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DPO
04-30-2014, 06:00 PM
Southern Cross based on the Gibson UB2 with flat back resonator The idea is from the W Lange White Swan Banjo uke from the 1930's. It is the only white one I have ever come across. I didn't realize how many shades of white there are. Went through an awful lot of test pots. :D
Body is Maple laminate, neck is NZ Rimu with a Rosewood headstock and fretboard, position markers are American Ash. Tuners geared planetary style. Natural calfskin vellum head with brass tone ring. Hardware is mostly Canadian from Rickard Banjos. Tension hoop is hand made in Czechoslovakia. Strings are still stretching in will try and get a video/sound sample up in a day or so.
No price.
Make an offer.


My Movie: http://youtu.be/fONRducbuhg
Video/sound sample
Added photos of new resonator design.

Ukulele Eddie
04-30-2014, 07:39 PM
Really cool looking. Another great banjo uke from you. Keep that up and I'll have to figure out how to work in a banjo uke into my Rotating Uke Program in the next year or so.

Good luck with the sale...

Eddie

DPO
05-01-2014, 01:48 PM
Sale pending. Thanks

justinlcecil
05-01-2014, 11:05 PM
I love this so much. Superb work. An absolutely stunning ukulele.

DPO
05-02-2014, 11:02 AM
I love this so much. Superb work. An absolutely stunning ukulele.

Thanks, it is always worrying presenting something new, but the feedback so far has been positive. I think it's a love it or hate it thing.:D

DPO
05-02-2014, 05:16 PM
Video/sound sample added.

DPO
05-03-2014, 02:08 PM
The pending sale customer has chosen another of my banjo ukes, so this is still for sale
Thanks.

Kayak Jim
05-04-2014, 09:39 AM
A beautiful instrument like this makes me so wish I was a banjo uke guy.

Some day.....

DPO
05-04-2014, 03:50 PM
A beautiful instrument like this makes me so wish I was a banjo uke guy.

Some day.....

Thanks Jim, for the kind words, always appreciated.

DPO
05-06-2014, 02:16 PM
I have had a couple of questions re size.
The banjo uke is a concert scale, and the width at the nut is 1 3/8 "

DPO
05-10-2014, 06:16 PM
Still for sale bump.

DPO
05-13-2014, 04:58 PM
Offers invited. Please use PM.

DPO
05-17-2014, 04:34 PM
Now offered with alternative resonator design.
Open to reasonable offers.

Inksplosive AL
05-18-2014, 03:39 PM
This is well out of my range in price and UAS. I just had to say as one artist to another the alternative resonator really fits the uke. Absolutely beautiful.

~AL

DPO
05-19-2014, 10:34 AM
This is well out of my range in price and UAS. I just had to say as one artist to another the alternative resonator really fits the uke. Absolutely beautiful.

~AL

Thanks very much, your comments are appreciated.

avlamonte
06-01-2014, 05:08 AM
PM sent...

avlamonte
06-01-2014, 05:15 AM
Interesting that you put the fret marker on the 9th fret instead of the 10th...awesome work!

DPO
06-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Mr. Dennis,
I just authorized a paypal payment to you for another banjo uke you built, then immediately afterward, I got a fishy email apparently from you that was asking me for thousands of dollars because you lost your wallet??? Really, are you scamming me and will I get my banjo uke?
Hi Terry,
Sorry about that my email account got hacked this morning and the hacker sent emails to all my contatcts asking for money, I have emailed you prior to seeing this message. Your banjo uke is packed and ready to ship tomorrow when you reply to my email asking for address confirmation.
Best wishes
Dennis
PS? I do not scam people, and a simple private message may have been the way to handle this.

UkeTX
06-02-2014, 02:13 PM
Please accept my public apology!

UkeTX
06-02-2014, 02:15 PM
This white instrument oh my gosh, your work is fabulous, gorgeous - very nice!

DPO
06-02-2014, 03:11 PM
Please accept my public apology!
Accepted, thanks, your Banjo Uke is on it's way.

DPO
06-02-2014, 03:12 PM
This white instrument oh my gosh, your work is fabulous, gorgeous - very nice!

Thank you for the kind words.

DPO
06-12-2014, 09:25 PM
Price immaterial. Make an offer. Must be sold!

VampireWeekday
06-12-2014, 09:44 PM
Someday I'm going to break down and buy a banjo uke. When I do, your instruments will be at the top of my shopping list. Stunning.

DPO
06-12-2014, 11:40 PM
Someday I'm going to break down and buy a banjo uke. When I do, your instruments will be at the top of my shopping list. Stunning.
Thank you! I appreciate your kind words.

rbeetsme
06-13-2014, 01:22 AM
So, is this still available?

DPO
06-13-2014, 10:36 AM
So, is this still available?

Yes, still available. Thanks.

DPO
06-17-2014, 02:57 PM
All pm's answered.
Still for sale, make an offer.

DPO
06-22-2014, 04:53 PM
SOLD, Thanks to all who made offers.