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saltytri
07-19-2013, 09:16 AM
I'm posting this new concert while under construction so that a buyer can have certain choices of options. The body is all quartersawn myrtle, the neck is Honduras mahogany (with carbon fiber reinforcement) and the fretboard is rosewood. The fretboard is cantilevered and the floating portion is stiffened with carbon fiber. The standard finish would be hard oil. The standard tuners would be Grover, either friction pegs or geared. Options include a pore-filled finish, bindings and tuners of the buyer's choice.

The base price is $500, plus shipping and insurance.

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Jim Hanks
07-19-2013, 09:26 AM
Ooh, wee, that is gonna be sweet! Myrtle tenor 'school uke' in my future? Maybe.

iDavid
07-19-2013, 02:07 PM
What is the nut width on this one?

mm stan
07-19-2013, 04:41 PM
I do have a chocolate mrytle and it does sound sweet.....it looks amazing...and a great price...wow

iDavid
07-19-2013, 05:09 PM
Really is a beautiful uke. I didn't know you did cantilevered fretboards. WOW!

OldePhart
07-20-2013, 05:21 AM
That is going to be very pretty. Is that a carbon fiber bridge plate?

John

lakesideglenn
07-20-2013, 05:50 AM
I think I want it David! I'm not familiar with Myrtle as a tone wood. How does it "sound"?
PM me to discuss potential sale!

wayfarer75
07-20-2013, 06:04 AM
Nice! Great idea, buying a uke in progress.

saltytri
07-20-2013, 10:51 AM
That is going to be very pretty. Is that a carbon fiber bridge plate?

John

Yup. Besides working well sonically, it provides a bullet-proof anchor point for the strings, which is useful since I used string-through bridges.

saltytri
07-20-2013, 10:54 AM
I think I want it David! I'm not familiar with Myrtle as a tone wood. How does it "sound"?
PM me to discuss potential sale!

This one is now spoken for but I can do another. I'm going to do some tenors next, though, so maybe one of those would wet your whistle. :)

saltytri
07-20-2013, 10:56 AM
Nice! Great idea, buying a uke in progress.


I think it makes sense. It would be a shame for a potential owner to pass because he or she just has to have Brand X tuners instead of the Brand Y that I arbitrarily installed.

lakesideglenn
07-20-2013, 01:27 PM
Let me know when you're gonna do a concert...not looking for a tenor right now.
Happy Saturday and cheers!

dmecha1012
07-20-2013, 01:53 PM
I was wondering..................do you have a web page?

OldePhart
07-20-2013, 03:49 PM
Yup. Besides working well sonically, it provides a bullet-proof anchor point for the strings, which is useful since I used string-through bridges.

Yeah, I imagine that would work great - very rigid but light. I notice in the next post you mention building some tenors. Depending on the timing vs. my cash flow I might be interested when that time rolls around...

John

iDavid
07-20-2013, 04:03 PM
I am glad it is now spoken for. VERY difficult to resist this one.

saltytri
10-09-2013, 12:46 PM
After a very long gestation period (real life gets in the way), this one is finally ready. The finish is Tru-Oil over CPES, which gives the myrtle a nice shimmer. I really do like the Gotoh planetary tuners. They work very smoothly and, though a bit heavier than PegHeds, they aren't so heavy that they put the instrument out of balance. This one balances on the neck-to-heel joint, which is just about right.

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The ebony strap buttons came from iluak.com, an outfit that deserves mention. I've used these a few times and, although they aren't the cheapest, they are very nice and well worth every penny. Orders are mailed very promptly and at no additional cost.

Eclectichick
10-09-2013, 05:49 PM
Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship!

taylorcrazy
10-12-2013, 05:27 AM
I keep coming back and looking at this thread over and over again. Beautiful uke and talented luthiery. Shoot, looks like its time to start saving some coin in my brand new Uke Acquisition Account.:D

Wendell