My latest teardrop

Vespa Bob

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This is the latest in a line of soprano teardrops, based on a vintage Favilla shape, that I've built over the years. It was love at first sight when I first saw an original at a ukulele festival. The owner, at my request, kindly sent me the dimensions, and with the aid of numerous photos found on the web, I drew up what I think are fairly accurate plans.
Up until now I have kept strictly to the original, all mahogany construction, but for this, probably my last in the series, I decided to dress it up by adding bindings, a headstock veneer and inlay, geared tuners and a hand applied design on a spruce top. The neck, back and sides are mahogany.
I started this project a year ago, but due to various circumstances, I have only now strung it up and called it done!
Bob
 

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A very beautiful creation. Those inlays are so delicate.
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Thank you, Bluesy, for the kind words. I have to admit though, that the hummingbird on the headstock is the only inlay. The other decorations were applied by brush and ink, rather shaky, due to my Parkinson's disease!
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Well, that's pretty incredible too. It's all beautiful.

Bluesy.