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finkdaddy
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!

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

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

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

pootsie
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?

boydellinii
01-19-2013, 08:23 PM
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soulman
01-20-2013, 01:50 AM
Nice build. Ilike the iniay on headstock

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

finkdaddy
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!

Barbablanca
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

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