View Full Version : My Sun uke

01-19-2013, 05:13 AM
This is a tenor uke I just finished for someone on the east coast. It's part of a matching Sun and Moon set. I'm still working on the Moon uke, but it should be done in a week or two.
This one is Myrtle with a Cedar top, Rosewood bindings and bridge, and an Ebony fretboard.
It was a lot of fun to make and I can't wait to take some better pictures of the set together.
Special thanks again to everyone here who has inspired me to do better and who's advice has proven invaluable!

01-19-2013, 05:15 AM
Very, very nice. I like it.

01-19-2013, 07:39 AM
Very nice. Is that Tru-oil?

01-19-2013, 07:46 AM
Yes, it's Tru-Oil. I have about 5 coats on

01-19-2013, 06:02 PM
I normally don't dig tons of inlay, but this is super sweet. Lovely. Did you make an extra by chance?

01-19-2013, 08:23 PM

01-20-2013, 01:50 AM
Nice build. Ilike the iniay on headstock

01-20-2013, 02:20 AM
Very pretty! I really like it!

01-20-2013, 02:48 AM
Beautifully made and really neat inlay work.
Could the bridge have been a bit smaller ? (I'm no expert, so feel free to shoot me down in flames if I'm wrong).

Great build though !
No, I think you're right about the bridge. But I had a bunch of bridges out on my table, and that's the one they picked out, so... It is pretty thin, though, so other than aesthetics I think it worked pretty well. But you are not the first person to say that on my last couple of builds, so I will definitely be reducing the footprint on future builds.
Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

01-20-2013, 06:44 AM
Gorgeous instrument. I too normally prefer plainer instruments, but would certainly make an exception in this case. (Love the gold tuners they are so "sunny").

Now, let me guess, the Moon has a crescent shaped sound hole.... and stars where the clouds are on this one? And the moon one has silver coloured tuners. Am I right? :cool:

01-20-2013, 08:21 AM
like the clouds they are a nice touch cant wait to see the set

01-21-2013, 07:49 AM
Wow...great job on the inlays. It looks really sweet