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Zakulele
01-13-2009, 05:36 PM
Anybody ever play one of these? I listened to a sound sample on there website, but I'm curious about the rest of it.
http://www.sonntag-guitars.com/i/uke_akustisch.jpg

SinisterDom
01-13-2009, 06:39 PM
:bowdown: That thing is gorgeous.

Plainsong
01-13-2009, 09:38 PM
Holy Crap! Where can I find such a ukulele, to watch the "Add to cart" button silently mock me?

benmealer
01-14-2009, 12:49 AM
pretty!:love:

Zakulele
01-14-2009, 02:59 AM
Holy Crap! Where can I find such a ukulele, to watch the "Add to cart" button silently mock me?

Its made by a German guitar maker called Sonntag.
After converting from Euros its come out to about $3500, but for a different color add $525.


BTW as I was looking at the price I came this Semi Acoustic model...(about $200 dollars cheaper)
http://www.sonntag-guitars.com/i/Uke_HNS.jpg

Plainsong
01-14-2009, 03:35 AM
Yeah I know a guitar builder who builds such guitars, and he'd take a uke commission because he thinks those are cool too. He had some uke builds going on, I guess as prototypes. But yeah, maybe one day, if I have a spare 4k, I'd have him make me one.

So yeah, not anytime soon.

Jimmy
01-14-2009, 06:34 AM
That is quite brilliant. I've wanted a uke like this like this for a while, but the price will set me back for quite a while. Ah well. Thanks for referring me to this!

elmapache
01-14-2009, 07:26 AM
Awesome, but optically a bit too far away from ukulele style. Maybe sth. cool for guitar AND uke hybrid-players? :>

Here the english version of the website. Also availlable in German:

http://www.sonntag-guitars.com/english/

micromue
01-14-2009, 08:36 AM
I have never played one by myself. But the Jazzuke does not have any good reputation among german uke-players. General opinion is that they are kind of overbuilt and not suited for being played acoustic. There may be better results being played plugged in.

Micro

Plainsong
01-14-2009, 11:01 PM
Yeah, it looks like a strictly plugged-in kind of instrument. I guess it all depends on what's inside.

SnakeOiler
01-15-2009, 01:37 AM
Yeah, it looks like a strictly plugged-in kind of instrument. I guess it all depends on what's inside.

They have steel strings, so I assume it's more for plugging in. Still, I'd hit it.
Right now I'll stick with my Kala Archtop.

SamWise
01-15-2009, 05:40 AM
Archtop jazz guitars have very different characteristics to ordinary guitars, deliberately so. The arch top makes then louder, but drastically shortens the sustain and CAN emphasise the treble a bit too. They were designed that way to be audible in a band in the days before amplification, and that became the de-facto "jazz guitar" sound. If a David Gray-alike picked up an archtop jazz guitar, they would find it sounded plunky and brash compared to what they were used to. I wonder if the same is true of some archtop ukuleles?

HaileISela
06-03-2009, 06:14 AM
just to bump this a little bit:

http://www.sonntag-guitars.com/i/uke-akustisch.jpg

Hobgoblin Steve
06-03-2009, 06:48 AM
Ive wanted this one for a while, but im not a fan of electric playing. If it were acoustic only Id look and wish. but thats about all :P

that headstock sure is pretty though :P