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Eyeguy
03-21-2012, 03:17 PM
Based on many UU recommendations here (translate - enablers), I have picked up another tenor uke for use with the low G tuning. It is a circa 1950 Gibson TU-2. This mahogany lass is very very sweet and offers a nice contrast to my recently acquired Kanile'a koa tenor. Playability is excellent, tone exquisite, and it actually exceeded my expectations, which is hard to do for me considering how I typically elevate expectations to near mythical proportions when I'm hunting something. Here are the requisite pics:

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whit
03-21-2012, 03:20 PM
Very nice, and I completely understand. I also found myself acquiring a second tenor recently for the exact same excuse, er, reason!

Freeda
03-21-2012, 03:26 PM
Gorgeous! Nice pics too.

ukunuke
03-21-2012, 05:27 PM
Beautiful - I wish everyone here would stop putting bad ideas into my head . . . :D

gokidd
03-21-2012, 05:41 PM
Holy Cow, Eyeguy, you're playing a GoKidd Classic Model (more than a year old)!
It looks sweet. Do you already have it strung linear? Did you listen to it with re-entrant tuning first?
Come on. You can admit it. You're among Enablers...

Eyeguy
03-22-2012, 01:56 AM
Thanks folks - I feel very honored to own it and look forward to acquiring the necessary skills to do it justice.

gokidd - It came strung re-entrant with Worth clears, which I really like by the way. I have a set of low G's on the way as we speak. I may actually put the low G's on my Kanile'a and leave this Gibson as is.

Gwynedd
03-22-2012, 02:04 AM
I do the same--eleuke is low g, mahogany Mainland is high G. I love both.

And there is always an excuse for another uke, sad to say. They are like Lay's chips (can't have just one.)

gokidd
03-22-2012, 04:06 AM
gokidd - It came strung re-entrant with Worth clears, which I really like by the way. I have a set of low G's on the way as we speak. I may actually put the low G's on my Kanile'a and leave this Gibson as is.

Yes, try all the combos. I also prefer the Worth clears (CT and CT-LG)! I just bought some PHD strings by Ukulele Creations, but have yet to try them.

SailingUke
03-22-2012, 04:55 AM
Yes, try all the combos. I also prefer the Worth clears (CT and CT-LG)! I just bought some PHD strings by Ukulele Creations, but have yet to try them.

I have ORCA Low G on my Gibson Tenor, the ukulele seems to boom and has a sweet mellow voice.

Eyeguy
03-22-2012, 04:57 PM
Sailing, Maybe I will try the ORCA's next. BTW, is that 26 Gibson UB-2 a standard baritone uke or a banjo uke?