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grenosi
04-19-2015, 10:41 AM
Hi!

I'd like to show you a tenor ukulele I finished last December. It is inspired by the the Viennese tradition of guitar making. The shape is taken from a guitar of Ludwig Reisinger.

Here are some pictures:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL0zZ45s7wU

Some technical information:
Top: spruce
back, sides: curly maple
neck: beech
(flying) fingerboard: pear
bridge: ebony
tuners: pegheds
pickup: K&K sounds Aloha twin

Greetings from Vienna,
Gregor

Pete Howlett
04-19-2015, 11:10 AM
Gregor - I love the work you do. Re-imagining classic instruments is a favourite building 'conceit' of mine and can be a bit hit or miss re proportions and the compromises aesthetic considerations dictate. This works really well. Well done :) :)

McX
04-19-2015, 11:18 AM
That's a truly beautiful instrument, elegant in its simplicity. Thanks for sharing.

lauburu
04-19-2015, 11:37 AM
A great interpretation of a classic guitar - and it seems to work well right up the fretboard. Thanks for sharing
Miguel

PhilUSAFRet
04-19-2015, 01:13 PM
Absolutely love it!

little timber
04-19-2015, 02:38 PM
Is the picture playing tricks on my eyes or does the neck angle towards the soundboard?

ksquine
04-20-2015, 08:12 AM
Very beautiful. That side profile made me look twice at the lean-forward neck angle.

powdrell
04-20-2015, 09:50 PM
Nice back arch....probably really responsive back.....beautiful design/workmanship....

grenosi
04-22-2015, 09:50 AM
Hi!
Thank you very much for your very nice comments. Your words are balm for my soul. :)
Yes, the neck leans forward about 3 degrees, so I can keep the bridge low.
The back has a 2 meter radius and is quite thick (nearly 3 mm).

Greetings from Vienna,
Gregor

mvinsel
04-29-2015, 02:40 PM
Very beautiful.
Are the woods stained or colored, or is this from a rich amber varnish or some kind?
Thanks for sharing & inspiration.
-Vinnie

grenosi
04-30-2015, 03:48 AM
To stain the wood I use aqua dissolutiva. The finish is done with shellac.