This uke gets shipped off tomorrow to its new owner, a Equine Veterinarian in California. It is a duplicate of the one I built for Stu Fuchs last fall except that instead of Stu's Yin Yang inlay at the first fret, this one has a horse head.
But the day also included the scariest part of Uke building, cutting the deep groove for the binding. So much can go wrong, yet never seems to. Once again-success on two new tenors.
Here is the finished result. Ready for the bindings in the morning.
Here they wait, ugly and mutilated But tomorrow they will have received their beautiful bindings and they will feel so much better. Lovely and secure, those bindings serve several purposes. They seal the end grain from humidity. They protect against bumps and they surely add to the beauty of an instrument