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    I found a concert Fluke on eBay a couple of weeks ago, and I thought a sunset scene would look better than the original plain yellow. I asked a friend who's a painter, and she agreed to paint it for me. I love the way it turned out.

    She began with two coats of gesso, then acrylic paint, and then two coats of acrylic varnish.

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    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Looks great Jerry.

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    That's a super job! It's crying out for you to play "Little Boat"!

    https://www.doctoruke.com/littleboatbb.pdf

    John Colter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziret View Post
    Looks great Jerry.
    Thanks. I'm pleased with how it turned out.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    That's a super job! It's crying out for you to play "Little Boat"!

    https://www.doctoruke.com/littleboatbb.pdf

    John Colter.
    There are sooo many boat songs.
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    I like it, Very classy.

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    Ditto! Your friend did a beautiful job.
    Kala KA-TE tenor uke (currently tuned re-entrant gCEA)
    Kala APB-CTG baritone uke (currently tuned DGBE)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I found a concert Fluke on eBay a couple of weeks ago, and I thought a sunset scene would look better than the original plain yellow. I asked a friend who's a painter, and she agreed to paint it for me. I love the way it turned out.

    She began with two coats of gesso, then acrylic paint, and then two coats of acrylic varnish.

    01-3.jpg
    It's gorgeous, but after 2 coats of gesso, and 4 coats of acrylic, what's it sound like compared to before? Or was it made as a wall hanger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AQUATOPAZ View Post
    It's gorgeous, but after 2 coats of gesso, and 4 coats of acrylic, what's it sound like compared to before? Or was it made as a wall hanger?
    I'll let you know when I put the strings back on. The thin coats of paint aren't nearly as thick as the wood, so I don't foresee a problem. I'm not using this for professional performances.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Holy cow, that is beautiful !!

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