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Thread: New Build Thread - Devine Baritone Lucky Strike Redwood/Koa

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    Default New Build Thread - Devine Baritone Lucky Strike Redwood/Koa

    I am lucky enough to have a couple of Eric Devine Tenor ukuleles. I love them for both of their looks and their sound. After he finished the last tenor, I asked him if he had any special wood and it turns out he did. He had just received some special Koa and that it was so new, it needed a year to dry. I saw this picture and I was in.

    1. sneak peak but drying.jpg

    I knew I didn't want another tenor and that I didn't want an all Koa ukulele but I had some time to think about. I decided that I would get a baritone ukulele on the recommendation of Jen. I was lucky enough to purchase a set of Lucky Strike Redwood that I sent to Eric to see if that set would match and it would be suitable for the build. He thought it would be a good combo and so that was decided.

    2. wood como.jpg

    another look at the back
    3. sneak peak of the wood.jpg

    and the board for the sides
    4. sides.jpg
    Last edited by Patchenu; 09-03-2018 at 05:18 PM.
    Current makers: Kinnard, DeVine, Moore Bettah, Ko'olau, Grimes, Kamaka

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    Since this build has been in progress for over a year, I can share with you some more the details. When I was in Hawaii in November of last year at the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii show, Eric was there showing a few of his instruments. I got to see both his bamboo ukulele (The bamboo is green) and "The Tree" that uses gold as the material for the binding and inlay. I was blown away by both so I decided to have Eric build using gold as the binding material. I also decided on the inlay and I went with a slotted headstock (he hasn't made many of those yet as he has been in the shop perfecting it).

    Here is the back in jig
    5. back in the jig.jpg

    and one help get an idea of the final look of the back after finish
    6. back in the jig_wet.jpg

    Here is the rosette
    7. top with rosette.jpg
    Last edited by Patchenu; 09-03-2018 at 05:19 PM.
    Current makers: Kinnard, DeVine, Moore Bettah, Ko'olau, Grimes, Kamaka

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    This is going to be something special for sure. What is "lucky strike" redwood?
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, A, UG1

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    Here is the fretboard with the bamboo inlay in gold. The trim wood is Brazillian Rosewood (fretboard, headstock veneer, bridge)

    8. fretboard.jpg

    And here is the ukulele ready to go to finish. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
    9. box with neck ready for finish.jpg
    10. slotted headstock.jpg
    11. ready for finish.jpg
    Current makers: Kinnard, DeVine, Moore Bettah, Ko'olau, Grimes, Kamaka

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    http://www.guitarbench.com/2009/11/0...ewood-profile/
    Harvested from a naturally storm downed redwood in California, these tops are reknown for their tonal excellence and aesthetic properties. These were the tops used for the Luthiers for a Cause "Voice of the Luthier" charity build.
    Current makers: Kinnard, DeVine, Moore Bettah, Ko'olau, Grimes, Kamaka

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    Krazy Koa!!………..WOW
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    WOWEE, you lucky buggah!!! That is going to be such an AWESOME DeVine baritone uke with that CRAZY Curly/Flamed Koa and Lucky Strike Redwood!!! ... And, I loVE, lOVE, LOVE slotted headstocks!!!


    CONGRATS & a BIG MAHALO for sharing!!!
    Last edited by slackkey007; 09-03-2018 at 07:29 PM.

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    That's beautiful wood. Drying is important. I saw individual pieces for sale on Stewart MacDonald, and the kiln dried wood was considerably more expensive. Imagine building a beautiful uke and then having the top dry out and begin to separate.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    That is outstanding looking in everyway. I really like the bamboo inlay, very artistic and elegant. A friend owns a Devine baritone, spruce and quilted maple that I have had the pleasure of playing, the sound was..............devine!!!!
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields walnut pineapple super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    There are some amazing build threads right now. What wonderful craftsmanship we have access to. Congratulations on your most beautiful build.
    "All worthwhile things in life should be easy to learn but hard to master"

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