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saltytri
03-06-2014, 04:58 PM
As I've said about other recent sales, I'm thinning the herd now that I'm making my own. When I set out to build ukuleles, I acquired several excellent instruments to become better acquainted with good tone and proper building techniques. These have served their purpose and should move on to new homes.

I purchased this Compass Rose tenor new from Gryphon about two years ago. The top and back are both single pieces of spectacularly curly koa. Curl doesn't much tighter than this. The fret board and bridge are ebony. There are no dings or scratches. Included is the Access gig bag that it came in. It is in prime condition, having been little played and properly humidified.

$1300 shipped in the lower 48. Shipping elsewhere at my cost.

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leokiekie
03-06-2014, 10:40 PM
Beautiful. PM sent.

sam13
03-07-2014, 12:52 AM
Awesome looking Uke. I wish I had the cash to grab this one.

dkcrown
03-07-2014, 01:16 AM
Beautiful uke. Looks like a one piece top and back, somewhat unusual. Good luck with the sale, if it hasn't already sold.:)

Uke man
03-07-2014, 08:13 AM
Beautiful uke. Looks like a one piece top and back, somewhat unusual. Good luck with the sale, if it hasn't already sold.:)

Yes, Dane, the seller states it is a one piece top and bottom in his ad. He has me thinking about this one. I have been trying to hold back for the custom "one".

byjimini
03-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Makes me appreciate my Compass Rose when you see some as beautiful as this. They really are terrific, terrific instruments.

leokiekie
03-07-2014, 09:55 AM
Makes me appreciate my Compass Rose when you see some as beautiful as this. They really are terrific, terrific instruments.

I regret selling my 2006 custom sycamore tenor but I really needed the money at the time. I never ever forgot how it felt in my hands or the way that it resonated. Rick makes damn good functional art.

Newportlocal
03-07-2014, 10:35 AM
Makes me appreciate my Compass Rose when you see some as beautiful as this. They really are terrific, terrific instruments.

Agree. I play my CR everyday.

saltytri
03-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Thanks for all the interest and nice comments. The CR is off to a new owner.