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Doc_J
05-08-2013, 08:21 AM
My Pheasant wood 5-string tenor build has started this morning......
... with pictures from the luthier.

The bear claw spruce top is joined.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Pheasant%20wood%20tenor/photo_zps410d5b3d.jpg

New decision: ebony stripe on the back.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Pheasant%20wood%20tenor/EbonyBackStripe-1_zpsce17fac9.jpg

fumanshu
05-08-2013, 08:27 AM
Who is building this one for you?!!!


https://soundcloud.com/baouke/star-filante-by-caro-bao

Doc_J
05-08-2013, 08:48 AM
JC Clark is building this pheasant wood tenor, and has been great to work with on the design.

http://jcclarkukuleles.wordpress.com/

Dan Uke
05-08-2013, 08:55 AM
JC Clark is building this pheasant wood tenor, and has been great to work with on the design.

http://jcclarkukuleles.wordpress.com/


Cool...There's a pic of Dave, who just happens to be hosting this week's Season of the ukulele

vanflynn
05-08-2013, 09:00 AM
Beautiful wood. Nothing to Grouse about!

Doc_J
06-25-2013, 03:12 AM
More pics.

Well the pheasant wood got a bit darker with thicknessing, so JC and I thought it best to go with koa stripe and binding.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=55040&d=1372164260

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=55041&d=1372164272

Rosette is completed. It is also pheasant wood with BWB purfling.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=55043&d=1372164275

Bracing is in place, too.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=55045&d=1372165888

dkcrown
06-25-2013, 04:19 AM
Coming along nicely Doc.

CTurner
06-25-2013, 06:53 AM
Pheasant wood, never saw that before. It is lovely, Doc! And the other day I saw a pic of pistachio wood uke! I'm intrigued by these new (to me) wood combinations. That koa stripe is also special.

Doc_J
08-06-2013, 08:45 AM
New build update pics.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=56757&d=1375814375

Headstock with pheasant wood head plate and small paua pheasant inlay.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=56756&d=1375814373

dkcrown
08-06-2013, 08:54 AM
Very Nice Doc! It's going to look very interesting when it gets some finish on it.

mm stan
08-06-2013, 09:23 AM
Awesome Hodge,
Wow its coming along very nice....thank you for the pictures and updates... :) love the wood grain :)

Doc_J
08-15-2013, 04:36 PM
More updates: Body being assembled.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=57232&d=1376620372
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=57231&d=1376620371
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=57230&d=1376620370

Doc_J
08-16-2013, 08:08 AM
JC came up with a great idea for the lower bout, a tail feather.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=57233&d=1376676372

Ukejenny
08-16-2013, 08:59 AM
Fascinating and beautiful to look at. Love the tail feather and pheasant.

Doc_J
08-22-2013, 08:28 AM
More build updates.

Binding on back attached, binding and purfling on front attached.
We're getting closer. Neck shaping and final sanding are next.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=57569&d=1377194433
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=57570&d=1377194434

Update 8/23 The fingerboard has been set in place.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=57619&d=1377282046

vanflynn
08-22-2013, 09:00 AM
Taking shape and looking good. Do you have an estimated completion date?

Thanks again for sharing. I'm looking forward to a sound bite

Doc_J
08-22-2013, 09:44 AM
Taking shape and looking good. Do you have an estimated completion date?

Thanks again for sharing. I'm looking forward to a sound bite

No firm completion date, but the luthier (JC) explained all that to me before we started. And I'm OK with that.

My guess is it will done within about a month or so.

Dan Uke
08-22-2013, 09:49 AM
Sweet...Soon it'll be the 13 uke sound challenge Can we send you our own sound bites to add? If we can't find several ukes we like after your sound challenge, we must not like ukuleles. HAHAA

Doc_J
08-31-2013, 09:03 AM
First coat of lacquer. About 3 more weeks and it will be ready!

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=57976&d=1377975733

Tigeralum2001
08-31-2013, 09:37 AM
Can't wait to hear it! Looking good!

Doc_J
10-12-2013, 03:50 AM
Still in finishing. The pheasantwood was difficult to finish, as it didn't level well. Took lots of coats and sanding.

It hopefully has the last finish coats and is still curing for another week or so, before final wet sanding. The luthier, JC, has been great about keeping me updated.

I may see it before Halloween, with a little luck.


http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=59738&d=1381585114

Bao
10-12-2013, 04:07 AM
That is looking very beautiful!

cigarfan
10-13-2013, 07:50 AM
Never heard of pheasant wood but it sure has some nice figure in the grain. Does it lean towards the rosewood or mahogany side in terms of overtones vs fundamentals? Curious about the shape too? Is that a mini jumbo body?

Nice build. Always fun to watch. Hope it's not much longer for you.

Doc_J
10-13-2013, 09:00 AM
Never heard of pheasant wood but it sure has some nice figure in the grain. Does it lean towards the rosewood or mahogany side in terms of overtones vs fundamentals? Curious about the shape too? Is that a mini jumbo body?

Nice build. Always fun to watch. Hope it's not much longer for you.

The Pheasantwood density is close to Rosewood, so I'm guessing it should sound close. The top is Sitka.
Hard to tell from the pic, but it is a standard tenor body. It may look smaller because of extended headstock for five tuners.

The wait isn't bad, as JC tells what is happening.

Doc_J
11-18-2013, 04:40 AM
Well, the finish took a little longer than planned, but the uke is finished! The pheasant wood was troublesome for taking a level finish, as the wood has significant oil. It took a lot of effort, but JC got it right! JC is sending it out today, and emailed some pictures. Here's the resulting Pheasant wood 5-String. I may be biased, but I think it looks fantastic! (JC said it sounds as good as it looks, with lots of volume and fullness.)

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=60964&d=1384788228
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=60963&d=1384788225
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=60965&d=1384788230

CTurner
11-18-2013, 05:26 AM
Zowie, really wonderful looking, Hodge! Look forward to one of your patented sound files to get the low down on this beauty.

Doc_J
11-18-2013, 06:09 AM
Zowie, really wonderful looking, Hodge! Look forward to one of your patented sound files to get the low down on this beauty.

Thanks Craig. I can't wait to play this one, too.

Here's a few more pics from the JC's blog http://jcclarkukuleles.wordpress.com/

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=60969&d=1384790089
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=60968&d=1384790088
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=60970&d=1384790089

cigarfan
11-18-2013, 06:14 AM
Congrats Doc! Looks absolutely beautiful!

Glad your wait is almost over!

Dan Uke
11-18-2013, 06:24 AM
Congrats Hodge. Share a sound sample after you get it!

Doc_J
11-23-2013, 09:03 AM
Congrats Hodge. Share a sound sample after you get it!
Here you go Daniel.
The Pheasant wood 5-String arrived late Friday. Strings are still settling in. But it sounds awesome very full, clear, and resonant.

https://app.box.com/s/pov3wf8vissli6xusmgv
BTW it looks even better in person than the pics. I'll get around to a review over the Holidays. I am pleased with this uke!

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61157&d=1385235432

Dan Uke
11-23-2013, 09:49 AM
Nice crisp notes. What a great new toy.

vanflynn
11-23-2013, 09:58 AM
Wowzer. Sounds and looks wonderful. Thanks for the sound bites, that high/low G really has a great sound.

Love to hear more.

Enjoy