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Koa Concert Ukulele

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Project by Eric Vossbrink posted 11-16-2011 09:54 PM 1216 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a little somethin’ that I finished up yesterday. It made me realize why Ukes should be made from koa. The tone from the get go was fantastic.

it plays well, looks great and sounds better than any other uke I’ve made yet.

-- http://www.newwaveukulele.com





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CaptainAhab

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#1 posted 11-16-2011 10:01 PM

That is one beautiful piece of luthier work, keep it up!

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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BreakingBoardom

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#2 posted 11-16-2011 10:06 PM

Koa is a wonderful wood. And this piece is beautiful.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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#3 posted 11-16-2011 10:07 PM

That is very cool, beautiful wood, and an outstanding job.

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DS

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#4 posted 11-16-2011 10:08 PM

Very nice!
I wonder if Koa is good for other instruments as well… Hmmm.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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BreakingBoardom

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#5 posted 11-16-2011 10:17 PM

My brothers roommate has a guitar that’s got a Koa back on it. Looks real nice.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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dubsaloon

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#6 posted 11-17-2011 05:37 AM

Well done! How does it sound? It looks beautiful.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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jbschutz

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#7 posted 11-17-2011 03:26 PM

Beautiful uke…...I am a big fan of koa, too. We have visited Hawaii seven times, and I have been known to haul back a suitcase full of koa on some of those trips. I can’t think of a more suitable use for this beautiful wood, than to make it sing island music.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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RGtools

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#8 posted 11-17-2011 09:25 PM

wow.

I have a guy nearby me selling large slabs of this stuff. I think I may have to take some of it of his hands.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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