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    Default Bank Counter Uke ...

    I recently salvaged a lifetime of Mahogany :)

    blas 006.jpgblas 007.jpgneck 011.jpgneck 012.jpg

    Build diary here :
    https://boydellini.weebly.com/bankjob.html

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    Beautiful, creative old-school..........like your materials! Or should I say old-bank?

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    Stunning!
    Love your creativity.
    If your uke is too loud, your neighbours are wrong.

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    Amazing job. I loved the detailed step by step details. How does she play?

    Kamaka pineapple gold label - 1950s
    Kamaka custom soprano, gold label. 1960s?
    Mele pineapple - koa and mahogany - modern
    Kamaka tenor - 2002
    Mele, Braddah tenor 1990s
    Slingerland banjolele Maybell - 1920s

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    Hmm...bank wood. Very INTERESTing. I gotta give you a lot of CREDIT for that one. Play us a few NOTEs on it. I hope you SAVED the rest of that wood

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    Thank you all. It was a very fortunate find.
    The joy of seeing something come to life from a simple lump of wood, never fades.

    I still need to do the final finish and, make a bridge so, it will be the new year before she plays.

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    Looks awesome!

    I love it when stuff gets recycled/re-purposed and gets a second life and something as wonderful as any musical instrument.

    Future builds could have a (small) '$' (dollar sign) or other currency symbol inlay somewhere (head-plate?) to commemorate the provenance/source of the wood used...

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Fantastic! It must give you extra sense of pride and joy when playing the uke knowing what it was and how it looked in its "previous life".
    Tenor:
    Mya Moe Classic Koa #2052

    Concert:
    Hoffmann ML Style Cedar/Ebony, LoPrinzi Nova MS-C Mahogany/Spruce, , Knaile'a KPA C Premium Koa, Kiwaya KMC-K Koa, Pono RC-C-PC Cedar/Rosewood, Kala Waterman KA CWB Green

    Long Neck Soprano:
    KoAloha KSM-02 Koa

    Soprano:
    Lanikai LU-21 Laminate Mahogany (My Very First Uke!), Kamaka Pineapple 100th Anniversary Koa, Maui Music SK-41 "Pre-Fire" Koa, Romero Creations XS Soprano Spalted Mango, Ohana SK 50G Cedar/Rosewood, Zimnicki Soprano Koa

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    Any idea how many ukuleles can you build out of this batch of mahogany ?
    Waiting patiently to hear it's voice.
    Brenda

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    Wow, oh wow, and from a reclaimed bank counter! That mahogany is going to sound so sweet.
    Thanks for posting. It was a real joy to go through the build diary and the pictures really make me appreciate the labour and craftsmanship that went into this. The details, like the bank form as the label and using the keyhole, are such a special touch! The binding/puffing looks amazing. The recipient is indeed a lucky person to be getting such a unique instrument.

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