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we tigers
08-21-2013, 04:24 AM
A couple of months ago I had a baritone of friend for a couple of weeks just to try and see if it was anything for me. I really liked the Bari and kept an eye out for a good deal.
I have a soft spot for Brüko ukes and I really like the understated look and feel of their bari. It reminds of Danish furniture for the fifties (that I love). A friend of mine told me he knew a store in Amsterdam that had one hanging on their wall unloved. I was able to get for just over €100,- which is pretty much a steal. Based on the dreadful state of the strings and the amount of dust on the headstock, it was hanging there for quite some time.
I love it! Feels great, plays okay (I plan to take down the action a little), and sounds good already. Can't wait to put on a set of Living Waters.

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kvehe
08-21-2013, 04:33 AM
Neat! Lucky you! Can't wait to hear it.

Tootler
08-21-2013, 04:46 AM
You definitely got a bargain there. Even new directly from Brüko, they are a bargain and you have to pay a lot more for the same quality with most other brands. Yours looks a beauty. Like you, I like their understated looks so the quality of the woods can really come through.

I got a Brüko concert, one of their special edition ones and at over twice what you paid, I still feel I got a bargain. Would love to hear a sound sample of yours.

mm stan
08-21-2013, 06:05 AM
Congrats nice score....I know it will bring you many years of enjoyment...happy strummings....

Ukejenny
08-21-2013, 06:13 AM
Very nice - understated and elegant.

erivel
08-21-2013, 06:24 AM
Congrats Michael! Glad you were able to rescue this bari. Looking forward to hearing it!

we tigers
08-21-2013, 07:03 AM
They were about to put guitar tuners on it, "because these violin things are useless"...

niceguyrob
08-21-2013, 07:48 AM
wow! That's a BARGAIN! Bruko's are amazing value! I'd have to say I personally don't think you can get a better uke for the money. My custom concert Bruko is easily better than a number of other big name ukes that are twice the value. Well done!

Jim Hanks
08-21-2013, 08:01 AM
A friend of mine told me he knew a store in Amsterdam that had one hanging on their wall unloved. I was able to get for just over €100,- which is pretty much a steal. Feels great, plays okay (I plan to take down the action a little), and sounds good already. Can't wait to put on a set of Living Waters.


€100! :bowdown: Definitely a steal!!

I also took the action down as low as I dared. Ended up right around 3mm but given the height of the bridge, that was as low as I could go and have any saddle left.

You're going to love Living Waters on it. You can even order the tenor set and tune them a little higher if you want to - mine is tuned linear A instead of G.

Congrats!

Jim

Mandarb
08-21-2013, 08:01 AM
Congrats on your new uke - enjoy!

Jim Hanks
08-21-2013, 08:03 AM
They were about to put guitar tuners on it, "because these violin things are useless"...

That might be pretty good advice. I love the mini-Schaller tuners that came on mine.

Hippie Dribble
08-21-2013, 08:47 AM
Great buy Michael! Congratulations on this lovely uke brother, it is very elegant, can't wait to hear you play it.

connor013
08-21-2013, 10:12 AM
Congrats!

There is definitely something about Brukos; mine gets the most playing time, even though I own "nicer" ukes.

Uke Republic
08-21-2013, 10:33 AM
Very lovely indeed. Quite the score as well :)

Tootler
08-21-2013, 11:53 AM
They were about to put guitar tuners on it, "because these violin things are useless"...

Sacrilege! :rulez:

we tigers
08-22-2013, 01:36 AM
Thanks for all the kind words, guys! I am loving the German bari! It has a soothing sound.