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  1. #1
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    Default New Uke Day

    Domingo has arrived safe and well in Australia. It took less than two weeks to get to my place from Mystic, CT, via USPS and I am very pleased with their service.

    Domingo is a concert size Cordoba 25CK uke, made by hand in Portugal in 2008. I am the second owner.

    A full review of the uke later on, but for now
    YIIIPPPPEEEEEEE

    I am letting the uke acclimatise before getting into it. It has come from a humid summer in the US to deep cold winter here in Adelaide.
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    Bruce in Adelaide

    Makala Soprano MK-SN Precious
    Eleuke solid body electric Concert size in Rosewood, CC100-PHP Mini Hendrix
    Cordoba Concert 25CK solid 'acacia koa' grown in Portugal Domingo

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    C string re-strung (check) (was knotted over the saddle, see photo 4 above, and string turns rising up the peg, not down)
    thirsty fretboard and headstock oiled (check)
    whole of uke wiped down and polished with microfibre cloth (check)
    micro-inspection of uke (check)
    attached a strap button (check) (I am a clutz and can't play uke without dropping it unless it has a strap)
    added a new uke strap (check)
    attend to human needs as a result of too much excitement (check check check)

    I didn't mention yet how much I love this uke. I LOVE THIS NEW UKE. IT'S MY NEW MUSIC BUDDY. IT KEEPS CALLING OUT TO ME, COME AND PLAY.
    Last edited by brucemoffatt; 07-12-2011 at 06:25 PM.
    Bruce in Adelaide

    Makala Soprano MK-SN Precious
    Eleuke solid body electric Concert size in Rosewood, CC100-PHP Mini Hendrix
    Cordoba Concert 25CK solid 'acacia koa' grown in Portugal Domingo

    YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/user/brucemoffatt

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    Aloha Bruce,
    Sounds like you are finished with your checklist..and now go play your lovely uke...and have fun and enjoy..Happy Strummings..MM Stan

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    Congratulations. That uke is a definite looker!

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    That's quite a pretty ukulele. I'm glad her long journey is over! Congratulations!!
    -Ralf Youtz

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    The future is unwritten.

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    Looks good, how does it sound?
    Still pick'n,

    Cliff.

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    Congratulations on your new uke. Enjoy.
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    Hi Cliff. First impressions of the sound, based on my limited experience. I've been playing 10 months and own a Makala laminate soprano and a solid body eleuke.

    It is quite a bit louder than the Makala. The quality of sound is a fair bit different. It seems as if someone has gotten the soprano, turned up the mid range, filtered out the spiky top end, and added something I can't quite describe, a sort of broadness. It is definitely a uke sound, not a mini-guitar sound. If strummed with the backs of the fingernails it can be brash. If strummed with the meat of the thumb it is loud and mellow-ish, round and full without being boomy.

    To my ear it's a very nice uke sound. I'm hoping to show it off to other folks who have ukes to get a bit of a comparison against a better background sample.
    Bruce in Adelaide

    Makala Soprano MK-SN Precious
    Eleuke solid body electric Concert size in Rosewood, CC100-PHP Mini Hendrix
    Cordoba Concert 25CK solid 'acacia koa' grown in Portugal Domingo

    YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/user/brucemoffatt

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    I expect it would be louder than the laminate, that is why I went for the solid spruce top Riptide, well, that & the fact that I play acoustic Guitar.
    Still pick'n,

    Cliff.

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    oh my that is gorgeous. Beautiful wood Bruce. Now I know why you were so excited. It's an absolute sweetie mate. Congratulations!

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