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    Default My Sun uke

    This is a tenor uke I just finished for someone on the east coast. It's part of a matching Sun and Moon set. I'm still working on the Moon uke, but it should be done in a week or two.
    This one is Myrtle with a Cedar top, Rosewood bindings and bridge, and an Ebony fretboard.
    It was a lot of fun to make and I can't wait to take some better pictures of the set together.
    Special thanks again to everyone here who has inspired me to do better and who's advice has proven invaluable!
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    Very, very nice. I like it.
    Bill

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    Very nice. Is that Tru-oil?

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    Yes, it's Tru-Oil. I have about 5 coats on

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    I normally don't dig tons of inlay, but this is super sweet. Lovely. Did you make an extra by chance?

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    Last edited by boydellinii; 05-26-2018 at 09:38 PM.

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    Nice build. Ilike the iniay on headstock

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    Very pretty! I really like it!
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boydellinii View Post
    Beautifully made and really neat inlay work.
    Could the bridge have been a bit smaller ? (I'm no expert, so feel free to shoot me down in flames if I'm wrong).

    Great build though !
    No, I think you're right about the bridge. But I had a bunch of bridges out on my table, and that's the one they picked out, so... It is pretty thin, though, so other than aesthetics I think it worked pretty well. But you are not the first person to say that on my last couple of builds, so I will definitely be reducing the footprint on future builds.
    Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

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    Gorgeous instrument. I too normally prefer plainer instruments, but would certainly make an exception in this case. (Love the gold tuners they are so "sunny").

    Now, let me guess, the Moon has a crescent shaped sound hole.... and stars where the clouds are on this one? And the moon one has silver coloured tuners. Am I right?

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