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    Default Gauging interest in custom Uke stand.

    Wondering if there would be any interest in a little different type of ukulele stand. I built this one to go with the ukulele I got my daughter for her birthday. I've not seriously considered how much I'd have to charge for one, but if there is interest I could figure it out. It is built using sinker pine recovered from the Calcasieu river in southwest Louisiana. This would certainly not be a travel stand as it is not built to withstand hard knocks. I have built quite a few guitar stands somewhat similar to this, but this is the first uke stand.

    Please reply here if you want to discuss.

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    I think it is beautiful and sculptural.
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    Really lovely Mark. I'd be interested in one or two!

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    That's lovely bentwood. I'm always looking for very stable, not super pricey stands. This takes up a fair amount of floor space though. :/

    Some of the guitar stands and even some uke stands don't hold soprano or concerts safely. They seem to work better for keeping the lower bout of tenors and baritones off a surface. I really like the full support for the bottom of the uke on your style.
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    It would take up half the living room (hooray for old NE houses!), but it may be worth it -- seriously, that's the coolest stand I've seen.

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    I'd be interested in one for sure.

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    beautiful, how much does it cost ? i know thats your question,think of how much materials are, and how much your time is worth . uku stands are usually around the 20ish mark (or at least what i have seen) and those arent made of georgous wood, or that stylish
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    I'm trying to work out some of the details now. Shipping solutions as well as how much I could make one for are what I'm currently trying to get figured out. The material cost is easy to figure, the challenge is how much time it would take to build them. That one took quite a long time, but it was the first I've made so hopefully future examples wouldn't be quite so time intensive. As far as size, I could make one for any size uke without much trouble. The one pictured is for a tenor of course, but changing the curves for a smaller uke would not be an issue.

    Also, this perhaps may not be the proper forum for this, if that is the case please move to where is appropriate.

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    It's very elegant and classy looking.

    But, as pointed out, it looks like it would take up some real estate on the floor and be relatively easy to accidentally knock over. And unless you sent it in pieces with "some assembly required" I don't know how easy it would be to ship.

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    Yes you are exactly right. That's what I'm trying to figure out right now. It might not be feasible. I am retired and make custom wood items pretty much all the time and actually am not much concerned with making a huge profit, I just enjoy doing it. I made this stand for a particular purpose, and was just struck by how pretty I thought it was, however it may be impossible to make and ship them for a reasonable cost.

    I took the pictures of it today and created this post without really seriously considering how I would ever manage to ship them. Also, in reference to the floor real estate, no it's not a low profile stand by any measure. There are ways I could modify it to make it take less space, but honestly I think that would detract from the appearance. There are a lot of really low profile inexpensive stands readily available, so I'd not want to go that way .

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