Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: FS Custom Tenor by Josh Rieck. Carpathian spruce & AAAA Hawaii Koa body

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    McDonough, GA
    Posts
    4,386

    Default FS Custom Tenor by Josh Rieck. Carpathian spruce & AAAA Hawaii Koa body

    Narrowing down my uke collection in 2019. This is a tough one to part with. For sale is a MINT condition custom tenor by Josh Rieck. The top is Carpathian spruce and the body is AAAA Hawaiian koa. Ebony was selected for the pin-bridge and 12” radiused fretboard with EVO Gold fretwire. Fretboard is 1.5” width at nut. Top and back are bound with curly koa and W/B purfling, fretboard is bound in Ebony with purfling. There is a side sound port, and custom rosette. Gold Gotoh tuners complete the gold trim theme. Josh put much detail in this build, beautiful. Not a mark on this beauty.

    This ukulele features a gorgeous gloss finish on the body and headstock with a great smooth satin finish on the neck. (Neck is Honduran mahogany, carbon fiber reinforced). It has an exceptionally comfortable feel all the way up the neck plus its low action and radius fretboard help with that as well. The asymmetrical heel looks amazing and feels good when you get all the way there.

    There are lots of creative and complementary design details on this custom uke. The contemporary body shape has the waist line raised and the curves sharpened over standard tenor shape. The custom rosette is uniquely decorative and fits well. The sound is full with a hint of vintage tone with excellent sustain. It plays wonderful with its low action and no buzzing. It is truly warm and clear. This custom ukulele includes a hardshell case and humidifier.

    The uke is in mint condition with no scratches, dings, or blemishes.

    Sound sample in C tuning with Oasis warms linear (low g)
    https://app.box.com/s/ua9t6kpv74utan2fw4302tppfvq60vjx
    Sound sample in B tuning with Oasis warms linear
    https://app.box.com/s/05vvpbv4eo99zcoi8y33y8uv40w75ixw

    Shouldn’t be selling this but it hasn’t been getting the play it deserves. This is an exceptional custom instrument, beautifully build with awesome sound.

    Asking $2,200, shipped CONUS FedEx Ground. PayPal preferred.
    Here’s a link to the build thread:
    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...ighlight=Rieck
    SPECS
    • • Model: 4 string tenor #39
    • • AAAA grade koa back and sides BWB center stripe
    • • Carpathian spruce top
    • • Bracing: Top, sitka spruce, x-braced with some ebony. Back bracing, sitka spruce
    • • Binding: curly koa
    • • Curly Koa End-graft
    • • Purfling: W/B (Ebony/ Maple) front back sides
    • • Neck: 2 piece length wise with BWB center stripe
    • • Honduran mahogany (carbon fiber reinforced) with asymmetrical heel
    • • 17-inch scale
    • • 1.5 inch nut width
    • • Asymmetric heel with cap
    • • Head stock overlay: Koa/Black walnut
    • • Side sound port: Upper bout
    • • 5-ply alternating walnut and maple smooth linings
    • • Fret board: Ebony, bound in ebony
    • • Bridge: Ebony with pins
    • • Bridge Inlay: Single 12th fret rectangle
    • • Rosette: Koa, ebony, MOP
    • • Nut & saddle: Bone
    • • Finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer body - satin neck
    • • GOTOH gold geared tuners

    Photo album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmmqxYdu

    P1070960 by , on Flickr
    P1070962 by , on Flickr
    P1070959 by , on Flickr
    P1070964 by , on Flickr
    Last edited by Doc_J; 02-10-2019 at 01:13 PM.
    -Hodge
    Humble strummer of fine ukes.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    2,165

    Default

    How bad is your UAS?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    McDonough, GA
    Posts
    4,386

    Default

    Here's a few more pictures.

    Here's a few more pictures.
    P1070953 by , on Flickr
    P1070956 by , on Flickr
    -Hodge
    Humble strummer of fine ukes.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
    Posts
    238

    Default

    That.is.gorgeous.

    Nothing else to say!
    ~ "Music washes away the dust of everyday life" ~


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Austin, Tx, USA
    Posts
    62

    Default

    I just listened to the sound sample you posted. Wow, what a beautiful sound and what a beautiful looker. I wish I could afford it. I love a radiused fretboard. I am sure it will be hard to part with. I hope you find a good buyer and that they
    play and cherish this rare beauty.
    Play uke, live long, and prosper!
    Current herd:
    Sopranos: Famous FS-7, mango Kamaka white label, sweet old Regal, Enya pineapple, Vintage Japanese Motoro pineapple
    Concerts: Myrtle Mya Moe, Koaloha, Cocobolo, Kevin Stillfield, Fred Shields Backpacker
    Tenors: mahogany Pono Pro Classic, koa Romero Creations Tiny Tenor
    Sopraninos: Two fun leetle Caramels,

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Oahu, Hawaii
    Posts
    379

    Default

    Aloha bruddah Hodge!

    I didn't think you were going to sell this fantastic uke! It looks and sounds AMAZING!!! I would have pulled the trigger on it because that price is a SUPER bargain of a DEAL!!! ... but you know me ... I'm a slothead guy!

    Josh makes terrific instruments! I am privileged to own a Josh Rieck build #47 one of a kind Flamed Myrtle/Torrefied Spruce tenor w/Florentine cutaway, beveled edge/armrest, side sound port, radiused fretboard, x bracing, and many other creative and complementary design details on this custom uke. I love ukes built with x bracing! I own several and they are all cannons, with great projection, sound, and tone.

    Did you pull the trigger on the Romero Creations DH6 21" scale uke that sounds like a guitar??? Did you watch and hear Daniel Ho's demo??? That instrument is a BEAST!!!


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    1,149

    Default

    Wow. This really does look and sound amazing. Someone is going to get an incredible ukulele at a good price.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Near Lake Okeechobee, Florida
    Posts
    294

    Default

    Doc_J,

    Wonderful recording and good pictures. Very helpful. PM sent.
    "Who hears music, feels his solitude Peopled at once -- for how count heart-beats plain / Unless a company, with hearts which beat, / Come close to the musician, seen or no?" - Robert Browning, "Balaustion's Adventure"

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    2,165

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bacchettadavid View Post
    Doc_J,

    Wonderful recording and good pictures. Very helpful. PM sent.
    I have bought a Uke from Hodge, and was very pleased with everything ... he has superb integrity, and is a pleasure to buy from. Good luck with it, David.
    How bad is your UAS?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA
    Posts
    3,293

    Default

    I have done multiple transactions with Hodge and he has always been a pleasure to deal with.

    I have also owned a J. Rieck (16" concert) that was an absolute stunner of an instrument with exceptional tone.

    So, a Hodge deal + J. Rieck = WINNER.

    Somebody will be very happy with this purchase!

    Eddie
    More an appreciator of the ukulele than a true player. My motto is: "Don't matter how good it ring if it ain't got some bling."

    Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.—Voltaire

    Curious about the relative importance of tonewood vs. the luthier? See Luthiers for a Cause to learn more!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •