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Thread: NUD: David Hanson (Cripple Creek) Teardrop Mahogany Soprano

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    Default NUD: David Hanson (Cripple Creek) Teardrop Mahogany Soprano

    I put a build thread up about this a while ago. David finished it up before the holidays, but due to the potential for holiday postal backup and my holiday travel plans we decided to have him wait to ship it until after the turn of the year.

    Well, it arrived at the office today and it really is a lovely and very unique instrument. Simply lovely work. Just take a look at that curly Koa faceplate!

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/efYPXaP5dbwc9rCz5

    - Favilla teardrop inspired body
    - Solid mahogany top, back, sides, and neck
    - 3-pointed crown headstock with curly, spalted koa faceplate
    - colored with reddish-brownish aniline dye and hand rubbed TruOil finish
    - 15 frets, 1.5" nut, 14" scale
    - Peghead tuners
    - We ended up deciding on a Ohana concert size pinapple case. David had to add a little padding to it, but it works quite well for this uke.

    I'll try to post a sound sample when I'm able to, but it might be a few days before I can get around to it.

    Looking forward to giving it a play.
    Weymann Model 10 Mahogany Soprano (c. 1918)
    David Hanson (Cripple Creek Mandolins) Mahogany Teardrop Soprano

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    Very nice! Congrats!

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    Sweeeeeeet
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    That is so cool looking!

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    Terrific looking uke. Great finish.
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    That's beautiful. It's similar to the Dewdrop, from Baltimore.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Lovely instrument. I look forward to hear a review and samples. Enjoy

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    Wow, it is unique. I love the wood color. I bet it sounds cool.
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    Thanks all. I'm finally going to have a chance to play with it today. I'll post something later on.
    Weymann Model 10 Mahogany Soprano (c. 1918)
    David Hanson (Cripple Creek Mandolins) Mahogany Teardrop Soprano

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    Okay. Just brought it home and really gave it a play for the first time. Very very pleased with both the volume and the tone!

    Also here it is next to my other ukes to give the idea of the size.

    20200117_100241.jpg


    Here's video of me showing and describing it:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/d7yC14oMtLGAPpHs5

    And here is a sound comparison with my other ukes:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/LXuCHyE8RKe62kcQA

    This was really the first time I had compared it to my other ukes so the video got a little long. Enjoy!

    Looks, sounds, and feels great! David made an awesome uke!
    Last edited by CPG; 01-17-2020 at 07:03 AM.
    Weymann Model 10 Mahogany Soprano (c. 1918)
    David Hanson (Cripple Creek Mandolins) Mahogany Teardrop Soprano

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