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    Default NUD: Southern Cross Banjo Uke

    I recently bought this right here on UU, and it's a beauty. It looks and sounds great. It was made by Dennis P. O'Neill in New Zealand, and is based on the old Gibson banjo uke.

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    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Very nice. I can easily see the resemblance to a Gibson. Is that soprano size, 6 inch pot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dohle View Post
    Very nice. I can easily see the resemblance to a Gibson. Is that soprano size, 6 inch pot?
    Concert, 8"
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    His instruments are beautiful. I always wished I could afford one.
    Too bad he's no longer going to build, but things in life change.

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    Wow, it looks exactly like a Gibson.
    Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain-janeway View Post
    His instruments are beautiful. I always wished I could afford one.
    Too bad he's no longer going to build, but things in life change.
    Dennis is no longer making spec instruments. But he is happy to make an instrument on order. If you are ready, drop him a line and start the process.

    I was fortunate to be able to buy a spec tenor banjo uke from him. He is a nice guy, and a pleasure to work with.

    I don't know if he, or the other Aussies that frequent these forums, are doing okay with the fires that are raging across the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    Dennis is no longer making spec instruments. But he is happy to make an instrument on order...
    I don't know if he, or the other Aussies that frequent these forums, are doing okay with the fires that are raging across the country.
    Check his latest post - latest word is that he's retired from building, period. He's in New Zealand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    I don't know if he, or the other Aussies that frequent these forums, are doing okay with the fires that are raging across the country.
    Pity the poor Kiwis who get lumped in with Aussies.

    I've been watching "Brokenwood Mysteries," a TV series from NZ, and I noticed the difference in accent right away.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    Wow, it looks exactly like a Gibson.
    Congrats!
    Yes, and I like the fact that it's a tribute to the old Gibson.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I recently bought this right here on UU, and it's a beauty. It looks and sounds great. It was made by Dennis P. O'Neill in New Zealand, and is based on the old Gibson banjo uke.

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    Nice to see it again, and nice to see it has been well played and not just hanging on a wall somewhere. Hope you enjoy it Jerry.
    Kind Regards
    Dennis

    dponeil@xtra.co.nz
    Southern Cross Banjo Ukes & Ukuleles
    Proudly Hand Crafted in
    New Zealand.

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