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Thread: FS: Toby Chennell Custom Archtop Soprano

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    Default FS: Toby Chennell Custom Archtop Soprano

    Having become a tenor devotee, I'm moving on my custom Jazzbox archtop soprano to fund a new project.

    It was made for me by Toby in 2015 and is intentionally 'bling-free'! - I wanted to link to the uke on Toby's website, but for some reason the site is down...

    It's non-bookmatched, all mahogany, with simply an abalone side dot at fret 7. I upgraded the tuners to Gotoh planetary but will send the originals too. The case is custom made by Toby and although quite a bit of the paint has come off the metal fittings, the changes are purely cosmetic and the case is as wonderful and bomb-proof as when I got it!

    I do think that it would benefit from a bit of a set up as I think the action is a bit high, and I also think that, much as I like them on other ukes, the Aquila Reds are maybe not the best set for this little beast.

    I've never been one to try to squeeze out the most I can from selling and, as said, I am moving this on as I just don't play sopranos that much now (though I will never sell my Pete Howlett sop!).

    So, price represents a desire to move the uke to someone who will love and play it. Commissioned new, the uke and case would cost at least 700.00 GBP.

    SOLD

    I am in the UK. Apologies that some of the images are not correctly orientated. I did try!!

    Ben
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    there's something you don't see every day.

    what is the scale length?

    Any idea what shipping to U.S. would be or is that even an option - asking for a friend.
    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
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, A, UG1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    there's something you don't see every day.

    what is the scale length?

    Any idea what shipping to U.S. would be or is that even an option - asking for a friend.
    Hey Jim!

    I always catch your posts...don't you have enough 'ukulele?!

    Scale length is 14" and a quick online enquiry would put shipping to the US at $45-50 USD.

    Ben

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    Enough?!? It's enough when I SAY it's enough!
    Um, yes, you're probably right.
    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
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, A, UG1

    !Flukutronic!

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    Ha! Thanks for the interest, though.

    I'm sure it'll catch someone's eye.

    Ben

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    Very unique! Best of luck with the sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jksk8in View Post
    Very unique! Best of luck with the sale.
    Thank you so much!

    Ben

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    Interesting looking uke. How was the deep, curve (front and back) achieved? Was it carved from the solid?

    John Colter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    Interesting looking uke. How was the deep, curve (front and back) achieved? Was it carved from the solid?

    John Colter
    Hi John

    Yes, it is carved into the archtop and back from solid pieces of mahogany, achieving the same sort of thickness gauge as a flat top/back.

    Ben

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