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Allen
10-27-2013, 10:01 AM
After a recent trip to Canada and packing home 40kg of Maple blocks in my luggage, I couldn't wait to build an instrument with some of this wood.

Trim is Indian Rosewood and Gidgee. Neck is Spanish Cedar. All built with hot hide glue and finish is French Polish.

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AKuker
10-27-2013, 10:48 AM
Oohh! Love this one! That's a stunner!

Sven
10-27-2013, 02:33 PM
Love the small shoulders and the bridge details. Fp looks great too.

caukulele
10-27-2013, 03:23 PM
Very sweet! Love this, simply elegant!

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
10-28-2013, 04:19 AM
beautiful Allen.

How much did 40kg in extra baggage cost!

I just shipped about 90kg to Colorado with DHL and that set me back about $700 :(

ksquine
10-28-2013, 07:30 AM
mmm....that's some nice Maple. I like the binding and trim too, very tasty

Allen
10-28-2013, 09:49 AM
Didn't cost a thing Beau. Well, it was the price of the return ticket, but I was going there anyway. It fit.....just barely, in my baggage allowance. I knew how much allowance I had, and bought accordingly.

PhilUSAFRet
10-28-2013, 09:55 AM
:drool: That is drop-dead gorgeous!

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
10-29-2013, 06:05 AM
Didn't cost a thing Beau. Well, it was the price of the return ticket, but I was going there anyway. It fit.....just barely, in my baggage allowance. I knew how much allowance I had, and bought accordingly.

Oh- so you thought ahead--- ive heard of that...... ;)

Philstix
10-29-2013, 06:54 AM
Beautiful work, as usual. How is the curly maple as tonewood? How does it sound? I ask because I have a lot of this in my garage that I am about to re-saw. I need to decide how much to put into uke wood and how much to set aside for mandolins.6036660367

Allen
10-29-2013, 09:44 AM
This set was a dream to bend. And I really do like the sound.

That's a heck of a stash you have there too.