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Project by Gwfly posted 03-10-2014 07:16 PM 790 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two new ukuleles first is all Koa with rosewood fingerboard. The second is Koa top and bottom with rosewood sides and fingerboard.

-- gwfly





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drbyte

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#1 posted 03-10-2014 07:24 PM

Very sweet ukes! I’d like to get some Koa, so beautiful!

-- Dennis, WV

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#2 posted 03-10-2014 10:54 PM

beautiful instruments

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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gsimon

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#3 posted 03-10-2014 11:40 PM

really nice job
I can’t imagine building these – it must be a different kind of skill – i would have nails, glue and duct tape everywhere
Greg

-- Greg Simon

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xraydav

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#4 posted 03-11-2014 01:05 AM

drbyte, building a Uke has been on my bucket list for a long while. First of all may I salute your skill and artisanship. Your work is beautiful and wood matching is so wonderful. I would love to know, do you play? How many have you built? Is it easier to play well than to make one? I have been a guitar hacker most of my life but never tried the Uke. If you were to council someone who wanted to try both building and playing, what advice might you have for them to find a little guidance?
Again they are so beautiful!
David

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com

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Gwfly

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#5 posted 03-11-2014 02:06 AM

Yes I do play. I started a year ago. It fun to do and little easier that the guitar(two less strings and different note fingering). I am still taking lesson because this is the first instrument II have ever played. To build one ( this is my fourth) you need a lot of jigs. Koa is hard to get unless you go to Hawaii but it sound so much different than the first one I made out of figured maple. Check out the web site of HANA LIMA ‘IA. I used their plans and resources; they were very helpful. Bending the sides and binding were a bear with a steam binder. You really need a heat bender ( big investment). Good luck plan for months of work.

Gwfly

-- gwfly

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MrFid

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#6 posted 03-11-2014 05:29 PM

Wow very good work. I’d love to tackle one of these someday. I don’t play (yet), but I love their sound. Great job! Favorited.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 03-18-2014 01:59 PM

Wonderful instruments! Excellent build, the woods are gorgeous and finish is top notch.

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