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we tigers
02-02-2013, 03:11 AM
It has been quite a wait (since October) because an earlier version of my new uke died on a corner of the work bench, but it's finally here! This morning I was at last able to hold it in my hands and play it. Oah!

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/Covered%20Bridge%20Concert/7FB59492-2921-4838-9EEE-E869E63C7621-1525-000001A66DD23B2C_zpsfc05d9ec.jpg

It's every bit as beautiful as I thought it would be. Baby soft and with a beautiful harplike chime. Once adjusted to temp and humidity and after opening up a little and strings settling in, this is going to be incredible.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/Covered%20Bridge%20Concert/72920ED9-AD18-4726-BAAB-94FFA1802048-1369-000001935C7CE617_zps2c28a0ae.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/Covered%20Bridge%20Concert/DEA6C456-39EC-4989-A631-EDF72AEA622E-1369-0000019362B45BA5_zps19881e20.jpg

Thank you Terry and Perry for building such an incredible ukulele. The entire process has been a terrific journey!

we tigers
02-02-2013, 03:13 AM
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/Covered%20Bridge%20Concert/5E3A39AA-D726-438C-A838-264A800947B9-1525-000001A7461213CB_zps5112c805.jpg

One happy little strummer!
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/Covered%20Bridge%20Concert/6D004847-B275-436D-B021-66824A21AA5D-1369-000001974331F02C_zps2b57c785.jpg

wayfarer75
02-02-2013, 03:34 AM
Awesome! I'm so glad to see it in your hands!!

LifesShort
02-02-2013, 03:36 AM
Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!

GinnyT11
02-02-2013, 03:48 AM
What a happy day for you, Michael! I wish you much joy with it, PLUS many UU videos with Saskia with it. Congratulations!

we tigers
02-02-2013, 03:53 AM
Thanks!
We'll probably record a song tonight, Ginny! :)

bluesuke
02-02-2013, 05:05 AM
Michael we enjoyed the ride as well. It was a pleasure building it for you and the smile on your face is the best part

we tigers
02-02-2013, 08:03 AM
Thanks Perry!
I hope to play and record many songs with this beauty! I've been playing it of and on for a couple of hours today and the sound is improving already. This is some special little ukulele.

Dan Uke
02-02-2013, 08:20 AM
Cool...I was just checking out Hodge's and noticed I can see the whole rosette while this is partially covered by the fretboard. Is it because his is a tenor and this one is a concert? Just curious

bluesuke
02-02-2013, 08:50 AM
Cool...I was just checking out Hodge's and noticed I can see the whole rosette while this is partially covered by the fretboard. Is it because his is a tenor and this one is a concert? Just curious

That's part of it. Some times it is the width of the rosette. All of our ukes have 18 frets total and are 14 to the body

OldePhart
02-02-2013, 09:12 AM
Beautiful uke!

Hippie Dribble
02-02-2013, 09:29 AM
What a sweetheart, Michael. Just can't wait for some more clips from you and Saskia in 2013 with the CB on board. Happy new uke day mate! :)

Doc_J
02-02-2013, 10:34 AM
Congratulations Michael. Really enjoyed following its build.
That is a beauty. Can't wait to hear you play it.

we tigers
02-02-2013, 10:55 AM
and here we go!

this is how it sounds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybmdbNV7JwU

we tigers
02-02-2013, 10:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyQDIsQz24E

eor
02-02-2013, 11:55 AM
hey you guys


congrats on the new CB.


thats what i calll a sound sample, she looks and sounds great. mine opened up quite a bit.

I always like you guys vids

good luck
eor

keliiyama
02-02-2013, 02:40 PM
That is a beautiful piece of Redwood! Cherish her:)

uke552
02-02-2013, 07:03 PM
Very nice & congrats! Love that binding! Great video's too-thanks for sharing that uke with us!

we tigers
02-03-2013, 03:38 AM
Thanks guys!
Eor, good to hear about the opening up. I noticed a big improvement yesterday while playing it the first day. If this will continue over the coming weeks, it will be unparalleled. It already is my best sounding uke by far!

whepper
02-03-2013, 04:31 AM
I'm impressed by the sound of your CB! Redwood works out really well as top wood. Nice performances. My CB concert (redwood / claro) will hopefully be completed around the 1st half of March.

GinnyT11
02-03-2013, 01:34 PM
Both your songs are lovely! Saskia's improved glock is aiding your presentations too.
We'll expect to see you in every Season!

kvehe
02-03-2013, 01:49 PM
Beautiful CB, beautiful pix, great vids! Congratulations!

Doc_J
02-04-2013, 04:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyQDIsQz24E

Very cool. Great videos. Thanks.

glass
02-04-2013, 05:00 AM
Nice looking and sounded great!! Congrats on the new uke!!

Wongo
02-04-2013, 06:30 AM
Congratulations on your stunning new addition. It really is lovely

erivel
02-04-2013, 07:22 AM
The uke looks and sounds beautiful! Looking forward to hearing it in future videos. Congrats!

pcspud
02-04-2013, 09:52 AM
Great looking ukulele, and I love the sound!

ukulele64
02-08-2013, 12:26 PM
Great uke!!!

Love your videos. Fresh and original. The Covered Bridge sounds fantastic!!!