Uke on the cheap!

ksquine

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Been a while since I posted anything new. Here's my latest ukulele. Concert size Martin copy in all mahogany, tortoise binding, Stewmac bridge, abalone inlay, bwb and red purflings. This one is for a friend of mine in Shanghai. (red purfling for a good commie color) I now have customers on two continents!! Guess I'm an international sensation :rolleyes:
The cheap part is due to the Hibdon Hardwoods sale after Thanksgiving. All the wood for the body, neck and fingerboard only cost about $1.50!! Maybe not the prettiest mahogany ever, but it sure sounds great. Loud and sweet with a more mellow tone than my koa ukes. And did I say loud?? Yikes!
 

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Couple more photos. I really love this uke!
 

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DewGuitars

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That's cool. And cheap! I'm finding so much wood in my shop that I thought was basically worthless, until I started thinking seriously about building ukes. Now I'm realizing that I have a ton of uke wood!
Great job on that by the way...