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Michael Smith
11-11-2013, 01:21 PM
60812608116080960810Made this one for a young lady who is into mermaids. I used copper wire hammered flat for the jellyfish tendrils on the fretboard. This was my first try burning with a wood burning pen. I used it for curlies in her sycamore hair. There is a lot you can do with a good wood burner.

Black Acacia Body
Red Western Cedar Top
Zebra Wood Radial Purfling
Peghead Tuners
Mammoth Ivory Mermaid Body.
Mother of Pearl Pearl
Red Abalone Rosette
Coffee Stained Nut and Saddle

11-11-2013, 01:30 PM
Hey Michael,

The pics aren't opening for me.

Patrick Madsen
11-11-2013, 02:42 PM
Not opening for me either.

Michael Smith
11-11-2013, 04:16 PM
Ok, working now I think

11-11-2013, 04:44 PM
Absolutely stunning. I love it

Liam Ryan
11-11-2013, 09:00 PM
Even without the inlay that's a classy looking uke, with, it looks great.

11-12-2013, 12:13 AM
Beautiful Michael!

11-12-2013, 12:14 AM
super cool

11-12-2013, 09:04 AM
Oh man..that's nice

11-12-2013, 09:45 AM
Super cool is right!

That jellyfish is sick.

11-12-2013, 10:11 AM
Looks awesome! Do u have a website?

11-12-2013, 10:58 AM
Awesome! I love the jellyfish.

11-12-2013, 11:17 AM
Yes! The copper wire tentacles win this months prize for innovation ;)..will they turn green at a later date ?

Michael Smith
11-12-2013, 01:39 PM
I'm sure they will tarnish but can be easily brought back with steel wool. I've seen Larry Robinson use copper on finger boards so it should be ok.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-12-2013, 01:58 PM
I've used silver wire (both square and round) in a similar fashion. It works OK under lacquer but if not protected it oxidizes pretty quickly. I'd wax the board with Renaissance wax. That'll protect it some.

11-12-2013, 04:51 PM
One word, WOW!

Matt Clara
11-13-2013, 04:59 PM
Beautiful! Could we get a closeup of the jellyfish, per chance? Thanks!

11-14-2013, 03:41 AM
Beautiful! Could we get a closeup of the jellyfish, per chance? Thanks!

Ditto! This uke is such a knock out!.

mm stan
11-14-2013, 08:20 AM
Lookin' good man....wow

Five Ways
11-14-2013, 09:00 AM
Stunning work Michael good stuff.

11-20-2013, 06:17 AM
Wow- such a beautiful uke- nice work!!!!!!