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Chih-Wei Liu
02-07-2012, 05:43 AM
Aloha! Finally I've completed my first tenor ukulele(last one is a concert). It's also my first all-spruce instrument. The top, back, and sides are all made from one set of bearclaw sitka spruce dreadnought top. Here is the sound clip (http://f10.wretch.yimg.com/luthier/1/1652157111.mp3).
I would describe it as bell-like trebles with good volume and sustain. Oh it has a sitka neck, too.
Grover machines
EIR fingerboard
Sitka spruce bracing
Englemann kerfed linging

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gokidd
02-07-2012, 05:51 AM
WOW! That is gorgeous work, Liu.
Congratulations.

stmace
02-07-2012, 06:20 AM
Beautiful. Are you going to name it?

Michael Smith
02-07-2012, 07:32 AM
Very,Very Nice. Can't wait to see the next one.

itsscottwilder
02-07-2012, 07:34 AM
Beautiful!!!

ksquine
02-07-2012, 08:08 AM
Very pretty. I like your headstock design

bdukes
02-07-2012, 08:31 AM
Congrats. It's a very pretty ukulele.

Allen
02-07-2012, 09:09 AM
Great work. First time I've seen an all spruce uke. Nice bridge design btw. Don't often see that tie off method except on classicals.

Chih-Wei Liu
02-07-2012, 06:21 PM
Thanks all for those kind words.


Beautiful. Are you going to name it?
I named her Blondie.


Very pretty. I like your headstock design
It's used by a classical maker, Antonio de Torres a century ago. Some said he got this shape from tombstone.

I lent it to a skillful friend for test-driving, and she kindly recorded this:

http://youtu.be/tGO-CJCrOXY

hammer40
02-07-2012, 06:44 PM
Looks amazing and sounds amazing, great job!

tonewood
02-08-2012, 07:01 AM
Really nice job.

saltytri
02-08-2012, 08:21 AM
Very, very nice. Do you have any construction photos?

Chih-Wei Liu
02-09-2012, 03:06 AM
Thank you. Here they are:

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