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bobmyers
03-05-2012, 12:44 PM
Well Rick Turner is alive and well, my new Compass Rose custom tenor is unbelievable, judge for yourselves from pics enclosed. Its perfect in every way, solid Sycamore body , back and sides, Red Cedar face. As pretty as any I have ever seen and sounds beautiful, its the lightest tenor I ever used and the susTain is unbelievable. I waited a good two months past its promised delivery date, but it was worth every minute.
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TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-05-2012, 12:46 PM
Gorgeous! Congratulations.

caukulele
03-05-2012, 12:51 PM
That looks exceptional. A real beauty. Will you post a sound sample?

connor013
03-05-2012, 12:51 PM
Man, that's almost so pretty it hurts to look at. I had no idea sycamore could have such beautiful depth in its grain pattern. You're going to have to learn Desdemona's song now.

Congrats, Bob. I think that one's a keeper.

KimosTherapy
03-05-2012, 12:52 PM
CONGRATS on your new Compass Rose uke!!! She's a BEAUTY!!!

Ronnie Aloha
03-05-2012, 01:21 PM
Wow, love the light colors on the woods.

Hippie Dribble
03-05-2012, 01:24 PM
beautiful ukulele, congratulations Bob!

rem50
03-05-2012, 02:00 PM
congrats! Looks well worth the wait.

Doc_J
03-05-2012, 02:03 PM
Congratulations. That red cedar top looks great on the sycamore body. A perfect combination.

Rick Turner
03-05-2012, 02:09 PM
Thanks for posting, Bob.

I really need to give longer lead times for anything ordered in the fall or early winter. This happens every year...from T-Day to the NAMM show everything here takes twice as long as I think/hope it will what with my luthiers taking vacations, with long holiday weekends, and with the inevitable crunch to get a bunch of stuff ready to show at NAMM.

And I'm really liking matching the sycamore back and sides with cedar or spruce tops. The difference in the woods enhances the richness of the sound in subtle ways.

Coming soon we'll make another few really out there ones...the "Harlequins" with two different woods for each half of the top, back, and sides.

kaizersoza
03-05-2012, 02:31 PM
absolutely stunning uke congratulations, beautiful grain effect with the sycamore

Nickie
03-05-2012, 02:37 PM
Wow! That is a beautiful ukulele! I don't dare ask what it cost. Congratulations, I bet it sounds wonderful.

SuzukHammer
03-05-2012, 02:56 PM
Very nice. I need to try one of his ukes out when I make it back to the states.

pepamahina
03-05-2012, 03:49 PM
Super lovely uke! How does it sound? Do you like your cedar top?

mm stan
03-05-2012, 03:57 PM
Congratulations bob...wow how does the compass rose compare to your Santa Cruz.....wondering minds wanna know....

kirc
03-05-2012, 04:33 PM
That is gorgeous

mds725
03-05-2012, 08:05 PM
Congratulations! You have yourself a beautiful ukulele! I've had a chance to play a few Compass Rose ukes at Gryphon Strings, and they're exquisite instruments.

Gwynedd
03-05-2012, 10:41 PM
That is amazing work. Thanks for the pics, I enjoyed seeing it.

Plainsong
03-06-2012, 03:47 AM
Oh you evil people and your pictures of Compass Roses. I'm trying to save up for a watch over here, you're not making that easy, just so you know. ;)

Seriously dude, congrats on the awesome uke.

Tudorp
03-06-2012, 06:52 AM
Jeesh that is beautiful. I wish I could afford that old coot's work, lol.. Good on ya yet again Rick. My dream is to someday have a Compass Rose. Many have the K brand dream ukes, many all well worth dreaming for. But, mine is one of Rick's Compass Roses. Nice.. really nice.

ukulelecowboy
03-06-2012, 07:23 AM
Gorgeous instrument. Play it in the best of health. And if you haven't yet, swing by the Compass Rose Owners group and join:

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

Thanks.

mm stan
03-06-2012, 07:26 AM
Very nice. I need to try one of his ukes out when I make it back to the states.
Woa Frankie..Not another uke...LOL control bruddah.

Drew Bear
03-06-2012, 07:55 AM
Woa Frankie..Not another uke...LOL control bruddah.
LOL...Bruddah Stan, watch you don't throw stones in your glass house while you're waiting for your Collings to arrive. ;) I always imagine your place looks something like this...except with better ukes:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b75/ADDmodeler/Ukes/WallOfUkulele2.jpg

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?42623-Uke-Room-New-Photos-of-the-Collection

ukulelecowboy
03-06-2012, 08:09 AM
Better ukes?

Uh, Drew, that's a peek into the ukulele/rehearsal room of The Ukulele Cowboy Society. Except for a few strays, your looking at a very fine collection (if I do say so myself) of Harmony Ukuleles. The company which single handedly built the North American Ukulele industry!!!
LOL

gokidd
03-06-2012, 08:26 AM
That is a gorgeous instrument, Bob.
Congratulations and best wishes.
Oh, to be a fly on the sound port ...
Other Bob

Drew Bear
03-06-2012, 09:25 AM
Better ukes?

Uh, Drew, that's a peek into the ukulele/rehearsal room of The Ukulele Cowboy Society. Except for a few strays, your looking at a very fine collection (if I do say so myself) of Harmony Ukuleles. The company which single handedly built the North American Ukulele industry!!!
LOL
Apologies, Mike. No offense intended. I'm relatively new to the uke world and did not know the historical significance of the instruments in that photo. I just picked one I thought appropriate from an image search and didn't notice the originating site.

OldePhart
03-06-2012, 12:00 PM
LOL...Bruddah Stan, watch you don't throw stones in your glass house while you're waiting for your Collings to arrive. ;) I always imagine your place looks something like this...except with better ukes:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b75/ADDmodeler/Ukes/WallOfUkulele2.jpg

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?42623-Uke-Room-New-Photos-of-the-Collection

Heh, heh. If you guys aren't careful some relative is going to turn you in and you'll find yourselves on the TV show "Hoarders." LOL

John

ukulelecowboy
03-06-2012, 01:13 PM
Apologies, Mike. No offense intended. I'm relatively new to the uke world and did not know the historical significance of the instruments in that photo. I just picked one I thought appropriate from an image search and didn't notice the originating site.

Drew,

No offence taken. LOL

I was mostly kidding. Though the Harmony Company did do alot to bring ukulele "awareness" to the masses, I would take a Collings anyday over a Harmony. As long, of course, that it was a baritone...

And as far as our collection? I know, we have a problem...

johntz
03-07-2012, 02:17 AM
Gorgeous Uke. Play it in good health. I love the wood combonation.

localmana
03-07-2012, 11:50 AM
Welcome to the CR club. I got mine with Cedar Top and Rosewood body. My pride and joy.
Enjoy.

foxfair
03-07-2012, 01:16 PM
Nice, grats!