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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:45 pm 
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Hello,

I wanted to thank all the folks on the forum for their help. This is the first Uke I've built from scratch. I built one of the SM soprano kits for my first instrument and have since completed two guitars from scratch. This is my first Uke from scratch.

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- Built from GLS Tenor Uke plan
- Bocote Back, sides, fretboard, bridge and rosette
- Bearclaw Sitka spruce top
- Honduran mahogany neck
- Ebony and maple binding and purfling
- Pegheds tuning pegs
- Tung oil finish

This was built for my sons guitar teacher who is also a wonderful ukulele player. Looking forward to hearing him make it sing. Will post some recordings of it being played at a later time.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:31 pm 
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That is a sweet looking Ukulele, I love the woods that you have in it. Wow!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:38 am 
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Very nice. I like that low-gloss finish, seems to make the grain really stand out



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:20 pm 
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Very nice! What kind of camera setup



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:27 pm 
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Thanks! iPhone and a black backdrop I got from Amazon for 40 bucks. :D

I shot these with outside light. Some came out better than others.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:22 pm 
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That's a great looking uke. The bocote looks fantastic. I really like the design of your bridge. It's simple and elegant. Everything works together.

You must have the special optional excellent photo attachment for your i-phone. ;) You did a great job with that backdrop and the lighting.



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:05 am 
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bcombs510 wrote:
Thanks! iPhone and a black backdrop I got from Amazon for 40 bucks. :D

I shot these with outside light. Some came out better than others.


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Outdoor natural light? Wow...looks great!



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Very nice!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:43 pm 
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Beautiful Brad!
Sorry for the late response.

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Nice! Congrats!



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I think that's wonderful. It's beautiful in its own right, but it's also a soprano, which I really like about it. There are so many tenors on various threads. Nothing wrong with tenors, of course, but it's REALLY nice to see a soprano treated like a high quality instrument.



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very well executed .all the different coloured woods blend into a very original and aesthetic design , bravo !



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Nice uke. What size pegs did you use?



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:21 am 
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printer2 wrote:
Nice uke.

Thanks!

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What size pegs did you use?

They were the 7.5mm IIRC.

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Wow Dad!!!! :) She looks great!!! Great pics too bro!!! Congratulations!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:45 pm 
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Great job! Very nice. Congrats. I am starting my Stew-Mac uke kit soon, then I want to attempt one from scratch.



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Very nice Brad, I like the color contrasts. I'm building my wife one that will be done in a couple weeks. I'll post it then.

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