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DPO
05-30-2013, 01:09 PM
I have just completed this one based on the ubiquitous Gibson UB2.
Rim is Maple laminate with Rosewood accents. Neck is American Ash with a Rosewood stacked heel. Fretboard and headstock are Rosewood, position markers and headstock "cross" are Ash.Notched tension hoop with 18 tensioners, brass tone ring and calf skin vellum head. Planetary style geared tuners, Aquila strings. Resonator is Burr Walnut bound with faux tortoise shell, rather than fixing this with four screws as Gibson did, I made four brass dowels to hold the resonator on the rim. I just couldn't bring myself to put screws through the walnut :)
Hand crafted in New Zealand

Asking $700.00 plus shipping
Kind regards
Dennis

Video sound sample added

http://youtu.be/3qWF1B48HPE

TCK
05-30-2013, 02:11 PM
This is stunning work right here- got sound samples?

DPO
05-30-2013, 02:33 PM
This is stunning work right here- got sound samples?

Hi, Thanks for the kind words, I will work on getting some kind of sound sample up as soon as I can.
Kind Regards
Dennis

srpompon
05-30-2013, 03:57 PM
very very nice...... sound example please, ship from N. ZE.? paypal?

Thanks,

Pompon

DPO
05-30-2013, 04:34 PM
very very nice...... sound example please, ship from N. ZE.? paypal?

Thanks,

Pompon
Hi I am working on a sound sample and will post it as soon as I can. Shipping is from NewZealand, if you are in the US approx $60 to $70 , paypal is fine.
Kind Regards
Dennis

DPO
05-31-2013, 03:10 PM
Video sound sample added
Dennis

Texangal
05-31-2013, 03:15 PM
Hi. It says the video is private when I follow the link.

DPO
05-31-2013, 04:01 PM
Hi. It says the video is private when I follow the link.

Sorry my mistake :o , it should be public now.

Dennis

Texangal
05-31-2013, 04:18 PM
Yes, it is working now. What a beautiful instrument!

DPO
06-01-2013, 11:40 AM
Yes, it is working now. What a beautiful instrument!

Thanks for the kind words.
Best regards
Dennis

Hippie Dribble
06-01-2013, 01:00 PM
Wow Dennis! Stunningly beautiful and a sound to match!

lakesideglenn
06-02-2013, 02:26 AM
That's a real beauty Dennis! Is the resonator removable so it can be played with an open back?

DPO
06-02-2013, 09:55 AM
That's a real beauty Dennis! Is the resonator removable so it can be played with an open back?

Yes. It is held on with four brass dowels. On and off in seconds.
Regards
Dennis

DPO
06-02-2013, 04:26 PM
Wow Dennis! Stunningly beautiful and a sound to match!

Thanks for the kind words.
Kind regards
Dennis

DPO
06-08-2013, 11:57 PM
Bump. Still for sale.
Regards
Dennis

DPO
06-13-2013, 10:39 PM
Thanks to everyone who commented and pm'd me the banjo uke is now sold.
Kind regards
Dennis