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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
    Hey Erich, welcome aboard. That is a very nice pineapple, by the way. I am thinking you should build the top. You can set the tone for this project, and the others can join in after we see what you put together. From the stand point of logistics, it probably makes the most sense for me to do the sides and binding, as well as the final assembly, everything else is pretty easy to ship. I'm also going to be offering a second prize for this contest, of a ukulele building course at my shop. The winner will get to spend three days at my shop building a soprano uke out of woods of their choice and they go home with the uke. More details to follow. So Erich, use your imagination and inspire us!

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    Hey Erich, I do not mind doing the assembly again, but next year I think it should be assembled in Europe to spread the experience around. Don't worry about inlays, if it needs any, I can take care of it. I'm thinking we should go for "Woods of the World" as a theme this year. The idea would be for the builders to showcase their indigenous woods, while building in the creative manner of Fun Builds. The obvious choice in your case would be German spruce for the top, but if you have other ideas, go for it. It would be great to get some luthiers from Oz to contribute to this, they have some wonderful woods down there.

    Brad

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    Brad, what a coincidence - I was going to suggest Indigenous Woods as a theme myself.

    Let's allow people a little bit of liberty, so European woods would count for the parts made in Europe, we may want to distinguish eastern and western woods from the US, and so on.... I hope we can get people from different parts of the globe involved so that the Woods of the World theme really comes through.

    Now, let me see. We have German spruce, walnut, maple, sycamore, beech, oak, plum, pear, cherry, apple...... and there's also some nice cedar and olive wood from southern France. Hard to decide. I guess you're right though, the spruce is really good, hard to beat for topwood.

    Yes, Oz would be great.... and so would Africa.
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    This is so great! I'm glad you guys are doing this again. I love my Fun Build uke. Unfortunately I broke my leg last week playing roller derby. The good news is I get to play my uke a lot now! It really is a thing of beauty and as soon as I get a good video together I'll post it for all to hear. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with now!

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    If every luthier uses locally grown woods, the Uke can be called the "Local-ele"!!!! This is awesome!! I'm so psyched to see what you guys come up with!


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    I don't know if I'd be going down the "Localele" road as it's my mates name for his uke line. He's also a member here and pops in from time to time.

    If there is anything you want to add from the Australian selection of fine tone woods then let me know.

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    I knew it was a good name! Kudos to your friend. I have not ever heard of his line of Ukes. Id love to see them. does he have a website? Florida is pretty far from Australia!
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    Just click on the Localele link in the thread above. Micheal lives in the hills behind Byron Bay in Norther N.S.W. and I'll be heading down to his place in about 8 days to cut wood, prep uke kits for an upcoming building course, and maybe have a few beers on the veranda.

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    I don't want to spoil your fun, but I don't think we need to go searching for a marketing brand name for the fun build every year. What a waste of time. Fun build 2010, fun build 2011... that says it all and I'm pretty sure that's what these builds will be remembered by. I remember the 2010 build was called Frankenuke, but I don't think I've heard that for a long time. We have so many other questions to answer, we shouldn't bother with public voting on the best brand name that no one can remember next year.

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    Bookmatch or single-piece top....

    OK, I have some nice German spruce that I can use for a top and I've been mulling over whether to bookmatch it or just use a single piece - either would work fine. As a guitar player I tend to expect bookmatched tops, but I guess that's not the case with a lot of ukulele builders, and players.

    So, what do you guys think?

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