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Doc_J
12-01-2012, 06:55 PM
A new Sideways 8 Monkey Pod Tenor by Andrew Gibson arrived at the house today.
I'm quite impressed by the finish and sound. I'll do a full review later on after I've had it a while.
You can see more of Andrew's work at http://www.sideways8uke.com and www.gibsonwoodworking.com

Here's a few pics and day-one sound sample (it will only get better!).
For some reason I have tuned 1 step down, sounds superb with the Aquila strings on it. Hard to believe the finish is just Tru-oil, it is so smooth with a light gloss.

https://www.box.com/s/ab9pnb2vr1rb83gaup8q

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=45982&d=1354422535
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=45991&d=1354423181
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=45990&d=1354423156
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=45988&d=1354422941

Doc_J
12-01-2012, 06:59 PM
More pics
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=45987&d=1354422830
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=45983&d=1354422590
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=45984&d=1354422642
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=45986&d=1354422766

Patrick Madsen
12-01-2012, 07:06 PM
Looks and sounds great Doc. Looks like it has a radiused fretboard.

Doc_J
12-01-2012, 07:10 PM
Looks and sounds great Doc. Looks like it has a radiused fretboard.

Yes, the fretboard is radiused, and that plus a nice low action make fretting a breeze on it.

joekulele
12-01-2012, 07:15 PM
Wow! That is a beauty. I love the grain and the finish. Sweeeeet!
-joe

Dan Uke
12-01-2012, 07:26 PM
Sounds very mellow...I would like to hear it normal tuning just so my ears could compare.

000Kanaka000
12-01-2012, 07:30 PM
Can't beat them for the price for sure.

kvehe
12-01-2012, 07:52 PM
Beautiful, congratulations, super!

mm stan
12-01-2012, 08:32 PM
Congrats Doc,
she looks well crafted and beautiful...and sounds nice...Happy Strummings

dkcrown
12-02-2012, 01:42 AM
Very nice looking and sounding uke, Doc. A real looker. You are amassing quite a collection. Probably one of the most diverse I have seen.

CTurner
12-02-2012, 02:29 AM
Wow, Doc, that is one lovely uke. I had not seen the Sideways site before. I find the speckling/spotting in the wood a real winner. Wonder what the instrument might sound like <up> one step over C? I don't think I've ever played a uke with radiused fretboard and should look into that. Congratulations!

paw123los
12-02-2012, 04:40 AM
It's nice to see more and more people admire Andrew's work. I am also a happy owner of a Sideways Eights Monkeypod tenor - and I love it !

I have posted on youtube two clips with Savarez strings and tuned normally .. The youtube sound quality is maybe not perfect - but you can compare with aquilas.

It opened up a lot since the time I recorded those videos - and I mean A LOT !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXz6zHEBi3k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgDaH5H_wjU

I hope you dont mind Doc for this little thread hijacking :) - but I think Andrew's instruments deserve attention :)

Doc_J
12-02-2012, 05:24 AM
It's nice to see more and more people admire Andrew's work. I am also a happy owner of a Sideways Eights Monkeypod tenor - and I love it !

I have posted on youtube two clips with Savarez strings and tuned normally .. The youtube sound quality is maybe not perfect - but you can compare with aquilas.

It opened up a lot since the time I recorded those videos - and I mean A LOT !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXz6zHEBi3k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgDaH5H_wjU

I hope you dont mind Doc for this little thread hijacking :) - but I think Andrew's instruments deserve attention :)

Please go ahead, I totally agree. BTW Great playing Pawel!

I had to smile when when I read the uke's label "Sideways Eight, Because Gibson was taken"

paw123los
12-02-2012, 05:38 AM
BTW Great playing Pawel!

Thank you !


I had to smile when when I read the uke's label "Sideways Eight, Because Gibson was taken"

Me too.
I also love the smile on my friends faces when I show them this ukulele for the first time, and they look inside at the label.

Doc_J
12-02-2012, 09:36 AM
Sounds very mellow...I would like to hear it normal tuning just so my ears could compare.

Daniel, I cranked it up a note, to regular C-tuning.

https://www.box.com/s/178fz7e7riiejjnbr6bk

Mouthy1
12-02-2012, 02:17 PM
Really beautiful work! Love the finish!