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Ukemakinmecrazy
05-01-2017, 08:10 AM
Finish ain't great, but it sounds awesome.
https://youtu.be/dpKJB_tklP4

Ukemakinmecrazy
05-01-2017, 08:13 AM
I am really a fan of how the sycamore binding looks against a dark body.

Bonanza Pete
05-01-2017, 12:13 PM
Beautiful job. Love the headstock.
NOW LET'S HEAR IT.

Pete Howlett
05-01-2017, 03:05 PM
Well done - very interesting manga/pokemon style headstock.

Ukemakinmecrazy
05-01-2017, 06:09 PM
Please excuse my horrific playing. I really need to focus on learning to play now. It is really punchier sounding than this sound clip shows. Don't know if that is considered good or bad. Cell phone video with accompanying poor cell phone audio.



https://youtu.be/MLlds354W44

Ukemakinmecrazy
05-01-2017, 06:25 PM
Thanks Pete! Building is fun, but a lot more technical than I first thought it would be. I hope to get better at finishing them, that has been my biggest challenge on this first one. Rattle can nitro lacquer.
Beautiful job. Love the headstock.
NOW LET'S HEAR IT.

sequoia
05-01-2017, 07:29 PM
Finish looks pretty good to me. Nice work. Sounds good too. Very nice first build.

greenscoe
05-01-2017, 09:12 PM
Congratulations on your first built, complete with a rosette and binding. It looks and sounds great. Now that you know how to make a uke, there's a lifetime ahead of you seeing if you can make a better looking, better sounding, different shaped......................well there's no end to what you may find you have to do. Welcome to the club and many happy days of perfecting your craft and of becoming a musician.

tobinsuke
05-02-2017, 02:52 AM
Looks and sounds great. That was an ambitious first build, and you should be very proud of the results. Nice work!

Ukemakinmecrazy
05-02-2017, 08:25 AM
On a side note, This uke originally had a cedar top and after I put it together and strung it up, it played nicely.......until I dropped it on the garage floor. Shattered the cedar top. Had to remove it and decided to go back with redwood. :wallbash:

UkulelesRcooL
05-08-2017, 02:14 PM
wow.. what a tragedy..(In dropping it and shattering the soundboard). but...........You got experience fixing it... that's skills worth having... Very nice job... and it sounds great...

Ukejenny
06-04-2017, 10:26 AM
Incredible look and sound! That headstock is striking - well the whole thing is gorgeous!!!