View Full Version : Concert uke built from all salvaged/recycled wood

06-12-2010, 12:08 PM
Here is a concert ukulele in a curvy vintage Hawaiian shape that I just finished. Except for the rosewood fingerboard, it is made entirely of wood that is salvaged or recycled. The neck is 3 pieces of 100 year old Douglas fir from porch boards from a Denver home. The top and headplate are straight, close grained pine from a mantle piece from another Denver home. The back, sides, bridge, nut and saddle are maple from an antique table top. It has Aquila strings and gold and black Gotoh tuners. The shape is based on a vintage Kumalae ukulele but with a modern neck size and perfect playability. It is stained with a rich amber color and finished in wipe on poly. Because these pieces of wood are very old and are salvaged from old buildings and furniture, there are small cosmetic flaws that in my opinion are un-avoidable yet welcome! The sound is bright and zingy but with good sustain and tone for such a small instrument. It is loud!!! 15 inch scale length and is 23.5 inches long. The neck is 1 7/8 inches wide at the nut, which makes it very playable. my computer is freaking out and i can't get the photos to embed, but you can see it on ebay. link to ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220621141235)