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    Default Quick NUD - Part 1

    My Cocobolo concert #419 arrived today. It's a beauty. The mixture of dark red and light wood is stunning. I chose to try for this particular one in the lottery because of the amazing swirls of color, the mixture of dark and light wood on the sides, but mainly..... it was the eyes. There are two very distinctive "eyes" on the back. They instantly caught my attention. They looked at me. I think they kind of look like a a giant squid, or maybe an elephant. My mom thinks they are giant squid eyes. Whatever they are, they look so cool and soulful.

    I tuned her up, and even with fresh strings, she sounds wonderful. A good mix of bright & mellow. I'll give a more complete review of the sound, and the function of the MiSi pickup after the strings are settled, and I've had more playing time.

    One interesting thing. When I sent my mailing address to Kevin, he replied back that he grew up within a few miles of me in Sandy Utah. Small world.

    Pics of "the eyes" on the back, and the beautiful front swirls.
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    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019
    Cocobolo concert - 2019

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    Holy cats, that's pretty! Enjoy it, Rafter, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Gorgeous! Love the eyes! That one’ll really look out for you!

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    That's a real looker. Congratulations. It reminds me of the way the early Cocobolo ukes looked.

    Can't wait to hear how it sounds. Enjoy it.
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    That is truly beautiful, eyes and all. Score! Congrats on winning the lottery and getting it.
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    Very nice. I see a kraken, the chthulu
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    Yes, that is beautiful!
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Wow add me to the list giving you a great big congrats on a beautiful ukulele. Enjoy and Happy Strumming
    K
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    I vote elephant eyes!! I think the lines underneath make them look a little droopy like skin under an elephants eyes

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    Cross your fingers for me on 423. I like the way the pattern swirls on top and the wave up the neck. That or maybe 424.

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