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Thread: NUD Wunderkammer Ike Soprano.

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    Default NUD Wunderkammer Ike Soprano.

    Long time coming. 7 months but it’s here as of Thursday past. If you are not familiar with Liam’s work his instruments are all hand tooled in Bristol UK. I am the buyer of mahogany sopranos and my search has ended... for now. UAS is never far away is it?

    Anyhoo. The build, intonation and sound are above par. It’s nice to have a loud ukulele but they can be a one trick pony and imo a bit of a boom box. This Wunderkammer has a refined tone, insane dynamics, volume without boom and soprano bark aplenty. It truly is new vintage. If you ever get one, have a look at the neck block. A different design. The weight is 324 grammes. My Martin S1 and Timms was 367 grammes. This may vary? I don’t feel the need to mention fret ends or glue spots. Liam knows what he is doing.

    My ex ‘grail’ ukulele was the Timms. It has the Roy Smeck tone if required. The Wunderkammer imo has the more refined tone and a suitable slant that gives the opportunity to add classical to your repertoire. To me, it’s the perfect mahogany soprano. A definite keeper. Just ask Sam Muir!

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    Gorgeous addition!

    I have a custom Ike myself (Liam was nice enough to keep record of the building process: http://ukulelezeit.de/die-entstehung...ammer-ukulele/) and I probably love it more than any of the other ukes I own! It is my go-to uke for travelling and is the only one I keep "on display" in my living room since it is way to gorgeous to keep in a case.

    "New vintage" truly describes well what Liam does.

    I am so looking forward to meeting him at MUMF in Wales in May. Next stop: a Wunderkammer taropatch (I think )


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    Quote Originally Posted by Camsuke View Post
    Wow Ludwig, that's a great video and your vocals are wonderful
    Thanks! It's all the Wunderkammer, though.

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    Stunning! Sounds great. What strings are you using on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    Stunning! Sounds great. What strings are you using on it?

    I requested Martin M600’s. May try worth browns at a later date.

    Ludwig, you have a James Blunt tone to your voice. A compliment. His new album is quite good. Not my usual taste but I had a listen on Spotify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uk3player78 View Post
    I requested Martin M600’s. May try worth browns at a later date.
    Of course, there are SO many available that you could drive yourself crazy trying different strings. That said, Living Waters might be nice too.

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    Wunderbar!
    Congrats on acquiring such a fine instrument.

    Nice demo.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    FWIW - I think Wunderkammers are outstanding!
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    Cool ukes, but I don't get the extended fingerboard, but no frets there Why bother?
    John

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