Thanks, guys!

coriandre, "The Tree" is a very famous log that a lot of instrument and furniture makers seek out. Here's a link about it, http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=fine%20woodworking%20quilted%20mahogany%20articl e&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CFIQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mermerguitars.com%2Fdocuments %2F321_5551_QuiltedMahogany.pdf&ei=5Z_DToGqBcHd0QHEusH_Dg&usg=AFQjCNFORA159OYkpwAEnTDseFGkAsJMGw&cad=rja

dkcrown, I think it does! I'm extremely pleased with it.

Kindly,
Danny

mds725
11-27-2011, 03:27 PM
That's a really beautiful ukulele! Congratulations!

Dan Uke
11-27-2011, 04:13 PM
It doesn't have as much curl / quilt as the other ones I have seen from "The Tree" however it is still beautiful. It must cost more than koa since it is from it.

coriandre
11-27-2011, 04:40 PM
Thanks for the link, very interesting to read. I really had never heard of "the tree". It almost sounded like the title of an horror movie !

TCK
11-27-2011, 07:23 PM
It is beautiful-more than beautiful really...but more importantly, are you near Healdsburg? Having one heck of a time finding inspiration locally, must play with someone who destroys me. Let me know PM huh?
Wait- you have one a gol' dern Grammy? Guess it was a long shot. Now I guess all I request is a sound sample with that new uke of yours :)

drcmusic7
11-28-2011, 03:54 AM
Thanks again, everyone! I hope to have soundclips soon.

TCK - I live in Nashville.

Kindly,
Danny

Nickie
11-28-2011, 06:38 AM
Congrats on acquiring that beautiful ukulele? I wonder if there are shows/judging/awards for the best ukulele?

pulelehua
11-28-2011, 08:01 AM
That is a wonderful story. Except for all the bits about furniture, furniture and more furniture.

"Yeah, my chest of drawers has one hell of a tap-tone."

Arg.

pulelehua
11-28-2011, 08:05 AM
Just checked the site. Wow. I thought Devines were expensive.....

drcmusic7
11-28-2011, 08:40 AM
Thanks, Nickie!

pulelehua - I agree, the story of the tree is pretty cool. Paul's ukes are
not as expensive as his guitars or DeVine's ukes...

Kindly,
Danny

PhilUSAFRet
11-28-2011, 10:00 AM
Wow! That is one classy looking uke.

bigchiz
11-28-2011, 10:11 AM
Nice article about "THE Tree", nice uke pictures too.

drcmusic7
11-29-2011, 04:01 AM
Thanks, Phil and Bigchiz!

Kindly,
Danny