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Here is my latest build, a ziricote tenor. This was my first chance to work with ziricote. The depth of the wood under the UV was impressive. Almost digital looking.

- Ziricote back and sides
- Spruce top
- Ziricote fretboard & bridge
- Maple bindings
- Gotoh Stealth tuners
- UV cured finish

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Looks terrific. Sound?? X brace or fan?? I am still using fan myself.


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Looks terrific. Sound?? X brace or fan?? I am still using fan myself.


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Thanks, Ed. I plan to give it a week or so to settle in and then record a clip.

I still use a fan brace pattern as well. This one I actually took the top back off of it after closing the box initially. The tap on the body sounded completely dead at first. I shaved the height down a couple mm and put the peak back on the braces. It helped, but it’s still stiff sounding to me.

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How about a closer shot of the back - looks great

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How about a closer shot of the back - looks great

Ed


Thanks, Ed!

Here is a shot I call the LeBron. ;)

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Wow, that’s some spectacular wood.


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I forgot to mention that my second ukulele from scratch was granadillo back and sides with mahogany sound board. Standard thickness, .07-.075, and it also seemed muffled until I installed fluorocarbon strings and played it pretty hard. Sound got better in a week or so.


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That's about the best looking Ziricote back I have seen. Nice job and lovely material selection

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Ruby50 wrote:
That's about the best looking Ziricote back I have seen. Nice job and lovely material selection

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Thanks, Ed! That means a lot.

The set came from our friends at Hibdon Hardwood. The finish and porefill are clear. The ziricote doesn’t typically need a filler but I did a couple thin coats anyway. It’s wild looking, I keep describing it as digital looking.

Appreciate the feedback. Take care!

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edstrummer wrote:
I forgot to mention that my second ukulele from scratch was granadillo back and sides with mahogany sound board. Standard thickness, .07-.075, and it also seemed muffled until I installed fluorocarbon strings and played it pretty hard. Sound got better in a week or so.


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Thanks, Ed. I will try a few different string types. It has Aquila Nylgut on there now.

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