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Duke of Harbord
10-19-2012, 05:16 PM
My first soprano ukulele build.

My little pitch haha
"The traditional, vintage look and warm tone of this solid mahogany ukulele is part of the limited edition series made in honor of Hawaiian, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (1890-1968) who brought not only surfing to the beachside village of Freshwater, Australia in 1915, but also the Hawaiian culture and way of life."

Many thanks to the following people who provided assistance in my project: - Alvin Okami (KoAloha Ukulele Company, Hawaii USA)
- David Newton (David Newton Guitars, Texas USA)
- Beau Hannam (Beau Hannam Guitars and Ukuleles, Colorado USA)
- Gerard Gilet (Gilet Guitars, Sydney AUSTRALIA)
And to many of you at UU

Model: FU12-DUKE-S001
Construction date: October, 2012
Made in: Freshwater, AUSTRALIA

Features include:
-Solid African mahogany Top, Back, Sides and hand shaped neck
-Solid African Padauk fretboard
-Solid Rosewood bridge with TUSQ Saddle and Nut
-Hand rubbed and buffed oil gloss finish
-Mother of Pearl inlay position markers on the fret-board
-Individually dressed fret ends
-GROVERŽ Original Sta-Tite Deluxe machine head tuners with white buttons
-Premium hard case
-MartinŽ Ukulele Clear Fluorocarbon Strings


10-21-2012, 04:58 AM
Right on, Bruddah! Good job for your first soprano build!!!:shaka:

David Newton
10-21-2012, 08:18 AM
Duke, you put many other "first builds" to shame. You should be justly proud, great job.

10-21-2012, 09:08 AM
What a beauty! Video!!! How's it sound?

10-22-2012, 07:45 AM
Very nice!! Simple and classy design. I bet it sounds great too