|Project by wallybob||posted 03-15-2013 12:49 PM||1979 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
Made in memory of my Mom who passed away in February and was an avid scrap quilter. I can’t quilt but I had lots of scrap wood laying around so I thought why not try and make a quilt from wood. Although not a quilt this is what I came up with. All the wood used to build this ukulele was either scraps left over from other projects I’ve done, some posted on LJ, or rejects from students at a junior college where I volunteer. It is my interpretation of a dreadnaught baritone ukulele.
As a non player I usually donate all the ukuleles I make to charity auctions or just give them away. This one I am going to keep for myself and I am even trying to learn to play a little.
I apologize for the messy shop pictures but they are the only ones I have taken so far.
Dreadnaught Baritone Ukulele – Traditional ukulele tuning GCEA with low G, 20 inch scale length
Top – Spruce – rejected guitar top found in trash
Sides – Mahogany – Broken guitar sides but large enough for a ukulele
Back – Cherry, Walnut, Pecan on Mahogany – Diamonds let over from a box made for my wife
Rosette – extra pieces left over from different size rosettes
Neck – Mahogany – started life as a guitar neck
Fret board and headstock veneer – Rosewood – to thin for a guitar fret board but perfect for a ukulele
Machine heads – Gotoh – the only non salvaged or scrap parts used
Thanks for looking and allowing me to express my feelings.