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Tudorp
11-01-2012, 07:32 AM
I have one of my projects from a couple years ago when I was rebuilding some of Bruce Wei's ukes to make them play nicely. This is one I fell in love with, and kept for myself. I find myself not playing tenor much, and tend to gravitate to sopranos, and sometimes concerts. With my "issues", I just have a hard time holding onto or playing anything larger than a concert. I decided to take this one, and see if I can find a nice soprano or concert. I was forced to sell off some of my ukes a couple years ago due to medical bills, and ended up having to sell my beloved "Bango" banjo uke. I would like to find another one. I would love a slingerland, or even a Gibson UB, or a standard Koaloha soprano (I know the UB or the Koaloha is a huge stretch, but a man can dream can't he?). But at any rate, I will entertain a trade for a nice soprano or even a concert for my customized Wei. I have no idea what value to put on it, but I paid $250 for the uke originally before I did the work on it. I added an under bridge pickup, refinished, set up with a nice playing low action, and finished in a nitro lacquer clear. It plays wonderfully, with a very nice mahogany tone. Those that bought my refurbished Wei ukes have been very happy with them, including even a couple profesional musicians that are still playing them. So, again, not sure how to place a trade value, but I would like to see what I might be willing to trade it for. So, without further adue. Here it is, it's a nice looking, and playing tenor.

I'm not really interested in selling, but if the right trade comes along, I'll know when I see it..

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Tudorp/mahog1.jpg

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Tudorp/Barter%20Stuff/P1040894.jpg

Thanks, and God Bless..

anthonyg
11-01-2012, 11:36 AM
The headstock dates it as an older Brucwei instrument. My favourite brucewei instrument has the same headstock. Just my two bobs worth.

Anthony

Tudorp
11-02-2012, 07:10 AM
Here are a couple sound bites... Excuse the crappy playing, I don't have the dexterity in my hands like I should due to my stroke. But, I still give it a shot anyway.. ;)

The first one is plugged into a Line 6 amp. The 2nd is acustic.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjKbHrKAKsM&list=UUshxFO0i9JIhr5i55Ne2RCQ&index=2&feature=plcp

Tudorp
11-02-2012, 07:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyDljFkyud4&list=UUshxFO0i9JIhr5i55Ne2RCQ&index=1&feature=plcp

ksiegel
11-02-2012, 11:45 AM
Here are a couple sound bites... Excuse the crappy playing, I don't have the dexterity in my hands like I should due to my stroke. But, I still give it a shot anyway.. ;)

The first one is plugged into a Line 6 amp. The 2nd is acustic.



The playing is fine, Tony - it is just a crappy song. (My version of Hell has a Led Zeppelin soundtrack...)


-Kurt