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 Post subject: Looking for a custom uke
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:01 am 

Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:44 am
Posts: 25
Location: United States
I'm looking to have a custom soprano or concert uke commissioned. The only must-have options would be a soundport and arm bevel. PM me if you might be interested in being my builder.


Ken Eckerty

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:29 pm 
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Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:02 am
Posts: 250
First name: Daniel
Last Name: Petrzelka
State: Washington
Country: United States
Focus: Build
Ken, Aaron Keim of Mya Moe and Beansprout instruments makes wonderful ukuleles. Several friends own his work, and he specializes in ukes.

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:53 pm 

Joined: Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:44 pm
Posts: 436
Location: Australia
First name: Allen
Last Name: McFarlen
City: Mt. Sheridan
State: Qld.
Zip/Postal Code: 4868
Country: Australia
Focus: Build
Status: Professional
Is there a particular reason you need an arm rest on such a small instrument?

To build a good uke, the builder needs to squeeze everything they can out of the soundboard, and using up what little realestate there is on a soprano or concert.....well I would suspect all pro builders would try there best to talk you out of that, or down right refuse.

Sound port isn't really an issue though.

Allen R. McFarlen
Barron River Guitars & Ukuleles
Cairns, Australia

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:53 pm 

Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 7:34 am
Posts: 63
First name: David
Last Name: Ingalls
City: Ashland
State: OR
Zip/Postal Code: 97504
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Semi-pro
Allen is right on this. I even use thin, solid linings rather than kerfed to maximize the surface area that can be put to work.

+ on Aaron also.


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