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michaeljking
08-21-2010, 01:22 AM
I have uploaded a short video of my new soprano uke in mango and spruce with a figure of eight headstock, This is the same uke that was seen "under construction" at the Cheltenham ukulele festival I contrast it with the Monkeypod tenor I made back in May.

The soprano top isn't as loud as my mahogany soprano but the sound has opened up a little since I put the Martin Fluorocarbon strings on, (The aquila nylgut didn't sit as well with his uke)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKAiAtmiGYg



quick note! I have been made a youtube partner this week, which was great! but one of the problems this does bring is I can not play covers or songs without written permission and still get the benefits of the partnership....hence the adhoc improvisation in the video.

shrink9
08-21-2010, 03:46 AM
Beautiful instruments with amazing sound!

Matt Clara
08-21-2010, 05:27 AM
They're beautiful ukes. The spruce has a gold tone to it, is that shellac, or is the lighting playing tricks?

michaeljking
08-21-2010, 10:42 AM
Matt, It was lemon shellac flakes over a very dry linseed ground, I was trying to make an antique looking spruce finish for this one, BTW the bridge was attached after finishing! I love shellac as a finish but I am thinking of moving to something more durable!!