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Monday, October 1, 2012
Uke #1, the indestructible uke!
This is a picture of the first ukulele that I ever built. I finished it in April of 2011. It's walnut with a mahogany neck and a bubinga fretboard. It is definitely the work of someone who had never build one before! It's built like a tank; thick, heavy, and nearly indestructible. I also used a water based varnish, which I immediately regretted. I've since switched to Tru-Oil, which I love working with now. But, this uke was a great way to cut my teeth and I learned very much from this first build.