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    Default Helsinki extreme build

    See some photos here

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    I was part of it, Im a lucky man!

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    Great photos Pete. Looks like a good time was had by all.
    I especially liked the improvised Go-bar decks.
    I suppose you must have asked what everyone wanted to build beforehand as there seemed to be sopranos, concerts and even a slot-head tenor.

    Edit. Just been 'down under'. Might have known Ken was behind that Go-bar deck!
    Last edited by Dave Higham; 08-09-2010 at 11:47 AM.

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    Including mine...
    5 Tenors
    1 Concert
    5 Sopranos

    email me your address Jens for replacement saddle... Did your wife think it was worth it?

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    Yeah, those go-bar stools are great. You can clamp a tenor underneath while you sit on top and play a soprano

    Great photos, Pete. I'm booked till the end of the year, but next year I hope I can fit in a workshop....

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    Man! I'd love to do something like that. It looks like you all really had a great time.

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    Hey Pete, great pics--I see you got some media coverage while there, too. Most exciting. I'm curious as to why you choose Finland. Any family there, per chance?

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    Wow. What a great experience to have and a nice ukulele to boot.

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    This year we had a Californian from Hong Kong, an engineer from Germany, A high school graduate from Denmark, two high level professionals from London, a radio producer, 2 teachers, a guy working in advertising and 2 students at luthiery school. It was a truly international experience located in a great place.



    I get a school workshop for free (Kudos to Harri and his school in Hameenlinna)



    A lodge with suana, lake for fishing and swimming for a very reasonable price and a chance to be away from Wales



    Please book early for my next build - we only have 8 places.
    Last edited by Pete Howlett; 08-10-2010 at 03:02 AM.

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    Hi Pete, thanks for the photos. The Gobar Deck adaptation was very ingeneous ! Pressing frets down with a drillpress also caught my eye! HB

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