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Reply #180 - Oct 17th, 2009 at 10:52am
 
Posting some customer work from Kalei D.

Two custom koa Tenor ukes!† Check out the Maui soundhole design on the Kasha.†
Nice work Kalei!

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Reply #181 - Nov 23rd, 2009 at 11:49am
 
More uke pics!† This cigar box uke is the latest project from Ladyjo.

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Reply #182 - Nov 23rd, 2009 at 2:12pm
 
It looks neat. That distributed sound hole is interesting.
I hope that those aren't Cuban cigars.

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Reply #183 - Aug 1st, 2010 at 7:57pm
 
I"m a new member, just joined this evening.† I started buying supplies from Hana Lima Ia about a year ago when I started practicing Uke and shortly after began making them!
so here they are. #1 Full carbon tenor, #2 Carbon Tenor body/neck/head with spruce top, #3 Carbon Concert Banjolele
....Sorry the Pics will have to wait until I figure out how to put them on here!http://www.kodakgallery.com/imaging-site/services/doc/5431:821168035905/jpeg/SM
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OK... it's getting closer to having the Pics!† I'll try again later.... tried again.† You can see a little pic but as you can see it's not showing here.
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Reply #184 - Nov 16th, 2010 at 1:17pm
 
Well Iíve finally finished my first Uke and it's been a challenge to say the least!
Original sides cracked in the bender so I replaced them with Walnut sides -shame it's not same as back but this was meant to be a learning process and it looks Ok.

14 Fret tenor Kasha UKE.
Back - Bubinga.
Sides - Walnut (my initial Bubinga sides proved too hard to bend on my home made bending machine!!).
Neck - Black Walnut.
Fingerboard - Ebony.
Head Cap/Rosette -Bubinga (was determined to make use of those damaged sides!).
Binding set - Ebony. All my Curly Koa ones broke when bending.


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Reply #185 - Nov 17th, 2010 at 2:04pm
 
Hey nice work Stewpot!  Really not an easy project, but looking good!  If you decide to do another it is guaranteed to be easier.  Also, you went all out for the first one!!  The binding top/back and using the kasha bracing (extra difficulty points).  Oval soundhole WITH rosette (all kinds of problems there) and you got the matching headstock inlay!

Cool detail strip down the back.  Nice planning that out to flow into the heel cap.  The sides even look like they do match the back. 

Your saddle looks a bit too tall.  If your action feels high you might want to take that down.

Nice work, Congrats!!
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Reply #186 - Nov 18th, 2010 at 8:35am
 
Thanks for your kind words of encouragement, i treated it as a learning vehicle and so wanted to put as much in it as possible.
My son plays it as i can't, and he also mentioned the slightly high action. I have lowered it a little and he is happier with it.

It sound great to me but i can't help wondering what it would sound like if i put a bass port hole in the side like many of the examples on this web site!
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