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Thread: New Bass Day - Custom Bruce Wei Arts carved archtop bass uke.

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    Default New Bass Day - Custom Bruce Wei Arts carved archtop bass uke.

    Here's my latest custom bass uke made by Bruce Wei Arts in Vietnam. I saw a tenor uke of this design on his eBay store and asked if he could make it as a 23" scale bass uke. He said yes for $800 including express shipping.

    It took about 4 months for his work, but he doesn't do electronics, so I took it to my luthier, Eric's Guitar in Van Nuys, CA to add a preamp and pickup I had, plus a set of Gotoh gold tuners I had, and a set of Gold Tone/La Bella MBLS 25" flatwound strings I had. His work was $280. Eric said Bruce's build was very well done.

    It has a solid carved spruce top, solid spruce truss rod cover, solid walnut sides, solid walnut and flame maple carved alternating back, solid maple and walnut neck, sold ebony faceplate, fretboard, bridge, tailpiece and arm rest, solid flame maple binding on the neck. I had him add the leaf design sound hole to the faceplate and tailpiece.

    I plays great and I'm extremely happy with it.


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    That's a looker for sure!
    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
    Southern Cross concert GCEA
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, A, UG1

    !Flukutronic!

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    Absolute beauty.

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    Wow, very, very nice job he did, I am thinking on taking bass lessons

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    Quote Originally Posted by perep View Post
    Wow, very, very nice job he did, I am thinking on taking bass lessons
    Check out Stephen cox, he has tons of different lessons...
    Just Play

    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Waverly Street banjolele - Worth Browns
    Tenor: Martin Iz - Living Water low G
    UBass: Kala FS2 (fretless) - Pahoehoe

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    Mike, That is really a beautiful instrument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UkerDanno View Post
    Check out Stephen cox, he has tons of different lessons...
    Thanks for the help
    Don here in oregon

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