View Full Version : New Soprano Uke by David Newton, Cuban & Brazilian

David Newton
08-28-2013, 12:22 PM
SOLD, thank you!

Hello Ladies & Gentlemen.
For sale, including nylon covered hard-foam case, shipping to USA only, extra.

The body size of this uke is very close to a Martin-0 Soprano scale.

The body is made from Cuban Mahogany, a hurricane downed tree in Florida gave it up. It Features a highly figured back & head plate. This wood makes a great tone, the golden color "moves" as the light plays on the French polished shellac finish.
Honduras Mahogany neck with a Brazilian Rosewood fret board, 1-7/16" nut, tiny pearl dot side markers, bone nut & Ebony saddle.
Waverly friction tuners with Koa wood buttons work very well.
Spruce X-bracing & all hot-hide-glue construction.





David Newton
08-28-2013, 12:26 PM
More pics!





David Newton
08-28-2013, 12:27 PM
One more...


08-28-2013, 12:35 PM
Classical. Simple. Beautiful.

08-28-2013, 12:51 PM
What a beautiful instrument! :-) And so far out of reach of us Europeans...

Hippie Dribble
08-28-2013, 01:04 PM
What a beautiful instrument! :-) And so far out of reach of us Europeans...
and us Australians. :(

08-28-2013, 01:32 PM

08-28-2013, 01:45 PM
Wow, nice piece David!

08-28-2013, 01:51 PM
Just beautiful, David. Any plans for a Concert in the near future out of the same wood?

08-28-2013, 01:59 PM
Awesome stuff, David.

David Newton
08-28-2013, 02:00 PM
Thanks all, and hi Glenn. I have a good supply of this Cuban, but I would have to cut up guitar-sized wood, so my next concert ukes will be Koa.

08-28-2013, 03:09 PM
I recently purchased one of David's Diaz style ukes in Cuban Mahogany in a concert scale, here is the original thread,


The appearance, construction, playability, volume and tone of the Cuban Mahogany Diaz style ukulele I purchased from David are all exceptional.

Based on my experience I highly recommend his instruments!

08-29-2013, 04:07 AM
A friend mine from my city that lives in NY bought the last David Newton Diaz soprano Honduran mahogany for me 50 days ago, and come back to Brazil last week, so I received it yesterday .... it aggregates the best that I have in my other sopranos: perfect lightweight construction and finish details, a little bass and bark sound like a vintage Martin, spacious range between strings larger than a koaloha soprano and brightness of mahogany to contrast with the bass. I put Martin strings and it was the perfect sound and playability for strumming or fingerstyle. This would be more beautiful with this cuban hog. I would love a David concert model in mahogany:drool:

Here's http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?83015-New-David-Newton-Soprano-Ukulele

mm stan
08-29-2013, 10:17 AM
Wow David, very beautiful....BTW Cigar box uke mine now....woo hoo :)

David Newton
08-29-2013, 11:53 AM
Thank you guys for the very nice reviews!

08-29-2013, 12:36 PM
I'm curious David...why the ebony bridge instead of bone? I noticed on the concert you recently sold that you included both an ebony and bone bridge...just wondering what your thought process is here while I try and control myself from buying this little beauty!

David Newton
08-29-2013, 01:38 PM
I like the tone that the wood saddle gives.
My ukes are very resonant. I think a bone makes the tone a bit harsh, a wood saddle cuts the "edges" off.

David Newton
09-02-2013, 08:13 AM
Labor day bump!
Hope everyone is relaxing today, doing the stuff you love.

David Newton
09-08-2013, 01:00 PM
Sunday bump, & with a price drop!

mm stan
09-08-2013, 02:59 PM
If I only had the money, Very tempting and you're not making this easy... :)

09-08-2013, 05:21 PM
I'm saving up David, it's gonna happen. That is a beauty.

David Newton
09-09-2013, 03:15 AM
I'm hoping everyone has re-read my first post, about the size of the body of this uke.
This body is about the same as a Martin style-0, the shape is just a bit different.
The scale is Soprano, 13-7/8"

David Newton
09-27-2013, 08:42 AM
Weekend bumpty-bump.

David Newton
10-04-2013, 11:39 AM
In recognition of the government shut-down, I am leading by example and dropping the price to $650.

David Newton
10-24-2013, 04:06 AM
Friday bump, thanks!

10-24-2013, 12:55 PM
Email sent.

David Newton
10-24-2013, 03:20 PM
Right back at ya!

10-25-2013, 04:22 PM
Looking forward to playing it!