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Thread: NUD: Bonanza Thinline SLN

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    Default NUD: Bonanza Thinline SLN

    Got this ostensibly as a "travel uke" to take in the car but it's gonna be the "leave out of the case" uke too so I imagine it will get a good bit of playing time

    Spec:
    HPL soprano body, Thinline Flatlander style, eggplant pattern
    concert neck 15" scale
    Graphtec ratio tuners
    String through bridge
    Corian nut and saddle
    Worth brown strings with Fremont Soloist low G
    Mahogany neck
    Rosewood fingerboard

    Very comfortable to play and setup is great.

    Tone to the player is fairly quiet and mellow, but as you'll see in the video, it's louder and brighter out in front.

    No pics yet but here's the unboxing:

    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

    !Flukutronic!

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    Congratulations Jim. What a fabulous choice for a travel/out of the case ukulele, I quite like the flat lander body shape. I own a Bonanza, Pete and Shelley are so wonderful to deal with.

    Enjoy,

    Steve.
    The Dude Abides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicysteve View Post
    Congratulations Jim. What a fabulous choice for a travel/out of the case ukulele, I quite like the flat lander body shape. I own a Bonanza, Pete and Shelley are so wonderful to deal with.
    Yeah, I like "pineapple" style bodies and the flat bottom is a bonus. Agree on Pete/Shelley. I already have a third in the pipeline.
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

    !Flukutronic!

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    These look nice! Agree that the Bonanza people are good people too!
    "If a lot of people play the ukulele, the world would be a better place to live."

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    Nice review Jim!

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    Good Review, makes me want to investigate Bonanza for a possible aquisition of a more robust ukulele.

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    Just received my Bonanza "Oreo" baritone. Add my voice to those of the others singing the praises for Pete and Shelley Mai. I think I might come down with a case pf BAS (Bonanza Acquisition Syndrome) soon. The build quality, options available, and innovative ideas are all hard to beat. Add the friendly, helpful customer service that really stands out, and Bonanza ukes could easily become addicting! If you haven't checked them out, you really owe it to yourself to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griole View Post
    Just received my Bonanza "Oreo" baritone. Add my voice to those of the others singing the praises for Pete and Shelley Mai. I think I might come down with a case pf BAS (Bonanza Acquisition Syndrome) soon. The build quality, options available, and innovative ideas are all hard to beat. Add the friendly, helpful customer service that really stands out, and Bonanza ukes could easily become addicting! If you haven't checked them out, you really owe it to yourself to do so.
    I love my tenor Oreo. it has great sound and looks. Very good price, too. A friend has one on order.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Jim, nice Uke. Looks to be perfect for your purpose. I’ve only read good things about Bonanza. Can you comment on graphtech tuners. What a wonderful choice for HPL ukulele!

    Jerry, did you do new Uke day on your Oreo. I’ve been eyeing those. What woods and any comments on this instrument. Sorry Jim, not trying to hijack this thread. Jerry , if you’ve done Oreo review link me or pics. LOL would be nice perhaps in another thread!

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    Congrats Jim, that is a nice uke indeed. Sounds like it'll be put to good use.
    Kala KA-TE tenor uke (currently tuned re-entrant gCEA)
    Kala APB-CTG baritone uke (currently tuned DGBE)
    Ohana BK-35CG baritone uke (currently tuned low-octave ADF#B)
    Various guitars, banjos, and basses

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