Koa Travel Concert Ukulele

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Project by wingate_52 posted 453 days ago 2084 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

15” scale. Koa body, mahogany neck, purpleheart fingerboard and bridge. MOP dots.

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#1 posted 453 days ago

Beautiful, I love it.

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#2 posted 453 days ago


-- Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light...(Helen Keller)

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#3 posted 453 days ago

amazing work ,beautiful ukulele.

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#4 posted 453 days ago

Great job

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#5 posted 452 days ago

nice uke, purpleheart is perfect choice

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#6 posted 452 days ago

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 452 days ago

This is a very distinctive musical instrument. I like the design. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 452 days ago

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 451 days ago

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 232 days ago

Are there instructions or plans on how to build? I really like this uke.

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#11 posted 232 days ago

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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