The repair is a minor one and the ukulele returned today. Man I really missed playing this ukulele. When it's right, it's perhaps my favorite sounding ukulele, certainly one of the very best I have. Like the great custom built ukulele it is, it plays effortlessly and feels really alive while I play it. It's hard to explain but the notes really bounce out of this thing. I guess I better pay better attention to humidifying it next winter so I won't be without it for an extended length of time again.
Anyway, as I've been playing the Mya-Moe myrtle concert a lot lately, I just had to compare the curly wood found on these ukes. The Glyph was supposed to be AAAA curly koa, and next to it, the Mya-Moe looks to be similarly curled. I like this type of curly appearance very much, and I'm very happy with the appearance of both of these ukes.
One thing I noticed is that the scale length of the Glyph mezzo soprano is exactly the same as the Mya-Moe concert. The mezzo is sort of a "long-scale" mezzo soprano in that it was joined at the 14th fret and Dave Means make the scale longer to place the bridge at the ideal spot. I thought the scale length is just a little less than a concert scale but at least when compared with the Mya-Moe concert, it is exactly the same. So I guess the mezzo soprano is something of a large bodied super-soprano, or a small bodied concert. Or a long-scale mezzo soprano...
Ok, enough of that, a couple of more pictures of the curly bros: