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    Default Myrtle pineapple cutaway

    Myrtle uke back.jpg Myrtle uke for dianne.jpgIn January I drove the Oregon Coast and picked up a few pieces of myrtle. My wife has taken up the uke and loves myrtle so I made her this one. This is my fifth acoustic build and first with hardwood two piece top. She loves it.
    -Vinnie

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    Very nice work Vinnie. I miss my stash of myrtle that is in Cannon Beach. I need to get some of it over to Kauai.
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    Looks nice! Beautiful wood. Is that a pheasant inlay on the headstock?

    Coincidentally, I just finished up one with myrtle back and sides. (I'll post it later in a new thread.) Such a nice wood to work with, bends easily and finishes nicely. Sounds good too.

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    Looks great Vinnie, almost like a real pineapple. Myrtle is one of my favorite woods and it comes in so many flavors! Bet your wife is happy. Couples that play together...

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    That's a very pretty uke, Vinnie. Myrtle is wonderful wood.

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    Wow, very nice. Not at all what I expected.

    From the title I was expecting not to like it. I imagined a pineapple with a bite taken out of it.
    Glenn

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    I love myrtle wood. John, in Oregon you must have your pick of the cream.
    My Real name is Terry Harris

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    We have the same wood here in Northern California but we call it California Bay Laurel because we are jealous of the Oregonians. I also love the stuff. Makes great sound boards as well as backs and sides. Some ukes I've done with local California Bay Laurel:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoji View Post
    Looks nice! Beautiful wood. Is that a pheasant inlay on the headstock?

    Coincidentally, I just finished up one with myrtle back and sides. (I'll post it later in a new thread.) Such a nice wood to work with, bends easily and finishes nicely. Sounds good too.
    It's a robin, for my wife's maiden name Robinson and her calling our place Robinsong ranch. I really liked the Myrtle too and it sounds great.

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