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Thread: NUD - Kevin Mason Torrefied Spruce / Ziricote 19.5 Baritone

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    Missed it in the first read. Why did you choose shellac instead of the many other finishes? Do you find it to be better in some respects?

    I confess, I'm not familiar with many modern ukes or guitars having that finish. Only some older vintage instruments.
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    Holy Cow!
    That is beautiful. 1st time I ever heard of Kevin Mason, he's really good.
    I bet it sings....
    Congrats!
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    Missed it in the first read. Why did you choose shellac instead of the many other finishes? Do you find it to be better in some respects?

    I confess, I'm not familiar with many modern ukes or guitars having that finish. Only some older vintage instruments.

    I thought maybe I should respond to your question on the shellac finish. It wasn't Eddie's choice--it's the only finish I offer. I like the way it brings out the character of the wood and I really enjoy the French polishing application process. It's also the most practical for me since I have a very small shop with no room for spray finishing. Thanks to Eddie and everyone else for the nice comments. I too look forward to a sound clip from Eddie.
    Kevin Mason
    Mason Guitars and Ukuleles

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    Thanks Kevin. Appreciate the reply. It does give a wonderful, warm golden look to the instrument.
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    You can learn by reading, but you don’t begin to know until you begin to try to do.

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    Beautiful uke Eddie...………...and wonderful build Kevin!

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    Congratulations Eddie, well done!
    Happy to be an Intermediate Newbie, Penny

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    Another great one. Lot of really great new ukes on the forum today
    Kala KA-ATP-CTG
    Takumi TC-1M
    1940s Martin Mahogany Concert
    Kiwaya KS-5
    Bruko Cedar Top Mahogany Soprano

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    That ziricote is truely spectacular Eddie and French polished! Must be even more fantastic to behold in person.
    "All worthwhile things in life should be easy to learn but hard to master"

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    Beautiful! The wood on the back is outstanding. I like the little "dinosaurs" marking the frets.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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