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Joshypogi
01-31-2012, 09:43 AM
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Just recently aquired a Compass Rose figured maple sunburst tenor in pretty new condtion. This is my first compass rose uke and would like to know what are the numbers stamped on the top of the headplate...has an 06 and 02 stamp. I would like to know if anyone has any info on what this means.

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gyosh
01-31-2012, 11:16 AM
I don't know personally, but I'm sure you can ask here: http://www.renaissanceguitars.com/

Nice uke!!

Caboose66
01-31-2012, 11:45 AM
I have a Compass Rose and I always assumed it was a serial number.

dredey
01-31-2012, 11:57 AM
Damn that's nice.

Doc_J
01-31-2012, 12:06 PM
33049

Just recently aquired a Compass Rose figured maple sunburst tenor in pretty new condtion. This is my first compass rose uke and would like to know what are the numbers stamped on the top of the headplate...has an 06 and 02 stamp. I would like to know if anyone has any info on what this means.

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I'm not certain but I think the first one (06) is the year it was made (2006). Mine was made in 2010 and has 10 stamped on one side. The other may be the number of uke made in that year. This is just my guess.

Dan Uke
01-31-2012, 01:58 PM
I remember seeing this uke somewhere...I hope you like it

Joshypogi
01-31-2012, 02:20 PM
Aloha All:

I just got a email reply from Rick of renaissance guitars and he said "06" is for 2006 and "02" is the second uke made for that year.

Doc_J was right.

Caboose66
01-31-2012, 02:53 PM
Apparently, 2011 was a busy year. Mine is a 2011 and it is #279. I wonder how any Compass Rose ukes were made in 2011?

Rick?

saltytri
01-31-2012, 03:55 PM
#282 here.

Caboose66
01-31-2012, 04:59 PM
#282 here.

From 2011? Cool...ours are almost sisters ;). What does yours look like?

Dean

saltytri
01-31-2012, 06:48 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6799739185_b90b684c2a.jpg

How about yours?

Joshypogi
01-31-2012, 06:52 PM
That's beautiful! What type of strings do you use?




http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6799739185_b90b684c2a.jpg

How about yours?

saltytri
01-31-2012, 07:04 PM
I haven't changed the ones that came with it. They appear to be Aquila Nylgut with wound low G. The sound is very nice and I don't plan to experiment just yet.

foxfair
01-31-2012, 07:34 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6799739185_b90b684c2a.jpg

How about yours?

Is this the Koa tenor appeared in Gryphon Strings few weeks ago?

BTW shameless promotion: Compass Rose uke owner and fan group is here
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php?groupid=224

Back to OT: I didn't notice that there is a serial number on headstock, might check it when I go back home tonight.
Mine is Western Red Cedar top, Sycamore side/back dark grain. glossy finish.

ukulelecowboy
01-31-2012, 11:49 PM
You should join the new Compass Rose Owners and Fans group the recently started on UU here:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php?groupid=224

Mike

foxfair
02-01-2012, 12:19 AM
#282 here.
#284 here. even closer... :)

Plainsong
02-01-2012, 12:58 AM
I am seething with jealousy of all if you. I thought you should know. :D

dkcrown
02-01-2012, 01:10 AM
I don't own and haven't played a Compass Rose, but at some point I would like the chance for both. I have heard nothing but great things about them from people that own one, especially how they sound. And some of Rick's sycamore tenors that I have seen are just stunning. But I don't care for the numeric date stamps on top of the headstock. They look "assembly line" and detract from the appearance of the uke, IMO. I think that something hand written on the sticker inside the soundhole is classier and lends more of a hand made, not manufactured, touch to an ukulele.

saltytri
02-01-2012, 02:33 AM
Is this the Koa tenor appeared in Gryphon Strings few weeks ago?

Yes. I was powerless to resist.

I joined the group in spite of what Groucho Marx supposedly said: "I wouldn't want to belong to any club that would have me as a member." ;)

Caboose66
02-01-2012, 03:15 AM
#11-279. Also via Gryphon Strings. Had been perusing their site and snagged this one before the ink was dry on the web-site posting... before they even had any pictures up. They were great about hurrying up and posting pix whilst placing the uke on hold for me - even played it over the phone for me so I could hear what she sounded like (sort of) :). Once I saw the pix, I couldn't resist and have been very happy with it since

Thanks for the heads-up about the group... I'll mosey over there now.

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Cheers, Dean

Rick Turner
02-04-2012, 06:38 PM
The second number is the actual sequential number since we started making them except for a very few prototypes. So that's the second one made in production, not the second one from that year necessarily (though that early, it is...).

As for the serial numbers stamped in...well, it's permanent and that way it cannot be altered other than by sanding the tip of the peghead. And so many people ask me where the serial numbers are on our instruments that I don't think that anybody seriously interested in our ukes, guitars, or basses really gives a damn. If that's all it takes to turn you away from one of my ukes, then please by all means get something else, there are plenty of great ukes out there in my price range by other makers. The last thing I need are clients who object to the tip of the peghead!