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we tigers
10-24-2013, 10:25 PM
I missed the jangly sound of a soprano, but also wanted to have little room for my fingers. Enter longneck. This is a Brüko soprano with a concert neck. Full maple with a little flame in it (the Germans call it Riegelahorn) with fretboard, bridge, sound hole ring and neck stripe in walnut. Arched back for massive projection.
It came with an extra bridge saddle for lower action. Great service!

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/4EC73D8E-5AC6-4C17-B4BD-FD87316FA07E-3480-0000039CF6E065E4_zps65727ce9.jpg
I call it a CappuBrüko! Or a Brükoccino...

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/DD0CF69D-A880-4B61-B6BC-68FD4A8A4FC2-3527-000003A3E2207424_zpsaea9d51a.jpg

I immediately took off the Pyramid strings and put some Worth Brown on. Sounds a thousand times better and looks way more stylish. Well lush.

consitter
10-24-2013, 10:39 PM
Beautiful uke!

When do we get a sound sample?

Hippie Dribble
10-24-2013, 11:34 PM
A sweetheart Michael!!!!

Ukeval
10-24-2013, 11:37 PM
Very nice one !

Raygf
10-25-2013, 12:32 AM
What a looker! Can't wait to hear some sound samples.

whepper
10-25-2013, 02:25 AM
Congratulations Michael. That's a really good looking uke. I wonder how it sounds. Nobody can live without at least a soprano, so good choice!

Jim Hanks
10-25-2013, 02:49 AM
Or Brükolatte :cool: you'll want that lower saddle :P

teruterubouzu
10-25-2013, 03:15 AM
What a beautiful little thing. Enjoy that new uke!

vanflynn
10-25-2013, 03:17 AM
Stunning, congrats.

Can't wait to hear it in one of your wonderful vids.

chrimess
10-25-2013, 07:04 AM
Hi Saskia + Michael,
wonderful uke- Congrats- must have played this one, too, while at the shop in June.
Still need to put a Tusq bridge on and exchange the strings, which Worth Browns exactly did you put, please?

we tigers
10-25-2013, 10:34 PM
Hi Christian, these are worth BM strings. I might try some southcoast soft mediums today. I like those a lot and think they may soften the bruko a little without losing character.

chrimess
10-25-2013, 11:33 PM
Hi Christian, these are worth BM strings. I might try some southcoast soft mediums today. I like those a lot and think they may soften the bruko a little without losing character.

Will try those, thanks, Spruce/rosewood jacaranda with archbackis not quite as bright.

we tigers
10-26-2013, 08:37 AM
After just one day of playing it already sounds less bright and a little deeper. I'll leVe the browns on for a couple of weeks. First the little Brüko has to land and get used to living in Casa Tigra. I wonder how this opening up thing will develop.

BigMamaJ40
10-26-2013, 09:07 AM
Pretty -- I love flamed maple, especially with that trim. But I can't hear you!

AKuker
10-26-2013, 12:22 PM
That's a stunner, Michael! Have fun with it!

connor013
10-26-2013, 12:34 PM
Hi Christian, these are worth BM strings. I might try some southcoast soft mediums today. I like those a lot and think they may soften the bruko a little without losing character.

Beautiful Bruko! (I think if I could trade my Bruko for another it would be yours -- the maple is so clean and, well, beautiful.)

I've recently gone through a string change with my Bruko, so if it's any help:

Pyramid to Worth CM = good
Worth CM to Southcoast medium = better
Southcoast medium to Worth BM = best

I'll be interested to hear how you like the SCs compared to the BMs.

Cheers.

Ukejenny
10-26-2013, 01:51 PM
Very nice and elegant looking. Quite stunning. Have a sound sample for us yet or still waiting for it to settle in?

dirtiestkidever
10-26-2013, 08:54 PM
Oh man. Those pictures are gonna help sell some brukos. I need another ukulele like a hole in my head and i have never particularly liked the sound of brukos I have heard in you tube vids. Never-the-less these pics had me browsing the bruko site for sizes and options. I am sure I was not alone. Beautiful uke.

igorthebarbarian
10-26-2013, 08:57 PM
schön! I need one now...

we tigers
10-26-2013, 11:05 PM
I'll let it settle in a bit before I start recording with it.
Thanks for the kind words folks!
For now I'll leave you with some extra eye candy. :)
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/2770DC8C-22EE-46A6-8B95-860C3C96DAD0-5108-000004CC31C4027F_zpsbeb3177a.jpg
As our friend Jon called it, "a shelfy"

we tigers
11-07-2013, 02:09 AM
I changed strings again. Yesterday I took off the Worth BM's and put on some SouthCoast Soft Ligt Medium strings. Love them! Adds a little warmth again, kills a tiny bit of sustain but I don't mind that, and feel wonderful. I realize that three of my ukes have South Coast strings; they are the bee's knees.

fromthee2me
11-07-2013, 02:44 AM
We bought these in March 2009. Strung with Aquila. Banjo type sound, lots of character. I see your fret markers are black.

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silveraven
11-07-2013, 04:04 AM
I click on this thread a few times just to look at the pictures *sigh*

cantsing
11-07-2013, 07:50 AM
Yum! Too bad the Worth browns didn't work out; they sure looked lovely!

we tigers
11-07-2013, 10:18 AM
They worked out quite well; they sounded great! But the SouthCoasts are EVEN better!

Hippie Dribble
11-07-2013, 10:39 AM
I changed strings again. Yesterday I took off the Worth BM's and put on some SouthCoast Soft Ligt Medium strings. Love them! Adds a little warmth again, kills a tiny bit of sustain but I don't mind that, and feel wonderful. I realize that three of my ukes have South Coast strings; they are the bee's knees.

Excellent, brother! Yep, the bees knees, the duck's guts and the cat's pyjamas. What Dirk can't do with strings aint worth doing. :old:

Tootler
11-07-2013, 09:50 PM
Brukos are great. Look great, sound great. Yours looks a beauty.

I have two. I've kept the pyramid strings on mine; I like the ring they give as it suits my style. I have a set of Living Water strings for the concert which I might try. The tenor is tuned down to Bb which makes it more mellow. I was trying a soprano at a recent Uke Fest. Loved it & I nearly bought it but I got the tenor instead.

mm stan
11-07-2013, 11:45 PM
Congrats and Happy Strummings..

Ukecaster
03-27-2017, 05:32 AM
Was looking at Bruko Online Store, they had 2 LN sopranos, one listed as Longneck Spruce, the other as Longneck 3/4 Spruce. What's the difference?

JesterBlod
03-27-2017, 05:48 AM
The 3/4 refers to 3/4 the normal depth in the body.

jimavery
03-27-2017, 07:30 AM
Thanks John for reviving this thread. I'd not seen this thread before, and that's a really fabulous looking Brüko!

Booksniffer
03-27-2017, 08:40 AM
Bruko longnecks are fantastic!

They often have more than what is listed on the site; it's a small family business, they often don't get around to putting stuff up for a bit. It's often worthwhile to ask if they have any more - but I've found they reply much faster if you try to email them in German (even if it's through Google translate)

Mivo
03-27-2017, 09:26 AM
I'm also happy to quickly translate something to German if someone feels their inquiry to Brücko is more complex than Google Translate can handle.