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Thread: FS: New Soprano Apricot Fruit Wood Uke by Black Bear

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    Default FS: New Soprano Apricot Fruit Wood Uke by Black Bear

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    This is another new soprano size uke made of 12 year old solid Apricot fruit wood for the body. Very nice color and richness to the wood. The neck is old colorful Mango wood with a truss rod. Hardwood fingerboard made of rosewood, also with a rosewood bridge. White plastic dots for the fret markers with white side dots included. Bone nut and compensated bridge saddle. Two maple wood rings for the sound hole rosette. Grover brand chrome geared tuners with plastic cream-colored knobs. Clear Worth brand strings. The playing scale is 13 3/4". Nut width is 1 3/8". There are 12 frets to the body, 15 total. Gloss nitro-lacquer finish with a satin smooth feel. Low easy playing action and a very full rich mellow woody quality to the sound. Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed, 2 day trial period or your money back minus shipping costs. No case but I will double box for safe
    shipping. Made in the USA by Black Bear Ukuleles, labeled signed and dated. $25 shipping in the USA lower 48 states. Payment by money order, personal check or bank draft only, no Paypal. Email me at duane@blackbearukuleles dot net if you need more information. Thanks for looking.


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    That grain pattern on the top looks especially nice.

    Good luck with the sale!
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    I really like this one. For some reason it just seems cool to use fruit tree wood. I remember another of Duane's ukuleles, some time back, I think it was a concert with a spruce top and peach(?) sides/back. Still wish I had jumped on that one! Good luck with your sale. It's been great to see more new Black Bears lately.

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    ooh a concert with peach? I would have loved that one, too! Since I'm originally from Georgia, peaches are my jam.

    This apricot one is really pretty, Duane. Bet it sounds wonderful!
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    Peach and Apricot fruit woods are very similar in color and texture. I don't have any more Peach wood but do have a little bit more of the Apricot. I've had this wood for about 12 years so its nice and dry and works well. I've been cleaning out and digging through my old wood stash and thought I'd build a few more ukes with this stuff. Don't know how much longer I'll be building but its fun to experiment. I'll be offering some more sopranos out of woods you just don't see being used, but it all seems to sound pretty good, so stay tuned. Once they're gone - that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhioBelle View Post
    ooh a concert with peach? I would have loved that one, too!
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBearUkes View Post
    I'll be offering some more sopranos out of woods you just don't see being used
    Maybe some long neck sopranos to add to the variety? Just a thought
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    I really like that - apricot wood! mmmmm yes.

    not so keen on machine tuners on a soprano personally but otherwise beautiful

    for my future reference, would you be able to ship to the UK?

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    I like the long neck soprano suggestion.
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    But now a good old southern boy)

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    Sorry folks, I don't make long neck sopranos or concerts, etc, only standard uke sizes. If one builds long neck style, string tensions change which means bracing etc. changes and on it goes, but thanks for the suggestion.

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    This uke is sold, thanks.

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