Style 3 Myrtle Soprano

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And here are some pictures of the finished body.
 

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dasilvatek

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Very cool build and great to see the process too! Almost cant believe I’m on Brad’s list! 😁
 

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OK here are some more pictures.


When the tuners arrive in a couple of days, I will string it up, see how it sounds and make any necessary tweaks. As Rich admits to being a little rough on things, the finish will be gloss lacquer, with a clear pick guard.
Brad
 

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This is starting to look fabulous. Reminds me of those Tkitki ukes. Definite classic Martin influence on the looks but with completely different wood.
 

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Wow, that’s gorgeous. For some reason I thought it was going to be a tenor. Style 3 soprano is better!
 

richntacoma

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I can confirm, Soprano. It would be rude not to :). I am super excited to get this with a couple of weeks or so!!!

Of course Brad, the wood selected for the body is fantastic, and for some reason, I totally love the head plate! Totally works!

Lucky me.
 

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I can confirm, Soprano. It would be rude not to :). I am super excited to get this with a couple of weeks or so!!!

Of course Brad, the wood selected for the body is fantastic, and for some reason, I totally love the head plate! Totally works!

Lucky me.
I couldn't be jellier. And yes, that is a word now...

Also, I only just now took a look at the fretmarkers. Phenomenal.
 

richntacoma

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Playing my Brad Donaldson mahogany style 0 (signed number 440) this afternoon. It is my favorite uke I have, and makes me anxious for this gem.
 

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Thanks Rich, as usual I strung it up a few days ago before spraying the finish. Very happy with how it sounds, I will be curious when you compare the two. The finish has been sprayed, but I want to give it plenty of time to cure before I rub it out and install the clear pick guard. Should be able to post pics in a week or so.
Brad