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strumsilly
08-03-2013, 02:32 PM
MP [Mike Pereira] custom tenor ukulele
The back and sides are Bubinga and the top is sinker
redwood. Fingerboard, bridge, bindings and rest of the
trim is E.Indian Rosewood and all the purflings {soundhole
neck & headstock]are Maple.

Tuners are nickle 5 Star Planetary pegs by Stewmac,[ with
the ebony knobs they are almost $100 shipped alone] 4:1
planetary gearing. will include original pearlescent knobs

number 149 with a build date of Sept. 2012.

I am the 2nd owner and the original owner must have been
quite a strummer as there are some strum marks on
the top upper bout .
I talked with Mike, and he said, "It has the same Tru-oil
finish as the Mahogany/Cedar. The difference is that I
buffed out the last few ukes I did with that finish...I
have since switched over to a UV cured Polyester finish.
It could be fixed by sanding it back down to get rid of
the effected areas, putting more finish on it then
rebuffing it."

other than that there is a small cloudy spot with a drip
coming off it on the top and a couple slight cloudy spots
on the headstock. a few minor scratches here and there.I tried to show all these imperfections
in the pics.

It came to me strung with Aquila and I put some low G
Ko'oalau Alohi with 2 wound bases on, as I like these for
fingerpicking.

This is my 2nd MP, and it is a great looking and sounding
uke. the combination of woods produces a lot of volume and
a great tone. I'll put up a Sound sample later.
comes with a nice brown HSC. I don't know the brand.

Mike must be busy as his website says he is not taking any new orders. His base tenor is now $1050, then add for the bottom binding, purfling, tuners, case. I'll sell this for $525 + actual shipping. price drop. $500shipped

I'm selling because I'm moving and I'm trying to get down to a half dozen. The close ups make the imperfections look worse than they are. If you are not 100% satisfied, money chearfully refunded - shipping fees.
more pics http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/Andy_Martincak/library/MP%20Custom
the top and back are darker in real life, and the top is not blotchy, but what you are seeing in the pic is curl [ I don't know the right word] the back and sides also have it.

here's what it sounds like
http://youtu.be/BNlPYBGLb6Q
http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y404/Andy_Martincak/MP%20Custom/DSC03936_zpse958a94e.jpg
http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y404/Andy_Martincak/MP%20Custom/DSC03991_zps525c9fb9.jpg

connor013
08-03-2013, 03:09 PM
Can we get a smiley for a long, low whistle that means, "man, that is absolutely beautiful"?

Stretch it out to a baritone and I'm your buyer (why doesn't Mike offer baritones?); otherwise, good luck with the sale.

strumsilly
08-03-2013, 03:32 PM
ha, maybe he doesn't have any wood long enough for a bari neck. and he nakes a really nice neck.

sonomajazz
08-03-2013, 03:53 PM
Just sent you a PM.

JamieFromOntario
08-04-2013, 01:18 AM
That is a sweet uke for an amazing price. If it's not gone by the end of the day, I'll be stunned.

NewKid
08-04-2013, 03:21 AM
I have a wonderful Redwood-topped MP as well but the back is extra special (see picture). Mike told me he's working for National Guitars again so maybe that's why his ukulele-building time is currently limited.

Good luck with your sale. This is an incredible price for a great builder's instrument!

strumsilly
08-04-2013, 03:48 AM
wow Newkid, that's some crazy nice grain on the back. hard to tell the wood species. what is it? cherry?

NewKid
08-04-2013, 10:20 AM
wow Newkid, that's some crazy nice grain on the back. hard to tell the wood species. what is it? cherry?

Hi strumsilly, the back and sides are Walnut from a tree in Northern California that Mike Pereira cut down himself. I call it my "Hound Dog" uke because that's what Mike saw first when he book matched the back.

coolkayaker1
08-04-2013, 10:38 AM
I see a scary monster. :D

strumsilly
08-07-2013, 03:20 AM
played Edelweiss for the 77th season on it.
http://youtu.be/BNlPYBGLb6Q

sonomajazz
08-07-2013, 06:05 AM
Nice strummin', silly...helicopter sounds really cool with headphones.

TTYL

strumsilly
08-11-2013, 07:04 AM
$525 shipped conus

strumsilly
08-14-2013, 09:41 AM
any offers? would consider trade for 6 or 8 string.

Markbailey
08-14-2013, 11:03 AM
PM sent....

strumsilly
08-15-2013, 12:35 AM
PPrice drop $$500 shipped ups ground

wayfarer75
08-15-2013, 02:14 PM
Seriously? This is still here? If I had ANY money to buy a uke, this would be mine.

lakesideglenn
08-15-2013, 03:57 PM
That's a nice lookin uke but you can't really here it well in the video you posted. How about a sound sample dedicated to the uke without the singing...nothing personal!

strumsilly
08-16-2013, 01:42 AM
That's a nice lookin uke but you can't really here it well in the video you posted. How about a sound sample dedicated to the uke without the singing...nothing personal!

I have it strung low G with 2 wound basses for fingerpicking, but someone wanted a sound sample strummed, so here it is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlbG4gW55FU

provines
08-16-2013, 03:04 AM
It is marked "Private." You need to change the permissions. :(

strumsilly
08-16-2013, 04:19 AM
It is marked "Private." You need to change the permissions. :(

ok, done. I wasn't real proud of it and didn't want anyone subscribed to my channel to be subjected to it. ha, I just listened to it and I hummed , sorry, I can't help it. I can try later with my mouth taped shut. and with these strings it sounds better picked. that can be changed. I can string it with a high G or include one.

strumsilly
08-16-2013, 04:24 AM
That's a nice lookin uke but you can't really here it well in the video you posted. How about a sound sample dedicated to the uke without the singing...nothing personal!
ha, I couldn't do it.

strumsilly
08-16-2013, 05:07 AM
sale pending. thanks UU

strumsilly
08-16-2013, 05:23 AM
sold.............................................. ......