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    Default Calling all Tinguitar ukulele owners!

    Hi all,

    I've just sold a ukulele meaning I can put the money to buying local and commissioning a ukulele from a builder in the UK (shout out to Gotaukulele's Baz for his Facebook post that pointed me in the right direction!)

    I've decided to comission a tinguitar tenor and was just looking for people to share their experiences with me, and hopefully help build up the excitement. I sure could use some. I work in the NHS (shout out to all health care and key workers!) and whilst I'm not front line there's stuff behind the scenes to ensure care for our usual caseload continues and it's been tricky to say the least.

    So please share! And stay safe <3
    x
    ~ "Music washes away the dust of everyday life" ~



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    I'd be interested to know why you chose Tinguitar (I've heard good things but I've never seen one in person). Also interested to know if the LFDM is coming back on the market or if the previous owner just really wanted it back?
    Kamaka HF-3DC - Kanile'a Custom Tenor - KoAloha KTM-S00 - Pono MGTP5-PC

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    I've got one of Rob's soprano ukes ... the basic, no frills model. I bought it second hand about three years ago (it was my second uke ever, I think.) It is very light and the projection is fantastic. I would definitely recommend his work.
    "The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place" George Bernard Shaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Counter View Post
    I'd be interested to know why you chose Tinguitar (I've heard good things but I've never seen one in person). Also interested to know if the LFDM is coming back on the market or if the previous owner just really wanted it back?
    That's exactly it. Heard good things about the builder - both his ukes and as a general person. Also I'm able to get something that's pretty much to my spec at what I think is a fabulous price.
    PM'd you about the lfdm - no other plans to sell it at present
    ~ "Music washes away the dust of everyday life" ~



    Location: UK

    Concert - Kanile'a KSC-C NFC spruce + cocobolo
    Tenor - Anuenue UT200 Sumi Kobo sinker cedar + ziricote Risa LP Cherry sunburst
    For sale - Kala KA-SRMT-TRI Kanile'a 2019 Platinum Pineapple

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    I have one. What exactly do you wish to know?

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    My soprano built by Rob is a wonderful little beast! As gentle as a summer breeze when tickled, but able to roar like a lion if needed. Perfect intonation and finish, it is simply a joy to play. I met Rob at a 'Ukulele Gathering' in Belper, a small town near my own, which was organised by Phil Doleman of the (then) Ukulele Duo The ReEntrants. I played a couple of Robs instruments that day, and decided that one day I would own one.
    Fast forward a year or so, and many of us attended the 'Snowdonia Ukulele Gathering' organised by another player and all round good bloke, Sunny Jim.
    I had contacted Rob by email and PM on another forum, and he brought along the little instrument that I desired. We met, I played it and instantly bought it. As I recall, Rob also supplied me with some finishing oil that I had asked about, for something I was working on at the time.
    Rob Collins is a gentleman, and a maker of fine instruments. If you are seriously ordering one from him, (I.M.O.) you will never regret it!
    All power and respect to you Concert,Tenor and Baritone players, but Soprano is what does it for me every time! (And my beautiful Sopranino!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripock View Post
    I have one. What exactly do you wish to know?
    Just what you think of it. Anything you have to tell really...
    ~ "Music washes away the dust of everyday life" ~



    Location: UK

    Concert - Kanile'a KSC-C NFC spruce + cocobolo
    Tenor - Anuenue UT200 Sumi Kobo sinker cedar + ziricote Risa LP Cherry sunburst
    For sale - Kala KA-SRMT-TRI Kanile'a 2019 Platinum Pineapple

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDog View Post
    My soprano built by Rob is a wonderful little beast! As gentle as a summer breeze when tickled, but able to roar like a lion if needed. Perfect intonation and finish, it is simply a joy to play. I met Rob at a 'Ukulele Gathering' in Belper, a small town near my own, which was organised by Phil Doleman of the (then) Ukulele Duo The ReEntrants. I played a couple of Robs instruments that day, and decided that one day I would own one.
    Fast forward a year or so, and many of us attended the 'Snowdonia Ukulele Gathering' organised by another player and all round good bloke, Sunny Jim.
    I had contacted Rob by email and PM on another forum, and he brought along the little instrument that I desired. We met, I played it and instantly bought it. As I recall, Rob also supplied me with some finishing oil that I had asked about, for something I was working on at the time.
    Rob Collins is a gentleman, and a maker of fine instruments. If you are seriously ordering one from him, (I.M.O.) you will never regret it!
    Took the plunge and paid my deposit to secure a build slot. Let the anticipation begin!
    ~ "Music washes away the dust of everyday life" ~



    Location: UK

    Concert - Kanile'a KSC-C NFC spruce + cocobolo
    Tenor - Anuenue UT200 Sumi Kobo sinker cedar + ziricote Risa LP Cherry sunburst
    For sale - Kala KA-SRMT-TRI Kanile'a 2019 Platinum Pineapple

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    Rob's a great guy and a fine builder - you won't be disappointed.

    John Colter

    ps - the usual commission, Rob?

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    I have a soprano and a super tenor from him. I like both the instruments from him, his ukes ring up the neck really well and generally are great instruments for players. Not too heavy on eye candy but a robust, good sounding instrument.
    I was very tempted to pick up the tenor he has listed on his site right now as available.

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