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iveybirds
10-01-2008, 08:26 AM
I just finished my first uke. It is a tenor and I used all the dimensions from my Kamaka HF-3. It has walnut neck, back and sides with western red cedar top.

rayan
10-01-2008, 10:22 AM
Nice! Beautiful work on the headstock inlay! Let's hear how it sounds!

seeso
10-01-2008, 11:10 AM
Awesome work! I agree with Rayan, let's hear her sing.

deach
10-01-2008, 12:25 PM
Very nice! !

NukeDOC
10-01-2008, 12:27 PM
that looks damn good for a first build!

tripl3thr33
10-01-2008, 12:33 PM
that looks damn good for a first build!

i have to agree. that looks awesome. did you have prior experience building anything else?

PortugeeUke
10-01-2008, 01:12 PM
I'm impressed! Would love to hear what it sounds like. I have tenor uke and am partial toward them...

NotoriousMOK
10-01-2008, 01:34 PM
looks good, how does it smoke?

iveybirds
10-01-2008, 02:02 PM
Yeah, this is the first real big woodworking project I've done. i have a friend who is a professional canoe builder (Loon Works Canoes... check em out). He knew nothing about instruments, but a lot about how to work with wood. he let me use his shop and I made everything from scratch. Thank you for all the complements. I have only been able to show it to like two uke players so I was really excited to show it to people who know what they are looking at. i'll try to upload an mp3 or something so you can hear it. Thanks again for your gracious complements.

jsigone
10-01-2008, 04:41 PM
very sweet looking, can't wait to hear the tunes!!

Dominator
10-01-2008, 06:15 PM
Wow! Excellent first build. Look forward to hearing it. I see you have it strung with low G.

acabooe
10-01-2008, 06:34 PM
Great job.
What method did you use to make the headstock inlay?
Aloha
Bob

leaveit2jane
10-01-2008, 07:18 PM
It's really beautiful. If that's your very first I really hope you make a habit out of making them!

uluapoundr
10-01-2008, 09:56 PM
Very nice uke. I'd like to make my own uke one day. Thanks for sharing!

HumbleSounds
10-02-2008, 01:25 AM
First UAS now UBS doh! :eek:

;)

dave g
10-02-2008, 06:07 AM
Looks great!

iveybirds
10-02-2008, 08:45 AM
My Kamaka is strung with a high G so for a change of pace I strung mine low G. It is different but nice.

Kanaka916
10-02-2008, 08:53 AM
Saweet! A beautifully crafted instrument. Now, we just need a sampling of tones emitted from your build.

ill-attack
10-02-2008, 10:17 PM
:love:wow its gorgeous! :)