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Pukulele Pete
08-11-2010, 03:07 AM
Here is the first pic of my Black Cedar Mainland Concert. I couldnt wait till it was done, I still have to put a couple coats of clear on it. I'm really pleased with how well it is coming out. I've been lusting after a black uke for a long time. I've only painted the soundboard........so far.
Special thanks to Mike.

Pukulele Pete
08-11-2010, 03:54 AM
One more picture

mailman
08-11-2010, 03:58 AM
What are you using for paint?

lisaxy424
08-11-2010, 04:02 AM
While it's normally not my thing, that uke is HOT! Excited to see it all strung up! :)

Pukulele Pete
08-11-2010, 04:13 AM
Black lacquer

Hualani
08-11-2010, 04:24 AM
Looking real sexy!

seeso
08-11-2010, 04:26 AM
Looks hot! Nice.

Skitzic
08-11-2010, 04:39 AM
That's nice. Are you leaving the rest of it natural?

Lori
08-11-2010, 05:31 AM
That looks really sharp. Did you sand off the old finish, and how did you mask off the binding?

–Lori

shrink9
08-11-2010, 05:59 AM
Really stunning. Not sure if I would paint any more of it or leave it natural--looks great!

Skitzic
08-11-2010, 06:36 AM
Really stunning. Not sure if I would paint any more of it or leave it natural--looks great!

I would leave the rest natural. It looks nice with just the black top.

Pukulele Pete
08-11-2010, 07:12 AM
Yes , i'm going to leave it alone, just have to put some clear coats on top. I want to leave it for a week and then give it a light sanding before putting on the clear coats. This is a damaged uke I bought from Mike at Mainland. The top was broken and dented from a run in with the blades of a forklift. I fixed the top the best I could and thought it would look good black. I gave the top a light sanding and masked it off with 3M 1/8 inch masking tape. I'm going to change the saddle and when it is done I'll post some pics .

70sSanO
08-11-2010, 08:35 AM
Looks nice with only the top black.

I would think a matching black headstock would be a cool addition.

May not be worth the time to painstakingly mask the logo.

John

SweetWaterBlue
08-11-2010, 08:52 AM
That looks great.

Skitzic
08-11-2010, 08:57 AM
Looks nice with only the top black.

I would think a matching black headstock would be a cool addition.

May not be worth the time to painstakingly mask the logo.

John

I think that would look really cool if you took the time to do it.

ukeeku
08-11-2010, 09:59 AM
"It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black"

Pukulele Pete
08-11-2010, 10:08 AM
When I said I might do more I was thinking of the headstock. I thought I might do the headstock black with a mother of pearl star inlay. I already have the mop star and have done one already on my grizzly kit. Stay tuned.

Sven
08-11-2010, 10:17 AM
"It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black"
I still think she should smell the glove...

Chris Tarman
08-11-2010, 12:34 PM
"It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black"

Ok, that got a BIG laugh from me! "It's like looking into a black mirror......"

Chris Tarman
08-11-2010, 12:35 PM
I still think she should smell the glove...

"Well, we don't literally say it. We don't literally MEAN it, BUT... that message should be clear."

Vic D
08-12-2010, 09:44 AM
I love the black top, very sexy. I'm doing a soprano with redwood top, poplar painted black back sides and neck, maple binding maybe. The star inlay would look great.