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mketom
07-30-2012, 12:31 PM
So what is it that makes Makala Dolphins so popular? Can't be the colorful paint finishes, can't be the plastic back, those are not unique to the Dolphin. Must be that cool dolphin-shaped bridge, right?

So here's my spin on the Dolphin... my 5th Ukulele-shaped-object, a mezzo-soprano with concert neck.
Western red cedar top, maple back, sides and neck, ebony fretboard, headstock and bridge with abalone inlays.

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TCK
07-30-2012, 12:34 PM
That is certainly a stunning little Uke...outclasses it's inspiration by a long shot! Can we get a picture of the headstock inlay?
So what is it that makes Makala Dolphins so popular? Can't be the colorful paint finishes, can't be the plastic back, those are not unique to the Dolphin. Must be that cool dolphin-shaped bridge, right?

So here's my spin on the Dolphin... my 5th Ukulele-shaped-object, a mezzo-soprano with concert neck.
Western red cedar top, maple back, sides and neck, ebony fretboard, headstock and bridge with abalone inlays.

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mketom
07-30-2012, 12:48 PM
Thanks! Here's another pic. It needs some set-up yet, but in a few days I'll try for a sound sample.

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stevepetergal
07-30-2012, 01:07 PM
So, it's not just the Chinese making copies, huh?

dkcrown
07-30-2012, 01:07 PM
Pretty cool Tom. No, very cool Tom. First impressions on the sound, besides needing some set-up?

itsme
07-30-2012, 01:11 PM
41008
Love it! Really nice work! :)

dkcrown
07-30-2012, 01:18 PM
So, it's not just the Chinese making copies, huh?

Here you go Steve

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/001-4.jpg

Pueo
07-30-2012, 01:23 PM
That is most excellent! Would be so cool to say casually, yeah, I play a Dolphin, and then whip that out.
I love it!

hmgberg
07-30-2012, 01:26 PM
That's a fine looking ukulele! Nice job with the bridge. Can I buy it for around $40.00? I guess that's what these dolphin ukuleles go for. Honestly, you did a great job with the bridge.

TCK
07-30-2012, 02:56 PM
Thanks for the headstock picture...I thought that was what it was-fantastic frog inlay!

rem50
07-30-2012, 03:23 PM
are these going to be up for sale???

Pondoro
07-30-2012, 03:31 PM
That is cool!

mm stan
07-30-2012, 07:59 PM
Aloha Mketom,
wow nice job on the ukulele, saddle, headstock inlay...it looks awesome...whats with the frogs anyways...we are having problems with the coqui frogs here
http://boricua.com/la-isla/puerto-rico-coqui http://www.frogs-pictures.com/red-eyed-frog-4.html

paulb
07-30-2012, 08:03 PM
Very nice indeed

G Hill
07-31-2012, 12:03 AM
Great job and I love the concept :)
Can't wait to hear it!!
Cheers
Gary

Skitzic
07-31-2012, 02:38 AM
Great job on that bridge!

Gmoney
07-31-2012, 03:21 AM
Wish my Dolphins looked like that!! Great job.

kaizersoza
07-31-2012, 04:51 AM
that uke is as sweet as a nut man, really nice inlay work on both the frog (love his red eyes) and the dolphin bridge, excellent piece of buildmanship

Trinimon
07-31-2012, 05:04 AM
That's a pretty uke! I love the inlay work and the bridge design!

Uke Republic
07-31-2012, 07:27 AM
Cooooool! Cooooool!