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Ukulele Eddie
03-10-2014, 04:50 PM
Covered Bridge #018, 5A Claro Walnut back/sides with Western Red Cedar top. This Uke has a really beautiful warmth to its tone. In fact, my music teacher proclaimed first dibs on this from the moment he first heard it. Unfortunately he was surprised with a large tax bill instead of a refund (doh!). Strung with D’Addario Pro-Arte (re-entrant). I’m including three nuts, the original bone nut from with the spacing used by Covered Bridge in all their Ukes (g and A strings are a bit further from the edge for more room to bend strings) and two new nuts professionally cut with standard string spacing (one bone and the currently installed high tech synthetic nut). Includes quality hard-sided case.


5A Claro Walnut with a Western Red Cedar top
Curly Koa bindings
Ebony fretboard and bridge
Amber bridge pins with abalone dots
Abalone fret markers and rosette
Bone nut and saddle 1.5 inch at the nut
Peghed brand tuners


The only reason for selling is I’ve decided to experiment with many different Ukes during my first couple of years and I’m not currently in a position to justify having more than two Ukes at a time. 64742647436474464745

This Uke was the luthier’s (Terry Bullinger) daily player that my wife surprised me with for a Christmas gift this past December (she is supportive of my plan to rotate Ukes). We paid $600 and I’ll sell it for the same, shipped CONUS, including all three nuts (the two I had cut cost me $75). I won’t consider lowball offers because my teacher would like to buy it in a few months at $600 if I haven’t already sold it. PM me or email me at eddiemonnier at me dot com.

bluesuke
03-10-2014, 05:36 PM
Hey Eddie

Just so you Know our Ukuleles are Built using Spanish heel.

Ukulele Eddie
03-10-2014, 06:33 PM
Thanks, Perry. I look forward to sampling more of your fine Ukes in my rotating Uke plan! ;-)

FrankB
03-11-2014, 05:00 AM
Tempting! When was this built?

Ukulele Eddie
03-11-2014, 05:13 AM
Tempting! When was this built?

I'm out of town, but my lovely wife says the label indicates April, 2012 is the date on the label. It really is a nice sounding Uke!

justinlcecil
03-11-2014, 12:52 PM
Killer buy at $600. I lusted after this uke until I got two covered bridge ukes of my own.

FrankB
03-11-2014, 01:04 PM
I watched a few Covered Bridge reviews and videos on You Tube, and this one is mucho tempting. Is the purfling near the bass side of the neck a little crooked? What is the neck profile like. One guy in Germany said it's chunky, but a guy in Australia said it's slim and fast. I suppose they could be all different, depending on what was asked for.

JamieWG
03-11-2014, 01:46 PM
Eddie, do you have a sound sample?

Ukulele Eddie
03-11-2014, 01:53 PM
I'm away on business right now so will have to confirm on the purfling when I'm back end of the week (sorry). The neck is thicker than any other Uke neck I've played. But it feels really good, to me.

Hippie Dribble
03-11-2014, 01:53 PM
I watched a few Covered Bridge reviews and videos on You Tube, and this one is mucho tempting. Is the purfling near the bass side of the neck a little crooked? What is the neck profile like. One guy in Germany said it's chunky, but a guy in Australia said it's slim and fast. I suppose they could be all different, depending on what was asked for.
Yeah, mine was slim and fast because I had the guys custom build it for me that way with a narrower neck profile and a 1.3/8" nut. I haven't played one of their standard models before so can't comment.

Ukulele Eddie
03-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Jamie, I didn't prepare one but I did previously post this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1B9VkU0SSw) one of me demonstrating "Chunky Cheese", a chunking practice exercise my teacher and I made. It was simply to show the exercise as some people requested it after I posted a message about the exercise. No thanks to me, it's not the best sound sample but it may give you an idea. I can do more this weekend when I'm back in town (but bear in mind I'm a newbie so it's a bit like asking granny or grandpa to show you what their 911 can do. ;-).

FrankB
03-11-2014, 02:33 PM
Yeah, mine was slim and fast because I had the guys custom build it for me that way with a narrower neck profile and a 1.3/8" nut. I haven't played one of their standard models before so can't comment.
Hey Eugene! That was you on You Tube.... Cool. I like thicker necks, so this one sounds right.

FrankB
03-11-2014, 03:31 PM
That sound sample might not be Jake, but it's clean. ;)

Ukulele Eddie
03-11-2014, 03:42 PM
That sound sample might not be Jake, but it's clean. ;)

You're too kind. Given my progress in 6 months and my age of teetering on 50, I figure by the time I'm 108, I might be able to play one of his easier songs.

Ukulele Eddie
03-12-2014, 05:22 PM
This lovely uke has found a new home.