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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:35 am 
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Wow looks great, lets see more pics.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:43 am 
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I definitely need more pics! That inlay looks pretty sweet!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:27 am 
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Sweet inlay. Looks like a small but functional work area....


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:05 am 
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Thanks guys.

Yep, a very small space but it does the job. I'm actually working on two guitars in there at the moment which is a bit of a struggle.

Speaking of struggling, I'm battling with an ageing mac so I have my fingers crossed I can load some more images here....


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:11 am 
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And a few pics under frets...
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The flowers are white MOP and the leaves are red abalone. I'm a bit disappointed with the abalone, not as much colour as I had hoped but some pieces have great markings.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:20 am 
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A couple of pics of the guitar ready for finishing.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:24 am 
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And finally for this evening, a couple of pics of the finishing process.... in my high-tec finishing laboratory...

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I've been very lucky with the weather over the past few months. Wellington is not reknown for its sunny days but we've had our share of late.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:15 am 
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I like it - especially the inlays.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:33 pm 
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SteveSmith wrote:
I like it - especially the inlays.

Me too!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:24 pm 
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So now we've got extra time I'm doing a bit of work on prepping for some better images of the finished product and figuring out how I will go about the video. Until then, here are a few more images of the build in it's final stages.

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My customer - my 6YO daughter - is really happy with the result. It's great that she can sit with me now and strum away. We're a long way off "making music" but I'm just happy that she wants to pick it up and make sound!

I think I've achieved my goal of making it soft on little fingers. The combination of silk & steel strings, the short scale and the standard tuning make it very comfortable. I expect it will spend most of it's life in standard tuning to keep the tension low, although initial impression is that it really sings in terz.

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I don't like it at all !! pfft pfft BECAUSE It beats my build HANDS DOWN !!! gaah laughing6-hehe Great job . [:Y:] [clap]

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That sure is a purdy lil thang! [:Y:]

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:00 pm 
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I guess that's nice if you are into instruments that are not re-topped ukuleles. laughing6-hehe

Nice job. I'm sure your daughter is going to be very happy with it!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Tony_in_NYC wrote:
I guess that's nice if you are into instruments that are not re-topped ukuleles. laughing6-hehe

Nice job. I'm sure your daughter is going to be very happy with it!


Thanks Tony. I was planning a re-topped uke but couldn't figure out how to get all those tops in under the price limit beehive
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Here's photographic proof of a happy customer :D

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:56 am 
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[:Y:] [:Y:] [clap] [clap] [clap] Nothing in the world better !

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:47 am 
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That's awesome!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:13 pm 
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That is really nice, I quite like the Benedittoesque inlays!

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I like everything about this!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:57 am 
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Shane Woonton wrote:

Thanks Tony. I was planning a re-topped uke but couldn't figure out how to get all those tops in under the price limit beehive
;)
Shane


Oh no you didn't! laughing6-hehe

It isn't hard to come in under budget when you don't have a cute little redhead as an accessory.

Beautiful job and it looks to be the perfect size for her!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:28 pm 
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Now this is what it's all about!

My daughter's "Best" friend came over for a play-date the other day and the two of them just sat around the Christmas tree jamming on the guitars. The acoustic is my challenge build and the little pink electric I made for my daughter earlier in the year.

...not quite ready to record just yet but so happy to see them having fun!

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