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Dominator
10-25-2011, 08:52 PM
Just finished this little maple with spruce top for Russell. It presented a few challenges along the way but in the end I think things worked out. Some of the credit goes to a few of you here at UU as well as some folks outside of UU who provided input along the way.

Put the strings on this evening and hope to put the finishing touches on the saddle tomorrow evening and make arrangements to hookup with Russell and turn it loose.

EDIT: Here is the Sound File:
http://www.dominator.ukeland.com/Images/russ_buss_sound_byte.mp3

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Vic D
10-25-2011, 09:09 PM
Stunning, clean, beautiful uke.

joejeweler
10-25-2011, 10:32 PM
Like the tasteful and short fretboard extension. Plenty of room to fingerpick that way! :D

....looks very nice. :)

Michael Smith
10-25-2011, 10:55 PM
Nice Job!! The figure on those sides is amazing.

bluesuke
10-26-2011, 03:47 AM
Very nice work!

Flyfish57
10-26-2011, 06:20 AM
ooh la la!! Stunning in its simplicity! I love maple and spruce like peanut butter and chocolate-Two great tastes that taste great together!

tattwo
10-26-2011, 06:27 AM
Beautiful work Dominator.

Steve vanPelt
10-26-2011, 06:35 AM
Man, that is gorgeous!

seeso
10-26-2011, 07:12 AM
Ooh, nice work, Dom!

Pueo
10-26-2011, 07:15 AM
Excellent Dom! Very elegant, amazing figure, nice contrast between the light and dark woods. You may send me one anytime you like!:biglaugh:
I am sure Russ is going to be very happy.

UkuEroll
10-26-2011, 08:11 AM
Dom that looks sweet, is there no end to your talents.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
10-26-2011, 09:14 AM
Hmmm, is that glue I see on the fret board? ;)
Seriously nice work Dom.

Dominator
10-26-2011, 10:09 AM
Hmmm, is that glue I see on the fret board? ;)
Ha, that's a different uke I'm working on. Challenges, challenges....I wish I could spend more time consistently in the shop. Unfortunately, that's about 8 years away for me :(.

Thanks to you and all the others here in the lounge that help keep me on track and take time to respond to my PMs etc. Much appreciated.

tonewood
10-26-2011, 11:30 AM
Excellent job.Love those maple sides.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
10-26-2011, 01:32 PM
Ha, that's a different uke I'm working on.

Well, you've been a busy guy then.

buddhuu
10-26-2011, 01:46 PM
Good job, Dom. :)

Ronnie Aloha
10-26-2011, 01:47 PM
Nice! I'm sure Russ will love it! Can Deach's be far behind?

Dominator
10-26-2011, 07:05 PM
Well, you've been a busy guy then.
I've been trying to sneak in as much shop time as possible. Was hoping to finish 5 of the 7 I have in the works by then end of the year but I'm going to come up a bit short.


Can Deach's be far behind?
Well, let's just say it's still in the works. I've put the initial seal coat of finish on the body but am still working on the neck and FB.

kjs
10-27-2011, 01:02 AM
Looks beautiful D. Great Job !!

Karen

Dominator
10-27-2011, 08:14 PM
Here is a sound clip straight into the Q3 without any EQ or processing of any kind. Sorry about the sloppy playing. No time for multiple takes this evening.

http://www.dominator.ukeland.com/Images/russ_buss_sound_byte.mp3

ADD
10-27-2011, 09:01 PM
Beautiful! Are you sure it's a soprano? Such a full bodied sound - love it!

Dominator
10-28-2011, 04:03 PM
Beautiful! Are you sure it's a soprano? Such a full bodied sound - love it!
I think it prefers to be finger picked rather than strummed.

russ_buss
11-07-2011, 11:44 AM
Just found this thread. Thanks for the soprano Dominator. I'm very happy with the construction, the sound, the looks, everything. I've been banging out tunes with it all weekend long and will continue to have fun breaking it in. I'm very proud to own one of your ukes. :)

Pete Howlett
11-07-2011, 12:19 PM
Nice piece Dom - that is some curl you have there isn't it?

Dominator
11-08-2011, 07:41 AM
Just found this thread. Thanks for the soprano Dominator. I'm very happy with the construction, the sound, the looks, everything. I've been banging out tunes with it all weekend long and will continue to have fun breaking it in. I'm very proud to own one of your ukes. :) Thank you Russell. If you have any questions or issues, you know where to find me:o.

Dominator
11-08-2011, 07:43 AM
that is some curl you have there isn't it? Yep, got this board off Evil Bay a number of years back. This was the last of it.