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Jason Wolverton
11-08-2013, 07:45 PM
Here's a video of my latest tenor ukulele. It's old redwood and pau ferro back and sides.

The uke has 20 frets, so I had to include that note in the arrangement... just for kicks.

The tune is Luis Bonfa's Manha de Carnival. The song is hauntingly beautiful and a little sad, so my arrangement is free and melodic. I included some video shot on lonely beaches in my home town of Laguna Beach.

Hope you enjoy it-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuxMvqcPoYg&feature=youtu.be

hawaii 50
11-08-2013, 08:26 PM
Very nice Jason.....

janthony1
11-09-2013, 04:01 PM
Beautiful playing and beautiful ukulele!

Jason Wolverton
11-09-2013, 07:19 PM
Thanks very much, guys!

Jason Wolverton
11-13-2013, 01:47 PM
Here are some photos of the uke from the video.

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Michael Smith
11-13-2013, 02:20 PM
That's a beauty Jason. Pau Ferro is a very underused wood. It's beautiful, and inexpensive and compares with well with any rosewood.

dofthesea
11-13-2013, 02:22 PM
Looks beautiful. I really like the warm tones.

Jason Wolverton
11-13-2013, 08:05 PM
Thanks, Michael and dofthesea,

xyz
11-14-2013, 02:04 AM
Beautiful tune, beautiful uke ! bravo !

PhilUSAFRet
11-14-2013, 11:19 PM
Sweet, Nice combination of warmth and bell-like tones

Jason Wolverton
11-15-2013, 07:09 AM
Thanks xyz, and Phil.

Since I'm a classical guitarist (and primarily a classical guitar builder) I tend to want sounds that lend themselves to fingerstyle type playing.

Stevelele
11-15-2013, 07:31 AM
For those of you who are wondering, this uke is 100% uke. It's not a mini classical guitar. It has an impressive punch..and is smooth and resonant. I have purchased vintage Martin tenors online hoping that I would get a sound like this but never did. This is a great uke


Thanks xyz, and Phil.

Since I'm a classical guitarist (and primarily a classical guitar builder) I tend to want sounds that lend themselves to fingerstyle type playing.

Ukulele Eddie
11-15-2013, 03:05 PM
Very nice looking uke and great song to show off it's excellent sound. Definitely seems like a great value in his ukes. Will be keeping an eye on yet another luthier's web site...

hmgberg
01-05-2014, 02:11 AM
Beautiful arrangement! What a lovely sounding ukulele! Very impressive!