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ukebuilder
11-27-2011, 06:06 AM
The wife saw a Kala with tyedye on the top. She now wants me to make her a Baritone like it. I am thinking of getting a cheap baritone and seeing if I could do it myself. Is it possible and if so how? paper glued down? No clue.

Pete Beardsley
11-27-2011, 07:35 AM
When you say tiedye, might you possibly mean swirled?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqCQ3wd8Tgw

Not sure I have seen a tiedyed Uke, could be fun though.

ukebuilder
11-27-2011, 10:17 AM
No Kala makes a cheap uke with tyedye top and she saw it at a local shop this weekend. She wanted it but would rather have a baritone. So I got to thinking a cheap bar. uke and then figure out how to make the top tyedye. I love the swirl and it gives me an idea on a bass a girl from our church wants me to build her.

Gadzukes!
11-27-2011, 10:50 AM
It's part of Kala's Ukadelic line. You could try it yourself, but my concern would be that gluing paper to the soundboard would really deaden the sound.

ukebuilder
11-27-2011, 12:26 PM
This is what I thought, that is why I was asking around to see if there was any other way. If not maybe us super thin paper.

heymak
11-27-2011, 01:46 PM
Here's an idea that I found googling it.

http://www.ehow.com/how_12079323_make-tiedye-pattern-wood.html

Vic D
11-27-2011, 02:43 PM
I like 'em. I'll probably do a tie-dye in the future... with a foot headstock and soundholes...

Rick Turner
11-27-2011, 05:00 PM
No, just make the top really thin and tie dye it for real!


BTW, "tie-dyed" was slang for being "one toke over the line"...or being 100 micrograms over the line back in the very early 1970's in Marin County...

Careful with that...

thistle3585
11-28-2011, 04:05 AM
Put the uke body on a fast turntable and drop different colors of paint on it as it spins.

Gyozu
11-28-2011, 09:34 AM
Primer and top coat with a white acrylic then take it and have a Flat bed inkjet printer lay down a scanned design. Seal and attach. Sort of like a giclee.

fitncrafty
11-28-2011, 10:23 AM
Fleamarket music (fluke and fleas) have one too.. Look up marbling techniques in papermaking, perhaps you could use that technique for the wood too.

Liam Ryan
11-28-2011, 04:37 PM
Let the nice timber speak for itself. Get yourself a tie-dye shirt to wear while you play (and get me one too while your at it):)

Allen
11-28-2011, 08:31 PM
No, just make the top really thin and tie dye it for real!


BTW, "tie-dyed" was slang for being "one toke over the line"...or being 100 micrograms over the line back in the very early 1970's in Marin County...

Careful with that...

You're dating yourself there Rick, and cracking me up after a bloody hot day here. Was 45C in my shed and time for a beer. I'll be sure to stop before I'm tie-dyed. :D