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Thread: New koa top tenor build completed

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    Default New koa top tenor build completed

    Special thanks to Dominator, Chuck, and Pete for taking time out of their schedules to answer my humble questions on this and other builds.

    Here are some specs on the completed tenor.

    Koa top with paua abalone rosette
    Rosewood back and sides
    Curly koa and maple binding used for top and back
    One piece Mahogany bolt-on neck with carbon fiber struss rod
    17” scale joined to the body at the 14th fret
    19 frets total
    Figured Cocobolo fingerboard with paua abalone dots
    Bound neck: curly koa and maple
    Koa and Cocobolo peghead overlay over
    maple veneer with paua abalone "E" logo
    Kamaka "Jake" style slotted headstock
    Grover 18:1 Sta-Tite chrome and gold gear slotted peghead tuners
    Rosewood bridge with paua abalone tie bar inspired by Chuck's ukes
    Bone nut and saddle
    Top finished in Nitro lacquer
    Back, side, neck finished in Tru-Oil
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    Last edited by E-Lo Roberts; 05-11-2009 at 08:37 AM.
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    Wow! Looks great! When can I expect shipment?
    -Alan (UKISOCIETY)

    My muse.

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    Looks great Ernie. I was just thinking about you over the weekend and wondering why you have been absent from UU. Looks like you've been spending your time wisely. Can't wait to hear what it sounds like.
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    What a beauty.. Great work

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    Yeah, awesome! I love the inlay in the headstock... and those look like Waverly tuners?

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    Man....slot heads sure are in style these days. The angled ends on yours look really cool

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    Super nice Ernie. Especially since you probably don't get a chance to see a lot of nice ukes in your corner of the woods. Nice headstock too. Do your strings make contact with the forward ends of the slots?
    Chuck Moore
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    Dude, looks great!

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    Great stuff...

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