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    Default Quick & dirty travel uke

    So I'm going on vacation week after next (honeymoon, actually ) and realized that I don't have a travel uke to take with. I really need to have this thing completed by about Wednesday the 10th, so I'm just raiding the scrap bin:



    It's going to be entirely fir, I think. Sopranino. Got about half an hour in it as pictured. Kinda fun, actually

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    very cool looking Dave. Please post a sound sample when you get back.

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    Beautiful piece of fir and a great looking design. Can't wait to hear it.

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    Aloha Dave,
    That Awesome....Wow....too bad the bottom was connected, making it one piece..what a cutout...I hope you
    will provide us with more pic of your progress...BTW, Hey Congrats Man!! Have fun on the Honeymoon...for sure..
    Thanks for sharing....MM Stan...

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    Congrats, Dave! Well done, sir.

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    Dave, you are a very creative and talented guy in both concept and execution. Cool travel uke and a big congrats on the honeymoon.
    Be sure to post more progress pics and perhaps a sound bite or two....... of the uke that is...

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    Thanks, everybody

    I splurged and went with a koa back:



    The top is glued on now - should be able to trim the top & back late this afternoon and make the fretboard.

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    This looks like a really cool intrument, I would love it as a travel uke, really want to see the finished product!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave g View Post
    So I'm going on vacation week after next (honeymoon, actually ) and realized that I don't have a travel uke to take with.
    Congrats on your upcoming nuptials!

    So, while your bride-to-be is undoubtedly fretting over last-time details for the wedding and reception, you're busy making a travel uke to take on your honeymoon. Hey, a man's gotta have his priorities, ya know?

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    The "Honeymoon Uke" Congratulations and enjoy it all!
    "O my soul, aspire not to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible."
    Pindar (Odes, Pythian iii)

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