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03-08-2014, 11:44 AM

My new cherry soprano by Luthier Ben Cram, Three Cedars Ukulele Company. Amazing builder, amazing instrument. The cherry was harvested in the mid-nineties near my grandmother's home. I had planned to have a custom guitar built from it. Then I discovered the ukulele and decided three ukes were better than one guitar - this is the first of three Ben is building for my two sons and I.

Curley Cherry sides & back/Sitka Spruce top/Rosewood fret board, bridge, Back inlay and binding/Goncalo Alves neck/TruOil finish/Gotoh Planetary Tuners

Ben is a talented artist and a man of great integrity. I bought a walnut soprano that Ben had built from another forum member last year and fell in love with it. I knew Ben was the luthier for this project. I could not be happier.

Shady Wilbury
03-08-2014, 11:47 AM
Wow. That is an absolutely beautiful instrument, and the story behind it adds a huge amount of gravitas. Congratulations - I can't wait to see how the other two turn out. :)

03-08-2014, 01:20 PM
I agree-absolutely beautiful!

03-09-2014, 03:26 PM
Thanks for your kind words. My 15-year-old can barely put it down. His is next!

Ukulele Eddie
03-09-2014, 03:46 PM
As others said, love the personal connection. Truly special. And a very nice looking Uke. Enjoy!!

03-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Beautiful and great story...Hows about doing a video with it?

03-09-2014, 04:21 PM
Wow, it looks stunning. I would love to hear it. Very cool story and the fact that the three of you will have one.