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  • #47618
    lhamilton
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    Hi,

    My new ukulele arrived a few weeks ago. It’s a carbon fibre tenor ukulele made by Synergy Instruments in a town not to far away from Toronto. It’s got lovely tone and I’m really enjoying playing it.

    Linda

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    #47623
    lisadmh
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    Pretty! Do we get to hear a clip? Congrats on your new little guy!

    #47624
    lhamilton
    Participant

    ๐Ÿ™‚ — Here’s my June Challenge entry —

    #47625
    robinboyd
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    Hi Linda. Has that uke been set up? Watching you play it makes me think you have a pretty high action.

    #47626
    lhamilton
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    Yes. It has a high action, but I’m getting used to it (I’d had the instrument for only a few days when I recorded). A high action can be good for tone which I like — and I’m not finding it hard to fret in the first fret (I had that problem on a mandolin and had to get the action lowered). I’m finding the tone has a bell-like sound which is especially pleasant for more classical pieces.

    Also, because it’s man-made materials, it’s in tune with itself — which I like a lot.

    I find it interesting that the uke is much heavier than my other tenor. I would have thought that carbon fibre would be lighter. I like the very smooth rounded neck — my fluke tenor has a bit of a corner on the neck which occasionally irritates my thumb.

    I got it with a pickup and am curious to play with it and an amp and effects down the road.

    Linda

    #47632
    lhamilton
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    By the way — one of the benefits of carbon fibre instruments is that they are very sturdy and will not readily scratch or crack or be damaged by getting wet. One carbon fibre harpmaker advertised his large celtic harp by tossing it off a balcony into a swimming pool and hitting it with a hammer. They generally require less tuning since they aren’t affected by humidity.

    Some studies have found that carbon fibre instruments have different tonal qualities than wooden instruments do, with the sound penetrating more widely through a room.

    Linda

    #47633
    Andrew
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    A buddy of mine plays a guitar made out of CF. I always thought they were cool and your uke sounds and looks awesome!

    #47634
    lhamilton
    Participant

    Thanks, Andrew! I’m relieved it finally arrived — I’ve been waiting since March for it. We’ve had lockdowns that slowed the luthiers.

    Linda

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