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KimUke
02-26-2012, 04:52 AM
http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/uketracker.php?trackingNumber=700&submit=Track

:) Lucky 700

vanflynn
02-26-2012, 05:48 AM
Beautiful. Hope you survive the wait!

shrink9
02-26-2012, 07:13 AM
I agree--very beautiful!

scason
02-26-2012, 07:38 AM
Nice grain on that. Wow!

AllenIsbell
02-26-2012, 07:46 AM
Nice wood!

uke552
02-26-2012, 07:46 AM
Oh my....please be sure to post pictures when that beauty arrives. Congrats and hope you have many, many years with her (him)! ;)

WOBster
02-26-2012, 07:48 AM
I love that wood! It will be a great uke!
and I will add: THANK YOU! for taking one of the sets of the "Homecoming Queen" myrtle...narrowed my decision making down! :)

mds725
02-26-2012, 07:53 AM
Yup, thoise "Homecoming Queen" sets were beautiful. I'm glad you got one of them! Picking the wood for my MM ukes made the wait for the build date to start a little easier, but it does elevate the level of anticipation. On the other hand, May will be here before you know it.

SailingUke
02-26-2012, 08:08 AM
As MDS said, now the anticipation.
The Myrtle makes a great instrument, I just got #615.
The woods from Char's body shop are extra special, you not only get a great sounding/playing ukulele, but one that is unique in looks.
There may be some very close, but none exactly like yours.

KimUke
02-26-2012, 08:28 AM
Thanks all. I'm struggling with some of the cosmetic decisions...but in a good way. The hardest decision has been choosing the binding. Part of me wants to go for the red - but I fear I may regret it down the road. I'm going with a very conservative look and trying to make the wood be the focal point. No rosette...and no abalone anywhere....

mm stan
02-26-2012, 08:41 AM
Congrats on the Mya Moe...yes keep it simple...I got a Koa soprano and it is the best way to go..light or dark binding, that is the question...

mds725
02-26-2012, 08:52 AM
Thanks all. I'm struggling with some of the cosmetic decisions...but in a good way. The hardest decision has been choosing the binding. Part of me wants to go for the red - but I fear I may regret it down the road. I'm going with a very conservative look and trying to make the wood be the focal point. No rosette...and no abalone anywhere....

I had a similar decision with my baritone (#669), which is using what Char calls "banana split" myrtle because of its range from yellow hues to dark hues. I thought about bloodwood for the binding, but I wanted something that focused more on one of the grain hues in the wood, and Char suggested walnut. One thing I did that was helpful: I went to the gallery page (under "instruments"), where you can select which ukuleles to see by wood type. Then I looked at different bindings to see what looked best to me. Walnut seemed more understated for my wood than bloodwood did. Good luck with your decisions, and definitiely ask Char for her opinion. She has a good eye for this sort of thing.

KimUke
02-26-2012, 08:52 AM
At first I was leaning toward dark...but after viewing the gallery a zillion times...I'm starting to think the lighter bindings look very elegant.

KimUke
02-26-2012, 08:55 AM
I had a similar decision with my baritone (#669), which is using what Char calls "banana split" myrtle because of its range from yellow hues to dark hues. I thought about bloodwood for the binding, but I wanted something that focused more on one of the grain hues in the wood, and Char suggested walnut. One thing I did that was helpful: I went to the gallery page (under "instruments"), where you can select which ukuleles to see by wood type. Then I looked at different bindings to see what looked best to me. Walnut seemed more understated for my wood than bloodwood did. Good luck with your decisions, and definitiely ask Char for her opinion. She has a good eye for this sort of thing.

Just checked yours out. :)

My configuration is set to Walnut right now too....but all of a sudden Maple looks interesting.

Freeda
02-26-2012, 08:56 AM
That is one gorgeous piece of wood!

KimUke
02-26-2012, 08:57 AM
As MDS said, now the anticipation.
The Myrtle makes a great instrument, I just got #615.
The woods from Char's body shop are extra special, you not only get a great sounding/playing ukulele, but one that is unique in looks.
There may be some very close, but none exactly like yours.

Wow...very nice...Have any of your own pictures?

KimUke
02-26-2012, 08:59 AM
That is one gorgeous piece of wood!

I'm having a hard time seeing it in "finished" form and trusting that the finished product will pop!

ChrisRCovington
02-26-2012, 09:49 AM
If you need me to try it out for you before you get it you can have them send it to my house first. I'll try it out for a few months and then I'll send it along to you. We wouldn't want you to get a substandard ukulele or anything. I will do this service free of charge :)

All joking aside the wood looks AWESOME! I can't wait til you get it and post a sound sample for all of us!

PhilUSAFRet
02-26-2012, 12:00 PM
gorgeous. Resembles some high grade banded agate I have in my lapidary shop.

connor013
02-26-2012, 12:21 PM
If I remember correctly, mya moe posted that myrtle a month or so ago as part of a new batch. If that's the case, you chose my favorite. Any chance I could live vicariously through you for a while... or ever?

Congrats, seriously, it's going to be a beauty.

KimUke
02-26-2012, 01:03 PM
It was on The Facebook page back in December - 4 sets I believe.

Thanks!

Trinimon
02-26-2012, 01:22 PM
You got a nice wood grain! Congrats!

SailingUke
02-26-2012, 06:20 PM
Thanks all. I'm struggling with some of the cosmetic decisions...but in a good way. The hardest decision has been choosing the binding. Part of me wants to go for the red - but I fear I may regret it down the road. I'm going with a very conservative look and trying to make the wood be the focal point. No rosette...and no abalone anywhere....

Let Char help you, she has a great artistic sense.
I was torn between koa and walnut. In the end I let Char use her judgement as to which looked better side by side.
The walnut binding on mine looks super.
The wood changes with finishing. My #615 has a lot of grain in the top, but the abalone rosette makes it all pop.
IMHO it does not detract from the grain, but adds to it.

tigersister
02-28-2012, 05:41 PM
Love it! In fact, I love it so much I'm getting it's little sister. Mine will be a concert and it doesn't start until the later part of August. I originally chose walnut for the binding too, but after Char sent me a pic with the other choices I ended up going with koa. Really, there is no bad choice for the binding. They all look great with these sets of myrtle.