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fretie
04-15-2015, 07:13 PM
Sort of a grim subject line....but not so grim is the art project that I'm imagining.

I would like to use wood from the body of a uke that...well, that did not quite make it as a uke. Ideally I'd like to use some curly koa and some curly mango but if I can't find any ukes that didn't make the grade, perhaps I can buy some pieces of the thin wood you use to craft the uke body.

Maybe I'm a bit mad here thinking I might be able to purchase a uke corpse from a luthier. And it might be more realistic to buy some wood from a uke maker....that said, I'd prefer the uke shape to just a rectanger piece of wood.

My art project is still just a concept at this point. Determining whether I can find the necessary wood is the first step towards taking this from an abstract idea to the start of a piece of art.

thanks in advance for any suggestions or helpful comments.

Jim Hanks
04-16-2015, 02:31 AM
You might want to send an email to some wood vendors to see if they have any off cuts or scraps they would sell you cheaply. Here are a couple I've dealt with that might be able to help:
http://ukuleletonewood.com/ukulele-tonewoods
http://www.pacificcoastwoods.net/Luthier%20Source.html

fretie
04-16-2015, 04:21 PM
You might want to send an email to some wood vendors to see if they have any off cuts or scraps they would sell you cheaply. Here are a couple I've dealt with that might be able to help:
http://ukuleletonewood.com/ukulele-tonewoods
http://www.pacificcoastwoods.net/Luthier%20Source.html

Thanks, I appreciate those links.