Monday, October 1, 2012

Uke #2, progress!

These are some pictures of my second ukulele build. It is solid mahogany with a sitka spruce top. I built this one to Hana Lima's plans for Kasha bracing. I do like the sound and look of a Kasha braced uke. I have made other ukes with this style of bracing, but it isn't as popular as a traditional, fan braced uke. I sold this instrument on ebay, and it was officially the first ukulele that I sold to the public. It turned out rather nice, especially for only my second build. But, I have many years of wood carving under my belt, so I had a lot of the tools and skills that someone who was starting fresh wouldn't have. Plus, I am also a musician, so I also have the advantage of knowing what an instrument should sound like.

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