First and best. The repair on the baritone bridge was perfect. The instrument is now all put back together, tested, tuned and ready to be sent to its new owner in Georgia as soon as the hard case arrives.
The bridge is no longer lifted, The pickup is working perfectly, all is well.
Number 109 got its fretboard glued to the neck and this uke is about ready to begin the finishing project. A bit of final sanding first, and the neck has to be shaped to perfection.
#109 is looking good with its pretty mahogany back and sides and Alaska Cedar neck to match the Englemann Spruce sound board. I am expecting this to be a sweet sounding uke.
Next I got to work making another deep clamp for use on Kasha ukes. The sound hole is a long way from where the bridge must be glued on so I make my own clamps to fit. Here I am drilling the hole that will accept the threaded bushing that the tightening screw goes through.
Now you can see what I am up to. and below are the finished products. A bit crude but they do the job nicely.
Now it seemed time for a martini and a little music, and I have been wanting to fiddle with my amplifier so that I would understand and use it more effectively-- So I brought it upstairs, mixed a stiff one, and played several instruments through it. This is a super amp, and I am powering it with the little black battery you see to its left.
I mostly use the Amplifier with my "Son of Gut Bucket" two string bass but it also powers a couple of tenors and I will soon install a MiSi pickup in my Kasha baritone.