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Thread: New Ono Tenor - Claro Walnut and Port Orford Cedar

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    Default New Ono Tenor - Claro Walnut and Port Orford Cedar

    I've just completed this 17 inch tenor and it will soon be available at TheUkuleleSite.com. The back and sides are remarkably figured and colored claro walnut. The one piece back is unusual because it's not easy to find wood of this quality that is wide enough. The top is master grade Port Orford Cedar conventionally braced with three Carpathian Spruce tone bars. The fretboard and bridge are Macassar ebony and the bindings are bloodwood.









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    Oh my, what an absolute work of art David!!!
    The Dude Abides.

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    Lovely!! Looking forward to the recordings!

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    So pretty, and looking forward to hearing it played by skilled hands!

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    This looks like a masterpiece!

    I used to be disappointed that many gorgeous and wonderful hand made ukes were tenor sized, which I do not play. Now I breathe a sigh of relief as I would want to purchase and own so many of these.

    Looking forward to seeing this on the HMS site.

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    Looks fantastic David! But it is not the best looking Ono I have seen this week!


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    [Long drawn out whistle] Wow! David, that walnut is staggeringly beautiful! I wondered if it was a single piece.

    Is this a mellow sounding tenor with the cedar top and the walnut body?

    Your instruments are always wonderful. Thanks for sharing the photos. I'll look for it on the HMS website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow21 View Post
    This looks like a masterpiece!

    I used to be disappointed that many gorgeous and wonderful hand made ukes were tenor sized, which I do not play. Now I breathe a sigh of relief as I would want to purchase and own so many of these.

    Looking forward to seeing this on the HMS site.
    Me too. It's absolutely stunning but I can't play a tenor. Saves me money lol.

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    David,

    Always a pleasure to see your next creation. Man, this is one beautiful tenor.

    Bill

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    I don't own an Ono, but David is my favorite builder hands down. The ukes are always gorgeous in a simple understated way and they sound beautiful on the recordings. This one is no different. Well done!

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