View Full Version : Tenor build photos

12-08-2009, 11:07 AM
Hello all. I've been lurking around here for a little bit. I thought I would share some photos of a tenor build I have been working on. Any feedback is welcome and appreciated. Thanks!http://s730.photobucket.com/albums/ww302/dustartist/?newest=1

12-08-2009, 12:17 PM
It looks really good.. Great job :)

Which kind of finish are you gonna give it??

12-08-2009, 02:47 PM
Looking great. Looks like you got one of the Hana Lima Parts kits and are using their manual. I'm assuming your are using the manual since you used the spanish heel construction method. Looks like it is going to be a great first build.

12-08-2009, 04:57 PM
I got the parts and the book from Hana Lima 'Ia and used some jigs and techniques from Cumpiano's guitarmaking book and the Henry Wickham uke book. I did a Stew Mac soprano kit earlier this year, but I really wanted a tenor. There is a lot more to the Hana Lima kit, it's really just a pile of wood before you start. The bubinga was a little sketchy to bend, but I managed. I might try something different next time for the sides and back.