Ukulele Porn (post your uke pics here...)

hands_on_lanzon

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I am used to playing archtop guitars, so the uke is quite comfortable for me.
Richard Heeres (the luthier) actually build this uke modelled after the Berlin ASP archtop. The sound port at the side makes it even louder.
His craftsmanship is amazing with excellent designs and details.
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This looks like the result of unprotected guitar porn. :sneaky:
 

ploverwing

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Any idea why the nicer wood always seems to be reserved for the back?
I don't know whether quilted maple makes a good soundboard - that might be a Luthiers' Lounge kinda question? I've seen it a lot as a wood for back & sides.

ETA - plus this is your Pops WOW right? I think he does the softwood tops for those?
 

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I don't know whether quilted maple makes a good soundboard - that might be a Luthiers' Lounge kinda question? I've seen it a lot as a wood for back & sides.

ETA - plus this is your Pops WOW right? I think he does the softwood tops for those?
Yeah, spruce top on mine.

I had considered maybe it isnt a great soundboard, but i was also curious about ukes that are comprised of the same type of wood on front and back, but the nicer is on the back. You're right tho, prob a LL question.
 

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Gonna barge on in here with a quick snapshot of my mahogany soprano line up. I mostly play Tin Pan Alley and pre-war blues and novelty songs, and mahogany sopranos naturally fit the bill. All four get rotation. The early '50s Favilla is the loudest and barking-est. The same era Martin is less raw than the Favilla and has the same vintage vibe with a more balanced and sophisticated presentation. The Kiwaya has less of the vintage vibe but I would fairly say is the best sounding instrument of the bunch. The S1 cost considerably less than the others but truly holds its own in this pack, giving me a authentic-tone mahogany soprano that I can be less careful with.

I have other ukes made from different materials and in different sizes. They are all fun to play, but the soprano hogs get the most attention!
 

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