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Caught2
07-16-2012, 09:50 AM
The UPS person delivered my birthday present today. An Iriguchi ukulele. I decided 50 was a milestone birthday and so I asked Dave Iriguchi to build one of his ukes for me. The process took about 6 weeks. Dave's signature ukes have a "keystone" shape, similar to a pineapple. My tenor is all maple. The top and back are blonde curly maple, the sides are birdseye maple, and the neck is maple too. The body is built slightly shallow, not nearly as thin as a Kala travel uke. So far I am pleased with my present! A photo abulm can be seen here (http://iriguchiukuleles.com/portfolio-item/roni-keystone-tenor-ukulele-in-curly-birdseye-maple/).

PoiDog
07-16-2012, 09:55 AM
Hey, congrats on both your milestone and your new toy!

carolani
07-16-2012, 09:58 AM
Happy Birthday!!!! What a great present!!!

dkcrown
07-16-2012, 10:01 AM
Congrats on your new Iriguchi and on hitting the big 50

kvehe
07-16-2012, 10:42 AM
Congratulations and happy birthday!

Kathryn

SailQwest
07-16-2012, 10:55 AM
Congrats on the lovely new uke and Happy Birthday! Today is my Mom's 70th. :)

Ronnie Aloha
07-16-2012, 11:00 AM
Congrats on the lovely new uke and Happy Birthday! Today is my Mom's 70th. :)

Congrats on both! I was fortunate to have Chuck Moore build an uke for my 50th!

luluwrites
07-16-2012, 11:05 AM
So delicate-looking. Just beautiful.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

hmgberg
07-16-2012, 11:05 AM
Congratulations! Very unique style. Happy Birthday!

GinnyT11
07-16-2012, 11:11 AM
What a great idea to treat yourself to something special for your 50th. It will be a very special uke for you. That wood is sensational!

missameeames
07-16-2012, 11:22 AM
Happy Birthday and congrats on the new uke! It's gorgeous. :D

frets alot
07-16-2012, 11:25 AM
Happy Birthday...she's beautiful. Gee, I hit 50 next year. Now you've got me thinking.......:drool:

PhilUSAFRet
07-16-2012, 12:42 PM
Happy Birthday and congratulations. I am waiting to find my perfect curley or flamed or ???? spectacular maple uke. I'd love to hear this one.

vanflynn
07-16-2012, 12:45 PM
Happy birthday and congrats on the new Uke. Give us a review once the smile wears off!

OldePhart
07-16-2012, 01:12 PM
Happy birthday and congrats on the great uke (need to see some pictures though or it didn't really happen.. :) ).

ukuLily Mars
07-16-2012, 02:11 PM
Happy birthday (slightly belated)! Many happy years with your beautiful new 'uke.

mm stan
07-16-2012, 03:12 PM
Happy Belated Birthday and congrats on your new uke...Happy Strummings.....

TCK
07-16-2012, 03:32 PM
Dave's Ukes are incredible- congratulations, Happy Birthday, and here's to fifty years of playing it

connor013
07-16-2012, 03:39 PM
Congrats and happy birthday!

That is one pretty uke. I dig the sound hole.

Nickie
07-16-2012, 05:09 PM
Late happy birthday and congratulations!

Caught2
07-16-2012, 05:11 PM
Thanks to everyone for all of the well wishes.

Doc_J
07-16-2012, 05:23 PM
Great looking uke, and HBD. Now let us here how it sounds.

sukie
07-16-2012, 07:12 PM
I'm late to the party, but... Welcome to the club ( in your fifties). That's a beautiful ukulele. Enjoy!

Trinimon
07-16-2012, 07:14 PM
Awesome birthday treat! Congrats on the uke and happy birthday!

consitter
07-16-2012, 07:19 PM
Beautiful ukulele. Congratulation on owning it and happy birthday.

mds725
07-16-2012, 07:41 PM
Happy half-century! And congrats on the beautiful new ukulele! What a great way to commemmorate a milestone birthday!

molokinirum
07-19-2012, 08:03 AM
Happy half-century! And congrats on the beautiful new ukulele! What a great way to commemmorate a milestone birthday!

Couldn't agree more!!! :agree: Way to go and what a beautiful new uke to mark the milestone!!!

Prius23
07-19-2012, 10:12 AM
Caught2, you are 50 years young. Cheers to the next 50 years of playing your beautiful new toy.!