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Thread: Build Thread: Custom Tenor Ukulele by Marshall Stapleton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camsuke View Post
    The Rubner tuners are a very nice choice very classy.
    I second that. Those are the one I have on my Beau Hannam Tenor. Best tuners I have ever seen.
    "All worthwhile things in life should be easy to learn but hard to master"

    Boat Paddle ML tenor - Red Spruce over Cocobolo
    Barron River 8 string tenor - All Honduran Quilted Mahogany
    Collings UC2 Concert - All Mahogany
    Hoffmann Lutherie - Baritone - Master Grade Ebony and AAA Red Spruce
    Beau Hannam Custom Tenor - Vintage Hand Rubbed Sun Burst all Tassie Blackwood
    Barron River Tenor - Sugar Box Maple and Alaskan Cedar
    Hoffmann Lutherie - Concert - Angry Owl Ebony and Cedar

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    I own 6 ukes with LR Baggs 5.0, two baritones and four tenors. I own 2 ukes (I've had others) with Misi, a tenor and a super concert that one has the volume tone control wheels. I also own an iRig Acoustic Stage, same as you do. Both LR Baggs and Misi sound very very close to one another. I would give the slight nod to the Baggs, I really like the volume wheel. If you get the Misi definitely get the volume tone wheels.

    The iRig is ok but for performing live I just really like the ease of plug and play. Nothing to hook onto the uke, no thin little wire dangling about, no preamp I have to clip onto my belt. The iRig, as you know, has a nice sound but not with all my ukes. Some sound too boomy which can be inherent with an internal mic. Same with feedback problems, I don't want any of those hassles on stage.
    I agree with Dave. I went the MiSi route because you never have to worry about batteries anymore. I believe that the 5.0 and MiSi use the same Baggs under saddle pu with only the Electronics being different.
    "All worthwhile things in life should be easy to learn but hard to master"

    Boat Paddle ML tenor - Red Spruce over Cocobolo
    Barron River 8 string tenor - All Honduran Quilted Mahogany
    Collings UC2 Concert - All Mahogany
    Hoffmann Lutherie - Baritone - Master Grade Ebony and AAA Red Spruce
    Beau Hannam Custom Tenor - Vintage Hand Rubbed Sun Burst all Tassie Blackwood
    Barron River Tenor - Sugar Box Maple and Alaskan Cedar
    Hoffmann Lutherie - Concert - Angry Owl Ebony and Cedar

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    Wow,

    Thanks guys, so it's between the Misi and the Baggs.

    Now for a troll through all the youtube vids....

    The wood set should be arriving with Marshall either today or tomorrow.

    Steve
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    That didn't take too long,

    I think I would have been very happy with either, but went with the L.R. Baggs Five.O

    I know it's got a battery but it's 300 hours Vs 16 hours, and I can have a spare battery in the case.

    Now, the case........

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollisdwyer View Post
    I second that. Those are the one I have on my Beau Hannam Tenor. Best tuners I have ever seen.
    Just taken a look at Beau Hannam ukuleles, very, very nice.
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    Marshall has now received the torrified spruce top he ordered from the USA.

    And here's just a couple of reasons I am waiting for mine to be built, but I'm in no hurry at all, so no worries.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfmViRAfYZY

    Steve
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    The build is getting closer to being started, Marshall has got a few electric ukuleles to do first, then it's on to mine.

    This is the torrefied spruce top purchased from www.stewmac.com

    Sound Board 4.jpg

    Hopefully not only will it sound beautiful, it will also show some nice figuring.

    Steve
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    Headcorn Ukulele Group http://www.headcornukulelegroup.org/

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    Subscribed!

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    Well, Marshall has now started to build my ukulele

    Top and back have been bookmatched

    Front Back and Sides.jpg

    Sides have been formed

    Moulding Sides.jpg

    and assembled

    Moulding Sides 03.jpg
    Making Sides 01.jpg

    and Marshall has started to scrape the top and back to final thickness.

    Scraping to Thickness.jpg



    I do like the look of that Macassar.
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    Love your wood choices. The Rubner tuners are going to look fabulous. Enjoying the build progression.

    Cheers,

    Steve.

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