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 Post subject: Looking for a custom uke
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:01 am 
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Walnut
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Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:44 am
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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.

Thx...

Ken Eckerty


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:29 pm 
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Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:02 am
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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.

https://www.thebeansprout.com


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:53 pm 
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Cocobolo
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Joined: Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:44 pm
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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.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:53 pm 
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Mahogany
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Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 7:34 am
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First name: David
Last Name: Ingalls
City: Ashland
State: OR
Zip/Postal Code: 97504
Country: USA
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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.

David
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