View Full Version : Shiny new Cuban Soprano

David Newton
08-13-2012, 07:54 AM
This is a all-Cuban Mahogany Soprano. I know I post some stuff, but not much of my custom ukes. This wood is from a Florida hurricane Rita trashed tree, supplied by Mike McGrail.
It has Brazilian trim that is as dark as Ebony. Shellac finish. Thanks.




08-13-2012, 07:56 AM
Beautiful uke!! Very classy

08-13-2012, 07:59 AM
Wow!, That is a beauty!
That's my idea of how a ukulele should look. Just great.

08-13-2012, 08:11 AM
Lovely work. Congrats.

08-13-2012, 08:16 AM
Yup, that is the very defintion of elegance. Everything right where it needs to be, and nothing that doesn't need to be there. Beautiful!

08-13-2012, 10:18 AM
Cuban Mahogany is such beautiful wood and a pleasure to work with. I built a tenor from some that came down in Sarasota FL. because it was dropping seed pods on to many BMWs and Mercs in a nice neighborhood and breaking windshields. the insurance company acquired the permit... the whole tree was salvaged and milled. I don't think any went to the dump except for the branches 2" diameter and under.

08-13-2012, 10:51 AM
Very nice build, and very cool wood. I grew up in South Florida, but never even knew we had any mahogany, until you posted this, and I gogled it.

Dan Uke
08-13-2012, 11:06 AM
I don't know enough about wood but Cuban Mahogany makes it sound more exotic and more epensive. Very nice!

David Newton
08-13-2012, 11:43 AM
I don't know enough about wood but Cuban Mahogany makes it sound more exotic and more expensive.

Actually not, at least not near Koa prices. The guy I got it from has very reasonable pricing, that is why I mentioned his name, so other builders could try him.
It does have a very exotic look though, and works very well, bends easy. I like to work Mahogany of all kinds, this is just a special variety.

08-13-2012, 03:39 PM
Wow, nice classy looking uke. Congrats and thanks for sharing the pics.

08-13-2012, 04:30 PM
I just went to your site. Good lord, man. Those are some beautiful guitars! That tenor is the stuff of dreams.

08-14-2012, 02:25 AM
Nice classic look! Clean too!