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Bob Long
05-18-2016, 01:12 PM
My first post... thought I'd share my most recent uke.

actadh
05-18-2016, 05:20 PM
Beautiful looking ukulele.

Vespa Bob
05-19-2016, 04:46 AM
I like it! Would you care to give us more information on it, particularly how the artwork was applied?

Bob

Bob Long
05-19-2016, 05:40 AM
Thanks, Bob... The artwork was applied sometime between 1892 and 1916... The top and headplate are made from the soundboard of a Steinway piano. I've build 15 or 20 guitars and ukes with old sound boards... this is the only one with the the decal intact.

Bob Long
05-19-2016, 05:43 AM
Thanks, Laura!

johnson430
05-19-2016, 06:50 AM
Do you have a sound sample?
Very cool, btw.

ksquine
05-19-2016, 07:13 AM
Thanks, Bob... The artwork was applied sometime between 1892 and 1916... The top and headplate are made from the soundboard of a Steinway piano. I've build 15 or 20 guitars and ukes with old sound boards... this is the only one with the the decal intact.

Nice. I was wondering why the Steinway theme.

cml
05-19-2016, 07:53 AM
Really nice, and great photography as well! I like the lighting in the first picture especially.

Bob Long
05-19-2016, 08:38 AM
Do you have a sound sample?
Very cool, btw.

Thanks... No sample.

Bob Long
05-19-2016, 08:40 AM
Thanks, cml.

Bob Long
05-19-2016, 08:43 AM
Some of my other instruments here... http://longguitars.com/gallery/index.html

johnson430
05-19-2016, 11:00 AM
Some of my other instruments here... http://longguitars.com/gallery/index.html

Thanks for sharing this.

DanielHulbert
05-19-2016, 12:38 PM
That's a really neat way that the strings are tied at the bridge. Is that your design?

Bob Long
05-19-2016, 03:35 PM
That's a really neat way that the strings are tied at the bridge. Is that your design?
I wish I could say that was my idea... I saw it on a guitar somewhere... I do all the ukes and nylon string guitars like that now.