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rem50
04-16-2013, 04:06 PM
.....until then I will keep you all updated here. Today I sent off a money order to Jerry at Boat Paddle Ukes to get myself my first tenor uke. I am buying a kayak model with mahogany back and sides and a spruce top! there are a couple in front of me but at least I am in line :) He was great. I had a bunch of questions about wood and construction and he kindly answered them all. I also asked if he would look around for a piece of wood that might not be the best looking, ie.. have a little character, that he thought others may not want but still do the job. I like for my ukes to be identifiable when beside similar ukes. It will also be a matte finish. I really like that. I bought a mandolin 13 years ago like that and I think it just gets better looking with age. Can't wait to post pics! Rem

fumanshu
04-16-2013, 04:11 PM
congrats for your first tenor uke!!!! keep us updated!!

https://soundcloud.com/baouke

kvehe
04-16-2013, 04:12 PM
Congratulations in advance! My first "good" uke was a Boat Paddle 12-fret tenor; I know you'll love the kayak, and look forward to pix!

AKuker
04-16-2013, 04:24 PM
Add my congratulations as well! Looking forward to seeing it!

soupking
04-16-2013, 04:29 PM
Love the Kayaks! And also love this video here...


http://youtu.be/Hne-2y9Hncw

Doc_J
04-16-2013, 05:02 PM
.....until then I will keep you all updated here. Today I sent off a money order to Jerry at Boat Paddle Ukes to get myself my first tenor uke. I am buying a kayak model with mahogany back and sides and a spruce top! there are a couple in front of me but at least I am in line :) He was great. I had a bunch of questions about wood and construction and he kindly answered them all. I also asked if he would look around for a piece of wood that might not be the best looking, ie.. have a little character, that he thought others may not want but still do the job. I like for my ukes to be identifiable when beside similar ukes. It will also be a matte finish. I really like that. I bought a mandolin 13 years ago like that and I think it just gets better looking with age. Can't wait to post pics! Rem

Good choice. I am a big fan of Jerry's Boat Paddle Ukes. Excellent sounding uke, regardless of the price.

mm stan
04-16-2013, 05:04 PM
Congrats on the new boat paddle....I had an oppertunity to get one a few weeks ago....but I am broke....I spent all my uke money...keep us updated....

rem50
04-17-2013, 07:36 AM
Thank you! I loved it.... Do all the ukes come already knowing that song ???? :)
Love the Kayaks! And also love this video here...


http://youtu.be/Hne-2y9Hncw

UkerDanno
04-17-2013, 07:41 AM
Congrats on the new boat paddle....I had an oppertunity to get one a few weeks ago....but I am broke....I spent all my uke money...keep us updated....

huh?! no credit cards?!?!?! :D

OldePhart
04-17-2013, 02:24 PM
Loved that vid - got me all fired up for UWC (like I wasn't, already).

To the OP, congrats on the order!

John

rem50
04-18-2013, 04:59 AM
Thanks all!!!! Cannot wait....... but have to. Ugh!

hoosierhiver
04-18-2013, 05:15 AM
Boat Paddles are a great deal for anyone wanting a US made custom uke.

strumsilly
04-18-2013, 06:12 AM
I got to play a few on my recent trip to St Louis. played a few boat paddles at the Folk Shop. and a beauty [trad.] at the fight club jam. very nice ukes.

rem50
04-21-2013, 02:31 PM
I am excited! I love american made! :)
Boat Paddles are a great deal for anyone wanting a US made custom uke.

rem50
04-21-2013, 02:36 PM
Got a few pics from Jerry about wood. I told him the final decision was his but I was looking for something with a few "flaws" (as long as it would not effect sound or build) Here is a couple pics of some wood he sent. The first is mahogany and the one with knots is padauk (?)
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Can't wait!
I got to play a few on my recent trip to St Louis. played a few boat paddles at the Folk Shop. and a beauty [trad.] at the fight club jam. very nice ukes.

rem50
04-22-2013, 09:50 AM
Got an email from Jerry! Decisions have been made! Going with mahogany back and sides and spruce top! He said he will be starting on it by the end of the week! Yahoo! Will post pics as I get them! Let the countdown begin..... in a few days :)