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gerardg
11-14-2017, 09:21 PM
Hello !
Next uke will be a Santo soprano.

Mahogany body and neck ( with carbon tube stringer ).
Follow story building on my blog if a little time ...

Advancement at this day: pic joined ...

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gerardg
11-25-2017, 10:15 PM
Body closed these days ...

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major7
11-26-2017, 01:49 PM
Looks good!

Peace Train
11-26-2017, 01:55 PM
That’s some pretty Mahogany. The pics on your blog look great!

gerardg
11-27-2017, 01:53 AM
Thank's for words.
Body wood is Samanguila wood, also called African Mahogany.


That’s some pretty Mahogany. The pics on your blog look great!

Vespa Bob
11-27-2017, 05:12 AM
I see another beauty on the way!

Bob

gerardg
11-29-2017, 07:33 AM
The same, Bob ... still an eye around your ukes ...


I see another beauty on the way!

Bob

gerardg
12-05-2017, 09:40 AM
Santo fingerboard just finished.

Rosewood.
2.9 mm. thickness.
Madolin frets.

Many pics about my way to do on the blog.

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sequoia
12-05-2017, 09:27 PM
Nice fret dressing there...

gerardg
12-10-2017, 04:28 AM
Four parts neck in progress ...
Mahogany.
With ultra strong tube stringer.

Many pics with close up on the blog.

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stevepetergal
12-10-2017, 04:41 AM
Did you put a finish on the inside of the instrument?

gerardg
12-10-2017, 05:03 AM
Yes.
Acrylic vernish ( some for painter's canvas )
on the back and sides.
To assure gluying,
and also to improve (a little ) sound projection toward the top.
For that, internal top face not vernished.



Dis you put a finish on the inside of the instrument?

gerardg
12-20-2017, 09:03 PM
Santo neck in progress.

On the blog for new pages.

.../...

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gerardg
12-25-2017, 02:08 AM
Santo neck at this day.

All the pics on the new blog page.

And have sweet time for this end of the year, dusty crew.

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gerardg
12-30-2017, 01:31 AM
The latest 2017 page of GG ukuleles blog.

Santo waiting for neck heel adjustement to body.

Have sweet time for 2018 jump !

Gérard.

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gerardg
01-06-2018, 09:00 AM
Blog up date.

Right this day.

Santo fingerboard glued on neck.

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gerardg
01-12-2018, 10:39 PM
New blog pages :

- Neck glued to the body.

And today page : rosewood heel veneer.

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gerardg
01-19-2018, 11:29 PM
String through bridge glued since few days.

Time for fine sanding before Oil finish.

Danish Oil - 14 steps ...

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EDW
01-20-2018, 02:50 AM
New blog pages :

- Neck glued to the body.

And today page : rosewood heel veneer.

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I love the contours of the heel. It is so elegant. Looking forward to seeing and hearing the finished instrument.

gerardg
01-22-2018, 10:34 AM
Thank's for comments.

Danish oil in progress.

Daily blog page.

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mountain goat
01-22-2018, 11:11 AM
Wow Gerard!

gerardg
01-25-2018, 04:57 AM
Drying between tenth Danish Oil step and next one ...

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gerardg
01-27-2018, 10:12 AM
Santo soprano.
Danish oil finished.
7 to 10 days drying time before buffing with soft coton cloth.
Now, fingerboard Loprinzi Conditioner cream.
Right this day.
On the blog, new page ...

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gerardg
01-28-2018, 04:46 AM
Nut and saddle first trimming.

Daily blog page.

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gerardg
01-31-2018, 10:38 PM
Tuners Gotoh UKA installation.

Stringed in a few days.

On the blog.

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bsfloyd
02-01-2018, 02:05 AM
That is looking just beautiful!

gerardg
02-01-2018, 08:05 AM
Thank's.

Santo buffed and stringed.

Many pics and close up on the blog.

( Two clic on pics to have larger vue or close up ).

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gerardg
02-11-2018, 09:07 AM
Thank's for asking, but this Santo is sold.

Pics just before shipment box ...

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