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    Default NUD: Southern Cross Fantail

    I had my eye on this one for quite a while, and I decided I'd better buy it before someone else did. As many of you know, Southern Cross ukes are made by Dennis O'Neill, in New Zealand. It is named after the fantail bird, a very popular species in New Zealand. I received it just seven days after I ordered it, while I'm still waiting over two weeks for a uke from Florida!

    It's made of Tasmanian blackwood, purple heart, and claret ash. It looks and feels great in person, and it has a very warm sound. This will be a keeper!

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    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!

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    Congratulations Jerry. Dennis makes some fabulous instruments, I love his use of Purple Heart.
    Hope to have one myself someday.

    Cheers,

    Steve.
    The Dude Abides.

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    That is beautiful. I am liking the rich color of the woods. Congratulations!

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    Lucky you. Wish I had the money. I'd buy that banjo uke he's selling.

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    Beautiful!
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I had my eye on this one for quite a while, and I decided I'd better buy it before someone else did. As many of you know, Southern Cross ukes are made by Dennis O'Neill, in New Zealand. It is named after the fantail bird, a very popular species in New Zealand. I received it just seven days after I ordered it, while I'm still waiting over two weeks for a uke from Florida!

    It's made of Tasmanian blackwood, purple heart, and claret ash. It looks and feels great in person, and it has a very warm sound. This will be a keeper!

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    Hi Jerry,
    Glad it arrived safe ,sound, and on time.
    Kind Regards
    Dennis

    dpophotography@yahoo.co.nz
    Southern Cross Instruments
    New Zealand

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    Congratulations Jerry. I know you like unique looking Ukes. This one certainly fits the bill. Beautiful!

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    Nice! I really like the purple heart. The shape, including the soundhole is very pleasing to my eye. Enjoy!

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    Terrific looking uke. I love the simple lines of the design and the woods are lovely.

    Nice to know they sound good too. Have fun with it.

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