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    eadGBE is also referred to as "Eddie Freeman Special" tuning - at least that's what Southcoast called it when they provided sets for it. I'm soon to put a variation of this on 17" guitalele - mine will be a fifth higher though, B3 for the 6th string.

    I think your tuning is going to sound great on the baritone body
    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, A, EJ45LP

    !Flukutronic!

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    The rosewood body binding has been glued (see below). According to David, "About another week of construction, a week for the finish, then a week for things to settle in. I should have it in your hands around the 21st."

    I am getting very excited; it looks great!

    BindingGlued.jpg Top3.jpg Top2.jpg Top1.jpg

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    The box gets sealed. Isn't that a pretty piece of koa?

    BodyBeforeClosing.jpg BodyClosing.jpg

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    Very nice looking instrument. I like the baritone size myself. Hmmmm . . . perhaps a future personal project. Thanks for sharing.

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    From David: "All finished and strung up...sounds good. I currently have it on a Tone-Rite vibrator to break in the strings and soundboard." He expects to ship it near the end of next week. I can scarcely wait to have it in my hands and under my fingers! He sent me some tantalizing photos:
    Front.jpg BackFinished.jpg RosetteFinished.jpg Headstock.jpg

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    I remember that feeling
    It gets better.
    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, A, EJ45LP

    !Flukutronic!

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    That turned out nicely. If possible, please share a sound sample.

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    I will do so.

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