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Rob Uker
07-24-2017, 08:09 AM
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This is a progress shot of a ukulele I'm building that was inspired by the BC Rich Mockingbird guitar.
Check out my facebook for more pictures.

https://www.facebook.com/RIGuitars

spookelele
07-24-2017, 09:11 AM
Looks neat. What is the hole for?

spookelele
07-24-2017, 09:15 AM
oh....it's not solid body... sweet!

Rob Uker
07-24-2017, 09:21 AM
Yeah. It's an acoustic. I can't wait to hear what is sounds like.

Nickie
07-26-2017, 04:29 AM
What an interesting shape! What is the basis for that, is it an improved tone? Or is it appearance? It certainly is an attention getter!

Booli
07-26-2017, 06:04 AM
What an interesting shape! What is the basis for that, is it an improved tone? Or is it appearance? It certainly is an attention getter!

FYI:

http://www.buyflee.pk/2866-thickbox_default/bc-rich-mgfrbk-mockingbird-fr-electric-guitar.jpg

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.C._Rich_Mockingbird

Tenor
07-26-2017, 06:18 AM
Nice woodworking there, Rob.

Rob Uker
07-26-2017, 06:38 AM
As you can see in the picture the original guitar is intended to be a solid body electric.
I do a lot of adapting solid body guitar designs to acoustic ukuleles. The quality of the sound always surprises me in a good way.
I admit traditional designs by trained luthiers using top grade koa sound better then mine. But my calling is to build completely one of a kind instruments inspired by Rock n Roll guitars.

Rob Uker
08-01-2017, 03:47 AM
Almost Done101910

Rob Uker
08-10-2017, 07:44 AM
I finished building my mockingbird ukulele.
Here are some pictures and a 30 second video.
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http://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/mockingbird-1