Hey all, just looking opinions on what might have gone wrong here. I built this last year and just the other day I noticed two cracks running from the bridge to the tail. It almost looks like the cracks are on the same growth ring of the wood.
Based on the location I think the rotation of the...
Hey out there in Ukeland. I just completed this build. It all started when my brother in law said. I have a piece of maple for you.....
The neck through is the maple. The wings are Engleman Spruce. The hardware is from CB Gitty.
I am still working on getting the setup sorted out. This is a...
Thanks all for the responses. I decided to ask for another fingerboard as I am not confident in the building process.
The luthier agreed and will send me a new one.
The warp is definitely a twist. The attached image shows the unfinished body and neck.
He all, how difficult is it work with a warped finger board?
I am thinking of soaking it and then clamping it flat to try and correct the warp before I add the frets.
Am I asking for trouble?
I am building an electric baritone ukulele and bought the finger board from a reputable luthier. He...
Hmmm, maybe this one will work.
Upon further inspection the change in direction happens where the neck meets the body. If i place a straight edge along the neck it sits about 3 mm above the location of the bridge.
I don't think it is as bad as first thought. I may need to use a higher bridge...
What do you think is the best way to fix a 5mm back bow on the baritone ukulele?
Heat gun and bend back?
Carve a channel and Install a rod under the fingerboard?
Remove back with heat and straighten?
I noticed after I glued the back on the neck has a back bow. I should have held the neck...
Hey UU folk, just thought I would share my completed Tenor builds.
These where just a blast to build.
Props to Hana Lima Ia for their book, it was a great help. Also thanks to all the posters who shared their ideas and experiences!
Although not perfect they sound pretty good.