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sequoia
07-10-2017, 05:30 PM
I was at an art gallery the other day showing my ukes which were next to a Ken Franklin guitar. I didn't know about Ken nor am I pushing his products. Actually the man lives just over the hill (mountain) from me and I was unaware of him and have never met him. Really solid instruments and he makes ukes too. It was a moment of "I am not worthy" to have my instruments next to this guy. There are luthiers and then there are... builders. Note: Interesting he uses a CA finish.

http://www.franklinguitars.com/Site/Ukuleles.html

Booli
07-10-2017, 06:47 PM
I have edited this in reference to geetee's comment below.

I guess my memory is failing. They say that is the first to go...

I do not recall any details, so I will just go with the flow and see where it takes me. :)

geetee
07-10-2017, 08:33 PM
Ken has been on this forum for a couple years now.
In fact, you've both posted in threads that he started (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/search.php?searchid=8905730). :uhoh:

He also contributed to a thread with discussion about using CA for finishing:

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?105557-Tenor-Build-Finish&p=1670099#post1670099

Ken Franklin
07-10-2017, 09:40 PM
Thanks for the post Sequoia. Wish I had made it over to meet you at the opening. I enjoy your posts here. I have used CA as a finish some but expense has moved me on to other finishes lately. Still an option though.

Chopped Liver
07-11-2017, 03:41 AM
Wow. Those are beautiful! Wow! Very nice work, Ken!

mainger
07-11-2017, 01:09 PM
That olive wood one is stunning! <3

sequoia
07-11-2017, 06:58 PM
Thanks for the post Sequoia. Wish I had made it over to meet you at the opening. I enjoy your posts here. I have used CA as a finish some but expense has moved me on to other finishes lately. Still an option though.

Yeah I would have loved to have talked with you. Your guitar was a big hit by the way. Many oohs and ahhs. Both my ukes were framing on either side right and left which gave my ukes some class cause of your incredible guitar. I actually sold one for pretty big money which is a huge bonus. The folks at the Elk Artist Collective are great people too and did a good job of displaying your guitar.

Picture below of one of my ukes at the Elk Collective. The one that didn't sell by the way.

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Ken Franklin
07-15-2017, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the extra info Sequoia. Hope to meet down the road some day.

finkdaddy
08-19-2017, 12:25 PM
Oh, my lord! Those instruments are stunning! To be honest, I wish that I hadn't seen them. Now I'm questioning everything I was going to do.

sequoia
08-19-2017, 05:59 PM
Oh, my lord! Those instruments are stunning! To be honest, I wish that I hadn't seen them. Now I'm questioning everything I was going to do.

Naw. Don't think about it too much. There are builders (you and me) and then there are luthiers (Ken). We all need something to aspire to.

finkdaddy
08-20-2017, 02:55 AM
Naw. Don't think about it too much. There are builders (you and me) and then there are luthiers (Ken). We all need something to aspire to.

Very true. ;)