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  1. #1731
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    A couple of sopranos ..Cuban mahogany bodies with Sapele one piece necks and gaboon ebony fretboards...waiting for bridges & nuts.
    IMG_4481 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    If you can believe that moving images and sound, can fly through empty space across the universe and be seen and heard on a box in your living room ?.. then you can believe in anything.

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    A few builds over the Christmas new year
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    I had a nightmare trying to adjust the intonation on the pineapple uke because the d string wanted to be intimated 15mm closer to the 12th fret than it had any right to.
    I replaced it and all went back to normal.
    My friends call me Titch. I have been known to clown.
    Ian Titulaer is my normie name.

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    Ian,

    I'd be playing the pineapple while eating the chocolate chip. Is there a 'best before' date on that cookie?
    Good fun builds, mate .... you've made me smile.

    EDIT:
    I've just noticed the cookie cut away … somebody beat me to it.
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    The first 3 pics are of a flamenco guitar I build which came out at 1162 grams (2.5 pounds).
    The bridge of padauk (1" x 6.5") was only 11 grams which makes for a super responsive instrument.
    Not the string through bridge design which is rather unique on a classical or flamenco guitar.

    If you are wondering why i'm posting about a guitar, it is because understanding what makes a good guitar relates directly to what makes a good uke. Especially a good classical guitar. The luthier who thinks the uke is an island (acoustically speaking) is a fool.

    The two last pics are a matched set (concert/tenor) i have going.

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    Beau, those headstock inlays and rosettes look great.

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    Still chugging along on my twin uke builds. Here's the back of the baritone after I glued the second Rosewood binding strip yesterday. This is the first uke I've built with the soundboard and back both arched, as well as the sides tapered, so it was a bit of a challenge to get the back bindings in place. I always add the large rubber bands and clamps to ensure a tight fit . . . and even then, I sometimes have a gap to address.

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    When I make something like this I wonder if it increases my likelihood of becoming an "I'm not a luthier but". As we all know an I'm not a luthier but is the most knowledgeable and wise expert on all things to do with ukuleles, guitars and string instruments in general.

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    My friends call me Titch. I have been known to clown.
    Ian Titulaer is my normie name.

    https://sites.google.com/site/titchtheclown/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titchtheclown View Post
    When I make something like this I wonder if it increases my likelihood of becoming an "I'm not a luthier but". As we all know an I'm not a luthier but is the most knowledgeable and wise expert on all things to do with ukuleles, guitars and string instruments in general.

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    Titch ! Youre an artist
    http://ukulele-innovation.tripod.com ebay i/d squarepeg_3000 Email timmsken@hotmail.com

    If you can believe that moving images and sound, can fly through empty space across the universe and be seen and heard on a box in your living room ?.. then you can believe in anything.

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    I finished a cheap ebay kit. I removed the plywood top and replaced it with spruce. I was able to remove and replace the original binding. It just has a wiped on tung oil finish. I made a few cosmetic mistakes, but I'm pleased with how it sounds and plays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titchtheclown View Post
    When I make something like this I wonder if it increases my likelihood of becoming an "I'm not a luthier but". As we all know an I'm not a luthier but is the most knowledgeable and wise expert on all things to do with ukuleles, guitars and string instruments in general.

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    If you build and/or repair instruments, you're a luthier!
    That design reminds me of a Kashgar Rebab:
    I am a luthier specialising in historical and world stringed instruments. You can see more info at my website.

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