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kvehe
08-28-2012, 06:17 AM
Announcing the arrival of Brian Griffin Tenor # 28, henceforth to be known as "The McLaren".

Red cedar/koa, extraordinarily handsome, lovely tone, great sustain, photos to follow once I (1) take them and (2) figure out how to post them.
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/kvehe/photo-4.jpg

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/kvehe/photo-1.jpg

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/kvehe/photo-3.jpg

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/kvehe/photo-2.jpg



Kathryn

Doc_J
08-28-2012, 06:34 AM
Announcing the arrival of Brian Griffin Tenor # 28, henceforth to be known as "The McLaren".

Red cedar/koa, extraordinarily handsome, lovely tone, great sustain, photos to follow once I (1) take them and (2) figure out how to post them.

Kathryn

Congratulations!

I've been wanting to try one his ukes.

Could you share a sound sample and picture or 2....please?

Patrick Madsen
08-28-2012, 06:49 AM
Congrats. Kathryn! I am so pleased to see the McLaren go to someone who will truly love and play the fella. I love the radiused neck Brian did on the last trio of Tenors, truly amazing fretboards.. I posted a few photos of "The Patrick" a while ago and also am figuring out how to do a sound sample.

Doc, you're going to be pleasently surprized by the sound of his ukes. B. will gladly send you a sound sample.

Sometimes a uke comes around that reminds us how blessed we are to have an instrument with such attitude. Griffins are that way.

vanflynn
08-28-2012, 06:52 AM
Congrats on the new uke. Looking forward to pics.

Hopefully you don't have anything else to do today!

kvehe
08-29-2012, 11:20 AM
I've added a few pictures, and apologize for my amateurish shots which do not do justice to this lovely instrument.

Kathryn

808boy
08-29-2012, 11:26 AM
WOW, STUNNING.........Congrats and enjoy....................

dkcrown
08-29-2012, 12:19 PM
Congrats Kathryn. Sure is pretty. How does it sound?

Hippie Dribble
08-29-2012, 12:23 PM
gee Kathryn it's gorgeous. That's some collection you have going mate. Can't wait to hear it. :)

Trinimon
08-29-2012, 12:24 PM
Congrats! She's a beauty. Is that Aquila Red Low G?

luluwrites
08-29-2012, 12:33 PM
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh....
That wood is GORGEOUS!


Announcing the arrival of Brian Griffin Tenor # 28, henceforth to be known as "The McLaren".

Red cedar/koa, extraordinarily handsome, lovely tone, great sustain, photos to follow once I (1) take them and (2) figure out how to post them.
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/kvehe/photo-4.jpg

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/kvehe/photo-1.jpg

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/kvehe/photo-3.jpg

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/kvehe/photo-2.jpg



Kathryn

Hippie Dribble
08-29-2012, 12:42 PM
another question Kat...what kind of strings are they? I wants ta get me a set of dem orange ones too :) so pretty

Steedy
08-29-2012, 02:23 PM
Oh WOW, that is a beautiful ukulele. I love that Cedar/Koa combo. Bet it sounds awesome! :shaka:

vanflynn
08-29-2012, 03:30 PM
Wow. All about it is Wow. From the headstock to the tail it's all Wow!

Congrats, love to hear a sound bite

mm stan
08-29-2012, 03:54 PM
Aloha Kat,
Woo hoo Your Griffin has arrive...Wow wow wow weeeee....it looks awesome....how many ukes in this last month...holy moly...this one looks really sweet...
Congratulations....can I test it for you..ha ha what strings does it have on?? love that spalted headstock veneer..just lovely all around...Happy Strummings..

smellofstrings
08-29-2012, 06:07 PM
Stunning headstock! Pretty pretty~~~

kvehe
08-30-2012, 02:32 PM
Thank you, all, for your kind words. I could not possibly (yet) produce a sound sample that would reproduce the lovely tone, as my skills are still close to non-existent (but I am learning!).

Eugene - the strings are Aurora (colorless Aquilas bought in bulk and dyed). They come in a variety of colors and are available as single- and multi-color packs from houseandmill.com (in the accessories section). They are available as soprano, concert, and tenor, and are $ 8.95 per pack. While The McLaren has a low G, I believe only a high G is available in the packs.

Stan - yes, I have been rather "active" in the last month, and I feel quite blessed to have such a lovely "uke spruik". I learn something new from at least one of them every day, and I thank the UU members who have made some of these available in the Marketplace.

Kathryn