Bill and Sally Baird came to the workshop today, Bill to look at his new uke being built, Sally to choose the wood for hers.
Here are her choices. Cocobolo sides and back and bearclaw Sitka Spruce soundboard. Ought to be a beauty with great tone. The back will have a nice skunk stripe
In a decisive mood Sally had no trouble deciding on the peg head plate among the multitude
'then the work began on the three new tenors #162 for Adam, #165 for Lynda, and #166 for Bonnie. they all have their bindings, now it is scraper and sandpaper time.
By the end of the day they were looking pretty good. Lynda's maple and spruce on the left, Bonnie's East Indian Rosewood and Redwood on the right.
But the really unusual uke is Adam's tenor made with spalted Sycamore back and sides and bearclaw Sitka spruce soundboard.
When the French Polish hits this wood there is going to be an explosion of character. This will be a notable instrument