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Doc_J
02-05-2013, 04:08 PM
My Wixom concert pineapple has been on the drawing board since April of 2012. Willie just started it. The uke has the special things I wanted, including a redwood top and a maple fretboard. The headstock has the old time curvy looks to it. It will be different. I think it will be gorgeous.

Here's the a picture of the build so far, as of today. Body and headplate are walnut. I love that headstock shape.

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/wixom/pineapple2_zps1e808075.jpeg

808boy
02-05-2013, 07:44 PM
Aloha Doc,
It's looking good now, can't wait to see the finished product. I love my Wixom Tenor and waiting for April, my build slot for a Concert I'm designing. It's a pleasure doing business with Willie..........
Congrats..................BO................

justinlcecil
02-05-2013, 07:57 PM
OH BOY! Wixom is still killing it with the custom ukes. That is going to be one awesome uke. Congrats.
-Justin Cecil

Doc_J
02-18-2013, 04:53 AM
New build progress pics. The design is looking good!
Going with ebony nut and saddle.

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/wixom/525c2651-f8cc-4cba-b5d4-f0921e30f80d_zps633853c9.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/wixom/IMG_0039_zps2773728d.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/wixom/IMG_0038_zps0e15e6cd.jpg

GinnyT11
02-18-2013, 05:31 AM
That is great-looking, for sure! A really special instrument.

kvehe
02-18-2013, 05:36 AM
Beautiful, beautiful uke-to-be!

wayfarer75
02-18-2013, 05:40 AM
I love the rosette and purfling. Looking forward to pictures of the finished product!

mm stan
02-18-2013, 05:45 AM
Aloha Hodge,
Woww you sure know how to design a great ukulele....congratulations....woo hoo it looks amazing and beaaaautiful....betcha can't wait...hee hee

Doc_J
02-18-2013, 06:13 AM
Aloha Hodge,
Woww you sure know how to design a great ukulele....congratulations....woo hoo it looks amazing and beaaaautiful....betcha can't wait...hee hee

Thanks for the nice comments everyone. It really is turning out even better than I imagined.

Willie has been great to work with, he's guided me into making some good design decisions.

okidiver
02-18-2013, 02:03 PM
As the only owner of a '75 Strat with a one piece maple neck and fretboard, I'm liking your pineapple...a lot. And that redwood top is magnificent. When you tire of it, shoot me a note and we'll work something out;)

AKuker
02-18-2013, 07:14 PM
Looking great! Can't wait to see and hear the finished uke.

justinlcecil
02-18-2013, 08:33 PM
My goodness. What a beauty. If I had known purflex had existed when he made my uke they would be all over mine.
-JC

TheCraftedCow
02-18-2013, 09:41 PM
Your ukulele is one of the first to be fitted with the new short shaft PEGHEDS. Many of the other models are 27.5 mm long. The ones on yours are 19mm. It really is a beautiful instrument. There will be no ears sticking out to detract from the beautiful shape of the top.

Doc_J
02-19-2013, 02:03 AM
My goodness. What a beauty. If I had known purflex had existed when he made my uke they would be all over mine.
-JC

The Dwende design Purflex seemed to go well with dark redwood, walnut and maple .


Your ukulele is one of the first to be fitted with the new short shaft PEGHEDS. Many of the other models are 27.5 mm long. The ones on yours are 19mm. It really is a beautiful instrument. There will be no ears sticking out to detract from the beautiful shape of the top.

Cool. I thought those pegheds looked shorter than my other pegheds. Yes, with the vintage headstock design, only pegheds would do.

Doc_J
03-01-2013, 04:18 PM
woo hoo! It is finished!

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/wixom/IMG_9207_zps0c56ef0a.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/wixom/IMG_3980_zps6c0fc70f.jpg

Hippie Dribble
03-01-2013, 04:26 PM
absolutely stunning uke Doc, congratulations!!!!! So beautiful!

justinlcecil
03-01-2013, 04:41 PM
Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

connor013
03-01-2013, 04:41 PM
Whoa!

That is possibly the prettiest pineapple I've seen yet. I wouldn't have thought redwood with a maple fretboard, but they compliment each other well.

Congrats, Doc.

mm stan
03-01-2013, 04:48 PM
Wow looks amazing ...congrats hodge...I Like all the different elements that fit together nicely...Happy strummings...

iDavid
03-01-2013, 06:03 PM
That is one "sweet" uke.

You're collection is incredible.

ukuloonie
03-01-2013, 06:26 PM
Awesome looking Ukulele
It's a great thing when you know who actually built
the ukulele that you are playing. It's a great connection.

AKuker
03-01-2013, 08:32 PM
That is beautiful! Enjoy it!

808boy
03-01-2013, 09:06 PM
Wow Doc,
Beautiful uke. Congrats.....
Congrats to Willie too........

Koa Soprano
03-01-2013, 09:24 PM
Your ukulele is one of the first to be fitted with the new short shaft PEGHEDS. Many of the other models are 27.5 mm long. The ones on yours are 19mm. It really is a beautiful instrument. There will be no ears sticking out to detract from the beautiful shape of the top.

I noticed that because I posted a thread about the regular violin ones recently.

NewKid
03-01-2013, 09:28 PM
Wow, this really is the Golden Age for ukulele builders! Congrats on your patience and your new beauty. Don

wayfarer75
03-02-2013, 01:48 AM
That is awesome!

Stackabones
03-06-2013, 06:54 AM
Wowowowowow!