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Thread: New Spruce Top "Hemp" Tenor Build Completed

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    Default New Spruce Top "Hemp" Tenor Build Completed

    Here's a new commissioned build that I just finished. Although I don't tiptoe down the yellow brick road myself...anymore, I did have fun re-living the days and coming up with this hemp inspired design. The bridge carving and the inlay work were most enjoyable. I think I got a buzz off the rosewood shaving!

    Here are some specs on the completed tenor.

    Spruce top with serpentine style hemp paua abalone rosette.
    Tiger wood back and sides.
    Back internal bracing: spruce with carbon fiber center.
    Lacewood and maple butt joint with paua "happy" sun.
    Lacewood and maple binding used for top and back.
    Mahogany bolt-on neck with carbon fiber struss rod.
    17” scale joined to the body at the 14th fret; 19 frets total.
    Rosewood fingerboard with "smiley face" pearl dot markers.
    Lacewood stockhead overlay over maple veneer
    with paua abalone hemp leaves and "blunt" logo.
    Lacewood and maple veneer overlay on back of headstock.
    Kamaka "Jake" style slotted headstock.
    11 degree neck break to allow for all 4 string clearance at nut.
    Grover 18:1 Sta-Tite chrome and gold gear slotted peghead tuners.
    Carved rosewood "hemp" bridge with thru body rosewood pegs.
    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; 05-12-2009 at 09:22 AM.
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    very nice looking build! your customer is sure to enjoy blazing up and jamming away with that thing.

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    WANT!

    how awesome is that, someone built the perfect Uke! that abalone is the bomb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russ_buss View Post
    very nice looking build! your customer is sure to enjoy blazing up and jamming away with that thing.
    ...think it's for ol' willie?
    : )
    p.

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    Dude I am such a sucker for Abalone inlay! 2 out of 3 of my ukes have it...LOL I let one of my girlfriends "learn" on the other one...I know UAS will strike again, hmmm maybe a Big Island Honu concert...or... **someone help me before I aquire again**

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Lo Roberts View Post
    I think I got a buzz off the rosewood shaving!
    hehe, must be that hi-grade Rosewood. I'd like one with a few of the sensi seeds inlayed in as fretboard markers. 5th, 7, 10, 12, 15th frets please.

    Seriously, Nice job! Are you open for new orders?

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    beautiful ukulele

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    The new owner should name her "Mary Jane".
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTY View Post
    hehe, must be that hi-grade Rosewood. I'd like one with a few of the sensi seeds inlayed in as fretboard markers. 5th, 7, 10, 12, 15th frets please.

    Seriously, Nice job! Are you open for new orders?
    JTY, hey I like the inlayed seeds for markers idea! Hummm...but where could I get some of those seeds?...perhaps my client has a few to spare... but with my luck, I would be the one busted for possession. hahaha...

    New orders?...perhaps I should make this one a prototype for all the doobie ukers. As suggested by Ahnko Honu, called her "Mary Jane"...thanks for the view JTY...e.lo..
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