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UkulelePlace
08-24-2014, 10:22 PM
This is a custom freehand engraved soprano ukulele.

The engraving is done by Sydney-based artist Eli Evangelidis. My brief to Eli was for an "Ocean and Beach" themed engraving, being that I have lived all my life in Manly. Eli's engraving portrays this theme beautifully in my opinion, with the iconic Norfolk Pines my favourite imagery.

As for the uke, it's an entry level laminate soprano. The interesting thing with the engraving work was I had Eli experiment with different quality ukes from cheap laminates to solid acacia wood and our findings were that the cheap laminates are not only easier to engrave, but the end result is much more pronounced due to the different grain and colour of the plywood showing through better after engraving.

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http://youtu.be/5TfsWfOzfE4

My website has additional photos:
Custom Engraved Soprano Ukulele - Ocean and Beach (http://www.ukuleleplace.com.au/engraved-soprano-ukulele-ocean-and-beach-theme/)

Cheers,
Jack

BlueLatitude
08-25-2014, 10:56 AM
Wow. Wow wow wow. I love that. Totally gorgeous!

ohmless
08-25-2014, 11:23 AM
I think bluelatitude also forgot to say it was awesome and incredible. I agree with all superlatives.

Cocobolo Ukuleles
08-25-2014, 11:45 AM
Wow! That is beautiful! I too agree with any superlative that you want to throw out there :)

UkulelePlace
08-25-2014, 12:03 PM
Thanks for the kind words folks :)

I'll pass them onto the artist Eli - he's the talent behind this project ;)

Regards,
Jack