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02-25-2016, 03:16 AM
Mahogany concert, Sinker Redwood concert and curly Koa concert

02-25-2016, 05:12 AM
These are really nice.
Loving the Koa!

I have a soft spot for Concert builds!

02-25-2016, 07:03 AM
I like that sinker redwood. Is the body redwood too?

Pete Howlett
02-25-2016, 07:03 AM
Have you tried joining the neck at the 13th Fret? These look 'top heavy'. If you did, it would also be a better bridge placement.

02-25-2016, 07:27 AM
Nice looking ukes... Are you going to try a rosette on the next one ?.

02-25-2016, 05:12 PM
Nice, fun looking ukes. I can tell by the fretboard wear that one is getting a lot of play too... Only one observation (see thread: How many luthiers does it take to change a lightbulb?): Cut those string whiskers back to the bridge. Looks so much cleaner. Toe nail clippers work great! Sorry. My pet peeve. Otherwise, nice work.

Peace Train
02-25-2016, 08:46 PM
Love the rough looking headstock on the koa build! Nice design choice.

02-26-2016, 01:20 AM
Thanks all for the comments. The body of the sinker redwood is Poplar and back is Mahogany.. No rosettes for me.. String ends don't bother me.. Spalted Koa headstock is my favorite.. The geared tuner does make the Koa heavy on the headstock side, but not an issue for me. I have done ukes with body meeting at the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth fret. I understand what you mean Pete, thanks for your advice. I also highly respect your opinion..