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saltytri
02-24-2013, 08:09 AM
Someone pointed out the other day that an importer is starting to market ukes under the name "Oņo". "Ono" of Southern Oregon is still in the picture and here are three new concerts to prove it.

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Claro walnut, myrtle with Alaska yellow cedar top and koa.

connor013
02-24-2013, 08:56 AM
Man, it's tough to choose the pick of that litter. They look great.

Macmuse
02-24-2013, 09:05 AM
Nope, not hard to choose the pick of that litter (for me, anyway). That walnut is what I've been looking for! Sigh. So want to see it complete and hear it played. :)

dkpianoman21
02-24-2013, 12:49 PM
Wow! Those are gorgeous! I would also have a hard time choosing...

whepper
02-24-2013, 12:56 PM
So you've been busy David! Those are three stunning ukes (especially the walnut). As an owner of an Ono (#10) I can only add this: great playability, acoustics & aesthetics. It's pro all the way. For me your ukes are the genuine Ono's.

Hippie Dribble
02-24-2013, 01:23 PM
beautiful looking instruments David. this is the real Ono. sweet, delicious, true to the name.

saltytri
02-24-2013, 02:57 PM
Thanks, gents. You are very kind!

I was going to do a set of tenors next but there seems to be some interest in the concerts so I could be persuaded to change my plan.

justinlcecil
02-24-2013, 03:15 PM
Are all of these spoken for?

saltytri
02-24-2013, 03:22 PM
Yes, they are.

uke552
02-24-2013, 04:42 PM
Beautiful "soon to be" ukes!

iDavid
02-24-2013, 10:39 PM
They look great and I bet they will sound even better.

Hippie Dribble
04-23-2013, 12:39 PM
some progress pics on the claro walnut and alaskan yellow cedar/myrtle concert ukes...

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Dan Uke
04-23-2013, 12:55 PM
some progress pics on the claro walnut and alaskan yellow cedar/myrtle concert ukes...


Is that yours Jon? That is sweet...I like how David keeps a very good build journal thread in LL.

pcspud
04-23-2013, 12:59 PM
Two lovely ukes you're getting Jon. I Especially like the walnut one

iDavid
04-23-2013, 04:26 PM
They both look great. I cannot decide which is prettier.

bluesuke
04-23-2013, 04:28 PM
some progress pics on the claro walnut and alaskan yellow cedar/myrtle concert ukes...

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Sooooo are both of those yours? ;)

mm stan
04-23-2013, 05:04 PM
some progress pics on the claro walnut and alaskan yellow cedar/myrtle concert ukes...

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Woo Hoo Eugene has his UAS back again ....yes yes congrats man....looking good mate

Macmuse
04-23-2013, 05:27 PM
Sigh.

Just reinforcing my desire to have one made by David in walnut. :)

saltytri
04-23-2013, 07:02 PM
Sigh.

Just reinforcing my desire to have one made by David in walnut. :)

It WILL happen! It's just your terrible luck to want one from the slowest uke builder in town.

iDavid
04-23-2013, 08:42 PM
Better slower, if the end result looks like these uke.

Hippie Dribble
04-24-2013, 02:34 PM
Sooooo are both of those yours? ;)

They are Perry, as long as I can find a way to pay for them.

Feeling very comfortable with the uke collection these days...I kinda found my dream soprano and tenor. I have a bari for when the urge hits. And with these and your CB on order the concert base is well and truly covered too.

I will post more pics as soon as David updates me.

The walnut uke is a slightly longer scale - 16" inch as opposed to the standard 15" - and will make for a nice sound comparison with the standard scale redwood topped walnut CB concert.

justinlcecil
04-24-2013, 05:09 PM
I've never held a myrtle uke in my hands. Do they sound similar to any other tonewood? It is some pretty stuff. Something about that walnut though...truly beautiful stuff. Do you still have any of the walnut available David?

saltytri
04-24-2013, 06:03 PM
Oh, yes. I collect the stuff. And on Friday, I'll be going past a little mill in Northern California that specializes in figured walnut. Want me to pick out a nice board for you? :)

iDavid
04-24-2013, 07:07 PM
So, saltytir, should I go for the walnut or Myrtle on the concert?

dirtiestkidever
04-24-2013, 09:03 PM
The walnut is really stunning. Such beautiful wood, it looks really nice without any binding (or with very well matched binding I can't tell). But it was a nice decision either way. They are both gorgeous.

BIGDB
04-24-2013, 09:55 PM
That Claro walnut looks so nice

saltytri
04-25-2013, 03:54 AM
Nope, not hard to choose the pick of that litter (for me, anyway). That walnut is what I've been looking for! Sigh. So want to see it complete and hear it played. :)

Your box seems to be full. I tried to respond to your PM but couldn't.

