perjantai 23. elokuuta 2013

Wait... there's a third ukulele!

The ukes we made with my sons are now in almost daily playing, and the first chord shapes have already taken shape. After finishing them, I just had to make one for myself too. I started the project some time ago, and it's been hanging on the shelves for months, waiting for the right time. Once the right time hit me, I rushed it together in just two or three weeks. Everything being so small, it's pretty fast to accomplish.

Here is a little sound sample of the latest one. Recorded with small diaphragm mic in the left channel, and home made piezo contact soundboard transducer in the right.

And here are some more pictures of the ukuleles, family and individual

The only fretboard decoration (in addition to the perfect shine in ebony) is this mosaic pin with Finnish spectrolite in the middle
Waverly uke tuning machines with solid koa knobs
All koa with ebony fingerboard and bridge and sapele /walnut three piece neck and flamed maple binding. Scale is 400mm, which gives the uke good tension in standard tuning (G-C-E-A)
Every build has some accidents. This time, the centerline of the back didn't get lined up when gluing it to the sides. 
Thank you Island Tonewoods for the Koa set!
It's all about flames, you know! The instrument with such miniature dimensions must have some eye candy.

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