Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke

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Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke

Post by Allen » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:48 pm

A Taropatch uke is an 8 string concert tuned to gG, cC, ee, aa. I really have no idea why it's only the concert that is called this except that perhaps for the longest time a tenor uke wasn't considered a ukulele.

Made with Australian Blackwood and King Billy soundboard. the fret board, peg head veneers and bridge in Gidgee. K&K Aloha Twin pickup. Finished in 60% gloss lacquer.
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Re: Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke

Post by Gazm » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:51 pm

Monumental effort!!.....SUPERB comes to mind, requesting a sound play of this little beaudy.

Well done!

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Re: Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke

Post by Allen » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:44 am

The fellow that this is going to is a very accomplished player and will be doing some sound samples of it.
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Re: Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke

Post by soulman » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:00 pm

That's an other ripper Allen. Real nice piece of Blackwood.
Did you make the fingerboard a touch wider to accommodate the extra strings?
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Re: Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke

Post by Allen » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:47 am

Yes, they are typically either 38 or 40 mm at the nut. Double the difference from your normal nut and add that to what your string spacing at the saddle normally is.
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Re: Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke

Post by kiwigeo » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:44 am

Nice work Allen. What are the tuners? Theyre planetaries?
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Re: Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke

Post by Allen » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:01 am

Yes, they are Peg Head tuners at 4:1. Very light as there is a real possibility for something like this to be head heavy. These make it a perfect balance.
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Re: Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke

Post by kiwigeo » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:17 pm

Thanks Allen
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Re: Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke

Post by demonx » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:11 am

That's some damn fine looking timber and an equally impressive little uke!

Great work as always.

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Re: Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke

Post by Dennis Leahy » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:08 am

Allen, that is an incredibly gorgeous instrument. I look forward to sound samples.
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