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gerardg
12-28-2011, 09:00 PM
Hello!
See my last home made uke.
16" scale (between concert and tenor), compact body.
Flamed bookmatched maple top, mangoo sides and back.
Cedar neck.
Enjoy.
Gerard.315543155531556

gerardg
12-28-2011, 09:02 PM
heavy duty carbon tube trussrod neck.
Danish Oil finish.
More pics.
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gerardg
12-28-2011, 09:08 PM
Building story here:

http://www.ukulele.fr/forum/index.php?topic=12299.0

The drawing.
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dave g
12-29-2011, 01:34 AM
Beautiful!

gerardg
12-29-2011, 01:38 AM
Thank's a lot.
Pics are at my office, at coffe time...

stevepetergal
12-29-2011, 04:41 AM
I hope by "last" you mean "most recent" It's stunning!! Please, don't make it your last.
May we hear it?

fitncrafty
12-29-2011, 04:49 AM
Absolutely beautiful!!!

Ambient Doughnut
12-29-2011, 05:08 AM
That's lovely work!

gerardg
12-29-2011, 07:02 AM
He, he, he...;)
Yes, most recent.
Mezzo soprano (sort of beefy soprano), all mahogany wood
is in progress.
Beguining story (sorry, in french) with drawing here:
http://www.ukulele.fr/forum/index.php?topic=12120.0
And thank's for comments.
Gerard.



I hope by "last" you mean "most recent" It's stunning!! Please, don't make it your last.
May we hear it?

Vic D
12-29-2011, 08:21 AM
Beautiful uke. Lovin' the top and the soundhole. I like that bridge too.

tonewood
12-29-2011, 09:24 AM
Yeah I am in agreement with everybody else. Great job.

808boy
12-29-2011, 09:28 AM
Aloha gerard,
Absolutely stunning work......good job........................

ksquine
12-29-2011, 12:52 PM
Very pretty. That's really some nice mango

ksiegel
12-29-2011, 06:29 PM
I hope by "last" you mean "most recent" It's stunning!! Please, don't make it your last.
May we hear it?

I concur! Please tell us that this is your latest, NOT your last!

gerardg
12-29-2011, 08:19 PM
Thank's for words, folks.
I'll put several better pics these following days.
This hibiscus uke have a very mellow sound, relatively strong,
clear but not like an all koa body uke.
Strings are Savarez Alliance tenor.
Perhaps not the better to go with these woods body.
Think about Aquila new nilgut.
So, I have several drawings ready, and enough wood at home to do 3 or 4 ukes in 2012...
Bye,
Gerard

tikibar
12-30-2011, 07:00 AM
i think im in love O.O

pahu
01-01-2012, 03:33 PM
Wow! Even with the language barrier, I can see that you are a perfectionist & an artist with woods. When you can, please give us a taste of the sound(sound sample?)

wolfybau
01-01-2012, 04:59 PM
wowee whats not to love! that mango is nice

Trinimon
01-01-2012, 05:19 PM
That's a sweet look'n uke. Love the hibiscus soundhole. :)

mm stan
01-01-2012, 06:28 PM
Wow what a stunning uke and wood grains.....you got that Kamaka inspired diagonal cut at the bottom of the fretboard and kamaka sailhead..nice ...love dat soundhole....thank you for sharing..

gerardg
01-01-2012, 08:17 PM
Thank's for all these words, folk's.
Yes, I search inspiration on (and in) ukuleles that touch me:
Kamaka for fretboard design, Martin SO for body outline,
Kiwaya for fine and light construction, and so more...
I have just simple tools,
or homemade tools.
Never hurry,
and keep always in mind
that construction uke still be a pleasure,
at positive time.
Bye,
Gerard.

Trinimon
01-02-2012, 06:56 AM
Now that's a uke made with a lot of Aloha! :)


Thank's for all these words, folk's.
Yes, I search inspiration on (and in) ukuleles that touch me:
Kamaka for fretboard design, Martin SO for body outline,
Kiwaya for fine and light construction, and so more...
I have just simple tools,
or homemade tools.
Never hurry,
and keep always in mind
that construction uke still be a pleasure,
at positive time.
Bye,
Gerard.