Today two new Kasha tenors began their journey. It began with selecting the wood chosen by Stephen in Alameda and Ree in Idaho. This is a look at some of my stash of wood. Always fun to make the individual selections.
Stephen has decided on a tiger stripe Maple body and bear claw Sitka Spruce soundboard. Here were my choices for him. Below, a nice piece of bear claw.
That will make a great soundboard. Now for the back and sides. How about this lovely piece for the back.
Yep, that will be great. and here it is with the sides.
Ree has chosen a uke just like the one I built for Stuart Fuchs, East Indian Rosewood body and Redwood from that NYC water tank. Here is the Redwood top being glued together in book match fashion. The Rosewood back will be glued together tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the concert being built for that girl next door is rapidly beginning to shine as the French polish is applied. She has a birthday in ten days so the pressure is on.