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DanielHulbert
11-29-2013, 03:51 PM
In the 1920s, Nicola Turturro designed and patented a mandolin/ ukulele combo instrument.

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I used the patent drawings to make my own solid body version.


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That's a crowded headstock! The uke tuners are friction.

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Each of the bridges has a piezo rod installed. Both of the scale lengths are 13.875 inches. The fretboards are rosewood and the body is cherry.


Demo time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI52OZD-BlM

Titchtheclown
11-29-2013, 06:33 PM
As always impressive to the max.

ksquine
11-30-2013, 03:35 AM
That's kinda cool. It just doesn't have the same stage impact of a multi-neck instrument though

PhilUSAFRet
11-30-2013, 04:46 AM
Extremely cool. Thanks for sharing

DanielHulbert
11-30-2013, 06:58 AM
That's kinda cool. It just doesn't have the same stage impact of a multi-neck instrument though

I agree. It doesn't have the pizazz that this one does. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gvcM4c91oc