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DeVineGuitars
09-11-2012, 12:43 PM
Here's a little tenor I just finished. Can't think of anything that makes me happier than Brazilian rosewood and redwood top!!!
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urcuzzn
09-11-2012, 12:45 PM
how much is that little beauty??

DeVineGuitars
09-11-2012, 12:52 PM
how much is that little beauty??
Sold! On it's way to Puapua.

ChrisRCovington
09-11-2012, 01:26 PM
Wow! Stunning as always! I always love to look at the photos you put up. Thanks for sharing.

hmgberg
09-11-2012, 02:04 PM
Incredible rosewood! Gorgeous instrument! Killing me!

Doc_J
09-11-2012, 02:41 PM
Very well done Eric. It is elegant yet not over adorned......perfect.

I'd love to hear it. I hope Puapua makes a video of it.

PhilUSAFRet
09-11-2012, 03:17 PM
I'll bet it sounds as good as it looks. Redwood my new favorite soundboard wood, especially with something like rosewood. :drool:

tattwo
09-11-2012, 04:35 PM
That is some tight redwood :drool:......Beautiful work as always

ukeeku
09-11-2012, 04:41 PM
Brazillion? that is a lot of wood!

bluesuke
09-11-2012, 04:44 PM
Great combination of woods. I bet it has a really well balanced sound

DeVineGuitars
09-11-2012, 06:07 PM
That is some tight redwood :drool:......Beautiful work as always
Love that tight redwood. This stuff was even hard to count. I lost count at 54 lines per inch in the center. The outside was more like 45, but I guess it will do.:rolleyes:

hawaii 50
09-12-2012, 07:23 AM
Love that tight redwood. This stuff was even hard to count. I lost count at 54 lines per inch in the center. The outside was more like 45, but I guess it will do.:rolleyes:

WOW..real nice!!
nice to see you on the site!! ..take care!

808boy
09-12-2012, 07:33 AM
Aloha Eric,
Another masterpiece, and more pictures to drool by.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-12-2012, 07:40 AM
Beautiful work!

Rubio MHS
09-12-2012, 07:47 AM
I'm against using Brazilian rosewood for musical instruments because it's an endangered species, but I did once own an old Stetson mandolin (I loaned it to my sister, and she left it in her car, where it broke). There are plenty of older instruments available made of Brazilian rosewood, and I don't see the need to make new ones.

stevepetergal
09-12-2012, 08:06 AM
Brazillion? that is a lot of wood!

No, that's a lot of roses.

stevepetergal
09-12-2012, 08:07 AM
I'm against using Brazilian rosewood for musical instruments because it's an endangered species, but I did once own an old Stetson mandolin (I loaned it to my sister, and she left it in her car, where it broke). There are plenty of older instruments available made of Brazilian rosewood, and I don't see the need to make new ones.

I'd love to be against this particular piece of rosewood. PLAYING IT.

ukulelepuapua
09-12-2012, 08:36 AM
This is amazing Eric, cant wait to see it today. For the rest of you; Ill make sure and get a video and plenty of pictures up ASAP!!!

-Sean

pulelehua
09-12-2012, 09:25 AM
I'm quite sure this would be salvaged Brazilian rosewood. I can't imagine Eric is going down and buying from dodgy Brazilian suppliers.

It's definitely my favourite Devine so far.

DeVineGuitars
09-12-2012, 11:43 AM
I'm quite sure this would be salvaged Brazilian rosewood. I can't imagine Eric is going down and buying from dodgy Brazilian suppliers.

It's definitely my favourite Devine so far.
Yes, it is salvaged from a structural beam from a building that was built in the early 1900's. You just don't see Brazilian like this stuff these days. It's pretty easy to tell the difference, it feels and sounds very different.

olgoat52
09-12-2012, 04:23 PM
Shipping a brazilian rosewood instrument sounds like it must be a real pain and more than a bit risky.

What is the neck? Spanish cedar? Mahogany?


Yes, it is salvaged from a structural beam from a building that was built in the early 1900's. You just don't see Brazilian like this stuff these days. It's pretty easy to tell the difference, it feels and sounds very different.

ukulelepuapua
09-12-2012, 05:53 PM
Shipping a brazilian rosewood instrument sounds like it must be a real pain and more than a bit risky.

What is the neck? Spanish cedar? Mahogany?

Try Curly Koa! :D

hawaii 50
09-20-2012, 04:04 PM
Here's a little tenor I just finished. Can't think of anything that makes me happier than Brazilian rosewood and redwood top!!!
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Congtratulations!! Eric..puapua sold your beautiful uke already..it lasted only 1 week..i could not afford it but i wanted to see how long it would last..maybe one day!Lol >> great work<< and congrats to the buyer who is very lucky to own such a beautiful ukulele!!