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Ukukachoo
01-07-2012, 03:26 PM
I just received my first DaSilva ukulele. This is the finest ukulele I have ever put my hands on! The look,finish,feel,lightness, sound have no equal. I own many custom build and vintage ukes. This is by far the sweetest uke around. If your in the market for a custom uke,Mike is the man to build you one. Mine is perfect. I couldn't be happier!

hmgberg
01-07-2012, 03:35 PM
What is it? Gotta pic?

uke4life
01-07-2012, 03:40 PM
What is it? Gotta pic?

x2 :agree:

France
01-07-2012, 04:24 PM
Have drooled over his website many times. x3 on the pic/info request.

KimosTherapy
01-07-2012, 04:34 PM
Brah!

Why did you post? You're so vague ... not posting pictures ... no video clip ... what tone woods is your uke made of ... you don't even tell us what size your uke is. C'mon Brah, you can do mo bettah than that!

Just sayin' Brah.

Joshypogi
01-07-2012, 04:39 PM
What is the wait time for DaSilva custom ukes?

Kanaka916
01-07-2012, 06:14 PM
No reason to double post so I merged the replies with your first thread. If you do a review of the instrument, here are some simple guidelines to follow (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?15735-Ukulele-Review-Guidelines).

Ukukachoo
01-08-2012, 05:55 AM
I'm sorry. I would have to have my son post the pics. I can't do it. If you look at his instrument gallery, mine is similar to #220. It is darker with more contrast than the photo. Mine also has a cocobolo headstock which is beautiful. When Mike updates the pictures mine will be # 260. The wait time was longer than usual because of Mikes almost move to Hawaii. It was about 8 months. Well worth the wait! I'm not going to bash any other builders. I will just say this the first time I ever ever received a custom uke that was perfect. The first time I wasn't disappointed in one aspect of the build. I have had quite a few custom builds through the years. This one is the best. The fit and finish and sound are unbelievable! I ordered it never having seen or held a DaSilva in person. I fell in love with the look and quality of DaSilvas from photos and YouTube. Mike is a very nice person to deal with as well. He is very busy. Just be persistent. Call if you have to. You will get him in the shop sometime. Below is a link to pictures of the uke.

Ukukachoo
01-08-2012, 07:37 AM
http://65.55.237.105/att/GetAttachment.aspx?file=d45942d0-b965-4557-b04e-bcfd93bc8a2b.jpg&ct=aW1hZ2UvanBlZw_3d_3d&name=MjYwLUNNQ3VzdG9tLTEwMjQuanBn&inline=0&rfc=0&empty=False&imgsrc=&hm__login=robert42231&hm__domain=hotmail.com&ip=10.15.142.8&d=d1730&mf=0&hm__ts=Sun%2c%2008%20Jan%202012%2018%3a36%3a17%20G MT&st=robert42231&hm__ha=01_1dff5bc729a80a56cfac78d7358fe5e17c266c02 c01c5a25f07f8b617e3efe16&oneredir=1 THIS THE LINK TO PHOTOS OF MY UKE.

PoiDog
01-08-2012, 07:55 AM
Did you spend about $5000 on it like Taylor wants for their uke?

I kid ... I kid ...

Ukukachoo
01-08-2012, 07:56 AM
To me friend this uke is perfect!

Drew Bear
01-08-2012, 09:06 AM
THIS THE LINK TO PHOTOS OF MY UKE.Link doesn't work for me. Congrats on a new uke that's perfect to you. That's what counts. Here's #220. What does the fir top sound like? Is the headstock logo always a tree?
http://ukemaker.com/images/UkeGallery/220-CMCustom-1024.jpg

Ukukachoo
01-08-2012, 10:57 AM
The fir top is loud,great sustain,not twangy, kind of mellow with an attitude. I think a uke has to be loud to sound good played low. My headstock logo is different it's a S with a line thru the top part of the S. Also, the headstock has a veneer of cocobolo rosewood over it. The uke is over all darker than 220 . Damn I wish you could open the link. Even though the photos don't do it justice

Ukukachoo
01-08-2012, 11:00 AM
I'll try again it's coming up bad request. The link worked a while ago http://65.55.237.105/att/GetAttachment.aspx?file=62705187-b4c5-4694-8c74-29f8600ef62d.jpg&ct=aW1hZ2UvanBlZw_3d_3d&name=MjYwLUNNQ3VzdG9tLTEwMjQuanBn&inline=0&rfc=0&empty=False&imgsrc=&hm__login=robert42231&hm__domain=hotmail.com&ip=10.15.142.8&d=d1730&mf=0&hm__ts=Sun%2c%2008%20Jan%202012%2018%3a46%3a13%20G MT&st=robert42231&hm__ha=01_0fea78032d4e6913a236946c34f119d8a6d33eb0 d19d54804c424fa368072ec7&oneredir=1

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-08-2012, 11:08 AM
Congratulations on finding your perfect ukulele!

mm stan
01-08-2012, 11:20 AM
Link to the pictures..does not work...BAD REQUEST..wow did not ever see that before...

Ukukachoo
01-08-2012, 11:39 AM
Thank you I'm sorry the link won't work. I don't know what else to do. When Mike updates the site it's #260.

pulelehua
01-08-2012, 11:56 AM
Mike's logo tree is from his name, Da Silva, "from the woods".

ukuleledaveey
01-08-2012, 12:58 PM
thats my dream one day to have a custom built by MR Da Silva :)

Jim T.
01-08-2012, 04:07 PM
Mike is a wonderfully talented luthier. The replica of an 1887 Dias soprano he made for me is not only accurate in every detail (koa back and sides, fir top), but is incredibly loud, with a wonderful tone, and superb action.

Ukukachoo
01-09-2012, 02:00 AM
I'm going to order the Dias replica.