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Orlando
02-13-2008, 06:53 PM
Hey all-
I just got my valentines day present from my girlfriend, and its a soprano ukulele kit!! (http://www.hanalimastore.com/servlet/Detail?no=65&sfs=23cbd6b5)

I can't wait to assemble it and post some pictures! I already have some good ideas!

Minamin
02-14-2008, 03:16 AM
She knows the real way to a man's heart. Have fun putting it together, and keep us updated on the progress with plenty of pictures!

davoomac
02-14-2008, 10:49 AM
wow your girl sounds awesome! have fun building your uke. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

ChiyoDad
02-14-2008, 10:58 AM
Since you can finish it any way that you like, maybe you should look to the Gretsch Americana line (http://www.gretschguitars.com/americana/) for inspiration? I've been thinking of doing this sort of thing myself.

http://www.gretschguitars.com/americana/images/americana_beauty.jpg

UkuLeLesReggAe
02-14-2008, 06:00 PM
haha, sure why not build you uke!!

and it will be great to see how it turns out and what it sounds like.

Dominator
02-14-2008, 07:32 PM
Hey all-
I just got my valentines day present from my girlfriend, and its a soprano ukulele kit!! (http://www.hanalimastore.com/servlet/Detail?no=65&sfs=23cbd6b5)

I can't wait to assemble it and post some pictures! I already have some good ideas!

Congratulations! Just read the directions a few times before you start and purchase all the supplies that you will need. Then just take your time and don't be in a rush and you can build yourself a really nice instrument.

Fred Miu
02-15-2008, 02:57 AM
Has anyone ever heard of Mike DaSilva? he is in the Bay Area (berkeley) and one of my old high school teachers told me if i go to his shop, and tell him that i want to build my own uke, that he will help me start from scratch!

even though this starter kit is very interesting, i might start from the very beginning and put my own designs on. but that is a maybe though.

Orlando
02-15-2008, 03:03 AM
Has anyone ever heard of Mike DaSilva? he is in the Bay Area (berkeley) and one of my old high school teachers told me if i go to his shop, and tell him that i want to build my own uke, that he will help me start from scratch!

even though this starter kit is very interesting, i might start from the very beginning and put my own designs on. but that is a maybe though.

I definitely hope to do that one day. If all goes according to plan on this one, Ill step it up a bit and make the body myself.

NukeDOC
02-15-2008, 04:33 AM
Has anyone ever heard of Mike DaSilva? he is in the Bay Area (berkeley) and one of my old high school teachers told me if i go to his shop, and tell him that i want to build my own uke, that he will help me start from scratch!

even though this starter kit is very interesting, i might start from the very beginning and put my own designs on. but that is a maybe though.
haha this is gonna sound weird for one moderator to tell another... but fred, do a search here on "dasilva" and youll find some really good info on him.

i would be sooooo jealous if you got an opportunity to start on your own project like that. he is actually at the top of my list to have my future custom uke made by.

Fred Miu
02-15-2008, 04:51 AM
haha this is gonna sound weird for one moderator to tell another... but fred, do a search here on "dasilva" and youll find some really good info on him.

i would be sooooo jealous if you got an opportunity to start on your own project like that. he is actually at the top of my list to have my future custom uke made by.

haha i actually submitted his monthly uke give away, but i didnt win.

his website is so nice, about him and EVERYTHING haha. all his ukes are just AWESOME.

all you gotta do, is come up to the bay area for a few months, and wrk on your uke everyday and you'll have one >_<

4.6 Love
02-15-2008, 09:59 AM
Sounds fun...let us know how it turns out..:)

RavenSeven
02-18-2008, 11:32 AM
Oh, man...I soooo want one of the tenor kits. Too bad I'm pathetic at building things. It'd probably turn out looking like some sort of surreal birdhouse with strings.

EleoCasil
02-18-2008, 11:38 AM
Hey all-
I just got my valentines day present from my girlfriend, and its a soprano ukulele kit!! (http://www.hanalimastore.com/servlet/Detail?no=65&sfs=23cbd6b5)

I can't wait to assemble it and post some pictures! I already have some good ideas!
Awesome dude! Have fun and be sure to post pictures up when you are done! haha