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    Default Bank Counter Uke ...

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    Beautiful, creative old-school..........like your materials! Or should I say old-bank?

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    Stunning!
    Love your creativity.
    If your uke is too loud, your neighbours are wrong.

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    Amazing job. I loved the detailed step by step details. How does she play?
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    Hmm...bank wood. Very INTERESTing. I gotta give you a lot of CREDIT for that one. Play us a few NOTEs on it. I hope you SAVED the rest of that wood

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    Looks awesome!

    I love it when stuff gets recycled/re-purposed and gets a second life and something as wonderful as any musical instrument.

    Future builds could have a (small) '$' (dollar sign) or other currency symbol inlay somewhere (head-plate?) to commemorate the provenance/source of the wood used...

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Fantastic! It must give you extra sense of pride and joy when playing the uke knowing what it was and how it looked in its "previous life".
    A day without playing uke is a day not well lived.

    Joseph

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    Any idea how many ukuleles can you build out of this batch of mahogany ?
    Waiting patiently to hear it's voice.

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    Wow, oh wow, and from a reclaimed bank counter! That mahogany is going to sound so sweet.
    Thanks for posting. It was a real joy to go through the build diary and the pictures really make me appreciate the labour and craftsmanship that went into this. The details, like the bank form as the label and using the keyhole, are such a special touch! The binding/puffing looks amazing. The recipient is indeed a lucky person to be getting such a unique instrument.

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