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15” scale. Koa body, mahogany neck, purpleheart fingerboard and bridge. MOP dots.
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#1 posted 05-01-2013 07:30 PM
Beautiful, I love it.
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#2 posted 05-01-2013 10:39 PM
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#3 posted 05-01-2013 10:53 PM
amazing work ,beautiful ukulele.
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#4 posted 05-02-2013 05:07 AM
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#5 posted 05-02-2013 11:22 AM
nice uke, purpleheart is perfect choice
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#6 posted 05-02-2013 01:20 PM
How did you attach the neck to the body? Looks a bit untraditional. Can’t tell if that’s a screw head on the back or what. It looks beautiful I think MOP is the right choice for this uke. Is your head made of koa like the body, or mahogany, or something else? Looks a little different shade than the neck. Great job!
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#7 posted 05-02-2013 01:22 PM
This is a very distinctive musical instrument. I like the design. Congratulations.
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#8 posted 05-02-2013 05:00 PM
Thanks again. The headplate is Koa on top of the scarf jointed mahogany neck. The neck is bolted on with a flat head 6mm Knock Down fitting bolt. The neck joint is small but secure.
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#9 posted 05-03-2013 11:49 AM
Beautiful. Is this your design? I’ve been thinking about building one for the heck of it. I’ve been following Matthias at Woodgears who is in the process of building one. As usual he’s great at displaying the how to’s.
Thanks for sharing.
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#10 posted 12-08-2013 07:37 PM
Are there instructions or plans on how to build? I really like this uke.
#11 posted 12-08-2013 08:54 PM
I based the design on what off-cuts of Koa that I had, plus the scale length. the body is nearly 2” deep. 10” long and nearly 6” wide. Standard bracing and kerfing.
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