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Author:  kente777 [ Sat May 20, 2017 5:01 am ]
Post subject:  Looking for a custom uke

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

Author:  dpetrzelka [ Sat May 20, 2017 5:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for a custom uke

Ken, Aaron Keim of Mya Moe and Beansprout instruments makes wonderful ukuleles. Several friends own his work, and he specializes in ukes.

Author:  Allen McFarlen [ Sat May 20, 2017 11:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for a custom uke

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.

Author:  saltytri [ Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for a custom uke

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.


Author:  Goat Rock Ukulele [ Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for a custom uke

I often do arm bevels on tenors. I haven't done one on a concert but would not be against doing so. On a soprano no. I keep my bevels modest.

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