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Beau Hannam Ukuleles
01-15-2015, 04:46 AM
A while a back, I did a video on doing this sunburst- here is how it turned out.

Tasmanian Blackwood with customer rosette in Spalted maple, BRW and buckeye burl. Headstock is BRW, Fingerboard is Madagascan rosewood.

75055

75056

More about this here

http://www.beauhannamguitars.com/Sunburst-Players-Ukulele.html

fourstringsisplenty
01-15-2015, 03:24 PM
Holy crap! That's AMAZING!

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
01-16-2015, 05:39 AM
Holy crap! That's AMAZING!

Hahhahah- thanks- a hand rubbed burst on figured (or not figured) blackwood (or koa) always look really good- It's not about covering up the wood so much as highlighting its beauty.
It should be pointed out though that factories usually use strange cuts of wood on their sunbursted instruments- but they spray the burst on opaque so you can't see through it to the knots of wood etc.

Thats not what my bursts are about though.

pahu
01-17-2015, 01:25 PM
Beau- I've found burl-wood difficult to machine/sand/router. Any tips you would care to pass along?

PereBourik
01-17-2015, 04:07 PM
Mmmm. Tasty.

tangimango
01-17-2015, 09:19 PM
You the man. Sunburst on black wood just amazing, the color and depth with grains patterns.

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
01-18-2015, 06:50 AM
Beau- I've found burl-wood difficult to machine/sand/router. Any tips you would care to pass along?

I only really use burl veneer- i just glue it to something, then seal it with thin ca glue and sand to 220 then finish

pahu
01-18-2015, 10:34 AM
I only really use burl veneer- i just glue it to something, then seal it with thin ca glue and sand to 220 then finish

Thanks! Always great to get tips from the Pro s