Ahnko Honu
04-25-2013, 09:20 AM
All 3 are beautiful and as much as I love our native koa that walnut looks outstanding? A claro walnut pineapple with that grain would be a drean come true for me. Do you make pineapples?

saltytri
04-25-2013, 09:44 AM
Like this? :)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6854516557_7834a0e868_z.jpg

This a concert out of myrtle.

Kayak Jim
04-25-2013, 09:54 AM
That is stunning!

iDavid
04-25-2013, 11:32 AM
Like this? :)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6854516557_7834a0e868_z.jpg

This a concert out of myrtle.

Looks great! Would an all Myrtle or all Walnut vary much in tone or volume?

justinlcecil
04-25-2013, 03:18 PM
Please. I do prefer the look of the figured walnut but the myrtle is stunning stuff and very unique.
Oh, yes. I collect the stuff. And on Friday, I'll be going past a little mill in Northern California that specializes in figured walnut. Want me to pick out a nice board for you? :)

saltytri
04-25-2013, 04:04 PM
Looks great! Would an all Myrtle or all Walnut vary much in tone or volume?

There really isn't a yes or no answer. Most if not all species that are used as tonewood vary widely in properties, even within the same tree. It is the hope of a builder to select wood that is appropriate no matter what the species and to build in a way that yields good results.

iDavid
04-25-2013, 04:40 PM
There really isn't a yes or no answer. Most if not all species that are used as tonewood vary widely in properties, even within the same tree. It is the hope of a builder to select wood that is appropriate no matter what the species and to build in a way that yields good results.

Well said, so I guess I should just pick what looks good.

Macmuse
04-25-2013, 06:09 PM
Your box seems to be full. I tried to respond to your PM but couldn't.

Oops. Fixed that. :)

CTurner
04-26-2013, 02:33 AM
Please be sure to show what the claro walnut looks like after finishing; love that.

iDavid
04-28-2013, 01:03 AM
Show both and do a few videos in your share time. The more I look at these, the more I like that Myrtle and Cedar. Damn fine looking ukes.

Hippie Dribble
05-03-2013, 05:22 PM
Latest pics from David (thanks mate! :)):

the finish getting pretty close on the claro walnut now...sweet rosette too

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here's the alder neck and macassar ebony fretboard, maple position markers and headstock stripe to match the rosette

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Very stunning instrument. Can't wait until completion. As for the Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Myrtle, it's still in the very early stages of finish. More pics of that uke in due course... :)

Hippie Dribble
05-13-2013, 11:12 AM
oh, the claro walnut concert is very close now. WOW!

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mm stan
05-13-2013, 12:31 PM
Hmmm is Eugene on his buying sprees again... wow You lucky buggah....:iwant::)

PereBourik
05-13-2013, 03:21 PM
Like this? :)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6854516557_7834a0e868_z.jpg

This a concert out of myrtle.

Desire! (That's not the same as lust is it?)

Hippie Dribble
05-13-2013, 10:07 PM
Desire! (That's not the same as lust is it?)

I think that's the prettiest pineapple shaped uke I've ever seen

Hippie Dribble
05-13-2013, 10:11 PM
A final pic of the back, sides and neck before set-up

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dirtiestkidever
05-14-2013, 03:04 AM
I think that's the prettiest pineapple shaped uke I've ever seen

Funny, I was going to say the same thing about the walnut concert. The pineapple is awesome as well. I have always thought that pineapple ukes had a very casual sort of goofy look but this one is quite 'dignified'. Both very unique and incredibly beautiful ukes.

saltytri
05-20-2013, 06:58 AM
Finished at last!

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Claro walnut
16" scale
Macassar ebony fretboard and bridge
Alder neck with walnut stringer
Melamine high pressure laminate saddle and nut
Maple fretboard markers
Pore-filled and polished Tru-Oil finish
Southcoast Light Medium strings

wayfarer75
05-20-2013, 08:12 AM
Oh, that is nice!!!

NewKid
05-20-2013, 09:09 AM
Beauty! Great work David.

Jim Hanks
05-20-2013, 09:10 AM
Can't wait to hear it!

vanflynn
05-20-2013, 09:44 AM
Stunning, thanks for sharing

saltytri
05-20-2013, 10:22 AM
Can't wait to hear it!

I'm sure that Jon will oblige you soon! I won't, since he plays so much better and I would be embarrassed.

justinlcecil
05-20-2013, 10:43 AM
That is stunning. What did you use for the nut and saddle? The black is a super clean look. And is the stringer walnut as well?

CTurner
05-20-2013, 10:54 AM
An excellent and beautiful uke. I've never seen ebony on a uke that didn't look just great. Contrast with the walnut grain in this case is stunning. Sounds soon...?:)

iDavid
05-20-2013, 11:31 AM
Love the rosette!

Hippie Dribble
05-20-2013, 12:47 PM
WOW!!!!!!!! :drool::drool::drool: