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Pan to the present..woah..twenty years later I'm still at it..A lot to digest and am still stuffed. In any event I am still using the Kasha/Schneider patterns for both soundboard and backboard plates. The guitars are getting better and better..I'm still not there yet as I've heard the power and projection of Richard Schneiders Kasha instuments and I'm not there..yet!

On the upside my craftsmanship and familiarity have risen dramatically and will continue and my guitars keep improving..ah the road to Nirvana can also be fun. The Kasha/Schneider braced ukuleles are a different story. Clear and defined tones, evenly balanced and a joy to hear and play. I've downsized the Kasha/Schneider bracings and reduced the number of bars to correlate to the smaller sizes of the ukuleles.

Currently I've been playing with multiple sound ports and placing ports in the upper and lower side bouts of the ukulele. The Shop Tour depicts a couple of these ukuleles..I really like the results and is well worth continuing in this direction.

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